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These also double as fantastic around the house messengers, a lot cleaner than around the house carrier pigeons.
Woot won't let me have a cool signature
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dmaz wrote:I would buy these for $2 a pop straight from the source that woot is getting them, probably: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/The-best-baby-gift-Thomas-the-Tank-Engine-Wooden-TRAIN-CAR-LOT-OF-15-Free-shopping/444440742.html
Be very careful about dealing with Alibaba. I won't buy anything from them on principal, because I know for a fact that they don't hesitate to work with sellers of counterfeit items. The product my company makes, and which has several international patents suddenly showed up on Alibaba at bargain basement prices, sold by a counterfeiting manufacturer. We successfully sued the manufacturer into oblivion after they did hundreds of thousands of dollars damage to our name with their knock-offs, but Alibaba continually refused to take down their stuff.
One of the comments on the train collection you linked to tells me that they are probably up to it again:
These are not the original trains, as the seller noted. But the trains are still in great, new condition. Some of the colors are not exactly as the original trains, and the tenders are not always exactly the same color of the trains themselves (a little lighter color/faded color)...
If these are counterfeits (and they probably are) then you can almost bet that they've not gone through the required CPS testing. They may or may not have lead and formaldehyde and other wonderful things in their paint - you just have no way of knowing. Do you really want to take that chance with your kids?
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You can never have enough track or trains. We have a couple hundred feet of track, and more trains than I can count. Knowing you're getting the real product as opposed to something fake and potentially dangerous, these prices are outstanding.
The 12 days of crap was just that- crap.
It's funny how when Woot! calls their stuff crap, it's ok, but when *YOU* call it crap, *poof* you get banned. Hypocrites.