The first 5,000 members to buy from Woot were named Charter Members.
So a member number less than 5000 doesn't necessarily make you a charter member. You had to be one of the first 5,000 to buy something from us, not one of the first 5,000 to sign up. We're working on defining a more specific cut-off line, which we'll post in this space a little later today. Sorry for any confuzzlement, y'all.
UPDATE: it looks like we may have found the unofficial 5,000th member to buy from Woot. Order number 10017253 was placed on 9/17/2004 at 7:35 am. If your first purchase from us was after that, you're probably not a Charter Member.
And now that that's out of the way, let's get back to the reunion. Read the original blog post, or join the discussion below.