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Q: 5 stars guaranteed to new answerer. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: 5 stars guaranteed to new answerer.
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: googel-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 30 Nov 2002 21:04 PST
Expires: 30 Dec 2002 21:04 PST
Question ID: 117073
This is version 6  of my question (re. patented floss holder). 
5 stars guaranteed to the answerer.
Please answer these questions only if you answered no question re.
this product yet, you are living in USA and you are interested in
flossing for yourself.
The web-page 
is mostly how-to-use pictures. 
1.Is it clear from this web-page how to use this product, and how many
minutes have you (the researcher) spent on it? Have you read all the
text in it?
Please comment.            
2.Would  you ask one floss tensioner (if offered free) and use it at
3. Can you think of someone you know (including yourself) and could be
 interested to pay $3.33 for a 6-pack coming with free shipping &
Handling ees
(one piece is good for about 250 flossing sessions or days, 6 in
Please comment.

You can be as brief as you wish.

Request for Question Clarification by legolas-ga on 30 Nov 2002 21:36 PST
Is Canada ok? :)

Subject: Re: 5 stars guaranteed to new answerer.
Answered By: alexander-ga on 30 Nov 2002 22:11 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
1) About two minutes spent looking at the page. I believe that if I
had the product and the directions, I would be able to use it as
described, but it is not exactly 100% clear. On initial viewing of the
page, I read all the text except the bottom half of the bottom-right
text (starting with "Loop&knot can be glided".)

My significant other said "That looks terrifying!" upon being shown
the page, and I have to agree. I think that at least part of the
problem is the sheer number of units on the page (I count 18, and
they're not simple-looking devices!)

I think that one or two illustrated close-up for each method, clearly
showing how the floss is threaded at the end and possibly an "active"
intermediate step, would be clearer and less intimidating.

2) I would try it out if offered for free (I tend to enjoy playing
with new products), but I suspect that I would not end up using it on
a regular basis due to its complexity and the fact that I don't have
trouble flossing by hand.

3) Primarily due to the apparent complexity and preparation time, I
cannot think of anyone who I believe would be interested in purchasing
such a device.

I think that you would need to stress the advantages over other
similar products -- namely the ability to, for example, store such a
device in your wallet.

How it is used also seems clearer after thinking for a minute about
how it works; which is, sadly, more thinking than I'll bet most
potential customers (including myself) would do. If I'm correct, the
floss is tensioned by your hand squeezing on the notched "leg", which
you basically just wrap the floss around. Knowing this makes me a
little more interested in the product (though I still wouldn't buy it
out of the blue, I might be more interested in trying a free sample),
as it doesn't seem that hard to just wrap the floss and insert it in
the guides.
googel-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Your answer is mostly helpful , alexander-ga.
 Very probably I will add an animated (slide show) sequence. Hopefully
that will help. The web-page is only a draft.
Thank you very much for your answer, contribution.

Subject: Re: 5 stars guaranteed to new answerer.
From: tisme-ga on 30 Nov 2002 21:34 PST
Maybe there are no American researchers on at the moment? 


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