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acepayday 45 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 4, 2014 12:53 AM Member since: May 17, 2011
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  • Reply to

    How do we know this machine really works?

    by mosesdragon7 Jun 17, 2014 1:39 PM
    acepayday acepayday Jul 4, 2014 12:53 AM Flag

    Here's your answer.

    Herbal Elements, which is an MJ medical dispensary in CO., has a ZaZZZ in their facility which is in use right now by the public. If you have questions about the machine, call them at: (970) 949-7008. They have no affiliation with ERBB other than being the first recipient of the ZaZZZ, so whatever they tell you is honest feedback. You can also look at their facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/herbalelements.colorado.

    Any questions about the legitimacy of the ZaZZZ or its' potential to increase MJ related product sales while reducing dispensary expenses and improving the customer's buying experience have been answered by ZaZZZ in operation at Herbal Elements. If it didn't work as advertised, I'm sure everyone would have heard that feedback from Herbal Elements and its' customers that have been using it for three weeks now.

    The fact that there has been only positive feedback, and NO negative feedback from them related to ZaZZZ answers your questions/concerns and should eliminate this as a potential barrier to deciding on ERBB as a potential investment.

    The other point to consider is that ZaZZZ had to pass rigorous inspection by the State of Co. as to its' operational capabilities and adherence to state laws/regs BEFORE it could go live....and since it IS operationally live to the public now, there can be no question as to the ZaZZZ's functionality or operational integrity.

    ERBB ON!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • "That's one small step for ERBB one giant leap for ERBBkind." #ZaZZZ is officially open and selling to the public today at Herbal Elements in Colorado!

    And so it begins....ERBB ON!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    lollipopvapor retail sales for 6 days is:

    by computer_tech18 May 30, 2014 9:40 AM
    acepayday acepayday Jun 18, 2014 9:56 PM Flag

    LollipopVapor is Ty Jacobsen's (thelumberdoktor) company, not USEI's

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • acepayday acepayday Jun 18, 2014 9:52 PM Flag

    Actually, you have it backwards. Jacobsen publicly terminated his deal with USEI on his twitter account after he found out that Tony Miller was lying, and he did it well before Miller issued any comments about the deal. BTW, Miller's very first tweet in response was to say that USEI never even had a business relationship with Jacobsen, then he confirms in his latest joke of a PR that he did but no longer does because "it didn't work out". LOL

    Keep buying USEI shares pal, Tony needs a new Benz and your going to pay for it!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • ERBB President & COO Stephen Shearin will be interviewed on PotStockRadio, Sunday, June 15th at 6:30 EST. You can catch it at:
    "
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/suicidefantasyfootball/2014/06/15/potstockradio-live-in-studio-president-of-american-green-stephen-shearin "

    ERBB ON!

  • - SEAN CHASE now in charge of $ERBB 's Sales & Mktg. See his impressive LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sean-chase/2/186

    - GREG PATRICK now in charge of $ERBB 's Yo! Mastercard effort. His very impressive LinkedIn profile is at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-patrick/8/393/475

    Mr. Patrick is also founding partner at G&G Holdings. See: http://ggholdingsinc.com/page2.html

    - MICHAEL SILVIA , Director of Jurassic Water Division - will oversee cultivation efforts and bringing the Jurassic O2 system to market. Mr. Silvia brings 15 years of both direct and distribution channel sales experience of technical products to Tranzbyte, Inc. Coming most recently from the Manufacturing industry, Michael has a proven track record of successfully bringing water chemistry analytical products to the Hydroponics, Agricultural, Industrial, Municipal Water Treatment and Laboratory markets

    According to COO Stephen Shearin. "Adding Michael Silvia to the team is a huge benefit to Tranzbyte. His contacts, knowledge and experience are invaluable"

    Excellent management team in place to lead ERBB's efforts to successfully implement their well thought out, integrated business plan. COO Shearin is the right man to lead them.

    It's all good! ERBB ON!
    -

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Goofballblonde - TY for asking Stephen my question about patent infringement concerns for ZaZZZ. It was important for all investors to hear him publicly say that there are no legal concerns in regards to this from ANYONE (MDBX, EDXC, etc.) at this time and no reason to believe any legal challenges will prevent the rollout of the ZaZZZ..

    I thought that, despite the problems with the video feed, and even though the actual presentations were somewhat "off the cuff", the information presented was on point and showed all that ERBB has an excellent BP in place and is executing it at the correct pace. It's important for people who have never built or run a company to understand that SNAFUs are normal occurances and "learning by doing" is a way of life. What is most important is having a vision for the company, designing a focused BP to support that vision, building the infrastructure (qualified management and staff, facilities, physical plant, processes, etc.) to support the successful execution of that BP, and having the flexibility and drive to make it happen despite those snafus.

    I am excited that ERBB is pursuing cultivation and ZaZZZ installation agreements with multiple countries. There is no reason that the ZaZZZ network cannot grow globally at the same time it is growing nationally.

    I am excited that ERBB is putting renewed focus on the Yo! Mastercard as a payment mechanism for MJ product purchases AND as a general use Mastercard regardless of the industry it is used in.

    I am excited for the development and implimentation of a well-orgarized, cohesive sales/Mktg. force to promote the company's activities.

    I am excited that Stephen has brought onboard management talent of high caliber, experience and capabilities toexecute the BP.

    Lastly, I am very confident that Stephen Shearin is the right person to lead ERBB. He is articulate, focused and very knowledgeable of what this opportunity represents and what needs to be done to make ERBB successful! ERBB ON!

  • Reply to

    Shearin Made Sense and Clarified Some Issues

    by ajaxguy_dude Jun 10, 2014 8:34 PM
    acepayday acepayday Jun 11, 2014 1:49 AM Flag

    Goofballblonde - TY for asking Stephen my question about patent infringement concerns for ZaZZZ. It was important for all investors to hear him publicly say that there are no legal concerns in regards to this from ANYONE (MDBX, EDXC, etc.) at this time and no reason to believe any legal challenges will prevent the rollout of the ZaZZZ..

    I thought that, despite the problems with the video feed, and even though the actual presentations were somewhat "off the cuff", the information presented was on point and showed all that ERBB has an excellent BP in place and is executing it at the correct pace. It's important for people who have never built or run a company to understand that SNAFUs are normal occurances and "learning by doing" is a way of life. What is most important is having a vision for the company, designing a focused BP to support that vision, building the infrastructure (qualified management and staff, facilities, physical plant, processes, etc.) to support the successful execution of that BP, and having the flexibility and drive to make it happen despite those snafus.

    I am excited that ERBB is pursuing cultivation and ZaZZZ installation agreements with multiple countries. There is no reason that the ZaZZZ network cannot grow globally at the same time it is growing nationally.

    I am excited that ERBB is putting renewed focus on the Yo! Mastercard as a payment mechanism for MJ product purchases AND as a general use Mastercard regardless of the industry it is used in.

    I am excited for the development and implimentation of a well-orgarized, cohesive sales/Mktg. force to promote the company's activities.

    I am excited that Stephen has brought onboard management talent of high caliber, experience and capabilities toexecute the BP.

    Lastly, I am very confident that Stephen Shearin is the right person to lead ERBB. He is articulate, focused and very knowledgeable of what this opportunity represents and what needs to be done to make ERBB successful! ERBB ON!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • $ERBB CC at 1pm watch live at https://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanGreenLive … or http://vidconf.americangreen.com Interact via twitter by using #AMGlive. ERBB ON!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • acepayday acepayday Jun 10, 2014 11:17 AM Flag

    This is a very new industry which right now is undergoing typical growing pains as companies try to figure out how best to proceed. Many of these companies are simply trying to take advantage of the hype around MJ by representing themselves as "players" even though they have no intention of doing so legitimately. Many are legitimately trying to gain a foothold in the industry and want to be a long term part of it. Keep in mind that unlike other "new" industry segments, the MJ industry has unique obstacles that hinder its' growth and temper investor enthusiasm such as; MJ classified as a Sched. 1 drug and Federally illegal, banks & capital lenders afraid to participate due to the same fact and resulting fear of FED. prosecution despite the FED's relaxation of the banking laws, lack of uniform laws & regs. across state lines, etc.

    All of this makes brokers, bankers and industry analysts very cautious and very hesitant to recommend participation in the MJ market, and they will continue to do so until the industry matures further and shakes out the scammers and weak companies, and there is a complete relaxation of the FED towards MJ on the lines of how they view tobacco or alcohol products and companies. THIS IS DEFINITELY GOING TO HAPPEN THOUGH because the underground MJ industry is a $57Billion existing industry that IS coming above ground and will generate many millions of dollars in tax revenues for both the States and the Feds. You cannot stop capitalism and this is the ultimate capitalist industry.

    Long story short... of course brokers, analysts and financial institutions will warn you away from investing in this new market because of the risks but remember, it is their job to to so and they would not be credible if they did not. It's purely up to the individual investor to decide if the risk/return ratio is worth taking the chance.

    The way I see it, the MJ industry represents a much greater investment opportunity then the End of Prohibition did! I'm in Long!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • For information on tomorrow's (6/10) 1 pm. E.T. investor video conference call, goto: http://vidconf.americangreen.com/

    ERBB On!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    NEVADA OFFICIALLY - TRTC Not MJ Approved !!

    by onkelsomebody Jun 6, 2014 7:54 PM
    acepayday acepayday Jun 7, 2014 4:01 AM Flag

    That's simply not true. Just because they didn't get approved for a permit this time does NOT mean they can't apply again when the County authorizes more permits. Besides, what's to stop TRTC from simply buying one of the 18 companies that were approved for a MJ Dispensary permit after they get State approval? Not a thing, so Nevada is by no means closed out to TRTC.

    Your inference that because they weren't approved by Nevada, they won't be approved anywhere else in the US is just plain ignorant.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    And now the fun begins......

    by goofballblonde Jun 4, 2014 4:07 PM
    acepayday acepayday Jun 7, 2014 3:45 AM Flag

    I don't believe OneBode products will be sold via the ZaZZZ for a couple of reasons;
    - the typical MJ dispensary customer is not there to buy nutritional supplement type products and so they are the wrong target base
    - "shelf space" inside the ZaZZZ is limited and MJ related products and accessories are typically higher priced and will generate more revenues and higher margins/machine
    IMO, OneBode would do much better sold through more traditional retail and health related stores such as WalMart, Target, Osco, Rite-Aid, WalGreens, CVS, General Nutrition, etc. where the focus would be more directly on them.

    As far as potential revenues, it's appropriate to talk about ZaZZZ lease fees and a percentage of sales but let us not forget about two other major sources of revenues...Advertising, remember they can stream other company's ads on the ZaZZZ monitor. How much would a company be willing to pay for say, a TARGETED 15sec. video ad repeated on a regular cycle. Hypothetically speaking, let's say ERBB charges $5/15sec. ad. In 24hrs., there can be 96 ads x $5=$480/day...X 365 days= $175,200/yr./ZaZZZ in ad revs. x 1000 ZaZZZ=$175.2M/yr. ...all conjecture but you get my drift. The potential just from Ad revs. is enormous.

    Also, let us not forget "placement fees". By that I mean the cost to a company just to have space in the ZaZZZ. For example, in the retail environment, it is normal practice to charge vendors a set "placement" fee for shelf space. The vendor pays XXX dollars on either a monthly, quarterly or annual basis to secure XXX sq. ft. of shelf space. The cost of this shelf space is determined by size taken and placement location. End Cap space is more costly than bottom-shelf space, etc. "Location" may not be as relevant in the ZaZZZ but, considering how limited the available # of vending slots is (28 I believe), you can bet that companies will be more than willing to pay a premium "placement fee" as well just to have their products IN the ZaZZZ!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Canada vending machines pop out marijuana...

    by pancreass2010 May 27, 2014 12:54 AM
    acepayday acepayday May 27, 2014 12:25 PM Flag

    Regarding the Canadian machine: According to the good folks at the "British Columbia Pain Society (BCPS)" which is the MJ Dispensary identified in that story as having Vancouver's 1st MJ vending machine...their vending machine is a modified vending machine made by the Crane Co. out of Stamford, CT.

    Keep in mind that that machine would not be allowed for similar use in the U.S. because it provides no built-in age verification capability, HOWEVER, the success BCPS is seeing with the machine's use in their dispensary bodes VERY WELL for ERBB's ZaZZZ!

    For their 5/27/14 twitter response to me, see them on twitter at...@BCmarijuana

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Medbox vs. Endex vs, Tranzbyte

    by acepayday May 23, 2014 6:46 PM
    acepayday acepayday May 24, 2014 1:01 AM Flag

    My bad, Endexx Corporation's ticker is EDXC ...not ENDX. I never was a very good typist!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Let's talk about patents

    by edhardyaffliction May 23, 2014 11:49 AM
    acepayday acepayday May 24, 2014 12:58 AM Flag

    My bad...Endexx Corporation's ticker is EDXC.... not ENDX...I never could type all that well!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Medbox vs. Endex vs, Tranzbyte

    by acepayday May 23, 2014 6:46 PM
    acepayday acepayday May 24, 2014 12:53 AM Flag

    Ed, you may be right about why MDBX went after EDXC though it only matters that they did and have not gone after ERBB which is also revealing. As to patents, I am fairly familiar with the process since I have applied for three patents on products myself. What I have found out is that you can only patent that which is uniquely different then anything already covered under patent protection. In this case, the idea of a vending machine that dispenses herbal products or pharmaceuticals cannot be patented by and of itself, but a specific mechanical or electronic feature or design that is unique can be. For example, a specific mechanical or electrical/electronic method of dispensing the product, accepting payment, recording the transaction, etc. could be.

    What seems most likely to me is that ERBB is/was aware of the patent infringement case against EDXC, studied Medbox's patent, and then worked with the ZaZZZ machine's manufacturer to develop a product that would not infringe on Medbox's (or anyone else's) patent in any way. It helps to explain why ERBB took its' time with the ZaZZZ and didn't roll it out PUBLICLY until it was absolutely ready. It also explains why ERBB has continued to proceed PUBLICLY with full confidence. In essence, ERBB feels it has nothing to worry about.

    Personally, I don't see this as an issue for ERBB and applaud their development strategy. Also, since Medbox's "safe" type product is behind the counter and not intended for access by the consumer, I view EDXC's "Autospense" machine as the more realistic competitor to ERBB's ZaZZZ machine and MDBX's lawsuit against EDXC has effectively taken EDXC out of the game (at least for now) and left the U.S. cannabis products vending business in ERBB's hands.

    I'm glad you broached this subject! I think it is important to get this subject out of the way so investors can truly understand that ERBB holds a unique competitive advantage in the marketplace and is well on track to make the most of it!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Let's talk about patents

    by edhardyaffliction May 23, 2014 11:49 AM
    acepayday acepayday May 23, 2014 7:03 PM Flag

    Yahoo has deleted my post here 2x because I've included supporting links but I'll try again without them

    In short, : Vincent P. Mehdizadeh; the owner of patent # 7944363 filed 11/30/2010 for "Vending machine apparatus to dispense herbal medications and prescription medicines " is both the founder of PVM as well as Medbox.

    On 2/6/2013, Medbox filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Endex (ENDX) and sent them a "cease and desist" letter to stop ENDX from claiming that they were the first to develop a MJ vending machine, and to stop any further development of EBDX's "Autospense" MJ vending machine. This action is still pending and has effectively prevented ENDX from continuing development and rollout of the Autospense.

    Medbox is NOT a direct competitor to ERBB though ENDX could potentially be depending on the results of the legal action against them. I don't believe that ERBB's ZaZZZ machine violates ANYONE's patents because ERBB was fully aware of that lawsuit and continued ZaZZZ development with that in mind...AND the fact that ERBB has very publically rolled out the ZaZZZ without any hint of legal action be Medbox or anyone else.

    As such, I really believe that ERBB has the MJ vending business to itself in the U.S. for now and is executing a sound business strategy that will insure their continued growing long-term success. Besides, Medbox has publicly stated that they want no part of the MJ vending business and in fact, disapprove of it!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • First off, Medbox's "safe" is designed to be used securely by licensed personnel BEHIND the counter and is not intended, nor will it ever offer, any direct access by the consumer.

    Endex's product, the "Autospense", was developed under Endex's Dispense Labs, LLC. subsidiary and IS intended to provide secure, direct access by the consumer. In that respect, the "Autospense" is a more direct competitor to ERBB's ZaZZZ machine, however a pending patent infringement lawsuit filed by Medbox against Endex on 2/6/13 has prevented Endex from proceeding with the development and rollout of their machine.

    Tranzbyte (via its' American Green subsidiary) has finished development and begun a very public rollout of their MJ products vending machine called ZaZZZ.

    A couple of points. Though the ENDX's Autospense and ERBB's ZaZZZ are more direct competitors, the two machines have many differences, ZaZZZ is in play while Autospense is stuck in legal limbo, Medbox "safe" is designed to address a completely different scenario than ENDX or ERBB is and is NOT a direct competitor to either. Also, Medbox has publically stated that it has NO interest in MJ vending machines and, in fact, is opposed to them. Finally, the fact that ERBB is and has been aware of Medbox's patent and its' legal action against ENDX...and continued development or, and public rollout of, the ZaZZZ machine without legal challenge from Medbox, indicates that ERBB is confident in their product and their business strategy...as am I!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Let's talk about patents

    by edhardyaffliction May 23, 2014 11:49 AM
    acepayday acepayday May 23, 2014 6:21 PM Flag

    I currently hold 4.3M shares of ERBB and I agree that this is a valid topic for discussion because it is pertinent to the success or failure of ERBB. Anyone that questions my interest in ERBB can view my previous posts on this company to see where I stand.

    If you are a true investor in this or any other company, you would be remiss not to investigate all aspects of a company as part of your due diligence in support of an investment decision. Personally, I am glad to discuss this topic openly because I believe the reality of the situation is positive for ERBB and will actually ENHANCE it's ability to grow and prosper in the MJ market.

    Anyone not willing to discuss this topic seriously, or quick to question the motives of anyone that does, is either not a serious investor interested in solid Due Diligence, or has ulterior, nefarious motives themselves.

    To learn more about this topic and how it affects Medbox, Endex and ERBB, see my comments below to MunchyMan1

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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