I have learned my lesson on buying cheap…first the lcd with reversed plugs and now these bearings I ordered. Went and bought 100 here http://www.ebay.com/itm/100pcs-Steel-Bearing-608-2RS-608RS-Skateboard-Inline-Skate-Rollerblade-8x22x7mm/162605165759?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
big mistake, these things are GRIMY. They feel used, but they’re just straight up super low quality. They spin as if they’re full of sand. I even cleaned the hell out of one of them and it still felt really grainy.
I can tell the whole fidget spinner craze really made the quality of this size to go to crap. They have a design I haven’t seen before, the race and one of the outer shields is 1 piece to save cost. The outer shields themselves aren’t even what I’d call rubber, it is hard plastic. Some are rusting and all of them have a thin coat of dust.
Where can I buy cheap 608’s that aren’t THIS bad? I paid 20 cents per bearing. I need a couple hundred. Really puts Boca bearing’s quality in perspective. I can’t even find some one ebay that don’t say “DEGREASED AND READY FOR HAND SPINNER” Something about seeing a ton of kids with chinesium 608 bearings irks me. Never thought such a widely used mechanical component would be turned into an el cheapo toy. It’s a disgrace to bearings everywhere!