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Imaginary auction shop

Why not a shop with imaginary products and services in it? And you bid the price that you want to pay for that product, you also commit to long term spending on the product, you actually stake money, so if the product is created, you are obligated to pay for it
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Getting sustainable products and services into the world is extremely expensive and takes extreme amounts of effort to bring a product into the world. What if we could minimise the risk?

So why not let people vote with their wallets?

You kind of need an MBA and have credentials to be CEO and run a public company.

Most businesses fail, most startups fail, most venture capital is lost, most restaurants fail. There's occasionally a few unicorns that are worth £££ billions but most spend investor money and have losses and no profits. See most restaurant startups and Uber as examples.

So this imaginary website is where marketing professionals create beautiful copy and beautiful imaginary products and services and cost it all. Then people vote how much they're willing to pay for that service.

beautiful, demand signalling.

chronological, Sep 09 2022

Kickstarter https://kickstarter.com
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       Kickstarter (and Indiegogo, and a few others). Their products don’t exist until enough people put up money to make them.   

       And sometimes not even then. Still waiting for my Skarp shaver, dammit!
a1, Sep 09 2022
  

       The problem with Kickstarter is that you need to be invested in creating a product to list on Kickstarter, it cannot just be a whimsical idea.   

       I'm imagining an auction website where people vote and put money into things that want but putting money is a commitment.   

       Good ideas should have lots of commitments for money.
chronological, Sep 09 2022
  

       // you need to be invested in creating a product to list on Kickstarter, it cannot just be a whimsical idea. //   

       Nonsense. A lot of non-existent whimsy (and outright hoaxes) still get through. Still waiting for my Skarp shaver, dammit!
a1, Sep 09 2022
  

       I'll commit to making future payments to the new gm bred talking dinosaur.
xenzag, Sep 09 2022
  

       This idea includes people who have no actual interest in creating anything but want to create a glorious fictional product.   

       Such as my cheese duvet that I listed here
chronological, Sep 09 2022
  

       // people who have no actual interest in creating anything but want to create a glorious fictional product. //   

       Have you heard of Halfbakery.com?
a1, Sep 09 2022
  

       I'm aware that some halfbakery entries have drawings associated with them but I think it's pretty rare.   

       I would like the media associated with an item to be really high quality and to look brilliant and feel awesome. The way products are meant to cause you to feel.   

       Want to create or someone else to create something for you? Create a pitch video, pretend everything, it's fiction at this point.
chronological, Sep 09 2022
  
      
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