The price range is $10 - $30, so it costs more than a Fuko. I don’t know if it would be a waste of money or an easy way to buy random crap without having to prove you are not a robot. At least a VMP gets 10% off and free shipping.
My guess would be is to look back at what they had been selling that they didn’t sell out of but that expired (if you have checked that site with any frequency to even know that is) and likely those are much of the items. Since meh items get recycled over there I’d imagine just as fuko’s (if you are lucky and don’t get the dollar store items) occasionally have something decent in them which can be left over from a non-sold out meh sale that morning save might use that as their disposal system for those items (hmm so even crappier fuko’s maybe?).
Although who knows maybe it is full of questionable blue tooth items and fidget spinners (oh wait those are left over meh LOL) they bought just for the occasion. Lets hope the non-working/arrived broken percentage runs a bit better than meh those as likely those don’t have a life tv customers have less tolerance for that kind of thing than meh customers.
Wonder why they don’t have a kid’s package. While those demographics may or may not have kids, some, I am sure would have grandkids.
Just looking at the pictures, the items that screamed “woman” was a bunch of pastel colored bullshit while the stuff that looked geared towards men were electronics. I tried not to look too closely to spoil any surprise. (Even though they said it’s not the actual items you’ll get.)
@RiotDemon Dang I didn’t notice that! Maybe I’ll use the female one for gifts and keep the male one for myself. I don’t have anything against jewelry and can screech over pink like the next girl but my heart lies with tech, guns, and The Walking Dead!
I ordered 2!!! I can’t wait! (it’s a mini fuko… How funny would it be if they stuffed fuko crap in it… hopefully it’s not the returned broken crap that ends up in fukos…) Thanks @sophi for the mention of the random crap at Morningafter… er Morning Save!
@sohmageek At thirty bucks, I would hope it’s all NIB product and not returns/leftovers/dollar store crap like fuks. I don’t expect it to be anything I can use, but I do hope it’s at least stuff in new condition.
@medz I don’t care about someone else’s valuation. The only valuation that matters is my own. Since I can’t place a valuation on something until I know what it is, I’m opting for lowest investment per item. Capisce?
The worse thing about these boxes is they make great Xmas gifts for under the tree. You build up an excitement for what is inside them for weeks, and then you are hit by sheer disappointment when you do finally open them.
It’s like when that girl you have been all hot for says, “something amazing is going to happen to you this weekend”, and then brings you to a Christian Youth Rally.
@mfladd I didn’t know where she was taking me. She kept it a secret until we got inside. By then, everyone was seated and it would have been awkward to walk out. I guess she tried to recruit me into the “cult” and I wasn’t going willingly.
OMFG. They must learn this after indoctrination into the cul… er, organization.
Client site for ongoing project. I frequently flirted with the office mangler. One day she invited me to her place, bribed with a home cooked dinner. I had been working 80 hour weeks and living on drive-thru for months. OF COURSE I was in for a real meal cooked by a girl I’ve been interested in for quite some time.
After dinner, dishes were done, “hey, there’s something I’ve been wanting to talk to you about”. WHAMMY! Out comes the Amway folder. Baaaaaaahhhhhhh!
Unfortunately I was a few weeks from wrapping up that project, so I had to politely sit through her presentation to avoid the inevitable uncomfortable situation which would undoubtedly occur if I walked out as I wanted.
I just saw this and went and checked them out. Only the $30 box is left and the deal ends in about six hours. Of course, I’m broke until Tuesday. I’m disappointed, but at least we got fukos.
/giphy silver linings
I did it, Bitches! I didn’t buy a one. Procrastinated long enough for the $10 & $20 boxes to be sold out. Then not being able to add it to cart and checkout, and the existing problems today provided the rest.
The $30 box delivered yesterday. Female version, apparently, means everything is pink. I got a set of pink towels, pink earbuds, a pink/mauve beach tote and mat, a pink water bottle and then some make up brushes and some other pink stuff, I think … I’ll post a picture if anyone is interested when I get home tonight.
@megania In addition to what you mentioned, I got:
pink power bank, spring face hair remover (sorta pink), not pink silicone hair straightener hostler (box was pink though), pair of not-pink ear rings…I think that’s it… I think that makes 9 items between the two of us…what else was there? EDIT: I remembered. It was a silver/gold stick-on jewelry tattoo thing. Daughter and wife might have fun with it. (mostly daughter)
I can gift the ear buds. Beach mat and water bottle are meh… someone may want. Pink towels can be used. Holster thing should work for hanging curling iron off the counter top. She’ll use the makeup brushes. Spring hair remover, while maybe a bit insulting to her, can maybe be used. Ear rings are too cheap to keep as she hardly ever wears ear rings. Power bank is a crappy one. Probably toss in gift with other stuff for someone.
one of those tiny grills ($10)
duncan kendama groove ($7)
go belts (2 of them) ($5)
hand spinner (no lights) ($1?)
keysmart lite ($5)
Silvercrest fitness tracker ($5?)
waterproof smartphone bag ($5?)
trymII trimmer ($14)
gigs elite blutooth headphones ($10?)
and… batman socks with capes on them (priceless)
was it worth $30… technically I guess, would I have bought any of this crap individually? maybe the keysmart…
I am a bit surprised the single spinner and a solo pair of Batman socks were each counted towards the item quantity, particularly since those items have never been offered individually. But overall, ya, $30 in value. Hardly the $120 value represented, but I already have a slot in my holiday gift list for the headphones, the socks and the keysmart. I love the trimmer I already own, but don’t need a spare, and although it’s a good product… not exactly something I’m comfortable gifting. The fitness tracker, grill, iPod bag and the belts are headed into the charity box I committed to for the Kiwanis.
@RiotDemon To be fair to Morningsave, it’s possible the original (non-clearance) item listings were close to the represented $120. Unfortunately many of the items are currently (EDIT: ununavailable) and Mehstalker doesn’t seem to have a way to search Morningsave historical data. I do think @thismyusername may have underestimated the Morningsave sales price on a few items. $10 for the Gigs Elite BT headphones seems a bit low. The Trym 2 is currently offered for $19, IIRC, the little portable tabletop grill was $12 or $14 at MS.
@Pantheist yea still better than those boxes from that one place that was around here a lot a few years back… they had a lottery or some contest where you won a chance to buy crap? I still have some of crap from their mystery box that I can’t give away.
@thismyusername I tried to get mine changed to a guy’s, but they didn’t get to my email before it shipped out. Seeing that your’s was pretty meh I don’t feel too bad for the uninspired things I got. Not much I’m gonna keep, seriously, I don’t do girly stuff.
Won’t do it again. More stuff for the kids at the vet’s office, I guess.
@RiotDemon Speaking as a man with a somewhat generous girth, I would prefer the grill. But if your office has some of those bike-riding, khaki-wearing, name-badge on his belt types, the “frigidity fitness” bundle would be appreciated more I imagine. Throw in a water bottle and they’ll fight over it.
I got a working fidget spinner (bonus?), a Lily facial hair remover spring, Cobo beach mat and tote, Violife Slimsonic toothbrush, Vtech wireless bluetooth DECT speaker, POGO powerbank, 2,000 mAh portable battery, 3200 mAh power bank, 2tech pure ear buds (2 sets), and a KeySmart.
Worth more than I spent and useful enough to find takers at the next family gathering for the stuff not already claimed.
Would do again.
I got 6, 3 in each size to be used as gifts. The first set of 3 got delivered today. I kind of expected 3 separate boxes that I could wrap and give but instead everything was thrown in together in a single large box.
The new plan is to make a speech and then let the recipients slug it out amongst themselves.
I don’t want to do an inventory but I’m happy with the selection of crap and satisfied as to it’s value. There are a few nice things, a couple of travel cases, some socks, a couple action cameras, a nice bag - some middling stuff and not too much absolute crap.
@RiotDemon Agreed. Once someone reports the contents, it ruins the surprise for everyone else.
I cannot for the life of me figure out how they came up with $120 for all this stuff. The Grill, headphones, and trimmer are the only items possibly worth $10 or more. I estimate $60 at the most for everything in the photo.
This sort of reminds me of the Mystery School Crate debacle about three years ago at another deal-a-day site. I got suckered into $27 for a lunchbox, a t-shirt, a little cupcake plushie thingy and a ID lanyard.
@Pantheist I only did the Mystery School Crate. The true mystery was how woot could possibly believe it was ok to do business like that.
All the School Crate boxes contained essentially the same rando collection of: steel lunch box, tshirt, 2 stickers, pencil, plushie, neck lanyard, expired coupon for a discount on shirt.woot. In my case, the stickers and pencils were missing.
Were you around the woot community back then? The expired coupon turned into a shit show all in it’s own right. Employees and mods were offering one solution, CS was offering a different solution (“check the code on your coupon and try again”), some community members were able to get satisfaction, some were told to go pound sand… what a fustercluck it all turned out to be.
@mflassy Mmmmm… I don’t recall for sure. This is about the time I bailed on Woot. Between the mystery box fiascos and three very poor CS experiences, then the deals. board being unmoderated and filled with Chinese garbage, then the rise of the deals. vigilante force… I quit going to Woot. Except for the occasional BOC or super bargain, I don’t bother anymore.
Am I making stuff up again, or did PMs over there used to notify via email?
I saw the blind boxes yesterday and SMH wondering why someone wouldn’t just order what they wanted for about the same price? Also I was wondering how many would order thinking they were getting full size plushies, or getting the full set. After tax and shipping it comes to nearly $10.
@Pantheist Interesting way of doing business over there, isn’t it. It’s nearly a carbon copy of the School Crate thread I linked above. I find it curious that Woot, an Amz company, has such subpar CS when I’ve always been satisfied with Amz CS.
@ruouttaurmind Yeah, the amazon subsidiaries are weird. I saw some shoes I liked on zappos that were about 3/4 as much on amazon. I emailed zappos (after amazon bought them) to see if they could match the price because I liked their return policy and they said their prices were because of their customer service. Then I emailed amazon and they told me they could match zappos’s return policy.
Honestly, I’ve never had an interaction with amazon that didn’t leave me completely satisfied, no matter how unlikely I expected that to be.
@lordbowen thats exactly the same contents we got in our his and hers boxes. The Vtech bt speaker took a while to figure out. You have to hold down the call button to get it to show up in devices. Once paired, it sounds like garbage laughing: