Are The New Woot Ads Funny Or Just Offensive?

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The advertisement on Google, which pops up on a search for “Goog” (Google’s Nasdaq symbol): “Before you jump out of that window, why not spend your last remaining dollars at Woot?” An alternative version: “Losing your House? Without that mortgage to pay, now you can buy more of our junk!”

Offensive, or offensively funny? It probably depends on whether you are one of the people who’ve lost it all on Google’s stock recently. And really it doesn’t matter, because it’s going to send a lot of people to Woot’s popular ecommerce site, which lists a different item every day at a discounted price. And when they run out of that item, you have to wait until the next day for something new.

Thanks to SlackerAtWork for the tip.

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