As Indie Bird’s mission is to help creators bring their new creative ideas to life, they must be creating something new. We don’t permit offering something that’s already available somewhere else as a project’s end goal. If you see a live project offering an existing item as the main reward, you can report this to our Trust & Safety team by clicking “Report this project to Indie Birds” at the bottom of the project page.
In instances where a creator ran a successful campaign and is currently at the fulfilment stage, we sometimes see that they are able to get their product to the public via mass production faster than individually packaging and shipping rewards.
We understand that this is frustrating and expect creators to be honest and upfront with their backers when this is the case. It’s important to remember that backing a project on Indie Birds is not like buying or pre-ordering an existing item, and as a backer you helped the creator to bring their idea to life.