rainabba wrote:What hurts is seeing a "modern" company who has one purpose in life, e-commerce, take such a ridiculous amount of time to ship. "Usually within 5 days" does leave the company some leeway, but taking that leeway WILL cost the company down the road. I would have gladly paid the extra couple dollars to buy this remote elsewhere had I know it would take so long to see it. Convincing my wife to let me buy ANOTHER universal remote was painful enough. To be hounded daily about her having to use 4 remotes just adds to the suffering and woot doesn't even show me the courtesy of an email with "Hey, we're slow but haven't forgot about ya!" (to try and adopt their style of humor which lost its appeal by the second time I tried to read about a product I was interested in).
I'm not sure how Woot! has it set up where shipping for even heavy and/or large items still costs us only $5. I'm excited to get my remote too, but I'm waiting until after that 5 days is up to give Woot! crap about it. Generally speaking, I'm looking for things on Woot that I don't need - if I did, I would have searched on some other site where I know I can do research and then buy something later on.
In this case, in particular, going to amazon to buy your remote would cost you more than "a couple dollars" extra - this $35 remote here would cost you $77 right now on Amazon.
If you're really having trouble living another day without this remote, watch this video while you wait.
5 = 5. 5 ≠ 3