dealssolar energy powered cockroach for $0.99 + free…

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Looks like $2.34 to me instead of 99 cents.

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@thesloz: Worked for me after adding the coupon code "MLCKX19ZNL1"

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I got one a while back from meritline.

Sun is not powerfull enough most days- you literally have to hold it within an inch of a high powered flood light bulb before it starts to vibrate.

Read the comments on the item... these things are really poor.

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Everything I have ever bought from Meritline has been complete garbage. Nothing ever works how it is supposed to, that is even if it shows up at all.

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All of the card readers I have bought from Meritline have been very useful. I have bought them for many teachers on my campus who can't seem to get their pictures off of their digital cameras with a cable. Upgrading Windows made a lot of our cameras we use with students incompatible.

I would never buy this cockroach. Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students see plenty of those at home and aren't afraid to tell you about them. I don't like to be around roaches...even fake ones!

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BOUGHT 1 a month back,

DOES NOT WORK!!!

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Mine didn't work either. Even when shining a powerful laser pointer on it.

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I ordered a pair a couple of years ago; I put them on the window sill and checked them every day for any sign of movement. I gave up two months ago when I was redoing the kitchen.

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Yep, these don't work unless you hold a lamp right on top of them.

Why don't you just ship this company a dollar by PayPal, and then put a dead cockroach on your sill? Same effect, but you won't have to wait for it to be shipped from Hong Kong!

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The only solar powered anything I've purchased that works are the waving flowers. I tried a butterfly, didn't work, contacted Meritline for replacement - no longer in stock and money promptly refunded.
Due to a few comments, I feel compelled to defend Meritline. They ship for free or cheap from WTF Province in China. How soon should you reasonably expect to receive it?
I've bought Lord-knows-how-much cheapo and higher end tech from them and never had a problem. Just got a lightweight digital kitchen scale for $6.99 that works like a champ.
You get what you pay for whether it's Meritline or Newegg.

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I have one, It works in direct sunlight only. I'll tell you, it is pretty creepy as is (looks like a huge roach), but when the sun hits it, it vibrates to life.

A laser pointer is not going to do it @bsmith1. You are not activating enough light receptors. I can hold a CREE flashlight to it and it will come to life.

These are cool, but don't expect it to come to life in a bright room, it needs direct sunlight.

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@j0hnlind: Before I tried the laser, I had it in direct sunlight for an hour and it did nothing. The laser trick works for my solar-powered patio lights. It doesn't charge the battery, but it makes 'em come to life for a moment. I thought this would work the same way. Laser also works good to charge glow in the dark stuff.