NYC Train Sign
Bringing transit data above ground
NYC Train Sign is created using Raspberry Pi, a LED matrix, and a locally 3D printed base. Using our own API, we host official MTA data to provide up to the minute train times.
They sent this email to their customers
"What does this mean for you, our customers? It may now take 6+ months for you to get your product. We know, another delay. Trust us when we tell you we're just as upset and disappointed, especially considering how much negotiation and sacrifices we've made. We aren't calling it quits, but will no longer be producing the "Made in Brooklyn" version. Overseas production is the only way we can catch up and will result is a more stable product (with all of our v2 updates). Our development team will continue to maintain and improve the cloud services the product depends on for customers with signs.
We know this is an extremely frustrating situation for everyone. Many of you have been rooting for us since we've launched. While we're not giving up, we know you may be disappointed. If our updated timeline doesn't fit, you can have your money back. We suggest that you dispute the charge with your credit card company due to late shipping."
That last line really annoyed me. We paid for our product and they want us to dispute the charge rather than just issuing refunds?
This company is a SCAM. Avoid at all costs. I'm not expecting to see my money ever again.Pros:
The company said they have 6 month shipping delays and refuse to send a refund
This was a huge “pie in the sky” product. Timothy Woo, founder, had no good business plan and seems to have taken our money and skipped the country. This is what happens when we teach our children that they are good at everything, they start to believe it. Only this is real life, and he used other people’s money for his own personal gain.
We were not offered refund for our LACK of a product, just told to dispute with our credit card companies. This whole business design was a scam.
Unfortunately, this will REALLY hold me back from helping any new startup company in the near future. And I will never support anything by Timothy Woo again.
If by some miracle Timothy Woo actually ships out his product, I may be willing to amend my comment slightly, but I do not foresee that happening.Pros:
Promised a product they were not able to produce
The company marketed their product as something that was in stock, but then after a month with no updates, sends out an email stating that it will be 6+ months until they can deliver the product. Since then - their website has vanished and an angry mob has amassed on their Facebook page.
I would avoid these makers in the future - this is not how you operate a business.Pros:
They took my money and ran
They took everybody's money, then didn't deliver the product, then encouraged people to dispute the charge with their credit card company and then when some did, they disputed that dispute so people were still charged. Unfortunately, it was fraud.Pros:
Appears to have been a scam