PabloPalmeri6837 wrote:Woot, while I appreciate you making fun of the people upset, I hope you also enjoy me pointing out the most of the people complaining have BLACK next to the name, while most of the people telling us to get over it do not. You're upsetting the people actually spend money. Merry Christmas, and I hope you realize, I won't be back next year. Amazon I love you but your ruined woot.
I know this is going to be way too long, but,...
Looks like it's more like 2/3 black squares are complaining, but I don't see the ratios you're seeing between the black squares and the non-black squares. Everyone seems pretty angry.
I'm working tonight, that's my excuse.
I got my one bag in the past, happy with it, not the reason I come here.
I'm not thrilled with the too-many items-to-search-through revision, but I'm buying about the same this year as previous years.
I think the things woot sells are different w/Amazon as owner, but not as much or as bad as others say when I look back at woot sales from a few years ago. Expensive and cheap and in between.
I don't blame others for leaving, but I haven't had any problems buying almost 50 items, and the main reason I come is to see what other shoppers say. If I was just looking for a bargain, I'd find another relatively trustworthy site where it's sometimes easier to find things.
The customer service is what it is, but I've not been burned yet. They certainly could have communicated more clearly about the bag.
People who complain about their posts taken down fail to realize that if I'm going to buy something, I don't want to wade through all of the complaint posts to find info. I'm not against people rightly ranting, but to not expect it to be deleted?? Really?? If you want your post to stay, go to world of woot. If I complain about something and it's not relevant to the sale, I don't expect it to stay.
My guess: see how many other 1 day sale sites there are? Several of you have pointed to them already. My gut feeling is Amazon figured they have to stay ahead of the curve, and rightly or wrongly, went to this multi-product model which has it's own tradeoffs. They've lost and will certainly lose customers because of this, but I understand why they're doing it. I'd still recommend a cleaner list, easier to access somehow of the different woot/wootplus items available, but that's me.
If woot stays in business, it will be because of the forums and the comments on the products more than what they sell. Despite the facebook episode tonight, bag controversies, etc. I look for the commenters that will help with whatever I buy or don't buy, even for purchases not on woot.
I wish I had more time, but the fact that I'm still working at this hour on Christmas day is not a good sign, and I've got to be on the road tomorrow, and obviously this isn't the best use of my time, but I felt that since I only get the time to peek at woot normally nowadays, but saw the hullabaloo tonight, I'd chime in.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays/New Year to all of you regardless, even the people I've had problems with before. Take care.
P.S.:To compare at Walmart, "Combo pack contains 26 batteries of Rayovac for $17.97 online, with free shipping if you buy $45 products:
8 AA batteries
8 AAA batteries
4 C batteries
4 D batteries
Two 9V batteries