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  • 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

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SMS Electronics

RCL owe hundreds of thousands of pounds still to SMS and only 10 prototypes were ever built.

SMS Electronics are owed hundreds of thousands of pounds

SMS Electronics only ever made 10 prototypes p1

SMS Electronics only ever made 10 prototypes p2

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Suzanne Martin <suzanne@suzannemartin.com>
To:Craig Taylor
Cc:Rachel Green,Andrew Maddock,David Levy (davidlevylondon@yahoo.com)
Jan 16 at 7:43 PM
Craig when you say

"this figure is net of the £70,000 receipt we received from you on the 20th & 23rd May 2015. “ this is the receipt of the 70k against debt and not the 70k advance payment of the Vega+? Or am I missing something?


On 16 Jan 2018, at 16:57, Craig Taylor <Craig.Taylor@smselectronics.co.uk> wrote:


Please find attached spreadsheet showing all invoices, credits and receipts on your account.

This shows £224,780.22 invoices outstanding, this figure is net of the £70,000 receipt we received from you on the 20th & 23rd May 2015.

This statement has not and will not include the material bond, this was explained in the attached email sent to you on the 4th July 2016.

Also explained in the email is that bond was to pay a security deposit to enable SMS Electronics to order long lead time materials, as per the terms of Letter of Variation No1 090915(also attached). These long lead time materials have been delivered and paid for, therefore this bond should come off the amount of stock that we have at SMS Electronics which had been purchased against Retro’s PO’s. The current stock listing is attached in the same spreadsheet, see tab “Retro Stock”. Current Value of this stock is £196,808.04, therefore your liability for this stock is £96,808.04.

Kind Regards


From: Suzanne Martin [mailto:suzanne@suzannemartin.com]
Sent: 16 January 2018 16:07
To: Rachel Green <Rachel.Green@smselectronics.co.uk>
Cc: Craig Taylor <Craig.Taylor@smselectronics.co.uk>; Andrew Maddock <Andrew.Maddock@smselectronics.co.uk>; David Levy (davidlevylondon@yahoo.com) <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Statement

Please send this in and editable format and also this does not show the 120 k (100k plus vat bond) please send a full invoice listing

Thank you

I am with the accountant so please let me have this ask

On 16 Jan 2018, at 15:39, Rachel Green <Rachel.Green@smselectronics.co.uk> wrote:

Hi Suzanne,

New statement attached.

Kind Regards,

Suzanne Martin <suzannemartin@protonmail.com>
To:David Levy
Jan 19 at 11:23 AM
So the components against the bond we don't own

Sent from ProtonMail Mobile

On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 10:22 am, David Levy <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Very unhelpful.
> From: Suzanne Martin <suzannemartin@protonmail.com>
> To: David Levy <davidlevylondon@yahoo.com>
> Sent: Friday, January 19, 2018 9:46 AM
> Subject: Fwd: RE: Prototype quote
> Sent from ProtonMail Mobile
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Craig Taylor<Craig.Taylor@smselectronics.co.uk>
> Date: On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 9:31 am
> Subject: Fwd: RE: Prototype quote
> To: Suzanne Martin <suzannemartin@protonmail.com>,Andrew Maddock <Andrew.Maddock@smselectronics.co.uk>
> Cc:
> Suzanne,
> Please can we use the same arrangement on the prototypes, we will ship them FOC but you send a payment of £111.64 X 10 + vat = £1,339.68 which I will clear off against the oldest debt?
> As for the 2000 I suggest we do not build any until you start to try and sell them, we have a quantity of built up units here which would satisfy any immediate orders. Also if you put delivery within 5 days and you do have a rush on sales we would have time to build any orders over and above the stock we already have. Please note that as we have communicated many times we cannot increase our liability so would not be able to ship these units until payment has been received.
> Regards
> Craig
> From: Suzanne Martin [mailto:suzannemartin@protonmail.com]
> Sent: 18 January 2018 13:39
> To: Andrew Maddock <Andrew.Maddock@smselectronics.co.uk>
> Cc: Craig Taylor <Craig.Taylor@smselectronics.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: Prototype quote
> Yes please could you let me known when we can expect delivery.
> And also could you let me know as snc when you get the 2000 original Vegas built so I can look at sales outlets and putts my our site live.
> Many thanks
> Suzanne
> Sent from ProtonMail Mobile
> On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 4:33 pm, Andrew Maddock <Andrew.Maddock@smselectronics.co.uk> wrote:
> Suzanne,
> I’ve reviewed and I will honour the same quote as last time even though I need to buy two components at premium.
> I suggest we build 10, same as previous build for cost effectiveness for best cost effectivity.
> Regards,
> Andrew Maddock
> Chief Executive Officer
> +44 (0) 115 957 5781
> +44 (0) 7540 439 151
> sign
> www.smartmadesimple.com linked in twitter
> The information in this email is confidential and privileged and is intended solely for the addressee. If you are not the intended recipient any disclosure, copying or distribution of this email is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender and delete it from any computer systems. The transmission of this email cannot be guaranteed to be secure, error-free or unaffected by viruses. The contents may be intercepted, corrupted, delayed or lost in transmission, and SMS cannot accept liability for any errors, omissions or consequences which may arise as a result. Any views expressed in this email or in any attachments are those of the author, and may not necessarily represent the views of SMS.

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Indiegogo Campaign

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Vega+ Status

  • All refunds processed:
  • Roll of honour email:
  • Address confirmation:
  • Battery specification:
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  • Final specs released:
  • Games list released:
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  • Final devices made: 0
  • Small claims victories: 0
  • Prototypes made: ~100-200