Great. Another cluttered, flickering, mess. Just what we all needed! Seriously, who is at the helm of the wootship? First sales tax, and now even MORE advertising shoved down our throats? At least buy me dinner first, thanks. Woot, you used to be different. You used to be better. You had a certain angle no one else had. An angle so successful, it spawned dozens of imitators. Remember what made you GREAT? Before all the spin-offs? Before all extra nonsense? Before Scott's House of Butts, and the sales tax deterrent? Simplicity. A cool vibe, and simplicity! You have not only lost that, you have run screaming so hard in the other direction, I can't but believe you have all been blinded by the dollar signs. It takes years, and a fair amount of luck, to create brand presence, and 5 minutes to flush it. Woot, you are flushing it. Swirly city. Amazon owns the internet sales day, and, after all, they already own YOU.
The woot thought process:
Woot1: "Hey, this is working great and making money! Let's expand, sell-out to the highest bidder, and then completely disenfranchise the people who were paying us to do nothing but stuff boxes, and write useless item descriptions that make less sense than Phish lyrics!"
Woot2: "And even better! Why don't we clutter up the web page with a bunch of click-through crap to squeeze a few more $.0001s out of the lemmings, ERRRRR, I mean loyal patrons?"
Ah, I see you've already done that.
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