I was checking my email and found an email from Woot! giving me a $5.00 coupon to use when I buy something from them. I believe last time I bought something was during a Woot-Off about a year ago. So I think “I completely forgot about Woot!, let me check it out”. Well boom goes the dynamite, there’s a Woot-Off today!

If you don’t know what Woot! is, then you need to.

Woot! is the originator of the One Day, One Deal phenomenon that took over the internet. To take it directly from their website: “Woot.com is an online store and community that focuses on selling cool stuff cheap. It started as an employee-store slash market-testing type of place for an electronics distributor, but it’s taken on a life of its own.” In short, one item a day. If they sell out that item early in the morning, too bad, not another one until midnight. But aha! There’s a catch to that rule as well!

They do these things called Woot-Offs. This is where when an item gets sold out, another item immediately goes up for sale. Some items go really fast, and some items take forever (it seems) to get off the page. Woot-Offs contain a lot of leftovers from previous deals, and some new items as well. Roombas, radar detectors, cameras, and screaming monkeys are usually a given.

Most coveted item: Bag of Crap. I’ve yet to get one of these. They always sell out in less than a minute. Bags of Crap only cost $1.00-3.00 and have the possibility of containing all sorts of stuff. Go to YouTube, and there are tons of videos of people opening their BOC’s. You can literally get crap, or luck out and get amazing things. It’s a gamble, but that’s part of the fun.

Best part of Woot-Offs is reading the community boards. Each item has it’s own forum board, and the Wooters are really funny. Considering that most of them are sitting in front of the computer, doing nothing but waiting for the next deal, hilarity is sure to ensue.

What’s also really funny is the descriptions that Woot! uses for the items. They normally don’t have anything to do with the item at all. The basic information for each item is at the bottom of the description, and it helps to actually Google the item itself to find reviews and get more specs. The community board/forum will have some reviews and comments on the item by the Wooters, but as usual when buying, do your research.

So I don’t need to spend any money, and most likely won’t see anything on the Woot-Off that I’m dying to have, but it’s still fun to follow and keep you busy 🙂

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~ by Leah Danielle on August 18, 2010.

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