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Poll: Welcome! Welcome! It's a whole new site! Say, tell us, how do you feel about buying technology here?
  • 26.8% - Wow, tech.woot? It's perfect! I buy something technological every day! At last, a place for ME! 778
  • 29.6% - Well, I do like tech... but I'm gonna have to see more about the prices. 857
  • 24.7% - You know, I'm sure the prices are fine. But it's the selection that'll make or break it for me. 716
  • 5.8% - See, I'm more of an impulse buyer. I'm looking for something exciting! Something I've never seen before! 169
  • 13.1% - I'm just here to figure out what color you guys chose this time. What is that? Teal? 379
2899 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

DaveInSoCal


quality posts: 18 Private Messages DaveInSoCal

Sweeeeeet


bdecker202


quality posts: 20 Private Messages bdecker202

This is right up my alley.

baybei


quality posts: 49 Private Messages baybei

There goes my budget!

wisenekt


quality posts: 30 Private Messages wisenekt

So is Woot admitting that they have lost the tech focus and needed another Woot site to address it? This is not going to be another MTV debacle is it?

psaux


quality posts: 9 Private Messages psaux

Woot was originally supposed to be tech ... so ...

double you tee eff, mate?

glindshops


quality posts: 2 Private Messages glindshops

Oh, dear! Dyson.wooot.com, here we come....

googletoolbar


quality posts: 1 Private Messages googletoolbar

Wow! Another ____________.woot.amazon.com


Cya guys. It's been fun. But srsly... You lost your angle.

*deletes bookmark*

ahhhhh freedom!

No seriously, you lost your geek focus. Go frakking sell your garbage like 1saleaday and stuff. :-/

*hindsight edit note:* the last refurb I bought from woot (in general) the stuff was D.O.A.

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neyfam2000


quality posts: 0 Private Messages neyfam2000

Woot!--going from "Deal-a-day" to "Site-a-day"

Raider9924


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Raider9924

Teal.... I thought that local.woot already had teal covered.

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landfill1


quality posts: 0 Private Messages landfill1

hopefully they leave this site for the cameras and tablets that waste the regular Woot pages time

hartseancar


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hartseancar

Just another place to sell us a Roku Device!

deltanyne


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wisenekt wrote:So is Woot admitting that they have lost the tech focus and needed another Woot site to address it? This is not going to be another MTV debacle is it?



LOL,

No it's called Amazon wants to sell you more stuff, I wouldn't be surprised to see a "Amazon.woot" soon that just sends you to Amazon.com touting everyday deals. ;-)

...and to psaux, if they were originally supposed to be tech then why did it take them over 8 years to do it?

Sniff... Sniff... you smell that?

I thinks its an employee comment with a cheery "mate" at the end to confuse.

jareza


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googletoolbar wrote:Wow! Another ____________.woot.amazon.com


Cya guys. It's been fun. But srsly... You lost your angle.

*deletes bookmark*

ahhhhh freedom!

No seriously, you lost your geek focus. Go frakking sell your garbage like 1saleaday and stuff. :-/


As a woot veteran, I can really see woot missing its true nature...
first we had woot.... then we had sellout.woot,which was sponsored by yahoo then shirt (which is still cool) and wine.... ... then amazon bought woot and now we have woot, tech, home, sport, kids moofi....
COME ON YOU GUYS!
Deals are not THAT impressive as they were.. and now you are bombing the user with lots of products and THEN YOU HAVE THE GUTS TO ADD A WOOT PLUS SECTION TO EACH PAGE? Whatever happened to one sale a day deal?
I guess this is what happens when you become a big company....
Well... it has been fun....but now im not that interested in staying up till midnight to see a super deal... because they are gone!

dipdac


quality posts: 3 Private Messages dipdac

Well, like I said in the other thread, I can't wait till the next woot-off. Tech woot off could be awesome.

meestergud


quality posts: 2 Private Messages meestergud

I think tech and sport are good ideas, but ten woot sites? Eight is enough to fill our lives with love.

MeesterGud

ganome


quality posts: 3 Private Messages ganome
wisenekt wrote:So is Woot admitting that they have lost the tech focus and needed another Woot site to address it? This is not going to be another MTV debacle is it?



called it when they "upgraded" the site, its down hill from there on out

Gatzby


quality posts: 43 Private Messages Gatzby
googletoolbar wrote:Wow! Another ____________.woot.amazon.com


Cya guys. It's been fun. But srsly... You lost your angle.

*deletes bookmark*

ahhhhh freedom!

No seriously, you lost your geek focus. Go frakking sell your garbage like 1saleaday and stuff. :-/

*hindsight edit note:* the last refurb I bought from woot (in general) the stuff was D.O.A.



Wait, we launch a techie site and we lost our geek focus?

I'm going to have to think on this one.

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ishoplive


quality posts: 2 Private Messages ishoplive

Well, I do like tech... but I'm gonna have to see more about the prices.

popegonzo


quality posts: 1 Private Messages popegonzo
Gatzby wrote:Wait, we launch a techie site and we lost our geek focus?

I'm going to have to think on this one.



I think he's saying that once upon a time, tech.woot.com and woot.com would have been considered redundant. Now they definitely are not. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.

I, for one, am curious when woot is going to be an extension of Amazon's lightning deals, and they just have a woot sale for every category on Amazon.

pippi224456


quality posts: 0 Private Messages pippi224456

So.....waiting on:

AndroidApp.Woot.com
BedBathAnd.Woot.com
Laptop.Woot.com
Camera.Woot.com
VidGames.Woot.com

And

DollarStore.Woot.com!!!

mjc613


quality posts: 48 Private Messages mjc613

All the tech guys whined that woot was selling too many non-tech things, and now there's complaints that woot has lost their focus, because there is a tech.woot? Huh?

Woot was ALWAYS about selling stuff that some store or company was trying to get rid off. Period. Sometimes it was tech stuff, sometimes housewares and sometimes leakfrogs. Now there will always be some tech stuff for sale, so stop fussing.

It will be interesting to see what the main woot site will be selling. I'm surprised that they didn't put the Pyrex on home.woot, but it's their store. I do miss all the chocolate and cheese that used to come up on wine.woot, so I hope a food.woot will show up soon!

arj8138


quality posts: 7 Private Messages arj8138
wisenekt wrote:So is Woot admitting that they have lost the tech focus and needed another Woot site to address it? This is not going to be another MTV debacle is it?



basically what I thought. Wasnt woot classic mainly tech items? so whats the purpose of main woot now if its just going to be like sellout....

ThunderThighs


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mjc613 wrote:All the tech guys whined that woot was selling too many non-tech things, and now there's complaints that woot has lost their focus, because there is a tech.woot? Huh?

Woot was ALWAYS about selling stuff that some store or company was trying to get rid off. Period. Sometimes it was tech stuff, sometimes housewares and sometimes leakfrogs. Now there will always be some tech stuff for sale, so stop fussing.

It will be interesting to see what the main woot site will be selling. I'm surprised that they didn't put the Pyrex on home.woot, but it's their store. I do miss all the chocolate and cheese that used to come up on wine.woot, so I hope a food.woot will show up soon!


You are correct in your explanation of woot. Nice job and thank you.

Woot has and will continue to be the best deal of the day. It might be something from tech, home, kids, sport, etc. Best. Deal. Period.



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billmon1170


quality posts: 0 Private Messages billmon1170

Here's and idea: GunWoot.com

auctionsaver


quality posts: 19 Private Messages auctionsaver

You know what they should do in my opinion, not that it matters.

I am ok with the branches if they offer good deals on good stuff.

What would keep it more in line with the heritage of woot is the the following were reserved for woot.com:


  • New launches
  • Crazy deals
  • Odd products


This would keep the whiners content that deals are no longer good deals anymore, just average deals.... which I am ok with on the other sites.

You could use this as a selling feature as well. Woot.com could be your price leader to draw people in and then lure people in to buying stuff from your branch sites. In my opinion, this is how shirt.woot.com became successful.

If you just keep throwing whatever you want on woot.com, and they are not great deals, you are going to lose your uniqueness which is the death of a niche site such as yourselves.

klacour


quality posts: 20 Private Messages klacour

And you still 'dis the watch lovers ... Watch.woot.com

A woot minion since 2006 ...

stacvand


quality posts: 1 Private Messages stacvand
glindshops wrote:Oh, dear! Dyson.wooot.com, here we come....


lol. I feel the same way

jmcgill


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jmcgill

Me like! Especially the teal.

mikebbass


quality posts: 27 Private Messages mikebbass

Hells to the Yes!!!!! tech.woot its what Darth Vader would have wanted

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andrewtl


quality posts: 26 Private Messages andrewtl
ThunderThighs wrote:You are correct in your explanation of woot. Nice job and thank you.

Woot has and will continue to be the best deal of the day. It might be something from tech, home, kids, sport, etc. Best. Deal. Period.




you said 'deal' (singular). woot no longer is that. and therin lies the problem.

pfffft!

dcdjason


quality posts: 3 Private Messages dcdjason

Glad to have more options to feed my addiction. Love the teal.

akenmaat


quality posts: 0 Private Messages akenmaat

Given the gradual shift away from tech stuff on the main page, I'm all for a tech page. But you gotta quit it with the refurb stuff. At least tone it down anyway. I'm not ever buying refurb. Ever.

mjc613


quality posts: 48 Private Messages mjc613
ThunderThighs wrote:You are correct in your explanation of woot. Nice job and thank you.

Woot has and will continue to be the best deal of the day. It might be something from tech, home, kids, sport, etc. Best. Deal. Period.



Glad to help out Does this mean free shipping for life? ;)


enigmachick


quality posts: 7 Private Messages enigmachick

This is too much. Actually too much two channels ago, and this is the final stomp into the dust. Well, I can certainly use this as a case study for my students.

No. That's not me.

CosmicDaddy


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neyfam2000 wrote:Woot!--going from "Deal-a-day" to "Site-a-day"



Haha. Funny and true!

LTGiants2000


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"Hi, welcome to our newest site woot.woot.com! Where you can woot all the best woots that have wooted woot since the woot was wooted in woot!"

....no sure I understand this new direction. Not sure I like it....

DemonMF777


quality posts: 3 Private Messages DemonMF777

Sorry woot! You guys jumped the shark long ago...

syninthecity


quality posts: 10 Private Messages syninthecity

why not just be honest: tablet/roku woot.


i can't complain too much, i've gotten three rokus and a tablet frrom you.

honestly i may delete all my woot bookmarks EXCEPT tech woot.

inkycatz


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syninthecity wrote:honestly i may delete all my woot bookmarks EXCEPT tech woot.


Well fortunately the layout makes it friendly enough to get to the other sites. Glad to hear you're enjoying it though!

I'm just hanging out, really.