Kickstarter - has it worked for anyone?

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Re: Kickstarter - has it worked for anyone?

Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:45 PM

Can you make money off any of these projects if your a backer? most of the rewards I see are like dvds, tshirts, etc...

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:20 PM

View Postlordofduct, on 04 May 2012 - 04:57 PM, said:

lol, my wall o' text was skipped over as I brought Shadowrun a couple days ago.

Yeah, but that was like a couple of days ago.
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Re: Kickstarter - has it worked for anyone?

Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:34 PM

View PostJonPM, on 06 May 2012 - 06:45 PM, said:

Can you make money off any of these projects if your a backer? most of the rewards I see are like dvds, tshirts, etc...

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I haven't heard of anyone offering shares in the project as incentives or anything like that. I think that would be hard to manage, considering you'd probably have to get the SEC involved and whatnot.

Basically, the idea is to get seed money in, not to invest for a financial return.

What might be possible, or it might be completely illegal, and I have no idea which, would be to offer backers early dibs on any IPO that happens out of the project later. However, I think the classic kickstarter campaign is operating at a level where the necessary lawyering to make that happen would cost hundreds of times the campaign's target.
Specifically, I'm thinking, $5K typical startup target and ~$500K in lawyering to make something like that legally solid and legally sound. Not being a lawyer, though, I'm really pulling that out of my ass.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:18 PM

It seems Penny Arcade has summed up my concerns with kickstarter..

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http://penny-arcade....omic/2012/05/07
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:55 PM

Goddamn it, I was going to give Lamborghinis out as prizes at the 20 dollar level. Now I'll have to go with stickers, admit conformity, and just hope people think that CISPA is as evil as I do.

God damnit.

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Re: Kickstarter - has it worked for anyone?

Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:34 PM

Why not give out stickers of Lamborghinis?
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:17 PM

I am a fan of stickers on Lamborghinis...
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:25 PM

I'm phoning in a dui complain on that car right now. fyi.
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Re: Kickstarter - has it worked for anyone?

Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:38 AM

i have funded 2 projects:
http://www.kickstart...7/the-classical
http://www.kickstart...atue-of-robocop

and one more for a friends site they never reached funding.

i also tried to start a kickstarter to buy the new orleans hornets, of which kickstarter told me was 'inappropriate'

fucking assholes, it's not like anyone would have lost the money if it didn't fund at the 250 million i needed.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:41 AM

Did you get your 'RoboCop Detroit pin' yet?
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Re: Kickstarter - has it worked for anyone?

Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:45 AM

no :(
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

Attention:

Peerbackers> Kickstarter.

That is all.
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Re: Kickstarter - has it worked for anyone?

Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:31 AM

Why?
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Re: Kickstarter - has it worked for anyone?

Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:38 AM

why would you ask the rambler that?
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:43 AM

LOL

One reason stands out: If the person/group/whatever doesn't reach their funding goal, but can still provide the rewards they have listed, they still get the money. It means they have a chance of succeeding even if the funding isn't what they'd hoped for.
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