All magnet spheres are being banned?


#1

A few days ago Buckyballs was all over the news. Now even Zen Magnets are being banned. They have a pretty aggressive public response to the CPSC on the front page of their site.

And for some more public backlash against the CPSC:


And in the meantime, 100,000 people die from trampolines in the US? I’m not sure if petitions really do anything, but for what it’s worth, there is one at http://savemagnets.com.


#2

I don’t think they are being banned,

and I don’t think it’s OK to link to anywhere selling them.

but, on Zen’s homepage I found

And I’d be perfectly happy to ban them if they are going to erode my pole.


#3

Maybe you should search the news for “buckyballs”. And why don’t you think it’s OK to link to anywhere selling magnet spheres? WOOT and buckyballs were best friends only a few months ago.


#4

If it is illegal for them to sell them why are they still selling them? I’m more interested in facts than media reports, if you can link to a court order or such, that’d be swell, until then I’m going to buy them as much as I please, if that means I am breaking the law, so be it.

the reason for not posting links to magnetic spheres is because I was told not to.

http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5106557


#5

So then you might get in trouble for mentioning a coupon code like, oh say, XXXXXXXXXXXXX for a site where you can “get” the most popular magnetic spheres which worked as of Saturday?


#6

I wouldn’t say trouble, but I did post said code, and it was removed within minutes

I don’t make the rules, but I do try to follow them,


#7

Please don’t.

(As we are no longer accepting buckyball deals on Deals, it logically follows that we shouldn’t be posting them in the other woot forums either.)


#8

which we appreciate. because otherwise i will have to erode all kinds of poles.


#9

Doesn’t erosion normally happen due to rubbing and friction…

are you saying you are worse or at least as bad as unsmooth magnets?


#10

On the one hand that sounds terribly painful, yet on the other hand…


#11

at least as dangerous. the rest is subjective.