@dave When trying to order it, I chose to become a VMPer while ordering it. The confirmation for VMP came through, but no fuko was attached to that order.
/giphy Please Please Please send me one of those!
@cengland0 that happens to me too! I figure most folks have super nice computers and im out here in tbe woods on my iphone. I dont stand a chance! Its been well over a year and every time its tok busy to process. We will get em some day
@lanehammer Think that was a server issue, not the speed of your computer. Once you submit the order, it’s not being processed on your end so it’s a crappy ordering system. I cannot wait to see the Oh Shit report on this one.
@ThoR294 Same here- must have tried a dozen times at midnight eastern and again here at 8am. Always said something went wrong and gave me the chance to “try again” which when clicked would say “are you a robot” even though the captcha was already checked. Damn crappy Meh checkout servers…
@TheOmni@pnklz@Superjimtendo - check your orders at https://meh.com/orders - if there is no fuku order, you didn’t buy a fuko.
The VMP charge went through because you can buy into it at any time. If you would like to cancel your VMP and have a refund for your $5 issued, I think you can do it by clicking the VMP link at the very top of the page and going to “Your VMP payments.”
@Thumperchick I don’t have a Fuko in my orders, which is disappointing, but the VMP shouldn’t have went through cause it was selected as the shipping, not as a sign up. If they didn’t sell me a product, how could they process my shipping?
@TheOmni Well shit, I’m in the same boat. Here I thought I scored my first fuko bag ever, but instead I’m only showing a $5 credit card charge and a “Welcome to VMP” email. I don’t see how it’s possible for only part of an order (and what is essentially the shipping method at that) to be processed successfully, while the actual item I wanted to buy gets omitted. It should have bounced the entire transaction.
OK Google how build competent e-commerce platform.
Anyone else have the problem where it still said it was in stock, you tried to buy it but the shopping cart ran into problems. Refresh the page and it’s still in stock, so you try again, still no dice. Refresh, still in stock, try again “We wanted to give the morning crew a chance…” Refresh and it’s out of stock.
Really appreciate that you managed to successfully charge me the $5 for re-signing up for VMP, but you couldn’t charge me the $5 for the Fuku. And I was in at 12:00 on the dot. Nothing says “Meh” like you folks.
First time I am genuinely ticked about missing this. I started trying the minute it turned over, and it kept saying that too many people were trying to buy this. Normally I am fine with missing it, but something was definitely wrong with the system.
Really Meh? This is what trying to buy a dumb BOC is here? Clicking buy then getting “something went wrong!” then getting “you have to click not a robot”, then repeating for 8 minutes, only to be told that you are saving some for 8AM?
Well this sucks. This time I only got the robot check box and the repeatedly refilling green bar. Then when it said lets try again it asked about being a robot except that box was already checked and so wouldn’t let me do it. So I started over several times and then it was sold out. First time I didn’t hit the check a million pictures too. Sigh.
you mother fuckers… I refreshed the page at 9:01. kept getting challenged by bullshit robot captchas. green bar went back and forth many times. refreshed the page, more bullshit captchas, more bar going back and forth, then “sold out” fuck you.
@Kidsandliz I’ve got an early appointment at the nursing home tomorrow. @PlacidPenguin@duodec It’s okay, I’ve gotten more than my fair share. Time for others to get one. Good luck to you guys, if you didn’t get one.
@KDemo@mikibell Aww… Thank you for offering me one of the coveted “lucky” (not unlucky) purple bags, but I’m all right. I already have a lot of purple in my life. You guys go ahead and keep your bags; you earned them. I’m hoping they will offer them again some day and, who knows, maybe I’ll snag one.
Chim chim cher-ee!
A purple bag’s lucky
As lucky can be. ♪
at 9, i clicked, it cycled, said 99 were sold
i refreshed at 901, i tried for 3, it cycled, said 100 were sold
at 902 i tried 1 again, it said google cannot contact captcha
I refreshed, at 903 i tried 2, it cycled and said 111 were sold
at 905 i tried 1, it kept telling me i was a damned robot.
And of course, sold out until the butt fuck of dawn.
So, as I was trying to score a fuko, I chose to become a VMP member when buying it.
Got the confirmation that I’m now a VMPer, but I didn’t score a fuko?
I will try again at 8am. If me no get fuko, me no want vmp.
@awk Maybe checking for previous fuko “winners” and saying “none for you but we’ll keep you hanging”. Same thing, got through robo check 6-7 times then kicked out with we’re too busy, until it sold out to where they keep some for the laze east-coasters.
But they use Microsoft Azure in the background; with any Microsoft product, failure to perform is an eventual inevitability.
My favorite part, was when
was when the green bar kept filling,
the green bar
and then it would error
it would error out,
and i tried to buy it again,
but then it would
it would do the error again,
Stupid. It kept loading, asking me if I’m a robot, etc, etc. For a minute there I thought VMP would be worth it. Nope. Hey, at least I have my mad ape den prize from Sept 2015 still on the way, right guys? Guys?
So meh, what was I doing wrong? I like to learn from my mistakes. I clicked buy, checked the ‘i’m not a robot’, but the little bar at the bottom just kept cycling, then I get “Let’s try that again”
“WOW. THESE ARE SELLING FAST AND WE’RE BUSY PROCESSING OTHER ORDERS. TRY AGAIN IN A LITTLE BIT”
Guess I shouldn’t have tried to make a fukubukuro my first Meh purchase. My CC info wasn’t on file, so I had to scramble to put it in. It kept erroring out, so I switched to joining VMP, in case that helped. That purchase went through, but not the fuko.
@DaFrogMan That’s the way it always is for me and a lot of people. At least the last several times I’ve tried to buy a Fuko, I’m constantly accused of being a robot and can’t get past that. Something is wrong with Recaptcha on this site and there should be a better way.
@Thumperchick With a new bladerunner coming out, maybe I’ll find out if Harrison Ford was a replicant all along. Maybe then I can compare and contrast and see if meh made the right choice in denying me a sweet sweet fukubukoro
@Hypnos, you’re in a desert walking along in the sand when all of the sudden you look down, and you see a tortoise…
It’s crawling toward you. You reach down, you flip the tortoise over on its back. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can’t, not without your help. But you’re not helping. Why is that?
Really!!! Green bar forever, then the “try again”, but you couldn’t because the “I am not a robot button” wouldn’t register, so I had to refresh… did it until about 6 min after and then the “sold out”. About done with Meh after this and that Jabra Bluetooth headset that came in with the paint partially rubbed off and earwax remnants still on it. Should have know things were going down hill after the Fuji battery fiasco.
genericcat is my mom and she’s heartbroken rn. made this account just to try to grab one for her and got about 7 separate error messages telling me i was either a robot or that there were problems with the server. spent a FULL 5 MINUTES trying to buy this stupid bag and somehow they sold out? i wasn’t even able to buy one…fuzzyninja is right. don’t have fuku if your servers can’t handle all the users wanting to buy one
@samisdead as frustrating as it may seem, the servers actually worked adequately, as they were able to sell all the Fukos that were available in the initial run before the pause till eight a.m. In fact, the fact that there were any glitches just amplified the possibility of you getting one because they were available that much longer! In our chatroom, one member was frustrated about not getting to purchase, but she kept trying and lo and behold, she success on the fifth or sixth time!
This constant Recaptcha bullshit is really starting to get annoying. What the fuck is going on? I could see if I was a robot, but I’m not. The folks at Meh apparently think it’s humorous, which it’s not.
Something was screwed up this time-had to go to 2 “pick which is” not a robot and saw the green thing going and going. Final went back and ordered again-not a robot store fronts and bodies of water and it finally went through at 12:06.
The page on my phone was spinning its wheels for a third time, and I opened my Chromebook to try on there. The page gave no indication it had worked, but I got a push notification from American Express that my card had been charged!
Hate it like everyone else, but glad so many are fed up and won’t be back at 8am to fight me the next round…wait a minute…you’re still trying again after all that whining? What, do you think they added more servers or eliminated the captcha fiasco overnight? Of course not! If you hate the game, stop playing; otherwise realize that the inherent unfairness, process-clunkiness, and frustration IS the game. The fukobukuro is not the prize…it’s the bait, and you got played.
I missed it because my husband turned off my Meh alarm. I’m very sick and he thought I needed to sleep more than I needed to try for a Fuko. He was wrong. He woke me up 3 minutes after 9:00 anyway because he was banging around in the kitchen. So now I am sick, I am upset, and I have no Fuko.
@Pony I was there at exactly the moment and still missed it. I was excited as I hit the button to place the order, thinking my lifelong dream of having a bag of nonsense that I paid money for was finally coming true, but then the green progress bar crept and crept and then restarted not once but thrice, which I knew to portend that my attempt was doomed. Wish I’d have gotten 3 more minutes of sleep instead. Not that I really could have - my newborn was making lots of grunting noises loudly with such vigor that she would be kicked out of Planet Fitness immediately at the time.
So when the green bar came back and said “let’s try that again” it accused me of being a robot. The only way around it was to reload. Is that the right way to do it? Gotta figure things out before tomorrow I guess.
Meh: If I fail to get a fuku at 8:00 (and possibly 4:00), can you please hide any and all fuku related posts from my view for about 4 weeks, so I don’t keep seeing all the cool and shitty stuff everybody got, and reliving the pain over and over? Thx!
I Finally snagged one for the first time in my 878 days of membership, but not sure how I did it.
At first I was allowed to buy more than one, but then the purchase timed out.
I reloaded and tried a several more times (I could only order 1 Fuko from that point on), but every time it told me “something went wrong, try again later” until eventually the Fuko was Sold Out (or paused).
I then went off to pay some bills. I went to check email, and there in my inbox was an order receipt from Meh!!!??? (along with a credit card notification for the purchase) Good thing I didn’t inadvertently order 10+ when I was attempting to place an order!
Definitely a weird way to snag a Fuko, but I’ll take it!!!
I should also mention that I’m sick of all the robot discrimination that takes place around here. What a bunch of robophobes we’ve become. If we continue this attitude we’ll have no one to blame but ourselves when they attempt to rule over us!
what has this world come to? i scoured (a.k.a. skimmed) this thread and could not find one single instance of po’d aMeh.rican or Meh.xican Meh.tizens threatening to drop vmp due to no fuko and fairness, blah, blah, blah.
/youtube the plan is working…
eye four one believe those who were charged vmp but orders for fuko didn’ process should get an extra shot at the 4pm et batch - bend those rule, c’mon…
I wonder why I even waste my time with this crap. Even when I click fast enough to get one, I just get “Are you a robot? You can’t buy this if you’re a robot” as I stare at the green check mark in the recaptcha.
Got mine this morning after the ever-loading green bar last night.
I am beginning to wonder what is causing people to have so much CAPTCHA trouble. Are people using VPNs? Incognito browsing? Recaptcha has never given me any issue, it’s a solid product, so the problems people are having baffle me.
@jbartus The first 15 attempts, I only had to click the checkbox but the order didn’t go through. But then something in their algorithm told them they better start asking harder questions and it was prompting me to select all the square that match some criteria.
The worst captcha was when It makes you draw a box around an object. I cannot get that to work so I just refresh and try again.
@cengland0 yeah that I can get, it fits with the goal of captchas to prevent bots flooding and such but people carry on like it happens from the very first time they check it off. God knows I didn’t have time to get 15 order attempts in last night so I don’t get it really.
@cengland0 mine were sitting in everloading green bar mode. I wasn’t sure exactly what Meh might have going on behind the scenes so I just let them keep playing out in the hopes that they’d go through until they terminated. I probably tried 5-6 times.
This makes up for all those years as a little boy trying to get a BoC and never quite making the cut. Now that i got my foreskin snipped the meh gods finally decided I’m a big boy and I deserve the satisfaction of a fuku. Wish me luck in my conquest for adulthood!
Whew. Got one. I passed-out about an hour early after putting the child to sleep. I then woke up about an hour late when the dog wanted out. Somehow I knew…I checked meh and, sure enough, I had missed the fuko. I pledged to wake up early to give it a shot. I had a dream that I woke up early and was ready, but somehow looked at the clock and it was 13 minutes after! The hell?! I checked the site and it had something about “enter your email to obtain a scrambled code that would be used for verification and error reporting when there are server issues…” I thought there might still be a chance, so I entered my stuff and got my code. I figured I could use the same code for the VMP sale if nothing else. Then I think I actually woke up to the alarm clock and I was really sad because I missed the fuko. I looked at the clock and I HADN’T missed it after all! I had 30 minutes to spare. I made preparations and scored one. Yay! These are the only days I like the circuit breaker and that’s because I know I shouldn’t deserve one for falling asleep early.
@medz Since I missed it at midnight, I had nightmares all night worrying about the possibility of missing the 8am event. I had to get up at 4am to begin working but, because of my restless sleep, I fell asleep in my office. Luckily I set an agenda for 8am with a 15 minute reminder.
Knowing in advance of the Fuko and how hard it is to get one, my blood pressure goes up and my heart races. I’m still shaking and it’s been 20 minutes ago.
Sold out again while waiting for recaptcha to stop claiming im a robot. Of course my wife is asking for my help at 7:59:30AM…waiting until then watching me reload the meh site to ask for help. Says we don’t need anymore junk from meh, so she needs help now filling up a sandwich bag, wanted to get the “junk” just for spite. Ah well, 4PM i’ll try again.
Hey, I need a favor meh…I’m working at a job fair all day, Interviewing and recruiting till 8pm tonight and now I won’t be able to try at 4 pm. Do you think you could charge my credit card and just send one to me? If you could, that would be great…ok, thanks…
A note to those saying they clicked the “I’m not a robot” box and still said they got the “are you a robot” thing when the order tried to process:
Make very sure the animation after you check the box is finished before submitting your order, as it seems to be an indicator of the captcha being run all the way through the verification process. I think that might be what trips people up. I’ve missed out before for that reason, I think, so it’s worth keeping in mind for next time.
@peaceetc Agreed but… When there is a problem with the order such as what we got last night saying that too many people are ordering and to try again later (not sold out yet), that captcha box is still checked and the green button to order is available to click again. When you click to try again, it says you have to do the captcha. But the captcha is already clicked and you cannot click it again. The only remedy is to reload the page wasting precious time.
@cengland0 Once, I right-clicked on the captcha and chose “reload frame” and retried, and the error message wasn’t the “are you a robot” error… that makes me think it would work (if that particular node didn’t hate me for other reasons).
Hey why don’t we, the meh fukoboro unluckier unlucky persons/ robots/whatever we are, grab a bunch of junk from our homes and ship it to other meh’ers that didn’t get a meh fukoboro bag either? That way we can be delightfully underwhelmed when we receive our mystery wanna be unlucy bags of random stuff hanging around our homes ( hey maybe include stuff we have received in our Meh fukoburos before) ?
“Meh” two cents, that isn’t worth what it cost to mint the two pennies in the first place.
@PlacidPenguin@cengland0 eh, i’m a little salty after the last exchange. Spent over 30 bucks to send a pretty big box with tons of random stuff. My recipient didn’t even acknowledge that they got it. I would of liked to know if they actually hated it or if it was a decent box.
@RiotDemon See, that’s what I’m talking about. I find it amazing for $10 ($5 for VMP members), they can actually send you a box of crap. Some people get very large items like TV’s that would cost me a fortune to send. I understand it’s the cheapest smartpost shipping method available but that’s still pretty cheap. Obviously losing money in this deal but keeps people coming to the site.
It’s been quite a while since I was (un)lucky enough to grab one. This is the first time I’ve gotten something at the 8am breaker. So thank you for that! Seriously - I do appreciate the even slight chance to get something at 8am.
For the first time ever, this was completely smooth sailing for me at the 8am drop. Everyone is right that being 100% sure to check the captcha BEFORE clicking the order button is crucial and making sure you wait until the check mark is present and still. The green bar of almost certain doom crept 80% across the screen, sat there for a couple second slowly creeping further…few second of nothing…almost there…her hand started moving further and further down my…
You mean when I would drown my sorrows upon getting a confirmation email, getting a notification that it shipped, getting update notifications as it inches towards me, being notified I’d be getting it that day, waiting for the box, getting the box, licking and hugging the box, opening the box, and being disappointed with the box, I was doing it all wrong?
Shot down last night while getting billed for VMP. Got in (almost too easily) this morning. Also love that, as one who does math for a living, two of my three order words are math related. Well played, Meh.
@eVil That got me by surprise too but I discovered you can hit the refresh next to the captcha and it will give you a new puzzle instead. Only a minor delay compared to trying to figure out how to draw that box.
@D_a_v_e The green bar is what everyone sees whilst trying to get in. It’s like all the sperm wiggling their little tails, but only 1 gets to cross the finish line. You’re trying just as hard as everyone else, but only a fraction can win.
Whew! Got one. I went to sleep last night with a very good feeling it would come up today. I didn’t feel like waiting up and figured I could just get the 8am one if it was indeed Fuko day. No such luck. Had to wait all day but got the 4pm one in the nick of time!
what’s with the recurring “please re-enter your card number” thing? back in the good old days before the 12AM/8AM/4PM schism, but now every order (even non-fuku orders) makes me re-enter my info. makes it absolutely impossible to get a fuku.
@sammydog01 I must say you wrote eloquently my thoughts exactly. Furthermore, I agree with this statement even though I’m not on the east coast. I think the reasoning for three times to TRY to purchase the fukobukuro is to mess with us more so that when we strike out repeatedly , well that’s the "Meh"ning of it in the first place.
Yep. Reload, reload, reload, go! Just had the check box so no catpcha problem, my account was spiffy and ready to go, I just checked the box and raced to the bottom to confirm. I don’t think five seconds passed between when I got a live buy it button and I got the sorry, sold out. Oh, well, why break a perfect losing streak.
All three times refreshed exactly at the hour with the fastest phone and internet/router out there. Hit but/not a robot/pay with barely a pause. Sold out. I actually am starting to think this is just a funny joke that Meh plays with our fragile psychics and aching hearts-and on the day after Valentines. MEH
@AttyVette It has to be largely luck. I am only 10mpbs which generally operates at about 6 or 7. I finally got one at the 4pm sale. Of course I have missed for 2 years running in a large part due to the I am not a robot proof and getting the check the pictures mess. This time I only got the check box.
Man FUCK CAPTCHA. First of all, last night captcha got to decide which images were store fronts, which is bullshit. Tried again just now and captcha made me verify I was human TWICE. WTF is that all about? I answered it correctly the first time and they gave me a 2nd quiz?? Bullshit.
@jzmacdaddy@seraphimcaduto I have a 4 year old computer on 10mbps that typically operates on about 5 or 6 down and about 3 up and finally finally finally manage to get one at 4pm. So I think it may be partly luck rather than what you use. I also, for the first time in a long time, did not get the choose a billion photos mess that slows everything way down.
@Kidsandliz I was using a 2014 core i7 MacBook Pro 16gb of ram and SSD with a 50MBit connection with only one window, connected via Ethernet directly to my router. It was both poor luck and the meh server timing out my request and the green bar fail that led to me not getting it. Do I have hard feelings? Not at all. With my wife sick yesterday, it was the best excitement I got all week. Is that sad? Yes but I’ll take what I can get. Another thrilling fuko meh, well played!
Had the page loaded and captcha checked, hit the button at 4 on the nose. Got the green bar of death for several trips…then the all mighty
" IT WORKED!" appeared. Here’s looking forward to a box full shit I’ll store in the attic.
I GOT ONE I GOT ONE I GOT ONE!!! YEA!! And I only got the check box and not pick out the invisible dust specks in multiple squares which is what I usually get. And I am only VMP because I bought some water bottles for next year’s christmas for siblings. Missed this last night because helping Lisaviolet save those kitties of her friend that died and wasn’t keeping close track of the time, misread eastern for central this morning (how dumb is that? LOL) and then went back to getting those 3 kitties out of the kill shelter (they are now going to a no kill shelter and have a chance at life) AND NOW I GOT ONE - for the first time since the April Fool’s very first fuko (vs the earlier fukus). Been like a 2 year drought with these. YES!!
@mikibell Fair enough. I get the Midnight one, but the 4pm one seems…off… to me.
Wouldn’t the fact that it’s limited to VMPs reduce the number of potential customers? Coupled with more stock available, I would assume that it would take at least as long as the 8am to sell out, if not slightly longer.
Of course we all know what happens when you assume…
should just move to cali… cause in new york if im up till midnight waiting for offers I wake up with my eyes bleeding from exhaustion and the hours of sleep I could have potentially gotten from seeing new items appear at 9:00 in cali
Sorry if this was asked and answered earlier but what is the reason the billing page keeps asking what product do you want to buy and not giving a choice? Then giving the green bar saying you did not pick a product?
It’s dead wrong … There is no way that I tried at midnight then 8am then again at 4pm with my computer and phone and had to not be a robot and pick signs in a picture and still not able to get at least one . Sooooo wrong …
Your loyalty to your VMP members is zero …