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Shark Tank Seas 3 Ep11 Blondies Cookies Copa Di Vinos Second Chance and a Generator That's Waste Is Gold Wow

Updated on April 16, 2012

Cookies, Wine By the Glass, and A Generator Thats Waste is GOLD

This is by far the most out there, outrageous, craziest episode EVER. From Blondies Cookies to a generator whose waste is gold and if that wasn't enough a second chance for an investment that left one of the sharks literally walking off the set. All I can say is WOW.

They Look So Delicious


Blondies Cookies First to Jump in the Tank Hope Her Cookies Don't Get Soaked

First in the tank is Brenda Coffman who started selling cookies in college and now sells the 25 varieties of handmade cookies in her 12 stores called Blondies Cookies in Indiana and Florida. She is seeking a $200,000 investment for a 3% equity in her company.

As the sharks begin their feeding frenzy as Brenda calls it, all you can hear is the wows, that is fantastic, sweet, and as she describes some of the shortbread delights with macadamia nuts, different frostings and chocolate my mouth begins to salivate.

Kevin is the first to question the evaluation of the company at over 5 million. Brenda reveals sales last year were 2.3 million and even though they didn't make any money due to opening four stores in Florida it was a branding/marketing strategy. Unfortunately after some probing from Mark she makes them aware there was a $175,000 loss in two of the stores. Then, if that wasn't bad enough when Kevin wants to know about bank loans and a $800,000 debt is revealed the remarks go from fantastic's to oooh, aaaahs, and oh Blondie.

Kevin thinks the evaluation is to much and tells her he could hire a granny like her to do the same thing. Blondie tries to dispute his review with four reasons as to how her company would excel over any others such as being in business for 26 years, the brand name, etc, but it doesn't work and Kevin is out. Robert thinks she has done a phenomenal job in creating the brand name, but feels she should focus on the core and not remote locations and is out. As Mark begins to remind her she is asking investors to put money into a company where they can't get it back out, you can see the tears begin to form in her eyes as Mark states he is also out. Daymond is becoming obsessed with the cookies and loves her, but can't get past the including debt, 9 million dollar evaluation and is out. Barbara lets her know that although she is like a little angel her downfall is not knowing when to quit and is out.

This is almost heart wrenching as you can see the devotion, dedication, and hard work she has put into the company, yet do to the huge mistake of opening the Florida stores has left her in financial difficulties. Daymond gives words of inspiration as she leaves telling her he is going to eat all the cookies and is a new customer. Blondie lets the world know she is not giving up and it's all about the cookies.

What an Incredible Idea Viewsport


Viewsport is Up Next With Unique Inspiring T-shirts

Ben Wood and his company Viewsport is now in the tank with his shirts that through perspiration in work outs and sports, bring new inspirational words on the shirt. He is seeking a $500,000 investment for 20% of his company. Big evaluations already this episode. They have done $140,000 in sales in the last year 80% of which has been done in the last three months. What's funny is he was in med school when he invented this technology and has a patent pending. He has now dropped out of med school and doing this full time.

The sharks are jumping over each other with questions about licensing, will it work on different materials, his strategies and uses for the 500k, etc. Then things almost start to go south as he sprays one of the shirts and nothing shows up, but then it works on another. Barbara notices right away that the color of the words is not near as bold as the other lettering which Ben states he is working on. When both Daymond and Mark reveal his strategy and eval for wanting them to not only invest but basically then go to work are way off base they are both out. Kevin is not only insulted but is angered by his stupidity and arrogance with his strategy coming in and is out. Barbara is out because she thinks the product is terrible stating it takes to much sweat to reveal the new images and then the colors are not bold enough to show when it is, so she is out. Robert is also not sold on the product thinking it is a little gimmicky and he is out. I have to agree with Barbara on this one. If he made it easier to be seen and not so much water to be visible I think it would sell like hot cakes!

Ben realizes his mistake in asking for to much money but still thinks the product is revolutionary.

The Most Out There Presentation Ever

Mark Sullivan is arriving in the tank next letting the sharks and the world know he is an inventor and has created over 1000 inventions, one of which is the Sullivan Generator which he is presenting today. He is seeking a 1 million dollar investment for 10% of the generator. That's right 1 MILLION for 10%. This better be good

He then begins explaining how the generator works. When he starts by stating it takes in salt water it seems simple enough and then he goes to a whole new language of explanations that even had the sharks looking baffled, (I'm glad it wasn't just me). OK now just hold on a minute now he is telling them that one of the waste products is gold. That's right GOLD!!! Seriously do they do mental health background checks???? Wait it gets better now there will be 96 billion dollars in gold from the waste.

Kevin wants to know how long he is visiting earth, and I never thought I'd say this but I'm with Kevin on this one. His background is in bio-engineering and physics. Daymond doesn't know what the hell he's talking about and with that is out. With further explanation the machine actually makes like a hurricane when processing the salt water and is approximately 100 ft tall. When Mr Sullivan (when asked) tells the sharks how it would take 9 months to have one operational Marks BS meter is going off the charts and is out.

Kevin wants to know if any of his other 999 inventions are making any money. When he makes them aware that they have made over a billion dollars and one is part of the artificial heart things get a little hairy. It probably would have been ok if left with that, but then he starts talking about getting royalties from music he writes and how he sews and designs cloths. Now there is laughter and Daymond asks if anyone has ever called him crazy due to there being a fine line between genius and crazy of course. Barbara is quick and to the point, "I'm out." Robert will give him 50k if he can get the other 950k out of Kevin :))) Kevin lets him know it is interesting but nut bar factor 6 and is out which puts Robert out because he didn't get the rest of the money (yeah ok)

How ironic would it be if it really did work and produced 96 billion in gold? Yeah, that will happen:)


A Copa Di Vino Update He's Back??

Last year James Martin turned down an investment from Kevin stating there was more opportunity there and left with no money for his wine by the glass business/winery. He wanted to do more than just licensing and apparently made the right decision considering they are now doing more than 5 million dollars in sales in one year. They are in stores including Walmart, 7 Eleven, etc, and business is booming.

But WAIT he is coming back. Can they do that??? Apparently all his revenue is having to go back into the business for stock and orders to fill so he is back seeking a $300,000 investment for 5% of the company. He has twice the orders that he can produce and needs to make a second bottling line.

As the sharks begin to rake him over the coals for not accepting Kevin's offer the last time telling him he could have made over 500 million instead of just 5, the waters begin to clear in reference to the last presentation being gentle. Kevin, after the dead man walking digs and James showing him the $1000 bottle of wine he bottled by the glass goes right back to his offer of 600k for 51% from his last presentation. Daymond reminds him of how he passed out wine last time and after he is literally thrown a glass states he is out and just wants to entertain himself while watching. Barbara hopes that he takes this well because she didn't like him then and doesn't now so she is out. Kevin is now putting out an offer of 300k for 12%, but Mark stops him before he can make a decision. Mark sends James out (little does he know he is calling Jim Koch founder of Samuel Adams Beer) and talks Kevin and Robert into offering more money for a bigger percentage. James counters to Mark for 300k for 8% but Mark is not interested in that. Mark offers partnering with Kevin and Robert 600k for 30%. James is worried about Kevin wanting to constantly split the company but Robert lets him know they will keep him in line.

OMG while James is at first what would be thought of as deliberating and trying to decide on the offer, prolongs the process to long by going over opening a glass of wine and suddenly Mark is OUT stating he doesn't like game playing. Then when James starts trying to substantiate how experts did his evaluation of the company Robert gets fed up stating he is really out and begins to walk off the set. Kevin goes to pick up the $1000 bottle that has been bottled into the glasses stating he deserves it.

Unbelievable a second chance and again NO MONEY. Did he not learn anything the firs time.

Well that's the end of that deal, or actually no deal. See ya next time.


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    • Charlu profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Peggy First let me say sorry it took so long to post your comment I have been dealing with computer issues AAhhhhhhh I love this show just for all the reasons you stated. Sometimes I go WOW and other times what were you thinking. Thanks for stopping by and your greatly appreciated comments and votes. Hopefully I will be spending more time online now Have a great day

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have been watching a few of these Shark Tank episodes because of your drawing my attention to it. Some of the presentations are a bit wacko and others look really interesting. The financing can sometimes become quite a power struggle between the "sharks" trying to outbid one another for a chance...and at other times, there are no takers. Interesting show! I did not see this particular one but it sounds interesting. Would have liked to see that 3rd presentation. Ha! Voted up and interesting.

    • Charlu profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Angie I'm so glad you found it interesting and took the time to comment. Have an incredible day, love your avatar, and thank you so much.

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      angie ashbourne 

      6 years ago

      Hi! I found your hub interesting. Angie

    • Charlu profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Matthew Thank you for taking the time to read it and your wonderful comment Have an incredible day and hope you loved the show.

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      6 years ago

      thank you for the great summary

    • Charlu profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Teaches This show was definitely not the norm compared to others, but was definitely interesting to say the least. Thanks for taking the time to share and post your wonderful comments and I'll talk to you soon.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Quite a summary on these business adventures. Although, the cookie photos have me yearning for them! Always a risk in looking at forecasting of business models and portfolio management. Interesting!


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