I adored Woot when I joined. And I joined, and kept on going. Some 200 items ago. I would bet that EASILY 80% of my purchases were due to the psychological effect of the same-day "Well, I've already opened the '$5.00 shipping' gate, so I may as well...."....
I love Woot. I love the descriptions. I have ROLLED with laughter over the comments on many of the items on the "Woot-Off"s, which were days of frenetic buying on my part, and on the part of the friends I had referred here as well. He((, we even had Facebook "IT'S WOOT-OFF DAY!!!!" posts where we listed and compared our purchases to the amusement of yet MORE friends.
ALSO - I spent $79.00 to be an Amazon Prime member JUST so I could get COMPLETELY free shipping.
Amazon now owns Woot. We all know this.
So can someone PLEASE tell me WHY I should spend an extra $45.00 on shipping, say, 10 cheap "Woot-Off" impulse buys, when I could get them on Amazon for maybe a buck or two more per item but with the end total being far less once my "Prime" kicks in??
You want to go all "Amazon" on us, then add the "TOTALLY FREE" shipping we "Prime" members paid good money for. NOT just for the Woot-Offs.....for ALL orders. PERIOD.