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Five Dollar Fidget Spinner

Created by Sean Hodgins

Five Dollar Fidget Spinner
Fc9f4369704da6966a4eebd25b1efdef original
3,254 backers pledged C$73,142.81 on Kickstarter

The durable, perfectly sized, and affordable fidget spinner. The Trama

Raised in Kickstarter
C$73,142.81 / 3,254 backers
Raised in BackerKit
C$10,801.86 / 3,160 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

The Remainders and Cancellations
about 2 months ago – Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 10:22:38 AM

Hey Everyone, 

This update is not going to be sent to your emails, as it probably doesn't pertain to any of you active backers.

I'm currently going through the orders and cancelling the ones that do not have an address, and never pledged any money during the kickstarter(credit card declined).  Those who did pledge but had extra charges from Backerkit, but also have an address, the extra things causing the charges will be removed and you reward will ship without them. 

Those who have still not filled out your survey and have pledged money. Please finish your survey, or at least enter an address, and you will be shipped a reward at my choosing. 

Thanks Everyone,

Sean H.

Shipping Complete(ish)! Whats next?
2 months ago – Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 07:29:39 PM

 That is right! Tier 2 has completely shipped! Pretty much every package I can ship, has shipped! They are out of my hands. Nothing I can do now! 

So what happens next? Well...

Those who were late to the party will probably be shipped over the next couple days(only about 20 packages). These are people who were late to answering their survey, fixing their credit card, or had address problems. You know who you are.

Now I need to get all businessy.

To the remaining ~130 people, if you're reading this, answer these questions:

1) Did you fill out your survey? 

If you answered "No." You won't get a reward until you do! I will determine a date when it is too late to answer it, the survey will be cancelled, and there will be no refunds. I cannot sit on an incomplete Kickstarter forever. This won't happen right away, I will give plenty of warning. I am still considering how long I can wait for survey answers.

2) Was your credit card declined and you owe money in BackerKit? 

If you answer "Yes." - You have until the end of the month(August 2017) to fix your card. Otherwise, if you have completed your survey and there is a shipping address, come the end of the month you will be shipped whatever you backed in the kickstarter, minus the ADD-ONs. Example: You pledged for 2 fidgets in Kickstarter, but added an extra in backerkit but could not pay for it. You will receive the 2 fidgets, no extra.

3) Have you entered in a shipping address, or sent me one via PM?

If you answered "No." - Why not?! I can't ship you anything without a shipping address. Even if you don't fill out the survey, you can send me an address and I will ship whatever you backed on Kickstarter. Again, I can only wait so long...

So that is that! - We're pretty much complete. It was a long process, but it was a worthwhile experience. Future updates will be warnings will probably just be about cancelling pledges due to inactivity. 

I may also message you all about future Kickstarters. I have a cool project coming up that the majority of you may be interested in. You will be of the first to find out about it, and possibly get early bird access, so stay tuned!

Thank you all for backing! 

Sean Hodgins

One Third Shipped and Pre-Orders Open
3 months ago – Sat, Aug 05, 2017 at 12:56:39 AM

Hey Everyone!

First off, quick news! Since I have a general idea of the quantities that will be available after all the packages have shipped, I have decided to open the Pre-Order store, which will start shipping after all of the Kickstarter backers have shipped and I have received the bearings for them(only got enough for the Kickstarter + a little more). 

So if you or any of your friends missed out on the Kickstarter, head to this link to buy one(or eight)! 

https://five-dollar-fidget.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

You may notice, there is no longer the option to get one without bearing caps, and there is no ceramic bearing option anymore. I may offer a few with ceramics because I have some ceramic bearings left over, but I will wait to make sure everyone from the Kickstarter get theirs first. 

Next, Backer News.

So far 1/3rd of the shipments for tier 2 have gone out the door and over 50% of the entire kickstarter has shipped! Miraculously my bearing installer managed to survive the 5000 bearing installs that it accomplished over the course of last weekend. I'm a little surprised there we're no issues!

This is about half of all of them.
This is about half of all of them.

 Then the caps had to be installed. That took a lot of time. 

Lots of black!
Lots of black!

The shipments began going out on August 1st, so in those 4 days over 800 packages were able to go out. A ton of packages will be created over the weekend and shipped on Monday(Aug 7th). The process only gets faster as efficiency increases. I don't see why the remaining packages shouldn't be able to go out by the end of next week!

Here is 2500 envelopes.
Here is 2500 envelopes.

 

The dog is concerned.
The dog is concerned.

 Not a lot of floor space in the house.

That is about it. I am still alive.

TL;DR

Thanks all!

Sean Hodgins

Tier 2 Addresses Finalized
3 months ago – Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 12:24:04 AM

Hey Everyone

Quick Update: Tier 2 Addresses have been finalized and packages for those will be shipping soon. You can no longer change your address. 

As I mentioned, we are about a week behind at this point. Majority of the package will hopefully(if all goes well!) go out next week. 

There will be one final shipping tier after this for those who:

  • Credit Cards were declines(Chance to fix that) - 25 people
  • Haven't filled their survey(Why not?) - 112 People
  • Invalid addresses that were not fixed. A few.

If you're in this group, regardless of being in Tier 1 or Tier 2, you will now have to wait for all of Tier 2 before I can ship the final round. This is because all of the available labels will be printed in order to keep things organized. 

Also, if you were not notified of not having filled out your survey every week, or your card declined, you do not need to worry about being in that group. 

Thanks!

-Sean H.

Received the Final Shipment!
3 months ago – Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:47:42 PM

Hey Everyone!

Today I took my old truck on a trip down to Montreal to...

1)go to the customs office.

No Parking Ticket!
No Parking Ticket!

2) go to the receiving office(no picture, boring)

3)Go to the warehouse to pick up the remaining 360KG of Fidgets!

 

Perfect fit.
Perfect fit.

 Then she made the ~2 hour drive back to my place!

I think I will use a broker next time(maybe) but at least I know how to import things now! Wasn't very difficult, I had more trouble finding parking in Montreal than anything else. Nice city though. 

Fidgets!
Fidgets!

So what this means is, tomorrow I will be locking the addresses. Make your changes quick if you moved! Remember, you can modify your address if you go back into your survey. This can be done by finding the original email that was sent way back when and clicking on the link, or going here: https://five-dollar-fidget.backerkit.com/ and entering your Kickstarter email. Once they're locked, that will likely be the address your fidget will be sent to.

Also there is 114 people remaining who have not answered their survey. You have until I click the "Lock addresses" button to do so or you will be put in the remaining shipment, which means even if you're may shipment, or july shipment, yours won't be shipped until after everyone else's is. There is no way around that really. Why haven't you done your survey yet!?

Obviously picking up the shipment today means we are behind schedule a little bit. I will try my best to catch up, but in reality the majority of Fidgets will be shipping the first week(s?) of August. Same small delay that the May shipments had. I appreciate all of the support and understanding! As you can see, I'm doing each individual step myself, so I'm learning a lot. I think we're pretty good in terms of what my original plan was, not many Kickstarters are only a week or two behind. 

Okay, need to start installing bearings!

 

TL;DR

  • Got Fidgets
  • Boat Didn't Sink
  • Locking Addresses Tomorrow(July 26th)
  • Weekish Behind Schedule

Thanks!

Sean H.