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Subject: 5 stars guaranteed to new answerer. *****5*****5*****5*****5*****5*****5*****5**
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: googel-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 01 Dec 2002 10:22 PST
Expires: 31 Dec 2002 10:22 PST
Question ID: 117249
This is version 8  of my question (re. patented floss holder). 
5 stars guaranteed to new
answerer.*****5*****5*****5*****5*****5*****5*****5**
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 
http://www.geocities.com/emailerss/ 
is mostly how-to-use pictures, but please read all the text in the
page.

         
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
least
seldom/partly?
         
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 fees (one piece is good for about 250 flossing sessions or
days, 6 in pack)?
Please comment.

You can be as brief as you wish.
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Subject: Re: 5 stars guaranteed to new answerer. *****5*****5*****5*****5*****5*****5*****5**
Answered By: arcadesdude-ga on 01 Dec 2002 11:40 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hello Googel!

I will start off by saying I am from the USA (east coast) and that I
floss every time I brush. At first glance your invention looks strange
to the floss user who has only used a length of floss string with no
other devices except his hands. After spending some time looking over
the site, I see how it works, holding the floss taught makes with the
handle might make it easier to get those pesky back teeth that are
always so hard to reach when flossing the 'correct' way as told by my
dentist.

Under your specific questions I will put my specific answers (opinions
really).

----------------------------------------------------------------
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.
----------------------------------------------------------------

1. Images - Yes. Text - Kind of.

I have to say I found the text confusing. It is written in sentence
fragments and seems hard to understand some parts. (See below for
specific examples of this.) The images however were very clear and
after about 30 seconds to a minute of puzzling out what moves and what
goes where and how it's all connected I was able to figure out exactly
how this would work. The pictures are a must as they clear up any
ambiguity in the text.

Specific examples of text I think are unclear:

1 for:
250 times all tooth use.

I think this means:

1 Tensioner = 250 flossings   (a flossing implies flossing all your
teeth in one session).

Where you have 6-pack=$3.33 in the upper right hand corner you have
question marks. This seems be a bit confusing.
Is it or isn't it $3.33 for a 6 pack? The question marks make this
seem unclear. Then again, it could be that you have not finalized the
price yourself and the question marks mean the price is not set yet.
Or do the question marks have another significance that I am missing?

The part of the text that says:

--to keep one hand still while the jaw does all the work

brings back memories of trying to brush my teeth by keeping the tooth
brush still and moving only my head as a child :) Flossing requires
more slower coordinated movements and so this method would work when
flossing (but if you try to do that when brushing you might get a sore
neck). This part wasn't unclear; I just wanted to comment on that.

"one hand flossing" might sound better as "one handed flossing"
because "one-handed" acts as an adjective instead of a noun. (It
describes how you floss instead of what is currently flossing). I
think it should be hyphenated as well.
See http://www.grammartips.homestead.com/hyphens1.html

The small size of the tensioner is definitely a plus. It could fit in
your wallet (or purse for the ladies) and be hidden away until needed.
The picture with the credit card is a good example of its size.

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2.Would  you ask one floss tensioner (if offered free) and use it at
least
seldom/partly?
----------------------------------------------------------------

2. Yes. If someone who used this product offered me one for free I
would try it and see how well it would work. If it made flossing any
easier then I would probably use it (and re-use it as long as it would
last).

----------------------------------------------------------------
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 fees (one piece is good for about 250 flossing sessions or
days, 6 in pack)?
Please comment.
----------------------------------------------------------------

3. No (not at this time for me). This isn't the kind of thing I would
buy over the internet because I would usually buy this type of thing
(brush, toothpaste, floss, etc) at a department store or drug store
that sells stuff like this. I buy dental stuff there because there
might be something else that I need and the store I am at might have
it to buy right there. I do not know of anyone else who would use
this. I have been informed that you can buy floss tensioner with floss
already on them but they cost more and are not reusable. Perhaps you
could add floss in the package with it (if it wouldn't cost too much
extra for you). Right now $3.33 is a little steep for me -- I just
went Christmas shopping and have nothing extra left -- but last month
at this time $3.33 would be an acceptable price if that was the total
price for the 6-pack with s&h included.

I hope that my opinions are constructive and that this helps you with
your floss tensioner. If anything is unclear then please request
clarification before rating my answer and I will be happy to clarify
my opinions.

Good luck with your product!

--arcadesdude
googel-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Arcadesdude-ga,
Excellent answer. I am sorry i can't suppliment my offer with a tip,
since this runs against my "policy" re. this product and this kind of
questions. I prefere feel ashamed.
All your remarks/suggestions will be considered carefully.
Re. "The pictures are a must as they clear up any
ambiguity in the text.",-- thank you, my intention exactly ("less is
more" -- when it comes to text to read about this product, i think).
Re. "Is it or isn't it $3.33 for a 6 pack? The question marks make
this
seem unclear. Then again, it could be that you have not finalized the
price yourself and the question marks mean the price is not set
yet.",-- you got it right: price is not set yet .

Thank you very much,
 Arcadesdude-ga.

Comments  
Subject: Re: 5 stars guaranteed to new answerer. *****5*****5*****5*****5*****5*****5*****5**
From: onetime-ga on 01 Dec 2002 12:30 PST
 
Hi,
i'm neither in the USA or a researcher but It seems to me that you are
testing the waters a little as to reactions to your idea.

I do however, as a consumer, buy all kinds of things and am pretty
open to new concepts - hence me using google answers on occcasion.

The first thing I noticed about your web page is that it is leaves me
with the impression that this is not a 100% finished product, I would
not suggest you use it as the basis for your finished web page (if you
are going to have one) or our marketing materials - you need to convey
a compelling reason why I should be reading more about your product -
you need a hook - some use flashy graphics, teasers (bit of mystery),
sex etc.

Secondly in the UK where I live I have bought a pack of pre-tensioned
single use flossing devices - they are like a little plastic wishbone
with a bit of floss stuk between it - I believe they were around 2
for 25. Personally I used one or two then went back to flosing as I
wanted more control over the floss and didnt feel I had that with a
tool - my gums are quite sensitive and it felt more painfull than
using my fingers to control the tension.

Good luck with your venture.
Subject: Re: 5 stars guaranteed to new answerer. *****5*****5*****5*****5*****5*****5*****5**
From: googel-ga on 01 Dec 2002 12:50 PST
 
Thanks for your input, onetime-ga .
Subject: Re: 5 stars guaranteed to new answerer. *****5*****5*****5*****5*****5*****5*****5**
From: arcadesdude-ga on 01 Dec 2002 13:07 PST
 
Googel,

I am glad you are satisfied with my answer. Thank you for the 5 star rating.

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