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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:41 am

Walking into work and finding out there is a WOOT-Off going on who is up for some carrots?

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Post by scphilli » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:46 am

For me, the most rewarding part of a Thursday is when they give me my money.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:49 am

The last one was only three weeks ago...and I actually have crap to do this time. The site glitched for a sec and I got a glimpse of the Bandolier of Carrots but because the site inevitably froze up I went home and missed it. Apparently 2 people got an overnighted Wii in their Blinged-Out Cabbage.

Although it looks so very exciting right now with that Roomba up now.
They need to save a bunch of those Game Bridges for when I sleep tonight so I don't miss anything

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Post by Charlie Dees » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:59 am

East Buc & UMR wrote: Walking into work and finding out there is a WOOT-Off going on who is up for some carrots?
Background story? where do you work now?

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:58 am

Yeah the ROOMBA's were nice as we could get work done over in 906... now we are back at the tech center.... Wine is up now. Lets go Carrots

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Post by STPickrell » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:05 pm

ashkenaziCD wrote:
East Buc & UMR wrote: Walking into work and finding out there is a WOOT-Off going on who is up for some carrots?
Background story? where do you work now?
I've been engaging in some impromtu karaoke battles at my work the past few days.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:08 pm

It seems like those 2000 Roombas sold faster than the 1500 game bridges they had last woot-off for $13... of course Roombas actually do something productive. It was funny how the Game Bridge discussion thread turned into a cat picture posting area.

Of course now the wine's going to sell out just in time for me to take a Cpe 213 test... time for that USB 6GB Microdrive that took a couple hours to sell last time that turned into a Photoshop contest for people to include it in pictures, like this one:

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:22 pm

Camera Tripod now.... Lets go Carrots

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Post by LibertyMarie » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:59 pm

I'm confused.

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:04 pm

Why does this not surpise me.... What has you confused Marie

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Post by LibertyMarie » Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:05 pm

ehh, bite me.
what's a woot-off? what do carrots have to do with anything?


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Post by LibertyMarie » Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:15 pm

nifty

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:56 pm

It is... last woot off they put some Wii in with the carrots.... I've heard of HDTV's, laptops... among other stuff.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:26 pm

Is this only the first set of iPod speakers they've offered today?... still got a few more to go probably. And we've yet to see the Scooba.

--2:30--
Now it's a refurb (rox0rz!) coffee maker

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:37 pm

Not just a coffee maker but it also grinds coffee.... Good gift if you know someone who likes fresh ground coffee.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:41 pm

East Buc & UMR wrote: Not just a coffee maker but it also grinds coffee.... Good gift if you know someone who likes fresh ground coffee.
Ahh good point; I don't drink coffee so I just saw coffee maker and ignored it.

It's nice to finally have a Woot thread on here. Of course, I've only been checking it for the past month and a half so this is only my second woot-off.

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:51 pm

The head set sure went fast.... those Ipod speakers just killed the day.... did you listen to the woot cast.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:57 pm

East Buc & UMR wrote: The head set sure went fast.... those Ipod speakers just killed the day.... did you listen to the woot cast.
No I haven't listened to any of them.

The consecutive printer/roomba/wine were all pretty slow too. I just hope the Game Bridge doesn't pop up until after midnight (of course, if it pops up at all)... sold so slow last time there were over 2200 comments, a lot of them cat pictures.

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:18 pm

go listen to it now

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:23 pm

Jeff buy your sister three of the Mp3 players up now.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:25 pm

East Buc & UMR wrote: Jeff buy your sister three of the Mp3 players up now.
Haha no she already has an ipod... though this one is actually compatible with OS X

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:27 pm

I'm sure you know three people who could use a Mp3 player hahahahah... get this woot-killer off the screen

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:12 pm

LETS GO JEFF....take one for the team

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Post by LibertyMarie » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:18 pm

How many'd you buy, Bill?

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:22 pm

I took one for the team and got 3 as did all my coworkers...

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Post by LibertyMarie » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:32 pm

$245 in the hopes that something you can spend even MORE money on will come up??? Ooh, okay, that makes sense, gotcha.

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:39 pm

all so we can spend 20 buck on Carrots.... and christmas is right around the corner and who doesn't want a rox0rz! MP3???????????????????

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Post by LibertyMarie » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:43 pm

Does the BOC always contain something really valuable, or might it just be crap?

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:43 pm

might be crap... but it is useful crap... if one comes up you should buy one.

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Post by LibertyMarie » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:48 pm

Have you bought one before? And what does "useful crap" mean??

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:51 pm

like a power strip or a 5 pack of blank cd's or a remote, cheap stuff woot would sell. Not trash, but close.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:36 pm

LibertyMarie wrote: Does the BOC always contain something really valuable, or might it just be crap?
Usually the "bag" that's included retails for at least the $8. The last couple of times it's been offered (the only two I actually looked back at people's posts) there's some kind of Samsonite camera bag with it. This time almost everyone also got some kind of Thermos insulated pub mug. Several people will get refurbished or not-guaranteed-to-work stuff like this time there were pairs of MP3 sunglasses that usually worked. People have gotten PDA's missing only a power cord and stuff like that. Of course they include weird stuff a lot too like an Afro Ken plush doll that the picture of seems to not exist anymore. A few people got a roomba or a scooba (retail for at least $200) and other stuff like that.

People start getting them about Page 46 of the BOC discussion from last woot-off

On a random related note, this forum software does has word filter preferences...wonder if you can change formatting, such as changing any instance of nixa to NIXA

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:50 pm

Are you going to take one for the team now?

Of course they probably have relatively low quantities of the $750 Ultra Mobile PC so it will sell faster

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:08 pm

they only had 10 of the PC's

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:23 pm

East Buc & UMR wrote: they only had 10 of the PC's
Makes sense... it looked like it went down in 10% increments and that would be why

-10:30-
That projector killed it for at least an hour

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:12 am

I knew it would... that is when I went to bed..... But looks like they had some good stuff over the night.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:25 pm

It looks like 2 people have bought the watch with 97% left...
5 people with 92% left...
so about 64 units?

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:35 pm

Woot-killer.... did you listen to the pod cast yet?

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:36 pm

Yeah

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:37 pm

Like it?

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:38 pm

East Buc & UMR wrote: Like it?
It's not bad; I'm not going to listen to it a million times though

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:40 pm

haha yesterdays intro was alot better. But the song gets stuck real fast

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:58 pm

OK this Pocket PC GPS is going to be up FOREVER

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Post by LibertyMarie » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:07 pm

so have there been carrots yet??

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:45 pm

No, there won't be any. The wootoff is over.










:(

I figured there wouldn't be since they've had one the last two times and people say they usually only have them about every other one.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:59 am

I knew I should have looked back at what they sold last Christmas... of course I still wouldn't have gotten any carrots because of the overloaded servers.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:02 am

Another Woot-Off! And based on how slow the site is right now, if there's a bandolier this time there's no way I'll even get a server response while it's up

--12:21 AM--
It's not really even worth trying... the server is still barely responding... (although you know me, I'll be watching it the whole time even if it doesn't load)

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Post by KentB » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:28 am

best part of my thursday .... org test at 9 .... heck yeah

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:17 am

And to think my best part of a tuesday was hooray for tuesday at Subway.... My coworkers are going crazy now hahahahaha

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