xoring wrote:Perhaps I should clarify. Who THAT SHOPS AT WOOT does not have an MP3 player? I can belive that one 9/10ths of Americans don't have mp3 players. In fact, I'm pretty it would take 6/10ths of americans an hour to figure out how to play music on an iPod. But of the community that regularly logs on at 12AM CST to check the woot, I would say 99% or more own at least ONE portable device (besideds thier computer) that can play mp3s.
Based on today's posts...quite a few! ;-) (It doesn't take long to read the whole forum if one just tunes out and skips over the pointless "my player is better than your player, so there!" posts...LOL.)
Do you have any idea just how many new people come to woot for the very first time, every single day...for the exact same reason we all came here the first time? Many of them DON'T have mp3 players. This site is not 'just' for the 99% of "of the community that regularly logs on at 12AM CST to check the woot." This may come as a shock to you, but there are more people here than just us. ;-)
New people come here looking for good deals on a variety of merchandise, especially any sort of technological device. For every wooter who has 1 (or 2, or 3, lol) mp3 players already, there's another new person out there looking for his/her very first mp3 player HERE.
But just b/c someone already has one, doesn't mean they don't need another....
I plan to, at some point, get a Creative Zen Vision 30GB w/Video MP3 Player. In the meantime, I have use for smaller/less fancy players. I already have an mp3 player (my first one)...got it here, in fact...but was in the market for an FM modulator. This woot suits my needs perfectly for many reasons:
- My current player is only 128mg and not expandable. It has no display. It fits a particular purpose for me very well, however.
- This one is 256mg and IS expandable. It has a display (with cool colors, imo.) It suits a different purpose for me very well.
- The FM modulator on this one is not as fancy as several I have shopped...but for the price, it's worth it to me to see if I will get good reception where I live before I plunk down more money for a better one at some point.
- I don't care what it looks like...*shrug*.......As long as it's small and functional (which it seems to be), how does its appearance matter? It's going to sit in my car, tucked away in a hidden spot when not in use for travel. No one is going to see it. Besides...if they do, I'd quite honestly rather have something a little different-looking than what's owned by everyone and her sister. ;-) I think the standard white, card-slim, rectangular player looks plain and boring. It's cool to be different and unique. Besides...if no one recognizes it as an mp3 player, it's not as likely to be stolen.
I wooted mine after thinking about it for about an hour last night. Surprised it hasn't yet sold out, after checking several prices and talking to some more knowledgeable people today. It's a good price and a good deal, from what I've seen. $45 is not much at all for what you get, imo.
My only concern was the playlist/song order thing...but hey, I'm flexible. I can work around anything for the right price. ;-)