@AzeemTheMachine@jcdunn Compare the timer to atomic time. I have an online atomic clock running and today we are the same, some other times there was up to a 10 second difference and the atomic clock was always right in the past.
@jcdunn Someone on one of the comments about this said to refresh your page if it is sitting on the timer for a while as that person claims it “drifts”. I have no idea what is going on or why, but I, personally, have noticed a 10 second difference on one occasion, more common is 1-3 seconds. Today has been 0 seconds. When I have had a difference, the meh deal appears to switch over at atomic time and not what the counter on my screen says.
@sharpshooterok I bought something similar back in the first days of Meh. It was full of returned and open box items. Most of it worth a couple bucks. I’m trying to remember if there was one thing in it that was somewhat valuable. The bag it comes in is cool though!
@sharpshooterok actually have gotten 5 of them, but the thrill wears off as the stuff seems to get crappier and crappier. It takes away from the excitement when you get something someone has returned-didn’t work for them and doesn’t work for you. ie-tablet, dashboard camera, auto carpet sweeper. Only thing I got that was new and unused (although in a beatup box) was a humidifier.
@sharpshooterok I got a Fuko bag before they changed its name to this. Got a vacuum cleaner, two wifi cameras, a smart doorbell, a watch (that I plan to secret santa), wifi extender, and a book on awkward family photos. This was all in one purchase, so I’d say yes it was worth it.
@sharpshooterok I’ve managed to get several fukus, fukos, I.R.K.s. Without exception, they’ve at least been worth $10, usually more, often much more; and on the whole, completely worth the cost (in terms of monetary and other value).
On a few occasions, we pulled in items that were brand new and valued well over $200. A Roomba, a Neato, a badass Onkyo surround-sound receiver (that we’re still using, but are likely to replace with a very expensive unit we inherited from wealthy friends). I’ve gotten my share of BT devices and speaker docks, which I’ve actually been able to use. Too much shit to remember. Some coffee mugs, one of which I use on the regular. But even the potentially shitty stuff (in most cases, arguably not really shitty, but we have no use for it) becomes the seed (or, sometimes, combined, the totality) of some great gifts for a couple of white elephant gift exchanges we participate in every Christmas. There’s always weird shit. Don’t tell my wife, but for me, my amusement with the weird shit is well worth dropping $5.
Posting about it can be a big part of the fun and is a core ritual of the mediocre religion. So, if you want to advance from initiate to venerealated [sic] master, you kinda have to. But there’s not, like, a time constraint.
I highly recommend the experience. On the other hand, if you miss out, don’t lose any sleep over it. It’s fun and all, but it likely won’t add the missing whatever to make your life meaningful. It might, but probably not. I remember the first one I missed and a second that I missed (due in part to a major server fiasco; it’s legendary–not my missing it, but the community’s frustration) provoking more consternation than they should have.
I got a Deebot robot vacuum once with a broken drop sensor. Just for shits and giggles I submitted a warranty replacement request and they actually honored it and sent a refurbed one of the next newest equivalent model as this one had been sitting somewhere for quite a while.
@mellowirishgent Agree! What’s the point! I have been trying for ages, and haven’t come close to getting one of these useless temptations. Why increase the torment by giving us 30 mins to grab nothing?!
I did a good deed. I alerted a coworker of the impending IRK (I had a sixth sense it was coming) and she was able to buy one. Now we can compare contents and my Karma score has increased significantly.
Can anyone (hopefully our robotic overlord) confirm that we’re only allowed one IRK per meh-rathon? I’ve read people say that additional ones (when they were fukobukuro’s) will be cancelled,but I can’t actually find official word anywhere.
@Goodge They will cancel the second, and beyond orders if you get more than one. That has happened all the way back to fuku’s, then fuko’s and now with IRKs. Someone official answered that on one of the earlier IRK threads when someone asked there too.
I have yet to run into the captcha pictures when getting one on my phone, only when I try it from a computer does the captcha pictures kick in. But I’m really not one to talk as I’ve only gotten 2 since meh started
@Kimbob252 I intermittently get the captchas when attempting to purchase a fuk/I.R.K. (), probably more often than not. I rarely get them with other purchases. I did for every I.R.K. attempt this time (I was close on two; made it on my third try), but it was the simple check box. It was a little wonky with the first attempt, but not nearly as bad as I have sometimes seen. The other two had an issue where the page loaded oddly, but nothing horrible and since I’d already encountered the weirdness, it didn’t throw me off.
We’ve had legendary issues with the captcha in days past (and I think that they were a source of such pain previously might trigger PTSD in some; and maybe others’ current experience differs from mine), but, tbh, at least the last several times I’ve encountered them, they’ve been pretty easy to navigate.
@sammydog01@Ignorant So my first impulse was to thank you for fleshing out my vague reference (and, indeed, thanks). But then I visited the page and suffered a bout of PTSD. God damn. It still hurts. I’m twitching over here.