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Postby Roger Brown » Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:52 am

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Who wants to pass up a deal like that?!
This is why I always stress "READ THE FINE PRINT NO MATTER HOW BORING IT LOOKS!"
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Postby Road Show » Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:20 am

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I have to admit that you are right on that one, Roger. An inventor who is not interested in contributing their ideas to a cause would find him/herself in an bad situation were they not to read the fine print. Although I have to say something in Ruckus Nation's defense, being from California and all :wink: :wink: ; one cannot automatically assume that they are out to rip anyone off. Perhaps they are altruistic minded folks who believe that there are other similar minded people who may not be able to donate cold hard cash to a worthy cause, but might contribute their ideas for products to help in the cause. To automatically cast them as "greedy" may say more about the accuser than the accusee!

Just my humble opinion.

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Postby Roger Brown » Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:05 am

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I agree Road Show and will admit that I am slighty greedy wanting to get paid for my inventions/ideas. I have no problem with a company solicting ideas in leu of a cash donation or to contribute to their cause. If that is the case I would only ask that they state that upfront and in a fashion that is not making it look like it is hidden within the fine print.
Although I do have to give the Inventor a bad grade if they sign on the dotted line without reading the fine print first. Many Inventors fall prey to the trap of what looks to good to be true advertisements.
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Postby Road Show » Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:23 am

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I also share those thoughts...it would be nice for the public to be made aware of what they are giving up along with their ideas in hopes of winning one of the cash prizes. Lotto fever tends to cloud one's thinking; however, given that 97% of ideas never net their inventors any financial return, one can assume that, for John Q. Public, a contest like this is actually a good thing. Some of the submitted ideas might actually make it into the marketplace without causing the inventor invest their nest egg trying to make a go of it.

It's all about Yin and Yang...is the glass half empty or half full?

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Postby Roger Brown » Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:38 am

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Road Show wrote:
It's all about Yin and Yang...is the glass half empty or half full?


I just want to make sure no one steals my glass. LOL :D
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Postby mojo62 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:38 am

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Good points Road Show. I would brainstrom all day and give these ideas to HopeLab for free. This group is a non for profit organization, helping kids with cancer and apparently trying to help others.

I think this is a good contest ! In fact, I'm going to go look at it some more. I'll be back.

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Mojo,

I would gladly partner up on this if you would like to enter as a team.

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Oh...and that was hilarious, Roger...
(picking self up off the floor :D )

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Postby Roger Brown » Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:46 am

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Road Show.

Glad i could give you a good laugh. I am a glass half full guy. Although somedays it does feel like I don't have a glass to work with. LOL
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Postby mojo62 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:54 am

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As we speak, I am trying to think of some sort of game that would be good for the oversized kid as well as adults. Did you see the movie "Big"with Tom Hanks years ago ? He plays tunes on a large piano by stepping or skipping along the keyboard. I have also played a game at Chuckie Cheese, where you step on these little, lightup tabs as they turn on and off. This is kind of fun also. Maybe something in this catagory. I will brainstorm today and see what ideas I can come up with.

Sure, I would team up with you and submit an idea. Hey, even if we don't succeed, we are trying to help a great cause which would be somewhat of a success in itself ! Also good think tank practice !

I will look more at the details. It sounds like they just want ideas, not necessarily a working prototype.

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