"We sell them for $8,700 delivered and installed. That's for the non-skid model which has great traction when wet. We also have a mirror finish for car shows that's about $10,000. The prices of homes and cars have gone up so dramatically. Spending this kind of money for this level of safety is a bargain. And you can always build more house, but it's hard to build a bigger driveway."
Are they selling like hotcakes?
"We started selling them in July. Out here if you have a $2 million home, you call your architect, so we have a lot of architects buying them. Car dealerships are buying them too."
Was it as simple as it sounds?
"I did this myself. It was developed by a salesperson — I am a salesperson. It's a straightforward product, meant to be sold and bought. It's easy to install, designed so any part can be replaced in minutes, absolutely safe, nothing sticks up above ground, no sharp edges, has a wireless controller and it's inexpensive."
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