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Shark Tank OAD 09/14/2012

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by pmyers, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    I really don't like when the Sharks "collude". To me, it goes against the very premise of the show that the Sharks are supposed to feed on each other when there is a product/idea that is worthy.


    I actually loved that coat check idea. I think it would be great for arenas and concerts.

    I think it would be better if it was totally automatic so that you wouldn't have to employ anybody to run it.
     
  2. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    Yeah, I thought Cuban was going to out them all and make a better side deal for himself. ("these guys are colluding and trying to screw you.. I'll offer you a better deal!"). That's why collusion only works if they're all in. In fact, I think I was really hoping Cuban was going to do that.

    But I'm not sure about the bed bug thing. If I go into a hotel, and put that thing down and there are bed bugs, what then? Switch rooms? Sure, try it again. More bugs. Switch rooms. Then what, switch hotels? Sure, nobody wants BBs, but what exactly is the utility of the product? It's not like it collects and kills them all in 10 minutes. Is it just detection?

    I agree with one of the sharks about CoatChex -- it just takes too long. Sometimes technology *isn't* the solution to every problem. And if they're going to use technology, use a fingerprint scanner, not a face scan the clerk has to recognize. And what if we're in a group, and one of us goes to get the car, and the other goes and gets the coats for more than one person? A device like that would really slow down the process. Here's two $1 bills, give me my ticket, gone. No credit card swipe or face pictures.
     
  3. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    I didn't really see that concept as about saving time. I saw it more along the lines of being able to drop this kiosk in anywhere it would be needed. So a place that didn't already have a coat check could now have one.

    I equate it to the kiosks at airports where you can rent a cart.
     
  4. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree....So I determine my hotel room has Bed bugs....now what?
     
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    I didn't see how it was anything more than a piece of glue paper.
     
  6. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    Seemed more like a "fear product" where it is just building on the wave of bed bug fears to give people some type of false security.....brilliant!
     
  7. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    Also, I really hate it when people (especially the really young entrepreneurs) say they have a patent on some widget. No way that have a real patent on those things. First of all, it takes thousands of dollars to file a patent application, and it takes years to get it approve/issued (if at all). I think most of the time for the "newer" products they might have a provisional patent, or a pending patent application, but I'm sure very few of them have an actual, USPTO issued patent. I wish more of the sharks would call them on this ("do you have an actual patent, or just a patent application?"). But I guess the producers think that's probably to complicated for the average viewing audience to understand.

    The bed bug girls said they had patents in 50 different countries? Somehow I just don't buy that.
     
  8. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    I think they said the name/logo were trademarked in 50 countries....but it still sounded bogus to me.
     
  9. ElJay

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    The bed bug product made no sense to me... Are you supposed to flip up your mattress and look at it every day to see if some were trapped? It seems like this product only works as an early detection system if that's what you actually do. I guess the point is people will buy it and then not use it properly (or expect it to somehow trap a whole swarm of them), but that doesn't matter to the sharks.

    Coat Chex just wasn't a good idea. I think if he had beta tested it, like the Sharks suggested, he would've found that out on his own.
     
  10. inaka

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    Yup, I agree 100%.

    In the history of the show, whenever a shark asks, "Do you mind leaving the room for a moment?" the person is screwed on the offer when they come back in the shark tank. So the general rule of thumb should be: NEVER LEAVE THE ROOM IF THEY ASK YOU! :)
     
  11. Jebberwocky!

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    Some places have real bed bug issues, I can see that tester or early warning system being beneficial.

    If I put the tester and it quickly shows that there are a bunch of bed bugs I consider that a good thing. I'm not asking for a new room, I'm asking for my money back and moving on to the next place.

    Bed bugs in certain parts of the country are a big issue.
     
  12. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    Problem is....if the room is infected that bad, chances are they are now on you or in your luggage and will just follow you.
     
  13. Jebberwocky!

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    probable not unless you opened them on the bed and spread your clothes out. You would test before they had a chance to infect.
     
  14. Mikeyis4dcats

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    I would think by the time the tester showed a problem, you've already been in the room for some time and it may be too late. I can't imagine it's a matter of a few minutes.
     
  15. mwhip

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    I think Cuban was initially interested in the coat check thing just for the software. He saw it as an iPad app like Square for businesses that use tickets like dry cleaners. Then he saw how very little work the kid had did and made him and offer on how much time Cuban would have to spend doing it and the kid walked. Not a bad thing.

    I like the updates and was not surprised the eye glass holder made money. It is cheap to make and cheap to own to even if you lose it you can replace it cheaply.
     
  16. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    Exactly my thoughts. If it took an hour it's already too late.
     
  17. bruinfan

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    but the point is, i know there were bugs... i'm throwing everything away... i don't want to bring that back to my house.

    i love the idea, if it works... and the hotels would use them as an early detection... the housekeepers check them everyday and they know if they have a problem, contain it, and eradicate it... it's a genius idea with a huge need... if it works.... why isn't this already being done?????
     
  18. inaka

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    Not necessarily.

    If you check into a hotel at around 4pm, let's say. You can keep most of the items in your bag and just insert the bug detectors. After you come back from working, sight seeing, dinner, etc., if you see bugs in the trap, you GTFO.
     
  19. mattack

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    So, it'll be just as effective as organic food!
     
  20. mattack

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    How often has that happened before? I can't think of examples.. Maybe one or two?

    I actually don't mind the "collusion" once in a while.

    Do you people who are against it also disagree with it when it's only a few of them together?

    BTW, there are really places that cost $10-20 to check your coat??!! That's as much as I'd expect to pay for DINNER.
     

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