The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

6 June 2007

Woot unto others

This situation is less hypothetical than you might think:

Let's say, hypothetically, that you and some co-workers (about 5 people, friends who you socialize with outside the office) are watching the Woot-Off. Let's say you refresh your screen, and you discover the beloved Bog of Crop. Do you:
  1. Instantly alert your co-workers, so that you all have a maximum chance at the bags, or
  2. Quietly get your order in, then alert the others.

To my knowledge, there are four wooters at 42nd and Treadmill, and two of them weren't actually monitoring the situation. The other two (in more or less adjacent offices) did in fact score Broken Ogre Combs, and they did so rather loudly, as I recall.

Posted at 10:48 AM to Bushel of Currency


I was following the woot-off as closely as possible and had just about given in to the possibility that they weren't offering BOCs any more. None appeared during the previous woot-off.

For 15 minutes, I was pulled away from the computer to attend to something else. In that 15 minutes, the previous slow moving woot ended and the BOC came and went.

Maybe next time.

To answer your question, I couldn't say for sure as I don't know anyone else around here that woots. I'd probably at least start ordering mine first, though.

Posted by: Thomas Pfau at 12:46 PM on 6 June 2007