guffone wrote:Disappointing now that you have to pay shipping on all orders during a Woot Off. I myself would have bought more but not now that it will cost every time I purchase in a 24hr period.
The problem is Woot might sell an item for $20 and only make $5 on the sale due to their low, low prices. If you get all day free shipping then they make no money on the transaction cuz they have to pay to ship the item. (not to mention the salary of all employees listing the item, packing it, shipping and so forth) They might lose money on a transaction! And we're not even talking about the 60" tvs they ship for $5.
I don't think they really considered woot-offs when they announced the all-day $5 promotion. I know SOME people really exploited it buying all the $0.99 items after unlocking free shipping just to make woot go broke.
The shopping cart and all the plus sales ("carty favors") are a good compromise. Load your cart with the side sale stuff you want and wait for a good woot-off item.
Edit: again I think people forget how, for years and years, it used to be $5 shipping for every single item. The cart option, compared to that, is awesome.