A $46,991 potato salad?

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Yes. This guy started a kickstarter project where he asked for $10 to make a potato salad. He has now been backed with over $46,000 and there are still 21 days to go...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...9/potato-salad


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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Rodd
    I wonder how much my chicken curry would go if I asked for funds in kickstarter...
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  • Profile picture of the author joe golfer
    The local news there called Kickstarter "Kickstart." Silly traditional media haha.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Who are these people who have money to toss away like this?
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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Who are these people who have money to toss away like this?
        I see what you did there. Putting the word "toss" into a thread about salad.
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    The power of the net strikes again.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    That's insane. It doesn't look half as good as my potato salad
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    I wonder of the $34k potato salad is any good?


    There are many types of potato salad and I'm not sure if I have a favorite.

    Potato salad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    It looks like it came from a store.


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    • Profile picture of the author taskemann
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      That's insane. It doesn't look half as good as my potato salad
      Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

      It looks like it came from a store.
      It's just a sample image. He haven't made the salad yet. That was what he needed money for.
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  • Profile picture of the author waterotter
    $39,658 now.
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    • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
      Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

      $39,658 now.
      Big potato salad party.
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      • Profile picture of the author waterotter
        Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

        Big potato salad party.
        I wonder if this guy is into internet marketing. If not, I think he missed his calling. He certainly knew how to make that go viral in a hurry.
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        • Profile picture of the author Rick Rodd
          Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

          I wonder if this guy is into internet marketing. If not, I think he missed his calling. He certainly knew how to make that go viral in a hurry.
          He's in the Empire Business, y'know.
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        • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
          Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

          I wonder if this guy is into internet marketing. If not, I think he missed his calling. He certainly knew how to make that go viral in a hurry.
          Looks like he is in the potato salad recipe/ebook niche now.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Hmmm... Might be a good time to plan a pizza party.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      Hmmm... Might be a good time to plan a pizza party.
      Might be a good time to plan an anything party. lol. There doesn't seem to be any kind of checks on what you can ask money for ... I mean, a potato salad party?
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    MAN! I've had some GREAT ideas BUT, because of a lack of suppliers, prototypes, etc... I didn't bother to list in places like this. Things like THIS make me think I should go for it. With ONE plan, I have info that is EASILY worth $100. I had to research a few months to find the most workable ideas and some obscure but meaningful facts. I haven't seen any one place you could get it all and some partial competitors charge over $100 for LESS!

    GEE, over $30,000 for potato salad? How about sugar free, gluten free, aluminum free, high protein brownies that could actually help you LOSE weight? Maybe give the recipe to anyone donating over $100? That isn't the same idea I just spoke about, but don't more like brownies than potato salad?

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    • Profile picture of the author taskemann
      Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

      How about sugar free, gluten free, aluminum free, high protein brownies that could actually help you LOSE weight?
      Steve, that sounds toxic.


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      • Profile picture of the author seasoned
        Originally Posted by taskemann View Post

        Steve, that sounds toxic.


        Jimmy
        HOW? NOPE, not toxic. WHAT, you WANT aluminum? You WANT lower protien? As for low sugar, sal MIGHT debate a little, MAYBE. But generally considered FINE! OK, we can have a sugared version! As for gluten, it depends on the flour you use.

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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
          Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

          HOW? NOPE, not toxic. WHAT, you WANT aluminum? You WANT lower protien? As for low sugar, sal MIGHT debate a little, MAYBE. But generally considered FINE! OK, we can have a sugared version! As for gluten, it depends on the flour you use.

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          I got the impression he was joking Steve.
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  • Profile picture of the author NRabosa
    He did state in the risks and challenges: "It might not be that good. It's my first potato salad"
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  • Profile picture of the author wirriam
    Wonder how a $40,000 Potato salad tastes like... Hahaha!
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    • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
      Now why didn't I or any of us Warriors think of asking for money to make that? I certainly wasn't creative enough. So here I sit, late at night, wanting some homemade potato salad. Maybe later this week.
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      • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
        Originally Posted by AprilCT View Post

        Now why didn't I or any of us Warriors think of asking for money to make that? I certainly wasn't creative enough. So here I sit, late at night, wanting some homemade potato salad. Maybe later this week.
        Maybe go for it with coleslaw?
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  • Profile picture of the author SashaRed
    Too bad, because there are other projects which are good and need funding.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Up to $59,000 now...
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    • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      Up to $59,000 now...
      Why did you throw 20K in there?
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

        Why did you throw 20K in there?
        I just loves me some 'tater salad, biz. Loves it.

        This guy's in Columbus. I could actually go to the party. Thinking about it...
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    Unbelievable! It's up to $71,094 now.
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    • Profile picture of the author waterotter
      Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

      Unbelievable! It's up to $71,094 now.
      There's something funny going on here.

      The stats now show 5,203 backers, $42,503 raised.
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      • Profile picture of the author taskemann
        Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

        Unbelievable! It's up to $71,094 now.
        Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

        There's something funny going on here.

        The stats now show 5,203 backers, $42,503 raised.
        IRS saw it. That's why.
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        • Profile picture of the author RestoreAmerica
          Originally Posted by taskemann View Post

          IRS saw it. That's why.
          Don't you just love government. Always there with a gun to head to steal your money.
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          • Profile picture of the author taskemann
            Originally Posted by RestoreAmerica View Post

            Don't you just love government. Always there with a gun to head to steal your money.
            Yup, you are absoluetly correct.

            But please don't get to political because that's against the forum's rules.


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        • Profile picture of the author waterotter
          Jimmy,

          Originally Posted by taskemann View Post

          IRS saw it. That's why.
          That makes no sense....they still have another 22 days to go.
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      • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
        Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

        There's something funny going on here.

        The stats now show 5,203 backers, $42,503 raised.
        Riffle must have decided he does not like potato salad as much as he likes
        buying all the competing vacuum stores in Claude's part of Ohio.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

        There's something funny going on here.

        The stats now show 5,203 backers, $42,503 raised.
        https://www.yahoo.com/tech/when-pota...359821014.html
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  • Profile picture of the author BOB Designs
    I wonder how much can I raise up for a CHICKEN SALAD!
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  • Profile picture of the author Clarke Hanna
    This seems like a campaign to spread awareness of Kickstarter, as they owners of the company knew or the marketing agency that such a random investment opportunity would create such a buzz in the social media industry that it would go Viral, he was a lucky guy to be choosen
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  • Profile picture of the author RestoreAmerica
    Why are people pledging all of this money for Potato Salad? He was asking for $10 why give him all the money? Why won't people pledge money for a good cause? I need $45,000 in ad money. Anyone want to donate? I'm building a alternative site of Facebook so people don't have to worry about Facebook giving their private information over to the NSA to play their Nazi games.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by RestoreAmerica View Post

      Why are people pledging all of this money for Potato Salad? He was asking for $10 why give him all the money? Why won't people pledge money for a good cause? I need $45,000 in ad money. Anyone want to donate? I'm building a alternative site of Facebook so people don't have to worry about Facebook giving their private information over to the NSA to play their Nazi games.
      I had a feeling trying to create a FB alternative while calling them out for handing over info and being like the nazi's wouldn't work by using FB as the platform to promote it as your signature is doing. I just went along to look and got the following message...

      Sorry, this page isn't available

      The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.
      Please tell me the domain you're going to use has no reference to Facebook in it. Please tell me that....for the love of God.
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      • Profile picture of the author RestoreAmerica
        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        I had a feeling trying to create a FB alternative while calling them out for handing over info and being like the nazi's wouldn't work by using FB as the platform to promote it as your signature is doing. I just went along to look and got the following message...



        Please tell me the domain you're going to use has no reference to Facebook in it. Please tell me that....for the love of God.
        What signature are you referring to? My domain is Social Networking Community
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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
          Originally Posted by RestoreAmerica View Post

          What signature are you referring to? My domain is Social Networking Community
          The signature you had yesterday when I posted that led to your FB page that had been shut down.

          I just meant I hoped you weren't going to do what some other people do when they try and emulate FB by using the word 'facebook' in their domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    I think I'm going to start a campaign for a potato salad and beer fest.
    Probably triple his take overnight. Maybe JV with AprilCT with mac salad, too.
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    Coffee is kind of pricey nowadays and I drink a lot of it. Maybe I can recoup my investment...
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  • Profile picture of the author nipsyr
    Originally Posted by taskemann View Post

    Yes. This guy started a kickstarter project where he asked for $10 to make a potato salad. He has now been backed with over $34,000 and there are still 25 days to go...

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...9/potato-salad


    Jimmy
    That is amazing. I wonder why it took off as it did?
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I'm astounded by this project. All he promises is that he's going to make some potato salad. I was browsing through some of the other projects and there's really some well thought out, complicated, wonderful projects that have much less funding. I don't get it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      I'm astounded by this project. All he promises is that he's going to make some potato salad. I was browsing through some of the other projects and there's really some well thought out, complicated, wonderful projects that have much less funding. I don't get it.

      Stupid is as stupid does.
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      • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        Stupid is as stupid does.
        Huh? I don't get it. Ah, never mind. I'm gonna eat some hay.
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    • Profile picture of the author taskemann
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      I was browsing through some of the other projects and there's really some well thought out, complicated, wonderful projects that have much less funding. I don't get it.
      They're not about potato salad.
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