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Airport Checkpoint / temporary sole-of-foot protection

Old Aug 20th, 2010, 11:56 AM
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Thanks for the alternative perspective (Crosscheck)! And, for your input (Argonauta); if you give me a no. we could perhaps chat off line. -- As do both of you, I too still believe there is a market for the product.

Fodor readers: ...your input continues to be of interest. I appreciate all the input to date.
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Old Aug 21st, 2010, 06:31 AM
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This is a very interesting thread which reinforces the concept that people asking others for advice only want to hear comments that agree with the original premiss.

Almost all of the comments posted indicated the vast majority wouldn't use her product and thought it had little or no merit. Rather than heed those comments her response has been "Yeah, but ....".

Admittedly responses on a travel forum are not scientific but they are akin to what she might find from a professionaly run focus group. All you have to do is watch one or two episodes of the show PITCHMEN to find out that not every idea is a good one. Lots of ideas sound interesting at first but when looked at closely just don't measure up. Sorry to say, this idea has many more drawbacks (all mentioned in the various responses) than benefits to be successful. One more thing - just because it is patented doesn't mean it will be a marketing success.

GwenL has an uphill battle. She already knows the vast majotity of respondants on this forum feel her product has no practical application. Her only recourse is to find a reputible Market Research firm and try to convince them her product has potential and will be purchased/used by way more than 1% of the travellers. Only then will she be able to get a company to back her idea financially and bring the product to market.
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Old Aug 21st, 2010, 08:17 AM
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I don't know why you'd post "your input continues to be of interest" when you have basically ignored each and every response given so far.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2010, 05:29 PM
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I would be unlikely to use such a device. I would be even less likely to pay for the use of it. It is a waste of time, money and resources.

Security lines are bad enough without people scrambling to put on these sticky things. If you have a problem with the cleanliness of the floor, wear some disposable socks, brought from your own home.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2010, 06:36 PM
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I just flew back back from chicago & was wondering myself about this situation.
Very interesting!
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Old Aug 29th, 2010, 02:10 PM
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PHX airport gave out disposable footsies last year, like a plastic baggie sock.
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Old Aug 29th, 2010, 03:37 PM
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bobstark just joined the forum and this is his first and only post? Please.
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