SNAPNATOR: Discussions

kokhoong0624

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REMOVED POST - Because I received the Snapnator. But after 8 months.
 
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Howard2k

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That blows if it's true. I remember I backed a smart watch in a crowd funded venture and it went tits up. Luckily I got a refund when things started looking questionable, but those who held on till the bitter end weren't so lucky.
 
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kokhoong0624

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That blows if it's true. I remember I backed a smart watch in a crowd funded venture and it went tits up. Luckily I got a refund when things started looking questionable, but those who held on till the bitter end weren't so lucky.
Kinda pissed I threw 34$ away like that..
 

Blackforge

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I'll give it until the end of the week to see if there is some kind of update. I sent a message via Kickstarter to the campaign owner. Otherwise, CC dispute...
 

Blackforge

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Guys if I pay by debit card, is it possible to raise a dispute?
If it was charged like a credit card, then it usually should be covered just like a credit card charge.
[doublepost=1483588093][/doublepost]They just sent out an update through Kickstarter stating they're getting ready to send out the surveys to everyone for what color is requested within the next 24-48 hours. *shrug*. Guess I'll hold out for a little while longer.
 
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kokhoong0624

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Received an email from them, but still very skeptical ... crossing my fingers now. (and still filing a dispute)
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Tensakun

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Thanks for posting this. Was about to buy into it. Does seem kind of too good to be true. Anyway, just for power--the other connections still pose a 'danger.'

Look forward to hearing how this turns out, and if actually legit how you like the unit.
 
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MrGuder

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The only thing I worry about is a lot of this stuff is being made in Chinese factories and we the consumer don't really know if they are all up to specs with Apple technicals specs. Remember a while back where Apple responded to 3rd party stuff being attached to their iPhones and caused a fire and they blamed it on 3rd party devices not approved by Apple.
 
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Karnicopia

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Someone posted on here the prior versions that were scams so I held off. I guess my experience with the Apple Watch helped too we had Click adapters and Nomad stands. I'd take it as a good lesson and be happy it only cost $40. You give up basically all of your buyer protection on these crowd funding sites so they really don't even have to ship you a product. I've just kind of decided that I'm not giving anyone money until they are already shipping a functioning product. Those crowd funding sites are cool for supporting things you believe in but to me not so great for purchasing items.
 

BasicGreatGuy

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If you took part in this Kickstarter project, contact your credit card company asap. The project is a scam. The originator has just stated, that shipping will not occur until mid February, due to Chinese New Year. The Snapnator website doesn't even have a valid certificate signing. People have asked for production photos and the scammer(s) keep making excuses. Act now before you lose your right to dispute.
 
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cubalibre

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Crap, ordered mine on their website, which says shipping in February. Could still contact my credit card company about it I guess, not sure if that is going to do any good though.

That theres an image saying "Launching soon on Kickstarter" with their URL which is spelled wrong - www.snapnatoer.com should have set off my alarms I guess, feeling a bit stupid.
 

p910115

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at first day it post I can get the S. early bird
but it does not look good at first
so I did not change my pledge to this

but now

.... after seeing all the comments
I go and backed this one too.....

if SN is not a scam... maybe I can just sell it to get my...
if it's a scam .... maybe at least I might get magneo...
but how to get my money back?

and..... someone seems to drop out from magneo because I saw there are 3 " double early bird " left !
 
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Mobster1983

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Crap, ordered mine on their website, which says shipping in February. Could still contact my credit card company about it I guess, not sure if that is going to do any good though.

That theres an image saying "Launching soon on Kickstarter" with their URL which is spelled wrong - www.snapnatoer.com should have set off my alarms I guess, feeling a bit stupid.
If you ordered thru the website, there are numerous protections to ensure you will get your product. No worries there (unless it is a scam and you gave them your credit card info). If you used paypal, you have nothing to worry about as well.

This is the first KS I have backed, and at $30 I'm not out too much. KS does say there is no guarantee, so it is a risk. A new product/company being a few weeks late at shipping orders is nothing unusual. Sure, there are a few things that don't look well-polished, but I'm going to be patient and see what happens. If it keeps getting pushed back again and again, then I'll consider pulling out.
 

p910115

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If you ordered thru the website, there are numerous protections to ensure you will get your product. No worries there (unless it is a scam and you gave them your credit card info). If you used paypal, you have nothing to worry about as well.

This is the first KS I have backed, and at $30 I'm not out too much. KS does say there is no guarantee, so it is a risk. A new product/company being a few weeks late at shipping orders is nothing unusual. Sure, there are a few things that don't look well-polished, but I'm going to be patient and see what happens. If it keeps getting pushed back again and again, then I'll consider pulling out.
may i ask how?
I use debit card on the website, it's been charged
I'm still waiting but to be sure I get something similar I also pledge Magneo today
what's the method of "pulling out"? didn't see any option on the site
 

MrGuder

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I think this is the new and easy way to start a scam and make a lot of money. I'm not saying this one is a scam as time will tell but there are a lot of scams out there and these so called campaigns make it so easy to get rich quick.

I took part in an indiegogo campaign and there seemed to be delay after delay after delay. I decided to opt out and seek a refund. After that I won't do any campaigns like this until the product has already been made. Too many scams going on in so called China factories. They entice you with these videos and marketing photos making you think the product is already in production when in reality there not and they get delay after delay which leads to suspicion.
 

New_Mac_Smell

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I've heard a few things on this recently. Haven't backed it myself as wasn't interested, it didn't solve any problems and seemed to only introduce a problem of having to plug something in just to charge it (It seems to completely negate the benefits of USB-C).

Anyway a few people have mentioned that they won't back stuff etc, so this has clearly hurt confidence. Just wanted to say that there are plenty of genuine companies out there in need of backing to get stuff done, it's up to you as a consumer to figure out the good and bad sadly. But be skeptical.

With this particular project, I asked mainly why they needed funding in the first place. The technology and tooling required are very minimal, and financially it would not cost that much to produce. Therefore the only logical reason I could work out for why they wanted to kickstart it is it's basically free orders for them. Instead of going through the process of manufacturing and marketing, they simply get people to pay for something upfront before any use. I do not like companies that operate in this way, make a product and then try to sell it, rather than selling a product before making. So personally I won't back campaigns that I deem as quite frankly shoddy business tactics. And if anyone else is skeptical then you can use wait for the product to actually be available before purchasing.

So if it's too good to be true? Avoid. If it's something that could easily be done without backing? Wait. If it's genuinely something feasible but financially difficult, then by all means back away!
 

digitalm3

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Thankfully I backed it and asked what certifications they were seeking but when I got a nonsense answer I backed out.

Glad I did but sorry for those who didn't :(
 

FrancoisC

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...Will never pledge for any Kickstarter anymore...
All the projects (Both hardware and software) I backed on kickstarter came to fruition and I always received what I was expecting.

So yeah, this situation sucks, but it's not Kickstarter's fault; it's just a tool/website used by both legitimate people, and like on ebay, ect.. also some not so legitimate ones.
 
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