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gnome-be-gone decision maker

by Fred Conlon $90.00
Handmade
Recycled

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Take Decisions For A Ride

Stop spinning your wheels! Let Fred Conlon's gremlins do it for you with a push of this revolving wheel featuring eight executive decisions like "Have A Meeting," "Take Personal Day," and "Form Focus Group." Handmade in Utah of recycled steel.

Due to the recycled nature of this product each is one-of-a-kind and can vary.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
20215
Made from
reclaimed steel, recycled steel
Measurements
Approx. 6" dia. x 5.5" H
Notes
Pencils not included. Five other decisions: "Maybe," "Try Again," "No," "Yes" and "Ask HR."
  • the maker
Fred Conlon

Fred Conlon

Raised in Colorado, Fred Conlon lives now in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes garden sculptures out of recovered objects. For his helmet sculptures, he uses real recovered World War II helmets. "It is very satisfying to transform something once used in war into a peaceful garden decoration," he says. His work has been featured in Niche Magazine, the Salt Lake Tribune and HGTV. What would he be if he weren't an artist? "Happy...just kidding!" he answers. "I can't imagine doing anything else."

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art! collection

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GNOME-BE-GONE DECISION MAKER
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (19)
  • Durable (14)
  • Improves organization (7)
  • Sleek design (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (12)
  • Organization (6)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (11), High-end shopper (3), Quality oriented (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (12), Personal (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (16), No (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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2.0

Words R not legible...what's the point?

By 

from Minneapolis, minnesota

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

  • Words Are Not Legible

Best Uses

    Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE DECISION MAKER:

    The word cannot be read. In the photo on web and in catalog they are clearly legible. I returned the first one assuming this was a defect but the second has the same flaw. The critters are funny of course, but the wit of this sculpture is gone without the lettering. Great concept poorly executed

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great product

    By 

    from Upstate ny

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Organization
    • Sleek Design
    • Sturdy
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use
      • Organization

      Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE DECISION MAKER:

      Great pen holder

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      1.0

      gremlins in the works

      By 

      from Hartford, CT

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE DECISION MAKER:

            Bought as a gift so I did not open the lovely box the spinner arrived in. Unfortunately the spinner did not match the packaging. When the gift was opened we saw that the base plate was badly finished with machining burrs on the wheel and the cute decision labels on the wheel were missing letters. The mechanism seemed solid, no squeaks or wobbles, and the sculptures were secure so the recipient declined to return the gift but I was very disappointed in the quality.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Father
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            4.0

            Very Cool

            By 

            from Sheboygan, WI

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use

              Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE DECISION MAKER:

              Very Unique. A gift they are not expecting!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Husband
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Vey Unique!

              By 

              from Chester, VA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Organization
              • Sturdy
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use
                • Organization

                Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE DECISION MAKER:

                My husband and I had our 11th anniversary. The suggested ideas for an 11th anniverisary is steel. I wanted something unique for my husband and this made the cut! He loves it and proudly displays it on his desk. We also purchased the Gnome-Be-Gone Fisherman. I purchased both as a set for him. Vey unique products!

                Service and delivery comments:

                No problems with delivery...on time for our Anniversay!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Quirky Conversation Piece

                By 

                from Flourtown, PA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun
                • Sturdy
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Hard to Read Text

                Best Uses

                • Conversation piece

                Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE DECISION MAKER:

                I ordered this as a Father's Day gift. It arrived quickly and definitely met my expectations. It has heft to it, rotates smoothly, and has that industrial look guys like. We work together, so its cool to see him showing it off on his desk. The only thing I wish were different was that the text is a bit difficult to read. Other than that, a fun, quirky, functional converstaion piece!

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Great for offices!!

                By 

                from Pocatello, ID

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Offices

                  Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE DECISION MAKER:

                  Gave this to my husband for father's day. He loves it and so does everyone in his office. Very unique and fun!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing conversation starter

                  By 

                  from Cleveland, oh

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Sturdy
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use

                    Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE DECISION MAKER:

                    This is a great piece! My clients notice it right away and it really helps to start conversation and build repoire. I even it use it to close deals. I love the GBGs!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Entertaining look - dusty surface

                    By 

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me High-end Shopper

                    Pros

                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • Metal dust

                    Best Uses

                    • Office gift

                    Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE DECISION MAKER:

                    Looks very entertaining however surfaces inside the holder, between plates and on top of it were full of metal dust - had to clean with a cloth. I was glad I ordered it to my own house first and looked before giving it to a friend as a gift. Best gift for people who are open minded!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome!

                    By 

                    from PA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Hillarious
                    • Improves Organization
                    • Sturdy
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use
                      • Organization

                      Comments about GNOME-BE-GONE DECISION MAKER:

                      Spinning mechanism is smooth,...design is great. Only criticism is that the engraved "decisions" are a little hard to read and the buffing is overdone in those spots. Otherwise, is totally fantastic and might need to buy one for myself.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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