@darksaber99999 you stated membership charge, not shipping. There is a difference and you were given the option when buying. You chose membership and I bet if you selected shipping instead and the IRK sold out, you wouldn’t have been charged for the shipping.
As for me, I don’t find it unusual to keep a membership going even if you don’t buy something. If you review my profile, you will see I’ve been a member continuously since 2017. Nothing strange about that and you will find many other members do the same thing.
@cengland0 it is a totally different value between “shipping on this item plus items later this month if you buy some” versus “maybe you’ll buy something later this month but for now this is worthless”. And I was not given the choice of whether I wanted #2. Now I have to either buy something else or contact support for a refund. So yeah, not what I wanted.
@cengland0 I purchased the IRK with the membership, because I wanted the membership on condition that it would be applied to the IRK. I got no irk but did get a membership charge. The option I was not given was whether I would still want a membership if the item sold out before submitting the order. And I think this was summed up neatly in my original post.
I didn’t even bother trying. All day long, the page took longer to refresh at rollover than the time required for the IRKs to sell out, so I knew there was no point. So I wasn’t even at the keyboard when it happened. Sometimes it is better to know up front that something is not going to happen, than to give your best effort and have it go for nothing because of things you simply cannot control - and had plenty of warning about.
I wish I didn’t care.
Maybe the connection will work better when the next 'thon comes up. Maybe I’ll be home when it happens. Maybe I’ll still be checking. Maybe.
So I got my first IRK ever today. Before this, I’d never gotten an IRK (obv) or, back in the days of yore, a BOC. I joined Woot on April 27, 2006 (yeah I looked it up). So will my nearly 16 years of frustration finally be expunged with today’s untalented-masterful-mars IRK? Be good to me, meh-iverse.
This makes me feel better about my ongoing exercise in futility-I joined Woot around 2009 and joined here originally I think around 2016 or 2017–and had VMP but accidentally let my membership lapse- never got a BOC and did get IRK awhile back —haven’t come close since then- so it goes—lol