A small record of the text posted with each new IRK in the June 2022 IRKathon. (“Here’s what you need to know” section omitted)
$5 00:00 - Whoa! An Instant Regret Kit, aka IRK? As the daily offer? Now, THAT is a surprise. And you know what else is a surprise? This isn’t your typical IRK! Anyway, this is pretty neat stuff, huh? Kinda makes you wonder: what else is gonna happen today?
$5 08:00 - Whoa! A Meh-rathon?? Kicked off by two IRKs in a row?! This is wild! Pretty weird start to the sales day, right? It’s almost as though we’re doing an annoying experiment in here. So stick around!
$10 08:30 - Huh, another IRK (Instant Regret Kit)? Right after we sold two IRKs? Only this one costs twice as much? I knew inflation was getting pretty bad but, wow. I suppose you might say this is a bit of an experiment to see who’s still in at twice the cost. So what now?
$15 09:00 - Okay, okay. You can probably tell we’ve got a weird experiment going on today. The IRKs just keep getting pricier. So…
$20 09:30 - The great IRK experiment continues. We’re up to $20 for an IRK. How high will we go??
$25 10:00 - We just keep offering IRKs! What an exciting day for experimental ecommerce!
$30 10:30 - If you’re just tuning in: yes, we are selling IRKs all day today. But it’s a little more complicated than that…
$35 11:00 - Wow, this is a pretty penny to spend on a thing that literally promises instant regret. But hey, this is all just a fun experiment… right? Of course, before you buy, be sure to read up on what’s going on below.
$40 11:30 - The price is really still rising. What an interesting thing we’re doing… I guess. What are we doing, you ask? It’s all stipulated below!
$45 12:00 - Jeez, wow. Still ramping up the IRK prices, huh? Interesting. At least, that’s one word for it…
$50 12:30 - Okay, we’re halfway to 100 dollars. Is this maybe getting out of hand? Are people still buying these things? Because they’re seriously just the same old crummy IRKs we always sell. We promise. You’re not getting a better IRK because you spend more money. But you do get more coupons… which is cool… sort of. Anyway, read up before you buy!
$55 13:00 - We’ve crossed the $50 threshold. We’re up to $55. Is this moral? To charge this much for a box of stuff nobody wanted in the first place? It’s an open question! Be sure to read this before you make your purchase:
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$60 14:00 - This is our 13th IRK. So this one is particularly unlucky. LOL, just kidding! They’re all the same level of quality! Which is: low quality! No matter what you spend, you get a bunch of garbage! That’s funny! And by funny we don’t mean “ha ha funny.” More like, “I just ate a rest area hot dog and my stomach feels funny.”
$65 15:00 - Price is still ticking up, isn’t it? Are you sure you should buy one of these things? I promise it’s not worth it. But if you really want to…
$70 16:00 - With each increase in the cost, this is feeling less like a retail experiment and more like a psychological experiment.
$75 17:00 - Okay, seriously. This is too much money to spend on a normal old IRK, coupon codes be damned. But if you must…
$80 18:00 - At this point, we’ve crossed the line from “Is this maybe a bad idea?” into the territory of “How bad of an idea is this, actually?”
$85 19:00 - I’m starting to feel mean. It was a goofy idea at first, charging more and more money for IRKs, but this is getting ridiculous.
$90 20:00 - Earlier, I asked: is this morally correct? Now, I ask: Is this legal? Can we even be doing this? Selling literal garbage for THIS much?
$95 21:00 - Is it right to sell IRKs for $95? No. But will you cherish the experience of purchasing one for $95? Also no.
$100 22:00 - Oh, jeez. Oh, no. COME ON! Seriously? An IRK? For THREE FIGURES? We’ll be punished for this, won’t we? Maybe not by the law, but definitely by the universe. You can’t put this kind of bad energy out there and not expect to be struck by lightning or something.
$200 23:00 - You know what? Before, I thought: shame on us. But if you buy an Instant Regret Kit for $200–one that is NO BETTER THAN ANY $5 IRK WE’VE EVER SOLD–honestly, I can’t feel bad anymore. To all who attempt to purchase this, I say: shame on you! SHAME! ON! YOU! Anyway…
Thank you for your service, @triavalon!
What did I miss?
@ooglek nothing less than the apocalypse
@ooglek You mean Mehpocalypse.
has anybody added up how much meh made today on this experimental coupon sale?
seems like it was a very profitable experiment with more to come from folks trying to use up those coupons.
it is genius…but…
feels kinda icky.
@mick I did some math in the “oh I get it” thread from that day. It’ll probably be very big for meh.
coupons with an irk…
might be all they sell from now on. lol
I stopped coming when they stopped doing mehrathons. Pretty glad I missed that one…
They sent out a cool email about this earlier today. Too bad they didn’t post it too.
@Kidsandliz It was posted here:
@Kyeh Thanks. Too bad it didn’t have its own thread.
@Kidsandliz @Kyeh It kinda does, now.