@ACraigL@ybmuG but imagine their dopamine hit each time when using the gazillion $5 coupons! I say this goes to $100 still selling out (but maybe takes half an hour) and then back to $5 for final score.
Do you really think they are going to send people who have spent $80-$100 an IRK…trackers and watches from companies that have already gone out of business like they do to the rest of us or is the joke really on us…and they are going to get the best stuff ever?
I’m in bed before 8pm pst and awake at 2am. I did not get a chance to check MEH until 9am and saw the IRK-athon. Got one for $60 to keep my streak alive. After 10 minutes, there is still some available. $80 must be too rich for some people.
@chaos13 we’re working to identify the 50 dumbestmost dedicated Mehricans. They will get golden tickets to go on a tour of HQ, and one of those lucky boys or girls will inherit a chocolate factory if their heart is in the right place!
@CBL_WV you realize you’re the only sore loser today? Everyone else took it in stride except you. And you certainly had your chances today, even at the lower price points. Just saying. Have a great rest of your day!
What an excellent mehxperiment. It’s become nearly impossible to purchase these at the normal $5. So, Meh is finding the real market price for it’s junk. They’ve been significantly under pricing these, and it would seem they would have no problem selling every one they have in the $40 range. Time to mark 'em up Meh!
@beachhead the goal never was to make money off these IRKs and the fuku/fuko predecessors. It was to create excitement and reward the loyal. I’m sure someone can dig up some old forum posts by snapster and this entire explanation. And even now at $80 and higher, they are like gift cards: prepaid sales that every large retailer does, and it’s on you to use or not use the prepaid amount.
@hammi99 Well, I’ve been around since the woot days. So, I’m well aware of the history. There’s not much rewarding the loyal anymore, as it’s nearly impossible to get an irk any more. I like the idea of charging $40-$50 to weed out the bottom feeders, and actually give the loyal a chance to buy one.
@beachhead yah it used to be easier but since they started limiting to 25 or so during mehrathons, I just can’t do captcha fast enough. When it’s about 100, I usually score one no problem. I’m sure there’s a log somewhere that shows when we hit the meh button and that can be used to differentiate “loyal” (or just OCD)