@mega1 Yep. They hate the midnight crowd and want to cater to the east coasters almost exclusively. Honestly, I’m surprised they haven’t just moved to doing the daily ‘refresh’ at 8AM Eastern… but that would reveal how they really feel about us midnighters.
I tried ordering with shipping as VMP. I got no bottles but they still charged for the vmp. I’m annoyed. Yes, I know VMP will get me free shipping for the month but I rarely order, but figured it’s $5 shipping or $5 for a months VMP then cancel it. But not have the order to through except the vmp shipping? Bah.
Meh? Just clicked on the Meh provided Amazon link and it’s $10.99 for two bottles there. Shipping free with Prime. Another click, same price without tax. I tried silicone water bottles last year and wound up sending them back. I really liked a number of things about using them, but they smelled bad and that didn’t get any better. Read the reviews, that’s a fairly common complaint. The seller tried HARD to get me to change my review, so I suspect there were more negative comments than are apparent. Regardless, I’m going to try again because they’ll go right back if I’m not happy with them.
@ThoseEyes To be very clear, I only ordered them this morning because of the real possibility that I would be availing myself of the free return via Prime. The odor from ones I had last year went from slightly noticeable to nauseating, I couldn’t get them out of here fast enough.
@sammydog01 One can make a valid argument either way, but looking at every other offering, none mention the white top and if they’re only sending one, what color would be it? I’ve done everything I can to make my position clear both on the item and with Amazon in general. If the seller is paying attention, and the order is for one, they can contact me and cancel it because I said very clearly that if there was just one it was going back. Regardless, we’ll all know in a few days.
@RedOak Babzzies Bargains is the seller of that particular item while it’s fulfilled by Amazon. They aren’t who answered the question this morning which was asked after I placed my order. Based on my previous experience, these are quite likely being made in China and the seller is based there. That makes for some interesting item descriptions and results in long delays when responding to queries. I used to hear from them very early in the morning. Amazon does have a link with which to report problems regarding item description, I used that along with my response to that question this morning.
@RedOak I didn’t buy it from that original link, I mentioned that I’d made another click and found Prime, no shipping, no tax. I do expect the seller will see the question and my reply in the wee hours tomorrow. I don’t know if they’ll respond, just as i don’t know what might or might not happen as a result of my message to Amazon. As I keep saying, all that really matters from my end is my ability to return it if there’s just one or if there’s an objectionable odor. (Of course I don’t expect any of them to be reading these comments, I’ve been referring to comments which I’ve made on Amazon.)
@RedOak The seller just wrote that it’s one bottle only. Seems kind of crappy to buy something that says one and return it because there weren’t two. I’m gonna guess that it’s some small vendor and not Amazon that eats the shipping cost.
@RedOak I don’t know- every place in the description it said “bottle” singular and I don’t think anyone would have expected two if Meh hadn’t sold it as a pair. Plus if you’re going to ask a question maybe wait for the answer before hitting the buy button.
@sammydog01 agreed to a point. It does not make sense to order if you’re unsure about quantities. The sellers also should not show a photo of two bottles when there is only one, especially when there are two apparent colors and no order color option.
Still the responsibility of the sellers, whomever they are, to be unambiguous in the product info/photos. This kind of thing seems to be common on Amazon.
@ThoseEyes I just checked, the seller responded to the earlier query saying that there will only be one, some are blue, some are white. I immediately cancelled the order. It’s now showing as cancelled and I have the confirming email.
I wouldn’t have bought it from Meh in any event, but I will be interested to see what folks comments are about them. As I mentioned before, I noticed an unpleasant odor when I initially bought the four I had. Rather than getting better it got significantly worse and they went back very quickly. Food grade silicone shouldn’t smell, there have been too many complaints similar to mine for me to have put myself in the position of having to pay to return something.
For the folks who made the last few comments, I wasn’t the one who asked on Amazon if there was one or two bottles. I saw a photo of two, didn’t see any mention of choice of color nor lack thereof. As for the description saying “bottle” and not “bottles”, haven’t we all read too many of these things which are badly translated? The price wasn’t the same as the comparison price Meh had shown, the photo was the same. It was absolutely reasonable to think that the bottles had been repriced to be competitive.
Sold out at 16:03. Really? Kind of getting tired of paying for VMP and not really getting anything out of it. Seems like every time you’ve got something I like, it’s sold out before I can get it. Are you guys putting limits on these deals, or am I going to find somebody reselling them in bulk on eBay in two weeks?
@Chevylovr Don’t get your hopes up for any changes. They only care about morning folk who live on the east coast. If you’re outside of that demographic, good luck on getting anything even remotely worthwhile here. Meh just doesn’t give a damn about the rest of us, VMP or not.
For those upset they didn’t get one - I tell you what - if you win a fuku/fuko and send it to me with 100% of its contents (I can never seem to get past the robot crap and have stopped trying) I will send you the bottles I just bought. : )
@Barney@KDemo I don’t feel affected by the pause thing with respect to wanting to buy it one way or another and am defiantly not part of herd purchasing except fuku/fuko’s LOL (and those I have missed out on for more than a year). Impulse purchases haven’t been my thing for a long time. Plus I realize that I can probably live without 99% of this stuff and 99% of it that I do buy I only buy as presents (I am stocking up already for next christmas). I guess being homeless for 19 months broke me of wanting stuff (well most of the time anyway and there are a couple of things I had to sell - or got stolen like all my tools that I really, really miss and a few things I don’t have that I really, really want).
But for the most part I can’t think of good enough reasons to spend my money on much of this stuff. And, except for fuko/fuku’s, if I miss out and I really, really wanted it - well meh isn’t the only place that sells this stuff, although usually it is a bit cheaper here. Occasionally there are some things they sell I’d love to have but they are out of my price range - for example a big computer monitor as I teach on line and using a 13" laptop is a PITA when grading. A bit time PITA and takes me much longer because of all the toggling I need to do. Actually a big Mac desktop would work just as well as having an external monitor but then again that is out of my price range too - even a refurb.
Be interesting if they’d let us know if the pause thing actually has increased sales. If people do fall for that cognitive bias and want it more because it was paused then I’d guess that is good for business.
@narfcake I have no idea. I have some adaptor that worked with a 2007 or 8 Lenovo that I bought cheap off of craigslist and then it died shortly there after. I have a mid 2013 macbook air.
EDIT so you made me curious - here is what it says (copied from apple)
Native Mini DisplayPort output
DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
HDMI audio and video output using third-party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (sold separately)
My thought with the “if it is going to sell out” is that probably there aren’t many of them which is independent of whether or not it is a good deal.
Received these a few days ago. Opened one so far and the little silicone strap that wraps around it to hold it rolled up was broken out of the package. Seemingly such a small issue but for some reason it really bugs me, probably because the entire reason for buying them is being able to keep them compact. Yes, I could put a regular rubber band around them but they deteriorate and damn it, I paid for that silicone strap. Anyone else receive theirs and have a similar issue? And no, it doesn’t bother me more than it should, it bothers me exactly as much as it should.
@sammydog01 As it’s supposed to be strong enough to hold it rolled up, one would think it would be strong enough to provide the resistance to unrolling it. I’d say odds are it was already broken or at least weakened. Yeah, I’m thinking gluing it is a waste of time and effort.
@cinoclav I had to put some effort into pulling them apart the first time but after that they were fine (it helps if you put some water in them first). I rinsed mine out and found no taste in them. I really like them.