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  1. lawliett

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    Okay then that's a good deal. Cause I thought $10 screen protector + $50 battery + 2x$30 screens (price on aliexpress for screen) = $120, so where are they getting $219 from? But if it includes all those things, then it makes a lot more sense.
  2. lawliett

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    I know you can purchase elephone u screen to replace pro1 screen, but is there any place you can purchase a battery replacement for pro1 other than the IGG perk?
  3. lawliett

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    What exactly is included in the tech bundle on IGG? It says 2x screen protector, 1x battery, 1x screen. It doesn't mention anything about providing a selfie cam, pcb, sensors, and assembly kit. I thought it was just providing a screen like you can get for elephone u from aliexpress.
  4. Where can I buy glass screen protectors for pro1? I feel that they would provide more protection to the screen in case of a drop. I know that Brotect has something called AirGlass screen protector and while they don't provide those for Pro1, they do provide it for elephone U, so I assume I could use those. Are there any other options available for glass screen protectors? Also has anyone used the AirGlass screen protector elephone U version with their pro1, and how has your experience been?
  5. I think the main issue is that while crowdfunding is NOT the same as a purchase, it FEELS like a regular purchase. https://wp.josh.com/2014/01/21/read-this-before-you-contribute-to-an-indiegogo-campaign/ The blog post lists some complaints about how IGG tries to make the experience of crowdfunding similar to that of shopping despite attempting to avoid the legal obligations of normal ecommerce sites. So I'm sure plenty of people who are crowdfunding for the first time are easily swayed into thinking that they are guaranteed to receive a product. Now you can call them naive and
  6. This analogy isn't quite right. The "shares" in your analogy aren't the phone, what you're buying is the "perk" not the phone. You're buying the opportunity to receive a phone. You're not buying the phone itself. So you have already received your 20 shares (ie. your perk). Now if fxtec delivers a phone, you are essentially cashing in your shares to receive something of actual value (the phone) rather the paper you currently own (your perk). But if Fxtec is unable to deliver the phone, your paper just became worthless as the "stocks" value dropped to 0. Due to the downgrade, the valu
  7. I definitely agree that crowd funding isn't the same as a purchase. The question is how does the credit lender view them? If there's no explicit mention of crowdfunding in their chargeback policy, it's entirely possible they'll view it as a purchase instead of an investment. That's what I meant when I said the credit lenders have all the power, since their decision is all that matters regardless of how we or IGG define an investment versus a purchase. And yes from a business point of view, it makes sense that Fxtec wouldn't want to scare away potential investors by revealing information p
  8. Yes, I don't see any language referring to crowdfunding, so I assume the credit lender would regard them as pre-orders rather than investments. So a change in date of delivery and specs may qualify for a chargeback. That being said every lender is going to have their own internal policies in how they view crowdfunding, so it's impossible to say with any certainty. As for whether people are entitled to a refund, that's an ethical question every person needs to decide for themselves. I'm personally fine with the changes, so I won't be seeking refund. So I have absolutely no idea whe
  9. You absolutely can do a chargeback, but there's a risk that not only will you lose the dispute, but you could end up getting banned by both the service and even the credit card lender. For example, I mistakenly sent some money to someone through zelle. I called up my bank and asked them if it would be possible to revert the transaction because I had done it by mistake. Now apparently, you cannot reverse a zelle transaction unless there was fraud and I explicitly asked her if could in this instance despite no fraud occuring. Bless her soul, the representative had no idea about these rules and h
  10. True, I'm speaking based on personal experience as an American. No idea how chargebacks work in other parts of the world. Here you just open up a dispute with your credit card company, they do an investigation and communicate with the company and payment processor and then within around 60 days they make a ruling. You won't be charged for the investigation, but you could potentially get banned from the service (Playstation bans anyone who tries to do a chargeback, even in cases of fraud). However, a company can't choose to allow or disallow chargebacks. Any credit card lender has the abil
  11. I read that the 662 has about 80% of the performance of the 835. Since I was just going to use it to edit files and run a browser and a pdf reader inside a linux proot, I'm not sure it's really an issue for me. I think it's more of an issue for someone who was planning on running graphically intensive software. Honestly, I'd rather get the pro1x sooner, so that I can have a backup and they can get started on the pro2 campaign.
  12. I will take any fxtec pro1 phone I can get, since they are the only keyboard phone that provides what I need. Full keyboard layout with all symbols and modifiers. That being said if you did want a refund, you can just file for a chargeback. Now IGG says that you're crowdfunding and it's not like regular shopping, etc, etc. but all of that's IRRELEVANT because your credit lender has ALL THE POWER. If you can convince your credit card provider to give you a refund, they'll give you your money back regardless of what IGG's policies are. In fact if you look at IGG's support pages, it exp
  13. Tested out Nilkin and MyMax Qi Receivers. Both work well, albeit slow charging. MyMax: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XD75XY3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  14. How did you remove the housing of the usb-c plug? I'm not sure how to pry it open without breaking the plug.
  15. I'm having the same issues even with the 18 watt charging adapter I just got. I'm not sure how @BartWuchs got his to charge. I bought the 1A qi receiver he mentioned, but I can't find the 15w charging pad he mentioned, only found a 10w version in us amazon. Would it make sense the 2A qi receiver doesn't work, but the 1A receiver somehow works?
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