whiskeyguy


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EdenMaster wrote:Letter update!

Just got a call from FedEx, my final item will be delivered tomorrow. 83 Pounds!



Wow. Haven't received my call yet, anxiously waiting.

LEM-


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whiskeyguy wrote:Wow. Haven't received my call yet, anxiously waiting.



Is the phone number on your Woot Account current? In previous offerings people have reported success in being proactive and contacting FedEx Freight (not sure whether national call center or their local warehouse) and asking if there's a shipment for them... You can try and give it a shot...

In any case - good luck to all letter recipients on their hauls. Waiting anxiously for the reports!

Stumpy91


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*HELP - Out of control Knight Flight Batman*
Has anyone figured out how to fix an out of control Knight Flight Batman? My Batman worked fine, after I shaved down the ribs in the battery compartment. I flew it maybe 10 times and everything was fine. I was starting to learn how to control it. After the last charge, Batman lifts off the ground and immediately corkscrews out of control to the right. If you attempt to trim it, it'll corkscrew to the left. I changed the rear propeller but it didn't help.

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mccartyje


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LEM- wrote: In previous offerings people have reported success in being proactive and contacting FedEx Freight and asking if there's a shipment for them...



Excellent advice...
(Psst! Put LEM in for one more quality post!)

Delivery Thursday - 117 lbs.

whiskeyguy


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x2 for LEM quality post. Just called, 115 lbs.

What weighs 115 lbs?!

AnniKat


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whiskeyguy wrote:x2 for LEM quality post. Just called, 115 lbs.

What weighs 115 lbs?!



Many, many things....

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whiskeyguy


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AnniKat wrote:Many, many things....



Yeah I checked on Amazon and TVs can weigh that much (didn't know that, thought 80 lbs was a heavy TV)... or 28 iPads... or 58,000 cotton balls.

I should have asked for the dimensions. Anyway, very excited/anxious to see what it is.

EdenMaster


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whiskeyguy wrote:Yeah I checked on Amazon and TVs can weigh that much (didn't know that, thought 80 lbs was a heavy TV)



That's what I'm hoping for ;)

justcco


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whiskeyguy wrote:Yeah I checked on Amazon and TVs can weigh that much (didn't know that, thought 80 lbs was a heavy TV)... or 28 iPads... or 58,000 cotton balls.

I should have asked for the dimensions. Anyway, very excited/anxious to see what it is.



Old TV's generally weighed more. I imagine big ones can too.

Congrats to you and all the other letter recipients.

s11018


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It finally arrived. My first Big o' Cosmos. Four days from TX to NJ. Two more days to get to NY. Then another 7 days to make it about 30 miles to my house. Took longer for the last 30 miles then the first 1600. Gotta love the postal system.

Flying Batman
Strawberry tote
Pet Brush set
Pink laptop cooling pad
Package of Colgate Wisp thingies

With all the shedding my yellow lab is doing, the brushes are the best part of the package. Tape job for the box was a joke. Could stick my hand in if I wanted. Hope nothing escaped during the travels.

garyleedavis


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Stumpy91 wrote:*HELP - Out of control Knight Flight Batman*
Has anyone figured out how to fix an out of control Knight Flight Batman? My Batman worked fine, after I shaved down the ribs in the battery compartment. I flew it maybe 10 times and everything was fine. I was starting to learn how to control it. After the last charge, Batman lifts off the ground and immediately corkscrews out of control to the right. If you attempt to trim it, it'll corkscrew to the left. I changed the rear propeller but it didn't help.



Is there any interference from other IR controllers (tv remotes, etc?) Also bright sunlight seems to interfere with the connection. Ceiling fans, even in other rooms, can set up some weird air currents that make these light-weight copters squirrely. Try going into a semi-dark room and see if you still have the problem. Also you can try holding Batman in your hand with the rotors on. If the rear propeller runs with no change in the controls or trim then there could be some interference.

Or it could be that your Batman is just crap, what else did you expect ;-)

jdenton


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First package couldn't get delivered, my fault. We moved not too long ago and when I updated my address I mis-typed it. Told woot and a new package is on it's way! Original package was 4.1 lbs, new one is either 2.2 or the place holder kilo is still up. Whatever it brings, many kudos for their upstanding customer support!

EdenMaster


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Well, it has arrived.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/002-1.jpg

On one hand I didn't get a pallet of multiple anything, nor did I get a big screen TV. I got a massively overstuffed beanbag chair, with a snowboard and a foam bow and arrow set thrown on top for good measure.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/006-1.jpg

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/005.jpg

The pictures don't do justice to the magnitude of the thing. It's gonna be interesting getting it up to my second floor apartment, and my cat is liable to have a field day with it. On the plus side, it's crazy comfy, and if I can possibly find a place for this enormous thing, I will likely enjoy it.

Thanks, Woot Gods

ruf1o


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EdenMaster wrote:Well, it has arrived.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/002-1.jpg

On one hand I didn't get a pallet of multiple anything, nor did I get a big screen TV. I got a massively overstuffed beanbag chair, with a snowboard and a foam bow and arrow set thrown on top for good measure.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/006-1.jpg

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/005.jpg

The pictures don't do justice to the magnitude of the thing. It's gonna be interesting getting it up to my second floor apartment, and my cat is liable to have a field day with it. On the plus side, it's crazy comfy, and if I can possibly find a place for this enormous thing, I will likely enjoy it.

Thanks, Woot Gods



Congratulations on that splendid crap!

Let's go Duke!

FrostByte


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EdenMaster wrote:Well, it has arrived.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/002-1.jpg

On one hand I didn't get a pallet of multiple anything, nor did I get a big screen TV. I got a massively overstuffed beanbag chair, with a snowboard and a foam bow and arrow set thrown on top for good measure.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/006-1.jpg

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/005.jpg

The pictures don't do justice to the magnitude of the thing. It's gonna be interesting getting it up to my second floor apartment, and my cat is liable to have a field day with it. On the plus side, it's crazy comfy, and if I can possibly find a place for this enormous thing, I will likely enjoy it.

Thanks, Woot Gods



Looks like a pretty sweet haul! Maybe Woot knew you had a cat, so they gave you the snowboard as a first line of defense, and then the foam bow and arrow set as the last measure to keep the cat from the chair?!

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efprofessor


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EdenMaster wrote:Well, it has arrived.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/002-1.jpg

On one hand I didn't get a pallet of multiple anything, nor did I get a big screen TV. I got a massively overstuffed beanbag chair, with a snowboard and a foam bow and arrow set thrown on top for good measure.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/006-1.jpg

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/005.jpg

The pictures don't do justice to the magnitude of the thing. It's gonna be interesting getting it up to my second floor apartment, and my cat is liable to have a field day with it. On the plus side, it's crazy comfy, and if I can possibly find a place for this enormous thing, I will likely enjoy it.

Thanks, Woot Gods



I think you are missing something; it's a bag! Get that ol' razor knife out and slit 'er open. You never know what might be inside.

At the least, unzipper it and run the shell through the wash. It was probably the bean bag chair in the Woot employee lounge so who knows what Monte and Mortimer were doing on that thing?

Oh yeah, congrats! (he says in a rit of fealous jage).

Woody1150


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EdenMaster wrote:Well, it has arrived.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/002-1.jpg

On one hand I didn't get a pallet of multiple anything, nor did I get a big screen TV. I got a massively overstuffed beanbag chair, with a snowboard and a foam bow and arrow set thrown on top for good measure.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/006-1.jpg

I hope the bean bag isn't literally full of crap... :P
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/005.jpg

The pictures don't do justice to the magnitude of the thing. It's gonna be interesting getting it up to my second floor apartment, and my cat is liable to have a field day with it. On the plus side, it's crazy comfy, and if I can possibly find a place for this enormous thing, I will likely enjoy it.

Thanks, Woot Gods



Hopefully the bean bag isn't literally full of crap. :P

EdenMaster


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We tried opening it, but the zipper is really stuck, I don't think it's meant to be opened.

We shall continue trying, though.

Beffy


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Is it a Sumo Bean Bag chair?! Man do I want one of those things

EdenMaster


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The bag was opened, and there's nothing inside but foam and fabric, sadly. It looks kinda like someone took a few old couch cushions, ripped them to shreds, and stuffed em in there.

isthisme2


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EdenMaster wrote:The bag was opened, and there's nothing inside but foam and fabric, sadly. It looks kinda like someone took a few old couch cushions, ripped them to shreds, and stuffed em in there.



Well I guess you got a "Bag Of Couch"!

ignorant


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EdenMaster wrote:The bag was opened, and there's nothing inside but foam and fabric, sadly. It looks kinda like someone took a few old couch cushions, ripped them to shreds, and stuffed em in there.



I'd guess you got a LoveSac "MovieSac" or a Comfort Research "King Fuf"

Woot Forum link to a discussion the last time the LoveSac was on sale at Moofi.

pohlmacs


quality posts: 6 Private Messages pohlmacs

I received my replacement today (first shipment had a USPS failure). Here is the junk I graciously received: [estimated crap value (ECV)]

2 - RPET recycled tote bags [$1]
1 - large and small ShamWow! [$1.25]
1 - Energizer Energi To Go (opened) [$2]
1 - Visual Land rechargeable mobile speaker (opened) [$15]
1 - Audio Basics 5-piece wall and ceiling mount [$18]
1 - CyberPower 140W inverter w/ surge (opened) [$40]
1 - 4GB Haier Theatre touch screen media player (HV3A-4G) (opened) [$50]

Estimated Crap Value (ECV) = $127.25

Thank ya Woot for the new schtuff I now get to play with!

LayneRobinson


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LEM- wrote:Is the phone number on your Woot Account current? In previous offerings people have reported success in being proactive and contacting FedEx Freight (not sure whether national call center or their local warehouse) and asking if there's a shipment for them... You can try and give it a shot...

In any case - good luck to all letter recipients on their hauls. Waiting anxiously for the reports!



I had success (dubious use of the term considering what was delivered) contacting my local FedEx Freight office.

Holy Crap! I got a letter! http://www.twitpic.com/1edbfv
It turned out to be car wax http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89F-TOVQtrI

LayneRobinson


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efprofessor wrote:I think you are missing something; it's a bag!



Keep in mind that this is just the "other" item. They got their bag in the first box.....

Holy Crap! I got a letter! http://www.twitpic.com/1edbfv
It turned out to be car wax http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89F-TOVQtrI

LayneRobinson


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Ok, so for those of you who got the Dream Cheeky USB Light thing (that gets brighter as you type faster), has anyone played with it? I got one, but it is still in the box. But I was thinking about some alternative projects for it......

Since it is USB and a light, it could be used as a "new message" indicator (either mail or IM or Twitter or whatever). And maybe the brightness could be an indicator of how many messages. All I need to figure out is how it communicates to the device. I haven't seen any "hacking" pages for it, so it might take me a little while. The programming part of it shouldn't be that difficult once I figure the communications protocol out.

Anyone interested in something like that?

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It turned out to be car wax http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89F-TOVQtrI

mtarget


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I hooked mine up just out of curiosity. It responds to keystrokes. The faster you press the brighter it gets. Out of the box its just a gadget or a good way for the boss to see if your working. I'd be interested to see what you come up with.

LayneRobinson wrote:Ok, so for those of you who got the Dream Cheeky USB Light thing (that gets brighter as you type faster), has anyone played with it? I got one, but it is still in the box. But I was thinking about some alternative projects for it......

Since it is USB and a light, it could be used as a "new message" indicator (either mail or IM or Twitter or whatever). And maybe the brightness could be an indicator of how many messages. All I need to figure out is how it communicates to the device. I haven't seen any "hacking" pages for it, so it might take me a little while. The programming part of it shouldn't be that difficult once I figure the communications protocol out.

Anyone interested in something like that?



efprofessor


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LayneRobinson wrote:Keep in mind that this is just the "other" item. They got their bag in the first box.....



Keep in mind, it was a tongue and cheek bit of humor. I hope he didn't actually pull a razor knife out and rip it open. I also did not think it was actually a left over from a Monte and Mortimer lunch room skit. Need I go on?

carl669


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as a side note, though the stuff i got was pretty awesome, i was really looking forward to some more nancy kerrigan trading cards. :p



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EdenMaster


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efprofessor wrote:Keep in mind, it was a tongue and cheek bit of humor. I hope he didn't actually pull a razor knife out and rip it open. I also did not think it was actually a left over from a Monte and Mortimer lunch room skit. Need I go on?



No, no, we managed to get the zipper to move is all, it's been closed back up. Besides, it's too large to move effectively so we'll probably end up emptying it out into a couple garbage bags for transportation then refilling it on site.

Anyway, enough about mine, now I'm waiting to see what my fellow letter recipients end up with

efprofessor


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EdenMaster wrote:No, no, we managed to get the zipper to move is all, it's been closed back up. Besides, it's too large to move effectively so we'll probably end up emptying it out into a couple garbage bags for transportation then refilling it on site.

Anyway, enough about mine, now I'm waiting to see what my fellow letter recipients end up with



Maybe someday I will get a letter from TPW! I have been pretty good at grabbing bags (I think this was number 15 or thereabouts) but I always get the same old average stuff (i.e., crap). Of course, I usually like the crap I get (commandment V) and the real enjoyment comes from the anticipation (in spite of commandment III), but it would be nice to have a pallet full of car wax or returned dvd players (okay, I am close to violating commandment II, so I will stop).

In the end, this is the law of averages at work; most of us get the same crap because probably only 1 out of 500 people or so get big ticket items (not just letters, but electronics and such). But, from a marketing perspective this works well for the Woot gods because as you share your bounty on this forum, it gets the rest of us to continue the journey of seeking crap nirvana (and buying lot's of stuff we don't really need to get to that point during the woot off).

mccartyje


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mccartyje wrote: The contents:
A 5x7 inch fan photo of John Travolta, signed "to:"threepiecewoot(sic)" John Travolta"
A silver wallet made from woven threads of stainless steel, from The Bradford Exchange, with a heavy belt buckle sized metal plaque adhered to the front, sporting a bas relief chopper, and the creed "RIDE HARD, LIVE FREE". A true classic. (My teen son has claimed dibs on that).
Two (count them, two!)bags w/orange ?... Very cool.
One Creative Sportsman's package for a Vado HD Video camera, with battery, cables, charger, and two camo silicone skins - no camera, though. ($50)
One Plantronics Explorer 220 Bluetooth Headset, with charger. Looks hurkey, like it came from the first wave of bluetooth earbuses.
One official NBA photo of Patrick Ewing, with a personal apology from TPW on the back, lamenting that they could not fit my last item in the box, etc.



The latent image of the above is below:



The final Cephalopterus is expected later in the day...

FrostByte


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mccartyje wrote:The latent image of the above is below:



The final Cephalopterus is expected later in the day...



Anxiously awaiting your later post. Is this the last letter that we know of?

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gdvorak


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dgmiller13 wrote:My 5.9 lb box arrived:

Knight Flight Batman
Laptop cooling pad
Pet Zoom brushes
Strawberry shopping bag
Phillips surge protector



I finally got my Bright Orange Coelacanth, and it's the same as this one.

mccartyje


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Delivery time! (The Third Clamato)


The Delivery


The Contents


Very similar to EdenMaster's, with a little twist on the bonus items.
Fits the bill nicely, with
something to play with(toy music set)
something electonic (ipod accessory pack)
and something comforting (humongous sack chair).

Thanks, WOOT!

and good luck to us all, next Wootoff!

Jerruh


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I received my replacement Big o' Cosmos today after a USPS error on the first.

My haul:
(1)Growing Up Cheetah DVD from Animal Planet
(1)Subjekt Headphones ($25)(http://www.amazon.com/SUBJEKT-MK-AG8100R-BlockParty-Headphones-Finish/dp/B0046OWHNO)
(1)Box of Primula Tea

box #1 was 7.7 lbs
box #2 was 1.7 lbs

(approximately, I don't feel like looking up the exact amounts)

Wonder what I missed out on with the 6lbs, but the headphones seem nice at least even if they aren't high end or anything.

justcco


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EdenMaster wrote:Well, it has arrived.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/002-1.jpg

On one hand I didn't get a pallet of multiple anything, nor did I get a big screen TV. I got a massively overstuffed beanbag chair, with a snowboard and a foam bow and arrow set thrown on top for good measure.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/006-1.jpg

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj25/TheCarpe/005.jpg

The pictures don't do justice to the magnitude of the thing. It's gonna be interesting getting it up to my second floor apartment, and my cat is liable to have a field day with it. On the plus side, it's crazy comfy, and if I can possibly find a place for this enormous thing, I will likely enjoy it.

Thanks, Woot Gods



Much congrats. Also, I always wondered if letters went to apartment dwellers. Now I know.

MiddleAgeMan


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My Sansa clip + works but has a broken clip. Obviously a design flaw. The interesting fact is that Sansa doesn't warranty any of their refurbished products. Since w00t! doesn't warranty Big o' Cosmos items, you're out of luck if your get a refurb Sansa product in your bag.

I'll keep trying, but I'll never buy a refurb Sansa product here again (on purpose). In the interest of full disclosure, I do have one prior non-Crap purchase of a Sansa refurb from w00t! that still works perfectly to this day. Which makes this bamboozle all the more mystifying.

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MiddleAgeMan


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Stumpy91 wrote:*HELP - Out of control Knight Flight Batman*
Has anyone figured out how to fix an out of control Knight Flight Batman? My Batman worked fine, after I shaved down the ribs in the battery compartment. I flew it maybe 10 times and everything was fine. I was starting to learn how to control it. After the last charge, Batman lifts off the ground and immediately corkscrews out of control to the right. If you attempt to trim it, it'll corkscrew to the left. I changed the rear propeller but it didn't help.



Try the MS approach. Remove all the batteries, sit around for awhile, insert new batteries and voila (or not).

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whiskeyguy


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FrostByte wrote:Anxiously awaiting your later post. Is this the last letter that we know of?



I received a letter also, my item should be here within the next couple of hours.