jparamch


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jparamch wrote:So in laymans (ie. dumbass) terms, what will this mean for us woot shoppers? And what about for us Amazon shoppers?



Oh, hey jparamch glad you asked some questions. Here are some details.

http://www.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=13390

reggebah


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Woot has signed an agreement with Amazon - yes, the Amazon



You signed an agreement with Wonder Woman?!?!?!

Rosewood


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Free Prime shipping on my Book of Crap, right?

pezlin


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Congrats! KIT!

Recent Woots:
7/7/08 - Navigon GPS
6/20/08 - Mighty Kite Mini-Kite
3/29/08 - SlingBox Classic
11/12/07 & 10/7/07 - 30gb Zune

arcsus


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If Woot! were to utilize the Amazon fulfillment centers that are spread out throughout the country...then how would we be able to inhale that sweet, precious Texas scent from the bags of air?? I don't want my air bags to be filled with that skanky Seattle air.

darkally


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So all you do is send a crate full of cash to them every month in exchange for publicity on their front page?

angelagunn


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ibkidd37 wrote:Please oh please let this be the end of SmartPost's association with Woot...



+1. Sheesh, if any *immediate* good can come of this, so may it be...

cjupiter


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I thought it didn't get any better than KFC & Taco Bell combo restaurants. Wow.

Gratz Woot! Hope you keep the same out-in-left-field, snarky, who us? attitude. I like that about you.

I even buy the Cr@p that ISN'T random.

bmxjimp


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BigD wrote:Didn't you see Amazon yesterday? They've started using our servers. :-)


I saw Amazon crashing yesterday. Did you guys seriously have anything to do with that? I cannot tell if you are joking...


My username didn't change to jimp for my birthday, but I understand. Thanks, we're good!

user67


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Talk about a Golden Parachute. Where is mine?

Congrates!

bpvwebdesigns


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PLEASE ... PLEASE ... PLEASE ...

Lobby so that you can accept Amazon.com gift cards for woot transactions. I receive these as incentives from various web properties, and would love to use these here @ woot and on shirt.woot. My discretionary funds are really low at the moment, but I have a steady stock of Amazon GC's rolling in.

:-)

klozitshoper


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WOW. Do we keep our wonderful looking selves?

PemberDucky


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Staff

Wow, maybe Snapster will take a page or two out of Hsieh's book.


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novastarj


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Am I the only one a little scared by this? It just smells a little funky to me. I sense dramatic changes in the works (though I seriously hope I'm wrong).

There's so much overlap on the items Woot! and Amazon sell, they could almost be competing among themselves. Not to mention deals.woot is essentially a giant advertisment for good deals from other retailers (something I imagine Amazon wouldn't like too much). And forget products like the Nook from ever showing up here again, given the direct competition with the Kindle.

I'm sure there's more things I'm not thinking of. Woot uses so many unconventional sales tactics! I really, really hope Amazon takes a hands-off approach here. Praying this isn't the beginning of the end for the Woot we've come to know and love.

I'll remain optimistic but wary for now...

rothmaniac


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Congrats Woot! I hope you are all filthy rich now! (and willing to spread the love in the Bowl of Cereal)

adhurt


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I'm a little scared right now...


"Never underestimate the power of human stupidity..." Lazarus Long

rothmaniac


quality posts: 1 Private Messages rothmaniac

Also, the Woot! avatar is creeping me out...

spicyflavor


quality posts: 5 Private Messages spicyflavor

I hope this doesn't change woot.

misrymonky


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rocketteem wrote:Hopefully you guys don't inherit the crappy customer service that Amazon provides



seriously... I am not excited about this, but have an open mind. . .

davidbowser


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HOLY CARP!

I'm sure we'll be seeing video blogs of Toon and the staffers at some ritzy "gentleman's" club offering to put refurbed Kindles in the dancers thongs. At least that's what I'm hoping to come out of this deal.

swnathan


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So - does the "access to Amazon technology" part mean no more server crashes?

terencejvogt


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Wait a minute.. Does this mean I will have to pay tax?

bmxjimp


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The "We Got Acquired by Amazon" video was hilarious!

It also helps me feel better about it being "business as usual" for you guys. Keep up the great work.


My username didn't change to jimp for my birthday, but I understand. Thanks, we're good!

hak426


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jskotnik wrote:Congrats!

Does this mean that Wooters with Amazon Prime will get free shipping?



I was going to be clever and say this. Clearly great minds think alike. =]

serve


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BOO!!!!

I hate Amazon - buncha commie bastards.

FWIW - I feel this is kinda like when the A-Team tv show jumped the shark and went to work for that over-acted character played by Robert Vaughn.

I don't care what Rutledge wrote in his memo - things are never the same when you get acquired. Think myspace. After the takeover - it became crap. I worked for NCR when AT&T bought them - they let it fall to the ground, dig a hole and bury itself. It still 19 years later hasn't recovered fully.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

widmer69


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Grats Woot! Please don't change cause of "the man".

hooray beer!

ab4dd0n


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All I got out of this is that I now want a Woot! branded vuvuzela

Being in the same state as woot is pretty cool...until I have to pay sales tax

davidbowser


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novastarj wrote:There's so much overlap on the items Woot! and Amazon sell, they could almost be competing among themselves. Not to mention deals.woot is essentially a giant advertisment for good deals from other retailers (something I imagine Amazon wouldn't like too much). And forget products like the Nook from ever showing up here again, given the direct competition with the Kindle.



Amazon already competes against itself by allowing other retailers to sell via Amazon at lower prices. Take a look at some new DVD and BluRay titles, there is a link for 'New from $14.99' and 'Used for $11:99' prices that point to other retailers that use Amazon solely for payment processing. They still make bank on competitors cheaper stuff. Just hedging bets on their part.

corwyn74


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Well, that's a bummer. Amazon is a horrible company, and after they tried to cheat me out of my money (and then refused to cooperate with my bank), I won't give them any more.

Goodbye, Woot. It was fun while it lasted.

Bowl of Cereal Score:
05/26/2010

hak426


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bmxjimp wrote:I saw Amazon crashing yesterday. Did you guys seriously have anything to do with that? I cannot tell if you are joking...



Is anybody at Woot! ever NOT joking?

bdecker202


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Congrats again!

badboypolar


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I'm NOT ready for this kind of commitment. I knew you were seeing other people, but come on!

hysonmb


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This could be a good thing... more servers to host the Bowl of Cereal!
Have them load balance the Woot Servers with the Amazon servers and see if we can take both sites down in a Woot-off.

zach0731


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Staff

People have been retweeting the news about the deal, that twitter is having performance issues in their API. Pretty cool

nofaz


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Hope this goes well, but I'm afraid that bigger is not always better....

specialops787


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jskotnik wrote:Congrats!

Does this mean that Wooters with Amazon Prime will get free shipping?


THIS

paradisofamily


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Congrats! How about a happy hour to celebrate?!?!?

jbwhite99


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Tom84 wrote:Surprising since you do so much work with Buy, does this mean you won't be shipping products for them and vice versa anymore?



I guess that means that Amazon Prime shipping will now be done by SmartPost, and cost $5 per shipment.

OK Woot, step it up - I've only bought 2 things in the last 13 months

zach0731


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Staff

The only thing that makes this video better is a little Vuvuzela.

tmntman


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Congrats! Though I must say that every time I have seen Amazon buy one of my favorite online sites/stores, they are never quite as good after that. But here's hoping that Woot can buck that trend.