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I am just going to throw this out there right now, you are about to be introduced to your newest obsession: Woot-offs.
And I am not even sorry about it.
Why can I say this with such confidence?
Because I am obsessed too. In fact, it’s how I prefer to spend my free-time now.
You see, I used to be you, scrolling Facebook endlessly trying to find something that would catch my interest and every once in a while something would.
A cute video of a sleeping puppy or a video about an adorable baby saying their first word…
But those were such temporary rushes of dopamine and now, now my days are spent with that burst of dopamine at least five times a day which is quite a bit, I mean, can you imagine how happy I am now?
Seriously, though if you’ve never heard of Woot or a Woot-off you’re in for a treat!
So, let’s address that elephant in the room…
What is a Woot-off?
A Woof-off is a day-long gauntlet of unannounced deals, with deals launching every 30 minutes or so. Woot-offs don’t happen often, but when they do, you’ll want to check back so you don’t miss the super-cheap prices, limited-quantity offers, and the elusive… BAGS OF CRAP (more on that in a minute).
Basically, if you love crap and crap at a good price, this is where you want to be!
Now, this week is particularly special and is a time when you DON’T want to miss out on Woot or the Woot-offs because it is Woot’s 15th Birthday!
During this week, Woot is hosting deals and all sorts of birthday shenanigans each day for the ENTIRE WEEK.
You mind as well just call in sick this week at work and cancel those weekend plans with friends because Woot! needs you more.
Who am I kidding?
You need Woot! more!
These are the Woot! events happening this week:
Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11: WTF (Woot’s Totally Fun) Pricing
At 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, and 2 PM (central time) a product launches with a price of $1. There are just a few at this price. If you miss it, stay on that page and be ready to refresh it in 10 minutes. Every 10 minutes, the price goes up a little more, with just a few at each price level. Woot! keeps raising the price until we reach a “final” price and/or it sells out. The price will increase 4-5 times before the final price is reached. Products will start at $1 on 7/10 and 7/11 at the following times:
Friday, July 12: Woot-Off (7am CT – 10pm CT)
This is what I have been talking about all along!!!
The Woot-Off is Woot’s most recognizable shenanigan. In Woot-Off! mode, a new product is launched immediately after the sellout of the previous deal. The number of Woot-Off! items, sequence, and quantities of each product are never announced, so you have to watch the landing page closely and be ready to pounce on a deal before it disappears.
A Woot-Off is also where you will usually find the elusive Bags of Crap. Which is the holy grail of awesomeness!
When I know a bag of crap is about ready to happen, I start freaking out like a fan girl at a Maroon 5 concert.
Will I get a bag of crap?!
Will that crap have something amazing in it?
Will it be just any old bag of crap.
Or will it be crap that isn’t crap?!
Will I get a coveted bag of not crap?
My brain just doesn’t stop because bags of crap are that GOOD.
So, what is it?
Friday, July 12: 15,000 Bags of Crap
A Bag of Crap (or BOCs) is a random collection of stuff that is shoved into a box and sold to you.
Wooters (that’s what we call ourselves) have received brand-new laptops, a single shoe, expired batteries, and more.
You’ll never know when they’ll appear, or what you’ll get!
But the best part is the cost because they ONLY cost $10 and shipping is included!! Insane, right?
And if all of that epicness wasn’t enough for you, this year, Woot! will be releasing the largest-ever assemblage of crap to appear on Woot. They will appear at random times in the Woot-Off, on the Woot App, and during the 15-hour Woot Locker livestream!
Friday, July 12: 150 Limited-Edition Birthday Bags of Crap
Each hour during the 14-hour Woot-Off, they’ll release 10 specially-priced, limited-edition Birthday Bags of Crap.
They are packed with extra crap, and a special certificate customers can frame and hang on their wall. They retail for $50 and they’ll contain some exclusive 15th -birthday rarities, so they’re worth it!
Friday, July 12: 15-Hour Woot Locker Livestream
Between 7 AM and 10 PM (central time) Woot staff will be hosting a live-stream on Woot’s Twitch channel where they will make a new Woot Locker every hour. The Woot Locker is like the larger, sillier version of a Bag of Crap.
The price starts at $10,000 for an empty box, and employees add new items to the box every 5-10 minutes. Each time an item is added, the price of the Woot Locker is reduced. This is all captured on the livestream, until we get to a price that someone wants to actually pay for it. Once it’s sold, the box is emptied and the next Woot Locker goes up for sale, and the process starts over again, every hour.
Each box ends up containing a myriad of items, most of which they just found lying around the office, or warehouse, or Latvian rummage sale. The only way to know what’s going in the box is to watch (and maybe even buy).
One last thing I’ll leave you with – sure it may only be July but you can totally get Christmas shopping done this week and not even have to worry about it come December.
If you’re an Amazon prime member you’ll also score free standard shipping on Woot, and free express shipping on Shirt.Woot.
So, really, why are you still even here? Get to Woot! and check it all out for yourself and see your newest obsession. You’re welcome!