Hello. My name is D., and I have OBO--Open Box Obsession.
When I see a product in the Open
Box and the price is extremely low, I can't help myself. I click "Add to Cart" and buy it, in spite
of the negative reviews and the obvious flaws. This was the case with items like Sealed and Money
Shot (both garbage and collecting dust as we speak). My latest fall from grace: Shadow Splitter.
I knew exactly what the gimmick was, and how fragile it would be, and, most important, how
utterly useless it would be. I was right. I opened up the little envelope and thought to myself,
"You could've bought a burger at Wendy's and enjoyed yourself for at least 10 minutes" compared to
the 30 seconds I enjoyed toying with this gimmmick.
Rick Lax, god bless him, does his best
to give this thing wings, but it just isn't meant to fly. He mentions Mr. Zheng, a college student,
makes these by hand, and it appears he was up late studying while he made mine because it's shoddily
put together--terribly cut and off-center.
I'm giving this two stars because I want to
give props to Mr. Zheng for creativity, and to Mr. Lax for giving his time sharing ideas.
If you can find this in the Open Box...ugh, buy it if it's super cheap; otherwise, avoid your
OBO impulses and go get a cheeseburger from Wendy's. You'll thank me as the heartburn sets in.