Well, I hate to say this, but you all know the point of an oxygen absorber. You also know that once they do their absorbing, that's pretty much it. They ship with cute little hot pink tablets that turn blue when exposed to oxygen. This is obviously so that you know whether or not they are ruined, and if the seal you thought you had is broken. NEW ones should get to you in a very redshifted state, but mine are a pleasant but unfortunate target pattern of violet, lavender, and dull grey-pink. In other words, both entire packages of 50, (total 100) are shot, and that's they way they came out of the box. The shipping box was undamaged, no nicks in the plastic vacuum bag, they're just plain ruined. This is like buying camera film that's already been exposed. I have to assume that they're kind of old, and over time sitting on a shelf somewhere thev're leaked. Either that or the people who first put them into the vacuum bags did it too slowly. You have to work fast with those things. I'm kinda screwed on this batch. Rats.
Lesson learned: if you order these things, maybe put in a note for the seller to look at the exposure tablets and only ship you red ones. Otherwise you might as well toss an old sock in- it will absorb just as much oxygen as these things will.