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Aaany day now. Picture: Getty Images

Aaany day now. Picture: Getty Images

Pono backers are getting email updates which are growing longer by the week addressing their many and varied concerns. Reading the latest, you have to feel sorry for whoever’s on damage control at Pono, according to an article in Business Insider, Australia.

As the headline of the article states: “Neil Young Is In The Middle Of A Crash Course Lesson On How Hard It Is To Keep Kickstarter Backers Happy.”

Under Productions & Shipments Update, there’s the ominous:

“Unfortunately much of what we experienced is par for the course for a consumer electronics startup. In fact, many of the top Kickstarter projects that have come before us experienced much greater challenges and significantly longer delays in the shipment of their rewards.”

From their Kickstarter page alone, Pono has 15,147 players to ship. They seem to be doing okay with that, having manufactured a tick over 12,000, with the rest on schedule for December 8 completion. But around 11,500 of those were pledged to be in backers’ hands sometime in October. That hasn’t happened.

The list of postponements goes on and on….

Read more at: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/neil-young-is-in-the-middle-of-a-crash-course-lesson-on-how-hard-it-is-to-keep-kickstarter-backers-happy-2014-11

 

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