The “amazing” Lily drone is dead, not a single unit was shipped

it was a great idea, but without funding, it couldn't happen

Ahh, Lily – we’ll miss you and we never got to know you.  The drone that has been shared more times on Facebook than any other “idea” I’ve seen in a long time will never make it to market, and if you paid for one, you’ll never get one.

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Don’t worry though, you’re getting your money back (within 60 days) so nothing ventured nothing gained there – but you’re probably disappointed.

This was the sales pitch, this is what got everyone hooked

Now I’m not saying I told you so, but right from the start, it was just an idea – just a concept.  And without funding from more than just a few eager customers, this was never going to make it off the ground (Pun intended).

It’s sad, likely thousands and thousands of people were keen – but the company is winding down because they’ve been unable to secure financing to unlock their manufacturing line and ship the first units.

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A year and a half later, Lily is dead.

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3 Comments on this post.
  • Christopher
    12 January 2017 at 9:34 pm
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    Some udder company should get the right to make the Lily and show some can make them

  • Brian
    13 January 2017 at 4:05 am
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    So, the part of the story I REALLY wanted to read is missing . . . WHY? What happened to Lily and why? Will some other entity pick it up and run with it. Where’s the investigative journalism these days? 🙂

  • turner
    13 January 2017 at 7:09 am
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    Scam! I myself paid the 499 for the drone and received an email in Novemeber the drone would ship within the month. Just think about it if you take $34 million and invest the money in a way that guarantees you lets say 5% over the three year period it took them to waste our time that would have made over $7 million dollars. How does a company who needs the money to create a product through research and development and created all the drones for 60k people still have the money to repay everyone the full cost? They made a killing!

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