Skinny Mirror

@T_gray (7898)
Salina, Kansas
January 1, 2016 8:41pm CST
I am watching Shark Tank. Which is a show where people come in who have invented something or have an idea and they pitch it to a millionaire who may or may not invest in their company. The episode I am watching today is a repeat from earlier and it is a lady who invented what she calls a "skinny mirror." it is a mirror that when you look into it it makes you look skinner. Her theory is that taking this mirror to stores, women will buy more clothes because they think they look better in them. She thinks that this mirror will make women feel better about themselves. Whereas one of the millionaires thinks that this mirror will deceive them. They will get home and feel worse about themselves The lady's idea is to sell this mirror to women to put in their homes to make them feel better about themselves as well. I am thinking it's a bad idea. I agree with the millionaire as it will deceive them and give them false hope. What do you think about this skinny mirror idea? Oh and in case you are wondering...none of the investors invested in her company. They all thought it was a bad idea.
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
2 Jan 16
Oh that's so wrong, really a bad idea. I don't need a skinny mirror still about the same I was when I was 20, maybe put a few pounds on but still have a 30 inch waist
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@T_gray (7898)
• Salina, Kansas
2 Jan 16
even for those who are bigger, I still think its a bad idea. some of them have such low self confidence that this mirror is just going to make it worse. this lady thinks that it will some how make them feel better about themselves. Iknow it wouldn't make me feel any better about myself
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
2 Jan 16
@T_gray I could see it working in some way when trying things on and seeing how good it looks, I guess like a normal mirror would but make someone skinnier than they really are then no I don't agree with it.
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
2 Jan 16
@T_gray What if someone who is normally skinny uses the mirror wouldn't that make them worse?
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@TRBRocks420 (60763)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Jan 16
They already have these at places lol, but yeah, it does give false hope.
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@T_gray (7898)
• Salina, Kansas
2 Jan 16
you do have to consider that I am in kansas. things don't get here as quickly as they do on the coast...hehehe. consider me a couple years behind you..lol. ;-)
@TRBRocks420 (60763)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Jan 16
@T_gray lol true, but yeah I have noticed them here at Fred Meyer's, Target etc. They probably don't call them skinny mirrors though, but you can tell the difference.
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@T_gray (7898)
• Salina, Kansas
2 Jan 16
@TRBRocks420 I am wondering if it is the same company now. they were talking about taking the logo off of the mirror so people wouldn't know it was a skinny mirror
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@fishtiger58 (30279)
• Momence, Illinois
2 Jan 16
It's a way bad idea. I'm shocked this lady thinks it's a good idea.
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@T_gray (7898)
• Salina, Kansas
2 Jan 16
I agree
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@fishtiger58 (30279)
• Momence, Illinois
2 Jan 16
@T_gray She sounds like a certified goof ball.
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@T_gray (7898)
• Salina, Kansas
2 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 haha right!!!
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• United States
2 Jan 16
I have to say that I am shocked. I am shocked that the millionaires have said this. After all, aren't there whole fortunes built on the back of deception? Though I suppose coming from an investment standpoint, they imagine the mirror will be a flop.
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@T_gray (7898)
• Salina, Kansas
2 Jan 16
I am not really sure if these millionaires are built on deception. I really think they made their millions in honest ways. Atleast that's what their stories say about them. But most, your right, are built on deception. And I think they did see it as a flop. But it is in some stores. but I don't think it ever did get "big"
• United States
2 Jan 16
@T_gray I imagine it could be a lot of fall out if consumers complain after getting home and seeing how horrid it really looks. Always returning things...
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@T_gray (7898)
• Salina, Kansas
2 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum thats my thoughts exactly
• United States
2 Jan 16
As much as I'd like to look in a mirror and see a skinnier version of myself I think it's a bad idea especially in a store.
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@T_gray (7898)
• Salina, Kansas
2 Jan 16
I think it might be fun if you know what its about....but not for a store purpose to try to get people to buy more stuff
@Missmwngi (9695)
• Nairobi, Kenya
2 Jan 16
I also feel it is a bad idea because it will be deceiving
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@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
2 Jan 16
So it is a mirror that hides the truth about your size. I myself will not patronize this.
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