aceridr


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wallsg wrote:For all of us who scored one, how does it feel to be part of the hated 1%?



It feels like..........Victory!!!!!!!LOL

thumperchick


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Aww shucks - missed it. This is what I get for falling asleep on my husband's shoulder.

sawrys


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go to youtube.com and watch some of the videos

Einherjar13


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Woot! The 4gs on my Thunderbolt came through. 1st mobile browser acquired Bundle of Cheer for me, 3rd overall

jpawmsu


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and again............during the drive home for the east this comes up.

Just admit that you do that on purpose its getting ridiculous.

TheFaz


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ipgreen wrote:That would be great. I have been over there to take a tour of the building and the glory that is the warehouse. It was heaven for a geek.



Did it have it's own section for TENS pads?

cjswootwoot


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I FINALLY scored my first bag
I've been having incredibly poor timing since January 2007.

With my luck, it'll probably be just a bag of coal...

courtjester801


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W. Harold wrote:What's with the Utah hotspot?



Well, between 2pm and 3pm Mountain Standard Time, we Utahns typically set aside time for quiet reflection on goofy liquor laws, fruit canning procedures and general tom-foolery. For some this is meditation. For most it's a chance to peruse the intertubes for quality lol-cats and Woot! purchases.

And given our choices in politicians, it's a given we do like our crap.

fumangoddess


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cjswootwoot wrote:I FINALLY scored my first bag
I've been having incredibly poor timing since January 2007.

With my luck, it'll probably be just a bag of coal...



Yes, but it will be Woot coal! Congrats

L.A.M.B. For Life!

jkloberdanz


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Welp, although I never got a confirmation page and I thought that I was hung up forever, I somehow landed my first Burgandy Olfactory Center in ages! Even though it'll probably be crummy, it will add some much needed fun to my family's December!

Holysin


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sweetness, my 2nd Burgandy Olfactory Center in a row after a long period of being a Burgandy Olfactory Center pauper. Will add my details to the Burgandy Olfactory Center tracker once it ships. woot woot

ipgreen


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TheFaz wrote:Did it have it's own section for TENS pads?



no idea what that is, but there was a section with loads of stuff that looked like items for the next woot off. Honestly couldn't focus that much my heart was racing just wanted to get back to my screen to hit the buy button and feed the addiction

karim1980


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hard enough to try to get one of these while seated at the desktop...let along on my smartphone...

Better luck next time, I hope.

timetoparty


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This is Bull, I clicked 50 tabs open, on one i kept clicking and refreshing till it Finally showed THE EMERGENCY LIGHT

on a scale of 1-pissed i think i was raging

loudheart


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Excellent explanation, GizzyNubalo.

This is why I suggest Woot host their app inside California, preferably the Bay Area, or close to ATT gateway. hehehe...

Also, I got a HTTP 503 error while I was placing my order.

GizzyNubalo wrote:People tend to blame Woot's servers, but the reality is, your connection takes multiple "hops" before it gets to Woot's server farm. Any one of those hops can fail, causing you to lose out on a Burgandy Olfactory Center

With that said, the critical failures tend to happen at the final "hop." What path your connection takes to Woot's servers determines where you enter their server farm... and that last "hop" into the server farm can actually be funneling in from multiple different paths, each with hundreds or thousands of other people all trying to squeeze through that last hop.

When you're coming from a high populace state with a lot of people Wooting, and when you're using the same provider most of those people are using (Comcast, Time Warner, etc.) you're going to have a higher chance of running into a bottleneck because more of you are following the same path to that final hop.

The speed of your connection can conceivably have impact too, if only from the standpoint of your connection going out a few milliseconds before everyone else on your path - if you get to that last hop before everyone else, you're probably going to get through.

Could Woot open up more paths into their servers? Yes. But if their peers (the places your connection is hopping from) don't play along, it isn't going to do a bit of good.

Anyone who has done a lot of MMO gaming has probably run afoul of this same issue a time or two.

Note for IT pro's: Yes, I have simplified this explanation down to the level of a kindergartener and left a lot out, I know. :p



Son Dang
Web & Android Developer
http://www.loudheart.com/

kle11az


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Congrats to all who scored.

I'm still a Baby New Year at this (what, 6 or 8 tries?) and I can't get beyond the 'this info is correct' button. My Bombed Out Cherry is still, well, a cherry? No Burgandy Olfactory Center for me. I must have been naughty this year. Or not naughty enough.

Maybe I should move to Utah.

mymatthew


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Looking forward to opening my Bag of Coal!

mymatthew


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mymatthew wrote:Looking forward to opening my Bag of Coal!



Hopefully million year old shining coal!

TheFaz


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ipgreen wrote:no idea what that is, but there was a section with loads of stuff that looked like items for the next woot off. Honestly couldn't focus that much my heart was racing just wanted to get back to my screen to hit the buy button and feed the addiction



"like"

Oops! Wrong website!

P.S. TENS pads are these pads for electric stimulation machines, for muscle soreness etc. They must have millions of them a year or two back. They were a Boob of Cleopatra staple!

kennykrotzer


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We need another anti-tracker Bags of Crap!!! I was on the "this info correct?" page and then kaputt. Better luck next time, or next time, or the next time.

almostheaven


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almostheaven- my screen turned to a solid SNOW white with order conformation in bar. THANK YOU FOR MY HOLIDAY Bag of Coal.HERE IS WISHING YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND FINANCIAL BLESSINGS IN THE NEW YEAR.

brianw1957


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courtjester801 wrote:Well, between 2pm and 3pm Mountain Standard Time, we Utahns typically set aside time for quiet reflection on goofy liquor laws, fruit canning procedures and general tom-foolery. For some this is meditation. For most it's a chance to peruse the intertubes for quality lol-cats and Woot! purchases.

And given our choices in politicians, it's a given we do like our crap.



What you said, it's a bit early for a Martini here, but working on it. Add another Utahn with a bag o carp...

gmw111


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teenracer6 wrote:Im working on mine. Order screen almost loaded. Props to Woot! for not having a server crash.



Says you. I kept getting a message that the server was overloaded. :/ Oh well, I got a Bag of Coal last time- so perhaps it was someone else's turn.

ipgreen


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TheFaz wrote:"like"

Oops! Wrong website!

P.S. TENS pads are these pads for electric stimulation machines, for muscle soreness etc. They must have millions of them a year or two back. They were a Boob of Cleopatra staple!



Didn't see any of those, but talking about this make me want to go over and tour to see what is lying about that could be going into this Boob of Cleopatra. If i find any greatness i will be sure and share.

forthhs2005


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GOT ONE TOOOOOOO!!!
Hope it is not really crap though.

holiday03


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Great. I go get lunch and what do i miss??? The Bag of Coal. Jimminy Crickets!

justafreak


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Crap number 5 for me. It's been a while (couple years at least) since my last crap...

.rev - 325.unique.woots / 567.total.items - woot is where the crap is.

ipgreen


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forthhs2005 wrote:GOT ONE TOOOOOOO!!!
Hope it is not really crap though.



I wouldn't keep your hopes up. Most are as advertised. The wait for them is what makes all this worth it. With the anticipation of getting the actual package you don't have to wait nearly as long for the next woot off.

justafreak


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.rev - 325.unique.woots / 567.total.items - woot is where the crap is.

madcow19


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Was talking to my boss. Note to self: Never talk to your boss!

Even though there was 20% gone, after hitting the "Buy It" button I had hope, but then the processing page went blank. No hope at all...until, email confirmation! First "regular" Barking Orange Cauliflower in years!

pertifly


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almostheaven wrote:almostheaven- my screen turned to a solid SNOW white with order conformation in bar. THANK YOU FOR MY HOLIDAY Bag of Coal.HERE IS WISHING YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND FINANCIAL BLESSINGS IN THE NEW YEAR.



It said "order confirmation" in my URL, too, with a solid white screen, but I have no Burgandy Olfactory Center My woot count even went up, too, and then it went back down to 28. I stopped going for it when I saw the order confirmation screen because I thought that meant I was in, I could have kept trying. *sigh* Not sure why I even bother with it anymore.

toycardriver


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wallsg wrote:For all of us who scored one, how does it feel to be part of the hated 1%?



Pretty Darn Good, if you ask me!

inkycatz


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madcow19 wrote:Was talking to my boss. Note to self: Never talk to your boss!



I'm sorta required to talk to my boss though. Grats on the bag!

I'm just hanging out, really.

greaseman


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sholden12345 wrote:Dear TPW,

In the spirit of the holiday season, I respectfully request good craps and electronics! Though thou shalt not whine about the crappiness of the crap received, I have little use for a seahorse bag, solar powered doll house, and a set of climate cubes. In all seriousness, really jazzed about winning my 2nd, really hoping it's of more use to me than the last, but i'll appreciate it any which way. Thanks Woot!!!


TPW has moved on and is no longer affiliated with Woot-offs (moment of silence, please).

Bags o' Craptasticness:
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  • Brick of Carbonite 04/26/12
  • Brick of Carbonite 12/06/11
  • Brick of Carbonite 11/09/11
  • Brick of Carbonite 09/14/11
  • Brick of Carbonite 08/17/11
  • Random Crap 06/24/10
  • Random Crap 05/26/10
  • Random Crap 03/26/10

lancer843


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4th time trying to get a Bag of Coal. Never got one lol. Im starting to think its all a hoax and its impossible to get one.

panthiest


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I missed it by 7 minutes- I was even back at my computer but didn't think to load up woot right away.

Lesson is always be tracking woot.

imtheother1666


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justafreak wrote:



WoW nerds unite!

forthhs2005


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does woot still send out letters???

cheapola


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I think woot needs to upgrade their servers.. Haven't got a Burgandy Olfactory Center since xmas last year.. Yeah I know more are without, but still.. I was like there right in line, entered cvv2 #, clicked on orange button and whammo... Can't load.. I do refresh and click on the big gold button, but guess what? Doesn't complete... Where does it go? Back to where it says enter cvv2 code..

*sigh*

greaseman


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forthhs2005 wrote:does woot still send out letters???


No sign of one for the last couple of Crappy Bags.

Bags o' Craptasticness:
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  • Brick of Carbonite 04/26/12
  • Brick of Carbonite 12/06/11
  • Brick of Carbonite 11/09/11
  • Brick of Carbonite 09/14/11
  • Brick of Carbonite 08/17/11
  • Random Crap 06/24/10
  • Random Crap 05/26/10
  • Random Crap 03/26/10