@todaresq Yes. Usually in some hard-to-reach place where it ran out of power in a fight with rug fringe or a stray sock. I’ve found it meeping plaintively in odd places where it got trapped, but sometimes I don’t find it in time. I’m sure I will locate it as I am moving furniture around and cleaning.
It was a slow Friday at the LTC at UW-Whitewater where I was working and a co-worker was commenting on the great deal on a vacuum cleaner he just got. I, also in need of a vacuum, asked where he got it online. He explained that he ordered it yesterday and that it was no longer available. I said I’d wait for them to restock he laughed, I signed up and here we are today.
First Purchase: Sandisk 512MB MP3 Player with FM Tuner
Last purchase was a time sensitive Christmas gift for my mother on behalf of my father that he reimbursed me for. It got so messed up when apparently Woot never had the items in stock to start with, sold them anyways (3 of them), then never sent them and lied to me on multiple occasions that they sold out, even though I was the first Wooter. It went back and forth so much with different reps that eventually one off the record told me they messed up but there isn’t anyone who will admit it.
I told them that was my last day Wooting and I’ve stuck to it.
HORRIBLE customer service now compared to a decade ago. In a world of anonymous internet indifference, solid customer service makes all the difference. I know they don’t miss me or my business, but it’s the principle.
I found an article in The Wall Street Journal about woot in march or april of 2005. I wandered over and liked it. I read the forums for a few months before I finally posted, so my join date is 6/05 but I had been around longer. It was my first time ever posting on a site! I was then addicted! Drove into the city at midnight to meet a fellow wooter. (no traffic, it is annoying to know I’m only 30 minutes, door to door to manhattan when it can take 2 hours in the day) Eventually worked for woot for free, which at least gave me something to say when I did jury duty.
Join Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2006
First purchase: iRiver H10 20GB MP3 Player & Recorder - Remix Blue (Quantity: 1 @ $189.99 – holy crap that’s a lot more than the Sansa Clips I’d buy years later!)
Managed to get six BOC’s over 5 years. The first one had great stuff - digital camera, a couple of Sansas, some other goodies. After that, ABSOLUTELY nothing of value. Did manage to score some reasonable stuff, before the Death Star took over.
July 13, 2009. One day after Woot’s birthday. I know woots birthday… because its the same date as my birthday. Woot hasn’t been the same since Amazon has owned it. Meh reminds me more of the original woot. That’s a good thing!
Joined 5/13/2006 First order was for 2 Luv n’ Care Fleece Baby Blankets - 6 Pack
The day that @Snapster posted his farewell, I packed up my beloved Crab Shirt and Black Triangle…jumped ship and swam off into the sunset.
Don’t recall how many BOCs I scored over the years, but I still have a couple of leak frogs and woot monkeys hiding around here somewhere.
@aetris So help me, that’s where my brain went also. Even seeing the “10 years ago” choice made me think it was a trick to see how many BSers would so brazenly lie about how long they have been around.
2009, apparently. Last visited the day after they moved the writeup off the main page in order to shove a thousand un-woot-worthy products onto it instead. Left a scathing comment about how I’d find the original crew once they got sick of the corporatism and started a new site, and how I’d probably need a new Sansa by then.
Took me a while to realize meh existed, but my Sansa Fuze is indeed kinda busted now. Get on it, dudes.
August 5th, 2004. I went in the other room to find my Woot charter member certificate, but it wasn’t where I thought it was. I think my charter member number was 1834, but I remember my free shipping code was purplehedgehogsnout