Seems like marketing crap, to me. What’s the benefit of stainless steel over plastic, other than $5-7 vs 2/$1 for plastic (+ recyclable once they get grody) at the dollar store?) Okay, maybe plastic/BPA. But how much liquids do you really drink, in a day? And what’s your relative exposure to any possible harmful substances in the plastic ones? Sheesh, I guess I’m old, because I don’t worry that much about exposure to odd off-the-wall substances from plastic containers anymore. But $7 cups seems extremely overpriced to me. Especially since they can’t go in the dishwasher. Hmmphh.
@cbl_wv the stainless doesn’t sweat like a plastic cup. I don’t have these but have a couple other vacuum stainless steel cups. Keeps ice in my cup longer. Also does a good job of keeping my coffee warm. We actually thinned out most of our plastic cups. I guess for me it’s all about the insulation properties.
CEO: “We have these coffee mugs specifically shaped for cup holders in cars far outside our normal product lines we typically excel in. They’re not selling. Ideas people.”
Marketing Exec: “Make up or dupe a ‘healthy’ cause and slap their logo on them. People are all for the appearance of being healthy with minimal effort. Now they can enjoy their overpriced coffee while dreaming about biking up a mountain while sitting in rush hour traffic they would have made it through on a bike an hour ago.”
@yakkoTDI How could I go any cheaper? That $53 is not a typo. All have been new parts too.
(I’m shy a SLX rear derailleur and chain to be specific. Keeping that under $47 would be nice!)
Another bike may be going from a 3x7 to a 3x9. $66 into that so far, including the rear wheel (because freewheel), cassette, chain, and shifters. All I’m missing is a SRAM RD; the existing crankset and FD will remain.
Or it may just inherit the 14-34 f/w that came off another bike. I’m not fond of that 24-34 jump that Shimano does, though.
@CatFriend Nah. 12 speed is the latest these days anyway.
The reason why 11 even came into play was because I picked up an 11-42 for under $12. Amazon’s search still sucks, and their variable pricing is equally a PITA – except when one lucks out and catches the item at the cheap price.
Meh writers… can you help me figure something out? The model number 1304103085 appears as the 753,038,932nd digit of pi according to the pi search function on subidiom.com/pi/
However, I couldn’t find any placement within the first 2 billion digits on the same site for model number 1303104060.
Do you guys know of a better pi search tool? Do you guys own a supercomputer capable of calculating pi better than anyone else? I M U S T K N O W !
@hachover I don’t know how I feel about that. You’re probably right, but by the infinity logic, could you safely assume that… let’s say… the number 9 repeats for 1 billion digits somewhere along the infinite vastness of pi? Just because something is probable, doesn’t mean it’s actually possible.
This is such bullshit. Stop selling everything in absurd numbers, please. I have enough tumblers, but I’d possibly check this one out if it was sold at one or two. But four? Fuck off with that. Christmas just eneded!! I might have considered it for the gifting potential BEFORE Christmas, but this is just stupid.
“Dishwasher safe” is the important factor in this purchase. We have several steel & plastic travel tumblers from Starbucks & other brands (Ozark Trails) that are all hyped up but have to be hand washed! Come on! Who has time to stand around & hand wash a bunch of stuff?!
@emt305@medz@tmilker So a penguin is driving his car in the desert. All of sudden his car breaks down. Luckily, he’s pretty close to gas station. So he waddles behind his car and pushes it to the gas station. He asks the mechanic to take a look and find the problem. Mechanic tells him to come back in 30 minutes. So the penguin is getting hot being in the desert and all, and decides to find something to cool him off. He goes in the convenience store and buys some vanilla ice cream. He eats the ice cream and makes a big mess on his face. Finally he goes back to the mechanic to find out the problem. Mechanic says," Looks like you blew a seal." To which the penguin replies, “No, no. It’s just a little ice cream.”
/giphy compromised seal
Are the cups themselves NOT dishwasher safe? It’s stainless steel, not something delicate. Unless the vacuum insulation is so weak that being heated to dishwasher temperatures would compromise it (which seems unlikely considering that they’re meant to hold hot drinks), I don’t see how the dishwasher would damage the cup but not the lid.
Unless of course the dishwasher would strip that logo off, but that’s a plus in my book.
I customize tumblers and this is a pretty good deal… $5 and $7 each blank, and I’ll turn around and customize them them for $35 and $45 each. Yes sir, I’ll get a bunch. Interesting shape these have. Should sell well.
@Pamtha it might come off with acetone. But most times, I’m spray painting them with a white primer to start. Then doing something like glitter. Everything is sealed in multiple layers of epoxy. It’ll hide any logos or branding.
I am doubtful of the “room temperature FOREVER” claim - if I put my room temperature cup of water in the fridge (you know, the cupboard with the batteries) I bet it wouldn’t be room temperature even 24 hours later.
Now you might say “ah, but it is the temperature of the ‘room’ it’s in, that is the fridge”, but if we accept that a fridge is a room, which I don’t, but just for the sake of argument, in that case it didn’t even remain room temperature for minutes, it stopped being room temperature the instant it went into a different ‘room’ with a different temperature!
As such I pre-emptively demand a refund. Thanks, that was quick service!
These are great cups at a great price, but they all sit unlevel because all four were delivered in an envelope (yes…one single envelope…four stainless steel mugs) and all four have dents in the side. It’s not the worst thing in the world, of course, but surely you guys can do better than that…