Just a quick note telling everyone today is a Woot-Off! If you recall our Sweet Site of the Week – woot.com, then you remember that they sell tons of gadgets, electronics, and knick-knacks for seriously reduced prices along with $5 shipping. But the catch is that they sell only one item every 24 hours. Well, on the grand occasion of a Woot-Off, they put a new item up for sale as soon as the last one sells out. For Wooters(the name affectionately given to those of us who woot), this is the best day of the month, quarter, or year for they can constantly press the F5 button all day and find new items. Maybe not the items they need or want, but they have to find out anyway.
And then there’s the highly, highly coveted Bag of Crap. Wooters will spend all day, all night, and sometimes the next day waiting for the infamous Bag of Crap to appear. You see, when the BOC goes on sale Wooters will rush to put in their order for between 1 to 3 of them and then wait a few days to a week to see what random three, or more, items show up on their doorstep. While the actual BOC will cost between $1 to $3, plus $5 shipping, according to bagsofcrap.com the value of the items in the BOC can range from around $30 to over $1400. Oh, and for full disclosure, expect the woot website to crash while several thousand Wooters all fight to orders the bags of crap.
Doesn’t this sound like something you want to be a part of? I do. Head on over to Woot and keep that F5 button close by. You never know when you might find something worthwhile to purchase. And hey, you may even get your hands on that elusive Bag of Crap.
Sweet Site of the Week – woot.com
Sometimes it’s hard to sift through the millions of websites out there to find the fun, unusual, creative, and especially, the useful ones. And word of mouth can only take you so far. Well, leave it to Gadget Teaser to give you a hand in your search. Once a week, we’ll highlight one of our favorite sites that not everyone knows about. I like to think that we here at Gadget Teaser are performing a public service for you…
the avid gadget blog reader the general public.
This week’s Sweet Site of the Week is: woot.com
Ah woot! What I can I say about one of my favorite sites on the web? Woot is an addiction, a compulsion, and hard habit to break. There’s a strange obsession that happens once you start wooting. It’s weird. I can’t help but check woot every evening at 12pm central. And when that elusive bag of random crap comes up, I act like a fool trying to get my hands on one. Yes, I get all those feelings from a website.
It is difficult to describe what woot is. It’s an online marketplace for new, used, and usually refurbished items. It’s a site where you always get a great deal on whatever is on sale. Always. The trick is, there is only one item for sale per day. Yes, you read that right. One item per day. It could be anything from an iPod to a TV to set of speakers to a cell phone to a flash drive. Anything. It’s usually some sort of gadget or electronic item which I guess is another reason why I love it so much. The item goes up for sale at 12am central, stays on sale for 24 hours, then a new item goes on sale again the next day. Best of all, $5 flat rate shipping no matter what the item or the quantity. You can buy up to three items at a time but the shipping stays at $5. Even if you buy three 40″ TVs!
Woot is more than just gadgets. It has branched out to wine.woot and shirt.woot. At wine.woot, great deals can now be had on wines and wine accessories. Shirt.woot offers unique, one-of-a-kind, and custom t-shirt for $10 everyday (free shipping). Just like woot though, only one t-shirt is offered per day. Luckily, if you miss a great design, you can get a previous t-shirt later for $15. The best part about shirt.woot are the derbies. Shirt.woot puts up a contest for designers to submit shirts for. Wooters vote and the best t-shirts are put on sale.
So woot, wine.woot, shirt.woot, and sellout.woot (links you through yahoo shopping to a secondary woot page) are the sweet sites of the week. They are addicting. Try them at your own risk.