Worst Kickstarter Projects #2: The flying Car attachement

Let’s be honest: you don’t have to look to long for horrendous Kickstarter Projects.
How many people think Kickstarter is where you get money from random people for showing nothing at all?

Yeah I need a bazillion dollars for this Idea. I need to hire NASA scientists to accomplish it. $1000 and I’ll send you a thank you letter

Guys, Kickstarter is for people with real ideas and real products that may hit the market. Show us what you can and not what you thought off while being in the shower.

Anyway, this caught my attention today:

The flying Car attachment

So important it has its own abbreviation! the F C A.

Overview

Ah yes. Who doesn’t love Kickstarter Projects with real and good looking project pictures? You do? Wow then you need to look at this:
KFCA1
Doesn’t that look great. I didn’t knew you can do such fine lines in MS Paint!

The idea is quite nice. The project leader wants to create an attachment for your car so it will be able to fly! well that sounds great. We haven’t yet made skateboards fly but a car should work!
The reason behind this is that after the project has finished (1-2 Years as he stated) you won’t have to buy a new Tesla HoverX no! You can just convert your old Chevy into a Hovercar!
While this may sound nice to a twelve-year-old, you should consider that it probably is a really thigh schedule! I rather trust Elon Musk to come up first with this stuff.

Sounds like he got the blueprints in his pocket and just needs money to fly off right? False!
What he needs is money and a team of Engineers and Scientists!

Risk and Challenges

Well as stated above, the team is not yet complete. Needs some Einsteins for the monkey work.

Also the Project Leader states that the Roads may not be ready for flying cars. But in those 1-2 years project time he will change this with some sort of organizations. Nice right? Finally someone who changes something in the world.

Rewards

$25 – You’ll get updates! On the project that will change how public infrastructure works today! What a steal. (1 Backer)
$50 – You’ll get Pictures! I don’t know if you’ll get updates as well but man some nice Pictures! (0 Backers)
$100 – A thank you letter. Aw that’s nice! And is this real – a 5GB USB Stick with Pictures. Where the heck does he get a 5GB USB Stick? Man he must be magic. (0 Backers)
$250 – A Thank you letter. A magic 5GB USB Stick. Updates on the Project – so yes they were not included in $50 and $100. And you will be the first one to BUY this magical piece of FCA! With Signatures! (1 Backer, we know you are the creator)

Each Reward is limited except for the $25. How much does he want?

Well only One Million Dollars.

… wait a minute
1500 x $ 50 = $ 75’000
2000 x $100 = $200’000
2000 x $250 = $500’000

This adds up to $775’000. He would hit a bit more than three-quarters of the million if all limited Rewards were gone. d’uh. (5500 Backers)
That would mean he’d need an additional 9000 Backers to just gift him $25 for a bit of updates. That’s great math dude, how did you want to design that thing again?

Summary

I don’t even know what to say. Do people open these kickstarters up to see how many dumb people there are? Or did little 12 Year old Johnny get permissions to use the Family Computer all alone?

This can’t be real.

Worst Kickstarter Projects #1: The Breakup Website

Did you ever ask yourself why you should invest time to tell someone you don’t love them anymore?
Do you think all problems can be solved with non-communicating?
Are you an asshole?

Then this Kickstarter Project is made for you!

 

Breakup without ever looking at your significant other

… over a website
… they’ll receive an email..

That’s what you get if you fund this Kickstarter project! A website for assholes!
I’m not kidding. This is what the project is. You enter your soon to be ex’s E-Mail. Get all your hatred out and write up a nice summary on why you break up with them. Your now ex will receive the E-Mail and can cry all night long.

Backing Options

$5 – You’ve done good
$10 – The creators of the site will send you a hateful message.
$25 – You’ll receive a copy of an e-Book „The art of Pain“. That way you can be the asshole you’ve always wanted to be!
(this is where it gets weird)
$50 – PAY THEM to DO THEIR WORK. Really that’s a fucking great deal. For $50 (you pay them) you can send them a logo you have designed yourself, with your time. It may be chosen. But probably not. Waste the best $50 of your life! /s
$100 – DOUBLE your time and enter TWO logos! If you don’t win you will at least get a fucking $100 ebook.
$250 – The E-Book and for $250 THEY WILL LISTEN TO YOUR IDEAS. Fucking awesome isn’t it??? But only for 3 Months. This must be a new business model!
$500 – E-Book and 6 Months „Access“ for saying your opinion. You’re rich and nobody want’s to listen to you? This is YOUR option.

Here comes the clue. At $500 you can use the website forever at no charge! There’s a fee you ask? Seemingly so!

Risk and Challenges

It starts off with „We’re a team of professionals“. Professionals in what? No screenshots on the site. The Picture is really bad. A „professional“ could have build the site in max. 2 hours. Why would they need the money? ($9000 by the way).

Summary

If this isn’t a money laundering operation I’m speechless.

This is a site you will be paying money for to break up.
A simple site you can build yourself with like 5 hours of training in codecademy.com (if you’re an absolute rookie).
And they want money for it.

It’s clearly just about that ebook. This is the worst marketing idea for a book.