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    $44,047!



 
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to go to the kickstarter


     CLICK HERE!



 
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    $44,322!


Getting close to another stretch goal!!!

 
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Check again :)
 
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Greg's right! It's now

$45,032!

Ya-all want that next stretch goal, don't cha? Well, it's Leigh Tate's book!
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Yay for the next stretch goal!
 
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Looking at the stats ...   this is our best third day ever!  And the day ain't even over!   And with a bit of luck, we might even double the next best day!


 
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Where's the best place to report a glitch? Today I put a promotional post on my blog and received this comment from one of my readers.

Fantastic idea!! Thanks for sharing the info. Immediately went to the Kickstarter page and clicked on a donation button but it puts in a higher amount than I clicked on. Something is wrong with their buttons. Tried several. Wound up giving smaller amount than I planned.


I don't have an email contact for her so I don't know any other details. Has anyone else reported a problem?
 
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My guess is that it has to do with shipping.
 
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Thanks Paul. I'll leave her a reply comment and see if she responds.
 
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    $46,083!


 
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Yeah Leigh, that's what most of the situations seem to be coming down to.  You select a level and when you pick your country, it tacks on the shipping.  It does say alongside your country what the shipping is but it can sneak past you.

For people, especially overseas, there is a workaround for the shipping if you only want eBooks.  It's the US Virgin Islands option.  Read more about it in the Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs.
 
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Thanks Mike!
 
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I'm not sure if I have some cookies on my computer...  But when I go to kickstarter.com, it shows us at the big project at the top of the screen.  Is anyone else seeing this or am I dreaming???

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Is this the real world? Is this just fantasy?
 
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Sigh. When I signed out of kickstarter, there's some kids craft show in our space. Bad craft show!
 
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It's still there for me but I'm assuming it know who I am by now...  If anyone else sees it on top I'd love to hear about it
 
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Featured project when I check it is a tarot deck. Weird that we're all getting a different featured project in that space. I hope that SKIP will show up for everyone there.
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:It's still there for me but I'm assuming it know who I am by now...  If anyone else sees it on top I'd love to hear about it


Not logged in, it's listed 4th for me under "Taking Off" and 11th under Fresh Favorites.  

And it's now $47,163 and 1,256 backers!
 
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Ha, logging out fixed it.  I'm glad I didn't make a big deal out of it!  (embarrassed emoji here)
 
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    $47,163!



 
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GOOD LORD! How high does it have to go before you just start dropping pies off at our houses in person!
This is awesome!
Congrats Paul and Mike!
 
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Hmmm, permaculture pies delivered to your door.  Sounds like a good reward level for the next kickstarter
 
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    $48,010!



 
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Just a thought to consider, especially for FUTURE kickstarter campaigns

Because I live in East Asia the $25, $45 & $65 levels that include physical books are not really of much interest when we include the shipping fee, the carbon burned in sending product across an ocean and that I have little need for extra books. There is a further issue in that the Japanese postal system has basically stopped many international deliveries. So there is a concern that I will not receive the books despite paying for them. I've already had a few issues with deliveries from nearby China on another kickstarters.

I suppose I could buy the 18 ebooks, but its not the most appealing option as I only really need 1. I understand those are the flavors available, but the choice available essentially caps me at 10 bucks which locks me out of the "Knights who say free stuff". Somehow paying $55 for "free stuff" doesn't make much sense. Perhaps that is just my stubborn side and I have no wish to rain on an otherwise excellent parade or cry about approaching floodwaters, I simply want the option to get "knights stuff" without paying for the books I have no need or desire for.

Now that I have defined the issue, I humbly suggest an ebook/pdf level that allows us "solo foreigners" to access better "stuff" without such an additional cost. Obviously it doesn't involve THIS campaign, only food for consideration in future.

The final thing I want to say is that IF someone knows of 17 people that want an ebook that I can gift to that would have some synergy than I am all ears. Please contact me as I'd love to hear how I can help others improve their knowledge. This way I don't sound like a crank :)
 
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As another solo foreigner I had no problem upgrading from the $10 to $65. I don't need those other 17 books either, but I am so glad to have the ebooks option and the US Virgin Islands set up the organisers arranged to give us an option without postage fees. Otherwise that $65 level would have cost me $110 and there's no way I could manage that, and I too would have been stuck at the $10 level.

I also don't know 17 people I can give ebook copies to, but I thought that was the point of the "knights who say free" thing. We give them our unwanted extra copies, they give them away. If I understand it correctly, that works for me! I don't have to feel guilty for having 17 unwanted ebooks sitting around that I "should" make an effort to share.

For me, the Kickstarter isn't just buying books. It's supporting the project and the entire Permies thing. I guess it helps that some of the stretch goal goodies are items I already had on my wishlist to buy!
 
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Jane Mulberry wrote:As another solo foreigner I had no problem upgrading from the $10 to $65. I don't need those other 17 books either, but I am so glad to have the ebooks option and the US Virgin Islands set up the organisers arranged to give us an option without postage fees. Otherwise that $65 level would have cost me $110 and there's no way I could manage that, and I too would have been stuck at the $10 level.

I also don't know 17 people I can give ebook copies to, but I thought that was the point of the "knights who say free" thing. We give them our unwanted extra copies, they give them away. If I understand it correctly, that works for me! I don't have to feel guilty for having 17 unwanted ebooks sitting around that I "should" make an effort to share.

For me, the Kickstarter isn't just buying books. It's supporting the project and the entire Permies thing. I guess it helps that some of the stretch goal goodies are items I already had on my wishlist to buy!



Thank you for clarifying things
 
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Ok, the number of interesting ebooks tipped it for me.
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Going to love the books. My Mrs gets stuck about me for being on the computer (fell off one once). Can read a book, no problem. And tuck it under my arm and go to the garden. Really excited by the response so far. Congratulations Paul and Mike. Thank you to the people who have given great extras for levels.
 
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Question: if I pledge at Jumbo but won’t be back in the US for a few years, would the bootcamp fee still be valid when I can finally make it out there?
 
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    $49,103!



 
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James Alun wrote:Ok, the number of interesting ebooks tipped it for me.


Thanks James!!!  It's hard to tell from that screen shot but did you increase your reward level to the $65 level or just change your pledge amount?  

As a reminder for everyone, if you bump up your backing to get the goodies at a higher level, you need to select the higher reward level.  There is a way to accidentally just increase the dollar amount without raising your reward level.
 
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Thanks Jane, you answered that perfectly!
 
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I'm pretty sure I did it properly, I'll check when I'm back on the computer.
 
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    $50,108!


And we unlocked the eBook by Leigh Tate "5 Acres and a Dream the Book" Stretch Goal!!!

The next stretch goal is Green planet films “Abundance on Dry Land” documentary:

 
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paul wheaton wrote:Looking at the stats ...   this is our best third day ever!  And the day ain't even over!   And with a bit of luck, we might even double the next best day!



My best ever third day was BWB with $5032.

Yesterday we did $11,222!  
 
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Jennifer Kowalski wrote:Question: if I pledge at Jumbo but won’t be back in the US for a few years, would the bootcamp fee still be valid when I can finally make it out there?



Yup.

We offered something similar about three years ago and somebody recently cashed in that coupon.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Jennifer Kowalski wrote:Question: if I pledge at Jumbo but won’t be back in the US for a few years, would the bootcamp fee still be valid when I can finally make it out there?



Yup.

We offered something similar about three years ago and somebody recently cashed in that coupon.



Groovy, thanks! Time to head over and up my pledge :)
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:

James Alun wrote:Ok, the number of interesting ebooks tipped it for me.


Thanks James!!!  It's hard to tell from that screen shot but did you increase your reward level to the $65 level or just change your pledge amount?  

As a reminder for everyone, if you bump up your backing to get the goodies at a higher level, you need to select the higher reward level.  There is a way to accidentally just increase the dollar amount without raising your reward level.



Yep, I think I did it right.
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When I go to Kickstarter without logging in, I see SKIP at #7: https://www.kickstarter.com/discover/advanced?staff_picks=1&sort=popularity&seed=2695929&page=1 which at the top says Show me 'all categories' projects on 'earth' that are 'projects we love' sorted by 'popularity'. Logging in didn't change that position, but I would imagine different searches on the site might result in different placement based on our cookies. Mmmmm, cookies!

Up to $50,715!!!
 
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Poll:  How many times have you checked the Kickstarter page?

I think I'm at at least 30.  Maybe I need to get out more...
 
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