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Old 08-24-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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My kids have a bunch and were into them last year. They will still put a few on every once in awhile. THey were banned in their school last year as well. They were to much of a distraction. I see them on adults just as much and I see them on kids...although I am now seeing silly bandz rings are starting to catch on here...
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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They just started becoming popular here, in about July. They're not a must have, but lots of kids (even teens) have them anyways.
I bought two packs last night. LOL
I bought the pack with the LOL CYA BFF TTYL stuff in it and then I bought the one with the numbers.

I have a pink and white on now. An XOXO and a 4.
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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The 12-year-old I tutor was really into them in the spring (haven't seen him since school let out), and would show me all of his and tell me which ones he traded. What amazes me is the price of these things- $5 for a few rubber bands!

Although, I'm 19 and have thought about getting a pack. My friends like them too, but none of us have bought a pack. Just seems a bit expensive for what it is.
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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I bought two packs last night. LOL
I bought the pack with the LOL CYA BFF TTYL stuff in it and then I bought the one with the numbers.

I have a pink and white on now. An XOXO and a 4.
Not to nit pic here - but I will.

This would be an example of what not to buy if you are complaining you don't make enough to move out of your mom's home.

Just sayin'.
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:56 PM
 
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Not to nit pic here - but I will.

This would be an example of what not to buy if you are complaining you don't make enough to move out of your mom's home.

Just sayin'.
I KNOW!
But I have a discount and it wasn't much more than a couple dollars.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:08 PM
 
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I KNOW!
But I have a discount and it wasn't much more than a couple dollars.
My dear, it's that kind of thinking that will keep you forever in your mom's house. If you can always justify a "couple of dollars" here and there.

You were so tight on your calculations to be able to move out that you were counting a friend repaying your $15!
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:17 PM
 
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This thread isn't about that.
I'd like ONE thread NOT about me to STAY on topic.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:34 PM
 
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My kids jumped on that "bandz wagon" in the Spring when they were HUGE in our area... you couldn't find them anywhere and stores were putting a limit on how many packs you could buy..
Now the trend is passing, the kids are still wearing them, but not a "must have" as they were only 3 short months ago
Every store has them in surplus now...
They've moved onto something different.
Hopefully that is concentrating on school when it starts!
Same here. We're in the mid-Atlantic area and my boys traded them like they were baseball cards. They started wearing them at the end of spring/early summer. Now the bands are somewhere hiding in their bedrooms, scattered, and not bothered with. It was a good education in trust, trading, and value (or lack thereof).
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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My son got into these around spring time. It started when one of the kids on his bus gave him one since he didn't have any. That then turned into him wanting some of his own. All together I think he's bought about 3 packs over time (yes, my son who is 5 actually has an allowance and earns his spending money) and conned his grandparents into a couple more.

It was interesting as the trading was a big focus for a while and I think the kids on the bus actually developed a black market economy based on Silly Bandz. My son actually felt he got "jipped" one day when he traded his last Tyranosaurus one for a bag of Teddy Grahams and the kid wouldn't trade back when my son regretted his choice.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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It's a passing fad. My 7 year old has collected over 100, a lot given to him in goody bags, and some bought with his own money. They range in price from 1.99 to 4.99 here for a package, I don't think that's terribly extravagant. He doesn't actually wear them, they make his skin red and itchy, so he just keeps them in a ziploc bag. I think it's harmless.
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