Don't Count On It

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"Don't Count on It " from Duluth Trading Company is a crafty wooden puzzle that holds money or gift cards - watch the recipients GO CRAZY trying to get it open.

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Wooden Puzzle - Don't Count On It
 
3.3

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

53%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Challenging (16)
  • Entertaining (16)
  • Fun (16)
  • Interactive (11)
  • Can withstand use (8)

Cons

  • Poor quality (14)
  • Too difficult (5)

Best Uses

  • Family (16)
  • Adults (10)
  • Family fun (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (19), Puzzle whiz (6), Educator (4), Grandparent (3), Recreational player (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (24), No (10)

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(4 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

woulda worked pre-internet days

By dan the man

from stroudsburg pa

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun

Cons

  • Too Easy

Best Uses

    Comments about Wooden Puzzle - Don't Count On It:

    got this as a gift for my nephew and stuck a hundred dollar bill inside, played with it a minute, then whipped out his smartphone and googled the puzzle answer and had his money in 2 minutes. this gift woulda worked better before the internet was around. that is why this only suits 2-5 year olds or computer/technology illiterate senior citizens.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Wooden Puzzle - Don't Count On It

    By grizz

    from french lick, in

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Entertaining
    • Interactive

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Family

    Comments about Wooden Puzzle - Don't Count On It:

    Got this as a gift for a teenage nephew. Pretty simple to figure out.
    Craftsmanship was a little poor. Only one of the two magnets would connect because the holes did not line up properly.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    this gift was a hit in the Grands stocki

    By Mtn.man Kenn

    from Marion, Indiana

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Challenging
    • Educational
    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Family

      Comments about Wooden Puzzle - Don't Count On It:

      the request for money on the gift list bugged us at first; but this puzzle made it "more" than just handing over the cash

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fun ways to gift cash!

      By Bob C.

      from Hillsborough, NJ

      About Me Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Challenging
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Children

        Comments about Wooden Puzzle - Don't Count On It:

        Don't just put cash in a card, make 'em think a bit for the prize! This puzzle box is an fun way to put a little mental challenge into giving cash or a gift card as a present. Plus once the secret of opening the box is out, it can be re-gifted time and time again! Well made and a great value..

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        junk

        By Hammer

        from Rhoadesville

        About Me Machine Operator

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Cracked Before Even Using

        Cons

        • Had To Re-glue Fix Hole
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • Firewood

        Comments about Wooden Puzzle - Don't Count On It:

        Great idea, just poor craftsmenship. Had to re-glue and bore holes to make it work. Straight out the box it was cracked up both sides. Works now but, shouldn't of took me fixing it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Don't necessarily count on it

        By bbeans

        from Delta, OH

        About Me Educator

        Pros

        • Challenging
        • Educational
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Interactive

        Cons

        • Imprecise Machining

        Best Uses

        • Family

        Comments about Wooden Puzzle - Don't Count On It:

        My two teenage great nephews are difficult to buy for, so I usually just put some money in a card at Christmas and present it to them. The Don't Count On It appealed to me as a novel way to "wrap" their gifts. I put two gift cards in the puzzle box and let them have at it. No one figured it out, not even the engineers in the family, though some were getting pretty close. It was one of the most entertaining gifts ever! I was, however, disappointed in the fact that the drilled slots did not align, causing only one magnet to engage at a time. The slide piece stayed in place, but the loose magnet rattled around inside. While that may have added to the mystique, the product nonetheless could have been machined with more precision. I'd give a 5-star review for the entertainment value (priceless) and a 3-star for the quality of the product; hence, the compromised 4-star rating.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Made a ho-hum gift card fun!!

        By Mom

        from Springfield, Ohio

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family

          Comments about Wooden Puzzle - Don't Count On It:

          I gave gift gas cards to "kids" aged 20. They appreciated the cards but really had fun trying to figure out how it worked...made Christmas just a little more like when they were two years old and the best part of the gift was the wrapping paper!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Nice idea, bad performance

          By Jul

          from Fort Collins, CO

          About Me Birthday Giver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Interactive

          Cons

          • Frustrating Quality
          • Poor Quality
          • Too Difficult

          Best Uses

          • Adults

          Comments about Wooden Puzzle - Don't Count On It:

          after reading other reviews on this product and it's magnet release issues, I decided to try it myself before I put my husbands gift inside. The craftsmanship of the top slide did not line up and hung over the dimensions of the main body of the box, poor visual and craftsmanship. The magnets would not release when tapped, rapped or pounded on a solid surface. Finally the magnets released when rapped on the concrete floor on a piece of indoor/outdoor carpet. ugh!!! After I gave it to my husband, he could not get it to open until he gave the try on the carpet covered concrete. He said it was a fun idea but a very frustrating gift to give someone. I think that if it performed as described, it would have been a fun event. (1) Since the top slide is a poor fit, we believe that the holes misalign and keep the pins wedged and cannot fall away from the magnets. (2) When sharply tapping on a solid surface the pins seem to bounce back to the magnets instead of releasing fully.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not worth the time

          By Elbert B.

          from Roanoke, IN

          About Me Parent, Puzzle Whiz

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality
            • Very Poor Workmanship

            Best Uses

              Comments about Wooden Puzzle - Don't Count On It:

              Poorly made. Holes mis-aligned, preventing magnets from falling into place. I expected better quality. This was received as totally unusable. Very dissatisfied with item.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Didn't work as advertised

              By Doug

              from Fargo, ND

              About Me Puzzle Whiz

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Challenging

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Family

              Comments about Wooden Puzzle - Don't Count On It:

              The wood used for this puzzle had swollen or warped and did not work as described in the instructions

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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