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Subject: 5 stars guaranteed to any answerer *****5*****5*****5*****
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: googel-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 03 Jun 2003 08:00 PDT
Expires: 03 Jul 2003 08:00 PDT
Question ID: 212435
Version 3 of question, due to need to form an answer to a posted
comment .
5 stars guaranteed to any answerer *****5*****5*****5***** 
 Sorry, but no tip will be given.  
 No request for answer clarification guaranteed.  
 I would like to form an answer to a posted comment to Question
ID:212134 -- related to a product shown at 
 For that purpose please do the following: 
-Assume that the product is offered in drug stores and retail stores; 
-Assume a professional quality of the site
-Please answer the following questions:  
1--a comparison of the product at 
against disposable products like those shown at
2--a guess of yours of the percentage of string-floss users preferring
to carry in their pocket/wallet or have always in there immediate 
vicinity the product presented in Question ID:212134 
3--the product among the above you would recommend to others -- if you
feel you want and are allowed to answer such a question.
Subject: Re: 5 stars guaranteed to any answerer *****5*****5*****5*****
Answered By: mvguy-ga on 03 Jun 2003 08:42 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

It's difficult to make a complete comparison without actually seeing
and handling these devices, but these are my impressions based on the
pages I've seen:

1. The flat/pocket device uses floss that is purchased separately,
while the others are devices that come with a supply of floss. The
former might appeal more to environmentally oriented persons, the
others to people who value convenience.  If I were marketing the first
device, I'd point out the convenience of being able to buy floss
anywhere that would replace what has been used.

2. The flat/pocket device isn't very streamlined looking with its
sharp angles and such, while the others (especially the first two
others) appear to have more rounded edges. I guess I would prefer to
put something rounded in my mouth rather than something angular.

3. I would like the possibility of picking my own floss (for flavor,
texture or whatever) for the flat/pocket device.

4. It seems like the flat/pocket device could be something of a hassle
to use. The others seem more convenient since the floss is already

5. The capability of being easy carried would be a selling point for
the flat/pocket device.

I floss semiregularly. Speaking for myself only, I probably wouldn't
carry such a device, because when I'm in the habit I floss once daily
and occasionally use antiplaque toothpicks at other times.  I don't
know how many flossers floss after every meal, but I'd think maybe
half of the frequent flossers would like the ability to carry
something with them. I myself would just throw whatever device I use
in my backpack, so size isn't a major consideration.

If I had to pick one of the devices, I'd probably pick the Plackers
Plus, primarily because it looks simple to use.

I hope you find this useful.

googel-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: 5 stars guaranteed to any answerer *****5*****5*****5*****
From: vballguy-ga on 03 Jun 2003 10:06 PDT
Hi Again,

I believe that you are asking this question as a follow up based on
my past comment.  In addition to the notes here, I have a couple of
that I feel might be relevant.

1) Ease of use
   The flat/pocket device is smaller, but will require you to carry
   floss seperately or take time to prepare it between each use. 
   people be more likely to grab a new one out of a bag and put it
   their pocket (since they only cost 6-10 cents) or to take the time
   measure out an amount of floss and then put it with the tool. 
   I have limited expierience sewing, but tying knots in dental floss
   do not come undone when put under stress seems like it could be a

2) Sanitation.  All of the products except the "tool" (I will use this
   term to refer to the new product being compared) are disposable. 
   todays market, how many people will want to put something into
   pocket that has been used in their mouth or use it again.  There
   not appear to be a case or sleave for it to go into.  (which might
   a potential enhancement.)

Although I would not be able to prove a connection, I believe we have
(at least in the US) a nation of convienience.  People would rather
buy something that is easier to use and disposable even if it costs a
little more. Some possible comparisons include:

Disposable contact lenses.
Bottled water 
Disposable tupper ware (gladware ect)
Lunchables (single serving lunches)

Again, these are just my personal views.  They might not be relevant,
I believe it would be worth the time to at least consider.
Subject: Re: 5 stars guaranteed to any answerer *****5*****5*****5*****
From: googel-ga on 04 Jun 2003 02:01 PDT
Thank you very much for your comment, vballguy-ga .  
Some or many answers to the questions you have raised could be found
through a Google-Answers search for: 212134
which will show all the answers provided re. your questions.  
Thank you for caring,

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