A: Two or three internets ago, a few of us opened a weird site selling one thing a day, a bit of a side project for our staid wholesale business. It grew and a community formed around it. Can we turn back the clock and capture past glory or has the world moved on?
A: As in Meh, we’re a retail store. Look, there’s probably at least occasionally a good deal, but don’t expect us to hype it up. Consider Meh our shared mantra.
A: Hell, we’re the ones dumping this crap so don’t look at us. Maybe you feel like buying something, anything, will help your miserable existence. Who are we to judge?
A: That sounds familiar. We get it, we get it, we’re getting older, too. We got tired of staying up late, so we’re launching our events at midnight EASTERN time – that’s 9pm for the lucky folks on the west coast.
A: Isn’t it weird that this is unique again? Hey it might be a good idea!
A: Oh, we have no idea if this’ll work. See, that’s why it’s an experiment. Luckily for us, the big picture includes Mediocre Labs, where we’ll be concocting other experiments to rid you of excess cash. We’ll even reuse some of the same infrastructure to ensure they will be as mediocre as this one.
A: Really? Shit, meh.com is a 3-character domain, just type it in already. But enough people asked us so we grudgingly accepted the need to be on Facebook & Twitter. Finally: social media pages that recognize what they’re selling is crap.
A: Don’t you feel meh about most deals? You don’t have to buy something just because it’s xx% off. Restraint is to be celebrated! Even more money saved for some future frivolous purchase! And one less thing to be disappointed by when it shows up.
A: Besides the deal? Oh we have plenty of ways to waste your time. There’s that story, our video, a poll, and a whole community spewing out all sorts of crap in our forum every day.
A: No. Nothing. Come back at midnight eastern.
A: Because jerks will come in and buy up everything before you even get here and try to sell it to you for more on eBay. We want to sell to actual people, not to other stores.
A: If you’re shipping to Texas or California, we’ll add the sales tax to your order. Most other states say you’re supposed to report and pay tax on out-of-state purchases. Whether you do that or not is your problem.
A: Nope. Nope. But, apparently, many of you are using a freight forwarding service to order and ship out of the US, which seems to be working just fine. Here are a few that we don’t have anything to do with.
A: Shipping’s always $5, and free for VMP members (see below). So yeah, we’re going to ship it the slowest and cheapest way we can possibly find. Usually that’s Smartpost or Surepost, which starts with FedEx or UPS and ends with the post office. It’ll probably be 2 weeks before you get it. And no you can’t get it any faster.
A: We wait until the day after the event ends to print the shipping labels, and sometimes if it’s busy it can be two or three days (not counting weekends, because we don’t ship on weekends). Once it ships, we’ll throw a tracking number on your orders page at https://meh.com/orders (Enough people have asked for a tracking email that we’ll probably do that, but we’re not there yet.)
A: Think VIP but mediocre. See here.
A: If it’s damaged, defective, or just DOA, we’ll either refund or replace it at our discretion. Just fill out our support form and tell us all about it.
We DO NOT accept returns if you just decided you didn’t want it, don’t like the color, or just feeling a little buyer’s remorse. You might try eBay - with as cheap as you probably got it, you could even end up making a little off it. Or hone your reputation for generosity by giving it to someone a little less picky.
A: Spam sucks. Personal attacks are lame. Bias should be acknowledged.
A: At our support form. You can find it in our footer, too.
A: Nope, we don’t do that. Call someone you truly like, or who likes you (Hi Mom!). Besides, email support is cheap, and so are we.
A: Warranty and product specs are at the top of the discussion for that deal, in our forum.
A: If you’re offended, then, to paraphrase Obi Wan, these aren’t the experiences you’re looking for. Leave if you don’t like us.
A: Yes of course you can send an item as a gift, that seems very nice and thoughtful. But no we don’t offer gift-wrapping. Seriously, you wouldn’t want us gift-wrapping anything.
A: Currently Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Not Paypal. And no, you crazy weirdos, not Bitcoin.
A: Yep, we made it easy for you to buy our crap from most anything mobile. But you don’t need an app, the site’s responsive, so it should work just fine on your phone or tablet.
A: Click that little head in a circle at the top of the site. Or, you know, go here.
A: Our advice: live your life for a week or two, your thing will just show up. But if it’s been awhile, check My Orders (which is also in our footer), we’ll put a tracking number there when it’s shipped.
A: Yes. Point your feed reader to: https://meh.com/deals.rss
A: Yes. API details here: https://meh.com/forum/topics/meh-api
A: Aw shucks. But no, really, are you sure you want to? If you’re willing to throw caution to the wind, check our current opportunities here.