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Old November 20, 2012, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
Most importantly, there's the question of profit. If this crowd funding thing is going to be a viable industry, the companies involved have to make a profit. Without that it won't go on since companies can't function without the guys at the top taking a paycheck. Now that causes an issue since the "community" doesn't like seeing their direct money go into the owner's new mansion or Ferrari. This (IMO) is where we start getting into a slippery slope. At what point does the "crowd" start getting pissed that more money wasn't put into development rather than in an owner's bank account?

Also, to another level, at what amount of money does someone become an investor expecting a return once the product is finished vs a "kickstarter"? I see those kickstarter thing come up range of donations from 20 to 100+$ in some cases. That's a good chunk of change for the Average Joe out there.
Is smoke supposed to come out of there?
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