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March 11, 2019, 12:54:54 PM
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After reading the above about Skully it sounds to me that they made a few mistakes but what the hell do I know? But here are my thoughts anyways.

One was they rushed the DOT design to market and should have waited for ECE certification to get done so that one helmet shell could be sold globally. With the ECE design taking longer we assume that they are finding some issues as they are now talking about “two paths”.

The other issue is they certainly took on a great deal of debt in the Make It Right Campaign and now with a DOT only helmet that can’t sell to a global market that debt/commitment is tougher to fund in a USA only marketplace. Investors are likely not happy about that PR campaign now.

The customer review post is also interesting. Rear view camera got no love. The display was said to be distracting. Voice recognition is “disappointing” at 50%. Customer gives it a 2 out 5.
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March 12, 2019, 01:27:28 PM
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After reading the above about Skully it sounds to me that they made a few mistakes but what the hell do I know? But here are my thoughts anyways.

One was they rushed the DOT design to market and should have waited for ECE certification to get done so that one helmet shell could be sold globally. With the ECE design taking longer we assume that they are finding some issues as they are now talking about “two paths”.

The other issue is they certainly took on a great deal of debt in the Make It Right Campaign and now with a DOT only helmet that can’t sell to a global market that debt/commitment is tougher to fund in a USA only marketplace. Investors are likely not happy about that PR campaign now.

The customer review post is also interesting. Rear view camera got no love. The display was said to be distracting. Voice recognition is “disappointing” at 50%. Customer gives it a 2 out 5.
Is this end of Skully again? Is the fat lady warming up for a Skully encore?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_ain%27t_over_till_the_fat_lady_sings
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March 12, 2019, 07:48:37 PM
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The helmet is scheduled to be delivered on March 15th. For those willing to do test rides we will work out a time and place in the next days that works for each of you.

In the meantime, below I have attached the Skully User Manual and their Quick Start Guide that you might take a look at to familiarize yourself with the operation ahead of time.

You should also go to either the Apple or Google app store (depending of which smartphone you own) to download the Skully app.

@AbueloBill I know you don't own a smartphone so maybe the thing we can do for you is let you ride with my phone in your pocket. That might even be an option for the others doing testing is that you use my phone paired to the helmet. But if you would like to set it up on your own phone from the reading I have done the pairing via Bluetooth is easily accomplished.
The Skully helmet is due to arrive tomorrow, a couple days earlier than predicted. The testing and reviews begin!

March 13, 2019, 07:47:44 AM
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maniacmac

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I'm excited
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March 13, 2019, 08:13:50 AM
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HDBitchin

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I'm excited
I can tell!  ;D

March 13, 2019, 03:55:16 PM
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maniacmac

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I can tell!  ;D
Thank you for the invite to test not sure with a 100 miles between us how it will work out. We'll just wait and see
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March 14, 2019, 07:52:17 AM
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The shipment of the Skully helmet is delayed. New shipment info is unknown at this point.

eBay screwed the transaction up.

March 14, 2019, 07:48:22 PM
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So as I said the helmet delivery got screwed up by eBay.

Just as a review, this Skully helmet is used and is being bought by the CEO of LiveMap for me to review/test it. It will then be sent to LiveMap for their detailed review.

It was supposed to be delivered yesterday but eBay decided after the seller had shipped it out that the transaction looked like fraud. Either their algorithm that detects fraud or the little worker that in a cubicle in their headquarters made a late decision based on the facts that...

1) the CEO of LiveMap’s eBay account was old
2) and the account had never before been used to make a purchase
3) the first purchase being made with the account was a high dollar purchase
4) and the shipment was not to the CEO’s home in Moscow
5) instead it was coming to me in Arizona

Instead of halting the transaction before the seller shipped the helmet their slow fraud algorithm or the highly skilled worker in the eBay fraud department decided to halt the transaction after it was shipped.

eBay was on top of the situation (sarcasm here) and was certain that someone must nave hacked the LiveMap CEO’s eBay account. They sent emails to the seller that they suspected fraud. The seller filed a fraud case and a package intercept with the USPS. That triggered a visit to my door from the Glendale AZ Police Department.

The police asked questions as you might expect they would ask...

Was I expecting a package? Who purchased the package? Why was it being delivered to me in Glendale when the purchase was paid for out of Russia?

Now the seller has to ship it twice and is out a package intercept fee with the USPS thanks to ebay and their lightning fast fraud detection.

Now don’t get me wrong I do understand that the circumstances here did add up to what might have been fraud. But their slow reaction allowed the seller to get it shipped and then they woke up to the idea that this might be fraud. They need to reboot the computer that hosts the fraud algorithm and/or kick the highly skilled worker that reviews fraud in the behind.


March 14, 2019, 08:29:08 PM
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 Waiting to hear the reviews

March 15, 2019, 07:50:15 AM
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So as I said the helmet delivery got screwed up by eBay.

Just as a review, this Skully helmet is used and is being bought by the CEO of LiveMap for me to review/test it. It will then be sent to LiveMap for their detailed review.

It was supposed to be delivered yesterday but eBay decided after the seller had shipped it out that the transaction looked like fraud. Either their algorithm that detects fraud or the little worker that in a cubicle in their headquarters made a late decision based on the facts that...

1) the CEO of LiveMap’s eBay account was old
2) and the account had never before been used to make a purchase
3) the first purchase being made with the account was a high dollar purchase
4) and the shipment was not to the CEO’s home in Moscow
5) instead it was coming to me in Arizona

Instead of halting the transaction before the seller shipped the helmet their slow fraud algorithm or the highly skilled worker in the eBay fraud department decided to halt the transaction after it was shipped.

eBay was on top of the situation (sarcasm here) and was certain that someone must nave hacked the LiveMap CEO’s eBay account. They sent emails to the seller that they suspected fraud. The seller filed a fraud case and a package intercept with the USPS. That triggered a visit to my door from the Glendale AZ Police Department.

The police asked questions as you might expect they would ask...

Was I expecting a package? Who purchased the package? Why was it being delivered to me in Glendale when the purchase was paid for out of Russia?

Now the seller has to ship it twice and is out a package intercept fee with the USPS thanks to ebay and their lightning fast fraud detection.

Now don’t get me wrong I do understand that the circumstances here did add up to what might have been fraud. But their slow reaction allowed the seller to get it shipped and then they woke up to the idea that this might be fraud. They need to reboot the computer that hosts the fraud algorithm and/or kick the highly skilled worker that reviews fraud in the behind.
Well eBay certainly has screwed that up royally. For the sake of the seller I would hope that they reimburse him for the double shipment and the package intercept fee to the Post Office.

Looking forward to the Skully review you Arizona members will be doing.
Two Lane Highway

March 18, 2019, 01:06:41 PM
Reply #115
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WantMore

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So as I said the helmet delivery got screwed up by eBay.

Just as a review, this Skully helmet is used and is being bought by the CEO of LiveMap for me to review/test it. It will then be sent to LiveMap for their detailed review.

It was supposed to be delivered yesterday but eBay decided after the seller had shipped it out that the transaction looked like fraud. Either their algorithm that detects fraud or the little worker that in a cubicle in their headquarters made a late decision based on the facts that...

1) the CEO of LiveMap’s eBay account was old
2) and the account had never before been used to make a purchase
3) the first purchase being made with the account was a high dollar purchase
4) and the shipment was not to the CEO’s home in Moscow
5) instead it was coming to me in Arizona

Instead of halting the transaction before the seller shipped the helmet their slow fraud algorithm or the highly skilled worker in the eBay fraud department decided to halt the transaction after it was shipped.

eBay was on top of the situation (sarcasm here) and was certain that someone must nave hacked the LiveMap CEO’s eBay account. They sent emails to the seller that they suspected fraud. The seller filed a fraud case and a package intercept with the USPS. That triggered a visit to my door from the Glendale AZ Police Department.

The police asked questions as you might expect they would ask...

Was I expecting a package? Who purchased the package? Why was it being delivered to me in Glendale when the purchase was paid for out of Russia?

Now the seller has to ship it twice and is out a package intercept fee with the USPS thanks to ebay and their lightning fast fraud detection.

Now don’t get me wrong I do understand that the circumstances here did add up to what might have been fraud. But their slow reaction allowed the seller to get it shipped and then they woke up to the idea that this might be fraud. They need to reboot the computer that hosts the fraud algorithm and/or kick the highly skilled worker that reviews fraud in the behind.
That is messed up! As you said the chance that it was fraud was a real but eBay was certainly asleep at the wheel on this transaction.
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