An example CrowdPay
The Lovely T-Shirts Company decide to put one of their t-shirts up for a CrowdPay deal. They need at least 50 people to join the deal to be able to sell that t-shirt at a 50% discount. Brandon is a fan of The Lovely T-Shirts Company and spots the CrowdPay deal on their instagram page. Excited, Brandon clicks on the link and decides to join the deal, which he does by entering his card details and clicking ‘pay’. Over the next few hours, many other people also join the deal, until finally, the 50th person joins. At that point, the deal triggers and is definitely going ahead! Brandon’s card is charged the deal price, and his order gets processed as normal by The Lovely T-Shirts Company.
In a parallel universe, only 46 people join the deal and the deadline passes. Brandon’s card does not get charged and he gets an email to notify him that no payment has been taken and he won’t be receiving the item. Brandon is quite sad about this, but he notices another CrowdPay deal on The Lovely T-Shirts Company instagram page, so he joins that deal!