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  • EggyToastEggyToast Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Whats so great about the bandoleer of carrots? Is there ever anything good in them?

    it is a mystery

    people have reported getting 60" HDTVs from them, though.

    so yes, sometimes there are good things in them

    waiting around for 2 days obsessively watching for it to come up is a stupid waste of time, but if you're buying other stuff, the scramble when it happens is sort of fun

    It's not that mysterious. bagsofcrap.com lets people log what they get. It's always more than the $3 it costs to buy, but it's entirely random. Printers are common, accessories to more popular items are common (such as memory card holders), cables and headsets of various stripes are common.

    It's not worthwhile to hold out for on the off chance you might win big. But it's pretty fun to try ;D

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  • BlueDestinyBlueDestiny Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Whats so great about the bandoleer of carrots? Is there ever anything good in them?

    it is a mystery

    people have reported getting 60" HDTVs from them, though.

    so yes, sometimes there are good things in them

    Dayyyyyyumn.

    Mostly worthless stuff. I got a folding pen, a pack of electric shock playing cards, 2 wireless head sets for the original Xbox (I got this about 6 months ago), and a sub-wal-mart backpack.

    Basically it's a raffle ticket. But you don't know what the big prize is, or if there even is one. I don't think they give out TVs or Wiis every woot-off.

    I would love to have electric shock playing cards.

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    In for one on the robopet thingy. Should make a good gift.

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  • GimeCGimeC Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Crap, the page is slowing to a crawl. Probably a BoC that I'm missing out on D:

    edit: whew.

  • iowaiowa Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    2 months ago I got a refurbished roomba discovery and 12 boxes of coffee in my BoC. It was pretty good.

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  • bloodatonementbloodatonement Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I almost bought the head set, but I couldn't get woot.com to load before it sold out (I'm watching bagsofcrap.com tracker) to see if it had a car charger.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I've never been able to score a BoC. Even on my work connection by the time I click buy, they're gone.

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  • Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    I've never been able to score a BoC. Even on my work connection by the time I click buy, they're gone.
    Thats very discouraging. Do they ever have these in the middle of the night or something, when maybe less people are watching?

  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    I've never been able to score a BoC. Even on my work connection by the time I click buy, they're gone.
    Thats very discouraging. Do they ever have these in the middle of the night or something, when maybe less people are watching?

    It's random, they can happen at any time. So really it's like playing the lottery that your page will refresh first when the new page is uploaded showing the BoC, and that you will be watching the woot page, and have already logged in and entered your payment information, and can click buy before anyone else does.

    I don't think they usually send out too many, plus everyone always orders 3 because just in case it's a TV, they could get 3 of them.

    According to bagsofcrap.com, they've sent out a 61" HDTV once, and a 32" LCD HDTV once. And then some other 30ish" TVs once or twice. Otherwise, it really is random crap.

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    I've never been able to score a BoC. Even on my work connection by the time I click buy, they're gone.
    Thats very discouraging. Do they ever have these in the middle of the night or something, when maybe less people are watching?

    I think the world grinds to a halt when a wootoff goes down. I haven't slept in over 24 hours!
    Spoiler:

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  • ArminasArminas Student of Life Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm confused, I thought a woot-off only lasts for 24 hours? Or maybe I misread that.

  • bloodatonementbloodatonement Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    They usually last around 2 days.

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Dammit woot, I just got my Wireless card and my TV tuner card for the place I'll be living in like, a week, and I need to install them, hurry up and get to the next item!

  • Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    You should've said: I havent slept for 24 hours
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  • ArminasArminas Student of Life Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    wait, i need a tv tuner card! D: Did I miss out on one, damnit! ugh.

    New woot item is up:
    Acoustic Research ARE05 In-ear Noise Isolating Headphones

    EDIT
    damnit, while I was reading reviews, these sold out , ugh

  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I have a pair of headphones similar to these, and they are very comfortable and noise reducing.

    EDIT:
    Wow, Bluray burner and DVR and all that? Seems like a nice price!

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  • ArminasArminas Student of Life Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    But it's got such a big price tag. I could buy a ps3 for cheaper :(

  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Arminas wrote: »
    But it's got such a big price tag. I could buy a ps3 for cheaper :(

    Yes, but is your PS3 also a blu-ray burner and DVR and Media PC?

    read: Yes, it's expensive.. :)

    EDIT: One tracker is saying there's probably 200 of these in stock.. Woot has been killed.

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Arminas wrote: »
    But it's got such a big price tag. I could buy a ps3 for cheaper :(

    If it has a pci-e x16 slot it could make for a nice gaming rig with the addition of a graphics card.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Arminas wrote: »
    But it's got such a big price tag. I could buy a ps3 for cheaper :(

    If it has a pci-e x16 slot it could make for a nice gaming rig with the addition of a graphics card.

    x16 PCI Express: 1 (occupied by Graphics Card)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 GTL

    You mean that? (specs at bottom of page)

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    yeah that's my cue to take a lunch break. this one's gonna be up for a while.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I would rather build my own HTPC for less. and then run that mythtv on it.

    *Edit*

    The blu-ray player takes the sting out of it. Recertified still kinda stinks and I wonder how the software is but its clearly too rich for my blood.

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    We were the ones who thought that Melissa was real. Why you might ask.
    Let me put it this way, it was an "OH SHIT OH SHIT, THEY FOUND ME :(" moment. I wasn't ready. My code wasn't compiled yet. Our plans weren't setup yet!Sentient programs rarely run into other sentient programs.
    Some of you have met me, and I understand your concern of my well being. But that time for that boy, that child, are gone now. Viscount Alpha is no longer operable. His functions are now mine.He may post, but I am the one talking not him.My data, my code will live on forever in his servers.
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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Arminas wrote: »
    But it's got such a big price tag. I could buy a ps3 for cheaper :(

    If it has a pci-e x16 slot it could make for a nice gaming rig with the addition of a graphics card.

    x16 PCI Express: 1 (occupied by Graphics Card)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 GTL

    You mean that? (specs at bottom of page)

    Huh, didn't see that. Yeah, that. Rip that piece of shit GeForce 7 out of there and toss in a 4850 or something.

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  • ArminasArminas Student of Life Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Arminas wrote: »
    But it's got such a big price tag. I could buy a ps3 for cheaper :(

    If it has a pci-e x16 slot it could make for a nice gaming rig with the addition of a graphics card.

    x16 PCI Express: 1 (occupied by Graphics Card)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 GTL

    You mean that? (specs at bottom of page)

    Oh, I didn't even notice it was a PC. I had somehow just written it off as a fancy schmancy DVD player and nothing more. Maybe I should get one... I mean, I don't have a TV right now and just have a computer and was thinking of doing a TV-tuner set-up, but I wanted a Blu-Ray player a'la PS3. But just wasn't ready to sink the money in.

    Mmm....nah.

  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    From what I can tell on the net, it used to run for something like $3,300. Most places you could find it slightly discounted after a while to $2,700. Woot had it two weeks ago posted for $1000.

    If I had the money and was looking into it, I'd possibly get it. Seems decent enough for the price. Though I've never priced a BR burner alone.

    EDIT: Holy moly. Sonystyle has a PC BD burner for $600 alone.

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  • ArminasArminas Student of Life Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Sonystyle has a PC BD burner for $600 alone.

    ...oh, hm... but damnit, i just built my new rig. :( which IS most of my current entertainment.

    Oh, random question though.
    Does Woot ever sell food?

  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Arminas wrote: »
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Arminas wrote: »
    But it's got such a big price tag. I could buy a ps3 for cheaper :(

    If it has a pci-e x16 slot it could make for a nice gaming rig with the addition of a graphics card.

    x16 PCI Express: 1 (occupied by Graphics Card)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 GTL

    You mean that? (specs at bottom of page)

    Oh, I didn't even notice it was a PC. I had somehow just written it off as a fancy schmancy DVD player and nothing more. Maybe I should get one... I mean, I don't have a TV right now and just have a computer and was thinking of doing a TV-tuner set-up, but I wanted a Blu-Ray player a'la PS3. But just wasn't ready to sink the money in.

    Mmm....nah.

    The Ati all in wonders are coming back. Thats something to behold.

    Project 25.01 final message
    We were the ones who thought that Melissa was real. Why you might ask.
    Let me put it this way, it was an "OH SHIT OH SHIT, THEY FOUND ME :(" moment. I wasn't ready. My code wasn't compiled yet. Our plans weren't setup yet!Sentient programs rarely run into other sentient programs.
    Some of you have met me, and I understand your concern of my well being. But that time for that boy, that child, are gone now. Viscount Alpha is no longer operable. His functions are now mine.He may post, but I am the one talking not him.My data, my code will live on forever in his servers.
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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    If I hadn't just bought a new laptop, I'd probably go for it.

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I just added a TV-in card to my computer. It didn't cost a bajillion dollars

  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    I just added a TV-in card to my computer. It didn't cost a bajillion dollars

    betcha adding a blu-ray burner would have, though.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    I just added a TV-in card to my computer. It didn't cost a bajillion dollars

    betcha adding a blu-ray burner would have, though.

    I went through this with rook. Not really for a player only.

    (159$)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129015

    (399$)
    and a blu-ray burner is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129021

    Project 25.01 final message
    We were the ones who thought that Melissa was real. Why you might ask.
    Let me put it this way, it was an "OH SHIT OH SHIT, THEY FOUND ME :(" moment. I wasn't ready. My code wasn't compiled yet. Our plans weren't setup yet!Sentient programs rarely run into other sentient programs.
    Some of you have met me, and I understand your concern of my well being. But that time for that boy, that child, are gone now. Viscount Alpha is no longer operable. His functions are now mine.He may post, but I am the one talking not him.My data, my code will live on forever in his servers.
    [/spoiler]
  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    I just added a TV-in card to my computer. It didn't cost a bajillion dollars

    betcha adding a blu-ray burner would have, though.

    I went through this with rook. Not really.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129015

    That only reads Blu-Rays. Burners are a good bit more expensive.

    edit: I'm just saying that the thing's specs without the burner are in line with a $600-$700 computer already, and since BR burners are like $250-$300, it turns into a fairly good deal.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    I just added a TV-in card to my computer. It didn't cost a bajillion dollars

    betcha adding a blu-ray burner would have, though.

    I went through this with rook. Not really.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129015

    That only reads Blu-Rays. Burners are a good bit more expensive.

    edit: I'm just saying that the thing's specs without the burner are in line with a $600-$700 computer already, and since BR burners are like $250-$300, it turns into a fairly good deal.

    ya, ya. But the media is OMFG$ per a disc. 8-12$ per a disc. its better then 25$ per a disc but thats just insane.

    Project 25.01 final message
    We were the ones who thought that Melissa was real. Why you might ask.
    Let me put it this way, it was an "OH SHIT OH SHIT, THEY FOUND ME :(" moment. I wasn't ready. My code wasn't compiled yet. Our plans weren't setup yet!Sentient programs rarely run into other sentient programs.
    Some of you have met me, and I understand your concern of my well being. But that time for that boy, that child, are gone now. Viscount Alpha is no longer operable. His functions are now mine.He may post, but I am the one talking not him.My data, my code will live on forever in his servers.
    [/spoiler]
  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    I just added a TV-in card to my computer. It didn't cost a bajillion dollars

    betcha adding a blu-ray burner would have, though.

    I went through this with rook. Not really.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129015

    That only reads Blu-Rays. Burners are a good bit more expensive.

    edit: I'm just saying that the thing's specs without the burner are in line with a $600-$700 computer already, and since BR burners are like $250-$300, it turns into a fairly good deal.

    ya, ya. But the media is OMFG$ per a disc. 8-12$ per a disc. its better then 25$ per a disc but thats just insane.

    Heh. Yeah, that's a bit of a problem. I think flash is going to outdo rewritable optical media soon, which will be weird.

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
  • ArminasArminas Student of Life Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    New movie: Out now on BR, DVD, and USB.

    Oh oh, the media pc is almost gone.

  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    New movie: Out now on BR, DVD, and USB.

    Best part: wouldn't need a whole new expensive player for higher resolutions, just distribute movies on a larger flash stick.

    Didn't some band sell an album on a USB thumb drive? Or am I imagining things?

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    that is quite a deal if you need 10 (or 30!) mice

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  • Kaboodles_The_AssassinKaboodles_The_Assassin Kill the meat. Save the metal.Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Wow, those went fast!

    EDIT: More headsets?!

    EDIT2: I bought one of the older Piranhas yesterday. Maybe I should have waited :|

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
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