Kickstart Them When They’re Down

A once in a lifetime opportunity. This promise is so worn out.

But there are still genuine once in a lifetime opportunities. You can find many of them on crowd-funding websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

The opportunities on these sites are a gamble. Some of the projects never deliver. Others deliver very late. Then you have the ones that deliver a poor alternative to what was promised. Lastly, you have those who deliver but then go under.

Out of those, you can grab some really good products. As you can imagine, some of those you will never be able to find again. Anywhere. Ok, maybe you could find them on eBay.

One such product was the G-Ro luggage. This was a very high quality product. It is unique in many ways. It has optimal storage space. It is robust. It turns heads thanks to its design. And you can no longer get one. The website is gone. The company doesn’t reply to emails. It seems they went under. What a shame.

Another such product is the RiutBag. This backpack by Sarah Giblin served me very well for very long. I still have it and it is still a great backpack. While Giblin is still selling new products, the backpack is unfortunately out of stock.

I’m a huge crowd-funding fan. It’s an amazing platform for small businesses and individuals to launch unique products on. However, you have to be really, really careful. There is no promise of a product or its quality. Do your homework before committing. And don’t buy any silly old thing you see. I’m sure you work hard for your money.

Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

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