Common Sense and Cold Water for a Frustrated Inventor

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I’ve been beating the bushes with a never-seen-before patented unique thingamabob. I have a demonstration video and proven retail markup of more than 200 percent, but I can’t go to a trade show due to a disability, and I don’t have money for a display. I expect to sell hundreds of millions, but I’ve been trying for a year and can’t seem to get the product out. I’m getting fed up and could use some advice. —B.E., Greensburg, Pa.

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