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Thread: Dragons den is back tonight. ( Oct. 1 )

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    Dragons den is back tonight. ( Oct. 1 )

    Dragons den is coming back tonight on the CBC. Mostly the ideas are realy crappy and they just put people on to mock and humiliate them, but there are a few good business ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Peterman
    Mostly the ideas are realy crappy .
    They thought the combo infant/adult toilet seat was 'crappy', but I thought it was different.

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    Pros and cons on infant / adult toilet seat.

    I will list the cons I see about theadult toilet seat, that is not to say that it is not a viable idea.

    con - You can not patent a simple improvement on an existing product.

    con - If you market the product sucessfully, a big company will come along and blow you away with their marketing and superior buying ability. ( first they will offer to buy you out for peanuts )


    On another matter I think the guys with the waste disposal idea were raped by 5 super rich people on Canadian prime time TV. While this is not an original idea, I suspect that there enterpreneurs were planning to sell the bags at harware store chains and then franchise pick up with independant boom truck operators.
    The problems I see here is that if the bag is not storng enough or if the house owners put too heavy a load into the bag, the bag will break. I can also see the boom truck operators being hit with heavy fines if the house owers place toxic waste into the bags.
    As far as the dragons are concerned, I suspect that for their chump change they have contributed. They are looking foward to the day where laidlaw or other waste disposal firms will come along and buy this small upstart company out. It is harder to get rid of this small company when there is big money backing it.
    For the $500,000. that was contributed by the dragons, this is only equal to 10 moderate salaries for one year - chump change!

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    It's so true that just because you have a great idea that that is only a small part of the battle. Ideas are a dime a dozen. It is the execution and financing that matter.

    I too wondered if that waste disposal bag would hold an uneven load, or slightly oversized load which probably would happen all the time.

    What the world really needs is a man-friendly toilet seat that automatically raises when a female puts it down!

    Good television though.

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    Love this show. I liked the mastermoves guy and would actually consider buying his product. http://www.mastermoves.com/

    It was funny that the one of the Dragons bought the Banana Guard for $5. You can buy them off ebay, if interested.

    The bikini advertising was a complete joke. Guess CBC just wanted some girls wearing bikinis on the show.

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    Adding insult to injury.

    I think it was insulting of the dragons to turn down the Banana Gaurd as a business venture and then offer to buy one or 2 banana gaurds off the enterpreneurs.

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    I read an article about a guy whose idea was rejected by the dragons. His product did take off though and is very successful. Wish I could find that article somewhere.

    Edit: I found it here:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/mai...ntrunki113.xml
    Last edited by rollingstone; 10-03-2007 at 07:43 PM.

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    This week on the Dragons Den.

    - Cardboard helmet: This idea has some merit, but now the whole country knows about it and there will be a rush of copy cats.

    - Dog diaper: I have seen this product around before. This idea stinks.

    - Vent kit: While this isa good idea, it will be hard to capitolize on it. It is just a couple of pieces of magnets and a coulple of metal disc. The Dragons were giving out charity on this one.

    IMHO - Dragons Den is just a way for these people that have gotten fabulously wealthy to sit on their podium and say to the world....LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!

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    I really liked the cardboard helmets. At $3 a piece, I would buy every NHL team and put them in my den in order of the current standings.

    I agree, the vent kit was charity to help out that single mom. It's why one of the dragons freaked out at the Boston Pizza guy.

    The Peer FX internet money exchange is good. Those university students did the right thing allowing the dragons 51% of the business. Now they'll have direction on their product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Peterman
    I think it was insulting of the dragons to turn down the Banana Gaurd as a business venture and then offer to buy one or 2 banana gaurds off the enterpreneurs.
    ... and one of the guys actually wanted a discount for buying in bulk (in his definition "bulk" was 2 banana guards).

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    Quote Originally Posted by super hiro
    The Peer FX internet money exchange is good. Those university students did the right thing allowing the dragons 51% of the business. Now they'll have direction on their product.
    I thought that it was a very good idea also. My only worry is that now that the dragons own 51%, since they have control of the company, what is to prevent them from paying double or close to double of what they paid for 51% and buy out the students?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollingstone
    I read an article about a guy whose idea was rejected by the dragons. His product did take off though and is very successful. Wish I could find that article somewhere.

    Edit: I found it here:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/mai...ntrunki113.xml
    Just a note that the person referenced in the link was on the BBC version of the show and not the CBC version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimace
    I thought that it was a very good idea also. My only worry is that now that the dragons own 51%, since they have control of the company, what is to prevent them from paying double or close to double of what they paid for 51% and buy out the students?
    Because the valuation of the company has increased significantly with the dragons' involvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super hiro
    Because the valuation of the company has increased significantly with the dragons' involvement.
    Yes but if person A owned 49% of a company and person B owned 51% of the same company and person B says "sell" and person A says "don't sell", who will win? Obviously, the person who owns 51% of the company.

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