|Kuvée Smart Wine Bottle|
My perception of the small gadget business must be really skewed. Suppose they make a profit of $60 on each one of these that they sell ($60 markup for the retailer, $60 in production costs, $20 for distribution would leave $60 profit). They are going to have to sell one hundred thousand (100,000) of these things, which means one out of every 3,000 people in the US will need to buy one. Or one out of 16 people in Manhattan, which seems to be the target market. Manhattan seems to have evolved to a higher plane of existence. Nothing there seems to have any relation to the rest of the country.
Or maybe there is some kind of tax dodge at work, so you don't actually have to make, or sell, or deliver this gizmo. All you need to do is put up some promotional ads that make it look like you are serious, and then you just slip away into the night and into your next scam.
Via Detroit Steve