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TV Review: SHARK TANK: Season 3, Episode 8

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Shark Tank Season 3 Episode 8 ReviewShark Tank: Season 3, Episode 8 involved four business pitches to the sharks and it also involved the most rejections the viewer may have seen in a single episode of the TV show. The first person into the shark tank selling a basketball training device had the best salesmanship of the night. His price point was too high and he did not have a mock up of the version he planned to sell to the everyday person.

The Gramma Nanny idea was highly entertaining, providing the best laughs in the entire episode but the person seeking funds in the Shark’s eyes was not taking a big enough piece of the pie. The Sharks couldn’t tell if they would be seeing a return on investment. The creator of this service now knows that he could and should be taking a higher percentage from each baby sitting gig.

The four brothers were on the fence the whole time. Great story, nice pitch but they hit some bumps along the way. The generic White House letter fell flat. Their optimism, zeal, and naivety turned out to be their greatest strengths.

The hand-made jewelry girls segnent of the episode was when the sharks showed their teeth, greed, and their salesmanship. The role reversal was very quick. The girls offer 51%, Daymond John wants 70%. Barbara Corcoran tries to tell the girls that they should get certain things in writing, like exactly what salary they are going to get paid, et ecetera but they accept the deal before finalizing any of this points. This is what made their segment and the deal they struck (with people and future connections dangled in front of them) so interesting. What is more intriguing is that Kevin O’Leary offered them exactly what they had come to the Sharks asking for but the jewelry girls could not resist the accoutrements of the other deal.

Off camera, when they get down to the finer points of the deal, they may or may not like what they are faced with.

 

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