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RETIRED: Woot-Off Tonight 12-9-08 1am ET/midnight central

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December 10, 2008, 3:10 am: System Notice: This thread content has been automatically archived from another thread which reached post limit, and will be preserved for reference and archival purposes. The discussion should continue in the original thread

Welcome to Woot's first official recession-era newsletter! For the next 12 to 24 months, all citizens are expected to fret over, worry about, or even directly experience the nadir of a consumerist society - OMG! What will we do when we stop buying stuff? Economists now agree that we're headed through a prolonged period of decreased consumer spending (you really need an advanced degree to come up with insights like that). Beyond that, it's anybody guess. Will the only growth sectors in the economy be shoe repair, pipe salvage, and roadside apple sales? Or will we bring on a quick recovery by doing patriotic things like buying stuff we can't afford and spending more money than we make?

As a retailer, it'd make sense for us to fall in with the BUY STUFF, AMERICA conga line. But by now, you know that we at Woot never do things the "normal", "sensible", "rational", "intelligent" way. We're not about to follow the herd over a cliff. When we go over a cliff, it's because of our own poor judgment, not someone else's. That's been our credo since about five minutes ago, when we first thought of it. And we've stayed true to it ever since.

That's why we're encouraging you and your fellow wooters to save this holiday season. Save your money! Save until you pull a saving muscle. Horde your money until you are literally choking on it. Save until maybe, like, mid-February or so, when the market will be a-glut with great deals for the taking every day. You'll avoid the crowds, take advantage of desperate retailers, and not have to hear "Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time" even once.

Sure, maybe you'll disappoint some of your loved ones. But if they really love you, they can wait a couple of months, especially if your finances are at stake. Besides, if your so-called loved ones wanted you to set yourself on fire, would you? Of course you wouldn't. And that's the kind of independent thinking that will one day break the mindless conformity of our consumerist holiday ways.

But be warned: you'll want to stay far away from Woot.com this week. The breadth and scope of bargains we'll be offering - especially starting Tuesday morning at midnight - will be powerfully tempting. They could even lead you back down the spend-spend-spend path with the rest of the sheep. And that would make us sad enough to cry while we're taking your money
.

See you in February!

Woot.com

www.woot.com
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#2761
Actually, the word on the street is you are supposed to call in and say "I feel queer and I'm not coming in today."

Sounds like a good way to lose your job to me.
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#2762
How has that ebay thing been? anyone here win anything? I think your limited to 1 item/person.
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Quote from DaddyRPM View Post :
Nevermind.....
Rofl2


Your ninja edit was too slow for me! Muahaha
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#2764
oh goooooooooooood why wont you people buy some printers!!!!!
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#2765
So why are gays calling in sick tomorrow?
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zzzzzzzzzzzz
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Quote from catluver View Post :
Actually, the word on the street is you are supposed to call in and say "I feel queer and I'm not coming in today."

Sounds like a good way to lose your job to me.
Seriously?...You reply to call like that by, straight people work better anyways.
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Quote from Dr.Murdoc View Post :
And now that we have time to kill
Owned/Fail Pictures (guarantee you'll laugh 20 times+)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5beoz2dJypE
That creamsicle one at 2:11 is just wrong Rofl2
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Quote from DaddyRPM View Post :
Nevermind.....
Oooh...what did you say?

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LMAO


I'm not sure, you'd have to ask them. Big Grin


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Ask your boobs? Ok..."Mal's boobs...are you perky?"
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Quote from sharky1214 View Post :
So why are gays calling in sick tomorrow?
I think its because this proposition didn't pass in California about gay marriage.
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Quote from kidsol View Post :
the OMGWTFSALELOLZ!!!!

Yes, the PWNT zOMG!!!111111WTFBBQROFLMAOS4L3FOSHIZZL3,yo!! LOLZ! "bandwidthbuster" sale, sale
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Quote from Autumn View Post :
laugh out loud So you've got non-attack cats, huh?
Sadly, yes. Or just lazy ones.

They like to scratch on the bedroom door at poorly chosen times, though >_< laugh out loud
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Quote from Kristin View Post :
That creamsicle one at 2:11 is just wrong Rofl2
yes very wrong laugh out loud
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Quote from kidsol View Post :
oh goooooooooooood why wont you people buy some printers!!!!!
What's funny is I'm watching The Office from last week and they keep talking about buying a printer.
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#2775
Quote from Autumn View Post :
Oooh...what did you say?



Ask your boobs? Ok..."Mal's boobs...are you perky?"

LMAO


No, I meant ask my coworkers. Big Grin



If I had to guess, I would say it was for both reasons, actually.... Teehee
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