Meh the Farce Be With Ewe IRK Reveals
werehatrack had a quick thing to say said5
The IRKsome boxes ought to be splatting in front of doors at this point, so here’s a place to revel in the gelt, or bemoan the waste of a perfectly good cardboard box that could have been sent to a needy cat instead.
Have at it.
- 18 comments, 37 replies
@narfcake Not my cat - I don’t know if he had a traumatic experience with a box before I got him, but he won’t get in them!
@werehatrack You just denied me the joy of being the first to make a thread and post my loot. I think I will go back to my room now. It’s time for my nap.
@Barney I was gonna say the same thing!!! It is the little things, like being the first to post that make me happy! Not that I spent enough to justify this crazy expensive Irk!
@tinamarie1974 This was my first ink IRK in quite a while (broken camera and I don’t know why it has suddenly started working), and after dragging the 25 pound box into the house, I felt like I should post what I got, but it didn’t happen and it won’t happen now. It’s always been a tradition that the person who got theirs first, makes the thread. Yes, I’m pissed.
So many things have changed around here, I guess this is one more broken thing we will have to put up with.
GET OFF MY LAWN! and no one can take that away from me.
@Barney agree, it is not the same anymore
I get why you are not posting. But I hope it was a good box all the same
@Barney @tinamarie1974 The box containing the S.O.'s IRK had just been fetched inside when I started rhe thread, and I expected it to be opened and posted forthwith. But alas, the vagaries of work demands delayed that process. I give myself a sound harrumphing for the presumption involved.
@tinamarie1974 It was well worth what I paid for it.
@Barney @tinamarie1974 I will just have to imagine what 25 pounds of silverware looks like
@speediedelivery Hahaha. I will admit that Meh messed up and forgot to send me silverware this time.
@Barney @speediedelivery So, what kind of pasta did you get?
Biy Inreally wonder what @Barney got in her super heavy box!!! Hope it wasnt too heavy for Nathan!
@Barney clearly typing while outside w the sun on my screen (making it hard to read…or correct) is not a good idea. I did NOT have a stroke, promise
@tinamarie1974 I wasn’t too worried about you – I was more worried about what would happen to Charlie.
So, I made a mistake with my IRK. Yes, it was heavy, but I am also a wimp and almost everything is heavy to me nowadays. Anyway, I took the box into the utility room to weigh it and I had forgotten to reset my scales after mopping the floor. The scales showed 10 pounds heavier than the actual weight. Doh! (But imagine how I felt when I saw I had gained 10 pounds since my last weigh in.)
My IRK really wasn’t all that exciting. To save me from having to take another picture, here is the Amazon listing.
I also got the tan IRK bag and some batteries and of course, the customary trackers that we all dearly love. However, I was very happy that I didn’t receive a 5th set of silverware. Yay, Meh!
Oh, and Nathan didn’t have to deliver the box, it came by FedEx.
@Barney @tinamarie1974 Oooohhhh - I was really hoping for one of those for my elderly mother who just sits all day. Last time I actually got one… but the damned thing was busted. I was SO disappointed. Not only can I not use it, I’m also going to have to make a special trip out to the facility that takes broken appliances and PAY THEM TO TAKE IT!
(Unless I break the law and just throw it out regardless…)
I will say I’ve gotten some very nice things, but they haven’t always been really needed or useful to me. So it was my turn to get a broken thing, I guess - but why couldn’t THAT one have been useable?
@Kyeh Bummer about the broken one. Too bad you don’t live closer, I’d let you have this one. It looks like it’s never been out of the box. I guess I should try to put it together. People are saying that it’s easy to do. But I think that’s a project for another time.
Edit: Now that I think of it, I’d probably qualify for the “elderly” category. Dammit.
@Barney Well, thanks, I appreciate that.
I bet you’re nowhere near as old as my mother though!
I guess the thread’s here but I can be the first reveal? Let me go ahead and set a high bar, then:
Thanks, Meh! What a lovely Star Wars Day box.
What if Tacklife chose me?
@djslack “I am for you, James T. Kirk.”
Still in Hutchins, TX. FedEx guesses Monday delivery.
The related Shark vacuum arrived today. Discreet plain brown box. Tiny cosmetic dent in the main tube, no manual. Everything else looks ok. Charging up right now.
My S.O./Housemate’s IRK arrived and has now been dissected. Therein was found:
hair band-y and other stuff-y gift-y set thing
S.O. states that it was worth every bit of the penny it cost. (No word on whether that was an actual solid copper cent or one of the modern copper-plated zinc ones.)
@werehatrack Oh, and not shown, there was also a stick-on single-card wallet-pouch-thing made of stretchy plastic with a snap closure, that I assume was intended to be a phone accessory. It looks like it’s way too narrow for credit cards, though. It probably could hold a half dozen business cards.
I got mine today as well but didn’t take a pic. I’ve already seen most of my items posted though.
Casery phone ring
Microfiber window cleaner (already in my car)
Glass screen protector for an iPhone X
Black beanie with faux fur Pom Pom (put with the winter stuff)
Hard plastic MacBook case.
An entire box full of cr2016(I think) batteries. Which is like 100 batteries. Idk if I have anything that uses these, and if I do I’ll never use 100 of them.
So yeah a few more items to add to the box of stuff I really need to drop off at the thrift store.
@remo28 I’ve used up some 2016 batteries in devices that use 2032 by adding a penny as a spacer.
@narfcake @remo28 If they were fidget spinner size, I would send you enough to use them
@narfcake @remo28 @speediedelivery Some fidget spinners probably used CR2016, but the only flashy ones I had were equipped with CR1625 if memory serves. I’m not even sure where my last fidget spinner ended up. (It wasn’t like I had tons. I waited until the neighborhood dollar store had them - which meant that they were ExtraCrap quality that even Meh might not have sold.)
I an so f-ing stoked!!!
Tan IRK bag
iPhone 6/7/8 phone case
Casery phone grip
Cuisinart Stack 5 multifunctional grill!!!
@cbilyak Wow! Congrats!
@cbilyak You sure that didn’t have my name and address on it?
@Barney I will double check just to be sure it was sent to me
@cbilyak Why don’t you go and check it again?
What could my IRK be? It only weighs a pound, the bag will barely fit in the box.
Anyway delayed was supposed to be delivered today, now Monday.
WEIGHT 1 lbs / 0.45 kgs
DIMENSIONS 6x4x1 in.
TOTAL PIECES 1
@chris_63118 As is often noted in reply to this query (there really ought to be a FAQ somewhere), those are the default numbers that FedEx displays until their system captures the actual weight and dimensions as the package crosses one of the automated scales on their hub conveyor systems. It’s more likely to be about 16x12x10 and around 8 to 25 lbs, but it could be larger or smaller, heavier or lighter.
Was not expecting this until Monday.
Great IRK. A coworker is pregnant and now I have a gift for her.
Thanks Meh! Another great IRK here! We have a cuisinart food processor already but some friends of ours who do a ton of gardening/foraging/hunting/homesteading stuff needed an upgrade. They were stoked!
16x12x10 box, though FedEx still says 6x4x1 in.
Top to bottom:
=> Sand colored IRK bag. (Contains no sand, thankfully I guess.)
=> Microfiber Handy Brush (“Versatile Windshield Wiper”)
=> White plastic bag containing “handy | sandy Packing Cube 3pc organizer set”
=> unlabeled shawl (?) thingy with tassels
=> three (3) seemingly electronic devices that say “PetSpy” on them. Guessing these are the remotes for the doggy shock collars sold a while back. But no accompanying collars. Some doggies must have revolted and sent the remotes back. Tried one; pressed a button and the LED display came to life.
=> Royal Comfort “luxury” Egyptian Cotton 8-Piece Towel Set that accounts for most of the weight in the box.
=> Couple of 100 $ bills at the very bottom.
@phendrick Correction. Sorry. Apparently the 100s fell out of my shirt pocket while bending over the box.
@phendrick JK. They were only 50s.
And too lazy to take/post pictures of any of this.
-Travel iron with no temperature control which seems like a bad idea
-microfiber brush which might come in handy when my car windows are steamed up
-100 button cell batteries
-3 irk stickers
My son’s bike lights were out last night and I was so excited to use my new batteries. Nope, he needs 2032 and I have 2016. I need to find something to buy that uses 2016s. Any suggestions?
@sammydog01 Stick the 2016 in with a penny under it as a spacer. It won’t last as long, but you have 100 to use up, so…
tan irk bag
1 5-piece travel organizer set thing
2 microfiber windshield cleaner things
1 acrylic plaid scarf. the scarf had a post-it note stapled to it with a number written on it. maybe for an arg.
pretty lame this time. practical but lame.
FedEx delivered my IRK to the wrong address, after many calls and unhelpfulness from FedEx I gave up on receiving it because I figured the people would just keep it, BUT THEY DIDN’T! My box arrived at my house yesterday.
It included a tan bag, 3 trackrs, one in a box and two in the standard flat pack. An iphone case and an exercise stepper with bands that is super heavy. The best piece was the Irk sticker though
My IRK arrived today, and even though the tape was partly off the top of the box, I think everything arrived safely.
~Two microfiber windshield cleaner brushes.
~Wall Pops Frame and alphabet stickers.
~Pack of Kudos diapers.
~Pack of Kudos baby wipes.
~Table with folding legs.
~Tan IRK bag.
I’m not completely IRKed with this one. Thanks, Meh!
Nothing super exciting but pretty much all useful stuff in this go.
Package of size 2 diapers(not pictured), my sister is having a baby next weekish, probably wont be useful for a few months but you can never have enough diapers.
Bamboo sheets, fit my bed in a color I don’t hate, probably will just be kept as a back up set unless they surprise me with quality.
Mircrofiber windshield cleaning wand, a little while back I got some condensation on the inside of my car so there is water spots on the windshield. I didn’t know there was a specific tool that would fix that for me and I’ve been putting it off because it seemed like an annoying task but this might be exactly what I needed.
Sound Machine, going over to my boyfriend’s place since he doesn’t want to run a fan for white noise like I do at home.
Portable iron and steamer, I’m not sure I even own an iron currently so it will probably be useful at some point.
2 Glen stickers
No IRK bag, but I have enough including one in a beige similar, if not the same, as the ones I’ve been seeing in pictures, so I think I’m just gonna let it slide.
@metaphore you could contact support and they’d send you one as they are supposed to be in each irk.
@Kidsandliz I know I could ask for a bag since it’s missing but I really don’t need more bags and since I didn’t have to pay or buy anything to get this I don’t feel it would be worth the hassle for them to ship me a bag.
@metaphore Those microfiber windshield wands are really good for removing the haze from the inside of the glass, if you use them with the right cleaner. I picked one up recently of a slightly different style, and it made all the difference on my 4-day run from Houston to Baltimore to Charlotte and then back to Houston.
@werehatrack The package makes a big deal about how all you need is water and it works like magic, hopefully that works out, but I have some glass cleaner I can try too if it isn’t as magic as it claims. It should at least make reaching the whole thing a lot easier.
My best irk to date. Foot massager I think I now have life pro full catalogue. 3 phone holder rings. And 50 ddr4 32 gb server ram sticks. Amazon goes 45 to 95 used to new so I listed for 20 each sold the full lot in 1 sale 3 min.
@gr8mick1 I’ve been sitting on 2 trays of ram for a month or 2 now, but really sure how I should go about selling them. Seeing how easy it was for you to unload them, I think that’s what I’ll do this weekend.
@metaphore the guy I ebayed then too does server build and asked if I had more. I can give you his ebay info. I have hold on payment till June 18. But he’s got 300 score all positive
@gr8mick1 @metaphore That will pay your VMP until you are dead of old age!!
@gr8mick1 FYI: eBay changed the rating system a while back so now Sellers can ONLY give Buyers a POSITIVE rating. Read the actual feedback; if I have a bad transaction I’m forced to leave a Positive rating but I clearly leave NEGATIVE Feedback in my actual review!! FeeBay Sux sometimes!!