"Scratch And Dent" doesn't mean "pile of junk." It means exactly what it says. It means you won't get some pristine angel that went to private school and had a butler that Mother paid for. It means you won't get some white-gloved bonnet-wearing kid that never touched a football. And it means that you'll be getting an item with a little seasoning on it. Maybe it will have been in a fight with some other "Scratch And Dent" item. Maybe it will have even won that fight.

If you're reading this, probably you're not the kind of person who lives in a nine-story mansion and eats off two hundred year old silver while your chambermaid tells the under-butler what you want for pudding. You're probably the sort of person who likes to change their oil to save a few bucks, or enjoys a nice day of muddin' by the creek bed. You know what you are? That's right. You're a "Scratch And Dent" too. Don't be scared. Like knows like.

Battery Type: Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Volts: 14.4
Milliamps: 3200
Dimensions: 13"(W) x 4"(H) x 12.5"(D)
Weight: 8.6 lbs

In the Box:

(1) Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy (Scratch & Dent)

  • Neato XV-21 Pet and Allergy Robot Vacuum
  • Charging Station
  • Charging Cable
  • 6' Boundary Marker
  • (2) Brushes
  • Filter
  • Quick Start Guide

You load your game and put on your Gunnar Glasses. You turn off the lights and open the oven. You open a banana and sew buttons into the carpet. You're so confused. Gunnar.

Video games and movies have changed the world. That's something you can't say about a lot of stuff. Except for the printed word, the birth control pill, rock and roll, the wheel, microwaves, nanotechnology, the compass, penicillin, the telephone, social media, the refrigerator, hats, Velcro, batteries, and basically a ton of other things. But, you know, video games. Movies.

Pedroncelli? Aw, yeah! I used to love them back in '85! They had that logo with the lightning bolts in place of the letter l's and that big hair guitarist. You remember, right? Wine Metal gave them their third album an unprecedented 9.2 flamin' axes!

Anyway, if you hear about Pedroncelli coming back through on some Monsters Of Wine tour, let me know, okay?


2012 Zinfandel Mother Clone, Dry Creek Valley

Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
Barrel Aging: 11 months in American oak, 30% new oak
Alcohol: 14.8%
pH: 3.84
Total Acidity: .563g/100mg
2013 Red Wine Blend Barrel Select, Dry Creek Valley
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
Composition: A proprietary blend of Merlot, Zinfandel and Sangiovese
Barrel Aging: Each lot was aged one year in seasoned American oak barrels
Alcohol: 14.3%
pH: 3.59
Total Acidity: .585g/100mg
2013 Merlot Bench Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
Barrel Aging: 14 months in American Oak
Alcohol: 14.2%
pH: 3.61
Total Acidity: .575g/100mg

These aren't just magnets in motion. These are a kaleidoscope of Neodymium Rare-Earth Magnets in bright colors and various shapes COMING AT YOU QUICKLY FROM EVERY DIRECTION, which means that you're most definitely going to get motion sickness if you stare upon them too intently.

So don't. Avert your eyes every now and again. You also shouldn't try to read while playing with them, because we hear that can make it worse. And don't go swimming for at least 30 minutes after use, or eat ones in an ambrosia salad that's been left out in the sun for four hours or longer.

Also don't take candy from strangers wearing pants made of these. There. That should cover it.

Length: 15.25 inches
Width: 3 inches
Height: 10.25 inches
Weight: 3.4 pounds

In the Box:

(1) Magformers 63208 Magnets in Motion 61Pc Opaque Set

It's hard to predict trends, isn't it? Last year, at this time, everyone was talking about sharks. Last year, at this time, anything with a shark on it sold like mad. It was an unstoppable, unprecedented shark frenzy that seemed like it would never end.

And now? Where are those sharks now? They're nowhere. They're locked up in a prop closet that hasn't been opened for ten months or more.

So when our buying team looked at last year's metrics and said "Sharks! Sharks always do well after the Big Game!" we couldn't really figure out how to tell them that sometimes trends of the past aren't always trends of the present. But hey, at least this Shark Vacuum is useful for cleaning your carpets and floors and such. Even if the idea of a shark is a little, well, last year.

But who knows? It could be time for shark retro.

Model: NV552
Power: 1200 Watts
Surface Cleaning Types: Carpet, Bare Floors
Swivel Steering: Yes
Cord Length: 30 ft
Filtration: Sealed vacuum technology with washable HEPA filters
Product Dimensions: 15.8" x 11.8" x 37.4"
Product Weight: 15.8 lbs

In the Box:

  • (1) Shark NV552 Rotator Deluxe Upright Vacuum Gold
  • (1) Floor Nozzle
  • (1) Wand
  • (1) Handle with Hose
  • (1) Canister Caddy
  • (1) Crevice Tool
  • (1) Power Brush
  • (1) Dust Away Attachment
  • (1) Cleaning Pad

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