Is the potato salad party already over?
Not quite yet, but the campaign appears to have lost nearly $30,000 overnight. On Wednesday evening, the guy who started the project, Zack Brown, had more than $70,000 with which to make his salad. On Thursday morning, that number had fallen to $43,984.
So what happened? It's hard to know -- Brown did not immediately respond to a request for comment and hasn't posted any updates to the project's homepage. One possibility is that people regret donating their hard-earned dollars to the campaign and are canceling their pledges.
Kickstarter's rules discourage, but do not prohibit, people from taking back their donations. Here's the relevant section of Kickstarter's website:
Looks like Kickstarter took away about $30,000 from Potato Salad Guy. It was at $70,000 yesterday. https://t.co/qS2pKmns1Z
— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) July 10, 2014
— drew olanoff (@drew) July 10, 2014
While we are sad to see this thing die down, maybe it's time to move on and buy your mayonnaise-based salads at the deli, the old-fashioned way.