Meh you pushed my buttons. How dare I give you a reason to take my money and then happily oblige. Welcome to the haunted month. After a lengthy talk with @PHRoG I have come to the conclusion that there is only one solution. For the month of Halloween and beyond my next request shall be for an Irk plushie, a Mehgic 8 ball complete with meh responses, and a squatty potty to clean my body from the candy corn you’re bound to sell this month. The ball is in your court, once again.
@mike808 Yep, I got a few of the mini tins on Azon, which came to about $3.30 each and are about the amount of a Silly Putty egg. The “Illusion” series is awesome-looking as they change color with reflected light, similar to that painting effect found on certain show cars.
@Kerig3, That brings back memories. I used to do a lot of business with these guys back when they were called JerryCo. It never was the same after Jerry died, though.
The price is great, but I think the shipping costs will kill the deal. Thanks for the link.
No…I bought a bunch from here last year to give out for Halloween. Had no trick or treaters, literally not one! I still have 97% of these! Can not justify buying more. You know, a bulk lot of cat toys would serve me better. I’m sure my three cats would enjoy at least 10% of them
@ThatsHeadly Fidget Spinners were actually made to help kids with ADD and other disorders concentrate in class and on their school work ect.
Then some bimbat with a million plus subscribers declared them as “cool” so then EVERYBODYhad to have one including every child in my daughters school leading to everybody including my youngest who used it for the correct reason getting banned from having them in class.
@NoImNotNSA I had heard that and researched it, and to quote:
There are claims that a fidget spinner can help calm down people who
have anxiety and other neurological disorders like ADHD and autism.
However, as of May 2017, there is no scientific evidence that they are
effective as a treatment for autism or ADHD.
@ThatsHeadly Well of course it doesn’t help in the Treatment it’s not meant to "Treat" anything it’s supposed to help keep them distracted and like I said concentrate and it does as I mentioned my youngest used to use them in class and they indeed did help her until she couldn’t use them anymore due to them getting banned because everyone and their grandmother had to have one
I have no idea if there will be trick or treaters in my apartment building. Of course, I have already picked up candy “just in case”. (My local drugstore had a variety pack of Haribo mini packs!)
But seriously, if there are trick or treaters, I’d like to be able to offer both candy and non-candy options (in case kids have allergies or what not). And if there aren’t any trick or treaters, I’m sure I can find a place come Christmastime to offload them.
@Narwalt I gave out Meh fidget spinners last year and 85% of the kids were super excited about them. The older kids and teenagers seemed the most excited. In the past I’ve given out little toys (similar to fast food kids’ meal toys), pencils with cartoon characters/super heroes or similar things and a lot of the kids make comments about the items being cool. I think after a few houses, they’re just excited to get something different/other than candy.
@therealjrn right here Brother…This deal was vintage MEH and they deserve to know it…but if it makes you feel better, everything in the past 2 months has sucked except for the ruger knives (great deal) and those red flashlights werent that bad…in fact they were great.
I was waiting for these! I live in a small neighborhood (2500 people) on a the wrong side of a two lane highway. The first two years I lived in my house we got ZERO trick-or-treaters. It was very depressing to see all these kids just across the road, trick-or-treating and here I was giving out FULL SIZE CANDY BARS!
Then last year I had some fidget spinners that I bought in bulk from meh to put in stockings for Christmas, I decided to hand some out for Halloween as well. We had one kid show up early in the evening then nothing. About 45 minutes later they started coming in droves! “We heard this was the house with full size candy bars and fidget spinners!”
While I ran out of full size candy bars, I didn’t run out of fidget spinners. Thanks to Meh, I became the “Must Visit” house last year.
Now I have a reputation to uphold. This year it will be full size candy bars, fidget spinners, and WWE minni action figures.
I live on a super popular Trick-or-Treat block. Last year we had 370 kids. I had 70 fidget spinners from a previous meh thing. So, this year 160 kids get one… more than twice last year’s count, and I’ll still end up disappointing half the little farts that come by.
Halloween handouts vs candy and if any left over they will be X-mas stockings and shoeboxes to ship out for needy. Also my wife works with the special needs kids with all the letters (ADD, etc.), so she will want some, hope their is enough for left for Halloween…
Last year we gave out magic tricks that came in small packs like baseball cards, and they were a big hit. Plus: we got to put out the teal pumpkin because our “treats” were “allergen friendly”. Which is a thing that I didn’t know about but does exist.
@sammydog01 Hrm… I think you can give out food too, but the idea is that you have a non-food option so kids with any food allergies know they can stop and there will be something for them. I think they even have a sign you can print up that says something like “choose a treat or a prize” and someone who can’t have the wheat or dairy or whatever would know they can pick the non-food item.
In all honesty? We were starting a new diet last year and wanted to keep sugar out of our house so we were looking for an alternative to candy, and came across the magic tricks (again: the kids LOVED them) and it was only after I’d ordered them that I came across the teal pumpkin thing kind of by accident. Seems like a good thing though, and more and more kids are having the food allergies these days, so if it helps some kids or makes some parents feel better, we felt like why not participate with the pumpkin and all in case there are some families that are super into looking for the teal pumpkins? Especially since we had compliant stuff to give out anyway. ¯\ _(ツ) _/¯
So… I bought the 160 pack then second guessed myself and cancelled. Bought a single pack of the LEDs then tripled guessed myself and cancelled. Came to my better senses and ordered the 160 pack again. Trust your instincts, right?
If possible, could you please make the Meh button about 10 times as big when Fidget Spinners are the product? The level of Meh I feel for fidget spinners just isn’t expressed with the current sized button. Thank you.
@sammydog01 I kind of did, and the sad thing is I’m not even sure I want these… I actually wanted the next fidget spinner, like flow rings or something, and am afraid these might be played out this year and earn me a dozen eggs on my house.
I’m still on the fence about ordering, but I don’t want to be stuck with 148 fidget spinners after Halloween.
But they are super cheap, so they might be in my future yet tonight.
How mad are you gonna be when tonight’s deal is not a waffle iron but something else off my list?
@narfcake@therealjrn@Thumperchick If I remember correctly last year you said they would probably arrive by Halloween but this year you implied they would definitely arrive by Halloween. Well, are they coming?
I ordered these on October 1st with the expectation that Meh would ship them. …but they have not. Other than that, this last Meh order has been amazing. That is good since I don’t continue buying from suppliers who don’t ship what is ordered so this is my Meh Swan Song so to speak.
@narfcake I made a comment earlier that got eaten. If those three wheeled cars were front wheel drive, it could of worked. at least they wouldn’t have flipped over if there’s three of them attached together.
The Pogo Camera looks great but hard to order anything else until my Fidget Spinners actually ship. Now in our second week since being ordered and still being “processed”. Free shipping is so much less attractive when nothing is actually shipped.
@KREE They still have four days to get it to you according to the original sale “Estimated Delivery”. That being said, if you want to escalate this the best place to do so would be here: https://meh.com/support
@KREE Hey KREE, staffer @Dave is going around personally apologizing for the SNAFU. You should expect it anytime soon. Please give meh another chance to disappoint you in ways we can only imagine today.
Why not ship shit when it’s supposed to. Or why not have an automated email to purchasers when the estimated date changes? They do order confirmations, newsletters, and forum tag emails, but not the important stuff.
Here’s where we’re at: most of these arrived to our warehouse this morning and the rest are expected tonight. We’re planning to start shipping tomorrow and it is our aim to have that complete by end of day Monday. They should arrive in plenty of time for Halloween, still.
As you said, we’re far behind the initial delivery estimate and I should’ve posted an update in here earlier. The details are boring, held up in customs, that sort of thing, but I need to be better at posting updates when we’re going to miss our initial delivery estimate.
(Also fyi, the estimated delivery date on your order page will stay what it was when you ordered: https://meh.com/orders )
@RiotDemon It’s basically been happening since May.
It’s also not their first fulfillment fiasco fuckup. At least last time they were “only three months late” when they were fulfilling orders from November – aka orders intended for the Holiday season – in February.
Where are my spinners? I want them. You could discern that by the fact that I ordered them over two weeks ago. Estimated delivery dates changing, the term “in process” being deceptively deployed followed by a misleading and mostly false “shipped” status being used before anything was actually shipped from anywhere to anyone.
The question I have to ask is why would you do this to me? Is this just a bit of fun incompetence or are you guys starting some sh*t with me for other reasons? I have been a good and loyal Meh consumer buying all manner of crap I definitely do not need. Now when I buy an item to meet deep emergency needs in my family you take my money but refuse to ship.
@sammydog01 umm, because they used false shipped tags. Actually, I think we both know that status shows shipped when the only thing that has happened is that the shipper was digitally notified that the shipment is inbound. That is what I was referring to.
My 40 LED spinners arrived today. Unfortunately, there was not a single one where all 3 pods would light up. 9 that have 2 pods which light up. The rest were mostly dead with the occasional 1 or 2 pods that would light up very dimly when pressed and reluctant to shut back off. Took a few pods apart and got 0.5 to 2 volts on the batteries. Should’ve just gotten the non-LED spinners.
The old meh would have already had these in the warehouse before selling them. They would have taken product photos in-house, featured them in a silly daily video, and probably indicated in the write-up how crappy the LED ones were. That used to be the norm: instead of talking-up the product sight unseen, the write-up was brutally honest about how crappy the item was.
Same problem here. Tested 5 of the LED fidget spinners and had only 2 arms that lit up out of 15. Total garbage. On the other hand the non-light up fidget spinners are heavier and better quality overall. Disappointed, this will be the last time I order fidget spinners from meh.
I think I may have gotten lucky, 3 fully working led spinners. Probably gonna unwrap them all and hope the kids don’t notice. That or place a big order for cr1220 button batteries. Last year’s definitely had bigger ones.
@martinam Last year there were two types shipped- ones with these smaller batteries that were crappy and ones with the larger batteries that were a lot better. I got a batch of the cr1220 ones last year and a lot of them could be fixed by taking them apart and tweaking the parts. I’m pretty sure this batch just has dead batteries.
I bought the big batch. 80 ‘LED’ spinners. 4 spinners had 3 working inserts. 36 had no working inserts. A total of 68 inserts worked. At 3 inserts per spinner, call it 33 spinners… or call it junk.
I ask for replacement or refund from meh.
So sad! We ordered the LED ones as a special treat for the scout pack camp out. There are only three that light up properly. Some work a little but most are totally DOA. On top of that there were even less than 40! How do I get a replacement of 40 that work before the kids go camping on the 26th? or a refund ?
Keep an eye on your email for a message from us regarding these fidget spinners.
Yeah. Some of the LED fidget spinners have issues. We’re aware of that. They still spin, they’re still mostly fine, but they just aren’t quite what you wanted. So we’ve got a coupon code for you to help make it better.
The codes are in the email and tied to your account. Please check your spam folders if you don’t see that sometime tonight.
We think it’s a pretty fair solution for this.
Sorry the LEDs didn’t light up your life, but you can keep spinnin’ on anyway.
I got offered a partial refund on my 160 order because “You still ended up with 80 printed Spinners for 15.76.”
80 printed spinners for $15.76 was not the deal I signed up for. I didn’t want 80 printed spinners and nothing else. The point was to get the lighted ones for the trick-or-treaters. I only ordered the 160 deal because it was only $2 more than buying 80 LED and gave me some kind of fallback in case I ran out of lighted ones.
Meh should just take the entire purchase back for a full refund. Terrible experience.
Wow, a 30% refund for a product that’s maybe 90% not acceptable. Not cool, Meh. And it doesn’t really matter if they still spin, the good part is that they light up and make nifty patterns. It’s not like I can give them out to kids and say, well at least they spin. My trees would be full of toilet paper.
Oh god, I just got the email. I hadn’t even thought to check the batteries.
Any chance y’all could do a quick deal on CR1220 batteries and have them arrive before Halloween?
Edit: I ordered 320 spinners, 160 of which are LED. Assuming two batteries from each are dead, that’s 320 batteries. I’ll round down to 300. On EBay it’s $25.50 for 200, and $15 for 100, or $40 total. Ouch.
@Hiz Good to hear! I found some from last year that didn’t light up- they liked those too. I ran out by 7. And they didn’t even have fun patterns. Even the kids that scoffed at the idea of spinners took them.
I wish I had a box of Canadian ones. I may keep my dark ones and try to find some cheap batteries next year.
Here is what I did with some of my bricked ones last year. I took out all the lights (and then took them out of the boxes so kids didn’t know they were supposed to light up) and the kids at halloween never knew they were supposed to have lights. Yeah you still paid more for, what appears to be, a known and not disclosed significant problem, but at least you can still give them out at halloween that way. I’d still contact meh though and at least ask for a refund for the amount between the light up kind and the non-light up kind.
20 of the ones I received did not light up at all.
13 had only 1 light work (that is generous as many of those are extremely faint).
5 had 2 arms light up.
Only 2 of the ones I received are fully functional.
@riskybryzness But the answer seems to just be “check your email for the coupon we sent”. It’s better than nothing, but not by much. If we had known the actual working LEDs were in the 0% to 10% range, most of us probably wouldn’t have bothered to order.
If i pay for 40 light up spinners that is what i expect to receive. To settle for less is fraud. I’ll be sending copies of the ridiculous responses i received from meh to the Better Business Bureau and the the State Office here in Illinois… I’ve tangled with sheisters before, and the key is patience and persistence.