Originally Posted by jayjay283
The wheels are cool, but this whole kickstarter thing seems shady, if im kickstarting a product and all I get is the wheels I feel ripped off. If you kick start something wheres the benefit. The wheels ? So much for venture capitalism. Give me stock options or something
It's not shady at all. All you're doing is pre-ordering a product or supporting a creative project. It is straight forward. And if the funding goal isn't reached, you are never charged anything. That to me is the complete opposite of shadiness.
Kickstarter is not about investing, and it's not about business ventures. It's about supporting creative projects you think are cool, that otherwise would probably not see the light of day.
People have created some amazing things through kickstarter, that otherwise would have had a tough time succeeding.
Project creators try to offer great rewards to their backers. In the case of pre-ordering a product, you generally will get the product for less than what it would later cost in retail.