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Submission + - Why Kickstarter Is Not A Store (itworld.com) 1

jfruh writes: Kevin Purdy ordered a piece of electronic equipment online, and received it after a longer wait than he expected; then, afte a week, it stopped working and neither he nor the vendor have been able to revive it. If he had ordered from Amazon, he'd be furious, but the gadget it question is the newly launched Pebble Watch, whose Kickstarter he contributed to, and he's willing to be a lot more lenient about it. The truth is, he says, that Kickstarter is not a store, and you need to calibrate your expectations for it accordingly.
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Why Kickstarter Is Not A Store

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  • Kickstarter is an opportunity to be involved in choosing the means of economic productivity without being born wealthy. It's smaller scale with a lower buy-in than being a CEO or plurality stockholder.

    The offer of a final product in exchange for a pledge is more of a memento than a sales transaction. A truly refined product built and tested for mass consumption requires the kind of resources that might be available after a success kickstart.

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