Crowdfunding Site Indiegogo has called time on a British project to create a retro portable console.
The american firm has said that the backers of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ that is the appointment of a debt collection agency to recover funds from the London-based company, in the campaign.
He said Retro Computers Ltd (RCL) had not met the conditions it had set for the benefit of more time.
The BBC has asked rcl to comment, but has yet to get a response.
But the company Twitter account posted: “To be clear, we have offered a demonstration of the unity of Indiegogo is based in London, representing, and this is how they reacted.”
Indiegogo, however, had required a unit to be sent by courier to his office so that he can make his own checks.
“The campaign owners have not satisfied the requirements of the Indiegogo sent in last week,” a spokesperson for Indiegogo, said in a statement.
“Our Trust And Safety team is now to continue the process of sending the campaign to the collections in an effort to return funds to donors.
“During this time, the campaign, the owners are still able to continue the execution of the project and that they are not prevented from the shipment of units that are ready to be sent to funders.”
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The Vega+ campaign has raised a total of £512,790 of more than 4 700 people on Indiegogo, before the american company was blocked from accepting further funds in March 2017.
In addition, the RCL has stated that “pre-orders” for the games of the machine have been “quick sale” via its own web site.
The president of the company, Dr. David Levy, told the BBC last week that he was “determined to deliver” the handheld, and intended to send the first units by June 15.
RCL has, however, already missed several deadlines. The company had originally promised to deliver the console to the summer of 2016.
Indiegogo had given three conditions to postpone the threat of the intervention, as it had done in February.
RCL had e-mail on a final production unit here by the end of the day Tuesday to prove its existence
the company has had to reimburse any lessor who no longer wanted to receive the console
the company has had to provide contact details for representatives to the broadcaster Sky who supposedly have been to delay the consoles sent
The sky did not own the intellectual property rights concerned, since he is the owner of Amstrad, which had acquired Sinclair, marketing and sale of rights in 1986.
However, a spokesman for the company denied it had held up deliveries.
According to the concordance table, the most recently filed accounts, it was £433,008 of assets at the end of March 2017.
Dr. Levy has refused to provide an update when asked in the last week.
Campaign website of Sir Clive Sinclair – the original inventor of the ZX Spectrum computers to intervene has identified 106 donors who say they have requested the refund.
He said they have requested a total of £13,270 be returned.
What are the skills of the debt collectors?
While the involvement of a debt collection agency will only increase the issues, it will not necessarily bring it to a close.
Unlike bailiffs, these agencies may not seize the property themselves. In the case in the past, some companies have simply chosen to ignore them.
When this happened, the agencies have sometimes had to pursue legal action on behalf of their clients.
And only when they have earned enforcement officers were appointed with the power to confiscate property.
Keeping in mind that the donors do not have a stake in the concordance, nor have they bought something in the traditional sense of the term – rather, they are funded by a company – it is not clear how a judge of the rule have been Indiegogo to continue in this way, or even if the proceedings get to court in the first place.
“It is a complex and difficult case,” said Peter Wallwork, chief executive of the Credit Services Association.
He added that, even chicken, the companies are forced to give money, the effort required often involves “additional cost, which must be fulfilled by the debtor” business, eating into the sums recovered.