While there may be a way to get around the impending rare-earth toy magnet ban, it seems like the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's decision will end the Buckyball's run as everyone's favorite desk toy. What does this mean? It means there's a lot of old stock that needs to get into people's hands before Zen Magnets can't sell them anymore, and that means cheap magnets for you.
It looks like they're all sold out of most of their different Buckyball options, except for the set of 125 original Buckycubes. Sure, they're not the balls, but a lot of people prefer the cubes to the balls anyway. With the code QuarterBaller, 125 Buckycubes comes out to $7.50
with free shipping.
That's a better price than Black Friday, and probably the best price you're ever going to see on these guys, because a few kids couldn't differentiate between metal and food. [GetBuckyballs]
Note: The shipping on Buckyballs is slow. You're not going to get them before Christmas.
Update: Looks like as soon as they got Gizmodo'd, they pulled the free shipping. Bummer, but if you get three sets it averages to about $12 a set, which is still good considering they retailed for $30.