120x Printed Fidget Spinners
120x Standard Fidget Spinners
120x Dead LED Fidget Spinners
Here’s a Fun Fact for You
In-house hipster intern, Salinger, claims he “had a fidget spinner a few years back–before they became popular.” When asked what he now does to cut down on fidgeting, Salinger responded with a surprisingly modest and almost normal answer, “I like to practice mindful meditation in the morning, and I’ve cut down on chewing coffee beans.”
I’ve done fidget spinners for Halloween for TWO years in a row now and you’re double-daring me to make it three, aren’t you? I like my house toilet-paper free though so what else is coming down the Meh pipeline?
@OutbackJon@rileyper I don’t know. The only fidget spinner that really got any use from me was this tiny little metal one slightly bigger than an aspirin. Basically because you could keep it in your pocket without noticing it was there. Now waiting on a Mezmocoin to take over that space.
@jml326 I know what you mean. I lived on main street of a small town Halloween of 2017 (so I guess the first fidget spinner year), just a block down from the “haunted house”. That house (large, impressive, run down Victorian) had been on that weird TV show highlighting “haunted” houses, except when I paid to tour that house with friends from work (one kid helping as tour guide said the made about $30,000 a year doing that around Halloween when someone asked them) I noticed they needed to learn how to use photoshop better and not use “ghost detectors” set off by cell phones in use, not reply on boards that when you step on them something at the other end moves, etc. LOL.
Anyway, they had the outside of the house dressed up spectacularly. As a result our block got a lot of kids although since I was in a town house near the back of the parking lot I wasn’t getting much action. Then a kid ran into the street screaming “this house has fidget spinners!!!.”. I got every kid going down the street after that. I was (stupidly unless left over candy is the goal) giving a choice of fidget spinners or candy - only two picked candy. Now I live in an apt building in an area that is commercial so no trick or treaters so buying these is a moot point.
@craigthom seconding this. If someone is buying these, the non LED ones feel much nicer, and the batteries on the light up ones are a year older. Nearly all of the light up ones I purchased last year didn’t work or were very dim. I would suggest getting the non-LED spinners only
@craigthom@jmoor783 What they said!! I got the 50 set two years ago and had to swap around light up units to get many to have all three light up. I then had a bunch of dead ones so I handed them out, after the light up ones were gone, without the LED units in them. Some of those kids knew i had handed out light up ones and expressed disappointment. I gave them three dead LED units and likely made their parents hate me by telling them if they bought batteries these would light up again.
I bought these last year. No trick-or-treaters came to my house and a single seven-year-old can only use so many … I’ve used them as gift toppers (instead of bows) and prizes at work and I still have dozens and dozens of fidget spinners left. I find them everywhere around the house and I still have an unopened bin.
@megania donate to an organization that can use them as hand outs, or teachers as “good behavior” prizes…if that’s still a thing.
What doesn’t get handed out at Halloween, goes into my “event” box for the GSD Rescue I work with. Now the parents not only hate me for having cute puppies their kids beg them for, they also have a fidget spinner the aggravate them.
@ponagathos Oh come on, a little imagination and you might have a piece of interactive art sitting in the MoMA in which you have a wall of fidget spinners arranged so that if you (are able to) spin one, they all will spin as if it were some postmodern clockwork mechanism.
@ponagathos I bought one a few years back, played with it occasionally but not very much. Then recently I noticed I kept spinning the air conditioner remote around while I read stuff online. I didn’t want to break it (I’m sure at some point I’d have knocked it off the table into the floor) so I tried using the fidget spinner instead. It’s perfect. I just spin it around, starting and stopping it instead of doing it to the AC remote. I’m really glad I have one now.
If you’re not the type to fiddle with stuff on the desk when reading or working, you won’t have any use for them.
@haydesigner we passed them out too last year, with candy. I was kinda hoping that by now there would be a new totally useless small cheap doodad that was all the rage, so I could hand that out this year. But I guess the time from pet rocks to fidget spinners was a while, so I shouldn’t hold my breathe.
Someone mentioned in the comments on yesterday’s deal how they haven’t bought from Meh.com since they stocked fidget spinners. All right after Meh changed the deal’s price due to the complaining. Interesting streak.
@vvanhee If they are like the ones from 2 years ago they can be replaced. They are those button ones. I don’t have any left to open to tell you but maybe someone else knows. I think on one old thread someone said they bought them for the batteries as it was cheaper this way. Batteries, I think were the same as or similar to the car remote batteries. Not positive but I am pretty sure on one of those threads someone said what they were (too lazy to go look).
@vvanhee Last time I bought these LED spinners and ordered these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/153227774886
I can’t say as to which “model” of LED spinners I had, but these worked in mine. (Looks like they’re cheaper now than when I got them.) Don’t know whether these will be the ones for the current spinners, but the packaging looks the same. I’d wait until I actually had the spinners to check the actual battery, before ordering these. Mine were fairly easy to replace, took about 2 minutes each (6 for all 3 in the spinner)
So, cost me about $3 to rejuvenate 4 spinners (with replacing 3 batteries in each – but you could just replace 1 or 2 if you wanted, but of course lights will give off a different patter when spun, if not all LEDs working).
@Bumplepimp@freidkin Pinworms can make good pets if their training is started at a young age. It’s those people who own them as a status symbol for their reputation for fighting that has ruined the breed. Then the poor pinworms get in trouble and they get a horrible reputation of to the point the po-po’s are shooting them. smh.
@stevomania If you ever find a site getting rid of their tape backups, look for DLT and SDLT tape cartridges. Except for some of the cheap imitations, they have a very nice bearing inside that is the right size to use on wood router bits (1/4" inside, I believe).
Neighbors gave them out last year. I live 4 doors down and the next morning there were 38 thrown in the yards up and down between our houses. Then a week later another neighbor “found” one in his (TOO TALL) front lawn grass…with the lawnmower. The propeller threw it and broke the front picture window, both panes of glass! Two Lessons learned in our neighborhood from this experience:
Just what I want to be thrown back through my window on Halloween. Might as well give out apples.
I’ll stick with full-size candy bars to keep us on the neighborhood hoods…err I mean children’s “good” list.
Last year when Meh was selling these I asked my kids if they thought they could move them for $1 each, or .50, just to make a little money since they were so cheap to buy. They said no. When it’s over it’s over.
I bought a zillion of these last time and gave them out to my officemates — whether they wanted one or not. Every new employee got one too. It was funny and great and awesome exceeeepttttt:
The quality control is low enough that we had to open up a fidget spinner repair shop. We got new batteries and graphite lube for the (really shitty) bearings and were able to return most of them to service.
Just received the non-LED ones. Seven year old kid immediately pounced on the delivery and claimed a chunk for himself away from the future trick or treaters. Solid, heavy spinners. Imma go with a win here.