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I just got mine today and went ahead with the fidgeting, i LOVE it.
After i fidgeted for a while i did my usual "how well is this thing put together" routine and to my greatest dissapointment i discovered that my spinner does not contain the ceramic bearings. I am mostly dissapointed because it took so long too, after 2 months they arrive and are not what they were supposed to be. I kept telling myself they were so late with the shipping because they wanted a 'job done good' but now I start to question the Giggle Hands company. I really hope they're gonna make it up with us by; either sending out ceramic bearings and an instruction manual on how to get the damned center bearing out, or they send a new spinner with the ceramic bearings or they refund ( which they obviously can't because of the size of the order ).
Overall i have some minor issues. The bearing does not have all equal sized balls, so the spinner spins of center a bit. Also, the outer bearings show some small rust marks. And lastly, the inner metal piece of the outer bearings is not equally thick, so if you would use it in the center, it would be unbalanced. They are also bigger than the center bearing, or at least the inner diameter is. Because when i tried putting the thumb caps on the outer bearings they didn't fit.
I don't blame any of this disaster on Massdrop, I think they really have done all they could.
" I don't blame any of this disaster on Massdrop, I think they really have done all they could. "
I guess that depends on if MassDrop did their due diligence in properly vetting the product before ordering 1,000 of them from a company sight-unseen. If this is a manufacturer issue, it would be great for MassDrop to let us know. They may be as upset as we are, or they could have placed the order without getting their hands on the product first to inspect. For example, the brass flashlight drop I went in on had pictures of the products in the crates before it was shipped (pictures, which they sent to us via email) - this should be standard practice if placing a large product order overseas (getting the pictures, not necessarily sending them to us). They should have properly inspected at least samples of the product (removed the caps), which they may have done, or perhaps they didn't.
Yea i do agree on the fact that they should have done a quality check or done it better. I hope that if they'd seen that none (or is there anyone who did get a ceramic bearing?) of the spinners had ceramic bearings, they would've let us know or tell the manufacturer that they have to do something about it.
I mainly got this drop because of the ceramic bearings. I am no real expert on the subject but i do know that ceramic bearings have some advantages over steel bearings. And they're also more expensive.
Maybe the units massdrop got to review and test were ceramic bearings. That would explain why they marketed it that way