Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Learning lessons from Freakonomics and inventing new products

Here's my latest plan to become a multi-millionaire. I'll keep it just between you and me so nobody else can steal it. All I need is a huge budget for advertising and promotion and I guarantee this product will earn zillions of dollars. I remember the story about how Listerine (a floor cleaner and then a cure for gonorrhea) , a new product created a market for itself where there wasn't one before. Well, something like that I suppose is my idea.

Take one ordinary off the shelf product  ( I will reveal it later with much ta da!!) and apply it to all kinds of uses and before you know it, you have a "must have" item selling like hotcakes.

First, I decided to use it to polish the doors in the house. I recommend you only use it on gloss paint surfaces.
Results were surprisingly good. I thought, maybe I can use it to polish the chrome kitchen tap...and it works like magic. Next I tried the brass doorknobs...fantastic. What about the chrome kettle? Yep, came up brilliant.
Next I tried the fridge. Fridge now looks better than new.

Wondering which product? It's good ole' car wax.  Ta Da!!!
Now I'll do further research to see which car wax is the best performer...

8 comments:

Jeannie said...

Good to know - I've got a bunch of stainless steel appliances coming soon - and God knows - I'll need something to keep them looking good. Does it help them repel grime and finger prints too?

Lexcen said...

Yes Jeannie, in these times when stainless steel appliances are all the rage, there isn't a better product to consider. Maybe I'll call it "Jeanius" all purpose polish.

beamish said...

You can remove tarnish from silver with cigarette ashes. Rub, wipe, rinse, and BAM.. instant sparkle :)

Lexcen said...

beamish, you just need to package and label cigarette ash and bingo you have another great product.

AZ said...

Been using car wax for years, works really well on fiberglass bathtubs as well as cast iron tubs. They already have a product here in the US that is glorified car wax it's called Gel-Gloss.

Lexcen said...

AZ, didn't consider using it in the bathtub. Will try it on shower screens.

Culturist John said...

Lex,

I heard that turtle wax brand car wax turns your teeth pearly white if you brush with it. In addition, I heard that if you eat it during a heart attack your recovery time is halved.

Will your car wax also serve these functions? I heard some car wax cures hemorrhoids. Is this true?

Lexcen said...

Dr John, just between you and me, I would polish the shower base to a high gloss finish.

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