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peaceetc


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Geethatsgr8 wrote:Isn't the fact that you've actually scored 10 bags epic enough? Crap is crap, whether it's bag 1 or bag 100. Some people have never scored one at all.



I understand, and I feel for them. I was just caught up in the moment.



I've won a lot of bags of crud. Envy me.

sheetz


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xThePenguinx wrote:Still elated I got my first Bulls Overlooking Creationists. Any news as to how fast these puppies arrive?



It usually takes around a week from the end of the Woot off for the shipping notifications to go out. From there it depends on how far you are from Woot and how much Smartpost hates you.

I usually get mine around a week after tracking.

Anorion


quality posts: 35 Private Messages Anorion

Got mine in the first bunch late last night. 4th woot-off crap in a row, and my 8th overall. Never loses the excitement of Oh, my Galaxy! GOGOGO ENTER CCV CODE Oh, my Galaxy! THIS INFO IS CORRECT LOADING LOADING CLICK THE STUPIDLY LARGE BUTTON DO IT GOGOGO LOADING LOADING LOADING LOADING LOADING Oh, my Galaxy! I HOPE I GOT IT LOADING LOADING LOADING LOADING I THINK I MISSE- YESSSSSS YOUR ORDER IS IN YOU'RE ALL SET!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Certified Linux Chemist Guy.
If I hated Apple products any more than I do, I'd be on lists.

ksmith8


quality posts: 3 Private Messages ksmith8

Colonel Crap,

Sir, with respect, I'd like to requisition an item. When I received my previous rations, I received a Leather cover for a 7" Galaxy Tab. Which is awesome, I love it. I would like to request the 7" Galaxy Tab to go in it.

Respectfully,
SGT Smith (100+)

If the rationing provides, we survive!

18 Monkeys, 8 Bandolier of Carrots
32 Woot!, 21 Kids!, 15 Sellout!, 10 Shirt!, 6 Home!, 1 Wine!
122 Total Woots!

sellbuyer92


quality posts: 35 Private Messages sellbuyer92


Nemesis: Stryper2000 He stole my Big Ole Carrot

Simmp5


quality posts: 9 Private Messages Simmp5

Original Poster LEM-

"Ah, top of the new page! Nice! Taking this opportunity to re-post the primer for those who don't like flipping a couple of pages back:

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FedEx SmartPost primer for newcomers, and a reminder for the rest of Wooters (v. 1.5.3)

1. Before the tracking information shows up: Sometimes Woot is not e-mailing the tracking numbers until a few days after the packages are shipped. You can try and get the number by reference, by going to https://www.fedex.com/AltRefTracking?cntry_code=us and entering these three things: Your Woot order number goes to reference numbers box, select United States in destination country drop down, and Your Zip Code in a respective box. It's important to get all three pieces. Keep refreshing it, and if you're lucky, the tracking number will pop-up before the official e-mail comes. It doesn't ALWAYS work, but there's a good chance. Note, that if you've made multiple orders from Woot, you can enter several order numbers into the reference box, one per line.

1.1 If your weight shows as 1lb, it is most likely a placeholder, which will be replaced by more accurate weight once the package actually starts moving (or reaches a sorting station - see below). The dimensions will probably show as NA/NA/NA on those placeholder packages. Some people have reported packages showing as 1lb all the way until delivery, but turned out to be anything but, though there's always a slight chance that your package actually is a 1 pounder. So you never know.

1.2 To make it even more frustrating - the actual fact that you can track by reference, but if it shows as a 1lb with status Shipment information sent to FedEx does not yet mean the package actually shipped or even exists. All it means - a label which will eventually be attached to your package has been printed. It may be a few days before your beloved box will actually hit the road. Patience is the key here!

1.3 So how do we know for sure that BоC's are out? Keep looking through this thread, and you may spot a post by threepiecewoot or on rare occasion another staff member, stating that all packages are shipped. Sometimes it will take FedEx a while before they show up or update, but once it's said here on the forum, you can be sure that they are out! Also keep an eye on other staff members posts announcing possible shipping delays or otherwise!

1.4 Some wooters report being able to track, but not me! Am I screwed? No, you are not. The tracking numbers don't get into the system all at once. The track by reference starts working when FedEx receives your package info from Woot. They send them in batches, and if someone has a reference hit, does not mean everyone gets it at the same time. Sometimes it's days between batches are sent, and sometimes electronic info on some or all packages is not sent at all, which means not trackable by reference until it arrives (even if trackable by actual tracking number received from Woot). The actual tracking information (if you have tracking e-mail sent to you or it shows up on your order page) gets updated as the package is actually scanned at FedEx location. Provided that Woot ships them by truckload, it may not be instant at all, nor they will appear all at once. Sometimes it's not 'til the next day when you see it live, even if there are others that got scanned early in the game. Remember, if threepiecewoot said that all packages are out - they are. It may take some time for them to go live, a day or two between first reported trackable package until the last one shows up in a system is not unusual...

2. To get the dimensions you need to create My FedEx account (no charge, and you don't have to give them cc number if you don't want to): http://my.fedex.com/ and make sure to switch to new or advanced version. Enter your tracking number, and the dimensions will pop...

2.1 Another way to get dimensions: If you have problems with My FedEx site, or just to make things easier - you can also download a very convenient FedEx Desktop application. It uses the same log-in credentials as your My FedEx account (you'd still need to have one), and tracks the same packages right from your desktop, without the browser.

3. Don't get too excited. For the first few days most people will probably have some sort of cubed dimensions. This is because in the beginning the dimensions are not real. They are guesstimated by FedEx based on weight (which may or may not be accurate). Here's the famous formula for you to check:

SIDE = ( 330 * WEIGHT ) ^ (1/3)
(side in inches, weight in lbs)

If it matches your dimensions to a few tenths of an inch - you know they are not real. That's for smaller packages. Those over 15lbs would always have the "dimensions" of a 15lbs package (or was it 16)... Again not real...

4. Once your package passed the first sorting station - the updated weight and real dimensions may show up. Usually that's the first or second stop it makes after Dallas. In my case (North-East) in either Martinsburg, WV or at Kansas City, KS (I am yet to understand the logic SmartPost uses in sending the packages one route or the other), for many others it's New Berlin, WI or another major SmartPost hub. In some cases actual weighting/measuring may not take place even at the SECOND hub... or ever...

5. USPS Handoff: Once the package is reported to have passed a city near you - start tracking it on http://www.usps.com/, because that's who's delivering it to your door, and once the package is handed over by FedEx, they will have more up to date information. Do make sure that you track by actual tracking number (it will show up if you got a hit with reference tracking), because USPS does not track by reference. A thing to note - when handed over to USPS, FedEx always says a standard "allow 2-3 for business days for delivery". This is a standard message, and if your USPS facility is efficient enough, you may get it delivered as soon as the day of handoff (if it happened early enough).

5.1. USPS is not delivering for a few days after supposed handoff. Compliments go to the budget cuts and staff shortage at your local post office, as per a post by snaped, who claims to know the situation first hand: the pallets of SmartPost packages are handled at the lowest priority, after all other mail has been processed. So if your post office is a bit short on staff or overwhelmed with other mail (holiday seasons especially) it may well sit unsorted for a few days, after which their status is raised to priority and they finally get sorted and delivered. In my personal experience, I've seen them delivered the same day or as much as a full week late (that happened with non-woot package I was expecting around Christmas).

Good luck to all waiting for their hauls, and let the Woot Gods bless you with some amazing crаps!"

LEM- Thank you once again for such a wonderful write up on how to track our c r a p

Buzman


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Buzman

Wow, two separate posts on supposed men who are forbidden from spending $8. Grow a set guys.

dpcollects


quality posts: 19 Private Messages dpcollects

What we would all "Like" to see...

hunie10


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hunie10

Is it 1 Brick of Carbonite per woot-off or 1 Brick of Carbonite per day, that you are allowed to buy?

Dman27


quality posts: 32 Private Messages Dman27
hunie10 wrote:Is it 1 Brick of Carbonite per woot-off or 1 Brick of Carbonite per day, that you are allowed to buy?



per woot off, they register under the same item throughout the wootoff ;)

anyway SHARE the love and let other people get one too!

B a g of crap: 8.5 & still waiting for that letter!!!
Woots: 30
Shirt Woots: 8

~DMan27~

Catawaba


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Catawaba
joshobra wrote:You'll be stopped from buying one under the same account and credit card number. Dont be greedy now. :]



Thank you. Not being greedy, just learning the rules. I'm sure there are plenty of folks with multiple accounts....those are the greedy ones.

What was I thinking?

RebelTaz


quality posts: 8 Private Messages RebelTaz

I suppose it be too much to ask for a 48" or so 3D LED TV in this Bag?

klh2208


quality posts: 1 Private Messages klh2208

my four year old is the biggest Bundles of Clones fan EVER. he refers to it as the "mystery box" and gets almost hysterical upon opening... nothing for him yet in the last couple we have gotten, but he still holds out hope as each thing is unpacked. its adorable.

omh1009


quality posts: 7 Private Messages omh1009

I knew going back to work would suck. I missed 2 bags already. Lay-off wasn't as bad as it seem at the beginning.

Pinged from Newark NJ, to Fort Worth Texas.

tivofool


quality posts: 3 Private Messages tivofool

hurry up you fools, it's back

GoodOmens


quality posts: 0 Private Messages GoodOmens

Finally got one

tonycyndy


quality posts: 14 Private Messages tonycyndy

WooHoo...here we go again!

ginbak


quality posts: 10 Private Messages ginbak

Yippee!

Got one!

reinmasamuri


quality posts: 0 Private Messages reinmasamuri

Whoo hoo! Got another one! :D

granilithe


quality posts: 9 Private Messages granilithe

Always amusing when it sales out before it's even up.

aerosoul


quality posts: 1 Private Messages aerosoul

BAM! 2nd Bandolier of Carrots in a row! I'm on a gotdang roll here!!

Woots:
4/10/2007 4/26/2007 4/27/2008 4/30/2008(x2) 1/19/2008 2/27/2008(x2) 2/25/2010 4/24/2012
Brick of Carbonite 4/25/2012 Brick of Carbonite 5/22/2012

jaybakes72


quality posts: 4 Private Messages jaybakes72

Got the email! YES! B...O...C... #5

RasOne


quality posts: 2 Private Messages RasOne

Never saw the first one, Missed the Second one, I think I got the third one offered today!

featherz


quality posts: 2 Private Messages featherz

ARGH!! I sat at processing and missed it again. I was sitting right here too, ready. grrrr.

royalrose


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Delayed leaving work, thinking, "One more item..... it's gotta be next." Totally worked. Late getting home to my 10 year old son, but worth it! Brick of Carbonite #2 is now mine!

darkinc


quality posts: 31 Private Messages darkinc

Anyone from woot wanna tell me why every order that goes threw for a Bundles of Clones lately just spins and spins and doesnt even give an error?

agock


quality posts: 0 Private Messages agock

noooooooooooooo, first time I have actually been to the page to click the button...sold out

dlazz


quality posts: 8 Private Messages dlazz

I've been watching this thing all day like a hawk and am 0/3.

saschab


quality posts: 2 Private Messages saschab

Whoa, not a chance!

Beson


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Beson

Sold out? Thanks your order site kept saying no password while trying to load yet it was entered, another glitch

dessndave


quality posts: 2 Private Messages dessndave

this time it took my password but error'd out 5x

Dave & Dessa

heath121


quality posts: 0 Private Messages heath121

Why did that come up as sold out?!?!

omh1009


quality posts: 7 Private Messages omh1009

servers are crapping out again.

Pinged from Newark NJ, to Fort Worth Texas.

OldMatador


quality posts: 13 Private Messages OldMatador

Yeahhhhh, booooyyyeeeee!!!!!!!!

jrsliwinski


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jrsliwinski

Missed it by seconds due to the stupid credit card security field.... *%&@!!!!!

KidKobun


quality posts: 6 Private Messages KidKobun

Well that was BS. My woot-off Bundles of Clones alarm didn't go off until a minute ago.

woot! should restrict first time wooters from getting the infamous Bustin' out chainsaws.

hippie19


quality posts: 21 Private Messages hippie19

Got the blank order confirmation... we'll see what happens.

Sinjz


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Sinjz

I was in the middle of a piss. I missed it!!!

crktfrog


quality posts: 9 Private Messages crktfrog

ugh sold out...grr.

xkeeper


quality posts: 1 Private Messages xkeeper

The most disappointing thing is being stuck in a long, stupid meeting, and coming back to see that the item on woot! is the bag, and it's sold out.

Oh well.