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Paul / Shawn ... Seems like those Videos at the 145K goal are driving lots of people to bump up their pledge!

In my opinion, Videos drive more people to bump! than Books ... if this were true, you may see a slow down after the 145 which is around the corner ...
Lets say things slow down at 145 (hope not) .... .is there any chance to put the Sepp Holzer movie say at 155K to get it back to Full speed? Just for the last stretch?

I'm guessing movie from Sepp the almighty may kick things into full speed again much more than the other books .. just saying ..

This all has been great, fun and exciting anyway .. The Well at the Lab is now at your finger tips yipee yeahhhh
 
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I hope the rush escalates to the very end.

I have to say, though, that I am sorry to see that the added $40 stretch goal involves replacing a hard-copy of the book with an audiobook. I would have liked both. Do you know yet if it is going to be available on Audible?

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Carlos Gomezvelandia wrote:In my opinion, Videos drive more people to bump! than Books ... if this were true, you may see a slow down after the 145 which is around the corner ...
Lets say things slow down at 145 (hope not) .... .is there any chance to put the Sepp Holzer movie say at 155K to get it back to Full speed? Just for the last stretch?



I think things are pretty set in stone right now. We are scrambling just to get everything done.

We just finish writing one update and it's already time to start writing the next one!

Not a bad problem to have.
 
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Chris Kott wrote:I hope the rush escalates to the very end.

I have to say, though, that I am sorry to see that the added $40 stretch goal involves replacing a hard-copy of the book with an audiobook. I would have liked both. Do you know yet if it is going to be available on Audible?

-CK



Maybe/probably.
 
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$145,063!




 
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Wow....the $145,000 stretch has been crossed...onwards and upwards :)
 
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This morning I woke up and saw that we brought in $3000 overnight.   I thought "maybe we will hit one more stretch goal today."   And within minutes, we hit the next stretch goal.   Shawn and I then talked a bit about the chores we have to get done and noticed that we were already halfway to the next stretch goal.   So we decided to cobble together the wording for the next update "just in case".   By the time we got done, we were something like $60 shy.   We waited about a minute, got the update out and ...   we were already $350 in!

The moral of the story is that I have no idea what to predict.   Maybe we will get to the next stretch goal - maybe we won't.   Maybe we will fly past all of the stretch goals!
 
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Well if you need a further idea at some point, you could always make a stretch goal that adds a hard copy of the book to the audiobook at the $40 level.

-CK
 
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$146,008!




 
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For those of us already planning to visit for the PDC/ATC you could leave our physical copies of the book and we could pick them up to take home when we leave, and avoid the shipping cost totally. I’d like to do it that way myself at least.
 
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Mark Brunnr wrote:For those of us already planning to visit for the PDC/ATC you could leave our physical copies of the book and we could pick them up to take home when we leave, and avoid the shipping cost totally. I’d like to do it that way myself at least.



I don't think the physical copies will be there yet. We are expecting an October delivery with the hopes that the stars may align to make it August.
 
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Congratulations on your most successful Kickstarter yet!  I'm new to the Permies website but can't wait to be part of this community.  I'm also anxious to get the plethora of extra material that came along with backing this project.  It promises to be enough to keep me busy for the next year!
 
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$147,013!



Just over two hours left! Can we hit 150?!?
 
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$148,065!




 
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Two hours left to snatch these treats before they return to full price.  
 
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Its all so exciting!
 
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I'm watching the final numbers come while at work Just got it set to a small window in the corner of my screen. Hoping it reaches the $150,000 mark!
 
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I remember when we did loads of spreadsheets early on ---   I have a vague memory that if we hit $150k i might be able to get a well at the lab.   I won't know if that's true for quite a while.

 
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Bill Crim wrote:Its all so exciting!



I have a vague memory of last year, the last two hours just went freaky.   I wanna say it was something like "more than $10,000 in the last two hours" but I'm not sure.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:I remember when we did loads of spreadsheets early on ---   I have a vague memory that if we hit $150k i might be able to get a well at the lab.   I won't know if that's true for quite a while.



Lets hope so! Hydration at the domination station!
 
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I like devaka's little countdown timer ...
 
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$149,070!



 
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The amount is just flying by.... still an hour and a half .... would be great to make it to 155,000.
[size=18]$149,741 [/size] everytime I try to copy it I have to do it again because it keeps going up !!!
 
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More details about The Scoop on Poop on:

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  • ...for your reading and watching pleasure.
     
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    Nice! I just made a final post over on Steemit to push the Kickstarter. Come on $155,000!
     
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    I was thinking about the course of this kickstarter campaign.  It began with a huge burst of energy then died down through the middle, and now in the last days is finishing with another burst of support.  I think most fundraising campaigns run in this fashion.  At least when I used to be in an area where I could get, and thus listened to, a community supported radio station all their annual on-air fund drives ran this way.  It's seems like you could just cut out the middle doldrums and make it all more efficient, but I suspect it wouldn't work that way.  That initial period is the result of all Paul and Shawn's work prior to the start of the campaign to "sell" us on the book.  Those of us who were fully on board just jumped in, eager to kick it off, fund the project, and get our copies reserved.  

    The middle period is what's needed to start getting the word out to a wider audience and work on "selling" them on the book and campaign.  In the art world, where I dwell, it's generally accepted that it takes multiple exposures before someone will buy work.  It's not an impulse thing.  In the case of the kickstarter I think the lower levels could be impulse buys, but the higher support levels just aren't.  People need to consider them more.  Personally, as much as I'd have liked to see all jump right in at the higher amounts, I think this is the better way to be.  It's how we should consider things when spending money.  That's part of the mentality behind Early Retirement Extreme.  On a broader society wide scale, the more economic activity there is, the more strain we put on the environmental resources.  So considering your spending is a good thing!  Hence, in this middle period we needed to "sell" others on the higher support levels.  All the added rewards from the stretch goals plays a huge role in doing that.  What Paul and Shawn were offering as rewards to begin with were hugely generous, but now like they planned the $100 and up level is so packed with rewards it makes it clearly a fantastic deal for anyone interested in these topics, making that final sell job all the easier.  So a huge thanks to all the people who allowed their goods to be used as stretch goal rewards!!!  What you all have done with that made a huge difference I believe.

    Now in the end stage of the campaign it becomes decision time, and the natural human psychology of the fear of missing out comes into play.  There is less than 2 hours left.  If you are financially able to and still on the fence, are you going to get in on the screaming good deal the $100 and up support levels are?  When I consider all the valuable goods of knowledge I'm getting at the $200 level with the PDC and ATC videos in addition to all these stretch goals I'm rather astounded!  After going through all the books and videos I expect I will have a lot more knowledge to utilize on my little patch of land to build my living capital to much greater heights so it can support me and hopefully many generations to come for a long time.  All this knowledge for $200!!  Thanks Paul, Shawn, and everyone who put forth goods for the rewards, and everyone else who has supported this campaign!
     
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    Just a 1.77  from everyone to make it to 155,000
    and 3.54  to reach 160,000
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    1.75 now lol
     
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    Well, well, well, Paul.  It looks like you get to make it wet up there!  Congrats!
     
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    I'm sure there's a joke somewhere in the "I heard hitting $150k would get Paul all wet in his lab regions"...
     
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    Ack, I finally broke down and upgraded from $10 to $100.
     
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    I am sat outside a bar here in Northern Spain, with tapas and wine, watching the thread!
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    $151,539!


     
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    less than an hour to go!
     
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    Amanda Launchbury-Rainey wrote:I am sat outside a bar here in Northern Spain, with tapas and wine, watching the thread!



    ...can you switch it to live video?
     
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    Seems crazy all the stuff you're giving in the $100 contribution. I feel like the $25 contribution probably gets me more stuff than I'll use!
     
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