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I was amazed also at how long it took to sell out. It was probably the speed of the server crash. (which this time seemed instantanous) However, after 15 minutes of trying... I have a bucket of carp comming my way!
Thank You Woot Gods!
Random Crap 3/26/10 Random Crap 2/25/10
Santa’s Sack O’ Crap 12/25/09 Bushnell ONIX 200CR GPS System with TruView Navigation 12/23/09
Ready Remote Deluxe Remote Car Start System 10/27/09 Woot-Off Lights 7/12/09
Home & Car Rapid Battery Charger w/ AA & AAA Rechargeable Batteries 4/17/09
TaylorMade Tourino Stand Bag and Towel 2/25/09
Random Crap 2/19/09 Black & Decker 20 Watt Power Backup Battery Pack - 2 Pack 9/9/08
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First one in a while and seventh overall: 10/23/08, 12/25/08, 12/25/09, 1/28/10, 6/24/10, 12/1/10, 8/17/11). I notice this one shows up in my order history as "Bag of Crap" while the others show up as "Random Crap" and "Santa's Sack of Crap" (12/25/09).
I used wooters.us in both a Chrome and Firefox browser to track and hit the I Want One as soon as I saw it. (Wootalyzer runs far behind for me and is useless for me.) I got right through without problems (15 second delays) and immediately got my order receipt on Chrome but never got through on Firefox. Then I noticed wooters.us saying there was still 85% available so I tried again and immediately got to the order page (but can't order again, of course).
Went to a friends desk and told him but he could never get logged in. I tried to get to the order page a few times and got right through every time.
Moral: always be logged in during a Woot-off.
B.O.C. - 10/23/08, 12/25/08, 12/25/09, 01/28/10, 06/24/10, 12/01/10, 08/17/11, 09/14/11, 10/12/11, 11/09/11, 12/06/11, 12/25/11, 01/19/12, 03/22/12
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Thing I want to see is how the distribution of Bags compares with the population density of the US. Bags per square mile versus people per square mile, that sort of thing.
I've been trying for five years and have NEVER snagged a Βàğ ōf Ĉŗäр during a Woot-off. I've gotten them other times (Christmas, April 1st, and so on), but during every Woot-off, I don't even get to the checkout page.
I can't believe that's just the "luck of the SSL"... there has to be something else going on there. My ISP, my geographic area, the fact that I'm running Windows XP?
Anyone else on Midco in Bismarck get one?
(I overuse parentheses.)