MovieSwap is the first universal movie library, totally powered by the crowd, to watch and swap films without constraints.
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MovieSwap: "We will continue working in this direction and will share our key learnings with you, on this page, in a few weeks."
That was on 12 April. How about an update?
I already prepare a box with 200 DVD that I wanted to send you. :(
And you close the Movieswap website (it's redirected to this KS).
Really not a good idea for the future of this project.
The coolest cooler, the most funded ever kickstarter project raised millions!! But the truth is it flopped once before the creator tweaked it and re-introduced it with a bit more flair and now hes a millionaire. Please try again with a bit more investment in getting it out there. This is a really good idea.
Please try again
+1 david, the whole concept seems very much misunderstood and there are so many questions left unanswered that could have been published in the FAQ to help potential backers 'get' it
I really liked this idea and i think it would be much much more successful if you made a more serious introduction video where explain everything more in detail and show off how the service is suppose to work. Would be really good if you could try this project here on kickstarter one more time
You money was not taken from your account, you simply won't be charged.
Your money doesn't need to be refunded, it never leaves your bank account.
The money is taken only at the end of the kickstarter. As they cancelled it before, no harm done.
How will my money be refunded exactly?
Too good to be true
While admittedly I'm disappointed, I can say that I at least respect the creators for terminating this early versus collecting the money, having delay after delay, and trying to refund everyone unsuccessfully. I've backed some successful and some unsuccessful projects and would rather it end before it begin like this rather than take years longer than expected only to finish (maybe) with dismal results.
In the meantime guys please get Vodkaster outside the French borders. At least you owe us that...
Literally backed this last night. Lol
@Michael Folwarczny @AllGamer
We remain convinced that movies deserve a better legal offer and exposure on the Internet that satisfies users, creators and investors. We will continue working in this direction and will share our key learnings with you, on this page, in a few weeks.
Thank you all for your support!
@AllGamer, you mean a couple of hundreds and then some more 5000 missing....
What a pitty. I already started grabbing my tv shows which i planed to send :( I rly hope this idea wont be abandoned completely..
So sad, we were only a little over 100 people short to make it :(
I was really looking forward to this, more alternative to Netflix and alikes the better for us the End Users.
Are you guys planning to relaunch this again in the near future?
Make sure to make a bigger splash, get a good marketing team ;) and more word of mouth.
Merci @Stephanie et @Alain, votre soutien compte beaucoup pour nous.
J'ai été dépitée d'apprendre la nouvelle, je suivais votre projet avec beaucoup de joie et d'espoir. J'espère que ce ne sera pas la fin pour vous et que vous trouverez une solution pour aller de l'avant. Vous défendez un modèle important.
C'est avec beaucoup de regret que j'apprends l'annulation du projet, qui me semblait être une excellente idée.
J'espère que l'équipe trouvera une autre façon de la relancer.
Je leur souhaite beaucoup de courage dans cette période difficile.
Merci pour leur honnêteté et transparence dans la gestion de cette crise.
@Freddy Neuhold @Maarten Celen
Of course we will keep you updated. Thank you for your support!
Yea kickstarter needs to be better about their projects I've seen way to many who don't know what they are doing/scams go through
It has no use to insult this company. Be glad they cancel it. This was you don't lose your money!
I've backed a project in 2013. Still waiting for my product.
Better this then losing money. Thank you for being honest and canceling!
MovieSwap, Will you keep all backer informed of continued progress? MovieSwap is such a great idea and I want this thing to happen!
These kinds of hidden goals should not be allowed on Kickstarter. You posted a public displayed goal, we helped you to get there and now you do not deliver. Why should I ever want to support your company ever again?
Thats all you have to say movieswap?
Of course, you card will not be charged.
It has be stated here many times, that the creators were already running www.vodkaster.com and when asked here about the needed infrastructure they replied with "everything is ready to go".
@oliver: It's in the e-mail you received from kickstarter: "As a result, your ... pledge has been automatically canceled and your card will not be charged."
Your money never got processed Oliver. They cancelled a couple days before hand
Do we get our money back?
A bit of a strange approach you took here. The funding progress was flattening out over the last month. Two weeks ago you talked about the magic $100’000 mark which would have been three times the funding; a very respectable success for the non-informed backers about the “secret deal” with your investors. However, this would have brought you another 700 backers with the average pledge of $18 or 1250 backers max, if everybody went for the cheap. So why go down this road if you already knew you would only make it to half of the requested number? I don't mind the deal with your investors, which in my mind is legit if somebody should capitalize on a high risk startup. But some effort through other channels and platforms as well as clear communication definitely would have helped. Anyways, good luck next time.
Also with investors involved people usually run away from a crowdfound. Thats why I respect ones that cancel when they potentially found and investor and use things like thunderclap
As an early and enthusiast backer I'm very disappointed. I felt quite committed to this project, spend some time for it.
I've registered three more backers (family members) to get them free access. If we were more backers to do this, then the hidden 10000 backers goal would have been reached easily.
But I guess investors wanted to count real persons, not slot members made for others, that's maybe why they didn't tell about the 10000 goal.
It boggles the mind why you were not upfront about your actual goals from the beginning. That is more disappointing, actually, than you suspending the campaign.
One of the points is this rule that was used towards the skarp laser razor "in violation of our rule requiring working prototypes of physical products that are offered as rewards," in other words nothing to show towards the stick and the media site. Sites like crackle and shudder have made simple sites off of little to no money and have been successful. Also goes to show they weren't here for us as they were here for "investors"
I just want to point out that I was/am giving my food for thought in case the movie Swap Team decides to crowd funding again.
It was not communicated well enough that it was 10,000 or bust. While that is what you need to succeed, setting a backer threshold is not in the nature of Kickstarter and can't be communicated to first-time Kickstarter (on top of how Kickstarter works, on top of your service concept).
Getting to 10,000 backers requires getting people outside of the Kickstarter network to overcome the friction of pledging. Doing this is hard for any category outside of the video game space.
Not only is 10,000 hard, I'm fairly sure it hasn't been done in the web or app categories. I could be wrong. If it has, I wouldn't be surprised, but
It was probably done by
a) an existing entity//ip
b) a second Kickstarter for the same project (because it gained followers but failed)
If you aren't a or b, then you need to exploit a press network. Again, video games have an established press network.
I'm not sure what the 'established movie streaming services' press network is...Fandango? Forbes? Gizmodo? Tech Crunch? Movies.com?
I'm fine with it being cancelled. Better to get no product then a poorly supported one.
But I am really really curious about this 10,000 number and what went into deciding it!
what were those points?
I find it funny how I call them out for missing some key features that needs to be on kickstarter to continue to be a project and a couple hours later they cancel it.
So it was a scam?
now let's watch the world burn :) lol
well what a surprise..... NOT
The project was more than 200% funded and you fking cancel it becouse it wasn't enough? why not set the real goal from start then..
My english is to bad to say how disappointed I am about you and this misleading campaign.
What on earth was the point in setting a goal of €35,000 if more than twice that was never going to be enough? Poor show.
On est toujours avec vous ! Prêts à vous soutenir pour la prochaine aventure !
Longue vie à Movie Swap !
sadden, great idea and concept please keep backers inform on your progress and journey.