This week's Good Thing: "What makes a good sales pitch?" Martha is pitching something or other while standing in front of a giant color chart that may or may not be transmitting subliminal messages to me. There's just so much blah, blah, blah from Martha about knowing your customer and taking the right tone, and then I hear the color chart whisper, Unless you make for good TV! JimJimJimJim The buses reach QVC, as Marcela helpfully reminds us what their task is. We really do get it. Pick a product, hawk it on TV. Matchstick hits the QVC warehouse and gives the outdoor products a once-over. After looking at products like rakes and hammocks, Ryan closes in on the Reel Smart automatic hose rewinder, which he seems awfully impressed with. Amanda blanches at the $99 price tag, and I have to admit that when I first watched the episode, I kind of agreed with her, especially when she brings up how she could buy a regular old hose reel for thirty-five bucks. I'd also mention that my parents used to have an automatic hose recoiler when I was a kid. They named it "Joe." I'd say more, but I have to walk barefoot to the school house and then try to find a nickel so I can see a picture show. But yes, for the purposes of this task, I am officially as dumb as Amanda. Lucky for me, if you try and tell me this, I can just cut you off and not let you talk.Primarius is also looking for a product. Interestingly, they shoot down the hose rewinder idea because, as Howie says, it's just too much to pay for a hose. So, I'm now as dumb as Amanda and Howie. Shut up. They seem to have narrowed things down to a portable air compressor and a foldable hammock. They're keen on the hammock until Jim and Howie try to assemble the thing and realize that it's a Byzantine web of metal and linchpins designed to turn friend against friend, father against son. Howie makes the unwise decision to try and sit in the half-assembled monstrosity and swiftly finds his ass on the ground, getting a whack of a metal pole on his noggin for his trouble. "All right," he says, "we might not want to go with the hammock." So, the Bon-Aire Cordless Air Inflator it is. Well, first off, that name makes no sense. You're not inflating the air, morons. Still, Jim thinks it's "a product you can really get behind." Bethenny explains how it can inflate "tires and mattresses and balls," and that she priced it at $44.78, which is a weird number, but I'm as dumb as Amanda and Howie, so what do I know?
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