The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 February 2007

The Woot of the problem

"So this is what being a crack addict is like," Trini mused as the Woot-Off entered its 64th hour. And it's a nerve-wracking experience, to say the least. At least I was able to snag a couple of things that sold out quickly.

Whatever my speed, though, it was unfortunately not sufficient to secure for myself a bespoke orange Cadillac.

And after 68 hours, Woot had unloaded more than 52,000 items and taken in something like $2.2 million, which would pay for about one-twentieth of the therapy needed by all the wooters struggling for their very own brick owl cages.

Posted at 8:31 PM to Bushel of Currency


Is that what was going on? Early last week I decided to re-subscribe to their RSS feed and I was getting a bajillion new or updated entries a day, so I unsubscribed because I couldn't keep up.

Posted by: Erica at 10:23 PM on 4 February 2007

Exactly. When there's a single item, as there is most days, you get one update, and that's that. The Woot-Off generated dozens.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:27 AM on 5 February 2007