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First Sucker

There was a Woot Off today.  For the uninitiated, Woot is a site that sells crap.  Literally, one of their most exciting items is a “Bag of Crap”, which is a paper bag with random, unknown stuff inside.  But that’s a special item…in general they sell anything and everything at really good prices, but it’s all outdated or refurbished, or otherwise not brand-new. Normally they just have one item for sale each day (in each category…electronics, home, kids, etc).  But a Woot Off is a special event.  During a Woot Off, as soon as the item is sold out they replace it with another one.  So if you see something you want, you have to move fast.  It really drives the “impulse buy” mentality.

Anyway, I have the app on my phone, which is supposed to give me push notifications when they post a new item, but it hasn’t been working today.  So I’ve just been checking periodically, and came across a wifi camera for just $14.  I’ve been thinking about getting another one for the house, so I jumped on it.  And apparently I was first!  I’ve never been so happy.  I must’ve just loaded up the app at just the right time.  Although at 1m43s to first Woot, this apparently wasn’t a crazy popular item.  Sometimes they’re gone in seconds.

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