Did someone else steal the "Shittens" idea

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Like many great ideas, the inspiration for Dude Wipes struck in the bathroom.


    Three recent college grads were living together in a Chicago apartment, where they used baby wipes to supplement toilet paper. What if, they wondered, there was a similar hygiene product specifically geared toward adult men?

    In 2012, they launched that product, which they named Dude Wipes.

    On Friday, the company's founders — Sean Reily, Ryan Meegan, and Jeff Klimkowsi — appeared on "Shark Tank" requesting a $300,000 investment for 10% of their company, Dude Products.

    They walked out with Mark Cuban as a partner, after he invested $300,000 for a 25% stake in their company.

    Cuban initially declared that he was out of the running for a deal. "I just don't see me as a wipes kind of guy," he told them.

    Dude Products nearly secured a deal instead with investors Robert Herjavec and Kevin O'Leary. The founders and the investors went back and forth and had almost settled on a $300,000 investment ($150,000 from each investor) for 27.5% of the company.

    But when Cuban jumped back in with his offer, Dude Products promptly accepted.

    The founders explained that Dude Wipes are designed for multiple roles.

    Men can use them as an adjunct to toilet paper in the bathroom ("the second to last wipe," Klimkowsi said) or as a wipe for faces, armpits, or any other area of the body. They're made with aloe and are flushable and biodegradable.

    So far, the company has sales of $300,000 — but they anticipate that they'll raise $1.5 million this year, now that they've secured a contract to go nationwide with retail food chain Kroger. Each pack costs $6.49 at Kroger; the product is also sold online.

    The founders said they needed a $300,000 investment to land deals with more major retailers.

    Cuban initially told the founders they were underestimating the amount of money it would take to market a new product category. By the end of the episode, he'd apparently changed his mind.


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    So do you wipe your face before or after you wipe your ass with it?
     
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    Ask any plumber.. they aren't really flushable.

    Lots of $$$ when you need to dig up your yard to clean out a clogged soil line.
     
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    Skipnoid Lick Me!

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    BTW, that shit's just fucking stupid. Good way to clog your toilet. This is gay ... and faggot.
     
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    i would get it wrong no matter
     
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    Holy crap Batman ... we posted the same thing at the same time. That's some cosmic fucking shit right there, Bro.
     
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    answer to the OPs title: NO..the idea wasn't stolen, shittens are reusable..
    this is the same as patenting the adult diaper
     
  8. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...if theyre biodegradeable then theyre different from other wipes. i am not sure but i dont think any of the current wipes claim to be biodegradeable. richie and rachaels shittens had a bad brand name and they werent even creative enough to suggest you could wipe/clean other parts of your body with it. these college kids just built a better mousetrap. iirc it was richie and racheal who got their idea from somebody else.
     
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    biodegradable... sure. tell that to the tree roots that seek water and are in in your pipes in the yard..
     
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    It wouldn't matter to your toilet if they are biodegradable. I mean, an apple is biodegradable too. Go flush one down the toilet and see what happens. :grad:
     
  12. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...the only pipe ive ever seen tree roots grow thru are orangeberg sewer pipes that were laid after ww2. not everybody with a tree in their yard has a clogged up sewer. anyway im pissed off at these college kids because i wasnt smart enough to tweek the shittens brand and get a deal with mark cuban.
     
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    It just happened again! ... this is getting freaky now. :chair:
     
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    ...ok fine but let me finish getting this watermelon down first.
     
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    There's lots of clay pipe out there too. Good knowledge on the Orangeburg pipe, BTW. There's not many people who would know what that is.
     
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    I'd like to wipe your freaky AV with my cock.
     
  17. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...google her and smudge yer own image. :(
     
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    If they clog anything that sucks, but using dry paper on a shit ass is inadequate and disgusting. You need these miracle invention wipes, no matter what brand you choose.
     
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    I will! ... Who it is? :dontknow: