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Dragons Den - 21/9/2006 8:43:14 PM   
BigBadWolf


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Anyone else watch BBC 2's Dragons Den?

Would be inventors bring along their products and aim a sales pitch at five potential investors in an effort to get their product onto the market, and negotiate the best deal for themselves at the same time, usually this ends up being the best deal for one of the five dragons.

Some of the pitches are just awful, some of the ideas they bring even worse, at times it's more cringeworthy than anything on X-Factor, and these people get dealt with pretty coldly.

Now and again some people are lucky enough to get a backer, as I say it's mostly on the dragons terms as the pitcher see's the pound signs and has no choice but to take an offer that's far more lopsided than they intended.

It's fun to watch over-confidence get shot down in flames, when people think they have a great idea when clearly they don't.
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RE: Dragons Den - 21/9/2006 8:45:50 PM   
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You've summed it up perfectly. One of the best shows on tv, and I never fail to miss an episode. Highly recommended to all

Top thread fella!

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RE: Dragons Den - 21/9/2006 9:04:45 PM   
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Love it! I really can't get enough of it. My one and only complaint of the show is that they seem to only ever invest in the last person to come on, and so you always know what to expect. But nonetheless, i never miss an episode.

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RE: Dragons Den - 21/9/2006 9:33:53 PM   
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Is it all for real, do these people genuinly get the backing after the programme goes off air?

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RE: Dragons Den - 21/9/2006 9:39:23 PM   
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quote:

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Is it all for real, do these people genuinly get the backing after the programme goes off air?


There was an article in the weekend paper about how most of the deals fall through as soon as they meet up again, great show though, the guys with the coin counter for the casino were great

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RE: Dragons Den - 21/9/2006 9:43:57 PM   
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quote:

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Is it all for real, do these people genuinly get the backing after the programme goes off air?

Yup, my cousin has got one of those rubik -like cube thingys that they invested in last series.

I love the show and agree that it always seems to be the last person they go for.  Some of the stuff these people invent is hilarious. 


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RE: Dragons Den - 21/9/2006 9:48:00 PM   
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I always catch this show. I love to look up the products on the internet.

http://www.cucumbercap.com/


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RE: Dragons Den - 21/9/2006 9:56:59 PM   
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Ah, the Q-TOP

That was a great sales pitch, can be used for sausages apparently. What sort of person save's the end of a sausage?

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RE: Dragons Den - 21/9/2006 10:25:52 PM   
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Duncan Bannatyne. What a legend!

All the dragons are in their own way legendary, but this guy is the uber-dragon.

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RE: Dragons Den - 22/9/2006 8:36:17 AM   
Dragar 11(New Birth)

 

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The coin idea was good. And they got a reasonable equity deal as well.

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RE: Dragons Den - 22/9/2006 10:39:47 AM   
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I must admit i was surprised Theo dident try 30% before he said 25%, he must really think this product is going to do really well.
Next week there going to show what happend to last years inventors. You can check out on the net how well everyone has done from the show.


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RE: Dragons Den - 22/9/2006 1:43:55 PM   
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I do like this show, i'm liking the new addition of Richard Farleigh, he seems to be the nice one out of all of them, the most ready to part with his cash.
Duncan Bannatyne is a tosser though, he really winds me up, did anyone see him in Sea of Souls, is he seriously trying to become an actor? Think maybe someone told him he looked a bit like Al Pacino and he's taken it too far...

Some of the people on it are just ridiculous, wonder if the guy with the gearbox from last night will come back, he just could not explain the offer at all. Other people completely freeze and can't get a word out, i'm not good at public speaking and it must be hard but it's very uncomfortable to watch someone struggling like that. 

Looking forward to the catch up show.


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RE: Dragons Den - 28/9/2006 11:41:27 PM   
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Did anyone catch the show tonight, that game seems to be doing really well.

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RE: Dragons Den - 29/9/2006 1:57:01 PM   
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Catch up was a bit of a disappointment, basically showing that the Dragons were right not to invest in most of them. Will they not allow them to show the ones they invested in that went nowhere or did most of the deals not actually make it to the contracts stage after the programme?

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RE: Dragons Den - 2/10/2006 3:52:53 PM   
Reidy

 

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I love Dragon's Den. So engrossing, and so funny to see so many people being reduced to looking like idiots.

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RE: Dragons Den - 1/2/2007 9:21:52 PM   
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Time to bump this thread.  New series starts next Wednesday at 8pm.  If your already a fan you'll know what to expect, if not then give it a go.  It's good stuff.  Looking forward to seeing more painful sales pitches and rejections!

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RE: Dragons Den - 1/2/2007 9:42:41 PM   
Hobbitonlass

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: BigBadWolf

Time to bump this thread.  New series starts next Wednesday at 8pm.  If your already a fan you'll know what to expect, if not then give it a go.  It's good stuff.  Looking forward to seeing more painful sales pitches and rejections!



Looking forward to this next week!  I have really enjoyed the other series even the really cringeworthy moments and there have been a few. Sometimes I do wonder at the people who go on there to face these entrepreneurs. I am far from an entrepreneur but even I know that some of these people need to do far more research and have more of an understanding into the market they are trying to penetrate.

Some of the ideas are just plain bizarre as well (the cucumber condom  )




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RE: Dragons Den - 1/2/2007 9:58:00 PM   
Reidy

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: BigBadWolf

Time to bump this thread.  New series starts next Wednesday at 8pm.  If your already a fan you'll know what to expect, if not then give it a go.  It's good stuff.  Looking forward to seeing more painful sales pitches and rejections!



Excellent! Some TV finally worth watching.

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RE: Dragons Den - 2/2/2007 8:55:05 AM   
Dragar 11(New Birth)

 

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Can't wait for this too.

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RE: Dragons Den - 2/2/2007 9:23:00 AM   
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I tried it once and didn't like it.  It tries too hard and is the same every week.

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RE: Dragons Den - 2/2/2007 2:34:33 PM   
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I didn't know this was starting again, thanks for the reminder.  I am a fan even though it forces my toes to curl up.  It must be nerve racking to stand in there infront of the dragon's.

Some people are useless and some too good and confident, I don't think I could find the right the balance.

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RE: Dragons Den - 2/2/2007 3:31:01 PM   
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it is ok but the one thing that pisses me off is that the dragons are not very imaginative when it comes to hedge funding - they talk about getting working models and guaranteeing their money back - that is not hedge funding - that is called banking

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RE: Dragons Den - 2/2/2007 7:37:38 PM   
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i love this programme!! it is 100,000,000,000,000,000 times better than that million pound giveaway shit on itv!!

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RE: Dragons Den - 4/8/2011 8:21:03 PM   
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Thought there'd be a bigger thread for this!?!?

I'm just watching Shark Tank, the US version on Dave ja vu. It's really REALLY American, they just can't accept a deal with 'I accept' It's got to be a big shouty, high-fiving extravaganza!?!? Anyone else watching???

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