@star2236 I think they had gotten rid of so much crap already during the April fools IRK that they will be scraping the bottom of the barrel to fill the give or take 750 IRKs they had for the Mehathon.
@star2236 They said it will be sent and delivered toward the end of April so still have some time before it gets on its way. No way of knowing what you are going to get-my last two IRKs actually had new unopened items in it (2 smarter image TV wireless headphones in one and a martian smartwatch and hair dryer in the other). Gave to my daughter to sell on e-bay. Before that it was a constant stream of broken and returned crap that I neither wanted or could use.
I hate meh-rathons. Even when I can obsessively check back for each new one, I hate them. The stress, the neurotic, compulsive need to click it each time, even though I won’t buy anything. There is nothing good about them. They are the only times I truly hate checking meh.com, and yet I’ll keep doing it throughout the day. You all suck, and the site sucks, and you should be ashamed of yourselves. And your parents. And any spouses you may have.
Great work on the normal days, though. Loads of love for all of you. Loads! Stay safe out there.
While I think this reaction is a little extreme, I do agree with the sentiment; I get major FOMO, and stress a little about it. I decided to just check in whenever I felt like it or remembered and that was a pretty… fine experience.
which probably made them think you might have COVID 19, which then made them worry about the last time they were physically in your presence, and were you wearing a mask while you talked to them, and now they have this headache and feel sore, but is that from working outside yesterday or…
So yeah… thank meh for that!
@tinamarie1974 Hmmm, that seems to be self-contradictory. If you know something sold out early you know you have almost 15 minutes to work. If you reset the clock to 5 minutes on low stock items you now are gonna feel compelled to check every 5 minutes…
As for me, I was gone most of the afternoon and doing stuff around the house the rest of the day. Thankfully I was not on my computer or phone or I would have also felt the compulsion to check in much more frequently.
@chienfou true but it is really frustrating when an item sells out in seconds and you have to wait 15 min to see what is coming up next. Maybe a preview of the next item would be helpful if nothing else
I liked it, except for the part where there were very few of a non-IRK thing available. I missed a couple of items I would have bought if there had been more than two of them. That kind of takes the fun out of it for me.
I like a mix - the 15 minute thing is fun for stretches but for the whole 24 hours? A lot of us are still working in some way, and break of a longer sale now and then helps. As it was, it was an interesting time-management experiment to break the day into 1/4 hour segments to see what could get done and help highlight how long certain things require. I did get one of the later IRKs, so there’s that …
But I appreciated the VMP-only hour so the privileged class could get theirs and I could get in a chunk of focused work. Altho I really wanted that cheese glue gun …
and despite what it says on the Meh page, Amazon does not have it available anymore.
-I like the 15 min items. I get bored when it takes longer and tune out and then forget to check back for hours.
-I wish it was only one IRK per day Limit so more people could have a chance a getting one.
-would be nice at the end to have a chance to buy something you possible missed during the day for the sale price, like a 5 min flash sale or an option to buy one more item. Something like that.
yes give more chances for people to get IRKs.
also they should do some kind of giveaway for VPM (or whatever it’s called) status.
@chienfou@cinoclav@tysontomko My better half really got into the meh-rathon, and even though I got the VMP irk she was at the computer when the 4th one popped up and yelled and she had gotten to the buy page and I said “don’t do that.” Why? “You can only buy one, it won’t work.” Sigh. Ok.
I close the buy pop up screen, and 40 seconds in to it was still not sold out. I know I can’t get 2, but I have never had the chance or tried to but I had a feeling that the meh powers would have sent me something especially regretful had I tried to purchase more than one. That should be a thing.
Aside from that… I wish that meh didn’t waste 15 minutes with an item they only had 2 of in stock… I wish they had done shorter… or wootlike when it sells out switch to next item if it’s short stocked like that…
Honestly? The biggest issue for me is that I never know that there’s a Meh-rathon happening ahead of time. I usually check Meh around 5am EST daily, but it always seems to be on these days I don’t get around to checking until 9 or 10 am, which sucks to find out that I missed out on stuff. Not to play the VMP card, but, could that maybe be a perk in the future for VMPs or something (notification even 12 hours in advance via e-mail or something)?
Who’s the person in the know these days, lol? @Dave , @Thumperchick ?
I used to be able to semi-follow Meh-rathons at work, but working from home has put a damper on that. That seems counter-intuitive, but it seems like I am consistently juggling multiple Microsoft Teams conversations while trying to do actual work. Add a boss that feels compelled to “check-in” multiple times a day, and I don’t have time for much extra-curricular web surfing.
Actually the studies also show that when there are some people in a particular job working at home and others in the same job were working face to face, the one working at home is less likely to be promoted (in that study that result was attributed to out of sight out of mind) and can miss out on access to some information due to how much information can be passed in causal f2f contact. But, on the other hand, virtual groups are just as effective (for most things) as f2f ones; they spend more time “on topic”…
That employees can’t just presume working at home will be the same as f2f; that there are “distractions” at home that aren’t at work (or course f2f at work has “distractions” too) that employees need to learn how to cope with so that it doesn’t affect their ability to get their job done; that some employees complain they actually are “at work” for a longer period of time than when f2f… There are skills leadership needs to learn to be effective managers when their employees are “virtual” that they don’t need if they are f2f and skills employees need to learn too…
The short version is that this entire “thing” is more complicated than just working at home vs working f2f.
@chienfou@jst1ofknd@Kidsandliz Regardless of what may be the “norm” or “what studies show”, I am working longer days to get the same amount of work done. In the office, I could stay focused on one problem and give it my un-divided attention for extended periods of times. At home is just more chaotic with the onslaught of MS-Teams communication. “Real work” is done in time-slices of 3-5 minutes instead of an uninterrupted 1-2 hours. At 5 pm, I disconnect from my work’s VPN and I can get done more in an hour or so than I do from the previous 10 hours. I would disconnect earlier if my boss would not have a cow.
@chienfou@DrWorm@jst1ofknd I’d believe that. It takes me more time to teach online than f2f - although that is likely partly a function of how those classes are designed (which I have no control over). Also interruption research shows it takes 1.5 min to refocus after you are interrupted. If you are being interrupted that often you are losing a lot of time.
Meh is not what it used to be in the last year. Have seen so many repeat offers for shit items. Woot offs have surpassed Mehs horseshit of a show like yesterday’s. I still bought 3 things but I buy for Christmas all year long.
I thought the 15 minute intervals were great, but I also agree it can be be frustrating when there’s only 2 of something available. Maybe have a meh-rrific hour somewhere during the day where all the one-ofs and two-ofs can be sold in rapid succession? Just an idea
i’m good with all of it. except people bought all the GPS drones before i had a chance to snag one. and for that, i will hate all of those fuckers until the day i die. or until i have one too many martinis. whichever comes first. (probably the latter)
This was my first one and I found it pretty fun. I wish there was a way to bundle shipping. And I think the super short stock items, like the dashcams where there were only 2 of them, should have been on shorter timers. Like, one 15 minute item, 3 five minute items, back tot he 15 minutes.
After the timer went to zero it took 10 to 15 seconds for my page to refresh. Have the low stock and IRK’s items start sometime later maybe 45 second to 180 seconds into the 15 minutes. Give us old farts with slower reflexes a chance.
/giphy give me a chance
@cattylaq Don’t know how old you are, but I am 73 and haven’t had any problem getting the IRK’s. You have to figure out the best way with the device you are using. Never used refresh. Have website in my favorites and click on it watching the seconds on my computer clock. Yesterday-even when I clicked on the it and I still got the old item saying “too late” had enough time to re-click, and buy the IRK before it sold out.