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It's that time again. Woot-off

JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
edited June 2007 in Games and Technology
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It's that time again, folks. Hasn't been very long since the last one, but so it goes.

What is Woot and who's behind it?
Woot.com is an online store and community that focuses on selling cool stuff cheap. It started as an employee-store slash market-testing type of place for an electronics distributor, but it's taken on a life of its own. We anticipate profitability by 2043 – by then we should be retired; someone smarter might take over and jack up the prices. Until then, we're still the lovable scamps we've always been. But don't take our word for it: see what the online community has to say at this Wikipedia article.

I see some orange flashing lights on the main page – what do they mean?
No, you aren't seeing a side effect from your allergy medication. You have found a Woot-Off, a short term frenzied mutation of our product posting procedure. In Woot-Off mode, a new product is launched immediately after the sellout of the previous deal. There is a half-Woot-life of 12 hours maximum on any product within a Woot-Off that does not sell out. The number of Woot-Off items, sequence, and quantity will not be announced. When Woot-Off mode is over, the orange lights will disappear and our normal schedule will resume. Depending on its success, this may be a mode we would go into once or twice a month for a relatively short duration of time (24-72 hours generally.)

So what do you do?

Well, you could watch the front page, found at http://www.woot.com/, or you could use one of many Woot-off checkers to try to keep the main site moving at a sane pace when you find something you actually want.

Want to know if you missed something earlier? Look here

Aside from that, go nuts and look for some Blinged out Cabbage.

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  • VeritasVRVeritasVR Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Goddamn that mouse looks tight. Still too much for me though, even for a woot-off.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I prefer http://now.trackwoot.com/

    Come-on Bag of Crap!

    -edit-

    Or a monkey.

    MuddBudd on
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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    VeritasVR wrote: »
    Goddamn that mouse looks tight. Still too much for me though, even for a woot-off.

    Fuck! I would have bought one... They sell normally for like $70.

    Lucky Cynic on
  • TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    man i want that tv

    Talonrazor on
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  • Paper PlatesPaper Plates Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    By the time I hit the button for the 4gb usb drives they were sold out.

    Dammit.

    Paper Plates on
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  • theclamtheclam Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    That TV is going to last 1000x as long as those USB drives.

    theclam on
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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Yeah, the TV is going to last forever. But you know what? For that price, I may just measure out my entertainment center to see what I can fit. It's probably too big, though.

    Jragghen on
  • Paper PlatesPaper Plates Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Didn't really last that long, actually.

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  • FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    I prefer http://now.trackwoot.com/

    Come-on Bag of Crap!

    -edit-

    Or a monkey.

    I've always been curious, what have people gotten out of the bag of crap? What is generally the expectation?

    Fugitive on
  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Fugitive wrote: »
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    I prefer http://now.trackwoot.com/

    Come-on Bag of Crap!

    -edit-

    Or a monkey.

    I've always been curious, what have people gotten out of the bag of crap? What is generally the expectation?

    Roomba of some sort, usually.

    Lucky Cynic on
  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Fugitive wrote: »
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    I prefer http://now.trackwoot.com/

    Come-on Bag of Crap!

    -edit-

    Or a monkey.

    I've always been curious, what have people gotten out of the bag of crap? What is generally the expectation?

    Roomba of some sort, usually.

    I have never even gotten one. The site grinds to a halt and they are gone before I can get one.

    MuddBudd on
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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Fugitive wrote: »
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    I prefer http://now.trackwoot.com/

    Come-on Bag of Crap!

    -edit-

    Or a monkey.

    I've always been curious, what have people gotten out of the bag of crap? What is generally the expectation?

    Roomba of some sort, usually.

    I got a thermos bar drink cooler, a camcorder case, a few keychains, two CD players with FM radio and remotes, and a red lacy thong that I gave to a friend of mine (it was the wootoff right before Valentine's Day :P)

    Jragghen on
  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Goddamn this sensor thing.... end already!

    MuddBudd on
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  • CrashCrash Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Usually bandoleer o' carrots is crap, as the name would imply. Most people get a desk organizer pucks or two, maybe a flying monkey (which were $50 on ebay for awahile!!) Someone always gets something neat though, like a Wii or nice DVD player.

    Crash on
  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    we got a couple hours before this iRiver runs out, time to go play Catan.

    MuddBudd on
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  • archonwarparchonwarp Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I'm a big fan of the copperhead. If they happen to put one up again, try to grab it, as it is an excellent mouse! I would love to get a bag of crap this time, as the one I got last time was pretty spiffy [and definitely worth more than 6 dollars].

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  • Paper PlatesPaper Plates Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I am seriously hoping for some microsd cards.

    Damn grill/iriver/wifi sensor thing all in a row.

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  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    edited May 2007
    I am seriously hoping for some microsd cards.

    That'd be nice. I just got a new cell phone this weekend and it's the first I've ever had that uses microsd cards.

    Whippy on
  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    i hate woot offs so much, every time theres a thread on it I have to watch it, and see all the awesome stuff for insane prices, and every time i die a little inside since they dont ship to canada

    taliosfalcon on
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  • tarnoktarnok Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Oh God, oh God! It's almost gone. What's next? The suspense is killing me.

    Edit: A watch. With a UV...thingy. Well that...that's great.

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  • Paper PlatesPaper Plates Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    What is it about Woot that makes me consider buying everything they put up?

    If they put up "Used Hypodermic Needle" I would read the description before determining I don't need it.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Actually I find this watch interesting. Not enough to buy it however.

    MuddBudd on
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  • tarnoktarnok Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    Actually I find this watch interesting. Not enough to buy it however.

    But it's only ten dollars. At that price you _need_ one.

    tarnok on
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  • FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    tarnok wrote: »
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    Actually I find this watch interesting. Not enough to buy it however.

    But it's only ten dollars. At that price you _need_ one.
    People who wear digital watches don't really get a lot of sun.

    FreddyD on
  • telcustelcus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    FreddyD wrote: »
    tarnok wrote: »
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    Actually I find this watch interesting. Not enough to buy it however.

    But it's only ten dollars. At that price you _need_ one.
    People who wear digital watches don't really get a lot of sun.

    So that's why they need the watch! To make sure they don't accidentally get some sun.

    telcus on
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  • smallmouthsmallmouth Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Woot-offs make the workday infinitely more entertaining.

    smallmouth on
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  • Paper PlatesPaper Plates Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    So, I've been sitting here for a couple hours and just realized they don't ship to Hawaii. Dammit.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    telcus wrote: »
    FreddyD wrote: »
    tarnok wrote: »
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    Actually I find this watch interesting. Not enough to buy it however.

    But it's only ten dollars. At that price you _need_ one.
    People who wear digital watches don't really get a lot of sun.

    So that's why they need the watch! To make sure they don't accidentally get some sun.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    hmm, 'nother TV

    MuddBudd on
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  • WoodroezWoodroez Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    argh

    missed out on the projecter

    somebody shoot me in the faces

    Woodroez on
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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    i really want that computer...


    for the most part its substantially better than my current rig.

    Zephos on
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  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I always love these, even though I almost never buy anything.

    And I did manage to get a BoC once, but let's say it wasn't just a clever name.

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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    If i had the money i'd buy that PC.


    i'm sick of my AMD XP 2700+

    Zephos on
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  • WoodroezWoodroez Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    i'm really considering it.

    It's better than my circa 2004 Dell lappy in every way.

    besides being compaq. Pretty sure I swore up and down i'd never get another one again after the family one.

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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    i cant believe how well my system runs some more recent games when i see the stats on these "newer" rigs, let alone full on specs of gaming PC's.

    Zephos on
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  • telcustelcus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    This LightScribe DVD+/-RW drive lets you laser-etch silkscreen quality text and images on to CDs and DVDs . Your software, PC and discs work together for a no-hassle way to burn just the labels you want. After you burn content, just flip the disc over, reinsert, and burn your label—anything from a simple title to a full-disc work of art.

    I'd buy it for that alone, if I lived in the U.S. The price seems like obscenely good value for what you're getting.

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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    XP still. how much is vista upgrade?


    and it has PCI-e so thats a plus.



    for shits and giggles, whats a DX10 card cost?

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  • WoodroezWoodroez Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    i came really, really close, but just couldn't pull the trigger. Not this time.

    Woodroez on
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  • SixSix Caches Tweets in the mainframe cyberhex Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Lunker wrote: »
    I always love these, even though I almost never buy anything.

    And I did manage to get a BoC once, but let's say it wasn't just a clever name.

    What did you get?

    I've never bought anything from a woot off, but I did buy some cordless phones on a regular woot day once.

    Six on
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  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Lunker wrote: »
    I always love these, even though I almost never buy anything.

    And I did manage to get a BoC once, but let's say it wasn't just a clever name.

    What did you get?

    I've never bought anything from a woot off, but I did buy some cordless phones on a regular woot day once.
    I got what looks like a digital camcorder case (which I use for my DS/PSP stuff now), an insulated beverage mug, two mini ballpoint pens and what appeared to be a CD press kit for some brand of prescription medication. When they say "whatever they have lying around the warehouse," they're not kidding!

    I got a sweet Roboraptor for my Secret Santa from a Woot-off last year, and I got one of those USB dongles that lets you attach game consoles to your PC, although mine doesn't work (I blame the PC). Just a few weeks ago my friend bought an off-brand GPS setup from Woot for about $140 that he said is great.

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