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Power Balance Wristbands - 2 pk for $6

Improve your balance? Power? Flexibility? OK, so PowerBalance's own Australian distributor admits that "there is no credible scientific evidence that supports (those) claims". But if you want to give your wrist a goofy futuristic flair, or start a conversation about science and magic, or own a souvenir of the early 2010s, here you go.
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jeeperwoot


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These things make you yearn for the $1 sellout sale

though I don't think I'd buy them for a dollar either.

ThunderThighs


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jeeperwoot wrote:These things make you yearn for the $1 sellout sale

though I don't think I'd buy them for a dollar either.



I suggested that we replace the hologram with the Woot ! logo.



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zuiquan


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These make great White Elephant gifts. If you enjoy watching people cry about what they got stuck with, that is.

boatshoes


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ThunderThighs wrote:I suggested that we replace the hologram with the Woot ! logo.



I might actually buy a Powerwoot! Band

Don't call it a comeback, I been here for years

xyphox


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I put 10 of these on and I could lift a car, do the splits, and run 40 miles per hour.

markriddle


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Wow, I am actually Gobsmakced. This band-o-crap is still on here?
Like for the 37th time...really?

The only magical poweres these have is they could be dangerous if flung like a rubber band.

Think about Mom and listen to what she'd say..."there's a whole lot better crap out there than that, besides, you'll put someone's eye out"

KevinatWoot


quality posts: 18 Private Messages KevinatWoot

six bucks?! Is that with or without shipping?

garybirk


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If you tip it up on its side it looks like it has a McDonald's logo on it. Balance in the Universe through a Big Mac?

mapperbob


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Not knowing what the hell these things were, I checked out their FAQ. It was a completely farcical attempt at using words to say nothing at all.

Still feeling terribly confused, I came across this: http://www.gizmodo.com/5723577/powerbalance-admits-their-wristbands-are-a-scam. Thank you Gizmodo.

linkdude64


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I feel bad for the Community Managers who have to sell this stuff to us when they know it's fake, and when it wasn't their mistake to buy all of these in the first place...For all we know the Mothership dumped them on the woot! staff to sell. I'm wearing my tin foil helmet right now, but even I won't fall for these...

ThunderThighs


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linkdude64 wrote:I feel bad for the Community Managers who have to sell this stuff to us when they know it's fake, and when it wasn't their mistake to buy all of these in the first place...For all we know the Mothership dumped them on the woot! staff to sell. I'm wearing my tin foil helmet right now, but even I won't fall for these...



Independent Subsidiary. It don't work that way.



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mustbechris


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$11 for this? If they were $1 for two the $5 shipping would still be an incredible deterrent.

hurbavore


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Who would buy one of these? I sort of feel bad for the vendor, numerous studious support its a gimmick and these don't work. You can wear a rubber-band and it will look just as cheesy on your wrist for 1/100th the cost.

willleah


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ThunderThighs wrote:I suggested that we replace the hologram with the Woot ! logo.




You need a promotion

rezfrog


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ThunderThighs wrote:I suggested that we replace the hologram with the Woot ! logo.



I'd probably buy the Powerwoot! band too :P -- do this!

willleah


quality posts: 5 Private Messages willleah

Run them through a tree shredder, bag them, sell on home woot as rubber mulch.
Lemonade from lemons

KevinatWoot


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ThunderThighs wrote:Independent Subsidiary. It don't work that way.



So, what you're saying is; someone at Woot thought this was a great deal?

EIther Woot is very desperate to find a deal, or someone is a complete Milton.

PemberDucky


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comma


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"We bet P.T. Barnum would've LOVED these guys."


Or L. Ron Hubbard.

Edit - (Didn't even see the Battlefield NERF sale!)

miken927


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Maybe Power Balance bracelets represent the same 'code' that jelly bracelets supposedly did back in '03:

Yellow - hugging
Purple - kissing
Red - lap dance
Blue - oral sex
Black - intercourse

Remember that crazy 'controversy'?


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I Bet on Sky

psywiped


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Do these work with NFC? Can i have some that do?

linkdude64


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ThunderThighs wrote:Independent Subsidiary. It don't work that way.



Well, that's good to know. Still, I've never raged about these bein' on here. I know you're all cool and mean well. woot!

ThunderThighs


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linkdude64 wrote:Well, that's good to know. Still, I've never raged about these bein' on here. I know you're all cool and mean well. woot!



*sniff* thank you ♥



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luke975


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is the 2 for 1 thing new tt?

I always did like yardsales.

ThunderThighs


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luke975 wrote:is the 2 for 1 thing new tt?



If it will get you to buy more, sure.



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luke975


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ThunderThighs wrote:If it will get you to buy more, sure.




oh then im in for 20

I always did like yardsales.

dufus2506


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Sorry Woot. You're stuck with them as far as I'm concerned.

Maybe you could sell them as industrial rubber bands?

ThunderThighs


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dufus2506 wrote:Sorry Woot. You're stuck with them as far as I'm concerned.

Maybe you could sell them as industrial rubber bands?



Heck, I'll go in and change the title myself if it'll get you to buy them.



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thatguywithpoles


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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HEED THIS!

I use to actually sell these wrist-bands and needless to say that they do not work. They will never work. Because the the shiny sticker in the middle is nothing more than a sticker that is shiny. It's a placebo band. Save your money and go buy sandwiches.

GOOD DAY!!

KevinatWoot


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ThunderThighs wrote:Heck, I'll go in and change the title myself if it'll get you to buy them.



I would buy it if it helped improve my balance!

kaleoa


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Bundle the wristbands with a little vial of snake oil and I'm sold.

ThunderThighs


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kaleoa wrote:Bundle the wristbands with a little vial of snake oil and I'm sold.



Promise?



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glubash


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mapperbob wrote:Not knowing what the hell these things were, I checked out their FAQ. It was a completely farcical attempt at using words to say nothing at all.

Still feeling terribly confused, I came across this: http://www.gizmodo.com/5723577/powerbalance-admits-their-wristbands-are-a-scam. Thank you Gizmodo.



Thanks for the link. This is my favorite line from the FAQ:

"What does this wristband Do?
The Power Balance band is a performance technology wristband with a distinctive hologram worn by millions of consumers and athletes worldwide. It is based on eastern philosophies of health and wellness."