GTTraveller


quality posts: 7 Private Messages GTTraveller
dtairtime wrote:I am still soooo stinkin confused.

What map pieces? I haven't been glued to the site but all day on and off and I even checked a past deal checker site and saw NO MAPS.

Then how the heck did people find out that was the process this time - again I saw nothing to indicate the woot off was different.

Please somebody take pity on me and explain this??



There is a banner about the Hunt for Crapbeard's Treasure, where he tells you to find the pieces of his map hidden in sales items identified with the word "TREASURE"

Assemble the pieces of the map, if you HAVE them all, and then good luck - Bucket of Chicken!!

dtairtime


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CalcMonkey wrote:Read the thread.



Been reading it - page after page and still confused but thanks for TAKING THE TIME to not answer a question.

ericeash


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i can get back in the waiting room just by going back and signing in again...don't think there is any point to it as it still says sold out!

elezar


quality posts: 4 Private Messages elezar
dtairtime wrote:Accidental second post due to an error page - sorry.



Look on the homepage, just below the current sold-out deal. There's a banner there that says something about Crapbeard's Treasure, that's been there since the woot-off started. If you click on that, it tells you that there was a puzzle game going on, and that the secret was to look for the word TREASURE in all caps. When that word showed up in the "Woot-off bot says" area of the page, then if you looked around, you'd see a picture of part of a map (Once you found the first one, it was really easy... It was always just the last "detail image" of the product). You can still see the last map piece for the gun lighter...

CalcMonkey


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awnree1 wrote:Argh, still in the waiting room... been a disappointing bday so far, but will it be crappy?



I hear you! My daughter gave me a concussion last Friday on husband's birthday and here I am on my birthday and still have a concussion and being sent to a specialist and grounded by my dr.

CalcMonkey


quality posts: 5 Private Messages CalcMonkey
dtairtime wrote:Been reading it - page after page and still confused but thanks for TAKING THE TIME to not answer a question.



You are very welcome. This was already answered in every thread in this wootoff.

deviatedthoughts


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awnree1 wrote:Argh, still in the waiting room... been a disappointing bday so far, but will it be crappy?



Happy Birthday! Would you like an Oreo?

krakinboy


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dtairtime wrote:I am still soooo stinkin confused.

What map pieces? I haven't been glued to the site but all day on and off and I even checked a past deal checker site and saw NO MAPS.

Then how the heck did people find out that was the process this time - again I saw nothing to indicate the woot off was different.

Please somebody take pity on me and explain this??



Map pieces were hidden in the thumbnail photos of some items. Yes I have a life and a job, so I didn't sit here all day, just searched through the community listings for what I missed while I was away, print screened and assembled them to get the URL address from the capitalized letters.

grassynoel


quality posts: 3 Private Messages grassynoel
musclesmarinara68 wrote:I too was lost in the darkness. Apparently, certain woots had TREASURE in a description somewhere. In the section where it shows other pictures of the item, the last pic was a piece of a map. All found pieces had highlighted letters that formed a marked treasure map of letters that you would type into a URL.

I have no idea how people stayed on top of every single item to find the map pieces. That booty better be worth it!




They stayed on top of it by going to work, coming home, opening the blog page and doing a text-search for the word "treasure"

acronauer


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Finally booted.

Damn you, Crapbeard.

dtairtime


quality posts: 3 Private Messages dtairtime
GTTraveller wrote:There is a banner about the Hunt for Crapbeard's Treasure, where he tells you to find the pieces of his map hidden in sales items identified with the word "TREASURE"

Assemble the pieces of the map, if you HAVE them all, and then good luck - Bucket of Chicken!!



Thank you sooo much! I will look for the banner. Like many people I ignore banners and those little busy work ads so common on just about every site.

nlabirdlady


quality posts: 2 Private Messages nlabirdlady

Still in waiting room, but woot just snuck in a 'sign in' page that auto-filled and reverted back to the damnable waiting room!

freelance


quality posts: 15 Private Messages freelance
dtairtime wrote:I am still soooo stinkin confused.

What map pieces? I haven't been glued to the site but all day on and off and I even checked a past deal checker site and saw NO MAPS.

Then how the heck did people find out that was the process this time - again I saw nothing to indicate the woot off was different.

Please somebody take pity on me and explain this??



Some of the items had a description that said "TREASURE" in capital letters.

Click on the main pic and scroll on the side pics. There was a map fragment there.

Collect all pieces.
Put them in order.
Use the RED letters (the first one)

create URL

Go there.

Click large button.

Get stuck in the infernal waiting room and hope for the best.

It has been a long 2 days.

Hope this helps.

**** Woot!
***Woot!

sarya156


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Please Woot, boot me.

SpicyMike


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dtairtime wrote:I am still soooo stinkin confused.

Please somebody take pity on me and explain this??



http://www.woot.com/blog/post/the-search-for-crapbeards-treasure-a-woot-off-treasure-hunt

Basically, every Woot item (from the main www.woot.com) that had "TREASURE" in the description contained a clue. If you looked at the pics for that item, one was a map fragment. Putting them all together gave the full map already posted in this thread, and using the red letters gave the url for the Buccaneers of Caribbean

Dang, just got booted out of the waiting room too. Ah well, time to get some sleep.

Figit090


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Figit090
BonoMan wrote:Ctrl Z doesn't undo text replacement? I had it in my clipboard so I just quickly copied and pasted it back into the address bar, but it's enough time to cost a Buccaneers of Caribbean No biggie though.



it does on my PC, using chrome on windows 7. i've found control z to undo lots of mistakes. not sure why it wouldn't work for you

nlabirdlady


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Okay, been booted out to Buccaneers of Caribbean sold out page. Have a good night and thanks for the memories, @woot! (Because, I didn't get anything else..........)

ThunderThighs


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dtairtime wrote:Been reading it - page after page and still confused but thanks for TAKING THE TIME to not answer a question.



If you go to the current Gun lighter sale and click through to the details page, you'll see a map piece in the photos.

http://www.woot.com/offers/decorative-gun-lighter-with-wood-stand

People have been collecting those all day and piecing them together to get the secret to finding the Buccaneers of Caribbean sale.



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bluejester


quality posts: 567 Private Messages bluejester

I couldn't decide which musical pirate video to post, so I picked the best, because I wanna be a pirate:

Monkey Island Theme Live

Oh and in case you thought I had forgotten:


sarya156


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Thunder Thighs, is it good that im stilll in the waiting room or not?
Should I go ahead and leave?

clangaiscioch


quality posts: 8 Private Messages clangaiscioch

Still waiting.

bgarrido


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bgarrido

same here, still waiting

CalcMonkey


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bgarrido wrote:same here, still waiting



ditto

HaleFx


quality posts: 0 Private Messages HaleFx

I was in within a few seconds. I had been in the waiting room until I was kicked out just now (~44 mins). Thanks for nothing (again), woot.

gmartell


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Russ6169 wrote:If anyone still wants the gun:
http://www.amazon.com/Wyndham-House-Decorative-Lighter-Replica/dp/B005OQ1GJ4



Thanks for the link.

awnree1


quality posts: 9 Private Messages awnree1
CalcMonkey wrote:I hear you! My daughter gave me a concussion last Friday on husband's birthday and here I am on my birthday and still have a concussion and being sent to a specialist and grounded by my dr.



Oh my! I hope that you are doing better! Hope your b-day has some pleasant surprises!

twitter is the dumbest F%#$ing thing that ever happened to the internet.

awnree1


quality posts: 9 Private Messages awnree1

AoD finally kicked me to a Sold Out page.

twitter is the dumbest F%#$ing thing that ever happened to the internet.

elezar


quality posts: 4 Private Messages elezar
musclesmarinara68 wrote:After finally figuring this thing out (maybe I'm slow), I figured this seemed like a cool game...but how did you all manage to collect all the pieces? I can't imagine people took off from work for the last 2 days. Sigh. Better luck next time.



Heh, you don't know wooters very well, if you can't imagine that. I EXPECTED that. :p

Seriously though, I'm sure plenty of people really did check every item all through the day. Personally, I went back and checked all the items at about 8:00. I figured it would be close to midnight before the final piece went up, and since that was the case, I had plenty of time. It took awhile to go through them all for the day, but what else am I going to do? Have some kind of social life?

CalcMonkey


quality posts: 5 Private Messages CalcMonkey
awnree1 wrote:Oh my! I hope that you are doing better! Hope your b-day has some pleasant surprises!



I'm hoping for a Buccaneers of Caribbean - still in waiting room!

freelance


quality posts: 15 Private Messages freelance

@ThunderThighs - I have just been kicked out. I don't understand... I was in the order page...

Why kick me back to waiting room?

Why kick anyone? they already made it to the I want one and beyond.

Wave The Flag!?

I love you Woot, but some nights... I could strangle you.

Peace to all - good night.

**** Woot!
***Woot!

Figit090


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Figit090

I MAY HAVE LOST THIS TIME, WOOT.



...but I have your maps. And your Monkey.

dfilter


quality posts: 2 Private Messages dfilter

I just got kicked out of the waiting room goodnight peeps!

jond777


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Put Another Deal Up Already !!!!!!!
What a Waste of 5.00 !!!!!!!

joshobra


quality posts: 38 Private Messages joshobra

I saved the completed maps in my pretty little folder called "Woot Treasure Maps".

Just so.. I remember this day well.

POSSIBLY THE BEST BoC THREAD EVER. (With a story!~)
O-M-G! That Squirrel stole my Bag of Crap!

CalcMonkey


quality posts: 5 Private Messages CalcMonkey
jond777 wrote:Put Another Deal Up Already !!!!!!!
What a Waste of 5.00 !!!!!!!



There is a new deal up.

spunk115


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Still in the waiting room. I guess that means I'm closer to the cut-off point than most? No order page, but no sold out page yet either.

elezar


quality posts: 4 Private Messages elezar
GTTraveller wrote:Thank you. I certainly missed at least one of the map pieces (don't know where, since I went through the list twice! Wave The Flag!) and somehow missed the need to add the /offers/ detail.

ALAS, still no Bites of Cheddar for me....



Just FYI in case they do something like this again in the future... You didn't have to type in the /offers/. It redirects you if you just put it in exactly as shown on the map (http://www.woot.com/rbhsfrrnltibcswvitpbntophssrbraarrcp)

GTTraveller


quality posts: 7 Private Messages GTTraveller

Unbelievable stats from the Buccaneers of Caribbean page - 4% this was their 1st woot, and 5% their 2nd? That is quite hard to fathom.....

chuck1621 closed it out

CalcMonkey


quality posts: 5 Private Messages CalcMonkey
spunk115 wrote:Still in the waiting room. I guess that means I'm closer to the cut-off point than most? No order page, but no sold out page yet either.



Me too... Me too...

kawaiimika


quality posts: 0 Private Messages kawaiimika

...Still in the waiting room.