Kickstarter Scare Story from the Past

There are quite a few things I can tell you about running a Kickstarter project on your own, and those things will be left for a future post. I’m taking a little break from campaigning to work some more on Project Swapfig, which I haven’t been able to do for at least a week because of having to redo the project video.

One interesting thing I came across was a post on Kotaku, entitled “The Case Of The Disappearing Kickstarter”, which addresses the very real problem of project owners managing to reach their targets but not delivering anything: no rewards, no finished product, nothing.

When adding that into the equation, it’s understandable why some people may not want to contribute to a Kickstarter project – and it gives weight to my opinion that social status (how trustworthy the project owner is) is a significant factor in gaining support.
Especially given the fact that other people involved in the LEGO community, whether members of a forum or a seller on [some site where people can set up shops], have been involved in deliberately ripping people off, I felt it was important to stress:

Project Swapfig is genuine, and I fully intend to make sure there’s a finished site – regardless of whether the target is reached or not – and to have all the rewards produced and sent if it is.

Too many people know who I am and where I live for me to effectively rip anybody off! but ripping people off has never been my intention.

Of course, if you’re unaware of what Project Swapfig is or why it’s potentially so great, go take a look at the Kickstarter project itself. Then help yourself to one of the many rewards, tell everybody you know about it and promote it heavily. 🙂

Thank you to my six backers and everybody who has spread the word so far. By this time next week I want to have reached that coveted 100% milestone!