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AIBU to think this is a good idea?

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tiggy02 Mon 20-Mar-17 11:27:36

I'm hoping you can help as I have a dilemma. At present i'm a SAHM. Do I go get a day job or do you like my invention and should I pursue bringing it to market? It's called a Rascalpack, a combination of a rucksack and safety tabard for pre schoolers. Financially I have no idea how I'd do it. Crowdfund perhaps??? What do you think of it?

blubberball Mon 20-Mar-17 11:29:45

Yeah, it's good.

allegretto Mon 20-Mar-17 11:30:47

I don't understand what a safety tabard is.

ImperialBlether Mon 20-Mar-17 11:30:59

They exist already though, don't they? Just a quick Google showed tons of them.

Soubriquet Mon 20-Mar-17 11:31:18

They're ok I guess

Not something I would buy but maybe there's a market for them

MOIST Mon 20-Mar-17 11:31:39

What's it for?

BackforGood Mon 20-Mar-17 11:32:27

What's a 'safety tabard' ?

tigerrun Mon 20-Mar-17 11:38:17

backforgood am presuming a safety vest - as in what you wear for cycling or walking the dog down dark lanes? Just googled though and it looks like they do exist, so what would your USP be OP? Also if it were me I'd want them to be separate anyway as when the kid gets bored of the backpack when you are out walking they could still be wearing the vest.

On a tangent I am saddened to see that they make bulletproof ones for kids in America, what the fuck is the world coming to if that is a thing!?

ImFuckingSpartacus Mon 20-Mar-17 11:42:00

It appears you've invented something that already exists as a product. Also, even if it didn't, you'd have just given it away to the entire internet, where there are a lot of people with a lot more business knowledge than you.

And finally, aibu is not the right place to spam your business ideas.

tiggy02 Mon 20-Mar-17 11:42:57

A safety tabard is another word for safety vest. Ie it goes on the front as well so that the child is more visible.

tiggy02 Mon 20-Mar-17 11:43:45

A safety tabard is another word for safety vest. Ie it goes on the front as well so that the child is more visible.

tiggy02 Mon 20-Mar-17 11:45:12

What did you google Imperialblether? I cant find anything with this combination

LolaTheDarkdestroyer Mon 20-Mar-17 11:45:36

No sorry it's not original enough. And crowd funding for something like this is cheeky.

tiggy02 Mon 20-Mar-17 11:50:36

HI Tigerrun, whatt did you google as I cant find anything the same? Also, that's awful if bullet proof ones do exist :-(

tigerrun Mon 20-Mar-17 11:56:38

'vest and backpack combination kids'

Also try high visability or hi vis and various biking forums. I have to be honest - I'm not sure what your market would be - there aren't many pre-schoolers biking at night (or even dog walking at night!!) and mine got bored of wearing a backpack fairly quickly at that age - plus what do they need to carry for any length of time whilst walking in the dark!?

Also, apologies, not trying to piss on your parade - I'm sure there are other things, even backpack related things you could come up with. Just can't personally see the benefit of that one (but hey, still better and less depressing than putting a 3 year old in a bulletproof vest, if I ever lived anywhere where I thought that might be necessary I would be moving, swiftly!)

tiggy02 Mon 20-Mar-17 12:05:51

Thanks Tigerrun, OMG I found the bullet proof ones ! Shocking! The idea is to walk to nursery etc with a spare pair of clothes. Even in the day - just so they are more visible. No worries about pissing on parade - your feedback is appreciated. ;-) The children we tried think they are in fancy dress so loved it!

Hippymama Mon 20-Mar-17 12:07:48

Childminders and preschools etc might find them useful, but I have seen similar on the market already.

StandardNameHere Mon 20-Mar-17 12:42:58

I've seen a few kids with these or very similar on the school run.
Sorry, i don't think it's a dragons den idea!

ImperialBlether Mon 20-Mar-17 12:54:19

I googled "hi-vis backpacks children."


tiggy02 Mon 20-Mar-17 13:55:06

Thanks I've googled it. Found similar but not a rucksack with a tabard

allegretto Mon 20-Mar-17 15:12:04

To be honest the tabard bit would annoy me. I would prefer a backpack with reflective straps and patches (which I have).

StandardNameHere Mon 20-Mar-17 16:49:28

You obviously think it's a good idea and different to what's already on the market so go for it.
Imo, it's already been done, the product out there is fine/ does the job intended and youl struggle to break into that

Oldraver Mon 20-Mar-17 16:57:11

I cannot actually understand why you would want a safety tabard on young child...

Goldfishshoals Mon 20-Mar-17 17:04:20

crowd funding for something like this is cheeky.

This is a really bizarre comment. Crowd funding was pretty much invented for launching niche products like this. If enough people want it you reach the funding target collect the money and do a production run. If they don't, nobody loses out (except the op's time putting the campaign together and prototyping costs). You do have to be realistic about how much a product run will cost/how many people you need to want to buy to make it viable/etc, which is lots research.

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