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@Kyle I don't even play the game that often anymore. We always play seafarers, so I can with play without that and use my board, or not use the board and play how I want.
At this point, I would rather have the catan bag than the rchs and seafarers board. I don't play the game enough anymore with the expansion.
You all realize he isn't actually going to ship anything... His last update gave him a year to do nothing, and not have to answer to anything.... The RCH's have been "ready to ship" for over a year, already... What makes you think he'd care enough to send them now?
Any news on the RCHs? I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks.
The last update from May 25th stated that they would ship RCH's June 3rd. Just wondering if anyone received a shipping confirmation as I have not and it's been a month. Just curious.
It's been a month. Exactly how often were you planning on these regular updates to be given?
@brad - the problem is he has, effectively, run and hidden.... he posts occasional vague posts, and even throws in a backhanded apology, once in awhile.... but hasn't actually produced a thing in years, just keeps posting pics of things we've already seen... it's nothing but smoke and mirrors, Ponzi scheme at best....
I do hope you have more to sell to make enough to take care of all these orders Bill. Your site is very light on things it is selling. Make some more wooden boards for example, those have been sold out for some time. The base plastic boards are nice, but the market for them is likely quite limited.
Many of you need to grow up a bit. Life happens. All KS campaigns don't wildly succeed. I will be glad to get anything out of this. Legal means would end up meaning you would get pennies on the dollar for what you spent, if you got anything at all. Lawyers are expensive.
He has a tough thing to dig out of, but at least he didn't run away and hide as some do for failed KS campaigns.
So what is the best approach for taking legal action?
Unfortunately, while Kickstarter made it easy to get into this situation. They offer nothing of help for us backers now.
I understood the risk, and know the chances of seeing rewards is low. So, am looking to at least keep the the creator from walking away for free. I would think something like a bankruptcy is in order, and force them to sell their assets and provide at least a percentage in refunds.
So, I'm looking at all the other lies told (aka "updates").... how much money is being wasted on storing the finished/almost finished products? through the updates on the other KS (that I thankfully dodged) there are pics of the same dice towers and collector boxes that are shown in the recent update (but from a year ago).
I run a screen printing shop, I can't imagine having product just stacked up for a year+ taking up room.
Had to contact my credit card company to recover my $40.
I wonder if Bill could sell the rights to hex boards and other designs, and use those proceeds to produce and deliver our merchandise.
I'm calling it, next update in three weeks, telling us how lucky we are that bag production has begun, Seafarers boards have been moved up to January estimated ship time (before the following update telling us they've moved back farther to June), reminder that we can't have our RCH no matter how much we ask, and rounding it out by begging for more money.
I WANT MY MONEY BACK! I've just paid $40 in the mistaken belief that my Seafarers board, a mere three years late, was about to be delivered. Now I find out it's pushed back another year. Hands up who thinks it will show up then? Seriously I do want my hard earned money back, or is this just a con?
Interesting, I have to wait 5 years to get my board while others are buying other things and are able to get them a lot sooner?
Unbelievable. Literally, unbelievable. GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! YOU ONLY HAVE TO WAIT A YEAR FROM LAST MONTH FOR. YOUR SEAFARERS BOARD AFTER WE PROMISED IT TO YOU THIS SUMMER.
We just have to raise the money to replace YOUR money that we just spent to fulfill past orders. You could REALLY help us get your items to you by selling stuff for us.
This isn't a pyramid scheme at all.
Promises to update more frequently; nothing for two weeks. Keep it classy, Bill.
Bill so once this magical missing shipment to Amazon is found - how many of them need to be sold before you have enough money to start the Seafarers boards? Also any thought or guarantee that the folks from THIS (the first) KS can get their stuff before the other one? I backed both - but at least try and finish up ONE of the two KS!
Reska: there was an error with the BackerKit setup. Contact BackerKit to get it straightened out. I think they added a special question to the survey later to take care of this.
Seems Bill wa lying here two months ago when he told me the manufacturing had begun. I'm guessing he sent out the BackerKit surveys again to try and distract us, give us false hope that we were going to actually receive something.
So, I pledged an extra $10 all that time ago for a RCH. I was told during the most recent BackerKit that I wouldn't be paying extra. So why was I charged $24 for the RCH and shipping?
I have not commented before on this project. I just thought you should know that this project has taken so long that I do not even play Catan anymore.
BILL where are we at? I have received TWO requests to update my STILL THE SAME PLEDGE AND ADDRESS as THREE YEARS AGO... and nothing is being shown as happening... Are the Seafarer boards even being made, yet?
Prediction: next update will tell us that production has *finally* begun despite telling us it already has multiple times now.
I was charged an additional $86 ???? Totally confused. Pledged $110 for two sets of RCH and the 5/6 Player Seafarers set.
Emailed Bill but haven't heard back ):
I complete the survey when it first came out and got it again. From what I can tell, they added a question on two on the front end (extra RH on original bid?) and since I answered before it, my survey response was now incomplete.
I got my resource card holders ages ago, why do I keep getting BackerKit emails?
@karstil, the regular boards were sent out at the end of 2013. You should have received one at that time.
I got also a backerkit email.
I checked and backerkit says I'm getting resource card holders and one 5-6 player seafarers board.
My pledge level is 100$ which means I should get the 5-6 player non-seafarers board as well, or am I wrong?
Three years late & they've the nerve to charge $40 to post it too me. Like a idiot I've paid it.
Is there a reason I got an email to finish my survey when I did so in the beginning of March? I double checked and got confirmation it was submitted on March 4th.
I'm owed some card banks - three of them, and you want $40 shipping? Bill I've been good with things thus far but you're pushing your luck here.
Your estimated delivery was June 2013. It is now April 2016. You have still not fulfilled this Kickstarter. Wow, well keep up with those updates. I can't believe you actually got me to pay an extra $4 for you to complete my order going on 3 years late. I am a complete idiot. Thank you for confirming my suspicions.
On March 24, Update #103, he says "Production will be beginning soon." Yet on March 5th he said it had already begun. Which is it? http://imgur.com/pEpJyvR
@Jason L thank you. I went through some old updates and found one which had a link to the backer kit support. My issue has now been resolved and only being charged the $20 to Canada now. Phew.
@Glen, I believe Bill is referring to BackerKit when he's talking about support tickets. I think you might search their website for a support e-mail address.
Sorry that last post should not have posted just yet. I was trying to say:
I sent a PM to Bill but is there some where else I should be raising a ticket?
Can someone please tell me how to raise a ticket? As mentioned in the latest update as Backer Kit is trying to over charge me $60.
I sent a PN
@Michael R well that gives me some hope it's just an error that needs to be resolved for me. Thanks.
@Glen Howard and @Jeff Slater, I'm Canadian and at the $100 level with $120 paid. My Backerkit shows two preincluded items:
- pledge level: $100
- pledge level shipping - Canada: $20
It's not trying to charge me any extra shipping.
@Jeff Slager we ordered the $100 board but paid $120 at the time to cover the $20 shipping now to post to Calgary it wants an extra $60 so a total of $80 shipping - unbelievable.
ok, after 3 and a half years this guy comew and asks me for 30$ more to send me this stuff...I DONT want it anymore my friend, give me a link to ask for refund and stop asking money just to send me nothing...
@Andrew Asdell: I also started at the 35 early bird. Send backerkit a ticket regarding the seafarers board cost. They manually changed mine from 100 down to the level in the kickstarter. It took a few days for them to get back to me, but hopefully they'll fix it for you.
Has anyone been able to successfully receive a refund for anything you backed? I'm trying to get one for the RCH since this thing has just been a huge and long mess. Plus, I honestly don't play Catan anymore. I sent Bill a message a few days ago requesting a refund, but unsurprisingly have not received a reply.
I started out pledging $35 for the Early Bird 5-6 player Board.
Then, before the campaign ended, I upped it to the $100 package to include 5-6 player Seafarers.
Then I also added an extra $30 for Resource Card Holders.
Now with Backer Kit, it's deducted my $35 for my original 5-6 player board, and then I got 3 RCH sets for $30 total, which leaves me with a $65 credit.
How am I to get the Seafarers board with that credit, since it's now apparently $100 on its own?
Okay, reporting since the latest survey update. My remaining pledge is the seafarer board and a total of two RCH sets... the campaign itself offered 1 of each, then my extra $10 for the second RCH. The only downside to the process is that after I added my card, even after removing the $17 + 7 RCH from my cart to go answer the question, it kept adding one of them to my pledge every time I would go answer the extra question. Had to struggle with it a few times before it finally reported properly as me owing nothing and getting the second RCH as per the kickstarter addon pricing.
Long story short, it seemed to work with a couple minor hiccups.
So the $65 i pledge for the 5-6 Seafarer board is just the same thing as the $100 add-on ultimate hex board? Just more pieces?
Sorry about the auto correct on your name Shahzad.