@Moose I have nothing to indicate anything was shipped to me. I do have a hold on my mail and my fuko is sitting for me at the post office so that, at least, is working (I will be back the night of Jan 3 but if shipping now is easier than putting the box aside, by all means ship now).
@Moose Well someone might then be getting something they didn’t know was coming. One shipping address on my account isn’t mine because I helped someone out and bought security cameras for them and temporarily changed the shipping address so it went straight to them. Then I changed my shipping address back. My current shipping address is in Arkansas. My credit card address is in MS (and if a box ends up there I will eventually get it as it is a friend’s house). I hope you have some of whatever those “limited” edition things are left if you only had a few and they were shipped off to the wrong people (maybe we will regret that though? LOL)…
@Moose Hey hope you have a nice bunch of days off and are now back to work and are hard at work to send me (and the other person or two who missed out) out my prize (grin). Still no order or tracking number though… Any guesses when you might have time to deal with this? Thanks.
@Moose That would be January of 2018 I hope. Right? On a more serious note - you had said you were sending out limited edition stuff. Was it so limited that those who had their stuff sent to a wrong address won’t get whatever it was?
The things that can be accomplished with a warehouse of “stuff”, video editing software and a couple of bottles of gin. Oh, and I suppose willing (or easily bribed/blackmailed) co-workers. You have refreshed my opinion of the human race. Mehry Christmas!
@Moose if you sent to my billing address I can get it and you won’t have to do anything. If you sent to an address with the number 504, yeah, I won’t get it. Unless I wanted to go knock on a stranger’s door and ask if they have my prize
@UncleVinny umm maybe I’ll get lucky and get a yetti with no bluetooth (grin). Likely whatever “good” thing that was first sent I’ll never see (forwarding on that address long gone) so it’ll be leftovers (so sad - on the other hand it is free… that is a plus).
Our “major award” came last night, and in true meh fashion, arrived broken. I admit, all I could think as I was pulling the pieces out of the box and trying to fit them together was “You used up all the glue on purpose!” Thing 1&2 approve, though, and I love the bag, so worth the probably 15 minutes and the (mostly) uncompensated use of my children’s images for commercial purposes.
We put batteries in it so it lights up, but I can’t get the bottom to stay on short of packing tape. It’s a lamp (fra-gee-lay, must be italian). No soft glow of electric sex, but the boys got a kick out of it, Thing 2 is a huge Vader fan.
@mtb002 So these are all unique, yet awesome prizes eh? Makes me wonder what could have been. Hopefully @Moose can recall what the mis-delivered items were for lolz. Waiting eagerly for new tracking info!
@lichme I am working on finding new things presently, but the lost packages were a couple sets of Bluetooth speakers, a hang-on-the-door basketball and hoop, a set of bath towels, a flat iron, and a neon flamingo that I am frankly devastated to have lost.
Mine arrived today- I got the note too. I guess we’re avoiding spoilers, so I’ll just say the bag is awesome, the item is… sort of functional, but pretty much meh. Grateful anyway. Thanks, Meh and @Moose!
Oops- missed that other people revealed their prizes. I got a little bluetooth speaker that makes horrible crackling noises no matter what I do. Oh well. At least it had a couple of short cables with it that I can use for other stuff.
Happy February! You all got an extra day of having special badges, but now they’re gone and you are no longer visibly superior to every other user. But grieve not, for your belated prizes are being packed to ship as I type this (and with a month to spare)!
I hope you haven’t moved since Christmas because I’m not shipping these again. Your prizes may vary in quality, but I can guarantee they are better than what you were going to get (assuming they are all functioning), so there’s that at least! Merry Christmas! Also, I picked the prizes but I’m not picking who gets what, so if you’re jealous of someone else, blame fate.
Also, @lichme, apparently you have been harassing @thumperchick for prizes from like two decades ago, so I also shipped you the only thing that actually got returned from the misshipped prizes, so you are now obligated to cut it out. Note: this will not work for anyone ever again for old prizes! Consider 2018 to be a reboot that makes 2014 - 2017 prizes non-canon.
@Moose good news! (Except the demise of our visible markers of superiority.)
Also, I believe the original shipment could be construed as a study with a very small sample size that demonstrates that 5 of 6 Americans will just keep packages that show up at their house that weren’t meant for them. In case you need a statistic for that.
@Moose In all fairness, I’ve been harassing other employees about it for the past two decades. You’re just hearing about it now because TC is the only one who cared enough to harass somebody else on my behalf. Also, is it the flamingo? I hope it’s the flamingo.
I have tracking for anyone who wants me to post it publicly, but everyone is scheduled to get it Saturday (except for @djslack who should get it on Friday, and @sohmageek who has to wait until Tuesday for some reason)
Got mine. Judging by the box, I thought it wouldn’t really work without the hub. Tried aux cord via phone which worked, but couldn’t record video at same time… Turns out bluetooth works fine too. Tried with echo dot as shown in video. If it holds a charge, it may be a nice picnic type of speaker.
@sammydog01 awesome! I didn’t look up the bem range amp 1 but I tried to find the topsonic with little luck. I figure they may be the OEM for Bem.
I enjoy the fact that it is a Bluetooth speaker but its control panel has the design sense of an old CB radio. Also, if you zoom in, next to the micro SD slot the LED is merely labeled “LED” which tickles me.