• Woot Founder’s Next Project Is A New Daily Deals Site Called ‘Meh.’

    Woot Founder’s Next Project Is A New Daily Deals Site Called ‘Meh.’

    You can’t keep Matt Rutledge down. At least not for long. And goddammit, if he wants to sell you one item a day at an unbelievably discounted price, and to accompany that item with irreverent and sometimes nonsensical marketing copy that will make you decide to buy it (or maybe not), then he’s going to do that. Read More

  • Five Woot Execs Check Out, As Daily Deals Site Feels The Strain Under Owner Amazon

    Five Woot Execs Check Out, As Daily Deals Site Feels The Strain Under Owner Amazon

    Woot, the daily deals site that Amazon bought in 2010 for $110 million, built a reputation for its “pile ’em high, sell ’em cheap” business model for shifting goods. Now, the company is facing up to a shift of a different kind: that of its own talent. In the last week, TechCrunch has learned that five six key employees are parting ways with the company. Read More

  • Some Refurbished Xooms Could Put Personal Data In The Wrong Hands

    Some Refurbished Xooms Could Put Personal Data In The Wrong Hands

    Maybe it was too thick, maybe it was too heavy, maybe you just didn’t like Honeycomb. Regardless of your reasoning, you may want to keep your eyes peeled on your credit score if you bought and returned a Motorola Xoom between March and October 2011, because your personal information may be in someone else’s hands. Read More

  • Woot Offers TouchPad Buyers Star Wars Jokes And Partial Refund

    Woot Offers TouchPad Buyers Star Wars Jokes And Partial Refund

    Before the TouchPad dove head first into the bargain bin, HP tried a little pricing experiment. Early in August, they dropped the TouchPad’s price by $50, and very shortly after, the discount was bumped up to $100. It was a sweet deal, but in retrospect, some buyers may not be too happy with pulling the trigger when they did. Woot sold the TouchPad for $379, but they reportedly feel… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: A $90 3G Kindle

    Wow. Woot has a ringer today in a refurbished 3G Kindle. $90 will net buyers the previous generation Kindle, but at least the more pricey 3G wireless model. Even though this is a 2nd gen unit, and Amazon is currently about nine months into the 3rd generation’s life, you’re really not losing all that much. This is a deal, friends. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Viewsonic G 10-Inch Tablet For $279.99

    WOOT! I mean Woot has the Viewsonic G Android tablet for you and yours at the low low price of $279.99. It’s an Android 2.2 device with multi-touch and is very popular with the hacker set as you can basically tear this thing down to the bear metal and install all kinds of junk on it. Would I buy it? No. Should you if you’re trying to experiment? Sure. Product Page Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Roku HD Media Player

    Woot has a great deal going on today with a refurb Roku HD Media costing only $59. That’s $40 off the MSRP, kiddies. It’s an amazingly refined product with an interface that most baby boomers should be able to handle. Roku made a name for itself a few years back by being one of the first devices to stream Netflix. While that capability is still there, there are now dozens of… Read More

  • Woot To The AP: Nice Story About Our Sale — You Now Owe Us $17.50

    Woot To The AP: Nice Story About Our Sale — You Now Owe Us $17.50

    Gotta love those guys at Woot. They just sold to Amazon for $110 million, but that’s not stopping them from calling anyone out as they see fit. In this case, we particularly love it because they’re calling out the AP — and they’re doing so right on their highly trafficked homepage. You see, Woot noticed that the AP covered the story of their sale five days ago. But in… Read More

  • Woot's Deal Of The Day: Woot! — Amazon Buys It. Price? $110 Million

    Woot's Deal Of The Day: Woot! — Amazon Buys It. Price? $110 Million

    Woot has been acquired by Amazon, as they briefly note on their blog today with a big “woot!” Well, okay, their exact words were “Holy crap!” This is a great deal for daily online bargin service as, similar to Zappos and Audible, they’ll continue to be run autonomously under the Amazon banner. The company will remain in Texas. Terms of the deal have not been… Read More

  • A TC Teardown: What Makes Groupon Tick

    A TC Teardown: What Makes Groupon Tick

    Editor’s note: Group buying sites are growing like mushrooms. In this teardown, guest author Steven Carpenter goes through a detailed teardown of the largest social commerce site, Groupon, and its competitors to see what exactly is going on here. Much has been written about the rapid growth and success of Chicago-based local daily deal company, Groupon. And it is for good reason. No… Read More

  • This is Rubber Duck, it looks like we got ourselves a Woot Off

    Heads up bargain hunters, it looks like those crazy wooters are at it again. That’s right, we got ourselves a woot off. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $79 Samsung Blu-ray player with Netflix

    Blu-ray won the format war. I was wrong and Ben was right. Oh well. At least Blu-ray players are finally dropping down in price. Today’s Woot is a $79 Sammy model that’s capable of streaming Netflix. Yeah, it’s a refurb, but the price is right. Read More

  • That TiVo Series 3 on Woot isn't a bad deal

    The TiVo Premiere will be here real soon so it isn’t much of a surprise to see a Series 3 on Woot. You might want to consider it, too. The Series 3 might be old, but it’s still a great DVR. It even has a few advantages over the TiVoHD line and upcoming Series4. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Refurbished 19-inch HDTV for $130

    Need a TV for the bedroom, rumpus room, or home office but don’t want to spend a penny more than $129.99 plus $5 for shipping? Then this is the perfect deal for you. Sellout.Woot! is selling a choice of one of three Philips/Magnavox 19-inch HDTVs for the aforementioned price of $129.99 plus $5 shipping. Read More

  • Woot Off!

    Yo, there’s a Woot Off going on right now. Hit me up if a LeakFrog lands on the auction block. I need one. Read More

  • Facebook Beacon Done Right? Retailers Start Embracing Blippy.

    Readers seem pretty split about what to think of Blippy, the service which allows you to share your credit card purchases online. About half think it’s the next logical step in sharing data online. The other half think it’s just about the worst idea ever. Retailers, it seems, are starting to lean towards the former. Blipply has reached agreements with three partners to promote and… Read More

  • A Great Deal On A Handgun. Woot!

    A few weeks ago, Woot opened up a new section of its site called Woot Deals. This area marked a departure for the service because it is run by Woot users, rather than a Woot employees selecting every deal. Of course, when you open it up to users, they’re going to get what they want. Today, the most popular items in this deals section include a bunch of video games, some tennis shoes… Read More

  • Woot! Bushnell handheld GPS with NEXRAD weather data for $100

    Weird. I just got done blasting through the entire season of Storm Chasers (watched the final episode this morning). In just about every storm chaser’s vehicle, there’s a laptop set up with mapping software relaying GPS data along with an overlay of weather radar. Read More

  • Digg For Bargains: Deals.Woot Is Now Open To The Public

    Woot, the popular bargain site that offers one good (sometimes great) deal a day, has just launched a new portal at deals.Woot. The new site is a fairly major departure for Woot, which up until now has been driven by product selections from a team of Woot employees (aside from the main Woot.com site, which is often tech/geek focused, there are special subsites for shirts, wine, and a handful… Read More

  • Woot! Refurbished Gateway 11.6-inch netbook with AMD CPU for $280

    Woot.com has a pretty good deal on the refurbished 11.6-inch Gateway LT3103 for $280. This machine opts for an AMD processor over an Intel Atom, so you’ll get a little extra oomph while giving up a couple hours of battery life. Read More

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