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May 18, 2006

Therma-A-Snap Bags — Episode 2: The Readers Strike Back

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At 1:19 p.m. yesterday afternoon — just 2 hours and 18 minutes after Episode 1 appeared — reader Robert Phipps furnished a link to a website selling the smaller (12" x 15") bag (above) for $2.99.

True, I purchased mine for $1.99 at Kroger but this way if you live in a place that doesn't have a Kroger you can still own one.

Reader Jennie Horn noted in a comment that went up at 11:47:09 a.m. yesterday that the Therm-A-Snap website I linked to in the 11:01 a.m. post sells the bags.

True enough — but you have to buy a minimum of 50.

Shawn Lea commented at 2:45:18 p.m. that a far more stylish version of the bag (below)

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is available for $4.20.

From that website:

    Insulated Hot/Cold Bag

    Cool, flashy silver thermal bags, another example of how something normally mundane and unnoticeable can be turned into something glamorous and beautiful.

    Great for carrying ice cream and drinks, hot or cold; padded, which means they are a good way to wrap fragile objects or a quick way to wrap a gift.

    Alternative uses: great for camping, to signal the search and rescue plane or blind the bear who is coming just a little too close for comfort.

    Photographers: wrap your assistants in them, they make great human reflectors.

    Office workers: use it to catch a few rays at your desk.

    If that is not enough for you to want to buy a lifetime's supply, they are manufactured by a 70-year-old man who has been in business for 40 years.

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Finally, reader Cliff Marsiglio was disappointed in the performance of my crack research team and myself in re: the 8 year delay in bringing to your collective attention the existence of the Therm-A-Snap bag.

He expressed his dismay in no uncertain terms in a comment that went up at 1:36:21 p.m. yesterday.

In accordance with bookofjoe's customer satisfaction guarantee I have (cheerfully, I might add) refunded Cliff's bookofjoe membership fees from the get-go in their entirety.

I also sent him a $100 gift card spendable at a mall to be named later.

Sorry, Cliff, for letting you down.

We'll try to do better in the future.

And that's all I have to say about that.

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Unless, of course, I find something else to say.

In which case I may — or may not — say it.

May 18, 2006 at 11:01 AM | Permalink


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