Watch out for truck stop products!

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  1. Snowman ton

    Snowman ton New Member

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    One of my buddies invented "mrplate" which is a plate that mounts on the trucks outside antenna to give you a magnetic plate to mount your satellite antenna to, it seemed like a great idea and I bought one from him and it works good. Simple idea, but the company that asked him to carry them took his idea and basically left him in the cold I just wanted to post this to keep other truckers aware that you must patient your ideas before letting them buy from you or showing them your idea. This isn't my product but it really made me mad when I heard about it so I figure since he isn't part of this forum I wanted to warn everyone! He is still selling these still on his site and know I might get kicked off this site for saying this but I hope you fellow truckers looking for one of these pass up the truck stop ones and buy directly from the site he slashed his price to almost half off to try and make ends meet. if you can help him out that would be great. Don't trust the big companies without getting a patient first or a lawyer! :regretful:

    Thanks guys
    Tom
     
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  2. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's not that original of an idea. 6 years ago I cut a piece out of an old lawnmower blade, drilled a hole and presto, XM antenna mount that stays with my vice grip CB antenna.

    You were correct in one thing though, Truckingboards isn't a launch pad for web sites selling stuff.
     
  3. Snowman ton

    Snowman ton New Member

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    Sorry I just was pissed and was warning fellow drivers of the ideas of inventions to big companies
     
  4. Smoov

    Smoov Banned

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    I got ripped off too.
    The toilet seat with your CB handle written on it
    that fits a 5 gallon bucket
    was my idea
    Bar-Jan ripped me off
    I had no patent
    "shower in a can" was my idea also
     
  5. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Active Member

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    I never saw a Mr Plate but had a Mr Coffee

    I like the toilet seat but refuse to buy one from Barjan now
     
  6. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    if your "buddy" got left out in the cold....

    he deserved it.

    if he wasn't smart enough to get a patent, and shot off his mouth about the product, or put it up on his own website, without any protection from copying it or infringement, then he deserved it.

    as far as purchasing things from a truck stop, why should i or anyone else beware of them..??

    if they got something that i need, then i will buy it. the truck stops in of themselves, do not manufacture the products, they buy from suppliers.

    your "buddy" was stupid...... pure, plain and simple.
     
  7. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    but you went on to say that truck stops are at fault here....

    why did you stop at truck stops..??

    you should have warned us about the corner hot dog stand, that stole someone's idea of selling hot dogs, or the little kids that sell lemonade, or the door to door vacuum cleaner salesman...all stealing ideas from someone else...
     
  8. Smoov

    Smoov Banned

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    I am working on a new product right now.
    It's a piece of plastic that looks like a hand
    and I put a stiff piece of wire behind it,
    then attach it to a suction cup.
    IT LOOKS LIKE ITS WAVING!!!!
    I'M NOT KIDDING!!!
    Still working on what to do with it though.
     
  9. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Active Member

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    We can blue sky that idea
    throw it on the wall and see what sticks
    ABC Always be closing
    run it up the old flagpole
     
  10. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Wings Over the World!

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    ALREADY DONE!!
    Your idea isn't new.
    I had such a creation in '79 or '80 on a '65 Rambler 2 door attached to the inside of driver side rear window and "the hand" also GLOWED IN THE DARK.
    It had a ARRIVE ALIVE!! message.
    I believe it stayed with the car after I totaled it through a stupid driver maneuver.
    - - - -
    Actually friend, one might do well when after having created something for the masses, to be PATIENT before applying for a PATENT while one will most assuredly need a LAWYER, one need not become a PATIENT during the course of the PATENT process, unless one is careless where one walks, doesn't look both ways before crossing a street or runs anywhere while holding open scissors, especially on a pool deck.

    PATIENCE before PATENT except when filing alphabetically.

    As Pro1driver says: ....less on this later..

    CHEERS!!
     
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  11. RickyRicardo

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    I like the GLOWED IN THE DARK part.
    Groovy
     
  12. Smoov

    Smoov Banned

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    I already had the glow in the dark covered.
    Put it on a car?
    Not a bad idea
    . A car you say, maybe a truck?
    hmmmm
    better than my idea.
    I was going to put it on a belt buckle.
     
  13. RickyRicardo

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    I heard cabover pete talking about that in '78
    just sayin'
     
  14. Smoov

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    all right I guess I'm a little late
    I was just testings the waters
    before I jumped in with both feet

    how about a CB handle registry
    for a small fee
    you can register your CB handle
     
  15. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd like to know where I can get my CB handle chromed.
     
  16. RickyRicardo

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    I like that Guardrail

    I've been thinking about a belly supporter
    Maybe something on wheels that folds up when not in use
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    A cane with a flat platform could serve double duty.
     
  18. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Wings Over the World!

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    Thank You for the epitome of what a Trucker represents, or used to represent.

    There's something available to help support the burden and such contraption has been used @ some times in history (verification unavailable @ this time) for (what may appear to some as) unusually large chests of women, however I know not to where a look or of where acquisition is obtained (nothing suggestive here, simmer down fellers/fellas) and according to the NEW TRUCKINGBOARD RULES, such presentation of such product (IF/as available) is/are NOT TO BE PRESENTED for public edification.
    Supplying links through P.M. is acceptable for those people that wish to pursue such devices/contraptions/supports acquisition IF/WHERE available.

    ***not to be used for the other purpose, your mileage will vary, read the fine print, no refunds or exchanges, no warranties implied or presented, use at your own risk, not responsible for stupid people attempting experimental actions while using ANY product for personal gain.***
    Contact your Sponsor for more information.

    ***NOTHING in this post is suggestive of anything and shall not be construed as suggestive of anything.***


    Thank You 4 yur tym.
    LESS ON THIS LATER!!--(stolen from pro1driver)
    CHEERS!!
     
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  19. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    that fat trucker might be able to use this..??

    [​IMG]

    he probably used to use, this......but as anyone can see....

    he blew out the tires...

    [​IMG]


    he may also be the reason why so many truck stops do not have an "all you can eat buffet", 24/7/365....

    i am sure that Richard Simmons is crying about this as well.....

    [​IMG]
     
  20. bigbird42368

    bigbird42368 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I am thinking of suing them, i feel in love with the ho tdogs and gained 200LBS....instead of getting ripped off I lost being ripped ...lol
     

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