Even though the Sharks on 'Shark Tank' have the reputation of being extremely critical and picky about the pitches presented on the show, turns out the ABC show's fans are even more choosy than the Sharks. The recently aired episode of the award-winning entrepreneurial show featured Trevor Lambert and John Vadnais, the founders of VaBroom pitching for their unique broom with a built-in vacuum, that promises to make cleaning home a breeze.
VaBroom's founders came in seeking for $350,000 in exchange for a 2.5% equity stake in VaBroom. Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Lori Greiner, and even guest Shark Peter Jones decided to sit out on the deal as they felt that a simple broom and dustpan could perform the same task that VaBroom can. Only Mr. Wonderful aka Kevin O'Leary ears perked up when he heard the VaBroom founders mention royalty, so he decided to make an offer. The Shark made an offer of investing the requested $350,000 but in exchange for a royalty of $3 per unit until $700,000 is paid off and also a 2.5% stake in the brand's design firm.
Even though Kevin's offer was a bit sharkey, the duo accepted Kevin's offer as they felt that the presence of a Shark would do wonders to not only VaBroom but also the other products of their design firm. While Kevin and VaBroom's founders seemed pleased with the deal, sadly the same can't be said for fans. Several fans agreed with the other Sharks' views that VaBroom was an unnecessary product.
Many fans took to Twitter to slam the steep price tag of $60 on VaBroom. A fan tweeted, "Not sure but I hope none got the damn broom. $60 for a broom? Nope." Another fan wrote, "I think it’s too much money, I can get a broom and a dust pan for $2 at the dollar store." "Are Americans the most stupid nation on earth? They should pay for climate change! Are you such an idiots that really need a f***ing broom with battery?," questioned an annoyed fan.
Another fan pointed out, "The #VaBroom is fun to say, but is it necessary?! #ImOut #SharkTank." "Well, I was very interested until I read the reviews on Amazon, which suggests the product is HORRIBLE!!! The average rating was 3.3 so I’ll pass… #SharkTank," revealed a fan. "You’ll be unclogging that thing constantly no thx," shared a fan.
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