bruce57 wrote:Woot, why do you continue to treat your customers like idiots? You know that they tend to check prices before buying — and at the Brandini website, each of these 14 oz. bags sells for $15.
Do the math, Woot. 4 x $15 = $60, so PLEASE STOP artifically inflating product MSRPs to make it look like you're offering a better deal.
And, no, you cannot factor shipping into the stated MSRP.
Small wonder you're losing customers and are having to send out so many email blasts of late...
An FYI to everyone ... most of us Wooters that frequent the Wine,Woot (WW) boards tend to forget that others will wander over from regular Woot, especially when a non-wine item is up. And that they aren't used to WW shipping, which is different from the other Woot sites.
What's up with the shipping charge?
Wine.Woot is decidedly weird, so shipping works a little differently than the other Woot sites. When you place an order on Wine.Woot, standard shipping is included in the item price.
So, the normal $5 Woot shipping doesn't apply here for offers. But even then, do you really believe that Woot ships for $5?
That $5 is the "gimmick" that lures us in. Because you have to know that most of the shipping costs are built-in to the price!
But you say, I can buy X (Brandini Toffee popcorn in this case) for $yy ($15) direct from their site, so adding in shipping as part of the MSRP is false!
However, perhaps you missed that part under the $yy ($60) in the cart that says: "Excluding tax and shipping"
You still need to pay Shipping!
So including the shipping is indeed, correct. You will not get free shipping from the vendor. In my case, to Southern California, it would be $12.85 (for UPS Ground), or more if I picked a faster method.