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Glow Sticks - Your Choice

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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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Glow Sticks - Your Choice
$4.99 + $5 Standard OR $8 Two-Day OR $11 One-Day Shipping
Condition: New

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

iissurf


quality posts: 22 Private Messages iissurf

W00000000000000000000000000T!!!

Thanks TT and all of Woot for fulfilling this request! The neighborhood kids will be happy again this year thanks to you guys! In for 3!

mvsopen


quality posts: 44 Private Messages mvsopen

If you freeze the chemical glow sticks after you're done playing with them, you can get a day or two more use out of them.

danpalm


quality posts: 2 Private Messages danpalm

The same 24pk of glowsticks was avaliable on woot a while ago for $2.99 and then $1.99
http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=4658643
http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=4801182

computermd82


quality posts: 26 Private Messages computermd82

Woot!!

I still have the box of glow sticks from the April Woot-Off I bought, I bought them purposely to give out on Halloween. Now you've brought them back! More glow sticks for the win!

Thank you!

Woot Shirts I Own!

"And the man in the rain picked up his bag of secrets, and journeyed up the mountainside, far above the clouds. And nothing was ever heard from him again, except for the sound of Tubular Bells."

drummingcraig


quality posts: 10 Private Messages drummingcraig

The Life+Gear LED sticks are really cool and the batteries last quite awhile. I always keep one of these tucked in the bottom of my backpack when traveling and my wife has one that she uses as a reading light in bed.

This is a good deal for four of them.

So are we gonna kick it - Gonna kick it woot down - Gonna break it all down - Gonna kick it woot down!

iissurf


quality posts: 22 Private Messages iissurf
danpalm wrote:The same 24pk of glowsticks was avaliable on woot a while ago for $2.99 and then $1.99
http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=4658643
http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=4801182



Even at $4.99 they're still a bargain!

A bag of candy costs just as much!

apocryphea


quality posts: 0 Private Messages apocryphea

Does anyone know if this is usable for scuba diving? (Depth rating, etc)

whatsamattaU


quality posts: 1062 Private Messages whatsamattaU

Please, NO complaints about how they don't sell affordable stuff anymore.

Product website: life gear
http://www.lifegear.com/glow-sticks/glow-stick.html

video:


devyanks90


quality posts: 4 Private Messages devyanks90

If I remember correctly, they sold a ton of the 24 pack last year before halloween.

Like 40000+ packs.

long live woottv

danpalm


quality posts: 2 Private Messages danpalm
iissurf wrote:Even at $4.99 they're still a bargain!

A bag of candy costs just as much!



True, but they were an even better deal at 72 for $11 instead of $20

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 502 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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iissurf wrote:W00000000000000000000000000T!!!

Thanks TT and all of Woot for fulfilling this request! The neighborhood kids will be happy again this year thanks to you guys! In for 3!

I don't know if it was because I passed it on or if they already had it planned, but I'm glad it worked out!

dnebel514


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dnebel514

I can find the Life Gear flashlight/glow stick/whistle combo at my local Dollar Tree. No deal.

skou


quality posts: 20 Private Messages skou
danpalm wrote:True, but they were an even better deal at 72 for $11 instead of $20



Well, this is 4 battery-powered glow sticks PLUS 24 chemical glow sticks.

Not quite the same thing.

steve

OOPS! MY BAD!

It IS the same thing, OR something different. Either for MORE money!

steve

lstaff


quality posts: 197 Private Messages lstaff

Got the non-battery ones in the past. The kids loved them and they worked well.

It's helpful to use them to identify (ie locate my) kids at outdoor night events, like concerts, fireworks, etc.

skispeakeasy


quality posts: 23 Private Messages skispeakeasy

Love the concept, but...Ugh.. Button cells


Done and done! ;)

danpalm


quality posts: 2 Private Messages danpalm
skou wrote:Well, this is 4 battery-powered glow sticks PLUS 24 chemical glow sticks.

Not quite the same thing.

steve



Its a choice between battery powered or chemical

dougmc2


quality posts: 4 Private Messages dougmc2

The LED glow sticks are $3.44 each at the local Wal-Mart, so if you buy one woot unit (four in each pack) you do slightly better than the Wal-Mart price with shipping, but if you buy more than one you do significantly better.

iissurf


quality posts: 22 Private Messages iissurf
apocryphea wrote:Does anyone know if this is usable for scuba diving? (Depth rating, etc)



I don't believe they are waterproof, only water resistant.

fachagooch


quality posts: 1 Private Messages fachagooch

If they would have offered all 3 for 4.99 now that would have been a deal and i would have bitten.

cappo


quality posts: 22 Private Messages cappo
fachagooch wrote:If they would have offered all 3 for 4.99 now that would have been a deal and i would have bitten.



You realize the battery ones are 4-packs, right?

bethofspring


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bethofspring

If I buy three packs of these glow sticks, and have each pack sent separately to the homes of my three grandkids, do I only pay shipping once?
Or three times?
Help, Wootsters.

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 502 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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bethofspring wrote:If I buy three packs of these glow sticks, and have each pack sent separately to the homes of my three grandkids, do I only pay shipping once?
Or three times?
Help, Wootsters.

Huh, never been asked that. I know you get $5 shipping for all day (midnight CST). I assume it works to different addresses.

cappo


quality posts: 22 Private Messages cappo
ThunderThighs wrote:Huh, never been asked that. I know you get $5 shipping for all day (midnight CST). I assume it works to different addresses.



Congratulations, we have a winner for tonight's edition of Stump ThunderThighs.

Tonight's prize is a Brontomerus action figure!*



*Brontomerus action figure not included.

kmartind


quality posts: 38 Private Messages kmartind

Any comments on the shelf life of either product?

I know glow sticks sometimes don't work well after a year or so. I assume the one year warranty on the flashlights should mean the button batteries ought to be good for at least a year as well, but not sure after that. If using for an emergency kit it's nice to have something with a known (and preferably very long) shelf life. For example a flashlight with single-use 10-year shelf life lithium batteries installed, or one that is crank-powered, etc.

whitenite


quality posts: 1 Private Messages whitenite

Woot staffers monitor the forums 24/7? Craziness!!

lstaff


quality posts: 197 Private Messages lstaff
whitenite wrote:Woot staffers monitor the forums 24/7? Craziness!!



Not just any Woot! staffer, we get THUNDERTHIGHS!!

and she rocks!!

ThunderThighs


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lstaff wrote:Not just any Woot! staffer, we get THUNDERTHIGHS!!

and she rocks!!



markmc27


quality posts: 6 Private Messages markmc27

Bought before all flashlight were dead.Don't bother just makes you mad at woot.

cappo


quality posts: 22 Private Messages cappo
whitenite wrote:Woot staffers monitor the forums 24/7? Craziness!!



Since the items change over at midnight, Woot! time, it's a very smart idea.

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 502 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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markmc27 wrote:Bought before all flashlight were dead.Don't bother just makes you mad at woot.

Did you contact customer service or Life+Gear?

iissurf


quality posts: 22 Private Messages iissurf
kmartind wrote:Any comments on the shelf life of either product?

I know glow sticks sometimes don't work well after a year or so. I assume the one year warranty on the flashlights should mean the button batteries ought to be good for at least a year as well, but not sure after that. If using for an emergency kit it's nice to have something with a known (and preferably very long) shelf life. For example a flashlight with single-use 10-year shelf life lithium batteries installed, or one that is crank-powered, etc.



Some of the packages of glowsticks were a little dim and probably 2-3 years old last year but they were still bright enough to be seen.

As for the LED light sticks, I have no clue. When I ordered some last year, they had the tab that separates the battery from the terminal and I just left that in all of them when I put them in my kits.

fachagooch


quality posts: 1 Private Messages fachagooch
ThunderThighs wrote:Did you contact customer service or Life+Gear?



I believe Life+Gear has a lifetime warrenty on their flashlight batteries
http://my.lifegear.com

maybejet


quality posts: 6 Private Messages maybejet
kmartind wrote:Any comments on the shelf life of either product?

I know glow sticks sometimes don't work well after a year or so. I assume the one year warranty on the flashlights should mean the button batteries ought to be good for at least a year as well, but not sure after that. If using for an emergency kit it's nice to have something with a known (and preferably very long) shelf life. For example a flashlight with single-use 10-year shelf life lithium batteries installed, or one that is crank-powered, etc.



My experience with the chemical glow sticks and their shelf life is as follows; I've had one not activate after 6 months in a drawer and another one work beyond expectations after being tucked away for 5+ years. Basically, they last until they don't.

If you want precise "Use By" dates, go with the military-grade glow sticks.

As far as the shelf life of battery-operated glow sticks, I've yet to own one. My guess is they also last until they don't! -LOL-

iissurf


quality posts: 22 Private Messages iissurf
fachagooch wrote:I believe Life+Gear has a lifetime warrenty on their flashlight batteries
http://my.lifegear.com



http://www.lifegear.com/battery-recycle-program

With your replacement batteries* from Life+Gear, you will receive a postage paid envelope to recycle your used batteries.
Just drop them in the mail, and we'll recycle them for you.

*BATTERIES ARE FREE. You pay only shipping and handling.

Shipping and handling is $4.99 for one set of 3 batteries on up to $10.99 for 4 sets of 3 batteries.

Not exactly completely free. But a nice, environmentally friendly program nonetheless.

Pufferfishy


quality posts: 35 Private Messages Pufferfishy

I bought the 4" sticks a while back - they are awesome to crack a half dozen and toss them in the pool at night.

A bit bummed to see the price increase, as these are decidedly cheap sticks - but still not a bad deal, and way better than giving a kid a candy bar.

I would say the caps and lanyards present a bit of a choking hazard, so you might want to give them to the bigger kids. Or the smaller ones you really don't like much.

You've been put on posting probation for this post

iissurf


quality posts: 22 Private Messages iissurf
apocryphea wrote:Does anyone know if this is usable for scuba diving? (Depth rating, etc)



This one is good up to 300'

http://www.lifegear.com/glow-sticks/glowr-stick-waterproof.html

Alas, the ones currently offered by Woot are not.

maybejet


quality posts: 6 Private Messages maybejet
fachagooch wrote:I believe Life+Gear has a lifetime warrenty on their flashlight batteries
http://my.lifegear.com



Just caught the post about the recycle program with Life Gear...Never mind :-)

idealreptiles


quality posts: 2 Private Messages idealreptiles

FYI:
The whistle on the lifegear is hard and sharp! Too dangerous for our toddler running around when camping last year, so we taped the cap on it.
Still works great, really nice quality.
So for older kids, its a safe flashlight, SOS, glow stick, whistle and SHANK!
Seriously, this weapon means business.
The glow sticks are also great, we will get one of each tonight!