sf6864 wrote: ... This is no bargain. Woot is sadly becoming just another store, and truly good deals are getting rarer. Perhaps it's an inevitable consequence of being part of a giant corporation, but Woot is well on the way to losing what made it special ...
Yeah, but - let's also give credit where it's due. I rarely buy anything here any more, and don't miss it. (Used to be a daily thing - and during WO's, it was insane ...) Now I don't even notice Woot. As my cellar has tripled in size I think I've bought less than 1/2 case here at Woot. And other "departments" suffer from it - the cross-selling at Woot is sheer genius, but if I'm not stopping in for wine, I'm unlikely to see the other things, or pay attention to the email notices.
Back to giving credit, though. Bargains are relative. And perhaps the reason I don't shop Woot any more is the fact that other outlets (for wine, and for other things) have improved so much while trying to reach the bar Woot helped to set.
The competition has been fierce out there, and someone had to lose. Often, the one to lose is from among those who were on the "bleeding edge" of progress.