@boygenius1991 Yes. Haven’t tried any of the use cases implied by the writeup, but as a pillow to put behind your back and recline into on a sofa, it is a really nice thing for the back, neck, and shoulders. I was concerned that it wouldn’t have sufficient power to really do much, but that fear was unfounded.
@kdemo I ask again, how is wishing the President of the United States a happy birthday disingenuous? I’m assuming you would be A-OK with me wishing a certain former Secretary of State a happy birthday?
@Felton10 I didn’t directly ask for a $5 rebate (for me, it wasn’t really about the $5, but what this scenario represents), but I did attempt to email customer service regarding the lack of trust this instills with their customer base.
Jonathan told me their prices fluxuate with the market.
Bruh. You specialize in selling products that have proven NOT TO HAVE A MARKET. By the time Meh is selling it, you are one of only a tiny orange handful of places this self-admitted garbage can be purchased. Meh buys these lots of discontinued or close-out merch and knows exactly what they can sell it for to hit that sweet spot of profitability and value.
When you start playing with that number (outside of 2-for-$ or putting together bundles), you start losing your customers’ trust. And the last thing Meh wants to is condition people to sit and wait on a potentially better price down the line.
I said all this to Jonathan in a reply to his “market” comment. He replied back simply thanking me for the feedback and spoke nothing of making an attempt to earn back a customer’s trust.
@kungfuqua looks like you succeeded at emailing customer service. Bruh. I have lots of questions.
Were you happy with your purchase at $49 this time yesterday?
If you had not seen this offer would you have less trust for Meh? Another thing about visiting one of a handful of places that sell something is that when it’s gone, it may not come back. You decided to purchase at the price you did, and they fulfilled the transaction for you. You have had the use of this pillow since the last sale.
If Meh sells this pillow again tonight for $34, you might have a point. But that’s not the case here. If Meh sold this pillow next week for $54, would you then feel like you beat the system?
Have you ever filled up your gas tank and then three days later saw the price of gas was ten cents lower per gallon? Would you go into the gas station and tell them how they have lost your trust and they should give you a refund?
I believe Meh may not know exactly what that sweet spot of profitability and value is. Or they may have gotten a call from the manufacturer saying “hey, we got another container full of pillows here and we’ll sell them to you for $5 less each” and Meh is doing us a solid by passing the savings along. Despite all the transparency here, we don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.
"If you had not seen this offer would you have less trust for Meh?”
Meh has worked to cultivate a consumer base that checks this daily deal site DAILY. So:
there’s no reason to expect someone wouldn’t notice unless they only recently discovered the site
under the supposition that the only reason I would now distrust them is because I visited the site today, the takeaway there is that their actions are fine as long as no one notices?
“Another thing about visiting one of a handful of places that sell something is that when it’s gone, it may not come back.”
Absolutely correct. That is the nature of buying close-outs and discontinued merchandise and then selling them to the public at bargain prices. But this particular brand has also made their name on selling specifically mediocre products. Very little of what they sell would result in anyone beating themselves up for missing out on it. Which means it’s essential to strike a balance between offering these products at the right price the first time. Shoppers of this site could care less if Meh sells out of something for the most part. Examples like today will condition them to hold out for a better offer, even if it means they ultimately miss out.
“You decided to purchase at the price you did, and they fulfilled the transaction for you. You have had the use of this pillow since the last sale.”
Thank for explaining how exchanging money for goods and services works.
“If Meh sells this pillow again tonight for $34, you might have a point. But that’s not the case here. If Meh sold this pillow next week for $54, would you then feel like you beat the system?”
As I originally stated, it wasn’t specifically about the $5, just the practice in general. Sorry you had to read my commentary on this for anything less than the $15 difference you believe the trouble would be worth, though. I am sure we can start a GoFundMe if you need compensated for your time.
If a product I had purchased on this site at one price was sold in the exact same capacity on this site again a few months later for more, best believe I would be in this forum advocating for potential buyers to be aware of the price hike so they could weigh that into their purchasing decision. I would not feel like I beat the system, I would feel as if the system was flawed.
“Have you ever filled up your gas tank and then three days later saw the price of gas was ten cents lower per gallon? Would you go into the gas station and tell them how they have lost your trust and they should give you a refund?”
There is a consistent market for gasoline, one that is set by the cost of oil.
The market for most of the items that end up on Meh DOES NOT EXIST ANYMORE. There is a reason why, nine times out of ten, the point of reference for a regular retail price for these items is Amazon, and that’s because Amazon has just about everything and is usually one of the only other places left to buy this crap, and even then half the time it’s only available via a third-party seller being fulfilled by Amazon, so the price may have very little to do with the reality of the market.
Meh essentially controls their market because Meh bought in on their product at a unique price. Comparing the purchase of anything from this site to commodities like gasoline is asinine. Don’t @ me about this again, I’m not going to argue with you here about it.
My wife told me to get rid of them, they made her back and neck worse - I didn’t think they were that bad though… it’s one of those things that you use a few times (maybe) and they end up at a tag sale or goodwill (if they accept pillows)
@zachhh This works well for me - I think this is one of those things where either you like it or you don’t. The roller things inside push fairly hard. You could put something thin between that and your back if it was too hard for you (I am normal weight and it is fine for me). And I found I needed to use it where it wasn’t necessarily all the way touching the bottom of the chair seat to get it where I need it (I have scoliosis and chronic back issues). I happen to like it with the heat (bought for a family member but they might not get it since they don’t know about it and I find it useful). I think this is one of those things that you won’t know until you try it. Also I found that if I ran it for more than two cycles then my back did hurt more. Run it for less and it hurts less.
Are these actually worth the $44? The write up suggests, yes, if you use the pillows in creative ways… Actual elaboration by one reviewer pokes a hole in that pipe dream. Meh… I’ll just skulk back into my corner and eat my $20 worth of probiotic gummies in one sitting.
@bbf Well depending on your budget you may or may not consider them expensive. As far as working or not compared to massage chairs umm well there is no comparison. BUT it does help me. Sometimes I like how hard it pushes and sometimes I put a bit of padding between it and my back. I also found running it for more than 2 cycles makes my back worse rather than better. I had bought it for a family member as a gift and they might not ever see it since they don’t know about it.
@bbf I think it is a ‘love it or hate it’ kind of thing. I bought one the second time meh sold them and I have probably used it 90% of the days since then. Does it replicate a real massage? No. But that many real massages would cost a fortune. Plus I can use the massage pillow while sitting on my couch watching Brooklyn nine-nine.
I got this the last time. Neither my husband nor I were happy with it. No matter how I placed it, my back hurt worse than before. My husband said he couldn’t really feel the message or the heat.
We ended up giving it away and the person we gave it to loved it. You never know.