dsmmrm wrote:You people do realize that woot loses money on the Balls of Carbonite, right? They did it as a marketing gimmick, which worked fairly well for them.
Amazon is much less willing to lose money on this endeavor than the original founders were. They will do it only when they think it will attract or retain customers in sufficient quantities to make the expense worthwhile.
Eh I'm not sure they exactly lose money. Not every box they send is worth $5 shipping. So you add that plus the initial $3.
Most of their Big ol' Cornucopia#39;s cost probably around $2-3 to ship because of their business account with UPS/USPS, so that just adds to the profit from the Big ol' Cornucopia
So as far as losing money goes, I don't think they lose money, but perhaps gain just a little over.
As for the other posts, I really could not have said it better myself. The Amazon machine has taken over and has destroyed what we all came to love and cherish.
I guess deep down inside I knew it was going downhill... but didn't want to accept it...
As with the others, I too didn't even pay much attention to this woot off. Past woot off's I'd be at my pc for 24 hours + waiting for that next product, hoping it would be something awesome or funny... now it's just stale, same products that are just barely marked down.. my woot off lights used to spin for joy but now I do not turn them on anymore.
Goodbye, my dearest woot!... I loved you so dearly, and now you're gone.
52 total woots including (Not all listed)
12/1/2010, 4/1/2011, 7/12/2011, 9/14/2011, 12/6/2011, 12/25/2011, 3/22/2012, 4/24/2012, 5/22/2012, 6/26/2012, 7/12/2012(5x), 8/21/2013, 12/3/2013 Big ol' Cornucopia
7/12/09 Woot-Off Lights
5/11/11 Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset