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More bucky!!

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Spent entirely too much time today playing with my bucky magnets :)

But hey, it was hot, and didn't feel like doing much else...

ThinkGeek Bucky Balls
ThinkGeek Bucky Balls
ThinkGeek Bucky Balls
ThinkGeek Bucky Balls
ThinkGeek Bucky Balls
ThinkGeek Bucky Balls
ThinkGeek Bucky Balls
Other than that, caught up on some news feeds, did the shopping, did a bit of house tidying etc.

Bucky!!

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So my ThinkGeek package arrived today.  

*blink*

Yes it got here in three and a half days.  So I would have been happier if I'd paid half the postage and had it take twice as long to get here.  hrmmm.

But anyways.

So people got lots of cool stuff.  The Khet game looked like it'd be fun, although a lot smaller than Laserwar.  And the "black light" desk lamp (that was actually just blue I think) looked friggen spectacular in a dark room!

But my toy was the Bucky Balls.  Actually ball-bearing sized magnets that are *extremelly* cool.  I'd seen the video and a guy at work had a set, so I had to get myself some :)

ThinkGeek Bucky Balls
ThinkGeek Bucky Balls
ThinkGeek Bucky Balls
An actual bucky ball!
ThinkGeek Bucky Balls
ThinkGeek Bucky Balls

I've really not had *anything* interesting to say the past couple of weeks (well seven years really - holy crap have I been blogging that long?!?).

ok, why not a rant about ThinkGeek.  First, we have a $300 order, with a $127 postage fee.   

WTF?!?

And then they want to subject me to anal probing:

Thank you for your recent order with ThinkGeek.  We would like to process
your order as soon as possible, but we need to verify some information
before this can be done. 

Acceptable verification information chose one of the following:
(A) (Credit Card orders only) A copy of the credit card used to order,
with only the last 4 digits showing AND a copy of your government issued
ID.
OR
(B) (Credit Card or PayPal orders) A copy of a statement from a service
provider or financial institution, that shows the billing address
submitted during checkout.

Again.  WTF?!?

Given the ridiculous prices and postage fees, and now this, I doubt I'll be putting in a ThinkGeek order again any time soon, if ever.
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IT geek, originally from Sydney, moved to Canberra in 2007. Married to "the sweetie", aka Stu. Prolific photographer, Lego junkie and tropical fish keeper.

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