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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

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RCL claim to have never refused to refund anyone

If you wish to apply for a refund, post publicly on the Indiegogo comments section (if you haven't been banned that is), make a screenshot of your request and email RCL, plus log your request with the independent ZX Vega+ Backers Refunds Request list.

Please note that this page is no longer being maintained and remains here for historical reasons only.


The anonymous employee at Retro Computers Ltd that posts on the Indiegogo campaign has posted the following message in the last 24 hours: "We have never refused to refund a backer."

We have never refused to refund a backerWhen asked to clarify why refunds have not been processed, RCL have claimed on a number of occasions that emails and Indiegogo messages have gone missing. To help poor old RCL out with their missing emails problem, here is a collated a list of refund requests in a handy list for them. This should make the refunds quick and easy. Links to their backer profiles are included so that RCL can verify each one and return their money:

  1. Alan Christie - £110
  2. Alastair Hallows - £105 pledged in February 2016
  3. alexbentleyuk - £105, order 1282, pledged 17/02/2016
  4. ammeir - £110, 8 refund requests
  5. Andrea Milana - £110 pledged 18/02/2016, order 1786, 54 refund requests
  6. Andy Honeywood - £105
  7. Anna Morris - £105
  8. anthonymicallef - £105, 2 refund requests
  9. armenmirzoian - £105
  10. Bobi Ruzinov - £110
  11. boughen - £105
  12. Bryant Booth - £110
  13. Chris Matthews
  14. chrisfjm - 15 refund requests
  15. Claudio Mazzuco - multiple refund requests
  16. cskg2605
  17. Dan Huby
  18. Daniel Engelmann
  19. dap70 - £105, "so many refund requests"
  20. Darren Sellars
  21. daveashton101 - 2 refund requests
  22. davefaupel - £105 pledged in February 2016
  23. dbowers71 - 2 x £105, pledged 16/02/2016, Indiegogo orders 895 and 935 (email references 15287365 and 15287550), 3 refund requests
  24. Dave Wragg - multiple refund requests
  25. dean.mccabe
  26. dean willis - £105, multiple refund requests
  27. Diego Vizcaino - £110, order ID 5721, pledged 27/09/2016, multiple refund requests
  28. Drew Miller - £105, pledged April 2016, multiple refund requests
  29. dsadites
  30. Fossil Games - £105
  31. Gordon Jeffrey - £105, order 5669, pledged 26/09/2016
  32. Graeme Nattress - 3 refund requests
  33. Gregory Paul
  34. Helen Leecy - #2492
  35. Ian Harkess - £105, 5 refund requests
  36. ianhucker
  37. ignos - £25 as "book does not make sense at all anymore"
  38. jasondun - multiple refund requests
  39. James Brown - £105, order 15685921, multiple refund requests
  40. Javier Murillo
  41. Jeff Eldridge
  42. Jens Van Broeckhoven - multiple refund requests
  43. Jolyan
  44. Jorge Louzao Penalva
  45. jose ramon rodriguez
  46. Julie Gallagher
  47. k_i_richardson - multiple refund requests
  48. Kieran
  49. Liam Murray - £290, multiple refund requests
  50. lornalalji - 3 refund requests
  51. Mark Fernandes
  52. Mark Lawless
  53. Mat Hillman - dozens of refund requests
  54. Mat M-G - multiple refund requests
  55. mj9123456 - 19 refund requests
  56. neil_m_devaney - £105, multiple refund requests
  57. Nick Brennan - £105, ID 1512 pledged 18/02/2016
  58. Nigel Malin
  59. Bob Dangler - £155, order id 6393 and 6395, many refund requests
  60. Paul Cartwright - £105, pledged 17/02/2016, 20 refund requests
  61. Paul Henehan - £105, order ID 2774
  62. Paul Lawrence - many refund requests
  63. Paul Varty - multiple refund requests
  64. Paul Wardle
  65. Phill Saddington - approx 35th refund request (refunded 17/08/2017 after posting links to blog article every day for 9 days)
  66. retromonkey
  67. Richard Hemingway - £105, multiple refund requests
  68. Robert Yau - £110
  69. S.A. Droll - £110 pledged on 30/03/2016
  70. sancottrell - £115, pledged on 16/02/2016
  71. Scott Davies - £105, 50 refund requests
  72. Sergey Andreev - £110
  73. Simon Sheppard - multiple refund requests
  74. Slavomír Slovanský - £110, ID 15280093
  75. smilerbaker - £105, "must be the 20th refund request" (refunded 30/03/2017)
  76. stacey_29
  77. Stephen Cleobury - £105 pledged on 02/03/2016, multiple refund requests
  78. Stephen Murray - £105
  79. Steve Claringbold - £105 on 19/03/2016, 16+ refund requests via Indiegogo, RCL site, RCL facebook, Twitter, Instagram (refunded 30/03/2017)
  80. steve.hanslow
  81. stevemars - 10 refund requests
  82. Steve Shearer - backer #696, multiple refund requests
  83. swordheartuk - £105
  84. Tony Ball - £105, more than 15 refund requests, also 10 will-donate-to-charity refund requests
  85. werner.m - £110
  86. wezmoore - £105, pledged 16/02/2016, backer 704, multiple refund requests
  87. Mark Toshack - £105
  88. H Verbeek - £385, 4 units (all colours), Order ID 392 for £95, Order ID 384 for £290 for the whole bundle, multiple refund requests
  89. Stephanie Adams - £110
  90. Graham Kenny - £110, multiple requests, also 12 will-donate-to-charity refund requests (forced refund on 15/08/2017)
  91. anthonyweedon - £280, pledged on 17/02/2016, order 808, 2 refund requests, Paypal payment requested 07/03/2017 which RCL cancelled about a week later
  92. David Rodriguez Moldes - £110
  93. Guitari - £105
  94. demerspas - £110
  95. Kris Cochrane - £105 pledged February 2016
  96. James Marshall - £105
  97. thetyke - £105, order 853
  98. philspokes - £105
  99. Zach Munro - £105, order 1173, 15 refund requests
  100. binaryrooster - £105, multiple refund requests
  101. Jeanie Hughes - £105, backer 852, at least 11 refund requests
  102. cmwillox - £105
  103. andylukebutler
  104. n.griffiths1
  105. Vicki Leeming - £105 (refunded 30/03/2017)
  106. Londinium - multiple refund requests
  107. Niall Balmer - £105, backer 453 for a blue Vega+, around 20 refund requests
  108. Martin Mackay - £105 (refunded 24/04/2017)
  109. harmindersmith - £105
  110. whythelongplayface - £105, order #99, 339 refund requests
  111. goochjs - £105
  112. grreth - £105
  113. Lee Staniforth - £105 pledged 04/10/2016, backer number 15147013, order number 5913 (refunded)
  114. Tony Hill - £105
  115. Chris Cheesman - £105, multiple refund requests
  116. harmindersmith - £105
  117. John Lewis - £105, Order ID 418, pledged 16/02/2016, 9 refund requests
  118. Duncan James
  119. baggys - £1,055 (that is not a mis-print!), Order ID 1622, 30 refund requests,
  120. dustyn.frameworx
  121. Jesús Martínez del Vas - £110
  122. Nick F - £105, multiple refund requests
  123. andrewjack_5 - £105 pledged 18/02/2016, order 1630, 21 refund requests
  124. Trevor Fowler - £110 pledged 12/06/2016, order 3776
  125. ian
  126. NICK BARR - £105, backer #27
  127. Gary Hunter - £105, order 6079
  128. Michal Adam - £110
  129. harleygirl70uk - £105
  130. Costa Papanikolaou - £105
  131. Dom Young - £105, pledged 16/02/2016
  132. Andre Lessa - £135, pledged 17/02/2016, 3 refund requests
  133. Pablo Doval - £105, order 6031
  134. Luis Miguel Silva - £110
  135. Kevin Simmons - £105, 4 refund requests
  136. Guy Black - order 57, multiple refund requests
  137. Paulo Santos
  138. Shane Wims - £110, order 5736, 4 refund requests
  139. Michal Adam - £110
  140. Kevin Gaughan
  141. STEPHEN KNIGHT - £385, order 1155 (The Whole Bundle £280) and order 1156 (The Clive £105), pledged 17/02/2016 - multiple refund requests
  142. jed_btz - £110, order ID 814
  143. Paul Spann - £105, order 271, 28 refund requests
  144. Stephen Bubb - £130 pledged 23/07/2016, order 3871
  145. samrylance
  146. John McDermott - £105 pledged 11/10/2016, order 5990 - multiple refund requests
  147. jackelmoss - £105
  148. Rob Morton - 45 refund requests (partially refunded on 30/01/2018, the night before winning his small claims court case against David Levy! Levy has been ordered to pay £584 as reported in The Register)
  149. Mark Henning - £105, order 2718, pledged 03/03/2016
  150. Jason Brooks - £90, order 17, more than 90 refund requests
  151. George Fyvie - £105, multiple refund requests (refunded to bank account 14/02/2018)
  152. stephan_michels - £110, pledged 6/6/2016, order 3762
  153. lee.sylvester - £110, invoice id 15935680
  154. Fabio Gerosa - £110, order 3659, 2 refund requests
  155. Dan Vaughan - £110, order ID 2983, 180 refund requests
  156. Darrell Rogers - £110, order ID 3272 pledged 25/03/2016
  157. Rob Maxfield - order 3817, 32 refund requests (refunded)
  158. Michael lang - £105, order 2478, 2 refund requests
  159. wimbledonpaul - £110, order 1159, multiple refund requests
  160. mikekirk - £105, order 1799, multiple refund requests
  161. gaterichard - £105, order 5778 - multiple refund requests
  162. Gary Robertshaw - £105, order 1274 (the Clive), pledged 17/02/2016, more than 300 refund requests
  163. E Petreanu - £110, order 3381, multiple refund requests
  164. jon parry - £105, order 2593
  165. rpodgo - order 960
  166. mrcoops - £105, order 412, more than 120 refund requests (refunded 19/02/2018)
  167. Nik Aves - £105, order 6317
  168. Phil Hillier - £210, orders 169 and 426
  169. Steve Kelly - £105, pledged on 16/02/2016, order 368, 3 refund requests
  170. Darron Gibbard - £130 pledged on 16/02/2016, order 344, 11 refund requests
  171. Duncan Frost - £105, order 1026, 6 refund requests
  172. Richard Chalu - £105, order 349
  173. stewartchambers - £105, order 2945
  174. Marc Wallace - £105, order 5679, 4 refund requests
  175. Johnny Choudhury-Lucas - £105, order 1516, pledge 15299262, 4 refund requests
  176. David Misteur - £110
  177. David Counihan - £105, Order ID 6406, multiple refund requests
  178. thetartanbananaas - £105, order 1457
  179. andrew_nevada - order 2008
  180. scimitar - £105, pledged 16/02/2016, order 544 (the blue one), 100 refund requests
  181. David Rixon - £105
  182. Wayne Baker - £110
  183. Shaun Double - order 943, multiple refund requests
  184. cpnorman - backer 1185, 12 refund requests
  185. andy.gillham - order 940, pledge id 15287635
  186. Ash - first requested a refund March 2017
  187. rainegrosvenor - £210, order ids 1091 and 1108
  188. Emma Steel - £105, pledged 18/02/2016, order 1467
  189. Emily Collins - £105, order 1222
  190. atodd917 - £280, pledged 16/02/2016 order 246, 26 refund requests
  191. Kevin Taylor - £105, order 1333, multiple refund requests
  192. Carlos López Leal - £110, pledged 17/02/2016, order 838 - multiple refund requests
  193. Jamie Ball - £5, pledged 31/01/2017, multiple refund requests
  194. Dave Barter - £105, order ID 1015
  195. peter.czeiner - £110, order 3644
  196. Didier Luthi - £110, order 36
  197. paulodiz - £110, order 1242, 3 refund requests
  198. Richard L Sutherland - £110, order 3770, multiple refund requests
  199. laurent SINTIS - £110, order 3508
  200. Marc Kloosterman - £10 for Roll of Honour pledge
  201. Eric Leisey - £110, order 3409
  202. Lee Wilson - £105
  203. Rob in Toronto - Order ID 752, pledged 17/02/2016
  204. Steve Bolton - £105, order ID 2404
  205. Roger Keidel - £110, multiple refund requests
  206. Justin King - £105, order 1386 (The Red One)
  207. Dean Birkett - £110, pledged 20/02/2016, Order ID 2118
  208. Jennifer Wilderspin
  209. cloudming - £110, order ID 2734
  210. nicola.zabeo - £110
  211. cyprus.mary - Order IDs 1712 and 2653
  212. James Kenneth Burton - £105, multiple refund requests
  213. Chris Langridge - £105, 2 refund requests
  214. Kristan Paul - £105, order ID 3503
  215. dwetherilt - £280, order ID 820
  216. adjb - £105, order 446 (the Red one), pledged 16/02/2016, multiple refund requests
  217. kingsley - £110, order 3011
  218. Paul Tempest - £105, order ID 5989, pledged 11/10/2016
  219. Paul Evans - £105, order ID 170 (the Clive), pledged 15/02/2016, multiple refund requests
  220. Lewis Johns - £210 for the two white ones
  221. Jamie Wittridge - £105, pledge number 15298153, multiple refund requests
  222. Nick Herd - £105, Order ID 6754, pledged 09/01/2017
  223. Bryan Sturdy - £105, Order ID 1866, pledged 19/02/2016
  224. hharmjanz - £110, Order ID 3056, pledged 16/03/2016
  225. Sven Vogelgesang - £110 , Order ID 930
  226. Matthew Caunt - £105, Order 1759
  227. e2010.gen - £105, Order ID 1683, pledged 18/02/2016
  228. Stephen Booth - £105, Order ID 5999, multiple refund requests
  229. Deryck Pritchard - £105, Order ID 3456 (the Clive), pledged 30/03/2016
  230. joe.gass - £105, Order ID 3179
  231. Joaquim Pinto
  232. gillian.hilliard - Order ID 540
  233. Richard Harrington - £105, multiple refund requests
  234. Ronan McEvoy - £110, pledge ID 17125975 (the Clive), 2 refund requests
  235. Marcus Liotta - £110, Order ID 2803 (the white one), pledged 07/03/2016
  236. Kilroy Henocied - £110
  237. plcurtis37 - £105
  238. Andrew Kay - £105, Order ID 1103
  239. Brian Boru
  240. blythy79 - £105
  241. Rosemary Turner - Order ID 6051, multiple refund requests
  242. Andy Skinner - £110, Order ID 2289 (The Clive), pledged 22/02/2016
  243. Stephen Storr - 3 orders for The Clive (Order ID 111 pledged 15/02/2016, Order ID 6452 pledged 14/12/2016, Order ID 6864 pledged 10/02/2017)
  244. sean.popple84 - £105, Order ID 2481, pledged 26/02/2016
  245. el_diablo_72 - £105, Order ID 5685, pledged 27/09/2016
  246. a.pearson - £105, Order ID 2092, pledged 20/02/2016 (the Clive), multiple refund requests
  247. Hev - £280, Order ID 470 (The Whole Bundle), pledged 16/02/2016, 3 refund requests
  248. Metal Jesus - £110

New refund requests will be added to the bottom of the list from now on, but it's hard to keep track of so many refund requests.

Angry mob

Due to RCL having no physical office, random locations are now playing host to crowds of angry Vega+ backers demanding action!

 

Latest Funky Spectrum RCL Videos

More terrible press for the much maligned console and to make matters worse, Sky have now insisted that the company no longer use the Sinclair name and its related trademarks.
(02/08/2018)

A tiny amount of the promised 400 have been spotted in the wild and there's not a single positive review.
(01/08/2018)

RCL really do seem to be trying to "go for broke" here, with their lawyers now contacting them to chase over a quarter of a million pounds in unpaid fees...
(03/07/2018)

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