Money Trim

  MoneyTrim is a semi-permanent paper/cloth trim that runs around the border of currency, essentially improving on its presentation!

  Money Trim is the application of semi-permanent paper/cloth-like trim that will run around the border of currency, essentially improving on its presentation.  $1, $2, $5, $10, $50 and $100 dollar bill can all be adorned.  Considerations are the material and functionality in vending machines as well as following all applicable laws and ethics.

*sigh*. Do I even need to say anything, here?

Reward Levels

When you write a blog like this, eventually you stop caring about how dumb the projects are, and start trying to get into the head of the people who make them. This is what I find fascinating.

Here is the only reward level on this project.
He’s not offering anything in exchange for helping get his crazy business off the ground.

I suppose that if you just read (or more likely skimmed) Kickstarter’s promotional materials, you might somehow get the impression that Kickstarter users were just crazy, rich philantropists who were handing out money like candy out of the pure goodness of their hearts.

… But if you were making a Kickstarter project, wouldn’t you at the absolute least take five minutes to look at other projects? To check to make sure you understood correctly? To make sure someone didn’t beat you to your brilliant idea? Or even out of basic human curiosity?

How does this guy not understand how this works?!?

Oh well. He’ll learn.

Project by Robert Liguori  Absecon, NJ

Or maybe not.

This project was kindly suggested by @Fruv.

  • Jamoche

    The FAQ explains it all – under “What will the Kickstarter money go?” (sic) he explains that this is just for doing the feasibility/legality study. Suuuure. Give me $1000 and I can hit Google for 5 minutes too.

  • Paco

    U.S.C. Title 18 §333 – “Whoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.”

    So basically, his concept is illegal. There, 2 minutes on Google. $1,000 please (I feel like a lawyer!).

    EDIT: Just read through his kickstarter page and he references §331 & 332 which only have to do with coins. §333 has to do with Federal Reserve notes (dollar bills). How is attaching a “semi-permanent” border on a dollar bill not defacing or disfiguring the bill? It will no longer go through most vending machines and makes it unfit for circulation.

    Also, how permanent is “semi-permanent”? That would change the answer. If you couldn’t remove it without a solvent, then it is defacement. If you could easily pull it off ala Post-It notes, then I would it was stupid, but not illegal.

  • TheNate

    He used to have a $25 award – 25 moneytrims. With that, you can pay a dollar to make another dollar useless, which makes you 100% worse off than if you just burned that first dollar.

  • Amy Procrastinating

    Posted this before but my comment got eaten it seems, anyway…

    This looks like washi tape; it comes in thin strips, is decorative, and is masking tape so it’s only mildly adhesive and can be removed easily. It also, as my use of a specific name suggests, is a product that already exists, and it costs around $1 a roll.
    So for the amount this guy will give you a tweet for, you could just buy a roll of washi and use it to put removable boarders on your money…or alternatively, something not insanely stupid.

    • KickFailure

      Sorry about the comment that got eaten.

      But thanks for reminding me to check the blog’s spam filter. There were a whole bunch of completely innocent comments stuck in there!