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My Brothers Friend Will Be On Shark Tank Tonight..

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BreaknBrix, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. BreaknBrix

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    Listen to this. Years ago my brothers friend wouldn't shut up about this product he invented. And at the time me and my brother would make fun of him behind is back. Even though we saw potential behind it, we NEVER once thought that this stupid piece of plastic would blow up as big as it has.

    And it goes to show, that all you really need to do sometimes is TAKE ACTION.

    Me and my bro have talked all of our lives about inventing various different products. But not once have we ever tried importing plastic molds from China or making any of these ideas a reality. But my brothers friend (his name is John) took action from day one.

    You want to know what his invention is?

    Its a plastic cover that snaps over wet paint brushes. THATS IT. Its called a "paint brush cover".

    I remember years ago, saying something like "I don't think people will buy it, all you have to do is wrap the brush in a plastic bag and throw in in your freezer". But I guess I was wrong. All you do is snap the cover on, it stops paint from leaking, and it holds in moisture so the brush never dries out. That way if you need to reuse the brush, or don't want to clean it, you just snap these covers on all your brushes.

    I thought this idea was "too simple" to get any attention.

    But man was I wrong.

    A year or 2 ago, when I heard that John managed to get this product on the shelves of *Home Depot* I nearly shat my pants.

    Then when I found out he was going on Shark Tank, again, I almost had a heart attack. I was jealous as hell.

    I tried to find out exactly how much money he's making, and how his Shark Tank pitch went, but John said he's not allowed to talk about the show, and to just watch it tonight on Shark Tank. He also invited us to a bar where he'll be celebrating, but I'm too tired to go so I'll just watch it from home.

    What really blows my mind.... I just can't get over how SIMPLE this idea is. Theres no fancy engineering involved, no fancy anything. Its just a piece of PLASTIC. All it does is SNAP over paintbrushes. And for all I know this guy is gonna be a millionaire now. Why? Because he believed in an idea. Thats it. He believed in 1 idea enough to make it a reality.

    And I still can't understand how anyone could be so passionate about paint brush covers. But I can't wait to see what the Sharks have to say. Because Home Depot bought into it, and if I find out this guy got a deal with one of the Sharks and isn't telling us, I'm going to be one angry mofo tonight. One jealous, bitter, regretful SOB.

    Let this be a message to all of you. Snooze and you WILL lose. Take action... and who knows where the hell you'll wind up? :p
     
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  2. royserpa

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    These are the kind of stories that make me keep going after my dreams man! :)

    Any details you could on how he got started? Like he made a prototype himself? Or ho did he go with to get his idea started?
     
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    Love success stories like this.
    Indeed, stick to it and you will make it one day.
    Make sure you tell him congrats!
     
  4. Vic123

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    I guess that's one of those hindsight things. But you DO realize that you can get even by inventing plastic covers to keep his plastic covers clean? Or little mini dusters to remove any particles of "stuff" from his covers — "dust-covers":willy:

    I love watching Shark Tank because — like Royserpa said — it keeps our dreams and goals alive!
     
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    Maybe you could invent a plastic cover to keep paint rollers clean.
     
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    OP, Why don't you ask him for a job? if he gives you a job, you may get enough investment and knowledge from been round that crowd to start something yourself, get your bro to ask him, if he's closer with him :)
     
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    Wow. As I was reading this post I had my TV on Shark Tank and I was thinking to myself what if the three guys I'm about to watch present their invention are the people OP is talking about...and sure enough it was!
     
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    I read like three paragraphs and failed to see where the shark tank comes in.

    You totally bait & switched me, best friend + shark tank = supposed to have pictures...
     
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    This is a kind of story that just makes you sit back and laugh. :)
     
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    MP3 hey I tried responding to your PM but your inbox is full. I would love to work together. Msg me!
     
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    why didnt they just crowd source? and keep it all for themselves.

    Im working on a product aswell, right now just prototyping it and once I get it im crowd source first, before I have to shop around.
     
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    Wow! Doubled their valuation to $1 mil. in a 20 minute segment. Not bad!
     
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    Ha... heard about him on another forum... that is for fast laners;)

    I hope he gets his funding/partnership.

    Edit: just watched the program.... the sharks could taste the blood for his/their product. :)

    http://billionuploads.com/huyh8gkwh43g
     
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    My wife loves that show, I an the other hand do not but we will be watching :)
     
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    oh wow congratulations, must have been awesome
     
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    hahahaha I saw this episode! I think shark tank is awesome because it shows you the endless possibilities and that everyone has an internal 'artist' capable of manifesting valuable creations. IMO one thing's for sure, IT is possible and most of the times if you fail things won't be as bad as you think and you can get right back up and chase after it again.
    btw it's cool that I link this episode to OP, it gives it a real/closer feeling. thanks for the share.

    -Jocar