Kickstarter thread

Chino Kapone

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Many awesome ideas like Cards Against Humanity started out a Kickstarter. There are several unique and innovative products and ideas out there right now, so if you see some cool stuff, aware here.

I like this one a lot. Looks fun as hell.... I'd scoop one up.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/994460154/onda-cycle





 
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Konstantin K

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I'd rather ride around on one of these:

 

d0uche_n0zzle

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I've got a Photon 3D scanner from an Indiegogo campaign coming soon. First batch.
 

Psychopath

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I wanted one of these since I saw them on Nickelodeon's GUTS! tv show.
 

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Bobobie

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Great bike as long as you have a very flat level surface without any cracks, bumps, dips, or any irregular surface. The lack of large rubber bike tires or suspension in general, means no shock absorption. Those tiny tires work well on a skateboard because you stand and the bend of your knees acts as shocks. Since you'll be sitting all the shock will go directly into your body, most likely your ass.

 

Party Rooster

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whiskeyguy

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How do kickstarters work? I never took the time to find out. Do you pledge the cost of a product and then they ship it to you when it's finally made, or do you just throw money at a product like it's a charity? Is it comparable to buying stock in the product?
 

JonBenetRamsey

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Great bike as long as you have a very flat level surface without any cracks, bumps, dips, or any irregular surface. The lack of large rubber bike tires or suspension in general, means no shock absorption. Those tiny tires work well on a skateboard because you stand and the bend of your knees acts as shocks. Since you'll be sitting all the shock will go directly into your body, most likely your ass.

 

Hog's Big Ben

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How do kickstarters work? I never took the time to find out. Do you pledge the cost of a product and then they ship it to you when it's finally made, or do you just throw money at a product like it's a charity? Is it comparable to buying stock in the product?
Each one is different. Look at the side panel to see what different pledge amounts get you.
 

Psychopath

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How do kickstarters work? I never took the time to find out. Do you pledge the cost of a product and then they ship it to you when it's finally made, or do you just throw money at a product like it's a charity? Is it comparable to buying stock in the product?
It's like an investment. But if the kickstarter you are backing doesn't meet their set goal you get a refund.
 

gleet

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I really wanted to get in on this one in the beginning.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console?mobile=0

No one could have thought this would ever happen, I thought it was going to be the best vaporware scam in the history of gaming. Looks like they'll be hitting the shelves at Best Buy and Amazon in a little over a month. Damn, I missed out!
Give it to me straight, Doc. What do I need to use this? It says Android powered and that sounds cell phone-like to me. You ever look at those cell coverage maps and note dark areas? That's me. So can this thing be used in the privacy of my own home without being in cell service?
 

whiskeyguy

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That's a cool concept. Does Kickstarter act as a type of escrow until the goals are met? If so, that's pretty genius... collect interest off of everyone else's money.
 

Don the Radio Guy

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That's a cool concept. Does Kickstarter act as a type of escrow until the goals are met? If so, that's pretty genius... collect interest off of everyone else's money.
I don't think they even charge the cards until the goal is met. They're not PayPal holding money to collect interest.
 

whiskeyguy

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I don't think they even charge the cards until the goal is met. They're not PayPal holding money to collect interest.
Oh alright. Holding the money in escrow might have been a more financially beneficial business plan.

Then again, with interest rates these days maybe not.
 

Psychopath

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Oh alright. Holding the money in escrow might have been a more financially beneficial business plan.

Then again, with interest rates these days maybe not.
They do take a small cut of the investment, but I'm not sure how much.
 

Don the Radio Guy

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Oh alright. Holding the money in escrow might have been a more financially beneficial business plan.

Then again, with interest rates these days maybe not.
The problem would be the mass refunds since most never reach the goal.
 

whiskeyguy

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The problem would be the mass refunds since most never reach the goal.
Yeah they would have to work out how much money is expected to reach the goal, and when that payout will have to happen. They could put a portion of that in higher interest accounts like CDs, and keep the rest in a liquid, interest bearing account.
 

Party Rooster

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They do take a small cut of the investment, but I'm not sure how much.
They take 5%, plus whatever the payment processor collects.
The problem would be the mass refunds since most never reach the goal.
I guess "most" is technically correct, but they're about a 45% success rate with their startups. If they're not successful your credit card never gets charged. Compare that to venture capital investments.

And contrary to popular belief, these aren't (and are separate from) investments in a company or an idea. What you get for your investment is frequently just a working prototype or a license to use/view a creative work.
 

Don the Radio Guy

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I think it's a great idea and like that they moderate the requests and keep the cyber beggars out.