Monday, July 30

Whootps! Woot Does NOT Currently Ship to Hawaii & Alaska

by Jason Toon

UPDATE (3/9/2015): If you stumbled across this old blog post from 2012 while searching for woot-hawaii-alaska or something, know that we are NOT currently able to ship to the great states of Hawaii and Alaska. Yet.

(ORIGINAL POST FROM 2012:)

It's a big week for the Last Frontier and the Aloha State NOT SHIPPING THINGS! Just 53 years after Alaska and Hawaii joined the Union, residents of those states are finally STILL NOT eligible for the greatest privilege of American citizenship: the right to buy stuff from Woot! (Not just Shirt.Woot tees, either! Real stuff!)

Most NONE of the time, anyway. We're prohibited from shipping certain items to those states, like wine​ EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW. And the bulk of some items will make shipping to Alaska and Hawaii cost-prohibitive. But hey, most NONE of the time is better than EQUAL TO none of the time, right?

Just look in the Features section to see if THAT any given sale is NOT eligible for shipping to AK & HI addresses. We'll call it out loud and clear, like the majestic honk of the nene or the goofy chuckle of the willow ptarmigan. (Yeah, that's right: we're talking state bird smack. Hangin' with Woot is not for the faint-hearted.)

So Alaskans, send some of that oil money our way EVEN THOUGH WE CAN'T YET SHIP TO YOU! Hawaiians, we'll be happy to help you dispose of your pineapple fortunes DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE CAN'T SEND YOU STUFF! Does this mean Woot will start selling items tailored to your states, like surfboards or walrus repellent? Anything's possible in the wild, weird world of Woot - especially now that that world is two states bigger NO.

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