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I just wish that they had some grain of ethics and when they abandon the business. They could have posted a firmware update to change the printer into a "standard" 3dprinter.
The "project creators" no longer exists. There will be no refunds, lawsuits, or anything else. It's unfortunate.
"Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
I demand a full refund for my pledge amount.
Please refund if you can't anything
That would be great.
Figured might as well try, I doubt anything will come of it. They already stated they have no money, and that they officially disbanded the company. Like with all companies, it’s not the employees who owe us, it’s the business, and if the business is gone, then so is the debt.
I actually requested a refund way back when...and they said they would refund us the money. No money refunded. Very unhappy and disappointed.
"Unfortunately no, I've moved on to work elsewhere, there is no one left at P3D.
Seriously? So they absolutely lied and can't even end this with a sorry?!!! How did they lose $1.4 million USD? I'm guessing they didn't... they must have just walked away with it all. I don't buy the story they gave originally as to what happened. I mean, the whole time they've been selling Buccaneers on Amazon and eBay. Can someone find these men and bring them to justice in whatever country they fled to. Make the courts there pay us back!
Some one posted this a while ago to a google groups thought I would pass it along, its instructions on how to convert your buccaneer to a "normal" 3d printer usable by any standard slicer .. http://reprap.org/wiki/BucSid
They couldn't even be bothered to send an email letting us know we are screwed, but we've known that for a while.
They deleted their Facebook page. But they still have the printer listed on amazon for sale. I just wish there was a way to convert it to an open system now that their closed system is dead. My printer would not be so useless (because of no temp control).
It would be laughable if so much money wasn't involved. Extract from the last update (Oct 2016)
We remain committed to this project despite the many challenges we have encountered. We do not want to walk down the path of projects that failed and whose owners washed their hands and walked away.
What we have proposed is the most realistic way forwards. It will take a long time to accomplish our obligation to you though we remain committed to our obligation and will do our best to deliver on our promise. "
Kickstarter should be held accountable for reporting this as a San Francisco startup instead of an overseas pirate venture that took the money offshore and outside US laws.
what's so difficult to hunt down Brendan and ensure he'll never make it in life after pirating away our hard earned money?
There's linkedin, facebook. Dig him out, tell his employer, destroy his reputation. That's the minimum you could do if you want to revenge on the pirates.
If not, suggest all of you to keep quiet and suck it up.
Thanks Piccolo man
What a bunch of shit. Nothing could have saved my $$ after I already sent it to them.
TODAY 2TH OF AUGUST 2017 i ve send an email to Brendon asking some news:
Unfortunately no, I've moved on to work elsewhere, there is no one left at P3D.
it's official....... we have lost money!!!!!!!!!
Crooks!! It's 2017!!
FWIW to backers that never got your printer, Pirate3D is no longer approving uploads to Treasure.is so this ecosystem is functionally dead. With no way to print new objects, the Buccaneer is utterly useless.
Hello There! Any update on the progress?
Anyone to take legal actions? This is piracy in the worst meaning of piracy
If you haven't already done this.. Just go to the bottom of the campaign page and report this project. I did and got some half assed answer from Kickstarter.. At least they can remove the project and officially let all the backers know that they have been scammed instead of leaving this sham up like it's still a project.
I'm on my third 3D printer (PowerSpec Ultra 3D, Original Prusa i3 MK2s assebled, and an Original Prusa kit. I'm now learning to build a Prusa clone right now. All before I ever got the first 3D printer that I backed. From what I know now, I would not have liked the closed system of the Buccaneer anyway. I wonder if they can just ship me the 10 rolls of filament that I ordered with the printer. I could at least use that.
After the long spiel about how they were building a new version of the Buccaneer and were selling these on Amazon and other places to make up the money to make the new Buccaneer so they could ship that instead to backers, now we hear from someone that received an email from Pirate3D that they are broke again and cannot do anything except teach people how to 3D print... Serious fraud here. No way they lost over $1.4 Million and only shipped a few. Kickstarter needs more protection.
@Nik Melton, s'il y a possibilité de poursuite, surtout vu le lien sur amazon, je suis avec vous.
Did anyone pursue legal action? I'd like to join any class action that's been started. I believe the fact that these are being sold on Amazon shows that the terms of service here were not carried out in good faith.
Hi Pirates!! No forgive nor forget
I count myself lucky losing only $297! One backer lost $10,000 and 55 backers lost $1000.
I agree. They were really pirates.
gentleman and ladies, go watch Frozen again... then learn how to sing the main theme song. "LET IT GO............"
After many months of not logging in here, I can still see so many souls suffering because of cheats from this company. I wonder how much longer will this goes on...
move on guys, is $500 all you have? You have the other $50,000, focus on that instead. It's a terrible lesson learnt, but don't let Brandon and gang rob you off what's left in you - you all are much more than this.
Lesson learned. Never back another project.
Hi all backers... just want to know, ( so there is nothing we can do to get our products nor our money back? ) So these few Pirates just get our money and go off... just like that?
hi guys !!!
Some news please and also send printers at everybody !!!
Who runs robotshop? ? Is that brandon? I wonder if Amidon can help us bring charges against them as afiliated corrupt business operation?
Used our money to develop model 2 which also is for sale. Ship our printers now dirtbag!