Ego Spinner – Update 8

I’ve been tumbling, assembling and packing your Ego spinner this week.

The quality control is fairly strict and so a number of the spinners have had to go through a re-tumbling process – it’s the nature of the beast.

So, two things:

Firstly, my sincere apologies for my last “weekly” update being a number of weeks ago. I have no excuse other that generally being somewhat stressed-out with parts of the business (mainly have surface-finishing issues on a few different projects).

Secondly, shipping is almost there! I am just waiting for the last part of the packing to be finished (some “sleeves” to put the bamboo cases into). They should be finished next week (but I can’t guarantee that).

In the meantime – here is a photo of where we’re at:

— Magnus

  • Brent says:

    Love the packaging, great job Magnus!

  • Frank Kunz says:

    Great Job Magnus! When sending to Germany please take care of correct declaration. You need a Description and warning notice for children and the CE sign on the spinner.

    • Stefan says:

      That’s only true for toy spinners. Magnus’ spinners are not sold as children’s toys and Magnus is also not explicitly offering them to Germany (e.g. by running a German website etc.), so you are importing them to the EU and you are responsible which is most important if you are reselling it. Customs will look for CE signs on cheap toy spinners but not on this stuff. I received 2 quality spinners last week from LMS in the USA and when they read “fidget spinner” at customs they immediately said “I hope they have a CE sign” but when they saw that they were expensive stuff and no children’s toys (e.g. 30 plastic spinners intended for ebay sales) they did not mention it again. Did you ever have problems with that on importing “adult” spinners?

  • Trevor says:

    Thanks magnus. Appreciate the honesty

  • Boris says:

    Thank you for posting another update. Cant believe you are this close to finishing this project. Looking forward to receiving my spinner!

  • Tristan says:

    Can’t wait to take her for a spin πŸ˜€

  • Severin says:

    WOW – Not a great job – THATS AMAZING!!!

  • Sherry says:

    I am sooooooo excited!!!!! Thank you Magnus!!!!!

  • Steve says:

    My 63 years has taught me patience. All good things come with time. Looking forward to getting them so do what you must. Thanks!

  • Nicolas says:

    Wow ! Is the box made of bamboo ? I love it !

  • Mark Gamble says:

    Magnus, they look stunning ….

  • Michael Knight says:

    Magnus I bought this just so I could be a part of the journey. Don’t stress mate. No one doubts for a second that you aren’t trying to get these out asap. Love the packaging. Nice surprise! Anyway, like everyone, I can’t wait πŸ™‚

  • Justin says:

    Thanks for the update Magnus, patience is worth it when waiting on a product so strictly looked over coming from you. Super excited. Thank you for all the hard work you have put into our spinners.

    What type of R188 did you choose?

  • Heiko says:

    Thank you for the update, Magnus! Looks awesome…

  • Sam says:

    Dang dude that’s awesome. Didn’t expect the bamboo box. Machined and all. So excited to start spinning it.

  • Hugh says:

    Heck yeah!!! I can’t wait to have that beauty in my anxious hands! Thanks for your honesty and your high standards!!!

  • Matt says:

    Yeah, those look pretty nice.

  • Sam says:

    I counted 60 spinners n that pick. 60×160$=4800$
    I want your job Magnus.

  • Thomas Aasen says:

    Beautiful Magnus. I feel soo good about this. One thing though…. I NEED the other spinner too, the Air. Hope you can help me out with that since I will go for all your spinner products.
    All the best,
    Thomas Aasen, Norway

  • Marco says:

    Thanks for the update. The packaging looks fantastic!

  • Hugh says:

    I keep coming back to this update to look at the picture. lol. I’ve literally been dreaming of this gorgeous spinner in my hands!!! So excited!

  • Jimmy says:

    Did you get the sleeves yet and will we get it before Christmas? An update would be nice.

  • Marlo says:

    Any news?? These are looong overdue aren’t they?

  • Justin says:

    Any update on the sleeves?

  • Steve m says:

    Knock knock knock….

  • Chris says:

    I’ll have arthritis by the time I get to play with this spinner. Every time I inquire about shipment, I get short answers saying “soon”. I’m not sure anymore of what “soon” means

    • Lazlo says:

      Magnus, I ordered this as a gift for someone and I have waited patiently for months. It would have been nice to know that you were going to miss Christmas delivery prior to Christmas. I am starting to think that your “incredibly high standards” tagline is just a marketing gimmick.

      I was a big fan of yours and now the shine has worn off. SAD!

  • Tristan says:

    I’m as eager to see these spinners shipped as the next bloke, but I assume Magnus has legitimate reasons for the delays. I’ll continue to remain patient rather than have him rush any part of the process.
    Also keep in mind guys, he’s experienced delays in a couple of his other projects as well. I’m sure he’s recieved plenty of impatient emails enquiring into planned shipment dates, and I’m sure he’s feeling the pressure.
    Merry Christmas Magnus! Lookin forward to hopefully seeing some more of your youtube uploads in the new year.

  • Sherry Young says:

    Hi Magnus,
    I simply ask when? Please, when?

  • Chris says:

    Has anyone here tried to contact customer service? They won’t answer me. This is bs. Very unprofessional, I don’t even know what else to say.

    • Hugh says:

      I’ve tried a few times with no response. I know he’s a one man show and has a lot on his plate. But a simple update would be nice. It is frustrating, but I’m still holding onto the fact that it will be of great quality. And if not, it’s going up for sale. lol

  • VapeApe says:

    Merry Christmas Magnus!!!!
    I had really hoped to have my spinner by now but I’m obviously not as peeved as some other customers.
    I’m patiently waiting and I know it’ll be worth the wait.
    When ordering something that is manufactured by basically one guy, you gotta cut him a little slack.
    You knew full well what you were getting in to before you ordered.
    Yall are acting like the pic of the spinners is CG and Magnus is running away to new Zealand to spend all our money on even more luxurious spinners for himself
    If anybody wants a refund, Magnus, I’ll take at least one of em (so I can have 2)
    Dead serious about that,

  • Justin says:

    Come on everyone cut him some slack he basically a one man show an just wants every thing to be high quality for us. Anytime you preorder I’ve never seen someone that does updates like we have gotten. You will be happier when you get your spinner if you just patiently wait. Thanks for such dedication to high standards Magnus Happy Holidays

    • severin says:

      @Justin, be with you – same thinking. He’s not an cheap chinese industry.

      To be late or not in timeline will be fine with a good and short communication. Very short messages about timeline. Take all the time you need from myside but let me know about. πŸ˜‰

      BR from Switzerland

  • Hugh says:

    Well, here we are, 2018. Almost 6 months since I paid for this spinner. 26 days since the last update. Come on Magnus. Give us some type of communication please. Seriously!

  • Travis says:

    Whoa whoa whoa. Simmer down everyone. I totally relate wanting to receive a product after you have paid for it. But I assume you are all adults as I am and I really don’t think my life is going to change one way or another if I am holding a fidget spinner in my hand. They do help me remain stress free but I’ll be damned if I’m going to berate a guy who continuously updates us even though the last update was 8 weeks ago. We will all be playing with our life changing fidgets spinner soon so take the high road on this 1 please. Magnus, I get the first one right?

  • fred d says:

    yea think ill take that money back guarantee now. ive sold off every other spinner and im not waiting for this. magnus if you could please respond/contact me via email. thanks

    • VapeApe says:

      Hey Fred, make sure when u get your refund to tell Magnus to just add it to my order.I want that spinner that you want a refund on.
      Not sure how to work it out, but as long as it can be shipped to me with my other one from magnus, I’m all in.
      However I will not buy it from u… Only magnus… Sorry

      • Chris says:

        Just go order another one, he has not sold out on preorders. He just made out like he would to hype up the sales. I’m sure you could get 10 more if you wanted

  • Tristan says:

    Has anyone been in contact with Magnus recently? I don’t want to bug him, but it’s not like him to be out of communication for this long. Hope everything is okay…

  • fred says:

    dont worry man im sure he ll have plenty available. im no longer interested. enjoy. i did contact via link in the bottom and let him know people are asking questions in here.
    good luck all.

  • Ilias says:

    we can know when you send them?

  • Chris says:

    I think I’m done waiting as well

  • Sumting Wong says:

    So the spinners are finished but we are waiting an extra 45 days for a sleeve for the bamboo case?

    Ooh look, I can still order another one:

    • Tristan says:

      I’ve been refraining from getting negative about this, but I have to agree it’s a bit of a slap in the face to still have pre-orders available, after we’ve been waiting patiently for many months to recieve our spinners..

      • John Galtone says:

        I don’t get it. This guys spends months cultivating an audience and then he blows all of the credibility that he has built up by leaving us all hanging after the work is done because he is waiting on a sleeve for the bamboo case?

        I was a big fan of Magnus. Now I just get pissed off whenever I receive an email from him trying to sell me one of his new bottle openers…or the last chance to order an Ego Spinner. SAD!

  • Dis bullshit says:

    This is fucking bullshit. Take our money and then leave us hanging. After watching so many videos on YouTube I got the feeling Magnus was a good guy. This isn’t how to run a business. I’m done as well.

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  • Justin says:

    I emailed them yesterday an received this response today.

    Thanks for your email.

    We have been faced with delays at most stages with the Ego Spinner but we are just about to ship.

    I spoke with Magnus yesterday and he expects to ship the Spinners tomorrow (Tuesday).

    My apologies for the delays and lack of updates.

  • Justin says:

    I got my tracking email. Woo hoo

  • Spin Zone says:

    I received an email on 1/15/2017 with a tracking number for my Ego Spinner. I hope the finish is as shinny as the one that Magnus is selling on Kickstarter. The ones in the photo above look a bit dull. Hard to say, it could just be the lighting.

  • Bo says:

    No email no tracknumber :S

  • Steven says:

    Ok, getting pretty pissed, ordered day 1 and still not getting anything.

  • Kouichi says:

    Thank you Mr. MAGNUS!
    I just checked my tracking number for my package.
    I can hardly wait to receive it from now.

  • Eric Trump says:

    My spinner shipped on 1/16/2018. It’s been 4 days and it’s not even to the airport yet. Can’t wait to see it go round and round. I have been tracking it as it moves like a snail across New Zealand.

  • steve mullinix says:

    I see people are getting notifications but i havent seen anything. Can you tell me when i should be more concerned? 1/22/18

  • Severin says:

    It’s a bit confusing. It is a untracked post (17.01.18) shipment and it only shows me the delivery to Auckland. Has the EGO already reached someone now? another courier has no registration on the specified number. i think that will stay at customs?

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