bestsportnascar


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wajeremy wrote:The funny thing is, both the first and last Wooters are on my dev team. Not sure how to feel about this information.



Woot employees and one lonely person in CA who must have been really mad one day.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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cbilyak wrote:Casemates.com is pretty awesome like Wine Woot used to be!



Thanks..I have checked out casemates several times, but felt the pricing was a bit high for the "taking a gamble" purchase. I will keep checking, however.

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Congrats to all that got some nice glasses!

Feel free to drop some feedback here.

//backs out of the forum



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bestsportnascar wrote:Anyone have a price protection credit card? I wonder if they will refund you most of the money because someone paid $1?



I wonder if Amazon will price-match?

Narfcake


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wajeremy wrote:The funny thing is, both the first and last Wooters are on my dev team. Not sure how to feel about this information.


It's a vote of confidence!

It's akin to seeing someone who works at one restaurant eating at another restaurant. "But you work over there". "Yes, that's why I eat over here."

Also:

I Miss the Old Woot


bestsportnascar wrote:Woot employees and one lonely person in CA who must have been really mad one day.


It wasn't me!

(That shirt lacks a cat.)

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BrittanyClaire


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I seem to not have any luck anymore on these deals or Bags of sadness. I wonder if I should retire from the Woot community and close my account.

/feeling down today

bestsportnascar


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ThunderThighs wrote:Congrats to all that got some nice glasses!

Feel free to drop some feedback here.

//backs out of the forum



Feel free to do the same with some Oakley Flak Jacket Polarized. I need some new ones. (Really just some new lenses)

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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BrittanyClaire wrote:I seem to not have any luck anymore on these deals or Bags of sadness. I wonder if I should retire from the Woot community and close my account.

/feeling down today




On things like this, you're more unlikely not to get it. Don't feel down. There are many others that haven't gotten the glasses or Bandolier on Chewies.



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Bull Poop. At 4PM you sold 1!

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ftschirgi wrote:Bull Poop. At 4PM you sold 1!


Bull Poop. We didn't sell any at 4pm. But at 3pm, we sold more than one. You can see it on the sales stats.



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draigun wrote:I'm not sure if you're aware and it's where you're getting the idea from, but if you're not, you should check out Massdrop. It's essentially this concept.



nope never seen that site before, and i cant stand sites that make you log in just to view their sales...

qazxswe


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ftschirgi wrote:Bull Poop. At 4PM you sold 1!



No. It was 1 per person.

If you look at the sales stats, you could see 2 different usernames.

And if you look at the sales maps, you'll see that there were sales in 5 states, with some having more buyers than others.

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ThunderThighs wrote:Bull Poop. We didn't sell any at 4pm. But at 3pm, we sold more than one. You can see it on the sales stats.



were the $1 and $20 quantities of 5?

qazxswe


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ThunderThighs wrote:Bull Poop. We didn't sell any at 4pm. But at 3pm, we sold more than one. You can see it on the sales stats.



DO NOT bring up time zones. That's asking for trouble.

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gwaki


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bsmith1 wrote:Wow, first sucker too! Is your bot the same one that made the google phone calls?



No Bot. Hahaha. Just hit refresh at exactly 3 saw the buy button and clicked order before everything had loaded.

Also was logged in via Amazon

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Part-time mod here, just wanted to come in and say Hi!

gwaki


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Are you going to release the number of glasses in each price category?

JDSardone


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ThunderThighs wrote:Congrats to all that got some nice glasses!

Feel free to drop some feedback here.

//backs out of the forum


Maybe not have predictable links so that people have to click

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gwaki wrote:No Bot. Hahaha. Just hit refresh at exactly 3 saw the buy button and clicked order before everything had loaded.

Also was logged in via Amazon


Yay for busting the bot myth!



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ThunderThighs wrote:Congrats to all that got some nice glasses!

Feel free to drop some feedback here.

//backs out of the forum



It was fun to try to get one.
Personally, I would like to see smaller price jumps, but I get it, you gotta make something on some of them. I tried for the next few after the dollar, might have gone for the $20, but would not have actually bought at the higher prices, not for sunglasses, anyway. I might for something else that isn't so easily lost, damaged, or stolen.
Overall, I had a good time trying and reading the forums from others who were trying.

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ThunderThighs wrote:Yay for busting the bot myth!



Unless a bot was written to refresh the page at the right time, and to login via an Amazon account. ;)

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qazxswe wrote:Unless a bot was written to refresh the page at the right time, and to login via an Amazon account. ;)


Hush, you.



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manlapig wrote:Part-time mod here, just wanted to come in and say Hi!



Hi!

I forgot about the sale. I guess that’s a good thing?

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ThunderThighs wrote:Hush, you.



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ThunderThighs wrote:Yay for busting the bot myth!



I think this is my second time being "first to woot" on something. The other time was on a Bandolier on Chewie a while back:

https://www.woot.com/offers/7614420xdfrtnmkl

bsmith1


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gwaki wrote:No Bot. Hahaha. Just hit refresh at exactly 3 saw the buy button and clicked order before everything had loaded.

Also was logged in via Amazon



Amazon part is surprising. Unless woot is "reserving" your order while the payment options are loading. Mine seems to take 5 seconds loading payment stuff before I can click the last button. Maybe I have too many payment cards and such on my Amazon account...

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qazxswe wrote:Unless a bot was written to refresh the page at the right time, and to login via an Amazon account. ;)



Everyone knows you logout and login 2 minutes before you want to buy anything thus you are logged in.

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sammydog01 wrote:Hi!

I forgot about the sale. I guess that’s a good thing?


Yes.

(I was busy working and forgot all about this too.)

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bsmith1 wrote:Amazon part is surprising. Unless woot is "reserving" your order while the payment options are loading. Mine seems to take 5 seconds loading payment stuff before I can click the last button. Maybe I have too many payment cards and such on my Amazon account...



Yea. Mine takes a bit to load as well but I clicked the big yellow button way before it finished loading. It never even showed me my CC I used as it was still loading when the next page started.

qazxswe


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Narfcake wrote:Yes.

(I was busy working and forgot all about this too.)



Is that what they call it these days?

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I think we've all learned something today!

1. Bots bought all the sunglasses.
2. The actual people who bought some are secretly advanced AI's.
3. Bigfoot is real.
4. Some people were not happy about any of this.
5. Those people might also be bots sent to discourage anyone from trying to buy the sunglasses thereby making it easier for the buyer bots.
6. Bigfoot is a bot.

I GOT A FRICKING LETTER (November, 2017).

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qazxswe wrote:Is that what they call it these days?


Yes.

Purrductive

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peaceetc wrote:I think we've all learned something today!

1. Bots bought all the sunglasses.
2. The actual people who bought some are secretly advanced AI's.
3. Bigfoot is real.
4. Some people were not happy about any of this.
5. Those people might also be bots sent to discourage anyone from trying to buy the sunglasses thereby making it easier for the buyer bots.
6. Bigfoot is a bot.



I'd have an easier time remembering all that if it was put into a catchy song.

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peaceetc


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qazxswe wrote:I'd have an easier time remembering all that if it was put into a catchy song.


Where's DigitalJanitor when you need him?

I GOT A FRICKING LETTER (November, 2017).

qazxswe


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peaceetc wrote:Where's DigitalJanitor when you need him?



I'm honestly open to almost anybody singing it.

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In case I didn't flat-out mention it, I did get one of the $20 ones and I'm not a bot. I had to pay shipping and tax though.

qazxswe


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bsmith1 wrote:In case I didn't flat-out mention it, I did get one of the $20 ones and I'm not a bot. I had to pay shipping and tax though.



So what you're saying is that you're a bot.

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peaceetc wrote:I think we've all learned something today!

1. Bots bought all the sunglasses.
2. The actual people who bought some are secretly advanced AI's.
3. Bigfoot is real.
4. Some people were not happy about any of this.
5. Those people might also be bots sent to discourage anyone from trying to buy the sunglasses thereby making it easier for the buyer bots.
6. Bigfoot is a bot.



Seems like a good summary to me.



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bsmith1 wrote:See y'all tomorrow for coupon fest.
"Gotta use 'em all!"



Is there another one tomorrow!?

ThunderThighs wrote:Yay for busting the bot myth!



But it does sound like he confirmed what I said.

So I agree with one of the previous posters. Don't make the sale page link predictable, and don't release it ahead of time. (I'm 90% sure you had the actual sale page as the link for the product tile on the event page, because it 404'd when I tried it originally.) If you do release it ahead of time, don't then unrelease it because then it gives those who saved it when you released it ahead of time a HUGE advantage. (Which if I'm right about it having been on the tile, it was later switched to point to the blog post.)

I think it's been long enough to admit this is also how I (and I assume lichme) got the $5 PS4. The URL for the product page never changed, so it was easy enough to just set up a page monitor on the URL that would notify me when it went live again, before anyone else even got a chance to see it.

Either way, I did really dig this event, so kudos to wajeremy and whoever else was involved in coming up with it!

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qazxswe wrote:I'd have an easier time remembering all that if it was put into a catchy song.

It works pretty good singing it to "Somewhere over the rainbow" song...

1. Bots bought all the sunglasses.
2. The actual people who bought some are secretly advanced AI's.
3. Bigfoot is real.
4. Some people were not happy about any of this.
5. Those people might also be bots sent to discourage anyone from trying to buy the sunglasses thereby making it easier for the buyer bots.
6. Bigfoot is a bot.