WootBot


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Pranks, For The Memories

Today? They're on their guard. Even a simple "watch out, there's a car coming" might be met with "NOT TODAY, BUDDY!" But next week? Next month? They'll have forgotten that pranks even exist. AND THAT IS WHEN YOU STRIKE!

prttymf8


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My dad will find the shocking pen hilarious. He has a defibrillator implant.

jiggersgreen


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Duh! Would have been nice if they posted this in time for April Fools Day.

bpr2


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The drill gun is awesome!

that was fun while it lasted!

matthewjfazio


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Aren't all these pranks a little high priced for what they do? Or is that part of the joke I'm too slow to catch onto...

$18 for a Meow button?!?

- Matthew J. Fazio

niktionary


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Prices are a joke right? The chattering teeth 12 pack is about $10 on Amazon with free prime shipping.

ThunderThighs


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I think my son had every one of the shocking things in middle and high school. He's swap out the teacher's stapler or lay a pen out for someone to find. Surprisingly, most of the teachers went along with it.



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tauntingemu


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I feel somewhat uncomfortable at the fact that I already own one of those squirrel masks.

It works well coupled with [fake] blood and [fake] fingers. That's what squirrels eat, after all.

honeybadger12


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Something doesn't seem right about the prices. I suspect they're priced $10 too high...?

luke975


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the prank here are the prices.
the shock gum is 2.30 shipping for free.

http://www.amazon.com/Lucky-SCG-Shock-Chewing-Gum/dp/B001L76OEM

the joke golf balls are 12, again with free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Awesome-Foursome-Novelty-Golf-Balls/dp/B001F3020Y

the chicken head mask ships for around 20, a little cheaper if you have amazon prime.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004A2CMKK

april fools.

I always did like yardsales.

Karizma


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matthewjfazio wrote:Aren't all these pranks a little high priced for what they do? Or is that part of the joke I'm too slow to catch onto...

$18 for a Meow button?!?



These prices must be an April Fools joke. The Meow button is $12.95 on gadgetsandgear.com and the size of the button is sooooo small.

spacefox


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Looks like 12 dozen (144) fake cockroaches here for $16-ish plus whatever shipping fees.
http://www.funslurp.com/fake-roaches-144-p-992.html?gclid=CM_S4oS_qbYCFYpDMgodT1EAdA

regnowsin


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Those "Bacon" flavored jelly beans are one of the most disgusting things I have ever tasted. They were excellent as a prank though. If you want people to hate you.

firebirdude


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Make the gag golf balls a reasonable price, and I'm in. Otherwise, Amazon has got another sale.

Bah... you get the money either way then I guess....

luke975


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firebirdude wrote:Make the gag golf balls a reasonable price, and I'm in. Otherwise, Amazon has got another sale.

Bah... you get the money either way then I guess....




that may be the case, but why pay more than you have to? amazon has them for 12.

I always did like yardsales.

msgitlin


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You guys are missing the marketing strategy.

Step 1: Introduce a product that nobody would normally buy.

Step 2: Price the product high, so they check over at your cheaper-priced parent company (i.e. Amazon.com)

Step 3: Rake in the money when they purchase on Amazon.com thinking they're getting a better deal on a product they didn't need (or want).

Step 4: [Maniacal laugh]

Step 5: Repeat...

CowboyDann


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msgitlin wrote:You guys are missing the marketing strategy.

Step 1: Introduce a product that nobody would normally buy.

Step 2: Price the product high, so they check over at your cheaper-priced parent company (i.e. Amazon.com)

Step 3: Rake in the money when they purchase on Amazon.com thinking they're getting a better deal on a product they didn't need (or want).

Step 4: [Maniacal laugh]

Step 5: Repeat...



That plan would make sense if woot made ~any~ money off stuff sold at amazon.

ghostofdavid


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Not sure if serious sale....

or just out of loop in inner circle of pranks.

Suck it, Trebek.

mesostinky


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I've held off on saying anything, but you know what woot? You said that Amazon buying you wouldn't change things but I think you were being a little misleading or being a little naive. It's fair to call these prices an insult to anyone who has shopped here or even takes 2 seconds to price compare. In some respects, Woot is now pretty much the same as every other "Deal a day" site out there. Put on a mockingly moany voice saying "You changed man..." if you must while you read this, but that won't change the fact that things like the B..O..C..'s disappearing and pricing like this shows you really have made some changes for the worse. Please don't blame us if we point that out.

olcubmaster


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The joy buzzer is what we all thought we were getting back when we bought the Adams version back in the day...only to realize it was a windup thing that made noise instead of giving them a jolt.



Sugar 'em up and send 'em home

vanevenhoven


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(there was a B.O.see today at 9:00cst under the tools & garden)



mesostinky wrote:I've held off on saying anything, but you know what woot? You said that Amazon buying you wouldn't change things but I think you were being a little misleading or being a little naive. It's fair to call these prices an insult to anyone who has shopped here or even takes 2 seconds to price compare. In some respects, Woot is now pretty much the same as every other "Deal a day" site out there. Put on a mockingly moany voice saying "You changed man..." if you must while you read this, but that won't change the fact that things like the B..O..C..'s disappearing and pricing like this shows you really have made some changes for the worse. Please don't blame us if we point that out.



ohranj


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While my wife was at the OB/GYN today getting her last exam before our daughter is born (due April 7), I was sitting in the waiting room buying an insanely overpriced glorified fart machine.

Seeing as all of the pranks here are about $8 more after shipping than on the actual Gadgets and Gear website, I figured I would purposefully blow $21 on an annoying sound machine in the slim hopes that it may possibly be a front for a sweet sweet Beany or Cecil.

After all, I thought my baby's due date was perfect for 2 reasons: 1) she was conceived on my birthday (SCORE!), and 2) annual April Fool's Day/Birthday bags of crap for my little angel!

jmbunkin


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CowboyDann wrote:That plan would make sense if woot made ~any~ money off stuff sold at amazon.



If you're going to start using logic,I'll have nothing to say!

PemberDucky


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ohranj wrote:While my wife was at the OB/GYN today getting her last exam before our daughter is born (due April 7), I was sitting in the waiting room buying an insanely overpriced glorified fart machine.

Seeing as all of the pranks here are about $8 more after shipping than on the actual Gadgets and Gear website, I figured I would purposefully blow $21 on an annoying sound machine in the slim hopes that it may possibly be a front for a sweet sweet Beany or Cecil.

After all, I thought my baby's due date was perfect for 2 reasons: 1) she was conceived on my birthday (SCORE!), and 2) annual April Fool's Day/Birthday bags of crap for my little angel!



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msgitlin


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CowboyDann wrote:That plan would make sense if woot made ~any~ money off stuff sold at amazon.



Loss-leader for the mothership?

Kerig


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matthewjfazio wrote:$18 for a Meow button?!?



I wouldn't pay $18 for a cat.

Kerig


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mesostinky wrote:I've held off on saying anything, but you know what woot? You said that Amazon buying you wouldn't change things but I think you were being a little misleading or being a little naive. It's fair to call these prices an insult to anyone who has shopped here or even takes 2 seconds to price compare. In some respects, Woot is now pretty much the same as every other "Deal a day" site out there. Put on a mockingly moany voice saying "You changed man..." if you must while you read this, but that won't change the fact that things like the B..O..C..'s disappearing and pricing like this shows you really have made some changes for the worse. Please don't blame us if we point that out.



Thank you!
Woot used to be fun to stay up late for. Now if I miss a midnight look I no longer panic and just check-in the next day. The products sold now are very different from Woot's early years and rarely do they sell out right away like they used to.

MegaOri


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Yeah, I have that squirrel mask. It's awesome.

addalight


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luke975 wrote:the prank here are the prices.
the shock gum is 2.30 shipping for free.

http://www.amazon.com/Lucky-SCG-Shock-Chewing-Gum/dp/B001L76OEM

the joke golf balls are 12, again with free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Awesome-Foursome-Novelty-Golf-Balls/dp/B001F3020Y

the chicken head mask ships for around 20, a little cheaper if you have amazon prime.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004A2CMKK

april fools.



stupid.com has more better stuff.

Smith

Bblazina


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Kerig wrote:Thank you!
Woot used to be fun to stay up late for. Now if I miss a midnight look I no longer panic and just check-in the next day. The products sold now are very different from Woot's early years and rarely do they sell out right away like they used to.



I totally agree. And I'm finding more and more annoying all their "thanks for throwing money our way!" and other supposed-to-be-funny-vernacular, but when it comes to trying to return a product, they make it extremely difficult and expensive.

shark01


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Just thought I'd give a 'head's up' on the Bacon Flavored Candy. I got some of that exact candy for my cousins last Christmas and I gotta say that was one of the nastiest tasting things I have put in my mouth in a long time. I also got them some bacon flavored mints and gum which weren't terrible, it was just this candy that was bad.

However, on the plus side, each piece of candy is individually wrapped and looks like a peppermint candy, so logical course of action we set upon was to offer a peppermint to your friends (or enemies) and then sit back and watch their reaction. Genius!

craigthom


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Someone in Washington must have wandered over the Archie McPhee.

spacefox


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Kerig wrote:I wouldn't pay $18 for a cat.



I'll give someone $18 to take my cat!

ohemgee


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Too bad that chicken mask is sold out. It would have been perfect for the Hotline Miami costume I'm planning this Halloween.

mjc613


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Obviously, the leftovers from this sale will be in the next Bushel of Crap. Did my BIL help you guys find this stuff? We get this kind of useless nonsense from him all the time. Merry crappy Xmas!

luke975


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ohemgee wrote:Too bad that chicken mask is sold out. It would have been perfect for the Hotline Miami costume I'm planning this Halloween.



amazon is selling almost everything from this sale for less. including the chicken mask.

I always did like yardsales.

craigthom


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ohemgee wrote:Too bad that chicken mask is sold out. It would have been perfect for the Hotline Miami costume I'm planning this Halloween.



It's $24.99 on the manufacturer's site, so I don't know where they got this "list price".

Most if not all those products are from Archie McPhee.

luke975


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craigthom wrote:It's $24.99 on the manufacturer's site, so I don't know where they got this "list price".

Most if not all those products are from Archie McPhee.



I have a hard time understanding why woot would purposely sell items at a higher cost than other sites. Many people have pointed out the abnormally high prices.

seems like they're taking advantage of people who are interested in an item but unwilling or uninformed enough to look elsewhere.

I always did like yardsales.

jponte


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The hot candies! Shows a box with 2 packs of candies. well....got mine today, and its one little pack. Cost $15 plus $5 shipping AND tax!!!
That's the real prank!
Ridiculous, with a side of false advertising!

Fantasy

ThunderThighs


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jponte wrote:The hot candies! Shows a box with 2 packs of candies. well....got mine today, and its one little pack. Cost $15 plus $5 shipping AND tax!!!
That's the real prank!
Ridiculous, with a side of false advertising!



The photo showed one box with the resealable packages inside. The specs stated:

1 Ounce Package
Contains approximately 16-18 candies



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