I think some people are still confused about how woot works. Their business model isn't like most other e-tailers. Basically all of the products they sell fall into one of 3 categories:
That in and of itself makes procurement (and the management of inventory to a certain degree) much more involved and time consuming. It's not as simple as calling up your distributor and ordering more units. They've gotta link up with stores/distributors/manufacturers who have these kinds of items in order to obtain it, so they can in turn sell it (which is why they'll sell an samsung tablet one day, speakers another, and a vacuum cleaner the next). But this is how they can offer deals that most other etailers can't.
briandye wrote:Also, surprised it hasn't been said yet: Woot pocketed a cool half a million bucks on this deal between the 1755 of us...
a half million gross, minus per unit cost and minus operating fees (warehousing / office location, payroll, server/domain costs, etc). Eats into profit rather quickly.
Yea, I agree its definitely a bummer this is taking so long. But by agreeing to purchase from woot, you're agreeing to their rules (whether you actually like their terms or not). They're still within the shipping time frame specified, so it's not quite time to break out the pitchforks and torches.