thehappyaspie wrote:I'm not seeing it...
Woot isn't selling just the boots, they are selling what Teeter calls an "Adapter Kit" ... It has an MSRP of $169 and they are on special for $109 on Teeter's site and can be seen here: http://www.teeter-inversion.com/Store/P-B11032/Adapter+Kit+(cv+Bar+%2b+Gravity+Boots)
As far as calculating the savings, most companies go for the MSRP...
I'm posting this link for the third time. Maybe it's not working.
The boots and conversion bar at this link are $99. They're made by Teeter. Teeter is selling the same boots and conversion bar as woot. If Teeter is selling this item at $109 and $99 respectively (depending on which teeter site you're on), that's the MSRP. I understand it's a marketing gimmick, I just think it's shady. If I do a google shopping search for "teeter conversion kit, the highest price I see is $124 and that's on ecrater, which is not Teeter. Who's setting the MSRP? Some factory in Taiwan? I would assume Teeter. So if Teeter sells their own items at $99 and the highest reseller I find is $124, how can anyone claim the MSRP is $169. It's asinine. Woot can claim a 69% deal and it looks good, but it's just shoddy marketing gimmicks with the shoulder shrugging response, "that's what the manufacturer says". That's fine if Woot just acts as a robot with no ability to reason. I can accept that. As a consumer, it's my job to do the research and I did and I'm calling Woot out on being a robot passing on ridiculous info. But hey, it's about making money, so there you go.
All that being said, that's still a good deal on the conversion kit at 30% off. I'm just saying it's not 69%. But, I understand that Woot just wants to be able to say "69% savings!" even if it isn't accurate.
I swear to god, I feel like Larry David in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm where he belabors a point, no matter how inane, no matter how much of an wishbone he looks like, just to prove he's right. Except, most times he's not. Christ, I'm Larry David.
Edit: "Wishbone"? You replaced "id!ot" with "wishbone"? That's awesome. Let's see how the filter works with these:
fingerdiddle, fermunda cheese, doodie pants, fart nugget.
Edit 2: That's what I thought, wootfilter.woot! The English language will not be constrained! I will take that as a win today!
PS, thank you Thunder Thighs.