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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 4 2018
PetatoBy Petato
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PetatoBy Petato
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 4 2018

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    1. Petato Creator on

      @Lisa Burch-Eisele: Absolutely no. Please rest assured. Backers will only be charged by the platform at the end of the campaign if it’s fully funded. You won’t be billed since the campaign is already cancelled.

    2. Lisa Burch-Eisele on

      Does this mean you are still charging us for the donation on August 1st?

    3. Talicalicia Taleweaver on

      I have so many thought but they say you have to be respectful and considerate....Next time dont try to be 'clever' and game the system. Set the funding goal for what you actually need and not what you think will get you the most props. I appreciate the honesty but not your actions

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      Elisa Monteiro on

      Thanks for honestly letting us know what happened. Although the campaign was cancelled I really appreciate the way you stand out to inform us what happened. Please let us know if you restart or start similar projects in the future, I appreciate the honesty.

    5. Petato Creator on

      @Stuart: Thanks for your understanding. We’ll for sure keep you posted!

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      Stuart on

      Damn, but I fully understand (saw the figures weren't rising very fast). I was more stoked for this than any motorized version. It's a quick, easy, no muss, no fuss solution
      Oh well, as soon as it gets to market please let me know

    7. Petato Creator on

      @Alain Chappaz
      Thank you for the encouragement :)

    8. Alain Chappaz on

      I appreciate your honesty. Other KS projects have gone wayyyy past the fully funded stage before somehow vanishing without a trace. I hope you are successful at finding the backers you require, that you get the right capital investment to deliver a quality product, and... that you kept our email addresses on file. I for one would like to me notified if/when you manage to resurrect this project. Cheers and best wishes going forward!

      Al

    9. Petato Creator on

      @Michael Owen
      We're sorry to let you down. There's a type of disposable plastic bags with holes available on the market. It helps you sift litter just like Queek does. Some are even biodegradable. It's just a bit costly if you clean litter everyday. You might want to do some searching yourself. Just make sure the bags are rugged enough as well as scratch proof. Hope this helps!

    10. Petato Creator on

      @Steve Sebban
      Thank you! And I really admire people like you who render continuous support to makers throughout the years. 224 projects backed, amazing! I've only backed a handful of projects myself... It's you people who make crowdfunding still a preferred path for introducing new ideas & products!

    11. Michael Owen
      Superbacker
      on

      What a bummer. There have been so many Kickstarter cat toilet campaigns that haven’t been funded. This one IS funded for the requested $20K and we find the Kickstarter needed five times more - $100K - to get it off the ground.
      Anyways, back to the holey shovel and the litter box 😿. Things stay the same so no harm done, just a little disappointment.

    12. Steve Sebban
      Superbacker
      on

      I have just read the update and wow...

      this is the most candid and the most honest update I have ever read on Kickstarter. I'm so sorry about your misfortune during the campaign but I'm glad i have backed you. I'm really happy to see there are still some creators with the crowdfunding spirit as you are left on KS.

      I can't wait to see your automatic litter box and back you once again!

      Good luck!

    13. Petato Creator on

      @Tiffany @Erwin
      We posted an update just now. The cancellation has causes. But what you said actually 'enlightened' me. I never realized things could be done this way... Dunno if other creators are making profits out of their campaigns but our intent was to crowdfund the product which poses less financial burden to we makers and at the same time be able to get the feedback on product before everything is fixed!

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      Tiffany on

      So...they cancelled..which I assume means they struck a deal with a manufacturer...but means that all of us who backed from the beginning and got special pricing are pretty much told to eff off and buy retail *if* the manufacturer ever produces it. Awesome business model. Crap on your original backers and supporters after meeting your goal. Great company! Prove me wrong, because right now I'm feeling pretty jaded towards the company as a whole.

    15. Erwin
      Superbacker
      on

      I’m guessing once they got funded it was possible to get a deal with a publisher/manufacturer.

    16. Jason Rourke on

      Was looking forward to this... just yesterday the project met its funding goal and today its cancelled. What happened?

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      Bert on

      I’m so disappointed! As is the rest of my Family!

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      Carol Hay on

      Oh no!!! I was so looking forward to the launch! I hope you're still planning to manufacture this.

    19. Steve Sebban
      Superbacker
      on

      That’s a first: a project cancelled after its funding. Very curious to read the next update.

    20. Joseph F. Becker on

      How disappointing. I'm sure there's a good reason.

    21. Petato Creator on

      @Krzysztof Lityński
      We'll post an update very soon. Thanks!

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      Xavier Wang on

      Why is it cancelled? Thought Petato achieved it's funding goal

    23. Talicalicia Taleweaver on

      Cant wait for this we have 4 furbabies so litter times a bit of a hassle especially when one of them is 'extra' fussy that his litter is clean. We backed for 2 with the two lids.

    24. Petato Creator on

      @Hunter Hayes
      Great to know! If your cats will kick litter everywhere, we'd recommend you use the lid together with the litterbox. Its high sides will prevent litter from being spilled out.

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      Hunter Hayes on

      I have 4 cats and I have been looking for a box like this for them. I backed for 2 and I can't wait to see how my cats like them.

      Quick question, not sure if it was asked.
      How does it do with cats that kick litter everywhere? Is it designed in a way to help minimize that at all?

    26. Michael Owen
      Superbacker
      on

      Pawty days to go!
      Three pawters of the way there!
      🤞Feeline good🤞

    27. Petato Creator on

      @Peter Rönnmo
      It's also fast to sift strip-like litters. But be mindful that only clumping litter is compatible with Queek. Cheers.

    28. Peter Rönnmo on

      How well would this work with crushed pine pellet litter, since each "grain" is quite a bit bigger than standard bentonite litter?

    29. Petato Creator on

      @Joanna
      Sounds PAWsome!!

    30. Joanna Mai on

      Yeah...looking forward to getting this! My 2 chubby cats are going to be so happy to get their personal litter box!

    31. Petato Creator on

      @Josh Lawrie
      Thanks for your question. I see what you're saying. This would not happen because the bottom of one pair isn't in contact with the other pair. So rest assured of your carpet. Technically, the sides of one pair could be contaminated by the dust or taints on the other pair. But more commonly the contaminants are hardened and get scrubbed off when the two pairs are stacked together. And thus they don't transfer out either.

    32. Josh Lawrie on

      Is there any danger of contamination on the inside of the first pair being transferred to the underside of the second pair when you do the first sieve? Obviously not a problem until you do your next change out but then you'd be putting that directly onto the floor so if you're in a carpeted area or somewhere harder to clean it could transfer out.

    33. Petato Creator on

      @Dominic
      Glad that you like it! Queek actually has a volume scale on it - you may use it as a reference. We suggest 3.5 liters of litter, minimum, which you can find on the scale. Top up some fresh litter when you see litter falls below the MIN mark. Usually it's twice per month but it varies for on your own pattern. Lastly, may I know how big are your cats? Our 20 lbs Maine Coon can is fine with Queek. We have attached a dimension graph in the campaign page and you may compare it to your existing litterbox.

    34. Dominic on

      Have been shoveling my whole life... Really amazed by this notion! Well done, Petato. I wonder how much litter is needed? What's the refill frequency? Also one suggestion, consider making a bigger one for fat cats.

    35. Petato Creator on

      @Christian Buggedei
      Thanks for your suggestion. That's a fair point. We haven't opened the molds yet so there is room for adjustment. Based on our initial evaluation, the mechanical design could be a bit challenging. We'll try to make a different version and test the actual prototype. We'll keep you posted. Thanks again.

    36. Christian Buggedei
      Superbacker
      on

      in case you haven't finalized the mold for the hood: Can you add some lip to where the hood connects to the lower parts.

      I've encountered a fair share of cats that like to urinate onto the walls of any litterbox, and if they spray the hood, the urine drops outside the actual litterbox. With an inner lip that extends the hood inside over the rim of the lower parts, that won't happen.

    37. Petato Creator on

      @Antony B
      Thanks for your support. We're working hard on this!

      @Raydo
      Thanks for backing us! Queek will definitely save your time on the chore :P According to veterinarian, it's recommended to have one litterbox per cat. It's not only a health but also a territory issue. That said, it really depends on whether your cats are OK with sharing. Mine never had any problem going to the same toilet, even though each of they has his/her own potty...

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      Raydo on

      Really like the design and think it will save me tons of efforts cleaning litter. I've three fat cats. Will I need two or three?

    39. Antony B on

      Me and my cats are VERY excited for this!

    40. Petato Creator on

      @Josh Elder
      Thanks for your support! We know it would be alluring to get multiple units at the lowest possible price. However, Kickstarter allows only one pledge per backer to encourage more participation as well as prevent fraud. Since the 44% off deals are all available, what we can do is to increase your pledge amount by $39/pc plus shipping ($15/pc). We will make remarks on your order. Cheers.

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      Josh Elder on

      Can we not purchase more than one with the Flash deal? I'd really like to get 2 or 3 for all my cats to enjoy! If so, do we just increase our pledge amount?