questionswhat did you get in your military mystery box?

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If no one answers, would you give a few examples of what we could expect in the mystery box? Any orange shot line? Ammo boxes? A ready room chair (now THAT would be cool, but really expensive to ship).

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@lavikinga: That would definitely make them sell out!

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I bet if it contained a Flying Monkey with blue camo Woot cape @hobbit would get one of the last few mystery boxes. ;)

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@perkalicious11: not for the cost of shipping he charges. It would have to have free shipping.

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@hobbit: to be fair, the deal says, "Shipping is flat rate at $5.95 no matter how many you decide to purchase".

I still didn't buy one, but then I'm not really the target audience.

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@hobbit: Shipping is Flat rate of $5.95 no matter how many you order, we haven't charged more then that for shipping since the Crossbow deal went popular.

@lavikinga: I listed 90% of the items that are in the boxes on the mystery box page (last comment page near the bottom)

There is only a few left now, so if you still want your chance you gotta get it now.

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@bkindustries: Ok, to be honest, I didn't click on the link. Lazy me :/ Thanks for the heads up.

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@BKindustries: link please? I wandered around but couldn't find the mystery box page. Some days the blonde goes all the way to the brain ;)
Have you found the flat shipping rate benefiting sales?

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@lavikinga: http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/b64af548-9413-4508-9b98-96ee0198036f/military-mystery-box

Check page 2 of comments near the bottom for the list of whats in the boxes.

The Flat rate certainly helps sales, but on most sales now I only make about 5% profit so it really hurts sales.

I am switching hosting companies this week and the new site setup will no longer be flat rate. Its going to be automatically calculated based on weight through USPS and UPS. That way no one can complained about shipping because there being charged EXACTLY what the shipping companies charge. But that way I can still make a penny on the products and not have to worry about covering the shipping out of my product profits.

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@bkindustries: now that's just odd. I did a search on both your name and website and the newest thing that came up was a deal posted 4 days ago. I knew something was off somewhere.

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@bkindustries: has that new shipping calculator already gone into effect? I decided to give you a try on the new mystery box - shipping is 14.53 for 3 boxes. I'm assuming the previous flatrate for all is not in effect for the new box, correct?

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@bkindustries I ordered three via the phone because I to pay through GunPal. Do you send out Your Order Has Shipped emails when they ship with tracking info? I checked my account online and it does not show the order at all.

Looking forward to seeing what I got.

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@jazcat: Unless you can finish the checkout process on the site I have no way to add orders in so you won't have one to view online. The phone orders and seperate Gpal request orders unfortunately won't have the tracking info emailed (in some cases) but half of the orders have been shipped out already and the rest will be shipping our between now and the end of next week. They will all be shipping out priority mail or parcel post (USPS) and so after shipping everyone will get them within a couple days time.

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sooo... was the shipping charge on the new box correct? ie: this time - it isn't 5.95 shipping no matter how many you order... My order is in already, but i figure some clarification for anyone else looking to order it early would help.

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@goatcrapp: The new deal is setup to calculate the shipping according to the weight and destination (based on shipping out of Utah) So if you happen to live nearby (such as in utah or arizona) then the shipping will end up being just under $6.00 however if you live in new york or somewhere else far away the price calculates higher.

This will make it far easier on us since its all auto calculated through USPS and UPS. The more you purchase of course the better the shipping value. Also as most know, UPS is not cheap, at least not for low weight items, if you were to purchase say 5 or more boxes then UPS might be a better route, but normally USPS priority mail or Parcel Post is the cheaper alternative.

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cool - just making sure, thanks

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http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/36ced396-8d42-4b81-9f46-86ca3fcc2bd1/knife-mystery-box

This Weekends Mystery Box. Loaded with Brand name knives like KA-BAR, GERBER, KERSHAW, & More.

At Least 6 Knives in every Mystery Box

Dont use the Link a few comments up, this is the correct one (faster server than the other link)

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haha, that monkey was ridiculous.

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So... has anyone gotten their box, er..

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@asiankatie: Normal shipping for almost any company on mystery boxes is about 2-3 weeks, so most will be waiting a little while, we favored (at random) about 200 orders and shipped them out the same day they ordered, however most orders will be waiting the normal 2-3 weeks.

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Also there is about 20 boxes left.

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9 Military Mystery Boxes Left, Who's gonna get them!?

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me!!!! keep up the good work!

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All the military ones sold out during the night, also the knife one sold out yesterday before the day even ended, so now there is our official box of crap.

Random stuff ranging from absolute junk to expensive $100+ value Items.

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anyone receive their boxes yet?

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Eagerly awaiting mine. Hoping some of it can be used in a Military school setting. even a coil of 550 para cord would be great.

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@nsmh11: Well maybe you will get lucky, you never know, there is some 550 cord in there also.

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Anyone recieve this yet? I'm kinda excited as its my first ever mystery box, Who knows what could be in it...But then i read up on shipping to NY.....So now I'm interested to see what might NOT be in it

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@ridewithme38: A lot of them already got shipped out but the shipping time is still the normal 2-3 weeks so everyones gotta be patient, but just so you know, the military box had no restrictions on the items on where they were shipping (even though maybe we should have)

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Meh. I bought 3 Mystery Boxes. I got, in 3 separate boxes, 2 T-Shirts (big skull on one and a US Marine style with another skull on the second) and 1 pair of large, off-brand, made in Taiwan aviator style glasses. To me this was not worth the $21 I spent.

Sure hope the knife boxes I bought are better.

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Hmm, not liking this....Order status is as follows..
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05/29/2010 Pending
05/29/2010 Pending GUNPAL Transaction Pending
05/29/2010 Processing GUNPAL Transaction Payment Approved Transaction Id: BA5F7ED0E6B110

DOes this mean it'll be a while?

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Interesting. The original description for this product said "Each Mystery Box Contains at least a suggested retail value of $9.99 or more with many having as much as $99.99 worth of items."

First T-Shirt, http://www.bkindustries.net/shop/Products/994-black-ink-1-sided-marines-5-color-skullribbon-t-shirt.aspx, $8.43.

Second T-Shirt, http://www.bkindustries.net/shop/Products/947-red-t-shirt-wskull-in-black-star.aspx, $7.00.

Sunglasses, http://www.wholesaleselfdefense.net/wholesaleselfdefense/Products/342-woot-deal-mirror-air-force-aviator-style-sunglasses-wcase.aspx, $4.00.

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@nsmh11: Those are simply its steps, The order gets set to pending when you checkout and and then to Pending Gunpal when you leave the site to go to theirs, Then after you complete the payment through the Gunpal site it gets set to processing gunpal payment. (this all happens typically within a few minutes)

That is actually the final step before shipping. However all the mystery box's and BOCs will take 2-3 weeks for delivery just like the items and the site states.

The order status will get updated as soon as they ship

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@ridewithme38: Yep except I only got 2 T-Shirts. And paid $21 including shipping.

I know it was a Mystery Box but I still can't see how they advertised MSRP of $9.99 or more. I am very disappointed.

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@jazcat: MSRP is the price the manufacturer advertises the price at, not what we sale the product at. I will no longer put an expected MSRP on the box so everyone doesn't get confused. The T-shirts sell on the manufacturers site for $9.99 and so do the sun glasses. However the tshirts and the glasses were only in about maybe 20% of the boxes at most. The majority had many other items (as listed before)

We will have to wait till the bulk of the orders go out and everyone posts up here so everyone can see that there is a high percentage of high dollar items in them.

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@bkindustries: I am also looking forward to seeing what everyone else received; the number of decent items/boxes v. the mediocre ones.

I have purchased many a Basket Of Cats from Woot and others. I admit I have received some real Cats in my BOC but have always had enough decent stuff to make it worth what I paid. This Mystery Box was not.

Please, someone else post what they got so we can compare Mysteries.

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@jazcat: I'm reminded of a recent discussion in which the proliferation of "Mystery Boxes" came up:

http://deals.woot.com/questions/details/0dbfd05d-34ea-4d6b-b75c-2139e6e8d705/how-do-you-see-all-the-dailydeals-in-one-place-like-woot-1saleaday-2dailydeals#0140be7a-5fb9-4e9d-b0b5-6ef5f9171d47

My comment relates directly to your experience: "I assume the takers have never noticed the difference between MSRP & retail"

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@anotherhiggins: Eventually people will realize the difference, MSRP is what the manufacturer says you should be selling it for, its there suggested price and is what they themselves sell it for.

Mystery box's (mine and others) sometimes state they will have a certain value, this is based on the MSRP NOT what the store itself (or what you can get it for on Amazon) is priced at.

I will try my best to not promise any MSRP values from now on, expecially since the whole joy of the Mystery Box is the thrill of now knowing.

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@anotherhiggins: Yeah, I know it said MSRP. I just couldn't find the manufacturers of these items so there was no way to see what the MSRP is. T-Shirt, maybe $9.99 but these sunglasses not.

Yes, a Mystery Box is a Mystery. For me though this is not the same as the official Woot BOC so the Woot BOC Official Commandments do not apply. This is a fairly new company who I do believe is trying to make an impression on Deals.Woot. I am giving my opinion of what I received in the Mystery Box.

Me, personally, will not be buying any more Mystery Boxes from unknown companies if they cost more than the official Woot BOC, 3 BOCs for $3 + $5 shipping. That I can afford to take a chance on, +$20 not so much.

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@jazcat: I agree this is certainly not the same as the Woot BOC, we will never have broken items, ALL the items are brand spankin new. Also you will get the chance to get a Woot monkey, or Woot lights AND since we don't really sale electronics it is very rare that you will get an XBox or MP3 Player.

Woots cost is phenominal for there stuff, but the items you get are basically the few extra items they have from throughout the year, rejects (hence why a lot are broken) or returns for whatever reason.

So although Woots BOCs are (in my opinion as well, now that I have read a lot on them) the best out there, ours just give you the chance to have a little fun and excitement in between waiting for the next Woot BOC

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Alright Guys, I have a customer that bought too many boxes, wants me to take off 4 from his order.

So I have 4 more MILITARY MYSTERY BOXES for sale.

If you want them please email me at bkindustries@bkindustries.net and I will create the Item for you on the site (temporarily so you can buy them and pay the proper shipping) Or if you already have bought some of them then let me know and I will add them to your existing order and invoice you from GPal for the boxes.

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Has anyone else received any other BKIndustries boxes yet?

If so--are you satisfied with what you got?

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@harlas: I can honestly say that although not all the boxes have gone out, a decent portion (probably 20%) of the largest boxes have been shipped out, so people just choose not to post what they got.

I think on all the ones that haven't shipped I will put a reminder sheet of paper in the top boxes telling them to report to woot what they got, maybe that will help people realize what they can get.

Seems so far only those that were disgruntled at getting a t-shirt have actually posted what they got. Shame too, only like 15% of the boxes had T-shirts.

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I got my box last week, didn't see this thread until now though. I got a gas mask in my box. Nothing I can use now, but if chemical warfare happens, at least I will be safe. Although my wife thinks they kept her in mind when sending the mask since I fart so much.

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@pretendingtowork: That was my wifes exact comment when I got that order in....

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sooooo.... any updates on the knife mystery boxes? my order (order number 6 lol) entered "processing" on may 27th.

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@pretendingtowork: Holy crap--now that would be awesome.

would go great for a post apocalyptic halloween costume--or just to scare the hell out of my kids.

Let's face it--you see anyone walking towards you in a raincoat and a gas mask--and you just know something bad is going to happen. Or at the very least--that cops will be called. :)