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Buckyballs Clearance Sale: Every Set for EXPIRED

haltor 17 293 September 20, 2012 at 10:11 AM in Video Games (2)
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Promoted 09-20-2012 by iconian at 12:01 PM View Original Post
Buckyballs, until 8pm est is offering every Buckyballs product for $5. Shipping is $5.95 flat-rate. Thanks haltor
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Edited September 20, 2012 at 03:04 PM by widgit
http://www.getbuckyballs.com

if http doesn't work, try https:

https://www.getbuckyballs.com/



Only 1-6pm EST

Now extended to 8pm EST

The site is experiencing difficulty keeping up with the traffic. Don't give up!

Quote :
Hey,

Quick, here's the deal...our CEO is on a flight for the next 5 hours and the team at Bucky HQ is taking over the site 'til he lands. We're all aware and grateful of all the support you've given us, and it's time to get in touch with our rebellious streak. Before his plane lands, we're marking down ALL products sitewide to thank you.

From 1-6 pm (EST) today, everything at http://www.getbuckyballs.com is just $5!

~Jamie

PS: Heads up, though: this is a balls-to-the-wall limited time offer, and is ONLY available between 1p-6p EST, during which our Customer Service Team may or may not be at the bar. Cheers!
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Last Edited by andyk April 16, 2013 at 08:22 AM
Starting April 2013, retailers are voluntarily recalling these products.
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/

Please, please do make sure you take these magnets away from children and teenagers!
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Edu...s/Magnets/

If you purchased online, the company has ceased doing business, but you can file a claim against the MOH Liquidating Trust.
The Proof of Claim form has a line for "Refund for retail or consumer purchase", but it is not clear how much you will get back.
Proof of Claim must be received 12/27/2022.
http://www.getbuckyballs.com/
http://www.getbuckyballs.com/pdf/...m_form.pdf



FYI (DO NOT DELETE THIS INFORMATION...this can be helpful for those who are not familiar with buckyballs), CPSC Sues Maxfield & Oberton Over Hazardous Buckyballs® and Buckycube™ Desk Toys [cpsc.gov]

"When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can attract to one another through the stomach and intestinal walls, resulting in serious injuries, such as holes in the stomach and intestines, intestinal blockage, blood poisoning and possibly death. Medical professionals may not diagnose the need for immediate medical intervention in such cases, resulting in worsening of the injuries."


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to prevent children from suffering further harm, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff filed an administrative complaint today against Maxfield & Oberton Holdings LLC, of New York, N.Y., alleging that Buckyballs and Buckycubes contain a defect in the design, packaging, warnings, and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury to the public. The Commission voted 3-1 to approve the filing of the complaint, which seeks, among other things, an order that the firm stops selling Buckyballs and Buckycubes, notify the public of the defect, and offer consumers a full refund.[/SIZE]
The CPSC Complaint http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prere.../12234.pdf
Same complaint also filed against Zen Magnets. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prere...12243.html
Despite no record of injury. http://blogs.westword.com/latestw...denver.php

Cheaper than previous FP deals for 125-piece sets by almost 50% by my calculation.

If you don't want these to be banned, SIGN THE PETITION AT SaveMagnets.com [savemagnets.com]

DO NOT BE SURPRISED IF YOU GET PHOTOCHROMATICS AND THEY ARE ROUGH IF NOT FLAKING RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. I GOT 3 SETS ORANGE BEING THE WORST, HAD TO SMASH THE WHOLE SET IN A BOOK TO SEPARATE THEM.



Since the HTTPS site is getting hammered, I used the regular HTTP site. It's loading much quicker now.

Almost sold out! as of 3pm pacific

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#736
Got my buckyballs and amazingly depressed with the product. Ordered 2 of 5 different colors. Got all that I ordered. Opened the 2 green ones first to play with them and all I have to say is that my cheap chinese knock offs from a few years ago not only have a stronger pull, but feel better in my hand than these chromatics at least. Plus some of the magnets have a very weak pull. I put 216 into a cube and I can make it wobble a lot almost like it is barely held together. My other cube from an ebay knock off is nothing like that.

Also did those who ordered get the plastic wrap around their plastic boxes? Of my 10 125 cube boxes, one had plastic wrap all around it making it seem sealed and new, while the others just had the stickers over the flaps.
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I emailed them about missing items in a shipment and got a response within the hour.
Well, that's incredibly disappointing, to say the least. Guess I'm emailing them once again.. thanks for the info.

Did you get your missing items resolved? What did they offer you?
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Well, that's incredibly disappointing, to say the least. Guess I'm emailing them once again.. thanks for the info.

Did you get your missing items resolved? What did they offer you?
Support responses seem completely random. A coworker of mine had an order botched as well, and he's still waiting after a couple of days.

They offered me a refund for the missing items, as everything is claimed to be out of stock. Based on the variable quality for these things (really inconsistent paint, variable magnetic strength), I'd say it was the best possible outcome for me.
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#739
Quote from huevos View Post :
Support responses seem completely random. A coworker of mine had an order botched as well, and he's still waiting after a couple of days.

They offered me a refund for the missing items, as everything is claimed to be out of stock. Based on the variable quality for these things (really inconsistent paint, variable magnetic strength), I'd say it was the best possible outcome for me.
I'm mostly ticked because I bought 4 orange for me, and 2 red on behalf of a friend. Of course, it wasn't one of my orange that goes missing, it's one of her two reds. I know they're probably going to offer me a refund, but $5 back now isn't going to buy me another set later. I'd rather be offered another color than a refund. This isn't my fault, it's theirs, you know?

EDIT: Well, how about that. Sent a new email at 1:50p, received a response at 2:14p. They're refunding me the difference of the one set, joy. Ugh.
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Got my buckyballs and amazingly depressed with the product. Ordered 2 of 5 different colors. Got all that I ordered. Opened the 2 green ones first to play with them and all I have to say is that my cheap chinese knock offs from a few years ago not only have a stronger pull, but feel better in my hand than these chromatics at least. Plus some of the magnets have a very weak pull. I put 216 into a cube and I can make it wobble a lot almost like it is barely held together. My other cube from an ebay knock off is nothing like that.

Also did those who ordered get the plastic wrap around their plastic boxes? Of my 10 125 cube boxes, one had plastic wrap all around it making it seem sealed and new, while the others just had the stickers over the flaps.
Oh geez. I hope that's just the chormatic ones. I have 2 sets of the originals and cubes coming. At least I think they are as I've heard no word from them for about 5 days? Confused

EDIT : Actually the last email/contact I got was the 24th of Sept! Seriously, I'm just gonna cancel. I'm paying $22 with shipping for 2 sets and I can't get a auto-email that it's taking longer then usual?
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Oh geez. I hope that's just the chormatic ones. I have 2 sets of the originals and cubes coming. At least I think they are as I've heard no word from them for about 5 days? Confused

EDIT : Actually the last email/contact I got was the 24th of Sept! Seriously, I'm just gonna cancel. I'm paying $22 with shipping for 2 sets and I can't get a auto-email that it's taking longer then usual?
I'd cancel if I were you. They seem to work okay, don't get me wrong. putting them into a cube isn't always as easy since they don't hold as well, but they do hold. However it definitely feels like a cheap product to me. I assume the non chromatics at least should feel smooth, but not sure if they would be stronger. Plus some of the green ones I tried seem strong, others weak, it varies, but I'm not exactly going to go testing them all trying to judge and then put the 125 weakest ones into a cube and demand a replacement. that's too much work. I'll just keep the set I was going to give out as a present and the green ones, and pawn off one or two of them to cover most of the cost I think. Thankfully craigslist exists.
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#742
Ordered on the 20th, just got my shipping confirmation today. Definitely not happy that it takes a half a month just to get shipping info, hopefully they'll show up in the next couple days. Also crossing my fingers that I'll get a good set.
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#743
Well, maybe I got in early, but all my sets came through. Kind of addicted, never played with these before. I've only used the original nickel kind. They seem fine to me


What do you think the odds are that they have another $5 or $10 sale for the 125/216 sets again?
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Last edited by clinteastwood October 5, 2012 at 07:26 PM
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I'd cancel if I were you. They seem to work okay, don't get me wrong. putting them into a cube isn't always as easy since they don't hold as well, but they do hold. However it definitely feels like a cheap product to me. I assume the non chromatics at least should feel smooth, but not sure if they would be stronger. Plus some of the green ones I tried seem strong, others weak, it varies, but I'm not exactly going to go testing them all trying to judge and then put the 125 weakest ones into a cube and demand a replacement. that's too much work. I'll just keep the set I was going to give out as a present and the green ones, and pawn off one or two of them to cover most of the cost I think. Thankfully craigslist exists.
I sent an email, got back an auto-repsonse.

EDIT : scratch that I just check, they just shipped right now. Funny how the day I send the cancel email they ship. Anyone else smell BS?
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#745
Just got mine in the mail today. 8 sets of 125 balls, ordered on 9/28, according to the invoice, but I actually ordered them on 9/20.
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#746
1 of my 2 orders got here on friday, they aren't the best as far as quality goes, but i was able to make this with the 500 balls i got
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#747
Ordered 5 sets (gold).
Paypal Receipt: Sep 20 @ 13:11
Shipping Confirmation: Oct 2nd - Fedex SmartPost Tracking Number (Your BUCKYBALLS have shipped!)
Ship date according to Fedex: Oct 6.
Estimated arrival according to Fedex: Oct 16!

Considering I got in on the deal pretty early, the delay is a little unreasonable. I wouldn't be so bothered if I hadn't received an effectively BS shipping email on Oct 2nd.
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#748
Got my order but have no idea why I got all caught up in this hype. Have no idea what I am going to do with 3 silver sets. Isn't the 1st time and won't be the last.
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Got my order but have no idea why I got all caught up in this hype. Have no idea what I am going to do with 3 silver sets. Isn't the 1st time and won't be the last.
Lol me too. I haven't got mine though, but i got my shipping confirmation. I guess i will use them as gift for our white elephant at work.
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Got my order but have no idea why I got all caught up in this hype. Have no idea what I am going to do with 3 silver sets. Isn't the 1st time and won't be the last.
Thats what they are going for...Hype. The best thing that ever happened to this company was getting banned by the Gov't.
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