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PhilipW

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So this topic comes up a handful of times in a search, all in old dead threads. And looking closely I can only find one or two similar products and all very expensive. I've designed a door lock that will allow commercial (or residential) doors to be locked in a position that is between 3 and 8 inches open, allowing for hoses to pass thru while maintaining a secure environment. I did this because I have 2 local banks that I do after hours and wanted something so I feel safe, and the only similar product I could find that is still on the market is the prop-n-lock and it is close to $500. So, If I could produce this item and keep it under say 200bucks, is there a market for it?

I would rather not post pictures because there are some parts of the design I am pursuing a utility patent on.
 

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If it works and can be sold and distributed under $200 it should be very popular.

Many inventors forget the costs of marketing, shipping the product to distributors, mark-up and profit for distributors, freight costs and such. You would need to build it for $65 to $70 if you wanted to make a profit selling near $200.

If you are interested in distribution, talk to us at Interlink / Aramsco. Perhaps Rob has an interest as well.
 

PhilipW

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If it works and can be sold and distributed under $200 it should be very popular.

Many inventors forget the costs of marketing, shipping the product to distributors, mark-up and profit for distributors, freight costs and such. You would need to build it for $65 to $70 if you wanted to make a profit selling near $200.

If you are interested in distribution, talk to us at Interlink / Aramsco. Perhaps Rob has an interest as well.
Thanks Scott
Actually it was one of your old posts (I think probably 10 years old) that I found when I googled the subject, and it looked like you guys couldn't' get the cost in line. I have a prototype made and I'm working on some standardization with off the shelf components so I can hopefully get the cost to manufacture down around the 65-75 dollar mark. I'm not concerned with making a living off it, just thought the group could use it since I am finding it useful.