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DOUG HALL - LIVE HERE AT AMERICANINVENTORSPOT.COM SUNDAY NIGHT! 9:30 PM EASTERN TIME UNTIL...

doughallphoto We at AmericanInventorSpot are proud to tell you that Doug Hall has volunteered to host a live blog, this Sunday night from 9:30 until 10:30 or longer, depending on interest. He will be responding to YOUR questions. He's going to be honest, straight forward, and is willing to do a no holds barred commentary. He will answer whatever he can, without breaking any of the obvious contracts he has signed being a judge on the show. So... don't expect him to give away the ending. But he will tell you how he feels about the show so far, those inventions that have moved forward or not. Whether he has made some mistakes along the way. Or not. He simply asks that there's no whining. Have intelligent questions, understand that the show needs the "reality tv" angle in order to be sellable to networks and get ratings. Be original with your questions. Let the sparks fly. This should definitely be interesting. And hopefully, for all the inventors out there who have posted their inventions in our gallery, will draw even more traffic to this site.

To those of you who have been dedicated followers of this site, please feel free to start the ideation process of what you'd like to ask tonight, right within this blog. Maybe tonight's show will inspire some questions. We'll be checking in to try to find the best questions - so we have some soup starter for Sunday night. So make sure you stop by and join in. The more interest and response we get, the more likely it is we will get great guest bloggers. Stay tuned. And keep on inventing. 

Comments
Apr 23, 2006
by Jeff Oblak (not verified)

Scubuzz

At what point will they let us know about a second season?

Apr 23, 2006
by BobLoveland

Eureka Ranch Question:

I see by reading on your website that you are Contract Inventors.. Does your company as a think tank ever work on your own product ideas rather than contract projects? Or is it that there is just such a huge demand for your company as a service instead that there is no time for other personal/company projects?

I think I asked that right..

Apr 23, 2006
by bygeorge1 (not verified)

the shows

why didn't they show the auditions of the peoplr who didn't make it to hollywood?, there were a lot of inventions that would surpass what was shown on the show, I did an audition and didn't get picked, oh well, but after I saw what was sent to LA, it's a shame that you and there other judges didn't see them and maybe have helped them along, was ABC just looking for a comedy show or were they really looking for an invention,

Apr 23, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

Doug,My first question to

Doug,My first question to you,Why is there so much attention on your own web site about the Gobagger?? This was never addressed on the show.Are you affiliated with this product?Beside that when did this product get in to the competition?The real question lies with Ed's decision.The easiest why to put it.The Sackmaster has human value.The Inbrella has some person value.The catch pole has some athletic value.How would you arrange them

Apr 23, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

www.copybagger.com

Apr 23, 2006
by BobLoveland

Pricing, is there a magic formula?

Any input on the pricing process of a product? Is there a magic formula that seems to work?

For example, I see that Mark Martinez sells his invention on SackMaster2000.com for $49.95. Do you find that products are just given one of those magic $?.95 price amounts or is there typically a formula based on profit percentages, or is it just whatever the market will bear?

Take for example, the cute little restroom door clip, it seems something like that would be most likely $2.95, $3.95 or $4.95. Are we as a bunch of consumers just brainwashed into those amounts and the pricing is randomly picked or is it something else?

Apr 23, 2006
by bygeorge1 (not verified)

?????????

are we even sending our thoughts to Doug or are we just shootin the breeze

Apr 23, 2006
by BobLoveland

Product Name confilicts

I'm curious, I was just searching on the net for Inbrella just to see what would come up, and found that there is a company using the Inbrella name on a product or service already. See www.inbrella.com
Does this mean that the inbrella product name would be off limits for Sheryl to use and would need to come up with another name, or is it possible to still use a product name already in use?

Apr 23, 2006
by BobLoveland

That in itself is a great

That in itself is a great question too.. Is anyone here? The time was 9:30 Eastern time on Sunday April 23rd correct?

Apr 23, 2006
by bygeorge1 (not verified)

joke

Bob, I think they've done to this site what they've done to the show, made a fool out of the show and us, Halls probably sitting in his ranch having a cold one and laughing at all us losers, and thinking about, PAPER, I said yes to, PAPER

Apr 23, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

bygeorge

you've got issues. why do you think doug is sitting and laughing at you (i know he's not laughing at me).

May 2, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

SallY: If you think this is

SallY: If you think this is such a sure thing, better
look at the liability issue first,this won't be under
any christmas tree that soon.

May 2, 2006
by cooler guy (not verified)

Ask Doug

Hi Doug,
I'm Dwight Sloan the Solar Polar Rock and Roller guy. I was wondering why you were the only one who said no to the cooler. It works, and works great.
What were the downfalls that you foresaw? I would
like to correct them as I greatly admire your expertise. It was hurtful that the only judge who is an inventor and who I personally respected was the only one who said NO. I want this thing to go so help me with your comments please!