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Neat Oh Basketball Backpack

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This is disconcerting to me.
We have seen Roger Brown's sell sheet for this item. To me it definitely has merit and we chatted briefly via PM about it.

Today I was doing a search online and find Neat Oh currently has this product for sale. However the year released is not readily available.

Basketball Backpack is a product Roger worked on for some time and apparently so much time elapsed that he uses it for an example sell sheet and has made it public. 

What can be done? Anything?

Mark Bartlett
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I found the item on Amazon, but it does not appear on Neat-Oh's website. Perhaps it has been discontinued?

https://www.amazon.com/Neat-Oh-Sport-Basketball...

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This Patent shows as PENDING:

https://patents.google.com/patent/US20130082077A1/...

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I also went to their website and do not see it nor does it show under discontinued products.

Will check out the pending patent for the year.

Thank you.

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Priority date

2011-10-03
Filing  date
2012-10-02
Publication date
2013-04-04
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Isn't the next step dependent upon when you began creation and showing Basketball Backpack?

While I do understand what you are saying, your sell sheet was quite visible on the web and I have seen numerous pics of it.

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Roger overall I have to say you are a bigger man than I.

BUT my 1st experience was so wretched when I found a company using my work down to the very last detail. As a result like mentioned my novelties seldom see the light of day and it is 35 some odd years later. (Hoping to change this soon). 

That you can take this as a "positive" for subsequent work you have done has the potential to be a "win". 

Hoping you will share here how it goes.

Wishing you the best!

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Lol I do understand business except when someone may be taken advantage of then it gets rather personal.

As long as you are "good"  then I will follow along. 

Please keep us posted on your progress. 
Making it to  the preferred inventor list is golden. Sounds like a great company to work with!

(think I have made it to sell sheet 12 or 14...lost count...maybe my mind too).

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Roger, you always take the high ground and I just LOVE the way you can see a possibly better outcome for yourself - approaching the company about other ideas - brilliant.  Its inspiring to me - especially now adays where everyone seems to say SUE THEM as the first course of remedy.  Bravo!

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Hi Erin, I get that its hard to hear things that are not in alignment with our own ideas or dreams.  For me, most of the time, after I got that dose of reality, once I licked my wounds and picked myself back up things usually became clearer as to why the thing I was doing did not work.  Sure Growth Hurts. Sure Change Hurts.  Sure Failure Hurts - but Roger is being constructive when he is suggesting your change your approach - because you already know the likely outcome.   I believe that there are people, Like Roger, who sincerely want others to succeed, and it can be VERY Frustrating and frankly exhausting  to see people sabotage their own efforts - unfortunately that old adage "You cannot transfer life experience" seems to be true.  My two cents - take a breath, step back for a few days and try to reflect on what you might have done differently - then decide your  new approach.  If you study highly successful people they are the most relentless in perfecting the approach - best to you! 

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Erin

I have found this to be a great source of information along with some truly great people.

It is a bit discouraging also but I deem this to be the nature of the beast for all of us.

Things I have to overcome personally, are I have been diabetic for 19 years. Sometimes my words slur because of this. Then there is the problem of my mind suddenly going blank or wandering.

Very hard to be engaging and charming with a stranger on the phone. Gives me feelings of doom before getting started.

You are welcome to message me any time you choose! HUGS!!!

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Hi Erin, very nice post.  I get the 'overcome' issues.  I get a bit troubled when I see the number of 'able bodied' people out there that are blessed with the one thing i no longer have and that  is plain old ' good health' - YEP  it frustrates me to no end to see these same folks squandering it away finding reasons to stop themselves from taking chances, or learning new things - GRRRR.  I guess we all have our pet peeves - there are PLENTY Of ways for people to make serious money if they have the physical and mind to work - it is quite a bit different when you can't go just 'get a job'.  Good for you for overcoming your personal challenges - I do get that. Its even harder when you deal with people that say 'geez you don't look THAT sick'  - thats a rant I could really get on but alas that will get me no closer to any of my personal goals - so I breath and keep moving - I  think it always comes down to how we face adversity - that will always be there. Some days are just easier than others and when the stars dont align - we all melt down a bit. Its only human best to you!

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Great reminder - always Listen (or read) instructions - and make sure you get it. 

Less is more sometimes.

Thats a hard lesson for me - I think its because I grew up in the age of verbal/written communications.  

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Roger

How exciting!!!

I would never send every concept/prototype/sell sheet etc at once for exactly that same reason.

Besides  being overwhelming regardless of how good one's ideas actually are, the person reviewing is only human and there is a potential over boredom overtaking in them being with one potential client too long. Hope that makes sense because even the most professional are still just as human as the rest.

3 weeks is not a long time to wait at all and I see it as a great opportunity.

Wishing you the best and please keep us posted!

( I am equally excited for anyone finding and exploring a good opportunity especially since I am currently a member of this forum. This gives us all a chance to perhaps learn a bit more and it helps to make things "real".)

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Thanks Roger - I am back to growing slowly and organically.  I have a host of new products I plan to offer at the Fall shows. I am currently working on updating my packaging - as I have been contacted by some small regional resellers about possibly stocking my handmade versions of my products - My TODO List has become incredibly long. So thanks for the encouragement - I remind myself that Slow and Steady (and I am slow LOL) can still win the race! Have a great day.

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Steve Harvey's FunderDome episode 6 featured a backpack bag called The Game Bag which is also a backpack, which was funded for $20,000.

http://abc.go.com/shows/steve-harveys-funderdom...

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