I just came up with an idea for an audiophile app that while make me a .1 percenter. I hired a pair of junior high kids at the end of the cul-du-sac to do the coding and we should be able to launch by the next full moon.
Here's my pitch: the average audiophile systems goes unused 91% of the day. My app will match up unused audiophile systems with willing audiophile listeners and let system owners monetize their otherwise idle systems. Think Air BnB for audiophiles. The price for a listening session will be completely free market driven.
An example -- audiophile A who owns a $150,000 system won't be using his system of Tuesday night due to a social engagement. He launches the app and marks his system as unused for that time period. Audiophile B, who only has a $30,000 system, sees A's system and books the Tuesday night for a listening session. And since it's free market driven, B may have to outbid other audiophiles before the listening sessions is finalized. The app will handle the financial details.
Prior to The Audiophile App (TAA) only you, your family or a few close friends would know the splendor of your synergistically matched home audio music reproduction system. With TAA you can now have perfect strangers come into your house for short of even extended listening sessions and they can even post reviews of your system for other audiophiles to evaluate.
Why your system sit idle, have your system make money for you.
Sorry your not borrowing my stereo or my wife. Also every thief in the woods will soon learn to take advantage. Then you open yourself to lawsuits. It's good to think outside the box sometimes. Just keep thinking.
Both system owners and renting listeners will be pre-qualified via a meticulous screening process. Photo IDs, credit card info, address verification and criminal history reviews will be mandatory. So if someone is a registered sex offender you will be alerted in advance of that fact. People with multiple burglary related felony convictions will not be allowed to participate.
What happens if they get electrocuted, injured or die while at your house?
" Both system owners and renting listeners will be pre-qualified via a meticulous screening process. Photo IDs, credit card info, address verification and criminal history reviews will be mandatory. So if someone is a registered sex offender you will be alerted in advance of that fact. People with multiple burglary related felony convictions will not be allowed to participate."
Who pays for all this? What would be the charge for admission? I just don't see a customer base ....
Ah don't want to dampen your enthusiasm. Just put your energy into another project. Your creative to think of this. I thought about renting out my pool but quickly nixed that idea. Hey!!! No skinny dipping!!!
Looks like a segment of the Audiogon community is suffering from severe HIS (Humor Impairment Syndrome). You might want to consider that when it comes to creative thinking, you guys are dealing with a real pro, and onhwy61 has the track record to prove it:
Well Mack the Finger said to Louie the King I got forty red, white and blue shoestrings And a thousand telephones that don’t ring Do you know where I can get rid of these things And Louie the King said let me think for a minute son And he said yes I think it can be easily done Just take everything down to Highway 61