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Hey gang.. Talking to Woot here.
Woot- I knew you back in the day. See my account? Joined in 2006. Been here ever since.
I'm one of those crazy people that have a full monkey collection.
I've been here through the cat picture days, the crazy April fools gags, the woot offs that literally ran for days...
I'd buy items on the fly- a quick impulse buy and then recheck during the woot off or the day because I 'got free shipping'.
You lost your edge guys.
Look, I'm trying to help here... Remember what makes you different and stick to it. Remember- it was a stupidly large button we mash to buy our crap as quickly as possible before it sold out.
Who needs a cart to do that.
I understand you have grown and have added some 'marketing' people- but they need to remember that your core audience isn't a naive crowd- not one that will believe a saccharine 'market speak' blurb that tries to convince us that this change is double plus good.
I'll miss ya buddy.
Woot addict since 6/06
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I may only have ordered 25 items from Woot since I joined on September 25, 2005...but this is not a site that I have forgotten. I still check it everynight at 1am (Eastern time) and I still watch Woot-Offs. I don't have to sit at home for the woot-off anymore, I have it on my phone with an app...but that doesn't mean I am not interested.
I joined in 2005 because it was fun. Quarky items, silly jokes and descriptions, an e-shopping experience that was fun and entertaining...its all gone to the corprate world. Back then the site was unique, one item a day on sale until its gone...now its a concept that is everywhere. Now everyone has a daily deal, and rather then stick to the Woot! roots it has gone the way of mainstream. I remember the jokes and the reasoning for the naming of the woot shopping thing with yahoo shopping, sellout.woot.com So named by the woot staff (if memory serves me correctly) because they had soldout to the man. Woot! was one item, one day....now there are 10 other things you can put before woot.com and geat a deal.
Will a shopping cart make me buy something, not really. Unless it is like a REAL shopping cart...where once it is in your cart it is yours to purchase (within time limits). Does $5 all day shipping make it a deal breaker for me, no, I will still purchase...however I may not pick up some of the misc crap (note, not a Bag of Cowardliness) that I may have picked up with the free shipping unlocked. If you want to be a groundbreaking deal site like you where when I joined...be groundbreaking and make everything free shipping! Just add the $5 to the price of the item and make us feel like we are getting a deal.
As a long time wooter I will still come to the site on a daily basis. If I am home I will still have the site up and mash the F5 key to see what the item is or how much is left...but the site is no longer what it was, and it saddens me greatly. This was a great site, it was fun to shop...now it is just another site I check as part of my nightly rutine. Other then to post this, I prolly havent logged in other then a wootoff in 6 months. There is no reason for woot staff to dust off the resume, someone will gobble it up....just like Microsoft did to Jellyfish
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