From Vidiot The Vidiot needs operating capital to continue to provide the community with our expansive selection of films.
The Vidiot needs 10k immediately to buy us 6 months of financial stability.
The Vidiot has been the main source of art via film for 25 plus years in Fort Collins. We believe that movies and television shows of all types should be available for home viewing.
Film is an original American art form. It should be treasured and shared with our community. Film reflects the world around us and can be a powerful tool to inspire, teach, or just give us happiness.
As retail changes our costs have gone up. We are hoping to raise funding to keep up with those costs and perhaps relieve some additional debt. A Balloon loan came due and our payments have more than tripled.
Realizing that we are in a changing and evolving business, we strive daily to bring you the best entertainment options we can provide.
We have added a gaming area to the store to further expand community gatherings and family fun.
Please support us and enjoy the magic of the movies!
Every 2.5 k keeps the Vidiot alive one more month
Hit 50k payoff Vidiot's balloon loan
Hit 85k Vidiot becomes a debt free business! Making it Sustainable for the long term.
The goal of this project is to raise $20,000
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|Balloon loan payments
Description: 10 Months of balloon loan payments
Description: Debt reduction
Description: Single loan payment
|Payment Processor Fees
Description: Payment Processor Fees
Just wanted to say thanks to all of you that donated or shared our campaign. It was awesome to watch the community rally around our cause!
We have just two hours to go and we are watching for any last minute donations!
The counter donation box will stay up over the weekend to accommodate any one who drops by.
Thanks again for all the help!
Scott and Michi (the Vidiots)
The campaign will officially end on Friday 4-7 at 10pm.
You have been remarkable in your support! Thousand of people have viewed the campaign and have become aware of our place in the community.
For this, and so much more, we are eternally grateful, humbled and happy.
We ask that you please make one more attempt to share the word with all your friends. We will share the campaign on our end as well.
Together we can finish strong and continue to keep the Vidiot growing.
Finally, thanks for your donations! We made our immediate goal, and we hope to achieve a couple more through Friday night!
You will see a change in our immediate goal for this campaign. As I mentioned before, there was some confusion over the immediate goal and our overall campaign goal.
We had many friends in the community mention they thought we had made our overall goal.
Listening to their suggestions, I asked the campaign staff to bump the goal up slightly to let first time visitors see that we are still working towards those larger but much needed stretch goals.
We have 5 days left to work on those stretch goals that will assure the Vidiots viability for years to come!
This is a very successful campaign! I am beyond grateful for your support.
I have learned a lot, and appreciated all of your suggestions this last week.
Thanks for your continued support,
Scott and Michi
Whew! 6 days to go! We are still working on the 75k goal.
We have seen multiple donations coming in over the past few days. Let's keep it rolling.
Every donation pushes us to work that much harder for you all! Keep Film in your lives, rent more, share more, enjoy more @ the Vidiot!
First off, we made our emergency goal! We couldn’t have done this without all of you!
I know you are suffering from campaign fatigue. This will be brief.
I believe however, that i made a mistake when i help the community funded folks set up my campaign.
I said we needed 75k to pay off a sudden note that had come due and some other expenses. These expenses, if paid would result in our debt free continued day to day operation.
The construction was rapidly draining our reserves and we came up with the quick 10k goal to get us through.
We decided to start with the quick smaller goal and use the others as “stretch goals”
The Campaign site shows us as just over our goal of 10k. When in reality, we raised 10k towards our 75k goal. Amazing by the way!
It seemed many people had not seen the ultimate goals. Oops, my fault entirely.
I decided to send you, the supporters,this note.
Thanks so much for pledging and sharing! I still can’t believe we have come so far.
So I ask again that you share our campaign, and add any comments as to why you helped us. I will repost this on Facebook and via email and hope the community sees the correction I am trying to make.
Here is a little Video about why i do this:
Amazing work you all! If you can reach your back, give it a huge pat for us.
Just had a walk-in that upped their support to get us over the 10k hump! This was the emergency construction motivated goal that we set to help carry us through the road closings. You have rallied around us and as a huge group, we did it!
We must now focus on the 75k final goal. We have only 12 days left to pledge!
Once reached, we pay off our bank note, make improvements to inventory and focus on running an almost debt free store!
We can do this together. We have done so much in such a short time.
Spread the word, take the next step and we will be successful!
As before, every 2.5k raised is projected to let us run a solid month more with improvements as we go.
We broke 9k yesterday because of all your hard work! You should be proud, you are helping the Vidiot stay open.
We will continue to be a destination in the community for entertainment and fun.
We love movies, and we want to keep sharing that love with you!
So let's get this campaign to the 10k first goal before Friday. I think we can do it, and I hope you are with us for the long haul.
Keep dropping by, leaving messages, and sharing stories. I has been fun so far and the adventure is just starting.
Share, donate, or drop by. Every step helps us towards our goals.
Hello Vidiot supporters,
It's new release day today and it seemed appropriate to post a new message. The campaign has done well and we are so close to our first goal of 10k!
We have seen well over 12k shares and it's still growing. We have only a small amount to raise and we can leap into the second set of goals! Getting the Vidiot to running free of debt.
To be free to grow and stay solid in the community our ultimate goal is 85k. We are well on the way and with this addition push, we can move on to the next step.
We have paid ahead on our note, something impossible without our help so far!
We need everyone to share the campaign again and drive the community to jump on board!
You, our supporters, have been key to the success so far and we really appreciate all your efforts. Especially your clicking the donate button. That's definitely a heartfelt sign of support.
I am posting a video that tells why I am so passionate about my store. It was filmed for CSU and was fun to make. I hope you enjoy it:
No project rewards are available at this time
All rewards are available at this time. YAY!!!
Handwritten thank you card from the Vidiot
One sew on Village Vidiot patch. Show the community you care about preserving the art of film.
Wear it proudly!
Your name will be listed as a supporter/donor on our permanent website!
You will receive on free older title per day for 30 days!
Catch up on some televison or just watch 30 of the greatest films of all time!
3 months of unlimited catalog title rentals one at a time.
Rent as many catalog title rentals (one at a time) as you want for 6 entire months!
One year unlimited catalog title rentals (one at a time) with an extra bonus of 1 free new release rental per week!
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The best and only video store in Fort Collins! Serving the community for over 20 years. Selection is happiness, films are fun. Make us your entertainment destination!
The best and only video store in Fort Collins! Serving the community for over 20 years.
Selection is happiness, films are fun.
Make us your entertainment destination!view profile