khufu413 wrote:Okay, unrelated to item... It's been a bit since the change and I've got to say I have not had the same obsession I used to regarding woot.. I used to stay up until midnight on work nights (tonight is not one) just to see the selection. I do not consider myself a person adverse to change, however EVERYTHING about this just feels different to the point I no longer care. I fully expect and accept the "then go!" responses and their like, and I understand; I too muttered to myself the same thing when previous woot changes brought similar comments from others.. I will continue to check here occasionally and purchase without hesitation if something piques my interest. However I can honestly say that I no longer check every day, it has ceased to be part of my routine.. Perhaps it is solely my imagination but it must be more than the layout.. the items themselves don't have the same allure as before.. It all simply feels "off."
I sincerely wish woot and anyone financially vested in its success well, I truly do. Those who decided on these changes are - I am sure - fine people who have survived the initial backlash of change for a reason.. There is no point to my post, no boycott, no mission to change things.. Just an acknowledgement that - for me - it's been a great journey that has changed course.. and not for the better.
I'm pretty new to Woot, and after watching about 10 deals come and go (along with loads of negative comments about every item), I really have been confused. Basically I have the same sentiments as you.
I wrote a post just basically asking "What's the purpose here if everything that is coming up for sale is subpar, chintzy products at hardly discounted prices (and often refurbs)?" I wasn't bashing the site, I hardly know enough about it to make any judgment, therefore I asked.
What happened? My post got deleted. If that's how Woot is going to go about their business, that's pretty disappointing. Any smart business knows that honest feedback is important to success. If everyone just came in saying "Awesome! I bought one!" how would the site ever going to progress? Heck, this is a beta.
After last time, I fully expect this post as well as yours to be deleted. Hopefully not.
This deal actually seems pretty solid though. It's the first useful deal I've seen since I've been here. Hopefully there will be more bargains like this; not horrible notebooks for inflated "sale" prices.