Friday, July 14, 2006

This could rewrite a few business models...

One of the sneaky little secrets about the propane tank exchange business is how full the average tank is when it is exchanged for a full one. Most consumers just don't want to take a chance on running out in mid-barbecue, and hence half-full returns are the norm.

It's kinda like buying the whole tank of gas when you rent a car. What a stroke of marketing genius!

Anyhoo, all that could change with transparent 20# tanks like these:

Of course, why would any propane company want to switch to them?

[via BoingBoing]

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