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Tappers Arcade Bar

Post by Fluffyumpkins » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:56 pm

Will Indy finally get a barcade?

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tappers-arcade-bar
https://www.facebook.com/tappersarcadebar

Sounds pretty awesome. Free-play classics, pinball, and beers! My kind of place for sure.

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Post by Merk » Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:11 pm

I'd love to scrounge up enough money to reach the $1,000 goal and have a private IndyDDR party!

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Post by Fluffyumpkins » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:20 pm

Merk wrote:I'd love to scrounge up enough money to reach the $1,000 goal and have a private IndyDDR party!

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Post by Amp Divorax » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:38 pm

After leaving a post about my concerns with crowdfunding, those behind this idea have stated an interest in having more conventional investors as addition to the traditional crowdfunding route. I know that we aren't exactly rolling in the dough, but it would be equally funny and awesome if we could pull off something like that.
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Re: Tappers Arcade Bar

Post by Ho » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:34 am

I am amused at your use of the phrase "traditional crowd funding." Is it that passe already?
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Post by Merk » Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:06 am

Do we want to take bets on if they actually reach their goal of $30k?

I'm going to say that they won't reach it. They had their initial burst of donors when it was first announced but now donations have petered out and they're sitting at a little under $10k right now.
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Post by Fluffyumpkins » Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:09 pm

Merk wrote:Do we want to take bets on if they actually reach their goal of $30k?

I'm going to say that they won't reach it. They had their initial burst of donors when it was first announced but now donations have petered out and they're sitting at a little under $10k right now.
I don't think they will either. Sure there are people like me that haven't donated yet, but I don't think they'll hit the 30k mark. There has been a fair amount of grumbling around the whole donating vs. investing argument, and it's a valid criticism. There's a lot of discussion on Reddit about this, including the owners and their background. I reached out to them regarding a more traditional investment, but they never got back to me. Ah well.

http://www.reddit.com/r/indianapolis/co ... dys_first/

That said, $20,000 isn't that much if they manage to attract a single wealthy donor, so there's always hope! I wonder what happens if they don't meet their goal. Obviously they won't get any money from the fundraising campaign, but will they try again with more investors and a lower goal? Will they give 20k to a friend and have them shill donate? Is that even allowed?
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Post by Merk » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:13 am

Man.... Should I throw $150 their way for the pint glass? I will never recoup the cost of saving a dollar on drinks since I don't think I've bought 150 drinks at a bar throughout all 8 years of my drinking life.
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Post by Fluffyumpkins » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:54 am

Merk wrote:Man.... Should I throw $150 their way for the pint glass? I will never recoup the cost of saving a dollar on drinks since I don't think I've bought 150 drinks at a bar throughout all 8 years of my drinking life.
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Re: Tappers Arcade Bar

Post by Fluffyumpkins » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:49 am

Not looking good for these guys. Think they'll break 25k?
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Post by Merk » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:19 am

Man, I don't know, I have a feeling they are going to shill donate so that all the shit that has been given to them thus far doesn't get returned to the donators.
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Post by Fluffyumpkins » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:53 am

Merk wrote:Man, I don't know, I have a feeling they are going to shill donate so that all the shit that has been given to them thus far doesn't get returned to the donators.
Possibly. I doubt they'd want to go through the hassle of doing it all again. Care to... wager?
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Post by Merk » Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:38 pm

I don't know, I think it will be really hard to determine if they shill donate, you know?

"HOLY SHIT WE GOT A GENEROUS $15,000 DONATION WITH ONLY A DAY LEFT TO GO. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT"
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Post by Fluffyumpkins » Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:51 pm

Shill aside, do you think they break 30k?
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Re: Tappers Arcade Bar

Post by Ho » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:03 am

I don't know much about IndieGoGo, but don't these crowdfunding services take a cut from the money that is donated? Wouldn't this make a shill donation disadvantageous? I mean, if you used already secured money to make a shill donation, wouldn't you effectively be losing some of that money to the crowdfunding service?
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