tomonline976 wrote:It baffles you? Why should it? You got one for checking the facebook page. It sad that woot wont put Bags of Christmas on their main page and have all that check it have a chance. I don't even bother anymore. I used to buy more but because of past experiences with off site bags, I don't bother. In my case I used to stay up till one in the morning here on the east coast checking woot at 1am here. No more, not needed since the bags have worn out their welcome.
They gave a solid day's notice that the link would be posted there. I happened to read it and was lucky to know check their page. Totally happenstance.
I just find the anger and entitlement that inevitably gets posted following the bags to be a bit much. I miss the old days too, but I recognize that since Amazon acquired Woot, they probably aren't crazy about the idea of a single item bringing the whole site to a halt.
I'm happy that they can still offer the bags at all, which apparently means changing they way the game works. Better that than getting rid of them. And for what it's worth, I don't think anyone even needs accounts to see their facebook and twitter posts.