Does FurZapper really work? 'Shark Tank' fans slam product after it bags $600,000 deal with Lori Greiner
Michael Sweigart and Harry Levin walked into the tank claiming that they had the solution for a problem that every pet owner under the sun has: Pet hair everywhere. The two entrepreneurs made a pitch for their product that they aptly named as FurZapper, which they claimed would remove every trace of pet hair and fur from clothes while doing the laundry.
The duo showcased the silicone device with a paw-shaped hole inside that they claimed would attract all the fur and dander from clothes while doing laundry and leave you with clean, fur-free clothes. Although the Sharks seemed to love the idea, they were a bit skeptical about it. But when Harry began sharing the impressive sales numbers and profit margins, all the Sharks were instantly drawn to the product aside from guest Shark Kendra Scott.
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Harry claimed that they made over $500,000 in profits after all their expenses. This launched an intense bidding war amongst the Sharks as they began throwing out crazy offers to reel in the duo to close the deal with them. Kevin O'Leary aka Mr Wonderful was the first to jump in and made an offer with two options leaving Harry and Michael in control of deciding how they wanted to go about it. Kevin was ready to offer the duo the $600K they came in asking for. He made an offer of a $600K loan at 9.5% interest and 5% stake, and the other equity option of $600K in exchange for a 20% stake in the company. Barbara Corcoran then jumped in and made a similar offer of $600K for a 20% stake.
Lori Greiner, the QVC Queen felt that the product was a perfect fit for her portfolio and pitched for $600K for a 19.9% stake. Mark Cuban didn't want to be left behind so he too made an offer of $600K for a 15% stake. Lori was so keen on closing the deal that she matched Mark's offer. When it was finally decision time, the duo decided to close the deal with Lori on the condition that she would extend a further line of credit in the future if ever they needed it. She was happy to oblige and was over the moon about closing the deal.
But fans unfortunately didn't seem to be very impressed with the product itself. Some fans came forward with claims that FurZapper didn't work. A fan tweeted, "@ABCSharkTank Wevy gotten the Furzapper , they didn't work for us, and we have alot of cat hair!." Another fan seconded with, "Read the reviews on FurZapper. Doesn’t work! Buyer beware! Sharks aren’t even testing this product! #SharkTank #FurZapper."
@ABCSharkTank Wevy gotten the Furzapper , they didn't work for us, and we have alot of cat hair!— Shellie Dryden (@sallytag2007) April 10, 2021
Read the reviews on FurZapper. Doesn’t work! Buyer beware! Sharks aren’t even testing this product!😤#SharkTank #FurZapper— missearl (@zbabster) April 10, 2021
Many fans pointed out the striking similarity in design between another cleaning product that featured earlier on 'Shark Tank' called Scrub Daddy and FurZapper. A fan commented, "How could they not get in trouble for being “look a like” Scrub Daddy? #SharkTank." "Not feeling it, thought it was a @ScrubDaddy for cleaning dogs. #SharkTank," seconded a fan. "The fur zapper is like a combo of the scrub daddy and the gross shower hair thing from last week. #SharkTank," joked a fan.
How could they not get in trouble for being “look a like” Scrub Daddy? #SharkTank— dk2231 (@danak2231) April 10, 2021
Not feeling it, thought it was a @ScrubDaddy for cleaning dogs. #SharkTank— Phil Brady, Work Space Wellness Designer (@ergogym) April 10, 2021
The fur zapper is like a combo of the scrub daddy and the gross shower hair thing from last week. #SharkTank— MamaBearBoys, JD (@mamabearboys) April 10, 2021
'Shark Tank' Season 12 airs every Friday at 8/7c on ABC.