CROWDFUNDING - OPEN TO BACKERS WORLDWIDE
Im pleased to share with you some photos and videos of the Batch 2 USA/Canada bikes that went through their final control check and packaging below.
These have now been sent from the factory, in a short while we will be providing UPS tracking numbers to all these backers which will show up in the UPS System and activate once it makes landfall in the USA and clears customs. Canada backers do not get tracking numbers in the same way and will receive them once UPS gets the bikes in the USA and processes them. That is also after the bikes clear customs in the USA. For batch 1 this process took a fairly substantial amount of time as they first cleared customs once after a holiday delay and then were asked by Customs and Border protection to go through a second screening, hopefully this does not happen again and we will update you when we know more.
Mate.bike / Indiegogo Arbitration
We would like to announce that both Mate and Indiegogo have been served and we will be commencing the arbitration shortly. Once again serving mate took far longer then expected as they did not pick up the registered letters that we sent to them but fortunately as they do have a showroom or working office place now we were able to serve them at this location instead.
If any backers know of any Lawsuits or Arbitrations with Indiegogo that have been published it would be interesting if you could send over the details to us as I cant seem to find anything when doing a search online. This is more for my own personal interest as their Terms do state they can do whatever they want whenever they want in terms of anything posted to their website, this will be a test of these terms. Our lawyer describes this as 'unconscionable'. This was particularly frustrating for me as indiegogo had solicited me when we first posted our campaign on Kickstarter and convinced us to cancel our fundraising there and move to their platform instead, only to eventually kill our campaign on their platform after a week.
CEO, Stark Drive LLC