Woot.com – Top One Day Deal Site
Woot.com is definitely the best of all one day deal sites. In fact, it was one of the pioneers who started it all. If this is your first time, the site works as the description suggests, in providing deals that are offered only for an entire day. The deal ends at exactly 11:59 PM Central time and starts all over again the moment it strikes 12 MN of the next day. No new item is released until that day ends so in case an item is already sold out before it hits 12 midnight; it is simply marked as sold out but does not lead to new offers. You’re going to have to wait for the next cycle.
The site was founded on July 12, 2004 and had lead to the launching of new and related sites including Wine Woot, Shirt Woot, Sellout Woot, Kids Woot, Deals Woot, Moofi Woot, Home Woot, and Woot Quest. An invitation only Local Woot is also available. Since last year, the Woot line of business is now part of the giant corporation Amazon.
As for the main Woot website, the theme breaks traditional and conventional methods of presenting deals and coupons. What the Woot.com site does is to present the items in a unique way. The product descriptions are presented in a very entertaining and humorous manner. The one day deal page also allows members to interact with each other. A poll with an engaging question can be answered. The sales status of the item is presented too. Of course, all these are done in a funny way.
The site also conducts regular contests such as Photoshop where you can win up to $100. When it comes to the deals, it’s always flat rate shipping free of $5 no matter what item is offered. Even a T.V. and other large items or products purchased on multiple quantities still pay just $5 for the shipping fee. Well, the only disadvantage is when you purchase items which are less than $5 in price. The site does offer very affordable deals lower than $5 regularly. So this means, you’re paying more for the shipping.
Woot.com has to be applauded for very detailed product descriptions as well. You’ll find manufacturer warranty information, the product’s condition, and full product specifications as well as features. Photos and images of what you are expecting to receive are also available aside from the ones that are already used for the main deals page. You’ll see images of the package and the package contents including accessories too.
shirt.woot One of woot's several business lines, shirt.woot features a different $10 t-shirt every day. Each t-shirt is designed by an independent artist and then voted on by the community. Who doesn't want to buy $10 shirt?
kids.woot A deal a day for your kids! This is the best place to find a cheap, unusual -- even eccentric -- children's gift. A hit or miss collection, some are surely destined to sit in the attic till the end of time.
wine.woot So enough with the electronics shirts and kids' toys, already. wine.wootis a sophisticated man's (or woman's) dream. Three bottles of wine at a great price, or a block of cheese big enough hold back storms, or the occasional coffee or tea find -- it's all there at wine.woot. The site has everything a sophisticate like you needs, for a good price.
sellout.woot We all knew they would do it in the end, once you start selling remote controlled helicopters and roombas like a hot potatoes Humpty-Dumpty shall fall. Now woot has teamed with Yahoo to bring you more great savings with woot style sell offs. Check it out, maybe working with the man isn't so bad.
Contributor Wooter says: on Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:56 PMwoot.com is an online store and community that sells cool stuff at discount. It started as a combination employee store and market-testing site for an electronics distributor. Since then, it's taken on a life of its own. Woot updates new items once a day at 1:00 A.M. Eastern time, and always has a witty write-up on the featured product. Woot anticipates profitability by 2043 – as the owners say on the website, "By then we should be retired; someone smarter might take over and jack up the prices.
Contributor Guest says: on Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:01 PMkids woot is also a great woot for kids
Contributor Guest says: on Fri May 02, 2008 7:16 PMAnother great addition you must checkout http://sellout.woot.com/
Contributor Guest says: on Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:13 PMCool Site. I also like Wine Woot and new Shirt Woot. Keep it up Woot.
Contributor Guest says: on Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:34 PMEveryday very good item. A++