I will tell you what I love: I love trying new products, and finding new GOODS. I do. I really do.
I went to the Obesity Help event in San Ramon hoping to see MORE VENDORS WITH MORE GOODS.
WHERE IS YOU AT, YO?
Listen, I know we, the Bariatric Community aren't really spending much money these days, BUT, getting the WORD out to a handful of people that are likely to spread your product like a STD is a GOOD THING, if you have a good product. (Have you heard of CLICK? Did you see that happen? It's everywhere. Was not before.)
Hell, even half-good product spreads like wild-fire in our post-operative situation because if it's "OMG SOMETHING WE CAN HAVE?! (Anybody remember Philly Swirls?)
I know there are plenty of rabid salespeople out there with product that we could totally dig. Bring it. Show up. The ultimate - good targeted product that is within the range of what most people can afford - and with SAMPLES.
Packaged monkey poop is common in our protein heavy food world. It's just the way it is.
I forced NON-gastric bypassers to try one of the products a vendor had sent. They would not, could not, should not. They did, after much coercing, and a bit of a bribe. Now they know the truth. ;) This is our world, you just live in it. Now, where are the vendors? Sell to us. Bring it.
Yes, of course there were a few good products there (CLICKCLICKCLICK) there. But. We need a lot more. I can see from a vendors point of view that events are a Big Deal and a Big Expense. But I am really thinking of Bigger Vendors. Where are YOU?
We ARE the "Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Community" - there are SO MANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND THINGS!! OUT THERE.
I want to see you all together - as a serious consumer of all things WLS - do it. I want a "MM's WLS Product and Services "Expo," FOR the Consumer.