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Kickstarcher: No Small Potatoes

Yesterday when Zack Brown's potato salad Kickstarter received $30,298 (it's already passed $38K today), Chicago photographer and self-proclaimed business geek, C.B. Lindsey, decided to crunch some numbers to see how this might play out for Mr. Brown's recipe.

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"At this point every donation they get over $3 they are losing money?" Lindsey wrote on his Facebook page. "To date they have received pledges of $30,298. Their total costs are now close to $32,000."

Oh, right.

"This does not factor in the costs of the specialized salads or events. Not to mention resource costs (stove, fridge, etc.)," Lindsey goes on to say.

"Over $3 he is promising a bite/sample of the potato salad. Materials and shipping alone are $10.95."

Maybe he can donate the funds to some tots in need?

Via Kickstarter:

Projects can't fundraise for charity, offer financial incentives, or involve prohibited items.

We're all in favor of charity and investment, but they're not permitted on Kickstarter. Projects can't promise to donate funds raised to a charity or cause, and they can't offer financial incentives like equity or repayment.

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