ZX Vega+ News

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Vega+ Shipping Dates

  • End of September 2016
  • October 2016
  • In time for Xmas 2016
  • February 2017
  • A "few weeks" from March 10th 2017
  • Summer 2017
  • 8 weeks from August 9th (October 4th, 2017)
  • Mid October 2017
  • April 2018
  • May 8th - 12th 2018
  • May 12th 2018
  • May 31st 2018 (Indiegogo deadline)
  • June 15th 2018
  • July 6th 2018

World of Spectrum

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Backers that ask for refunds are treated with utter contempt by RCL directors David Levy and Suzanne Martin.

Backer Steve Claringbold asked for a refund and even offered to take down any negative posts on social media, and Suzanne Martin's instant narcissistic thoughts were "blackmail".

Steve Claringbold blackmail

Backer David Counihan has applied for multiple refunds on Indiegogo and via email. Suzanne Martin lied to David Levy, claiming that Mr Counihan is a friend of Paul Andrews and has already been refunded.

RCL have claimed they never refuse a refund, so being a friend of somebody should not affect a refund in any way, but David Counihan has certainly not had his refund.

David Counihan refund request p1

David Counihan refund request p2David has emailed RCL, is listed on the Indiegogo comments repeatedly asking for a refund, has signed the ZX Vega+ backers refunds request list (being the second backer to do so) and RCL still continue to lie that he has been refunded.

David Counihan Indiegogo refund requestsDavid Counihan on refunds request list

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Suzanne Martin <suzanne@RETRO-COMPUTERS.CO.UK>
To:David Levy
Mar 30, 2017 at 3:53 PM
> Blackmail ?
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Steve Claringbold <xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Subject: Refund - S Claringbold
>> Date: 30 March 2017 at 14:48:04 BST
>> To: "suzanne@retro-computers.co.uk" <suzanne@retro-computers.co.uk>
>> Hi Suzanne
>> I've tried various correct channels for a refund including IndieGoGo.
>> I was backer 1309, £105 for the Clive (black).
>> Please refund me. I'll take all my negative posts down on social media, leave all groups and get on with my life.
>> I hope this email finds you well and you'll do me the honour of dropping the funds back to my card.
>> Regards, Steve Claringbold (30/3/17)
>> Sent from my iPhone


Subject: Re: Fw: Refund request
From: suzannemartin@protonmail.com
To: davidlevylondon@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, February 9, 2018, 9:59:39 AM GMT

I'll do it via Indiegogo

Sent from ProtonMail Mobile

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 9:34 am, David Levy <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com> wrote:

Shall I tell him he has bene refunded? If so, do we knos the date of the refund?

From: Suzanne Martin <suzannemartin@protonmail.com>
To: David Levy <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, February 9, 2018 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: Refund request

Already refunded - late purchaser and friend of Andrews

Sent from ProtonMail Mobile

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 9:30 am, David Levy <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com> wrote:

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: David Counihan <xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "davidlevylondon@yahoo.com" <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 8, 2018 5:30 PM
Subject: Refund request

Dear Sir,

Please kindly refund my payment of £105 for the ZX Vega plus. I am no longer interested in this
hand held device, because it has been delayed so many $mes, I really can't see this ever
happening and therefore I do not wish to contribute my hard earned money to your company.

No hard feelings.

Ref I.D 6406

Failure to refund and I will be forced to go to the small claims court to recover my lost money.

Kindest Regards

David Counihan

Latest Funky Spectrum RCL Videos

Confirmation of the shilling that went on from certain individuals during this absolute scandal. What a disgrace!

Well it seems justice has prevailed for once and no surprises there to be honest what a ridiculous bit of behaviour !

Indiegogo Campaign

"Our Indiegogo campaign is to raise funds to manufacture the first 2,500 or more units of the Vega+ in the UK, and to prepare us for the second production run."

— RCL (15/02/2016)

Vega+ Status

  • All refunds processed:
  • Roll of honour email:
  • Address confirmation:
  • Battery specification:
  • PEGI certification:
  • Final specs released:
  • Games list released:
  • Finished box design:
  • Manual released:
  • Working website:
  • Final devices made: 0
  • Small claims victories: 0
  • Prototypes made: ~100-200