Do You Woot?
Posted on Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 12:12 pm
My friend Kristy recently turned me on the the wonderful world of Woot and Kids Woot. I had heard of these web sites before, but I somehow never got around to checking them out very much. It wasn’t until Kristy started sharing the deals she was getting by posting them in her Facebook Status that I really started paying attention.
What is Woot?
In their own words, “Woot.com is an online store and community that focuses on selling cool stuff cheap.” Woot features a single item each day for a deeply discounted price. You can only get that item on that particular day, and as long as supplies are available. New products are launched at midnight central time and will be available until the next launched product or until the the product sells out.
Why is Woot cool?
Well, Woot is pretty cool, or hot, or rad or whatever your generational term happens to be simply because you can get a great product at a deep discount. Shipping is always only $5, and you can buy up to three of the same product per account. It is thrill of the chase. Really great products at really deep discounts sell out quickly. And the editorial comments that go with the products are clever and fun to read. Even if you have no intention of buying anything, you’ll want to stop by just for those comments.
What are the different Woots?
The main Woot is http://woot.com. You’ll find all sorts of products there. There is also Kids Woot at http://kids.woot.com, Shirt Woot (with free shipping) at http://shirt.woot.com, Wine Woot at http://wine.woot.com, and Sellout Woot (which is combining with Deals Woot) at http://deals.woot.com/sellout.
What are some Woot strategies?
To get the deals on Woot, there is really only one thing to do. When you spot something you want, don’t hesitate about buying it. The site never tells you how many of that item is available, so you never know when it will sell out. By the time I convinced my husband that we wanted a new featured Rooba robotic vacuum for our home that was discounted more than $80, it was already sold out.
Serious wooters stay up until midnight or set their alarms to make sure they catch the deals as soon as they launch.