ddeuddeg wrote:You can't be serious. Cheapest ≠ deal.
And it's probably a good thing you left the rest alone, because it was pretty close to the mark. And I say that as one of the "in" crowd, who would recognize WD at sight, and vice versa.
What's that error sound again? Because you were totally off in saying the rest of the HEY YOGI! in that post was close to the mark.
#1) Look back at the Labrat thread. Yes, all 29 pages. There were plenty of randomly selected people there.
#2) Yes, there were some offers where Wine.Woot chose certain people. Mainly, it was for lesser known varietals (at the time, like PS) or where there was an acknowledged Wooter expert (RPM, cjsiege, and PetiteSirah spring to mind) for that wine. But there wasn't that many done like that.
#3) Some people showed up more, because they bought more. Hello!
#4) And to whine about the same people now, when the person hasn't bothered to go (or offered to host!) a gathering is hypocritical on their part.
Instead of whining about it, do something! Go to a gathering or HOST ONE!
And finally, as someone pointed out, the QPR that we used to get is no more, mainly due to the economy and other factors. Wine.Woot no longer gets the $5 shipping they used to (it all goes to the main Woot), but Wine.Woot makes sure that what we are getting is the best price (at that time) for the wine.
Actually, the final point should be the following: "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." Or to paraphrase, "Don't whine about price or QPR or anything, but just give us the facts."
Edit: Even though I'm in Ty's wine club, I still buy here, since the price is still better than my WC price. My name is MarkDaSpark and I approve this message.