- Jun 9, 2017
You've just explained exactly why he needs crowdfunding while assuming he can't.It wouldn't raise funds for new orders since that wouldn't be part of the crowdfunding (or if it was, it might not be the most popular option as you suggested due to mistrust). The funding would be for those with existing orders to get a guaranteed assembly and shipping date. He doesn't need to promise anyone else a new order. Those with pre-orders were going to be asked for more money upon shipping any way, so crowdfunding just allows ED to get that money early and charge a bit more to cover the costs. Surely I can't be the only one waiting on a pre-order who would pay more to get a guaranteed assembly/shipping date that actually gets met.Have you read previous messages from ED in this thread? I think you haven't because he has answered cearly most questions you ask.
On other side (this is my point of view) now you can't raise a crowdfunding campaign: 1st/ Who would trust on it after a lot of years delay; All crowdfunding news would emphasize that bad experience with deadlines after years waiting. 2nd/ It would raise funds mainly for new orders/model, but it wouldn't solve problem for existing paid orders. 3th/ How much money would he need to ask for a Pyra 2 to make it attractive today to more people and cover previos Pyra order loss (so you can ship Pyra 2 to those old orders)? I think it would be too much to attract new backers.
- He could fill bankrupt for Pyra project (and this project is bankrupt) but he doesn't want to do so, and he continues shipping Pyra machines losing money on each.
- He can't ship them faster because he need to compensate loss with other sells form his shop.
- ¿How is he going to raise capital and hire engineers, etc if this is bankrupt and losing money on each Pyra he ships?