I have followed Woot for many years. I’ve only bought a couple of things from there, but their ‘One Deal, One Day’ concept is great and has spawned many followers.
Occasionally they do a Woot Off, which is a day long (sometimes multiple days) of selling the ‘unsold’ inventory of various products throughout the day.
Last month, they did a Woot Off and I was checking in when I saw something that caught my eye. A 2-pack of lawn sprinklers. Occasionally, I’ll have areas of the grass that I want to spot water, so I keep a lawn sprinkler handy. The sprinkler I’d bought last year had recently broke so I was in the market for a new one. I also knew that I’d be overseeding my grass, which would require some additional watering.
The price was unbeatable: $1.49 for a two pack. They charge $5 flat shipping and you can by up to three units of each item during a Woot Off.
Looking at the price, it was a no brainer, and it actually made sense to me to buy all three units, which would net me six sprinklers. The way I looked at it, I could daisy chain at least a couple of them together if I had larger areas I wanted to water, plus they were small and cheap enough that having some spares on hand would be a great idea. Even at $9.47 for the total order, that was probably cheaper than going to the hardware store and buying just one.
I purchased them and they arrived a few days later.
I used them with my overseeding project, so I took the opportunity to check them all. Five worked perfectly, but one did not water at all. The pressure was getting to the sprinkler, but no water was coming out. I checked everything and could not get it to work.
I contacted Woot and they are giving me a refund of $0.75, which is the cost of one sprinkler in a two pack. I know it’s only $0.75 and a lot of people probably wouldn’t have bothered, but the way I look at it, I only got five sprinklers, and even though they were dirt cheap, I still didn’t feel like I should have to pay for the sixth.
Maybe this takes me officially into the territory of being ‘cheap’ but if that’s the case, I don’t mind! If I see a penny on the ground, I pick that up. Even a small amount of money is still money!