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Aaron
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Why do most Kickstarter projects end at the end of the month when I have no money?
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if they end at the end of the month, they've been going all month. You have plenty of time to back. Also: If you are living paycheck to paycheck maybe Kickstarter isn't where you should be spending your money >.>
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Meh. Not living check to check. I just like buying games when I first get paid.

I also know I'm not the only one that likes to back at that last minute.
 
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Sometimes joining a kickstarter is all about timing. There have been a few campaigns I couldn't participate in because the timing was off as far as my personal economy. It happens.

I still hope to buy the stuff I missed when it goes retail.

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Perhaps you need to manage your money better? Set aside a KS budget?
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I would prefer projects to finish on the 2nd I have to be honest. It'd very convenient to have all money into my account go on the 1st, and all out on the 2nd, and then I have a very clear 'this is what has to last the month'

Having them not doesn't really matter, but it's likely to make me feel overconfident about addons so they'd get more money, up to them how much they walk to milk my wallet!
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Magrot wrote:
Why do most Kickstarter projects end at the end of the month when I have no money?


*paid.
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bippi wrote:
Magrot wrote:
Why do most Kickstarter projects end at the end of the month when I have no money?


*paid.


According to most dictionaries online both payed and paid can be used.

Nice try though.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/payed

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/payed

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/payed?s=t
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Magrot wrote:
bippi wrote:
Magrot wrote:
Why do most Kickstarter projects end at the end of the month when I have no money?


*paid.


According to most dictionaries online both payed and paid can be used.
As opposed to ALL of the dictionaries that say "paid" is the correct form?

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kmanweiss wrote:
Set aside a KS budget?


Seconding this. Put aside X dollars a month into another account. If you don't spend it on KS, let it roll over to the next month so you can afford one of the costlier campaigns.
 
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Magrot wrote:
bippi wrote:
Magrot wrote:
Why do most Kickstarter projects end at the end of the month when I have no money?


*paid.


According to most dictionaries online both payed and paid can be used.

Nice try though.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/payed

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/payed

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/payed?s=t


At least he plaid the game.

I mean played.
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Magrot wrote:
bippi wrote:
Magrot wrote:
Why do most Kickstarter projects end at the end of the month when I have no money?


*paid.


According to most dictionaries online both payed and paid can be used.

Nice try though.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/payed

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/payed

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/payed?s=t


Nope. At least, not in the context that you're using. "Paid" is the only valid spelling of the word that means "was given money". "Payed" is used as the past tense of several other definitions of the word "pay", including "waterproofing a ship" and "slackening a rope".

This is actually explicitly referenced in the first two dictionaries you linked to. The reference.com dictionary incorrectly fails to make a distinction between the two spellings.
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jimmcmahon wrote:
Magrot wrote:
bippi wrote:
Magrot wrote:
Why do most Kickstarter projects end at the end of the month when I have no money?


*paid.


According to most dictionaries online both payed and paid can be used.
As opposed to ALL of the dictionaries that say "paid" is the correct form?

devil


I linked the 3 biggest dictionaries in the world. I can go on and on if you'd like.
 
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Magrot wrote:
jimmcmahon wrote:
Magrot wrote:
bippi wrote:
Magrot wrote:
Why do most Kickstarter projects end at the end of the month when I have no money? :(


*paid.


According to most dictionaries online both payed and paid can be used.
As opposed to ALL of the dictionaries that say "paid" is the correct form?

:devil:


I linked the 3 biggest dictionaries in the world. I can go on and on if you'd like.


Did any of the above have anything to do with the original posters question?

On a related note: I wish there were more options in paying for the projects. Less wifey involvement.
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Putts wrote:
Magrot wrote:
bippi wrote:
Magrot wrote:
Why do most Kickstarter projects end at the end of the month when I have no money?


*paid.


According to most dictionaries online both payed and paid can be used.

Nice try though.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/payed

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/payed

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/payed?s=t


Nope. At least, not in the context that you're using. "Paid" is the only valid spelling of the word that means "was given money". "Payed" is used as the past tense of several other definitions of the word "pay", including "waterproofing a ship" and "slackening a rope".

This is actually explicitly referenced in the first two dictionaries you linked to. The reference.com dictionary incorrectly fails to make a distinction between the two spellings.


Not really. Both are saying paid can be used for "waterproofing a ship" and "slackening a rope" also.
 
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Hmm... I note you are in CA. Labor law prescribes that employers pay twice a month. The exception is the state and federal government (not sure about localities).

From the web:
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California law requires that employers pay employees at least twice during each calendar month. Paydays must be designated by the employer and posted at the worksite, as required under Labor Code 207. Labor Code section 204 requires the following:
Wages earned between the 1st and 15th of the month must be paid no later than the 26th day of the month work was done.
Wages earned between the 16th and last day of the month must be paid by the 10th of the following month.
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The exception is the state and federal government


 
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Maybe he's talking about his budget. My budget 'pays' me on the first of every month. He could blow his entertainment load on the 1st and then just buy nothing for the rest of the month, whereas if he's buying entertainment stuff all month long, then stumbles across a cool KS, he can't buy because he is 'broke'.

I like how the first reaction of the board is to try and give him grief about finances though.


This is exactly it.

I was trying to help out. If Kickstarters ended at the beginning of the month they would make more money. Thats all.
 
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What I don't understand about the problem is that when a Kickstarter ends, you don't immediately start stuffing cash into your computer. It goes through a credit card. So no matter when in the month a campaign begins or ends, you owe the money when your credit card bill is due. Set up your credit card so you have to pay it at the beginning of the month.
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What I don't understand about the problem is that when a Kickstarter ends, you don't immediately start stuffing cash into your computer. It goes through a credit card. So no matter when in the month a campaign begins or ends, you owe the money when your credit card bill is due. Set up your credit card so you have to pay it at the beginning of the month.


Exactly what I was about to say. When the Kickstarter ends, your credit card gets charged. You then have until your credit card's payment date to come up with the money.

Some credit cards allow you to request an adjusted statement end date, so you can change that to achieve whatever payment timing you wanted.
 
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For whatever reason, I thought of this song when I read this post:

(oh, and ...erm, explicit)

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lochmoigh wrote:
Magrot wrote:
jimmcmahon wrote:
Magrot wrote:
bippi wrote:
Magrot wrote:
Why do most Kickstarter projects end at the end of the month when I have no money?


*paid.


According to most dictionaries online both payed and paid can be used.
As opposed to ALL of the dictionaries that say "paid" is the correct form?

devil


I linked the 3 biggest dictionaries in the world. I can go on and on if you'd like.


Did any of the above have anything to do with the original posters question?

On a related note: I wish there were more options in paying for the projects. Less wifey involvement.


Technically, yes. The grammar in question was part of the original question.

*poster's
 
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And I thought Grammar-fascism was a German only problem,... :p
 
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As opposed to ALL of the dictionaries that say "paid" is the correct form?

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Most as in every single dictionary site I personally checked.
 
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I would like to see a study that explores if there's any correlation between when a Kickstarter ends within a month and how much it brings in.
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