Over the years, so, so much fun and some cool stuff has come from IRKs. A lot of crap, too, but there have been some real winners in there.
My favorite: the Marlboro clock that became an Irk art project. I hope it’s still promoting the Cheer Up Sucker at Meh HQ. Building that and then taking it back for Meh’s birthday (and being suspected of being a crazy person) was one of my favorite experiences as part of this crazy community.
The ONLY thing I got of value from my ONE IRK (back when they were $5) was the Bag!
Since they No longer sell them for $5 I will not buy one, As I had to Gag gift all the items in IRK box (minus the bag)
Based on the 3 IRKs I received, definitely $20+. I love the IRK bags, but I don’t have use for women’s clothing and a tractor that (as of this post) may or may not work. Ironically, the second IRK I received had the best stuff, but I forgot to post an unboxing. That one included some drink packets and a grooming set.
The value of my OG fukos and fukus and early IRKs wasn’t too bad, but the more recent IRKS have been rather sucky. Dollar cost averaging probably comes to around 25 bucks. Still hoping for a Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer to up the average. But then I would feel compelled to cook. Hmm
The value of the IRKs I have gotten has run the gambit from the practically worthless to a new X box series X gaming system-so from that one alone no matter how many more ones (crappy or not) I get, it will always be a net plus for me.
Mine have been all over the map. Truly trash (everything broken, parts of something I didn’t own or obsolete) and some decent even if I couldn’t use what I got.
Back in the epic bubble wrap fuko era (at least I think this predated the irk) I did get one with kids toys and they all went to the intended children for christmas. The kids were so thrilled. They loved Santa what santa brought them that year (and it saved their christmas). I do think that someone actually deliberately sent me a specific collection of things (thanks again meh as that was so very needed that year!) and then used bubble wrap due to the ongoing joke with that but then again maybe they wanted to be sure everything arrived in one piece.
Every time I think I’m done, Meh pulls me back in.
I’ve done three Irks counting this one; they were all SideDeal and food related (the first was a three pack of peanut butter cups, the second was corn nuts and a massager, this time it’s meat sticks and flower seeds). The first two combined for maybe thirty bucks worth of (some soggy) stuff (books, twine, ponchos, umbrella, power cables, shammy, headphones), so you can round up and say it was pretty close to twenty bucks an Irk or round down and say ten and a trip to the local Goodwill.
I have never successfully purchased an IRK (I’m not counting the Quip consolation pseudo-IRK). And now that it takes $$$ rather than persistence to get one, I guess I’ll never be able to answer this poll question.
I bought one IRK and it cost me a lot if I remember. $50 or something. I got some sheets for a full sized bed, which I gave to the only person I know with a bed that size. And I have eight boxes of micro USB cables with car adapters. Maybe 10 years ago they had some value. I’ll never buy another one.