Anyone know about Skannerz?

  1. My son has begged for one of the Skannerz toys so we bought one this afternoon. We can't get the stupid thing to work! No matter how we run the little thing over barcodes it just won't work! Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Does anyone's kid have one of these that has advice? I am desperate! The customer service center will not be open until Monday.
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    My son had a hard time with it too, at first. He says to be sure the code you're scanning is flat (on a flat surface). Then he discovered he needed to scan it in one swipe, across the bar code (he'd been swiping back and forth, back and forth).

    --------------> scan across code, not back and forth.

    I read and re-read the directions (he was beside himself with frustration) but in the end he figured it out for himself. Good luck! -- Diana and Steve
  4. by   NICU_Nurse
    'Scuse, please...not having any people of the...umm...petite variety in my household, whattheheckis Skannerz?
  5. by   P_RN

    Something else to cost $$
  6. by   NICU_Nurse
    Is it just me, or does this seem like a way for people to keep track of what households have which products, or what kids are attracted to in the store? Like a secret-marketing ploy to lure children into the market? ROFL I'm SO glad I have no children right now. I'm too suspicious-minded!! Althoughhhhhhh...this could be a great way to keep kids occupied during a grocery store trip, but it seems like a shelf-restocker's nightmare!!
  7. by   dianah
    Kristi, my son has become more AWARE of bar codes, but I don't know if he is more likely to shop or impulse-buy since getting Skannerz - it's just not his personality.

    Oh, and another tip for Singingnurse and child, from him: NOTE: SOME OF THE BAR CODES DON'T WORK AT ALL!! Some give you the monsters, some start the monsters battling, some give the monsters powers. Keep trying! -- D