Swingline … Worked in a cubicle farm a few years ago. One bored afternoon, collected all of the staplers on the floor. 79 distinct models, all Swingline. Not a single unique feature on any of them. Very weird business model. Must sub-contract manufacturing in small batches.
In completing the finishing touches in my classroom, I realized how much I really needed a quality laminator. Unfortunately I’m a teacher and dropping over a hundred on such a device just isn’t gonna happen. Well, fuck.
It’s almost as if you realized how much I’ve been longing for a laminator with ““Intelligent” pouch thickness detection to determine optimal settings based on thickness,” Meh. I don’t know how you do it.
I’m not sure at what price a laminator becomes an impulse buy item. And I’m not sure how many people need a laminator, but don’t want the $20 model, but don’t want to spend $400 on the high end model, and will check Meh today. Think it might sell fewer units than yesterday’s TV.
Then again, maybe I’m just not the target audience for this offer. You could make the same argument about blenders as I did above, and if I hadn’t had a Vitamix already I’d have been all over one of those Blendtecs.
@djslack Aw man c’mon, I just found a crayon and a blank piece of paper in my house, stuck it in a foodsaver bag and uploaded a pic of it to the internet just for a goof, and now you’re asking me to go downstairs and turn on the iron?! You ask too much.
@ELUNO does everyone elses’ screen show an otter (or whatever animal that is) about to grab 1/2 an ice cream sandwich after the sound check ends? Where is that video? How does it relate to laminated coupons, are the coupons for ice cream sandwiches? If there are enough ice cream sandwiches to share with furry friends and i’m a llama, do i get one?
@fuzzmanmatt Comparing apples to oranges. Yours is a highly rated laminator, so I’m sure you’re pleased with your purchase. It ‘s a great product for the money–a good value. There are some major differences in the specs on the two units, though, so it’s not really fair to say the $20 one is the same thing as the one Meh is offering. …just sayin’
@lizalyo you’re right, for the six things I’ve laminated mine was totally worth it. If i was purchasing for work, it’d be a different story. But really, i only laminated my ham licence, my medical information card, and my heavy equipment operators licence. And lots of crap that probably didn’t need to get covered in melted plastic…
I read the copy a few times. I must have missed it. Does this come with any Lami? Whatever those sheets are called. No laminator sheets is what I’m asking?
A laminator is a dream come true. If I had a laminator, I’d be mentioning it in every conversation.
I have 1 of these GBC Laminators and they suck! Had to use it today. Do yourself a favor and get a different brand which don’t need you to buy protective covers to put the laminate in. They don’t tell you these carp before you buy it either n then you have to figure out what the hella you need to do to keep the laminate from melting and sticking on the machine’s rollers . . . Meh! Oh yah, just read the guy’s above mine . . . they don’t come with any laminate packs either (like other laminators do.)
@klaptrap Circuit breaker code must be broken, and no one from meh is around this weekend to keep the beauty sleepers from rioting, so they stacked their most meh deals possible, put it on autopilot, hoped for the best, and skeedaddled right out of town. Cause you don’t want to be in town when the beauty sleepers riot because meh isn’t “fair”.
Is it just me or did @jasontoon take credit for 1 thing twice. He say 5 thing set this unit apart: width of laminated item, thickness of pouch, that it is thermal, then the volume. The volume he noted 2 ways: 47 inches a minute or up to 4 letter size pouches (4x11=44, expect a 1/4 margin all around so really 46 which is still less than 47 in previous clause). Seems to me jasontoon skimped out on an attribute. Or is meh’s sale price an unstated attribute?
Discuss (she says, hoping for some amusing dialogue)
As a teacher, I can see the value of having one of these purchased for the department or having a break room laminator.
However, you have to get permission to purchase this out of the budget, which is impossible on a Sunday.
Found a letter-sized laminator at GW for $7.99 and bought a pack of generic sheets for about $15. Slow to heat up and slow to do a sheet, but how often do I use it? 50 years ago, on the night before I joined the Army, my father came to my room and handed me a small, fragile printed prayer he had carried all through WWII. So now it is really quite old and I laminated it. Think of stuff you have before you decide about not owning one.
In our house we have one of the cheapo $20 ones that I bought at Wal-mart. My wife likes to cook, and prints recipes that she finds while internet browsing. Ones that everyone like get laminated and put into a binder. She is now up to about 5 volumes of spill-proof personalized cookbook.
As a tabletop game designer, I REALLY want to buy this, but refurbs have burned me in the past and I’ve already got a crappy $20 machine. I literally have sheets too wide for mine that this would handle just fine… blargh.