I Will Buy Your Idea

After reading another poor soul who is convinced an idea is worth something I have decided to start buy ideas. I think that I am the only place where people can actually sell ideas. It should be noted that I will not buy all ideas, just the ones that I feel are original.

The starting price for ideas will be two hundredths of a dollar. That is right, my 2 cents gets your 2 cents. I think that is about the best deal you will find anywhere for your original idea.

UPDATE:
Since I am still getting people calling me asking me to buy their idea, I thought it might be good to share a link to this related article:
There is no room for the idea guy

UPDATE 2:
While it has been fun fielding phone calls from people hoping to sell me their ideas, after 8 years I am tired of it. QUIT CALLING ME! No one will buy your idea. Read this article from Entrepreneur Magazine: Your Ideas Have No Value

If you actually read my post, you would see that the proposal was that I would pay $0.02 for your idea. If you still want to sell me your idea, leave a comment below and I will send you a link to a form for you to thoroughly explain your idea and provide me with an address to send you your two pennies.

69 Comments

  1. Ok, I’ll go first:

    Vacant parking locator
    In-home yoga instruction
    Shopping cart washing

    Please paypal $0.06 to the email address provided.

    :)

    Seriously, though, excellent points. Great deas are worthless without great implementation and a willing consumers!

    1. I have an idea that can bring a huge amount of money. It’s necessary to build some number of buildings which firstly will bring fame and authority for the country that buys it. Firstly, I’m sure millions of tourists will come to see them, I mean the ensemble of buildings will be the country’s number one visitable tourist destination after the accomplishment. Secondly, for sure, this project can even save the whole country from the crisis. Thirdly, the project idea hasn’t come to anybody’s mind from the time of human-being existence on the earth planet. This is simple and at the same time grandiose idea. The investment isn’t needed. The whole nation will definitely invest in this project without any hesitation. The price of the idea is 1 000 000$ + 10 % payment from the sale and rent within 50 years. My cell-phone number is +7915 410 76 07 (Moscow,Russia).Gary

  2. Nice – we have about 5700 ideas in the Global Ideas Bank at present. Am happy to distribute the $114 amongst them…. ;0)

  3. Dane,

    1) There is a great ‘vacant parking indicator’ at BWI airport in Baltimore. It is brilliant. Unfortunately this means I can’t buy that idea.

    2) There are plenty of in-home yoga instructors. They are pricey, but I can’t buy this idea either.

    3) Shopping cart washer is brilliant and I think original. I will send the money over.

  4. [...] Jackson Miller: I Will Buy Your Idea Jackson Miller Will Buy Your Idea: After reading another poor soul who is convinced an idea is worth something I have decided to start buy ideas. I think that I am the only place where people can actually sell ideas. It should be noted that I will not buy all ideas, just the ones that I feel are original.The starting price for ideas will be two hundredths of a dollar. That is right, my 2 cents gets your 2 cents. [...]

  5. Now what stops me going ahead and implementing a competing product? As far as I know, the patents office only patents expressions of ideas. Hard to claim ownership of an idea, I’m afraid.

  6. Yennyhp@aol.com July 17, 2006 at 10:56 am

    I’m selling an idea (already patented) of a jump starter cable that connects from car lighter to car lighter. it is a safe, easy, non-messy way to jump start your car. If you are interested please e-amil me or contact me at 239-263-0300 or you can mail me at P.O. Box 10513 Naples, Fl 34101.

  7. I do have many idea to for you

  8. I have one Idea ,I want to sell for you . my idea you can make abouth [ B ] for the firt year in your Bank

  9. Again this Roly nguyen [ my phone # 602 405 2228 ]. I not speak english well [ speak viet nam ]

  10. Roly, maybe you are missing the irony in my post. You don’t have an idea that can make me money. You have an idea that I could implement and the implementation could make me money.

    If you want to sell me the rights to your ideas, I will honor my offer and send you $0.02 if the idea is original.

  11. nasseralajmi@hotmail.com December 7, 2006 at 2:44 pm

    I have many product ideas in security, weapons, power and aviation if you are interested pls contact me with your well known email ..
    Thanks
    Nasser

  12. Hi my name is james tango and i live in newzealand i have invented and revolutionise the golf tee

  13. Jose Rodriguez July 7, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    My name is Jose Rodriguez i am living in Venezuela, i have a system for locating missing peoples.

    if someone becomes kinapped or lost i have a method for locating him/her the system uses math software/harware, gps and other elemens, now i am patenting the system.

    I am not selling the idea but i am looking for a partner or sponsor for making the devopment.

    I am engineer in informatic i am graduated on the 1988 and i enjoy making sofware i love programming.

  14. hm..
    1. Last.fm for webpages/news/blogposts
    2. Podcast Ads. Like google AdSense for contextual ads.

  15. What is 2 cents !!??

  16. Hallo Jackson ,
    My name is Lukas Nawrocki I am inventor form Poland and I would like to sell my idea to you but not for 200$ Please contact me if you want to make a serious deal.
    Best Regards
    Mr.Lukas Nawrocki

  17. Hy. I m writting from Barcelona (Spain). I have a very interesting idea. But how can I know you will pay for it once I expose it to you (or to everybody in this web). I think it is a reall good IDEA that can report us a lot (but a lot) of money. But I’m not sure how to do it.
    Regards

  18. can you please contact me? I would like to contact to you to expose my idea. I think you could be interested on this.
    Thanks
    Regards

  19. [...] year and a half ago I wrote a post titled “I will buy your idea“. Obviously that should be the very first result. Hopefully everything after that is [...]

  20. Albert, I apologize for the confusion. I think the subtle point of my post is lost due to Americanisms in my writing (i.e. 2 cents as a figure of speech)

    I am not going to buy an idea because I believe “ideas” have no monetary value. Money is not made with an idea, it is made with an implementation. If you have a great idea, figure out how to turn it into a great implementation and you will do fine.

  21. hi mr miller if you are interested in my golf tee idea email me at emerald_city12@hotmail.com and will talk

  22. [...] year I wrote a post titled “I Will Buy Your Idea“. It was a tongue-in-cheek post that was trying to make this [...]

  23. Shaquille Joseph February 7, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Dear Mr.Miller,
    I live in Trinidad and Tobago. I have some original ideas that will definitely make a great profit. It would be fantastic if we can make a safe deal or I can partner with your company to sell ideas together. If you are really interested in selling some of the best ideas and we can evenly share the profits, please e-mail me at:ideasellersinc@gmail.com

  24. hi
    i am from Bangladesh i have product promotional idea which is very cheap ( and unique indeed for any market) any company use the technique or you can use it on behalf of any company which is intend to promote his product in market. if you interested please respond directly my email.

  25. hi.i want sell my invent to you.my invent is about mobile.and i want sell it vevy soon.if you want buy it call to me.or find any one taht want buy my invent.
    tanks. buy

  26. [...] in a tongue in cheek gesture, pulled out his check book and on June 16th 2006, made a public offer to buy original ideas for 2 cents a piece.  He expected some humorous responses and hopefully some [...]

  27. sorry bro just had to say something, hey jump start lady, you f’n kidding, look at the size of the cable from batt to starter, now unscrew your lighter an look how skinny those wires are, they can not handle any where near the current required to stert a car. Rub that idea out, 0.2 is to much for this idea. The lighterv can be used to charge not start you’ll need .30 for a new fuse

  28. [...] Startup News I recently talked about your ideas being worth 2 cents and Jackson Miller’s story.  Turns out there’s a better offer out there and its been scientifically proven.   Fellow [...]

  29. [...] in a tongue in cheek gesture, pulled out his check book and on June 16th 2006, made a public offer to buy original ideas for 2 cents a piece.  He expected some humorous responses and hopefully some [...]

  30. [...] recently talked about your ideas being worth 2 cents and Jackson Miller’s story.  Turns out there’s a better offer out there and its been scientifically proven.   Fellow [...]

  31. I have a lot, a lot of inventions, including the following in order to tide you can see my thinking and I need a development company to sponsor my thoughts and my thoughts are walking train skyrocketing energy through space rocket Amonattsih a lot about the speed of light vehicles and ships

  32. The replies to your post are so amusing – it seems it is true people only read the headlines and not the post itself. Here is my 2 cents worth … forcing a retnal scan of all blog posts before allowing the reader to post comments ;)~

    1. You should hear the phone calls I get too. This post has been great.

  33. Woa! woa!!, this is a wonderful oportunity i was looking for. I have invented a self charging power generating system. Depending on what its going design to power, e.g home, electric car, marines, heavy duty machines, etc. Its just an energy conversion. I have been trying to patent it with USPTO since last year but i need support. If you are convinced email me for i’m ready to give out for a price. come lets give Barack Obama and the entire world a green and clean environment. Note only two main batteries are used, one supplys while another charges and via versa.

  34. how do i get it approved

  35. Here is an idea for anyone who wishes to use and develop, I will be asking for a good percentage of my next ideas if the interested parties think this is a money maker. Idea # 1 – Battery charger, while traveling on the highway. If your car alternator goes dead while you are traveling, and your vehicle cannot make the next stop without charging the battery. You could go to the nearest gas station and purchase the wind generator for automobiles. The wind generator is a small propellor driven fan generator, which fits into the car window and the window is rolled up to force the generator to stay put. The wind generator is then plugged into the lighter outlet and charges the car battery as you drive down the highway. You will get home while driving at night with this new idea, but someone must built it first. E -mail me for more high tec Ideas. actorofactors@gmail.com

  36. Hi Jackson.

    I have an idea, you want it? ib30875@yahoo.com

  37. I have an idea for you. E-mail me sten58@hot.ee if your interested.

  38. [...] few years ago I posted that I would buy ideas. It was a poor attempt at making a point through [...]

  39. i have been trying to find someone to buy my invention
    its a replacement of using dams to collect energy from
    warter it will also save the economy billions of construction and materials idea for sale $500
    email me to get invention idea with plans and instructions (price nagotiable) from 11 year old jordan..

  40. my email is rfeliciajordan@yahoo.com if you want to buy my product

  41. My idea is a secret, since I plan on building it before you do ;)

    1. Nate, now THAT sounds like a good idea.

  42. hello dear
    i am sajad Khaleghi from Iran
    i am a collegian studetn in the indestrial field and i live in Yazd and have a new plan of the new engine that can work with the watter
    it can work easily and i try to make some part of it in the home but the explode that happened tel me i should do it in the laboratory.
    it tell me it can work
    i dont need money
    i only need help for make the instrument
    it can be very good for the car and it need help a good company for make that.
    so i contact you.
    the amount of make that is not very much but i dont have that and the people in our twon can not make it.
    tell me if you want to help me in make that.
    mskhali2009@yahoo.com

  43. hello dear
    i am sajad Khaleghi from Iran
    I am a collegian student in the Industrial Engineering field and and have a new plan of the new engine that can work with the watter
    it can work easily and i try to make some part of it in the home but the explode that happened tel me i should do it in the laboratory.
    it tell me it can work
    i dont need money
    i only need help for make the instrument
    it can be very good for the car and it need help a good company for make that.
    so i contact you.
    the amount of make that is not very much but i dont have that and the people in our twon can not make it.
    tell me if you want to help me in make that.
    mskhali2009@yahoo.com

  44. hiii jack,

    dis is dev from India,,a management graduate,,, I hav lots of business and non-business ideas, and those are quite practical and ready to implement,,,,,,,,,,,,, but I dont have the platform for that,,,,,,,,,, among these I can innovate any new and fresh relevent ideas for any business,,,,,,,, and these words are not fake at all,,, trust me,,,

    1. ello dear
      i am sajad Khaleghi from Iran
      I am a collegian student in the Industrial Engineering field and and have a new plan of the new engine that can work with the watter
      it can work easily and i try to make some part of it in the home but the explode that happened tel me i should do it in the laboratory.
      it tell me it can work
      i dont need money
      i only need help for make the instrument
      it can be very good for the car and it need help a good company for make that.
      so i contact you.
      the amount of make that is not very much but i dont have that and the people in our twon can not make it.
      tell me if you want to help me in make that.
      mskhali2009@yahoo.com

  45. I have a retail product and have no clue where exactly to find an investor

  46. Funny post Jackson, Now that we both agree that the “idea guy” has to posses the functional skills needed to help bring his own idea or invention to the consumer, I’ll introduce myself and tell you why I’m contacting you. My name is Eric I’m a 23 yr.old business student that breathes original ideas at least 5 times a week. There is 1 idea that I have taken a special intrest in. The prototype stage is currently underway, I’am also developing the Marketing plans for this Product, and researching every aspect of my bussiness venture. Why am I telling you this, I want to show you that the “Idea guy” can be the most important component in a new bussiness venture, especially when the idea originates from his/her creative mind. I’d love to tell you all about the my idea, you may even want to partner with me after hearing the details. I kid you not please email me @ e.layt.87@gmail.com.

  47. MYPOWER THE NEXT GENERATION OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY

    Can create electrical energy with continuous source of power, to produces the energy without using:

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    “MYPOWER” is realistic source of energy can be built yesterday with material at hand, offering the energy independence for “ JOBS” across America ten fold. Ready to be evaluated and negotiate, financial and joint venture agreement.

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  48. MYPOWER
    THE NEXT GENERATION OF
    ELECTRICAL ENERGY

    Can create electrical energy with continuous source of power, to produces the energy without using:

    Wind Water Solar Oil Gas Nuclear

    “MYPOWER” is realistic source of energy can be built yesterday with material at hand, offering the energy independence for “ JOBS” across America ten fold. Ready to be evaluated and negotiate, financial and joint venture agreement.

    Gregory Moore
    greg_moore4@hotmail.com

  49. Can create electrical energy with continuous source of power, to produces the energy without using:

    Wind Water Solar Oil Gas Nuclear

    “MYPOWER” is realistic source of energy can be built yesterday with material at hand, offering the energy independence for “ JOBS” across America ten fold. Ready to be evaluated and negotiate, financial and joint venture agreement.

    corrected my email greg_moore1@hotmail.com

    Gregory Moore
    greg_moore1@hotmail.com

  50. MYPOWER
    THE NEXT GENERATION OF
    ELECTRICAL ENERGY

    Can create electrical energy with continuous source of power, to produces the energy without using:

    Wind Water Solar Oil Gas Nuclear

    “MYPOWER” is realistic source of energy can be built yesterday with material at hand, offering the energy independence for “ JOBS” across America ten fold. Ready to be evaluated and negotiate, financial and joint venture agreement.

    Gregory Moore
    greg_moore1@hotmail.com

  51. Billion Dollar Idea On Sale For 50 Mil
    Wing modification for airplane, helicopters and other functional wings which allows for shorter wings which means greater stability at higher speeds..

    Seller’s Name: Rick
    Position: Inventor
    Email: rickcampos@gmail.com
    Address: Los Angeles, CA 90003
    Category: Transportation & Travel
    Type of IP: Invention
    Proprietary Status: Other (explain in description)
    Price: Billion Dollar Idea on Sale for 50 million

    Description of Intellectual Property:
    What is for sale is an idea in the form of a PDF file. It is only one page long but it contains detailed diagrams about the invention. IT was originally on sale for 100 million but I’ve brought it down to 50 mil (USD). Once idea has been issued there will be no refunds. As of now, it is a secret only I know.
    This wing design allows for shorter wings, which means, a sharper smaller turning radius and greater stability at higher speeds. The advantages of this discovery are endless, if used and developed properly it can also add fuel economy to the mix. I have never tested the idea in a wind tunnel or in any other way, but the concept is scientifically sound and It must work. I do not want to sell for less that fifty million it was originally 100 million and it is literally worth billions. Thank you for reading. Serious investors only please. Thank you so much for reading.

  52. hey,, have multiple ideas,, if you could just let me know what you think i would appreciate it,, just like everyone in the world i am telling myself everyday that their has to be a easier way…. Just got out the marine Corps and full of ideas…

    1.. I can design or give you the idea… of my receiver workout products, they will slide into the receiver of your car or truck and you can put dip towers or pull up bars, etc. i really think with americans are always on the go and if i could go run and then do my dips and pull ups from the back of my truck,,, it would be very convienent. i had somthing similar and everyone that came on the trail would ask to hit the pull up bar….

    2. This one is where i want to put a small liquor bottle in the big bottle, One will be filled with your jack, and the other with coke, or any mixture of booze, it will mix when being poored, also could be sold individual or at a bar.

    3. My crazy idea like we all have… “THE LAZY BOY MAIL BOX” Here it goes… the people up north could appreciate this the most.. The idea is that you use the same vacumm system as the banks do. the mail box will have the station at your road and the main station in your home with a send and retrieve button… alot better than walking out in the cold weather,,,

    Let me know what you think about them..

    Thanks.. SGT KNIGHT

  53. Ryder R. Peterson January 23, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Hi, Mr.Jackson.

    I have an idea that you might like. More on this idea, I`ll tell you privately via e-mail. :)
    My idea is for electric power. I have to prepare Drawing. Ready to show interested investors or buyers of Ideas. Like you sir. :) Only, my drawing is in my language. But, I can translate it all, that isn`t problem.

    Well, thanks. Waiting for your response.

    Mr. R.Petersons!

  54. I would sell my idea of New Stirling engine, usefull in solar powwer plants, bio power plants, cogeberation systems, cooling systems, heat pumps, hybrid cars …

  55. I have very very awesome ideas for advertising for all companies ..Even they are product Like ((( pepsi …lays…so on ))) or even they are games Or even they are websites or even they are Perfums Or clothes …!! …I GOT A Full head ideas here…i wanna sell Alot by very very cheap price ..

  56. May i know what kind of document do you need ?
    Eg: Licensing of the design ? is it only prepared the idea in softcopy with explaining the purpose of the product ?

  57. I have an excellent idea, not sure if there is something out there for it. It entails everyday use, for those with CHILDREN. Please contact me.

  58. I have an idea, it is one kind of eudecolone for easy portable in packet, no sprayor open it.
    it is very light, small & easy for use. no expensive & very deferent.

  59. hydrogen gas powered bbq runs off 12v or 120v use just like u use propane bbq just add water

    also i dont know if its a good idea but i was thinking of a fart filter u would stick to your underwear or panties then when u rip one it smells like flowers …lol

    well send money if u like my idea’s

  60. Ok, my first idea is unstoppable!

    House window wipers(like windshield wipers)
    Using either a turn knob or a light switch to operate the wipers!

    Tv. With built in xbox 360….like. tv’s with built in DVD players.

  61. i would like 2 assist u. have great ideas

  62. in tunisia you accept ??

  63. Hi Jackson Miller, I have a good ideea, a great site that i started to work on but i cannot fimish it. I want to sell it to you with all of my support in finishing it. It is a great site that i wanted to make it work, but now I need to resolve something else and i need to sell it.

    1. I have an idea that can bring a huge amount of money. It’s necessary to build some number of buildings which firstly will bring fame and authority for the country that buys it. Firstly, I’m sure millions of tourists will come to see them, I mean the ensemble of buildings will be the country’s number one visitable tourist destination after the accomplishment. Secondly, for sure, this project can even save the whole country from the crisis. Thirdly, the project idea hasn’t come to anybody’s mind from the time of human-being existence on the earth planet. This is simple and at the same time grandiose idea. The investment isn’t needed. The whole nation will definitely invest in this project without any hesitation. The price of the idea is 1 000 000$ + 10 % payment from the sale and rent within 50 years. My cell-phone number is +7915 410 76 07 (Moscow,Russia).Gary

  64. Q’s…
    1. Is a patent required ?
    2. Is In person meeting optional
    (will you travel) ?
    3. Would you like to find out if you can afford my idea ?

    Hi,
    So far im a failed inventor for the fact that i have no cash and cannot afford the patent. I have had some contact with patent and design agencies and all think this could be a success. Another problem, they want money. I WANT MONEY !!! I have in my head, on paper, and video an idea that could result into one of the biggest impulse items of 2014….
    4. How curious is the cat ?

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