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Old 11-16-06, 01:12 AM
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It's a WOOT OFF!

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Old 11-16-06, 05:37 AM
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Woot is pretty cool. Every once in a while (every day or every 12 hours) they offer a product for sale (usually at a good price)

You have to constantly check the website, because the "deal of the day" is always different. There was a time that they sold goodie bags for $1. One person received a 61" HDTV for their bag.

This is a cool site.
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Old 11-16-06, 10:58 AM
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Very cool site.

Normally, they have one product a day, almost always an electronics item, usually very cheap, always legit.

Occasionally (usually once every 3 months or so, but this is the second one in a couple of months) they do what they call a "Woot off". Basically, it's a 48 hour period in which they offer one item until it sells out, then move on to the next. Some stuff can sell out pretty quickly (within 10 minutes), other stuff can take a few hours. On a "normal day", with no woot off, most stuff doesn't sell out.

They also have a wine store, at wine.woot.com, which is similar (although there hasn't been a wine woot off yet).
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Old 12-07-06, 01:42 AM
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A new Woot off just started.
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Old 12-07-06, 09:12 AM
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grrr. and I missed the one thing I actually wanted- the Archos AV500, because I forgot to check woot when I woke up this mornng. It was up when I usually check it too...

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Dammit! There goes my productivity for the day!

I checked woot first thing this morning and they were selling a BP monitor. No wootoff then. Now I find that a half day of wootoffingness has been happening, and I missed my chance to get 3 more Leakfrogs. Dammit dammit ribbit dammit!
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dammit I was filling in my information for a roomba and after I was done it kicked me back into a screen for wine...Dunno wtf that is all about.
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The Roombas must've just sold out, cause the post-Roomba item is wine. Sorry 'bout your luck.
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What does that yellow bar mean between the yellow lights?
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Old 12-07-06, 12:50 PM
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The bar is a "fuel gauge", showing how many of the current items are still left for sale. The next item will be put up only AFTER the current one sells out (or after 12 hours of being stuck on the same item). The "I want one!" button will start bouncing when stock on the current item gets below 10% (or maybe it's 5%, I can't recall.)
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So when it gets all white, another item will be available? I could have sworn that its jumped around.
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"Keep Away From Runaround Sudoku."

Oh, how those Woot boys make me laugh...
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Old 12-07-06, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by WildcatLH
Very cool site.

Normally, they have one product a day, almost always an electronics item, usually very cheap, always legit.

Occasionally (usually once every 3 months or so, but this is the second one in a couple of months) they do what they call a "Woot off". Basically, it's a 48 hour period in which they offer one item until it sells out, then move on to the next. Some stuff can sell out pretty quickly (within 10 minutes), other stuff can take a few hours. On a "normal day", with no woot off, most stuff doesn't sell out.

They also have a wine store, at wine.woot.com, which is similar (although there hasn't been a wine woot off yet).
Thanks for the explanation.
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Old 12-07-06, 02:08 PM
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Missed out on the camcorder.
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dang! I would have loved to get that gorillapod
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Old 12-07-06, 03:47 PM
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Old 12-07-06, 06:21 PM
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over? a new item just came up

added: are the grab bags the "Blinged Out Cabbage" I see being referred to all the time?

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Originally Posted by achau9598
added: are the grab bags the "Blinged Out Cabbage" I see being referred to all the time?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woot.com

Bag of Crap

In lieu of typical product sales, Woot occasionally offers the “Bag O’ Crap” (or “BOC”), a blind grab bag that includes dollar store items and can also randomly include more expensive electronics items. The BOC is marketed as one bag and shipping worth $5.00, and up to three "craps" costing $1.00 each. Orders are recommended purchased in quantities of three craps to minimize the percentage cost of shipping and maximize the probability of getting something of greater value. The "BOC" typically sells out within minutes of furious ordering.

Officially, the Bag of Crap is sold under the title of "Random Crap." Woot has also used the "Random Crap" moniker in more targeted sales, such as a random selection of desktop and wall calendars or NASCAR race scanners. Thus, a "true" Bag of Crap is only denoted by the presence of "Random Crap" in the product title without any other descriptive notation.

However, earlier on the Bag of Crap was sold under the title "Bag O' Crap" followed by a roman numeral indicating how many times the bag of crap had been sold. For example, the 5th time they sold it, it was sold as "Bag O' Crap V". This was most likely changed to "Random Crap" because people expected to get 3 bags of crap as opposed to 1 bag with 3 craps.

Since "BOCs" are often referenced in the Woot forums, Woot's forum software filters the text to spell out tongue-in-cheek phrases with the same initials, such as "Blinged-out cabbage", "Braille on Cookies", "Bandolier of Carrots", and others. A similar phenomenon occurs when a user types "refurb," which filters to "refurb (rox0rz!)," a nod to the controversial popularity of refurbished woots. In the past, the term "refurb" was changed to "Hurray! A refurb!" by the filter.
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Old 12-08-06, 10:29 PM
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looks like it just ended .. was that monkey really a toy, or was that the much-wanted secret item for $1.99?
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Originally Posted by achau9598
looks like it just ended .. was that monkey really a toy, or was that the much-wanted secret item for $1.99?
Probably just the toy with a cape this time, but who knows. They sold 3000 of that 1 dumb item in minutes.

Income today was over 1.3 million and yesterday was over 800k. Those guys have a gold mine going on over there (assuming they make some profit on most of their items)
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Old 12-10-06, 11:04 PM
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I got in on the 1 item I hoped they would sell during this woot off - Got the scooba for $199.
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Old 12-11-06, 01:33 AM
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Dream’eo Enza 20GB for $130

not a bad price, but no DIVX = no sale
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Old 12-13-06, 08:13 PM
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How often do they put new items up for sale?
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