Down at the Woot trough

When you get an account at Woot, you’re offered (perfunctorily) their newsletter, which comes out basically when they get around to it. And the edition that arrived last night came with this bit of whimsy:


Attention Woot employees –

We are now entering the final phase of preparations for the Woot-Off planned for midnight tonight. This is when we depart from our usual deal-a-day model and sell one product after another, offering a new deal as soon as the previous one sells out. For some reason, Woot members like [insert user name here] continue to have high expectations for this event. We must make every effort to ensure that they feel disappointed and betrayed.

It never occurred to me, given Woot’s propensity to yank their customers’ chains, that this meant they were actually going to have a Woot-Off. But they were, and they did.

Now I’m worried about this bit, not even concealed in this actual product listing:

Friday, 4:20 PM
Jason T.: Pretty good Woot-Off, I guess.
Matthew N.: Well, I’m steppin’ out, y’all. Somebody get that Saitek P2600 Rumble Force with FPS Gamepad, would ya? Talk to you dirtbags on Monday, most likely.

Had it been any time other than 4:20, I’d have to believe they were going to stretch this thing to two and a half freaking days.

1 comment

  1. CGHill »

    23 October 2008 · 8:49 pm

    Foiled again. It’s winding down now, though I did put in a bid on a trio of Screaming Monkeys.

    Rather a lot of us were half-monitoring the Woot-Off from the shop, and we were greatly dismayed when the power went off — and we were even more greatly dismayed when the power was restored and we discovered that Bags O’ Crap had been offered in our absence.

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