Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Halfbake Sale Competition

Innovation at its finest?
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Skilled halfbakers of every type, from those who know their miter from their butt to those with soldering iron holsters meet together in teams to implement some of the products halfbaked here. Later, the Halfbake Sale is held, where these products (and possibly the patent rights) are auctioned off to interested parties.

The profits could just be profit, or could go to charity, or could go to Jutta becuase she's cool.

Spacecoyote, Oct 08 2007

Halfbakery Realization Category http://www.halfbake...ry_3a_20Realization
all the other iterations of this idea. [bungston, Oct 11 2007]


       Or, more feasibly and less faulty-machinery-maims -child-lawsuit attractingly, we could make cake, cookie and pie models of ideas, all served with a dollop of custard of course (or jam, normal jam though, and no bees).
marklar, Oct 08 2007

       This event would be attended by businessmen who have signed waivers. So the whole "child lawsuit attracting" thing is bunk.
Spacecoyote, Oct 08 2007

       misread:// are auctioned off to interested pirates.//
xandram, Oct 11 2007

       i once met an interested pirate. a ninja killed him before he could get my number.
k_sra, Oct 11 2007

       If you want to really make money from a half-bake sale, try this. Display cupcakes, but each cupcake is secretly cut in two halves (having been cut with an extremely fine knife or laser beam).   

       When a customer points to one and says "I'll have that one", you take their money and give them the half they pointed to. Since the customer never specified a whole cupcake they have no recourse.
phundug, Oct 11 2007

       Moved to HB:Realization (from HB:Meeting) per [bungston]'s link.
Spacecoyote, Nov 19 2007

       Hmmm, [rcarty] has a point. Dragon's Den is one of my favourite shows, and they would pay quite a bit for some of this. The copyrights alone, if they existed, would be worth a fortune. Of course, if this idea includes demonstrations, we will have a hard time getting the waivers signed.
Shadow Phoenix, Nov 19 2007

       Just do what everyone else does; put the waiver on the back of the ticket. "By purchasing this [basketball game] ticket, you agree not to sue us if a hockey puck flies at you and you are injured" -- on the back of my Trailblazer's ticket.
Spacecoyote, Nov 20 2007

       how much will we make?
benfrost, Nov 23 2007

       It depends. Probably a lot, considering that the ideas here vary from "useless" to "my gosh, how did we live without this?" I conservatively estimate somewhere in the hundred thousands of most forms of currency. Which, considering that we put all these valuable ideas in the public domain for free, is a bit more than usual.
Shadow Phoenix, Nov 24 2007


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