31 Aug '15, 2pm

Why I Won't Do Another Kickstarter Campaign

Why I Won't Do Another Kickstarter Campaign

Your opinion is wrong because it ignores the description of Kickstarter on Kickstarter's own pages. Too many people seem to have made the same mistake. Kickstarter payments are clearly marked as a DONATION, and the things you get are clearly marked as REWARDS, which is only partly to get around the issue of collecting sales tax. Neither Kickstarter nor the projects claim to be "selling" anything; in fact, it is illegal to sell things that you don't have, so they can't even call it "preordering". Kickstarter is PRECISELY a place for funding risky projects, and even projects that will have no return (I have donated to update a movie theater in my old college town for no reward at all). I have backed dozens of Kickstarter projects, but all things with no important schedule for an amount I was prepared to lose. One took more than a year over estimate (a $100 board game), other...

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