Merlynxlii wrote:First woot-off since the '$5 All you can ship' was removed... it's sad. Makes me much less inclined to splurge on woot-off items knowing each time I go for something new it's $5 all over again. On top of the tax changes (and controversy) this is just a disappointing place compared to a year ago.
While it's never nice to lose something, I think it would much more disappointing if this place ceased to exist because $5 shipping killed Woot's cashflow, or some state government - probably New York! - sued or even pressed criminal charges. We're actually pretty lucky Woot was acquired by a giant that can shelter them from direct shareholder demands for ever-growing profit growth, rather than going public itself. Had things gone another way, I bet many loyal Wooters wouldn't recognize the place...that is, if they bothered to visit anymore at all.
All that said, it'd be interesting to know how the changes have affected customer behavior and sales. Cheers!