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By: danvoell http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/19/is-kickstarter-selling-dreams/comment-page-1/#comment-41913 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 20:23:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16284#comment-41913 I’m not paying for a hypothetical idea, I’m paying for the experience of watching someone else’s idea manifest. Ten of the ten projects I’ve contributed to, I either knew the person doing it or someone who knew them. They weren’t the best projects on KickStarter but I had a friend who had a dream and I wanted to see them go after it. Getting a small memento in the form of a purchase is of a much smaller value then seeing someone with a big idea go after it.

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By: spectre855 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/19/is-kickstarter-selling-dreams/comment-page-1/#comment-41909 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:07:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16284#comment-41909 @Cerridwen13, I agree. With the enormous costs involved with the arts today, video games and movies especially, there is a huge amount of homogeneity. Kickstarter’s ability to socialize the risk is, hopefully, a great way to encourage some new life into industries that are overrun with sequels.

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By: Moopheus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/19/is-kickstarter-selling-dreams/comment-page-1/#comment-41906 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:37:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16284#comment-41906 Think back a few days to your post about art institutions and their wealthy donors who want stuff named after them. These folks are looking for big public monuments to themselves, much like the pharoahs of old, only they want to be able to look at them from the outside while they’re still alive. Most of us, probably not even you, Felix, are going to be able to do that. But for a modest donation we can make a tiny mark, play patron of the arts and/or venture capitalist. Some of the projects might be scams or otherwise just fail. But as you said, you might get to help create something new and interesting that otherwise might not have happened. Which, these days, is hardly the worst thing you could do with your money.

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By: Cerridwen13 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/19/is-kickstarter-selling-dreams/comment-page-1/#comment-41904 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:24:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16284#comment-41904 I really think this is an unfair portrayal of Kickstarter. One of the things I appreciate is that it gives independent producers a place to actually approach potential consumers. As a gamer of multiple stripes, it has been disheartening to me to see the video game world be overrun by companies like EA that only want sports games and first person shooters or Hasbro that is just looking for the next Pokemon. I want entertainment more diverse than that and the projects that I back reflect that. It is a perfect platform to this end and I think the lotto ticket analogy is ridiculous. I’m not looking for some cheap thrill, I’m looking for more of the same entertainment I’ve enjoyed for decades.

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By: Tom_Murphy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/19/is-kickstarter-selling-dreams/comment-page-1/#comment-41902 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 16:53:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16284#comment-41902 The Kickstarter Project I contributed to “Back-country Boiler” was a product for a niche market, ultralight backpackers.

Our contributions gave the inventor the capital he needs to have contract a third party to do a large quantity production run which significantly reduced the overall costs and lead time.

It also moved all the risk from the inventor to the contributors since we were placing and paying for our orders upfront.

It might have been the ideal product for Kickstarter. I doubt the product would have come to market otherwise.

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By: spectre855 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/19/is-kickstarter-selling-dreams/comment-page-1/#comment-41901 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 16:16:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16284#comment-41901 I dunno, I don’t think that these theories are really getting at the heart of what Kickstarter represents, at least for specific projects such as Ouya. You made the comment about Tomorrow magazine and the idea that you wouldn’t pay $15 for the magazine at the newsstand. I think there are people, however, that would pay $15 for it. Or maybe even $100. But most people wouldn’t hence the actual newsstand price. I think that Kickstarter gives those people that are willing to fork over more for the product the opportunity to see that product get realized when it wouldn’t otherwise for lack of demand.

As thispaceforsale said, video gamers are an oddly passionate bunch (I know, I am one) and I know plenty of them that would be willing to fork over hundreds of dollars even for the chance that something as awesome as Ouya may actually get produced.

I know none of this holds true for pens or underwear or watches, but in specific cases, I think Kickstarter can be a great tool for more than just entertainment.

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