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Buckyballs 216-Piece Rare Earth Magnetic Set – 2 Pack

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wootalyzer


quality posts: 1 Private Messages wootalyzer

Wootalyzer's Pricing Post! - The price of today's woot item is saved here for future reference
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Buckyballs 216-Piece Rare Earth Magnetic Set - 2 Pack
$34.99 + $5 Shipping
Condition: New

*DISCLAIMER* Wootalyzer! is in no way affiliated with Woot!, and this post may not always be here!

jsoko


quality posts: 9 Private Messages jsoko

This metal can't be **that** rare!

CowboyDann


quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann

Buckyballs! I was wondering where you were during the wootoff.

I love Two for Tuesday! wait. What day is it?

rom


quality posts: 54 Private Messages rom

it's 2 for fridays!

putdowntheducky


quality posts: 9 Private Messages putdowntheducky

I'm just here to see how long it takes to get the Zen Magnets video linked.

rileyper


quality posts: 68 Private Messages rileyper

Don't let the little festive snail with your package fool you, its still smartpost, but yes it will arrive before X-mas


whatsamattaU


quality posts: 1070 Private Messages whatsamattaU

Weird: $27.99 last year, but over 1000 comments

http://www.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=4118748

vs. $34.99 now.

Crest


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Crest
putdowntheducky wrote:I'm just here to see how long it takes to get the Zen Magnets video linked.



Same thought. I see that pop up all the time. I would like to get these for my young sister though, I think she'd like them, but I'll end up playing with them mostly since she'll surely lose them all.

Edit: Now that I think about it, maybe I shouldn't give them to her...

yugly


quality posts: 2 Private Messages yugly

Caution, these things will cause you to goof off all day. I've easily wasted hours of "work time" due to these.

dreweasland


quality posts: 5 Private Messages dreweasland

Just in time for Bucky in the rose bowl

axphw1


quality posts: 12 Private Messages axphw1

I'm curious, what do these do to a vacuum cleaner?

cindihoward


quality posts: 42 Private Messages cindihoward

Each ball is about $0.0925 cents each (with shipping)! Case is free.

MissouriMomma

JaMiKu


quality posts: 0 Private Messages JaMiKu

I was hoping for these during the Wootoff.

Despite the price raise, I am still in for 1, errr 2. Ummm, 1 two pack.

A great gift for my dad. Plus I get to keep one for myself.

ivanivanovich


quality posts: 24 Private Messages ivanivanovich
Crest wrote:Same thought. I see that pop up all the time. I would like to get these for my young sister though, I think she'd like them, but I'll end up playing with them mostly since she'll surely lose them all.

Edit: Now that I think about it, maybe I shouldn't give them to her...



Same here, only I don't have a young sister to blame it on. I'd lose them. And the dogs would find them. And the vet bills would be bad.

njkrut


quality posts: 0 Private Messages njkrut

Best item woot sells. I have about 6 sets and honestly I'm buying this...

Also their pricing is insane compared to most of the other places you can get this. Usually about 50% off.

Also the square ones kind of suck.

pi1304


quality posts: 1 Private Messages pi1304
A whole new breed of adult toys with limitless possibilities is here



I find this disconcerting. Especially given some of the other bullet points there...

MagickalMan


quality posts: 2 Private Messages MagickalMan

Some are held for charity, and some for fancy dress, but when they're held for pleasure they're the ones that I like best.

CowboyDann


quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann
whatsamattaU wrote:Weird: $27.99 last year, but over 1000 comments

http://www.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=4118748



These Are rare Earth magnets. I would expect woot to be selling these at 50 dollars in a few years. Buy 3 now! It's a sound investment!

Lance19


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Lance19

Gotta admit, before I became a Wooter,
I had no idea what a vital cornerstone of
society buckyballs (apparently) are...

ivanivanovich


quality posts: 24 Private Messages ivanivanovich

DANGER WILL ROBINSON !

Do not let any living creature swallow these!!! There's a warning on their website.

Magnets in different parts of your gut could snap together and kink it closed. (My interpretation.)

DANGER ! DANGER !

jezebelseven


quality posts: 7 Private Messages jezebelseven

I was just about to check out a cart on thinkgeek with these tomorrow morning, because I figured "If they didn't show up in the woot-off, they must not be selling them anymore." Go figure!

This works out better, even considering my $10 off thinkgeek coupon and their buy 2 get 1 sale. Especially thanks to the coupon I got from my very favorite Jumbowoot.

Woot = $70 for 4 (2 sets of 2) +$5 shipping
Thinkgeek = $70 for 3 (buy 2 sets get 1 free) + $7.69 economy shipping (-$10 coupon if you happen to have one on a catalog.)

So, $17.50/set vs $23.33/set, before coupons and shipping. If my math is right. I failed geometry in high school, though. Maybe I wouldn't have if I had these to make shapes.

Trade with me on TeeTrade!
THINK OF THE PATHOGENS!!!

sdc100


quality posts: 506 Private Messages sdc100

I'm surprised that Woot chose to sell this Yellow set, when Christmas is coming up. They've sold a Red and Green(Teal) set for $29.99 that is much more chromatically appropriate for the season. Even the Gold and Silver sets are more festive. Then again, Woot is an overstock/liquidation seller, and they sell whatever is available.

As you can see by the icon on the lower right, the Red/Green was previously sold around Christmas.

DrChops


quality posts: 20 Private Messages DrChops

My, what a FESTIVE snail you have there Woot!

Petey Thaseatesmyne

zsinix


quality posts: 5 Private Messages zsinix

Uhm, exactly how much damage could these do to the computer that is also on my desk?

sandbar67


quality posts: 14 Private Messages sandbar67

Won't someone please think of all the Buckys that won't be able to have children now???

jymgardner


quality posts: 6 Private Messages jymgardner

This is probably the best color choice. I bought a couple og the green ones several months back and the green coating is already peeling off. Consider this before buying these with any other color. Just my opinion.

JG

Costner


quality posts: 27 Private Messages Costner

Thankfully they come with carrying cases, because the last thing you need is to worry about magnetic balls just flying all over the place.

I mean it isn't like they stick together or anything and I'm sure they fly around and just haphazardly pop off and go rolling across the floor waiting to trip your boss the next time he steps foot into your cubicle.

Oh wait.

silentg


quality posts: 1 Private Messages silentg
jsoko wrote:This metal can't be **that** rare!



Think of it like this; woot! has sold these multiple times now and each time the stock they have left is reduced and is therefore increasingly rare

whatsamattaU


quality posts: 1070 Private Messages whatsamattaU

firebeyer


quality posts: 3 Private Messages firebeyer

I guess I'll finally take the plunge and find out if these things are really worth it.

JReedNet


quality posts: 3 Private Messages JReedNet

Probably would have got this, but I used my coupon on a Woot Shirt, little upset about the new price, and I would have rather seen the christmas pack.

y3lh5a


quality posts: 9 Private Messages y3lh5a
sdc100 wrote:As you can see by the icon on the lower right, the Red/Green was previously sold around Christmas.


I actually bought this set last year for Christmas gifts for two teenage boys, and they arrived Christmas Eve! They were also well appreciated.

38 woots and counting over 7+ years.

spilzer


quality posts: 119 Private Messages spilzer

I told myself the next time buckeyballs came up on Woot I would finally cave and buy some for myself. But now the price has increased, grrr. The question is should I wait a little longer on the gamble that the price might come back down in the future? Or should I just take the plunge and go for it, knowing I'm still getting a great deal?

underblueskies


quality posts: 0 Private Messages underblueskies
jsoko wrote:This metal can't be **that** rare!



Science lesson for the day: "Rare earth" magnets don't refer to the actual rarity or availability of the magnetic material or magnets themselves, its referring to what they're made of. Magnets like these are made out of neodymium, which is one of the elements in the two rows below the main periodic table, also known as the 'f block' to chemistry students. These elements are called "rare earth" elements, hence the name "rare earth magnets". Sounds fancy, huh? =)

For more info see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare-earth_magnet.

Rare earth magnets are cool because they're even stronger than iron based magnets!

vipermjb


quality posts: 40 Private Messages vipermjb
CowboyDann wrote:Buckyballs! I was wondering where you were during the wootoff.

I love Two for Tuesday! wait. What day is it?



What, today sir? it's Christmas Day. (British Accent)

vogt2385


quality posts: 2 Private Messages vogt2385

I've been wanting these for a while! In for 1!! Awesome.

mbeonline


quality posts: 2 Private Messages mbeonline

Magnetic crack! Great to have at your desk, especially for creatives!

Raider9924


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Raider9924

Been considering buying these for a long time now and thanks to Jumbowoot finally gonna take the plunge. Let's see how much this drags down my productivity at work. Thanks again Jumbo!

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jessixalyn


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jessixalyn

Just one Buckyballs on their website with shipping is $40. Why not? I think I will make my boyfriend get these for me.. ;)