dealskinekt design mechanical gear ring for $165.00

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@brossow: Sometimes things are Deals because they're cool, or funny, or unique. It isn't always about price. Do you know some place this is cheaper?

Yes, it's a repost, but after 26 days, I'd say it's time. In addition, it hadn't made it to Popular before, and now lots and lots of people get to see how clever it is.

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@shrdlu: So it there's a steady price, we can repost it after 3 weeks? That doesn't seem to make much sense.

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from an owner - how often do you catch your skin in the gears? i mean discounting masturbation, which could be freakin lethal with one of these things on.

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I have to confess, I bought one of these and I love the heck out of it. I'm a mechanical engineering major... so that may be part of it. I'm using this as my class ring instead of those hideous overpriced things they try to sell. I'm happy to answer any questions.

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and to the skin catching... I've had it for 3-4 weeks and have never had it grab any skin or hair, but I won't say it isn't possible. The ring does have some edges to it that might scratch something if not careful, but the same could be said of almost any ring.

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@shrdlu: It's not clever. Gears have been around for ~2500 years. yawn

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@marcoselmalo: regarding the type of metal, this is off the faq page:
The Gear Ring is fabricated using 316L, which is the highest quality surgical stainless steel in the jewelry market. Stainless steel has properties which make it highly durable and resistant to tarnishing, fading, scratching, and rusting. It will not bend or break and is hypoallergenic for those with metal allergies.

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@shrdlu: it just seems weird to me to repost a deal that is constant.

And I was rounding down, you're rounding up. Apparently, I'm a glass half empty kind of guy and you're the half full.

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Stainless steel has a spotty reputation for allergic reactions.
If you plan on actually wearing this ring, you want to make sure you can tolerate stainless.

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@kylemittskus: I thought I was being amusing. Sorry for your apparent frustration. We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one.

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@stthomas: It is because different stainless alloys are manufactured with various amount of nickel or no nickel, depending on the alloy. Thanks for pointing out the allergy issue.

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@brianxlong: Sweet an owner, do you like it, is it as awesome as we think it is?

Also, the person in question might be joking.

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@marcoselmalo: Nickel in surgical stainless too. I doubt they will make this in Titanium mainly because of cost and the difficulty to machine the small parts necessary for this ring.

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crap. I ordered one and sent it back. The website looks cool, the ring sux.

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@kylemittskus: It wasn't whether or not the price was steady, but that it really hadn't made it to popular. Please note: I do not make the rules. However, it's always nice when something gets a second chance. BTW, 26 days is nearly a month, not three weeks.

My basic response was more to the point of price not always being the primary consideration for a deal.

@brossow: It doesn't appeal to you. Fine. Other things will. Nothing pleases everyone.

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@kylemittskus: Interesting. Even if rounding, it's still four and not three. Three weeks is 21 days. Half of seven, if rounding down, is three. Even if using four, that would make it, at most, 25 days. Voila! The numbers never lie.

Twenty-six days. Given this particular past month (when the deal would have been posted), there were only twenty-eight even possible. February is a little month. March will be much longer (I've requested that it be so, just for you).

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@shrdlu: Are you really going to be that pedantic? My point still stands: reposting a deal every 26 days or 35 days or 12 days doesn't make much sense.

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@stthomas: Yeah, that would be me. If they make a version of this ring in Titanium, I'm all over it. I'd be tempted to try surgical steel, but stainless will give me a rash and cause my skin to weep pus.

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@shrdlu: my apologies and my fault entirely. Tone is impossible to portray via text alone.

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This is a really interesting ring. But $165? C'mon. I'm totally speculating, but I'd be shocked if this cost $10 to manufacture. I'd be tempted if it was $50.

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@Everyone arguing. Yeah it's cool, but tell me when it's a deal guys! digg and reddit are for cool things that are normal priced, but I want you guys to tell me when its on sale for $99!

@kooosh: The gears are dynamic, it's not just a design.

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@shrdlu

sorry, but a DEAL is actually all about price. why arent we posting masaratis here? cause at 100K they arent a deal! and neither is this.

if you think its clever or witty, tell your friends. this is woot, we do deals here. youre not being amusing, youre being annoying.

kthxbye

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@keithtmenard: Like hell it was. It's always been $165. For example, this link from a month ago today:

http://cr4.globalspec.com/thread/50024/Gear-Ring-Jewelry-for-the-Engineer

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Wow, that's pretty sweet. Sadly, I don't have $165 laying around to spend on a ring, as much as I'd love to have one.

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This would be sweet if you were say an engineer or something...

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@shrdlu: "It wasn't whether or not the price was steady, but that it really hadn't made it to popular."

So if you think something is neat-o, regardless of whether it's actually a deal or not (which is undeniably the purview of Woot), you'll just keep posting it until people finally vote it up? That's pretty sad.

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@davevh: "...It will not bend or break..."

That sounds like they're making a challenge hehe.

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Cool. $165 cool? Maybe not. But sour grapes, it isn't in my size.

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Its very cool but way too expensive.

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It's a good deal because 2 weeks ago they were selling for $225.

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but you know the second it rusts, ur skrewed

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$165 for a stainless steel ring is rediculously over priced....
+no specs on the type of stainless used. Kinekt is in the dark on this one.
boooooo

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@trekie86:
Actually, I think it's a pretty good price for the product, also note the 'lifetime warranty' they mention on the site.
I'm glad I saw it on here

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I just went to their website to see what these comments are all about. I work in a machine shop.... First of all, its made of 316L surgical stainless, it will not rust. Also, from looking at it, there seems to be at least 13 different cnc machined parts that goes into this very unique ring. This was not a simple or easy thing to make and thus the price.

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This gear ring is over priced. I would consider buying it as a Xmas gift but not at this high price. It would be reasonable price at 69.95 or close to this. You'll sell so many more at a reasonable price. When it goes on sale, let me know. Thanks

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I just went to their website to see what these comments are all about. I work in a machine shop.... First of all, its made of 316L surgical stainless, it will not rust. Also, from looking at it, there seems to be at least 13 different cnc machined parts that goes into this very unique ring. This was not a simple or easy thing to make and the price looks to be right for something like this. The tooling costs for each part alone are expensive.