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The Fidget Spinner Economy

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I had to kill sometime in Woking today between meetings so had a quick wander around the shopping centres. 

Apart from the 2 armed police (surprised to seem them in a town centre outside of London/Manchester/Birmingham), I was also surprised by the number and variety of shops selling Fidget Spinners. Everything from the usual discount books/craft shops through to sports retailers and phone shops all had signs promoting Fidget Spinners.

I get it as a inducement to enter the shop, but surely this doesn't work when everyone else is doing the same.

Is this the shape of things to come, the disaffected/unemployed and youth sitting on corners Fidget Spinning?

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1 hour ago, Mikhail Liebenstein said:

I had to kill sometime in Woking today between meetings so had a quick wander around the shopping centres. 

Apart from the 2 armed police (surprised to seem them in a town centre outside of London/Manchester/Birmingham), I was also surprised by the number and variety of shops selling Fidget Spinners. Everything from the usual discount books/craft shops through to sports retailers and phone shops all had signs promoting Fidget Spinners.

I get it as a inducement to enter the shop, but surely this doesn't work when everyone else is doing the same.

Is this the shape of things to come, the disaffected/unemployed and youth sitting on corners Fidget Spinning?

Guns were in oxford as well, they didn't seem the type to want a fidget spinner

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2 minutes ago, giggler000 said:

Guns were in oxford as well, they didn't seem the type to want a fidget spinner

Whilst it would be tempting to have a thread on where have we seen men at arms, I think it may fall a bit into the careless talk cost lives camp, as if everyone responded it would build up a heat map. Better to keep the murderous b@stards guessing.

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3 hours ago, Mikhail Liebenstein said:

Is this the shape of things to come, the disaffected/unemployed and youth sitting on corners Fidget Spinning?

Its all part of being on the efficient frontier knife edge between chaos and order. These meaningless memes and crazes will sweep through now and again like a rain squall. 

So yes, such things are to feature in the shape of things to come but can mostly be entirely ignored without loss of any predictive power.

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Anyone remember pogs and loom bands...

But apparently fidget spinning is now a profession... nine million views :blink:

 

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4 hours ago, hotairmail said:

It's to soothe Remainer nerves. :rolleyes:

On Friday morning the Brexiters will be buying en masse, because the  Tories will stop short of majority. :lol:

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32 minutes ago, hotairmail said:

I recommend you don't try and trade the markets. Your confirmation bias is too strong. ;)

Not really, they already flip.

 

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Tory 'strong and stable' advertising van overturns in the wind

The van was delivering message about Brexit. Independent

 

:D

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8 minutes ago, rantnrave said:

Fidget Spinners are definitely cheaper than trying to find the last dozen Sainsbury's Lego cards we still need!

What do you need, my kids have loads.

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10 hours ago, John The Pessimist said:

As far as I can tell, these things have no meaningful purpose. Yet every child wants at least 1. It's consumption for the sake of consumption, and yes, that probably has a significant role in propping up today's economy.

Have you ever heard of "fun"?

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15 hours ago, Mikhail Liebenstein said:

I had to kill sometime in Woking today between meetings so had a quick wander around the shopping centres. 

Apart from the 2 armed police (surprised to seem them in a town centre outside of London/Manchester/Birmingham), I was also surprised by the number and variety of shops selling Fidget Spinners. Everything from the usual discount books/craft shops through to sports retailers and phone shops all had signs promoting Fidget Spinners.

I get it as a inducement to enter the shop, but surely this doesn't work when everyone else is doing the same.

Is this the shape of things to come, the disaffected/unemployed and youth sitting on corners Fidget Spinning?

ahh lovely woking. did you see the mosque ?

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BREAKING NEWS:

Wife has managed to swap some duplicate Lego cards at school and we are only missing two now! Someone at work is bringing their spares in after lunch, so we may be ok.

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They're the yoyo du jour. It's just a little bit of history repeating.

Edit: My family is so retro. My niece got me a yoyo for my birthday. Must think I'm too old for a fidget spinner, LoL.

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