I fondly recall Meh’s first Black Friday. Many of us waited until the crack of midnight EST to see what crazy shenanigans the clever folks at Meh had in store for the Mehtizenry.
When the appointed hour was at hand, and thousands (ok dozens) of eager fingers clicked their mouse buttons to refresh the page…
…We were greeted with one of the more mundane, disappointing, thoroughly meh products they had sold to date. The writeup was delightfully condescending, starting with something like, “We don’t know what you were expecting…”, and bashing us with the reality that we were, in fact, at a website called “Meh”… They were quite happy to watch us gloomily wallow in that…
I couldn’t find the write up despite a full 15 second web search. If someone else has maybe 20 seconds to spare, perhaps you can dig it up and post it.
Here’s the text from the write-up, for those too lazy to click @Ignorant’s image/link:
Disappointed? Get used to it.
We don’t know what you were expecting. Everything about us, from our jaded writing to our very name, should give you a strong hint as to how we feel about manufactured shopping occasions. Let’s just get it straight right now: we’re always going to disappoint you on Black Friday. And Cyber Monday. And every other phony retail holiday the industry might dream up.
We even made a game out of it. Download, print, and play our new board game Bleak Friday: The Game of Discount Discontentment to experience all the frustration and hollowness of the shopping scramble without leaving home or logging on. Talk about it with your fellow unenthusiasts in the Official Bleak Friday Tips & Tricks & Whines & Gripes Forum. It’s absolutely no fun whatsoever!
Even if we did believe in Black Friday, we can’t put deals like this together every day, all year long, and then kick it up a notch today. Full-price megalomerates can spend months lining up a great (well, “great” by their standards) deal, and then sit on it until Black Friday, when they roll a few of them out at loss-leader prices to entice the suckers in the door. Oops, it’s sold out, but here, enjoy paying full price for some other crap so you don’t go home empty-handed.
You know what we did with the great deals we scored a month ago? Sold them three weeks ago. All of them we had were available at the same low price. Without peddling any other high-margin sticker-price stuff. If that’s the Black Friday fun you’re looking for, there’s no shortage of vampires out there who’ll be only too happy to oblige.
But us, this is all we got. The only headphones in the world where you can drop the price by $60-$80 and they’re still overpriced. Unlike most Beats deals on Black Friday, these are the current model, the Solo2, not the old Solo or Solo HD models. We’re told they get the bass balance better than the notoriously bottom-heavy original Beats headphones. But you can get better headphones for the same price or less. We still wouldn’t pay this much for Beats even if Dre himself threw in a quarter of chronic from his personal stash. Let some other chump pay for those relentless Beats ad campaigns. They’re just headphones.Not good enough? We’d say we hate to disappoint you on such a special day… but the truth is we actually sort of enjoy it.