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    Default Woot Off

    So maybe it's not really 'news', but a heads up that we're in a woot-off.

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    Pretty lame stuff so far.

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    What's a 'woot-off'? How's that different from just regular wooting?

    BTW, your link cost me money. I got to looking at their shirts last night and ended up buying two of them!
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woot#Woot-Off


    Or just listen to the wootcast on the main page of woot
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    Ahh, thanks. Very cool.
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    Per the wiki link, I didn't realize that Woot was able to make that much money. But I guess that shouldn't be surprising since they offer good products at great prices...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingo View Post
    Per the wiki link, I didn't realize that Woot was able to make that much money. But I guess that shouldn't be surprising since they offer good products at great prices...
    It's pretty rare that Woot offers what people would consider "good products." I love them, it's the techy consumer in me, but I'd say the majority of the products they offer up are somewhere between pretty crappy and mediocre, and usually the "good" stuff is refurbed.
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    I couldn't belive the woot the other day-A cheapo marshmallow gun for $5 (+$5 s/h).

    Sold out by 8am. They sold about 24500 of them.
    I belive most of the sales were in Utah.

    That's just crazy right there. I love checking out the statistics-pretty cool stuff.

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    What the heck. I was just on there, they had an HP desktop that said Sold Out. Looks like they only had 5 of them. I refreshed the screen and now there's a Monitor, but its already sold out.

    So I refreshed again, and now its a Wine glass set of sorts. The first woot was done in 4 seconds. Is there some kind of honors list or something for wooting first? Damn 4 seconds is not enough time to process the info to make a decision. well at least not for me.
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    You have to be quick during the wootoff. I've missed out on many a deal because I was not watching it closely enough and not refresing the page enough.. At the end of the woot off they usually end with the bag o junk which the sell for $1 each buy the max if you can and you might get nice stuff. A former co-worker won a bigscreen TV and it cost him $6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireman32 View Post
    You have to be quick during the wootoff. I've missed out on many a deal because I was not watching it closely enough and not refresing the page enough.. At the end of the woot off they usually end with the bag o junk which the sell for $1 each buy the max if you can and you might get nice stuff. A former co-worker won a bigscreen TV and it cost him $6.
    That's awesome!

    A router just sold out and now they have a 26" LG LCD monitor for $369. That's what I bought my 19" for a few years ago!

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    Ooop, sold out, and now they have a detour... Well, that's life.

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    They only had one of those LG monitors. Woot-Offs were developed as a way to clear out their warehouse of leftovers from previous woots. Some times they have more of each, other times there may only be one hanging around. Hence why you want to be quick :)
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    Yeah but damn, the HP Desktop sold for like $800 in 14 seconds. how can one possibly research that fast or just happen to have been waiting for that deal.

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    What is this research you speak of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmadden28 View Post
    Yeah but damn, the HP Desktop sold for like $800 in 14 seconds. how can one possibly research that fast or just happen to have been waiting for that deal.
    Knowing how people shop, I'm sure they just "assumed" it was a good deal because it is a Woot off and just bought it without even knowing what it was.
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    That had to be it-a frenzy of sorts. I think its brillant marketing the way woot does it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman1235 View Post
    What is this research you speak of?
    Assuming your serious--To research if it in fact was a good deal or if the same or better deal could be had elsewhere.
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    Nah I wasn't serious. I figure people who shop Woot assume it's a good enough deal that if they don't actually like the product they could just turn around and eBay it for at least even money. It's the only way I can imagine someone buying an 800 dollar PC without a second thought, as you said.

    I mean, Woot is really a website designed to make people jump at things they don't erally need, so very little about it surprises me.
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    wootoff's back.
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    Oh yeah, got me a Big Ol Cucumber. First time in over 2 years. WOOT!
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