I got one of these the last time around. I didn’t realize at the time that my 2-year-old car battery was actually dying. I live in Savannah, and flew out of town for a family thing, and got stuck for a few extra days because of Hurricane Irma. Got back and my car was dead. This sucker jump started my car (an Infiniti) without any problem. For the next 5 days I was jumping my car multiple times a day before I was able to get a new battery. The thing is good for at least 3 jumps without needing a recharge.
@mehshark No flipping of a switch needed. Connect the cables to the battery and the light turns green, then start the car. I’ve used the one I got last time to jump a friend’s Impala and it worked like a charm.
@droopus Many years ago I had a manual toyota pickup with a battery that went out. Needed my next paycheck before I could buy a new one. Parked it on a hill each time had to stop it. Worked like a charm (fortunately I lived in a hilly area).
@djslack I’ve driven a stick since I was 16, and I can make a sandwich and drive, but my kid is 17. I’m betting by the time he is good enough to text and drive, he’ll have gained the wisdom that’s it’s really a bad idea. Hope so anyway…B)
His car (BMW 128i) is actually hard to bump start anyway, because it has a start button, not a key. It can be done, but you have to hit the button as you drop the clutch.
@Kidsandliz And it’s actually kind of fun, right? I like being on the highway doing 80 and shutting the engine off, then bump starting in 6th gear. It makes my passengers squeal in a terrified, yet amusing fashion.
@droopus I did a rolling restart 3 times yesterday because my headlights came on but my dashlights didn’t…I was doing 75 on the Interstate so I just flipped the key off and back ok…dashlights came on after a couple attempts. it’s not scary unless you turn the key too far and lock the steering…
DEAL PAUSED. WHAT THE FUCK!!!
122 in 15 minutes=8.1333333~ per minute?
That’s a run?
Unless you have like only 158 of them sure. Okay.
Great business plan you sold. Don’t forget to shred the evidence.
Honestly, You really need to get some lame monkeys (no offense to monkeys) to run that operation.
@nfi 122 at night means they will probably cut loose about 270-300 in the morning and then have 18 held back for vmp tomorrow afternoon. The morning crowd seems to always have the majority of available inventory.
@Yoda_Daenerys@nfi might. I was just explaining why his figures might be off and how he could expect to come strolling in here an hour or maybe two after morning launch and pick himself up one all leisurely-like.
I’ve been around enough to know that if you want to get the good deals at night 11:15 might not cut it.
I bought one like this and have been trying to use it on other people’s cars. So far (before I replaced the old car battery), I jumped my own car three times and others’ twice. It is very satisfying but you have to wait for the indicator to change to the right color.
Only 10 for the VMPs? I do think you guys need to adjust that a bit. One of the perks of having (and retaining) VMP is the opportunity to buy something missed earlier. But having such a small amount lately isn’t exactly a bonus for your dedicated mehnions.
@cinoclav Eh, I think that’s the problem - at that point no one’s going to be thinking about coming by to see if something is (back) for sale. But I think I’ve been a little overly worried about that and I can push a bit more to the VMP side of things without too much risk.
@jmbunkin correct for your car, incorrect for your phone or other USB powered device.
11.1Ah (at 4v) is nothing compared to the capacity of your car battery, so it wouldn’t effectively be able to charge it. But your alternator can do that once the car is running. This can deliver a high current for a short period of time, or a little current for a long period of time.
@RedOak I have that kit as well the jumper cables are useless unless if the car battery just barely is dead. I have tried to use it three times to no avail, the wire is just not thick enough to actually send enough amps to turn over the engine. The other stuff do work but the flashlight is weak compared to led flashlights now. And yep it was from Infiniti as the worksheet said
@ChickenPotPi if a battery is “completely dead” then it cannot be jumped. If it is heavily discharged, you need to fast idle the donor car engine for several minutes to give the jumped battery a bit more juice… assuming it is not “completely dead”.
@RedOak Yep. I have that kit. Throw away the jumper cables. Totally useless. Really. I’ve never run into such a thing… useless. Cost me a tow truck call when all I had was a dead battery. I knew I had cables so I got my GF to bring her car… nothing… zilch. Tow guy jumped it. Then I tested the cables. No current (actually very, very little).
@TimWalter I didn’t get the kit because the gauge of the wires looked terrible. I always get the fattest ones because those will provide enough power. Also, if one set isn’t enough, try 2 cars jumping one car. Had to do that for a lady at 6 flags. AAA truck jump wasn’t enough lol
@awk When that one dies it’s worth the upgrade to go lithium, both for portability and for lack of self discharge. A pack like this will retain a usable charge for months so it’s less likely to be dead when you need it.
This is a great deal but I already have the Fatt Max 700 very impressive, at Walmart for 40 bucks on sale, of course, i never buy full retail had it 2 years now still kicking doody hole, It also has a compressor that works great. I may still buy this as a gift ,It is extremely portable at a minimum at a great Meh deep discount, you guys are awesome keep up the good deals !!!
@jmhsrv List price on this in 2006 would probably have been $999 or more, since lithium ion powered jump starters were still 7 years away from market. It would have been mindblowing technology at the time, but now it’s just whatever, some lame battery pack.
@jmhsrv Okay. I think I’m missing an important reference, even with the context given. I know that what I can’t impress you with is my ability to follow along with this train of thought. 2006, 2008, 2011, some other batteries, April Fools, I don’t know? It sounds like a time traveling powerbank mystery to me. Sorry to disappoint.
Though I am VMP, I don’t ever have any luck with the 4pm holdovers (plus it’s much harder to fit a 4pm into the work day). I generally have great luck with the 8am free-for-all, however, so I recommend that instead of 4pm. Yeah, it requires getting up a little earlier but it avoids scrambling and disappointment.
These can be very handy. I always carry jumper cables but they are not always helpful. The battery in my two month old new car didn’t start my car last fall. If my wife had been home I would have jumped from her car, but she was out. I had to call the car’s road service.
I some spots where I park now, it would be difficult to jump as there is no way to come alongside the car.
I bought a similar device to have with me, but of course I have not had to use it. It holds a charge for months-which reminds me that it is time to check it!
I found one on eBay for $79.99,free shpng. & get it in 3days, so that’s $29.99 more, but NO Bullshit, + less wait time & that’s the best trade of I can get. I wish I could’ve given meh my money, but whatever. I would’ve even given them $60+$5 s&h=$65 & still considered it a Steal!! Using your money to buy bulk products works better when Greed doesn’t prevent the process. I’m just saying; dont kill the messenger!!
@dave No, Dave. What I was trying to explain is that meh is not restricted the way a Brick & Mortar Place where they can only let x # of people go because of fire hazard issues. Like a Rock show, they can easily run out of Tickets. Meh does not have that type of restiction. They can buy as many as their Supply & Demand business sense tells them to. At least enough not to run out when there’s so many potential sales that could be easily made if they had enough of the item. But yes, if money is the problem, most of us wouldn’t mind paying another $5. Money is not my problem, but I like your, or anyone’s deals. Buying Good deals, and stuff on sale keeps little danny from running out of money. You could’ve bought x amount of Energizer Jump Starters and sold them all day, not for 15 minutes. That would have brought in y amount of money. If you could figure how many to have on hand, that is what I was trying to say. Believe me, I want you guys to make more money, A LOT MORE MONEY. Sincerely, A Friend, aka, Only the Messenger
THAT was what started this, Kidsandliz. HIS remark. Instead of merely mentioning that the norm is to provide a link (instead of providing information that can be so easily googled), he sent an attempted insult (insults are like an ugly tie gift - we don’t have to accept it).
I don’t make smart-ass remarks like that and did not make an insult in my initial and for most all of my comments, but I admit losing patience after a while when it was evident that TheRealJim couldn’t let go of his ego.
TheRealJim’s intention wasn’t to be informative, but to denigrate my uninformed post.
I started on Woot.com 10-15 years ago (Meh’s previous site) and they had a separate section where you could provide links to other deals, but NOT in the main pages/comments - I ASSUMED that he was running THIS site the way that he ran WOOT.
BTW, ANOTHER Meh user asked for a link, which I quickly provided.
At least I know now to ignore TheRealJim and Kidsandliz comments. You’re both unaware and I can only wish for you that you evolve somewhere along your journey.
I follow a Buddhist path and know that if I follow my human inclinations and not be guided by my spiritual core, these sort of interchanges happen, when the ego gets involved and it becomes a “pride” issue, as with TheRealJim, and Kidsandliz (giving what she thinks is a necessary critique - though inaccurate).
I had let it pass until Kidsandliz made her assessment, but THIS will be my last comment on the matter.
There IS a huge difference between human and spiritual motivations. There is no EGO in the spiritual response (and I don’t mean religious). Buddhism is a philosophy, not a religion. I started out as a Lutheran pastor-student/seminarian and took a left at Albuquerque.
May I suggest “Buddhism; Plain and Simple” book?
It was helpful to start my journey away from ego, though I must apologize for “slipping” into some egotistical actions at allowing myself to be frustrated, a bit frazzled by the lack of intelligent, non-partisan discussion in the current political climate.
My intention was to be helpful and thus, I made the comment, not knowing the “rules” or standard conventions and got a surly response.
Now, let’s see how this long explanation is received.
@Edword I presume you are aware that your rant, which included name calling, also makes a statement about you too. Feel free to ignore my posts. I have no vested interest in who reads my posts or not. It’s not a popularity contest.
Smart clamps protect the jump starter and battery from short circuit protection, over temperature protection, over current protection, low voltage protection, reverse polarity protection, reverse charge protection
What’s in the Box?
1x 11,100 mAh jump starter
1x Set of smart clamps
1x AC wall charger
1x Car charger adapter
1x Carrying case
1x User Manual
Darn you meh. I wanted one last week and I remembered you had this a little while back, but morningsave didn’t have it. I even sent mehconsolidated an email asking if you still had any. No. So I got a “beatit” model from the Big A place, as noted by a commenter in the earlier thread. It’s similar spec to this, and it is OK, but I paid $15 more than this. If you had replied in email that this was coming up, I would have waited for this one.
Great shit, too bad I checked out meh.com at 7:45AM CST & they were sold out, but the joke is on the employees there. Basic common sense about Supply & Demand would tell you to have more of this item on hand!! At an inside Musical Event they can only sell so many Tickets because of Fire Hazard Codes, so you could see why tickets would sell out in 30 minutes. You guys aren’t limited in this way. If you really think it 's Funny to Not sell a product to someone, you’re Sicker than you think!!¡ That is justTerrible Fucking Business Sense!! I’m just saying,…
@sligettYou also misunderstood me, but I might’ve been vague. My bad! Please, read my reply to Dave, I’m not the Bitchy Whiney type I WANT meh to make A Lot More Money. I’m trying to help, not Gripe, HELP!!
This appears to be made by Aukey for Energizer. I bought one and shared the link and a friend bought one about a year ago (Ebay, I think) and it was $33 including shipping.
SO I’m surprised to see that Energizer has such a high opinion of their name. LOL
And I just found one available NOW for $25 and $5 shipping, no tax.
@EdwordYou found one available, NOW, for $25+$5, or $30 Total. Where was this? I know it wasn’t eBay because I got so irritated & inpatient that I bought one from eBay for $79.99+free shpng(3days) just to cut through the Dlvry time & ALL THE BULLSHIT!! Right now, I can cancel & get a refund because of the weekend So, Please, tell me where I can get this $30 deal. Please!!
@therealjrn you didn’t even make the effort to google Aukey…I hope you’re young and will have time to learn to be LESS human and more spiritual. If you’re old and are this way, you may NEVER evolve.
If you ARE young, then you need to learn some manners. I’m a 67 'Nam vet (USAF) and I demand a certain amount of instant respect. There’s a reason that you should listen to your elders. We’ve been through and survived a lot more shitski than your average whippersnapper. LOL
Embarrassment is a sign of spiritual growth. It means, at least temporarily, that the ego has lost control. The ego responds with anger when confronted with an exposed fault.
Some folks are unfortunate enough to know no shame. (e.g.,Trump)
@therealjrn Certainly you are correct that frank, honest discussions (and smart ass) comments over products is the norm here, but overt rudeness/nastiness to each other usually isn’t the norm here… although humor is, which is how @edword started out this little exchange in his answer to you when you wanted a link rather than googling for one yourself (which is typically the norm here as well - to google)…and then it degenerated from there…
@therealjrn I hope you know that jerks are the same same as ASSHOLES. I Personally am old, but unless you’re 6’7" & carry, just keep in mind why so many people with big mouths wind up in the shitter. And yes, I can afford to travel to talk to you in person if you want, just give me your address & we’ll go from there. OKAY!! LOL!! Can’t you take a joke??