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Dune Facts - 2022-03-21

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Updated 21 March 2022

Anniversary Edition

  1. It has been exactly 29 months or 883 days since crowdfunding for Dune Pro on Indiegogo began on October 21, 2019.
  2. The crowdfunding campaign raised $1,304,142 USD with over 4,293 backers (according to There is also an unknown/unrevealed number of buyers who have purchased the case directly from Dune at since December.
  3. Dune Pro was originally promised by January 2020 will many subsequent "official" shipping dates since then (post-Chinese New Year 2020, June 2020, Nov 2020, May 2021, etc.)
  4. Only 26 cases are known to be in backers' hands to date.
  5. There is no verifiable proof of the 300 to 600 standard edition cases supposedly assembled in May/June 2021 other than a photo showing a number of stacked boxes at the factory which appear to be empty.
  6. Even though Alex claimed to have started shipping in late May 2021 with 300 cases sent to a 3rd party logistics (3PL) company, no actual cases are verified to have physically shipped until the 'Lucky 10' were sent on November 27, 2021.
  7. According to Alex, given the current shipping environment the only way Dune can ship right now is to pay them (directly at for "upgraded" shipping: $350 for fast courier service -or- $99 for an expedited container spot, which would require 240 backers each to pay to North America and Europe, respectively. This "service" was made available on December 21 - 3 months ago today.
  8. Only 15 of the $350 "fast courier" orders which Alex has claimed shipped by January 21 are known to have been delivered and all of them are MISSING the Dice-Y cover that was part of the original project orders/perks for these backers. Hundreds of "fast courier" and "expedited container" purchases remain unfulfilled three months later.
  9. Only a single (1) case has been delivered to a domestic (Chinese) backer, where shipping costs/logistics should not be an issue. (Dice-Y cover was missing as well).
  10. Alex has not yet shipped the Lucky 10 care packages nor the missing Dice-Y covers to the fast courier backers.
  11. Alex has provided NO plan for shipping to the remaining backers who don't pay extra other than to wait it out.
  12. Alex has not shown that he can scale up to produce cases quickly and on-demand, and has provided no numbers on what inventory of parts he has on hand, and the quality of those parts.
  13. Alex has also not provided any proof of the financial status of Dune to know whether or not this project can stay alive much longer, or documentation on how the campaign funds have been spent to date or what assets Dune has.
  14. Indiegogo has suspended the Dune campaign/project and said it is currently under review.
  15. Indiegogo was providing refunds to backers for a short window until 26 January 2022, when they announced that "the majority of the funds for this campaign have already been disbursed to the campaign owner and all remaining funds held by Indiegogo have now been used to refund backers."
  16. Alex claims he needs new sales of the case in order to be able to produce and ship current pledges and orders.
  17. Alex is not currently in mainland China where the Dune assembly space is located. His business visa expired in December and he left for Hong Kong before Christmas. Alex claims he started the via renewal process in December but has not yet obtained a new Chinese visa.
  18. Alex claims that he has to hire new workers and is moving the factory/assembly space.
  19. Alex blames COVID restrictions for the lack of any progress whatsoever since the end of CNY, which have only been in effect in Shenzhen for the past week.
  20. Alex has mentioned selling Dune Pro through distributors separately from fulfilling backer pledges in a recent Q&A.