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Dumpster Dive Returns

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Dumpster Dive: back and better than ever!

It’s been a while since we had a dive, so mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 26th - and maybe set an alarm or two, just to be safe.

We recently cleaned out a neglected closet jam-packed full of product and parts and then some, and you know what they say about one person's neglected closet jam-packed full of product and parts and then some. This year we will have one-pound boxes for $20; you’ll find boards, LEDs, kits and more inside!

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What's a Dumpster Dive? Between samples, customer returns, demo items and old stuff that’s been sitting on the shelves for way too long, we’ve amassed quite a few bins worth of various electronics. It ranges from one-off items, to items that are a little broken or ugly, to items that aren’t worth individually listing and selling. We didn’t like the idea of recycling them, since it could still be useful and worth getting into people’s hands. And so behold: the Dumpster Dive.

The 2020 Dive is live at 12 p.m. MT - please be sure to adjust for your US time zone.

You will be able to find a link to the product on the Feb. 26th blog post, in the New Product Carousel, and on the New Product Page. Be aware that the product will appear on the post but won't be clickable until 12 p.m. MT.

Rules for the Dive:

Product will be live until we run out, a slight change from the made-to-order format of the past few dives. No backorders will be available.

  • February 26, 2020, at 12 p.m. MT
  • Limit one $20 box per customer
  • One-pound boxes only
  • US customers only
  • Economy shipping only
  • No combining orders
  • No on-site sales
  • No support or returns

Unfortunately, we were unable to extend the Dumpster Dive outside of the United States this year. This decision is still based on shipping restrictions becoming stricter, compliance complications, and material handling safety concerns.

As a reminder: The Dumpster Dive is a gamble and the contents are not guaranteed. We will not provide tech support or returns on any of the goods since many are not products we ever supported, or they might be returns with unknown defects. We will be getting orders out as quickly as possible, but cannot promise same-day shipping. Happy diving!


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  • As a first-time dumpster-diver (<3 the event name, BTW) how will I find these boxes on the website? If they go that quickly I want to be able to find them asap.

    Thanks!

    • You will be able to find a link on tomorrow's blog post, in the New Product Carousel, and on the New Product Page. I will link to tomorrow's post after it goes live.

      Be aware that the product will appear on the post but won't be clickable until 12 p.m. MT.

      (This information has been added to this blog post, as well)

  • I'm wondering if we'll be able to combine other items into the order to qualify for free shipping?

    • Great question: Yes, you absolutely will be able to combine other items into the order to qualify for free shipping! The only thing you won't be able to combine is multiple Dumpster Dive boxes.

  • WOO HOO! I got my box today! I received a lot of what appears to be new stuff! Added together I feel like I hit the jackpot! :) :) :) :) You guys Rock! Can't wait for the next DD!

  • Does "no on-site sales" = no local pickup for orders placed online?

    • You should be able to select "Local Pickup" but it is unlikely that your potential Dumpster Dive order will be ready the same day. It's a possibility but not a promise. :D

      "No on-site sales" refers to the fact that we won't have any Dumpster Dive boxes available in our Emporium store at SparkFun HQ.

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