qazxswe


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draigun wrote: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!



Yes.

https://www.woot.com/blog/post/morts-coupon-quest-is-back-again

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qazxswe wrote:Yes.

https://www.woot.com/blog/post/morts-coupon-quest-is-back-again



Awww yiss. Thanks! I don't dig into the Community forums that often so I'm usually only aware of these from the banners on the front page.

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So how's everyone's day going?

qazxswe


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manlapig wrote:So how's everyone's day going?



Just found out that I missed a sale recently on robot chimps which fart on command.

So now I'm sad.

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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.



I instantly fell in love with this site, TT is going to be mad, showing me other places to spend money!!! HAha.

X8

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manlapig wrote:So how's everyone's day going?



We had hail!

qazxswe


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sammydog01 wrote:We had hail!



So you have hail AND a farting robot?

Are you doing this intentionally?

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daveinwarshington wrote: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.


What a beautiful combination, Dave. Thank you.

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bestsportnascar


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manlapig wrote:So how's everyone's day going?



OK I guess. Looking to be a long next few weeks. I think I am going to have some pizza tonight. Yay pizza.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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I get the whole pissed cause I didn't get the deal angle, but I never even saw the prices. I saw it once and $1, then never saw a $20 (at 3:10), and at around 3:17 saw a $72.50.

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qazxswe wrote:So you have hail AND a farting robot?

Are you doing this intentionally?



YES

qazxswe


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sammydog01 wrote:YES



I feel like you are trying to get a penguin slap.

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idontwanttogivemyname wrote:I get the whole pissed cause I didn't get the deal angle, but I never even saw the prices. I saw it once and $1, then never saw a $20 (at 3:10), and at around 3:17 saw a $72.50.


Thank you for the feedback. We'll definitely see what we can do to improve it if we do it again.



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



Today he was on a three hour phone call with Dell trying to resolve an issue on wrong part sent.

I did manage to make an extended appearance in the VoP at least on the shades, but I think I'll leave the WTF game to the young'n's.

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Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - what it looked like by hour:

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peaceetc


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wajeremy wrote:Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - what it looked like by hour:


Well. At least now you know, right?

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UFB, you can put up this scam, and not realize the damage you have done to your brand. You're not funny or even slightly amusing. You have insulted everyone who ever read this promotion, by assuming they are all idiots!

qazxswe


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dwaynesr wrote:UFB, you can put up this scam, and not realize the damage you have done to your brand. You're not funny or even slightly amusing. You have insulted everyone who ever read this promotion, by assuming they are all idiots!



1. Nope. I'm a penguin.
2. I dunno, I'm slightly amused.
3. How was it a scam?

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dwaynesr wrote:UFB, you can put up this scam, and not realize the damage you have done to your brand. You're not funny or even slightly amusing. You have insulted everyone who ever read this promotion, by assuming they are all idiots!


I checked Woot's Facebook and Twitter posts about this event and only saw one complaint (which I think was about the servers going down, not the promotion itself). And several of us do find Woot to be funny, so there's that. The promotion obviously had technical issues, and bots were likely a problem, but some real people scored at the lower price points, so it wasn't a total loss, either.

I understand you're upset, dwaynesr, though I really don't understand why. This was an experiment, which they clearly explained several times.

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bestsportnascar


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wajeremy wrote:Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - what it looked like by hour:



Looks like a bitcoin chart

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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bestsportnascar wrote:Looks like a bitcoin chart



You’ll give our PMs ideas...

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dwaynesr wrote:UFB, you can put up this scam, and not realize the damage you have done to your brand. You're not funny or even slightly amusing. You have insulted everyone who ever read this promotion, by assuming they are all idiots!


Appreciate your feedback. What part of it did you hate? As we noted, it was an experiment.

Also UFB?
Unidentified Flying Balloons?
Underrated Flimsy BBQs
Underneath Farting Baboons?





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So did anyone actually buy this RB less than $99 ? Or as you said this is just an experiment to let ppl scrambling your site for fun ?

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pepper114 wrote:Pfft. That's just a cover up. They have their own woot branded lunch box and usb sticks. I think someday we'll be seeing Mort & Monte bubble gum pizza flavored soda pop in gourmet. The bottles have capes.



I am WAY behind and playing catchy-up, but couldn't let this one by.

Don't you mean the bottles have CrapWraps?

>'Kat

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peaceetc


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ThunderThighs wrote:Also UFB?
Unidentified Flying Balloons?
Underrated Flimsy BBQs
Underneath Farting Baboons?


Yes, all of those. Also, un-f*cking-believable.

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dwaynesr wrote:UFB, you can put up this scam, and not realize the damage you have done to your brand. You're not funny or even slightly amusing. You have insulted everyone who ever read this promotion, by assuming they are all idiots!



Uh, what's "UFB"?

qazxswe wrote:1. Nope. I'm a penguin.
2. I dunno, I'm slightly amused.
3. How was it a scam?



You understood what "UFB" meant?

peaceetc wrote:I checked Woot's Facebook and Twitter posts about this event and only saw one complaint (which I think was about the servers going down, not the promotion itself). And several of us do find Woot to be funny, so there's that. The promotion obviously had technical issues, and bots were likely a problem, but some real people scored at the lower price points, so it wasn't a total loss, either.

I understand you're upset, dwaynesr, though I really don't understand why. This was an experiment, which they clearly explained several times.



Ditto understanding "UFB"? And I agree, I too find woot! fun and funny. And I am not a bot. I'm a 'Kat.

ThunderThighs wrote:Appreciate your feedback. What part of it did you hate? As we noted, it was an experiment.

Also UFB?
Unidentified Flying Balloons?
Underrated Flimsy BBQs
Underneath Farting Baboons?



Oh, good, I'm not the only one who doesn't get what was meant by "UFB"! And excellent company I'm in!

>'Kat

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ThunderThighs wrote:Appreciate your feedback. What part of it did you hate? As we noted, it was an experiment.
...



What part did I hate? The part where I couldn't play shenanigans along with the rest of y'alles!

Seriously, it sounded like a total blast, and I really am sad I had to work, and that I work a job where I can't access fun online sales-sites. If you do this again, vary the starting time. And maybe throw in a weekend day. Yes, I know you can't time these for everyone's convenience. But if you toss the event around, then everyone should be able to get at least one chance at the fun'n'shenanigans!

And I would've gone for $1 sunglasses. Despite that nobody in my extended family can wear regular sunglasses (we're the bat family, huh)

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SylvreKat


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Hey, I just had an idea for Unca' Wooty's bar--

The Shenanigang

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SylvreKat wrote:Oh, good, I'm not the only one who doesn't get what was meant by "UFB"! And excellent company I'm in!

>'Kat


It means "un-f*cking-believable."

I GOT A FRICKING LETTER (November, 2017).

SylvreKat


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peaceetc wrote:It means "un-f*cking-believable."



Oh. That's not nearly as interesting as TT's baboons, is it?

But thanks for defining it. I can now go to sleep with my mind set at ease and not fretting over what those letters could possibly for-real mean.

>'Kat

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qazxswe


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SylvreKat wrote:Oh, good, I'm not the only one who doesn't get what was meant by "UFB"! And excellent company I'm in!

>'Kat



I was thinking more about the fact that they were talking about idiots.

Penguins are smart. While we might do something which seems foolish to you humans, it's really in our best interest.

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I tried for the first 3 increases, got into the VOP each time, but got kicked with a sold out message on each eventually.

It was fun. I'd like that to happen again.

VOTE >

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SylvreKat wrote:I am WAY behind and playing catchy-up, but couldn't let this one by.

Don't you mean the bottles have CrapWraps?

>'Kat



That makes me think of taco bell. Ooh maybe we can have one of those too?

Uh oh. Woot is flickering on and off. Is there a squirrel in the server room again?

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Thought the concept was interesting, realized the time that it would start and figured that I wouldn't be at a computer, so I went about my day and forgot about Woot till this morning. Pretty much my normal routine.

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kawdrifter2000 wrote:Thought the concept was interesting, realized the time that it would start and figured that I wouldn't be at a computer, so I went about my day and forgot about Woot till this morning. Pretty much my normal routine.



At least you can get coupons this morning: https://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=7382758

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Shades showed up today! Thanks again Woot for the $1 Ray Bans

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gwaki wrote:Shades showed up today! Thanks again Woot for the $1 Ray Bans



WOOHOO! Thanks for checking back in!



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gwaki wrote:Shades showed up today! Thanks again Woot for the $1 Ray Bans


You're pretty articulate for a bot. ;)

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My $20 pair showed up. Now the true challenge of actually taking care of them. Never had a good pair of sunglasses so now I understand it, put them on and was amazed, the desert sun wasn't as blinding today!

X8

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Got my $20 shades and they are dooooope.

Wife says I don't have to sell them because I needed new ones anyway.