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      Creator Siegfried Bruner 3 days ago

      If you just want to vent and don't feel like launching a legal battle, perhaps this is your cup of tea:
      http://kickscammed.com

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      Creator Brian Symonds 5 days ago

      I got a final notice from my credit card company (Mastercard) that my charge back claim has been permanently accepted, and I now have my backer money back. My email address is in older comments, and anyone wanting to know how this was accomplished so long after the original payment please feel free to contact me.
      Like Siegfried, I have been involved in several other KS projects, and ProjectQ has been terribly managed compared to all the others.
      There is no doubt in my mind that Quo has treated many of its backers poorly, and I personally would not recommend this company to anyone. Some people feel that Quo should be "taught a lesson" through legal means for this. While I sympathize with this view, my justice has been getting my money back and not having to worry about dealing with them about warranty repairs etc in the future. Good luck to those contemplating legal action.

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      Creator Tuco Valenzuela 5 days ago

      Managed? Managed to spend our money? Managed to make us all wonder where our money went?

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner 5 days ago

      So I have officially backed 48 projects (including those on Kickstarter). Many of them are/have been late. This one, however, is by far the worst-managed fiasco I have encountered.

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      Creator Brian Symonds on April 10

      @Don Kurtz
      I have previously posted my email address in these comments. Here it is again:
      VBS6935@Yahoo.ca
      If you haven't received your product, or any part thereof, and wish to know what others who are going through this know, contact me.
      @Keith Anderson
      As previously noted in these comments, because Kickstarter does not allow backers access to the project details, the backers have no way of knowing how many people have not received their orders, other than people posting here that they still do not have their orders. No one has posted here that they have received a Bluetooth/WiFi card as far as I can see so I presume no one has one.

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      Creator Tuco Valenzuela on April 9

      It has been 234 days since the last update by Rashantha. To me, that is abandonment of this project, he hasn't said a thing to any backer here on Kickstarter. He has abandoned this project.

      Otherwise he would post and give an update. Since he hasn't, clearly he has abandoned this project. It is over.

      234 days without a word is f*ing ridiculous. Clearly he doesn't plan on fulfilling his obligations.

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      Creator Schadrach on April 9

      @Keith Anderson: "How many others out there have not received their systems, their motherboards, and their Bluetooth/Wi-Fi cards?"

      I still haven't received my system, and I'm a $2500 redQ backer.

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      Creator Don Kurtz on April 9

      So......how do I get a refund?

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      Creator Branko on April 9

      @Siegfried, thanks. After re-reading, it makes sense. Sorry if I sounded like I was accusing you of something.

      Like the others that have received their boards, I haven't received the FireWire bracket. I'm thinking of making my own.

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner on April 9

      @Flip: I acquiesce; you are indeed correct that the malware planting was a ridiculous suggestion. It would be as puzzling as Rashantha's hostility to his backers. I no longer have any interest in supporting Quo in any way. This fact is a shame considering that more than a year ago I provided $2500 of my hard-earned sweat equity to support them. I am frustrated by the company's hostility and refusal to provide refunds to supporters to whom they have not provided backer rewards. It is ridiculous.

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      Creator Tuco Valenzuela on April 8

      One might wonder if the fisherman has any fish left in his net or if they were all eaten.

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      Creator Tuco Valenzuela on April 8

      And this load of fish, we have pictures of back in August, and youtube videos showing he shipped them to people outside of this project before he shipped to us. So this project, after a year, smells really fishy.

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      Creator Tuco Valenzuela on April 8

      I look at technology like a fresh fish. If they ship the fish to you a year later, it's really gonna stink.

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      Creator Flip on April 8

      Tuco, I didn't say it wasn't possible. It's just ridiculous to think of all the people with this board in hand, much greater minds than my own, nobody would've found this malware. These guys over at insanelymac are using the HermitCrabLab bios for other motherboards, and to do so they have to edit the BIOS. I'm sure they would've reported any malware that they found in doing so. Furthermore, with Quo all but publicly recommending the HermitCrabLab BIOS, why would they bother to load a particular backers motherboard with an infected BIOS? Not to mention all the things you yourself pointed out in your last post. I can certainly understand the frustration all of you with no motherboards in hand are feeling. I am fortunate enough to have gotten my board and have had good experiences contacting Quo, but obviously this has not been everyone's experience. I still have faith that they will eventually come though for all of their backers, no matter how late. Yes, in this world of technology every day makes yesterday's breakthrough's obsolete today, but better late than never.

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      Creator Tuco Valenzuela on April 8

      I personally don't think anyone at Quo would put spyware or malware into the EFI, they are still running a business and selling the product to online customers, so I don't think they'd risk that. But having a foreign third party writing the foundation of the firmware opens up many possibilities and a ton of risk.

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      Creator Tuco Valenzuela on April 8

      Sorry I had the quote wrong:

      August 26th, 2013: "Hi, it is now 4 days past the promise of next day it will ship and 17 days since the promise of ship within 4 days. Can I believe anything you say? I don't think you are a truthful person, your actions show this. Please prove me wrong."

      Rashantha: "Your insults will only make things worse for you."

      Clearly true, it is 226 days since that message from Rashantha and still no product or updates. Sweet Josephine, this is a train wreck of a Kickstarter campaign.

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      Creator Tuco Valenzuela on April 8

      Flip, malware or spyware at the hardware level is definitely a possibility. There are some third parties in foreign countries writing this EFI code and we have no idea what is in there. Also, who knows if Quo felt slighted by one or more backers if they would include a special payload. Based on their responses to backers, I wouldn't discount the possibility. "Things will not go well for you" I believe is a comment made by Rashantha to a backer in the past, if I'm not mistaken.

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      Creator Keith Anderson on April 7

      @Siegfried: I appreciate your patience in waiting so long for your reward and totally understand your frustration. To think that it would only take a moment or two to update us on the status of our rewards makes the actions of Quo that much more absurd. My patience is wearing thin now to. I could regain some patience if we were given some real updates here. But alas, I guess that is too much to ask. I have at least received my motherboard (minus the firewire brackets, etc) and have not received my Wi-Fi/Bluetooth board. How many others out there have not received their systems, their motherboards, and their Bluetooth/Wi-Fi cards?

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner on April 7

      I want to be clear about my re-posting of comments: This was done only to show how many claims and promises Rashantha made were nothing more than that: He has failed to keep most of his promises to his backers.

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner on April 7

      @Branko: I sometimes included other comments in a sequence to avoid breaking the continuity. Your specific comment was the question to which Rashantha was responding with, "Included." In other words, you wrote that you did not see mention of the bracket, but he replied that it is included (as far as I know, no one has received this bracket, but I cannot confirm).

      To be sure, I was not singling out any specific backer comments, but Rashantha's answer would not have made any sense by itself. I apologize if you were in any way upset by having your comment included. If you look through the comments again, you will see that there are other backer comments, as well.

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      Creator Branko on April 7

      @Siegfried, Why is one of my comments part of your post from March 20th? Sorry, just a little confused. It's all Rashantha comments, then me.

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      Creator Flip on April 7

      If this motherboard was preloaded with any kind of malware (which is a ridiculous accusation in the first place) I think you would hear about it from somebody who has used the board, not from someone who has only seen pictures of it. I hate that so many people have yet to receive their "reward" and it is by no means fair. Why Quo has been dragging their feet on this only they know, but to make ridiculous and ignorant statement like "their box would be pre-loaded with hardware-level malware" is just that, ignorant and ridiculous.

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner on April 7

      I have no further interest in owning a Quo product. I have come to the conclusion that, even if they did deliver, their box would be pre-loaded with hardware-level malware. It just fits their MO. No, I have my iMac and a nice gaming laptop with SLI graphics. I have asked Quo for a refund and I think that is what they should provide to anyone who has not received product within a year. Quo's response has always been: "We will not give refunds." Because of their actions/inactions, we have a responsibility to warn the public away from them.

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      Creator Tuco Valenzuela on April 6

      So if it's been over a year and we haven't had an update since August.

      Why would you expect to get anything, and if you did, it's obsolete, do you even want an old piece of tech?

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      Creator Georg Ritter on April 5

      Hi,
      anyone here who wants to buy a PC based on this QUO-AOS-Board?
      I am one of those lucky guys, who received the baked board in autumn
      (commiserations on those who didn't get their hardware).
      Then i installed OSX Lion and it works perfectly...
      For christmas i got a new Macbook pro, so i have not need my "Quo"-PC any more since then... Its just staying around unused...
      If anyone is interested in buying it, my contact is homerr@web.de...
      Cheers

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner on April 2

      @tplen1: When a person gives a company somewhere between $200 and $2500, that company should be grateful and responsive. We were primarily responsible for supporting QUO's growth, and QUO has met our generosity with animosity. I cannot fathom it. It is tantamount to thievery.

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      Creator tplen1 on April 1

      To those of you still waiting on the FW800 brackets I've had a few recent posts on the InsanelyMac forums about a company that might be able to build them and my own efforts to make my own.

      Check out http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285920-new-os-x-compatible-motherboard-quo/page-66#entry2009231

      Sorry to all of those still waiting for boards... I guess I should be glad for a functioning board without the ports I based my purchase on :S

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner on April 1

      A lot of recent activity on the Quo Facebook site. Of course, we lowly backers are not permitted to post there.

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      Creator Keith Anderson on April 1

      Quo is sending out our Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Modules today! Er, wait -- April Fools! Come on Rashantha, give your backers an update on when they will receive their Kickstarter rewards.

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner on April 1

      It's been a year now since Rashantha took our money. Has he provided your reward yet? Still waiting? Maybe it's time to dialog and compare notes. Contact us. sigbruner@mac.com

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      Creator Tuco Valenzuela on April 1

      April Fools to us. It's been 1 year he's had our money. No updates since August.

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner on March 31

      There was a 5.1 earthquake in La Habra, CA, this weekend, followed by several significant aftershocks. Al Hambra, where QUO is located, is only about 23 miles away. It occurred to me that QUO might have family in the area, or that the earthquake was near enough to cause problems/harm for them. I do not wish harm on them; I simply want them to treat their backers fairly.

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      Creator Flip on March 30

      @siegfried bruner- Did you finally get gangsta with Quo or something? Pull akickdoe? Or were they affected by the earthquake? I searched google but found nothing.

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner on March 29

      I wish the people at QUO and their families safety and comfort during this time.

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner on March 28

      I doubt seriously I will ever hear from Quo or Rashantha again. So I decided to go with a compromise to the system I kicked in on: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Update-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y510p-GT-755M-SLI-Notebook.107108.0.html

      I never wanted a Hackintosh. I wanted to support an open/flexible system running Windows. I thought Quo could bring it. I was mistaken. But I like that my compromise system is less than half the price and still pretty nimble and very portable.

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      Creator Tuco Valenzuela on March 27

      In 4 days it will be 1 full year since our money was taken.

      It has been 221 days since Rashantha has posted an update (August 19th, 2013)

      If you think this project will complete successfully, I have a bridge to sell you on beach front property in Arizona.

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      Creator Somelet Patrick on March 26

      I ask to Quo for the board without the Wifi/BT 2 days later the board was at home.

      I am waiting for the Wifi/BT like all the people.

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      Creator Brian Symonds on March 26

      Thanks for that update Somelet.

      I last posted my email address here back in January, and it has been suggested that I repost it in case anyone who hasn't received their ProjectQ paid for stuff wishes to contact me about what is going on behind the scenes. Here it is:
      VBS6935@Yahoo.ca

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner on March 25

      @ Somelet: Lovely. I can't post on their FB page (I've been blocked). They continue to make vague promises while failing to live up to any of them. I have no idea what "soon" is supposed to mean to Rashantha and his crew, but I do know we were told we would receive our systems within a month of the close of this campaign, and that was pushed back to "soon."

      I do not trust anything they post anymore. They have been dishonest from the start.

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner on March 24

      @Brian: and that was more than a year ago now. I think the trolls are just sitting back and rolling their eyes.

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      Creator Brian Symonds on March 21

      Hey Siegfried, maybe we should start a trivia contest?!!
      I think that quote about the surprises was actually posted on March 13, 2013.
      On March 14th it was the @Randall post about the "great goodies"
      Regards

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner on March 20

      A little post trivia:

      1187.  Creator Rashantha De Silva on Apr 1, 2013 
Hi everyone we will send out what Kickstarter calls a Survey in the next day or two in which you will be required to submit your shipping address. We can submit this survey only once. You can always contact us at sales@qucomputer.com - Please put your name as in entered in Kickstarter in the subject line so we can find you easily. We will also have special page on our website for Kickstarter Followers.
Thanks for your support of projectQ. 
We are an email away and will reply your emails. Bare with us as we have a lot of request.


      1203.  Creator Rashantha De Silva on Mar 28, 2013 
Hi Guys, please note we can not change anything once a bid is placed. We can't even change a typo. For example on the Ultimate systems it states 1tb Hard Drive. But it's actually a 2TB hard drive as in the specs we posted with the image of the redQ. Nothing was changed on the pledges.
Keep everything positive. 3 days to go.


      1241.  Creator Rashantha De Silva on Mar 20, 2013 
We will ship according to placement of order. The sooner you pledge the earlier you get your product. We are also giving ourselves a padding so we can better fulfill orders.


      1249.  Creator Rashantha De Silva on Mar 17, 2013 
Included.

      1250.  Branko on Mar 17, 2013 
Petr, the connector on the back of the mobo is for FW400. However, there is a FW400/800 header on the mobo which you can then connect to the front of your case (if it has the port and cable for the header) or to the back if you have an expansion bracket that fits into an unused PCI slot on the case. I didn't see any mention that such a bracket was included with the mobo.


      1260.  Creator Rashantha De Silva on Mar 14, 2013 
@Randall we will have some great goodies if we make $165 with 10 days to go. 
And every backer of this project pushed the ship out of the harbour. We will not forget!


      1265.  Creator Rashantha De Silva on Mar 14, 2013 
We will have some surprises for all the supportes of projectQ.


      1268.  Creator Rashantha De Silva on Mar 13, 2013 
Nvidia 680

      1269.  Francis CHARTIER on Mar 13, 2013 
Hi
Will it support Xeon E3 V2, or only 3rd gen Core processors?

      1270.  Carlos Miranda on Mar 13, 2013 
Was wondering which Nvidia GFX card will be installed in the Ultimate Collectors setup? Specs on Card and MoBo please. 
Thank you, 
Carlos


      #1265 is the one that really gets me. If I knew then that the "surprise" would be we would receive our system a year or more later (or never; I don't know yet), I would not have pledged. I will do more thorough research in the future. I have stopped backing any projects for now.

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      Creator Alex on March 19

      Much earlier in these comments is where Rashantha clarified that the WiFi was not onboard:
      "@Karl WIFI/BT is an add-on card.

      Mar 6 2013 on projectQ - Run Any OS: The Unique Motherboard."

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner on March 19

      @Somelet: Good point! The description simply says, "Receive a Bluetooth/WIFI capable " board. But if a wi-fi card was promised anywhere else during the campaign, then the project creator is still responsible for providing. This is also why anyone who backed for the red "Ultimate Collector" system should receive at least a GTX680 graphics card in his/her system.

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      Creator Somelet Patrick on March 19

      One question, stupid ? Maybe, my level in English is not so good.

      This mob is over clocking capable and this is true. I build a machine when I was waiting with a Gigabyte Q77M-D2H. That mob don't wan't to be overclock, memory, cpu. When the Quo mob arrived I exange the for the Quo mob and my intel 3770K was able to run overclocked.

      Why I talk around "capable" the text in the pledged said for the wifi/bluethooth :
      - Receive a Bluetooth/WIFI capable projectQ: Z77MX-QUO-AOS motherboard

      This not a card Bluetooth/WIFI capable, but a motherboard.

      My english level let me know this is different ?

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      Creator Siegfried Bruner on March 19

      And those who left negative, or even questioning, comments on Quo's Facebook page have had their comments removed and blocked. Talk about dishonest. I think Rashantha is simply hoping we go away so he can rebuild his reputation. I'm sorry, but $2500 is too much of a loss for me to sit on my hands and do nothing.

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      Creator Alex on March 19

      *in the sky

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      Creator Alex on March 19

      I am highly doubtful anyone got a "CUSTOM" wifi module as promised. Im willing to bet whatever wifi is in the full systems, it is off the shelf. I feel that the wifi card is a pie on the sky afterthought, at this point. I am annoyed cause I paid for something I didnt get and without any reasons given as to why.

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