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Way better than entering captcha codes for 4 hours :D
That was quite misleading. I was expecting this page to be updated. Instead you had to click the image and now they’re gone.
Agreed. I kept refreshing, it kept saying “The Dumpster Dive is currently unavailable. Please check back later.” VERY misleading.
Agreed. Although I would love to see more of these things! That was really really really fun…until I learned I was doing it wrong.
There should definitely be a method to hold the item in your cart for X number of seconds (X being the avg time it would take to checkout plus a little buffer for slower people).
Agree, you should do more of these.
Same thing happened to me.
not only gone… I had it in my cart and couldn’t checkout!!!
Little did you know there was a built in intelligence test
I think they are going to cost WAY too much. You should not bother logging on to get one ;
I see what you did there. :P
I agree! This isn’t worth it .>
Lame. I missed out on it because the message says “unavailable”, but how were you supposed to know you had to click on the image to get to the product page?
I just want the cool sticker on the box! You guys should sell them in your shop.
Dave is a marketing TOOL. I would have paid $10 just to see a few more trick flips into the dumpster.
OK.. Now, that’s not fair.. I had it in my cart, but before I could check out, they were gone!! Can’t you do like Ticketmaster, and give me 2 minutes or so AT LEAST to get through the shopping cart process??!?!?!
Way too much hype and expectation to do this with a lame, directionless page with a hidden link….
That was misleading. The message never changed from it being unavailable.
Yea, that was misleading. DO MORE THOUGH!
Hey someone took it out of my cart!
What happened? We refreshed this link over and over way past noon and nothing ever activated!!!
Apparently you had to click the image.
tick tock… Feels like 24 is on again.
Done! But then order status is exception??
same here they probably just want to verfiy they still have them to give out
“WHATS IN THE BOX?!!!!”
And they’re gone. You all can leave now.
He he he, do not pile up, move along =) lol.
Oh darn! I missed it! I look forward to the next one, srsly. In the meantime, here’s an amusing take on Dumpster divers from the folks at Portlandia:
Portlandia Dumpster Divers clip
when is the next dumpster dive?
Please tell us what you got in your box :)
I made a boo-boo on my order, and that gave me perfect reason to call SF up, and check up, first off, Brandon needs a raise, and secondly, I got semi-solid verification, that there’s a box en-route to my office to be here on Wednesday, I sure will take pictures and post them up offsite, and share what was in there. I think being open with what we’ve got is the best thing to do here. and for those that didn’t make it… well, that was my 1st time I’ve ever participated in something that did not DDoS server (Rasb Pi launch anyone) and actually got something, best of luck next time, I’m sure I’ll be around to vulture as well.
Another disappointing Sparkfun event. Was it too hard to add a note below the icon saying “A link to product page will be activated at 12:00 pm MST above”? Oh well…
Sorry, this was the first time doing it. We didn’t want the actual product page to just be a 404, so it was redirected here. We will for SURE be doing more in the future and will be giving more fair-warning.
I think it is better that the link activated than the page change. It prevents people from getting F5 happy.
this is crap. while filling out info to purchase this, i got a “something is broken” page and the item was removed from my shopping cart.
I thought I had it once it was in my cart, 16 were left when I added it. But after entering my CC info, it says back order. :(
I can see if people lock items up for days by putting it in the cart, but at least give us a few minutes to check out.
By the time I got through the shopping cart experience it hiccuped, when I went back to the shopping cart I got:
0 in stock / Move to Wish List
1 to be backordered
But when I tried to checkout it says it can’t be backordered… which I knew was true… but annoying none the less.
Of course on the up side it was an entertaining 10 minutes… 5 before and 5 after…
Put one in my cart, go checkout with PayPal and its no longer available? Not a happy camper….
As soon as the link became available, I added to other items I had on the cart. In the time it took to select the shipping option and pay through paypal, the Dumpster Dive was unavailable. !@$!%!!
So, I cancelled my complete other.
I had one in my cart, went to check out, got an error from the web server saying it would be logged, logged back in, cart missing dumpster dive, congrats to those that got one…
Awesome Clicked checkout at 12:01 continue button doesn’t work. Sold out at 12:03!
Hey, no fair! I had one in my cart and when I tried to check out, the site crashed, and my shopping cart was emptied!!!
Now they are all gone 8^(
All’s fair in love and war (I don’t think I got one either)
So… I guess curiosity pays off. I had the product page (Actually the error saying “no product exists”) up and being refreshed for 5+ minutes before it went live.
Ditto, Spammed F5 on both pages and poof all the sudden, I was checking out.
THANK GOD I CLICKED THE IMAGE IN TIME!
Yeah, that sucked that this page isn’t the actual page - you had to click through the image once it was live, but it was not obvious.
Hey, Sparkfun, would to mind terribly much DISCLOSING WHICH FIFTY MEMBERS got lucky on this one?
There was no limit. It could have been one person. Dumb idea not putting a limit on them.
bah got one in my cart said there were 37 left. enter my credit card info and hit submit and says there are 0
If i was in a store and someone took a product out of my shopping cart there would be trouble.
Yeah. Me too, but mine said 50 left when I put mine in, so I think I was FIRST but then just too slow.. :-(
Fail…. I spammed the refresh button for the past 4 minutes.
I almost had it too…
Annnnnd it’s gone. What was that, like 2 minutes?
It’s live! Click the image! GO GO GO GO!
open open open!
Would love to see the server metrics on this one. should look quite similar to free day kick off
I just want the label, really.
This should be very fun and interesting to see what all comes in them! refreshes
To be honest, I would probably pay $20 for this.
U did shipping 10 bucks
Ha its a good time to probably enable auto refresh!
The Sparkfun F5 key should also be in honor of the dumpster dive.
How long do guys think they’ll last?
Negative 30 minutes, sorry you already missed your chance.
this is kind of like the bags of crap you can get from woot…
Well I’m glad that meeting was over before 2:00 EDT. :-) Prepares cart for awesomeness
watching my clock as well
I know I’m sitting here staring down my clock
Who else is waiting for one?
THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!