This should be the last important group update regarding refunds. If you have received your refund in full, you can skip to the end of this message. Here's where we're at:
These have all been processed, including any stragglers that came in over the last week or so. Most appear to be good to go, but there were just a few issues and most have been resolved. If your email looks like any of the following and you have not received your refund, it means that you do not have an active Paypal account with that address and the funds were returned to me in the last couple of weeks:
If your email is above, please contact Paypal to confirm your email has an active account associated with it, then send me a private message thru Kickstarter with the correct Paypal email address and I'll try again.
There are about 75 people who requested checks. Long story short, the last of the checks should go out by the end of next week. Some international checks might take a few days longer to go out if I need to get special stamps. The biggest part of the delay on checks was ordering blanks which took a while to arrive, then window envelopes (and I ordered the wrong size at first & had to reorder), and then creating a template for printing. Now I'm just cutting & pasting addresses, printing, signing, scanning, stuffing & mailing.
Backerkit & Any Other Reported Issues
I'll handle any reported issues on refunds that were issued hopefully within 2 weeks of sending out the last of the checks (above) and will send private messages to people accordingly.
Missing Refund Surveys
If you have not received your refund and the initials on your Kickstarter profile look like any of the following, then it means that your refund survey through Kickstarter did not go through:
If you are on the list above and would like a refund, please kindly resubmit the survey to me and check for confirmation - 1 or 2 people reported that the system wouldn't accept their unusual email addresses, for example.
Suggested Uses For Refunds
If you've received your refund in full, you can do any number of things. You can obviously keep it or use it to back someone else's project. You can also consider some of my products:
Steampunk Playing Cards - use coupon KICKS2015 for 10% off your order thru 12/31/15. It works for goggles, too. I've still got a number of cases in stock, and decks ship out generally within 1-2 business days of your order.
Personalized Baby Blankets - use coupon KICKS2015 to get a blanket for 55% off, at $8.95 + shipping. Add personalization for a few bucks more. Note that you must click thru that page & select one of the 3 items on the page for it to work. Note that we're backed up on personalization for the holidays so I cannot guarantee arrival before Christmas if you have your item customized. If it's blank then it'll most likely go out within 1-2 business days.
If you're feeling charitable, you can also use your refund for your favorite cause. My most recent donation was last month, to the emergency fund at the World Food Program.
Have a wonderful holiday season and best of luck starting the new year!