Here’s an idea for days without new stuff: sell shares in the company. Not sure how messy SEC regs might be, perhaps the Mediocre Law Firm can assist.
Neither trading as an IPO or on a major stock market, Rather allow private shares (whole or fractional) to be sold to (loyal|stupid|insane) mehtizens, or those looking for the perfect White Elephant gift next holiday season.
Deliver O.G. paper stock certificates to the buyers, suitable either for framing or lining bird cages if one desires.
@FatDaddy It does seem like suppliers have a lot more choices to unload goods onto. In addition, the ease of producing generic copies and MAP/non-competitive policies seems to be worse than it was a decade ago. Has @Dave talked about this? I often don’t pay attention.
TBH, I’m not really sure why I’m still a VMP. The deals seem to have been better in previous years and I don’t buy things regularly anymore. The only thing keeping me in the program is that cancellations are final, as they are no longer accepting VMP members. I’m really hoping we either get additional benefits soon or better items, otherwise I may finally bite the bullet and cancel.
@billchase2 The main benefit of keeping VMP is to not have next to your name. (Not that there’s necessarily anything wrong with that.) The other way to avoid that fate is to take a turn as scapegoat of the month.
By the time that the Woot forums put the little colored boxes next to our screen names to show how much stuff we bought (or how stupid we were, whatever), I was already a black box 2x over. I bought A LOT of crap. I don’t remember most of it, but for what I do, those purchases fit into one of two distinct camps:
One-off items that were niche but insanely practical (especially hand tools, appliances, and grooming items)
Items that I bought for no better reason that they made me laugh.
For the record, Leak Frogs were the only purchase that I can remember that fit both categories. I also ended up buying Xmas and birthday gifts for the hard-to-buy-for lot from there (science toys, golf distance finders cheap electronics for the nephews, etc.).
What may be more telling is the stuff I remember NOT buying (the opposite of "buyer’s regret). Years later, I am still ticked at myself for passing on the gas-powered toilet plunger and the “Mediocre Space Heater 2 pack”. Over a decade later, I am still LIVID at myself that I logged in too late to buy the “Hammock Chair of Death (2 pack)”. Every once in a while, if I’m having a really bad day, I’ll google that again up just to re-read the write up. That was one of y’all’s best ones ever. Amazon didn’t stand a chance because they just never ‘got’ it. You guys are the only people I’ve seen that can sell boatloads of crappy stuff by simply being completely honest about how not-good it is.
I keep hoping we’ll get that sort of crazy rando stuff back over here again.
most your options on today’s poll offered deal “even if it’s not a good deal”… I’m here for the deals … so if you have nothing new resell a good selling or not so good selling object at a even better price or bundles like today but better priced… you guys are awesome