Why You Should Never Buy From A Woot Off

Have you ever shopped at Woot?

For those who aren’t familiar, Woot is one of the originators of the one-item sold for one-day.  You can buy many products, often leaning toward electronics, at what can be pretty good deals.  Typical items they sell are:

  • Televisions
  • MP3 Players (not so much anymore)
  • High end vacuum cleaners
  • Knife sets
  • Gaming accessories

I subscribe to the RSS feed so every day I happen to be in Google Reader, I’ll see the deal for that day.  In the five years or so I’ve been following, I’ve bought less than a dozen items.

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A Small Credit Is Still A Credit

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.

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