updated 04:55 pm EDT, Tue March 16, 2010
Fusion Garage asking for bank info for refunds
Because of a delay of more than a month, those who ordered the JooJoo tablet and made a payment using PayPal are asking for refunds. JooJoo maker Fusion Garage is allegedly making this difficult, however, claiming PayPal is not forthcoming on issuing the refunds. Instead, Fusion Garage is asking buyers for direct account information, which is something most aren't comfortable divulging.
As such, some of those who placed orders are changing their mind and will continue to wait on Fusion Garage's product. PayPal isn't issuing refunds because of how long the initial payments were made.
The company told Engadget this afternoon that only three people have had these issues and that one example customer reversed his position multiple times. All of the issues were related to PayPal, Fusion Garage said.
The JooJoo tablet will be powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom, have 4GB of integrated storage and Wi-Fi for networking. It is said to weigh 2.4lbs and offer 5 hours of battery life. The tablet is priced at $499 and is promised to finally begin shipping next week, on March 25th.