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Author Topic: Woot Off day  (Read 21513 times)

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Woot Off day
« on: January 30, 2007, 10:26:50 AM »
It's a Woot-Off day over at woot.com.. usually lots of good stuff comes through during woot-offs.. but they go fast so you have to check back somewhat frequently.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 08:42:18 PM »
i was wondering wtf was going on with woot today. things just flying....looks like they finally moved the roombas.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007, 12:11:43 AM »
Its midnight and still no bags of crap. Not happy.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2007, 03:17:05 PM »
UGH.. I just missed the brandelier of chandeliers..
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2007, 03:26:52 PM »
I just picked up the Logitech MX3000 Laser Cordless Desktop as well as 3 Blinged out Cabbages :P.

I will let you know what they are when they arrive.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2007, 03:31:37 PM »
I got my Bandolier of Carrots in the second grouping offered. Couldnt believe they did 3 in 6 items. Debating on the music thing now.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2007, 03:32:22 PM »
3 Blinged out Cabbages :P.

Wow, congrats.  I'm not a wooter (???), but looks like those went super fast.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2007, 03:39:08 PM »
Anyone willing to provide a cliff notes version of what the hell you're talking about?  Sounds like a foreign language.  I'll visit woot later and figure out what it is, but I was hoping for a quick summary.

Thanks.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2007, 03:42:19 PM »
check wikipedia for woot...explains A LOT....
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2007, 03:44:42 PM »
check wikipedia for woot...explains A LOT....

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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2007, 04:02:22 PM »
Random woot rant...

Why the hell does everyone and their brother go out of their way to create a woot tracker?  Seems like most people are donating their time and bandwidth to woot - but why?  Some have ads, but others are just doing it for free.  woot.com is the one making all the money off sales, if their servers break down because I'm hitting refresh every 5 seconds - then THEY need to do something to resolve it - f'em.  They've created the monster, they're making money off of it, they can handle it.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2007, 04:49:33 PM »
I agree - but many of them make it easy.. the one I use (http://kerngamers.com/woot/) auto-refreshes for me every 15 seconds, shrinks the image down to about an inch wide by 1.5 inches high and tells me the percentage left right on the title bar.  easy for me to have it open in the background in the corner of my screen with just the image displayed.

course the issue is when a Buttload 'o Candies comes on, I can't even get to the woot server to get it...

haven't gotten anything from woot yet.. but I usually check on a daily basis.. those few days I miss always seem to have something I would have bitten on.  oh well....
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2007, 07:27:33 PM »
So far today:

My WOOTS:

1/31/2007 1 Logitech Wireless USB Music System for PC
1/31/2007 3 Bags Of  Crap
1/31/2007 1 Logitech MX3000 Cordless Desktop Set
1/31/2007 1 Netgear WPN824 RangeMax MIMO Wireless Router
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2007, 09:18:18 PM »
You'll love the MIMO router.  Bought a Zyxel off e-bay a couple months ago (along with zyxel usb adaptors).  The router is down in the basement in the farthest diagonal corner of the house, and I get a full signal.  'Course, I have a really small house, but still - very good range.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2007, 09:25:04 PM »
yeah, i got the router for $34.99 ($29.99 + $5.00 shipping) so I am happy. I currently have a b which is also only 10mbps. my buddy recommended the music system as he as one in his house and loves it. i wanted a new mouse so this combo worked for me and Bags of Crap - we shall see. Anything from calendars to remote control dinosaurs to 61" HDTV's come in them.

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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2007, 05:04:07 AM »
I blame all of you for being in that damn woot room for this damn woot-off all night and not allowing me to go to bed... i hope the woot off ends soon...

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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2007, 08:37:20 AM »
wow.. I was watching at about 2am (finally got my stereo system reassembled and speakers mounted and needed to update my logitech remote) and saw it go to a casio watch without the woot-off lights.. so I had assumed it was over.. when I saw your post though, I went back and checked and lo-and-behold, it's back on!  very strange...  :-\

speaking of which... does anyone have the original remote for a Denon AVR-5800 audio/video receiver?  :(
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2007, 08:49:30 AM »
Its a 3 day woot. I have heard they are moving to a new warehouse - might be a clean out.

spiral, why do you need the original - just get a harmony.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2007, 10:09:38 AM »
I have a harmony.. *sigh*

only problem is that the AV Receiver has a setup menu function whereby you set up the speaker arrangement and map the optical audio inputs to devices.  The Harmony profile for this avr does not include the setup "button".  :(  I have called logitech harmony's support line and they did some things to me profile that might help.. just need to get home and try to update the remote with the updates and see if that works.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2007, 10:16:33 PM »
ahha!  being smarter than software has its advantages!  just added the next higher receiver to my remote and it has all the same buttons my receiver has plus more.. so setup is back... and my surrounds are on! and my optical input is mapped!  and I am in av heaven  ;D
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2007, 05:49:41 PM »
Today's woot was a kensington 10-pack keyboard package for $17.99.. and it sold out.. who in the heck would use _10_ keyboards?!
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2007, 06:20:15 PM »
Today's woot was a kensington 10-pack keyboard package for $17.99.. and it sold out.. who in the heck would use _10_ keyboards?!

People who run computer labs probably

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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2007, 07:05:11 PM »
Today's woot was a kensington 10-pack keyboard package for $17.99.. and it sold out.. who in the heck would use _10_ keyboards?!

Not sure who would use them but 1120 of them (that's 11,200 keyboards!) sold out by 8:00 a.m.!

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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2007, 08:53:50 AM »
Just recieved a great email from Woot:

Woot <no-reply@woot.com>  to me
 show details  8:46 am (5 minutes ago) 

Chili,

Your order for 3 Random Crap on 01/31/2007 has been recently shipped via FEDEX.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2007, 09:12:25 AM »
get a tracking number with it?  If so, you MIGHT be able to see details like weight... could tell you if you're getting a 84" tv.... then again it could be a 10'x10' box of manure..........
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2007, 09:17:53 AM »
Damn - only 6lbs. Hopefully I get a remote control dinosaur though. One can only dream.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2007, 09:43:27 AM »
No fear!  6lbs. is still a substantial amount of crap.. I should know.. my dog seems to deposit turds of an equivalent weight that I joyously must find and pick up periodically.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2007, 11:22:46 AM »
Your order for 3 Random Crap on 01/31/2007 has been recently shipped via FEDEX.

Of couse you'll post pictures of your crap, right?

As was clear earlier in the thread, I never heard of woot before this thread was started.  Interesting and funny site.  I particularly liked the description of the car alarm system a few days ago.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2007, 12:41:02 PM »
I will post as soon as I get back from DC.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2007, 02:27:43 PM »
Just recieved a great email from Woot:

Woot <no-reply@woot.com>  to me
 show details  8:46 am (5 minutes ago) 

Chili,

Your order for 3 Random Crap on 01/31/2007 has been recently shipped via FEDEX.


So are you going to let us know what was in your BOCs?  It feels like Christmas.

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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2007, 02:35:18 PM »
yeah!! *ahem* SOMEONE is SLACKING!!!! *ahem* :P
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2007, 07:46:52 PM »
Just came today....

and it contained....

1 - lovely cardboard box
1 - Samsonite PB60 camera bag
1 - working (I hope) Virgin Pulse CD player
1 - Cross Ion gell pen & keychain
1 - copy Hardly Working book
1 - box 100 recycled floppy disks
1 - toy whistle with Smile lanyard

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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2007, 08:07:01 PM »
but are you satisfied?
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2007, 08:22:11 PM »
for the most part. i would liked to have gotten a wii. but what can you expect for $8. i am giving the disks to my buddy in exchange for putting two old vhs tapes i had onto dvd and i will try and sell the cd player. the book seems cool too. so yes, i am happy.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2007, 10:12:45 AM »
That "whistle" .. how loud is it?  .. It reminds me of a product called a "sport horn" ..

http://www.garrettspecialties.com/sport-horn-p-623.html

I have one .. it is SUPER loud, like a fog horn.  I'm surprised some enterprising MU students don't buy a dozen and hand them out to the gold rush, freak out the opposing team during FT attempts.

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« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2007, 10:17:52 AM »
for the most part. i would liked to have gotten a wii. but what can you expect for $8. i am giving the disks to my buddy in exchange for putting two old vhs tapes i had onto dvd and i will try and sell the cd player. the book seems cool too. so yes, i am happy.

Very nice display, Chili.

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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2007, 10:24:41 AM »
an A for presentation! :)

but seriously.. not a bad spread for what was it, $8?
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2007, 11:30:34 AM »


"Personal CD with Digital FM Tuner and Wired Remote."

Ummm...what the hell is the point of a "wired" remote?  On a portable CD player?
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« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2007, 11:40:09 AM »
Ummm...what the hell is the point of a "wired" remote?  On a portable CD player?

Just guessing, but say you throw the cd player in your backpack, then you just have the remote and headphones coming out.  But really, who uses CD players in the day of MP3s anyway...

I have one .. it is SUPER loud, like a fog horn.  I'm surprised some enterprising MU students don't buy a dozen and hand them out to the gold rush, freak out the opposing team during FT attempts.

I though teams could get technical fouls for fans blowing whistles and the like?  Maybe this is something I've been mistaken on for several years.  Of course, if it sounds like a foghorn then maybe it wouldn't apply.
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Re: Woot Off day
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2007, 11:45:33 AM »


"Personal CD with Digital FM Tuner and Wired Remote."

Ummm...what the hell is the point of a "wired" remote?  On a portable CD player?

No idea what a wired remote is but hoping to get $10 on craigslist.
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