Batteries. I don’t remember which ones they were, but they leaked like a son-of-a-gun. Now I’m very leery when I see Meh selling batteries. (Yeah, I’ve made more battery purchases; I guess I’m hopeless).
@Barney The Fuji ones had a worse reputation than the Lucas ones – which really says something about the quality. Anyone who has had the “honors” of working on old British cars knows what I mean about the brand.
toss up between BT keyboard I never even used LED lights with switches that failed after a dozen uses max
or rechargeable Flashlight/BT speaker that the battery crapped out on before i could even use it (OK, I did wait a couple of years before I was going to go camping again but still…)
@cinoclav While I might tend to agree re the anticipation, fun of the acquisition, etc. (which I did enjoy and it won’t keep me from doing so again!), having only made a handful of purchases, all of which I am very happy with except for the IRK which was mostly useless (or broken), I have to stand by my original selection. Besides, I figured it was an obvious choice, being that the product is marketed around regret…
@Ignorant I experimented with this a bit and found a procedure that actually produced pretty good results. Then it got put away somewhere and hasn’t been used for a while (OOS, OOM). Now I think I will look for it and give it another whirl, if my wife didn’t give it to Goodwill or something.
PRIMULA COLD BREW COFFEE MAKER BUNDLE
I guess it does what it is supposed to do, but it turns out I don’t care for cold brew coffee. I gave the smaller brew flask to my son, but I think he ditched it once the novelty wore off. The main brew pot is stashed in the basement somewhere.
I love a weird stupid purchase, so none of these are that; these were just busts:
Alcograd Single Use Breathalyzers - they were super not fun at parties and a pretty low amount of alcohol in your system would turn a positive. In my experience, they were a “did you have a drink in the last hour” test.
Mini Compact “Travel Massager” - didn’t charge, and when it was plugged in, it was such a weak vibrator. You’d get a better “massage” with an electric toothbrush
Orange Mentos Now Mints - flat out tasted nasty. I was dreaming of orange tic tacs, I got orange flavored toothpaste.
Interesting. I love mine and use it every couple of weeks to keep the beard under control. Only trouble I have had with it is a drop to the floor in the shower and a broken clip-on depth head. Still using it regularly and even bought another (same unit different branding) to replace the head and have a spare.
Good lord… it’s gotta be close to 50/50 for me. Half the junk I’ve bought has been useless (or less than useless), the other half has been okay-to-great. The better half of purchases have mostly been things I’ve bought as gifts for family & friends, while most of the things I’ve bought for myself have ended up being useless for one reason or another. I’m excluding Fuko/fuku/IRKs, since they are supposed to be “worthless,” lol. (Although a few of the Fukos a few years ago did have some pretty fine stuff, everything since then that I’ve received has been truly disappointing, like a bag plus 3 junky cables - I’m one of “those people,” I guess.) I’m only keeping my VMP until I screw up and miss a day, ending my calendar streak, then it’s bye-bye to this site and the others, too. At least I’m loving the forum theads for the entertainment! But for $5/mo, it’s really not that great an idea any more. And, really, “Pasta Drop”??? Damn.