elster000 wrote:I'm a black square because I tell it like it is and do not try to brown-nose Woot staffers into providing quality posts. To paraphrase, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone with 814 quality posts to enter the kingdom of God." Your posts will mean much less when the site is abandoned. But thanks for working on xmas anyway.
That said, I've been a Wooter since 2007, bought 3 laptops and a TV, and spent many thousands of dollars here. I miss the excitement of my first crap in 2008 where I got a working Kodak printer for $5. Woot had easily made back the $60 the printer was worth from my subsequent purchases.
I stopped following woot-off's all of the time and also notice there are much fewer posts on each item. I also have been spending more money on Yugster lately. But anyway, I'm posting to say thanks for the memories, it was good while it lasted.
Part of it's brown-nosing I suppose, most of it is genuinely wanting to help. I almost never make cute comments to draw a quality post. Honestly, I don't get much from the writeups, and whether my motives are pure depends on the night, as you or others msy judge. However, if this was strictly for brownnosing, I've got plenty of better things to do with my time.
The site isn't as good as it was before, and I agree with just about everyone about that. However, I'm not brownnosing when I say for what I'M looking for, it's not lost much. As I said, I don't disagree with people leaving and understand why, but maybe everyone doesn't value woot for the same thing. The bag was a nice bonus, and I think woot is losing somthing by not having it out there in competition like before, but as I said, that wasn't the main thing to draw me nor keep me. The one sale a day has certainly been lost, and I voiced my grief already at the complexity.
I understand the frustrations of people with customer service here, including the products coming broken, the lack of response, the curt replies. There are no excuses for Woot's failings (although I could see how the short reply was poorly worded if I give the writer the benefit of the doubt), and I know I wasn't going to get a Q post out of the earlier post.
Myself, the things that I've bought here have minimized my odds of getting burned.
Again, I don't excuse them, but I can honestly say that things have gone well with me, and if everyone else is going to say that woot's doing everything wrong, I try to provide balance. Not because woot doesn't screw up a lot, but making things black and white is rarely accurate. That's gotten me in trouble in life too, when I try to keep things balanced in heated discussions. It's not wrong to leave, but it's a business. Woot changes, we mourn and some of us move on.
Like NightGhost, my time will pass (if my present life circumstances don't stop me soon anyway). I know I can't take these posts to heaven, and being anonymous, don't earn me any real cred. I may look back at all of this and say it's been a waste. You could argue that most of the comments we make into the internet world/most of what we do on the internet is a waste, honestly. However, what's done is done, and as I said earlier I can't predict if I'll ever write here again with life crashing down more around me.
However, if I do have a final post in the future, I won't be trying to insult or degrade a fellow wooter on the way out--which it sounds like you're doing. You'll excuse me while I try to get some sleep from working all night so that I can see family. I know this will likely be deleted later to clean up the sale, but as bad as of a year this has been, I hope that I'm wrong and that you meant the above as constructive criticsm. Otherwise, I'm not going to let you ruin Christmas, hope you don't ruin other people's Christmases, and I have no more time to spare.