Well, I gotta say, I find the psychology of this whole deal more than a little fascinating. In the past, I have flamed whining wooters who were WAY too obsessed about not getting a Barrel of Crops. When I finally realized what was apparently going down (which was only after a couple of post-midnight hours of just KNOWING something was afoot, and if I just expended a little more effort, all would be revealed) I have to admit I felt as if I had been a bit betrayed. I have been a member here for a while. I have hyped this outfit relentlessly, spent WAY more on impulse buys than I should have. The "clubbiness" of the community led to a sense of ownership to some degree. Who else promised that I was going to heaven, or that I was better than anybody else? I have scored crap many times. I have failed to score crap many more times. Without complaint. I was unlucky, inattentive, beat by bots, too dense to unlock the puzzle -- hell -- I've experienced crap fail in just about every imaginable way. But this is the first time I've felt even a little unhappy with the experience of having tried.
That said, the joke's on me. I get that. But the joke, frankly, isn't that clever. I wasn't outrun or outwitted this time. I was simply disappointed. And it had nothing to do with a box of screaming monkeys, Chinese toys, mystery cables and a bag.
Woot is in no way obligated to offer up anything other than what's clearly advertised. And regarding the strike stuff and other red herrings, I'll write that all off as ideas-not-realized-or-thought-through. So, no worries, wooteroos. No harm, no foul. My thoughts are offered here not to teach anyone a lesson, just as fodder for consideration. FWIW. Woot on, boys and girls!