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No Crap for Us

There are 4 of us at work that have been following the Woot-Off. Bags of Crap went on sale. Phones started ringing. Insanity sprang up all around us. 2 people got to the credit card page, only to have them be SOLD OUT. I got to see the crap, but then the server went down when I clicked "I want one". Ben didn't get much further than that, either.

It was a sad, sad day.

And now I can safely go home without missing anything important.

Edit: If this post makes no sense at all to you, check out this wikipedia article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woot.com#Bag_O.27_Crap

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sillyliss
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Can you explain this to me?
tenthz
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
I think wikipedia will explain it the best:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woot.com#Bag_O.27_Crap
misch
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
Woot.com. Typically sells one item per day until they either sell out, or the day ends. Whichever comes first.

Sometimes, though, they go into this crazy impulsive shopping experience called a Woot-off. Instead of selling one item per day, they sell one item until it sells out.

Listen to the podcast for the "ways of the wootoff"

During a Woot-off, Woot will sell a "Bag of Crap". Keep in mind, this is not actual crap, but, just a bag of random stuff from the Woot home offices. Actually, there's no bag, it comes in a box.

Now, the real reason you want to get in on a bag of crap is that rarely, Woot throws in a crap that isn't really crappy. Past not-crappy-craps have included a wide screen TV, a Nintendo Wii, and other things.

I have been blessed enough to get two bags of crap. My craps have included: Canvas bag designed to carry six bottles of wine. Refurbished Sansa 1GB MP3 player. Package of 8 1st generation iPod sleeves. Package of 6 retractable phone cords. iPod pillow. 2 original xbox controller battery chargers. Crappy chinese made christmas ornament.
sillyliss
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
Oooh, crappy! How much did you pay for your bag o' crap? If you don't mind saying, that is.
tenthz
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Crap is $1 each (so $3 for a maximum of 3 craps per person) plus $5 flat shipping. For a total of $8 for 3 craps in a box (not a bag).
misch
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
Craps are $1 each, plus $5 for shipping, so a full bag of crap is $8.

For this Wootoff, rather than make you choose 3, they made 3 the default. So these bags of crap cost $8.

(And if you say "Bag of crap" in the Woot forums, the software translates "Bag of Crap" to another phrase that has the initials BOC: Bandoleer of Carrots, Barrel of Cheddar, etc)
sarahk_xoxo
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
A Bag of Crap is something that you actually want?
tenthz
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
sarahk_xoxo
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
Damn flat screen tvs? Sadly I don't think I can order from Woot in Canada...I totally was looking what was on sale when they had the random crap.
spookysaint121
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
theres an international option on their tshirt site
sarahk_xoxo
Dec. 11th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
I definitely don't need more t-shirts. I justify keeping ones that I'll never wear because "what if I want to wear them to work"
misch
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
spookysaint121
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
I usually miss the woot off
tenthz
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
It's been going since Tuesday and IS STILL GOING! =-O
spookysaint121
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
My friend bought a shirt before the election that said Bigfoot and Nessie 08, vote for a change you can believe in
malaria
Dec. 11th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
Damn you, Catherine! I have a cute Tin Man shirt now because of you! :) I think I like this Woot phenomenon.
tenthz
Dec. 11th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!!! :D That shirt is pretty awesome.
malaria
Dec. 11th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
I thought so. And you can't really beat $10, IMO. How often do the Bags of Crap go on sale? Is it totally and utterly random, with absolute pandemonium happening on the site when it happens? I think it must be :)
tenthz
Dec. 11th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Usually once per woot-off and woot-offs are every few months at best.
louboutin
Dec. 11th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
There are few things in life I love more than random bags of crap. Seriously.
xwickedqueenx
Dec. 12th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
Haha I have been following the woot-off for 2 days as well. Was at the gym and missed the bag of crap :(

This is the second time I've seen Bacon salt though! Grr!!
bibulb
Dec. 12th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
For some reason, the combination of browser + cookies + Woot never let me actually purchase anything. So I've downgraded Woot on my Big List Of Discounts...
misch
Dec. 12th, 2008 06:14 am (UTC)
tenthz
Dec. 12th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know, Mike (and his boss) were told yesterday morning. Thanks for the link.
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