dealsthanks for all the fish for $15.00 + free shipping

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@shrdlu: (I replied to that right after you posted it.. apparently I never hit send heh.. I've gotten into a pretty bad habit of that, not sure why.)

I'm with you though, there should be an Ex-CEO badge or at least some kind of "Hey, I founded this place." badge of arbitrary shape and color.. The lone triangle really does seem a little weird (although, the fact that it's *only* purple is kinda funny).
Maybe we could just frame the triangle? Put a fancy straight-black-line boarder around it. An "honorary" black triangle heh

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I discovered this yesterday for those who haven't seen it. The raw footage of Snapster's "21 Monkey Salute" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Wt5YiQavA

Thanks for the great family of sites Snapster!

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@jallenza: Woot wasn't Seattle-based until two years ago when it was purchased by Amazon.

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I never thought I'd see the day. @Snapster's staff badge is really and truly gone. Whoa.

I guess somehow I thought they'd leave it there. There ought to be a special Former CEO badge (like a volunteer staff badge, only just one of a kind). Jeeze, something. It's just too strange to see it.

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Thanks @Snapster. May the woot be with you.

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So....what the hell did you guys write in that "BETA feedback" that resulted in CEO resignation? Or did I simply miss Amazon's "Gold Box" deal for Woot CEO? Either way, it's interesting to say the least that this development occurred mid-revamp of the entire site....I was introduced to Woot post-deployment during my 5 years stationed at Lewis(now JBLM), yet somehow didn't discover they were Seattle-based til leaving there; I did become quite aware of Seattle's serious homeless problems though, hopefully @snapster didn't load too many BOC's with roomba's(my buddy got one, so I know it's possible) that he intends to join them as his next "adventure"...I kid...best of luck to His Royal Wootness. Glad to see someone willingly decide to move on while they're on top, as few rarely do-you will surely be remembered in a positive light as long as woot exists.

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Matt, you will be missed!

I'm almost old (around here) to be a founding member. Hell, I've still got the
little sticker that said BOC IV on it, from Bag-O-Crap #4.

Matt, (Snapster) go forth and prosper.

JUST tell us what you're doing next!

steve

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Thanks for everything, Mr. Matt. It was cool to be a part of the early years of Woot and those memories make me excited to see what the heck you'll do next. Happy trails!

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This is the darkest timeline =(

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Well, this certainly explains everything. Geeze, I really miss the all the fun this site brought into my miserable, hum-drum little life. Mornings used to be a sprint to the PC w/my coffee before work, straight to WOOT! to begin my day with a smile, and some impulse spending. Now it's so chaotic there that this is the first time I've signed back in since the "do-over". You made it epic, Matt - what your genius created will seriously be missed by many. Hopefully you'll be inspired to further works of greatness, and somehow let all your loyal followers hear about it. I'll check back here every once in a while, but now the daily morning check-in is with the Icemonkey. Happy for you - but..........

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@snapster: Thanks for the years of hard work and devotion to bring us all a wonderful site. A flying monkey in my collection has been laid to rest in your honor.

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@nckaren: Oh come on....it was a joke in true woot style!

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Thank you for such an amazing site and community. I hope your next endeavor is better than Woot! (if that's possible =D )

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He doesn't like the new site, either

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Be sure to add future June 15ths to your calendar as "Bag of Crap" days!!

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@snapster: I wanted to add my voice to the chorus of admiring, grateful fans. Yes, it's all been said already, but when you look back, thinking of all you accomplished, wondering whether it was all worth it, I think you should see everything, warts and all.

We might not miss you as long as nothing else about the site gets worse,
and cool innovations continue to appear on a semi-regular basis,
and the write-ups continue to be hilarious.
And the customer service continues to be awesome.
As long as the products are things we never knew we needed.
As long as sake.woot.com eventually lives up to the long-heralded promises.

It was all worth it.

To me.

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@snapster:

Shut up. Just shut up. You had me at leak frog.

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@snapster: I'm not gonna suck up to you like all of these brown nosing bottom feeder consumers; how much money do you have in the bank right now? 10 million?

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Thanks for all the fun. Can't wait to see what you come up with next. Maybe next time I won't be so late to the party. You made this party really great!

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Thanks Matt for helping to steer Woot into one of my favoritest websites ever. Cheers and good tidings in the future

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@snapster: thanks for everything, and enjoy whatever the future holds for you. You'll be missed, but never forgotten!

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@snapster: I got this shirt in the mail yesterday and wore it today. Now it seems so bittersweet, just finding and reading this thread. I might not ever be able to wear it again. But if you ever find yourself in my neck of the woods out in the middle of nowhere, meet me at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe. I'd be honored to share a Pan-galactic gargle blaster (or four) with you---and I'll wear this shirt so you'll know it's me. =)

Sad to see you go, but happy you've accomplished so much here that you feel you can move on. Blows my nose and hands you the tissue <--a token of my esteem and appreciation for you. Keep it as a souvenir. (Just don't use my DNA to make some sort of sick, twisted companion clone-doll.)

P.S. I concur with the idea posted by @thepenrod. That would be so awesome. Maybe you can give it some thought whilst lounging around on your yacht while sailing around the Caribbean spending the money you've made off of all of us.

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I've been so busy the past few days packing up my own office that I've barely had time to do my daily Wooting. When I took a short break and visited DW to see that Snapster is leaving I couldn't bring myself to post anything. Silly, I guess. I'm retiring from my own job next Friday and this hits too close to home.

@Snapster: When you start your next amazing endeavor, please remember that if you need an HR person, management consultant, performance coach, or, heck, a floor sweeper, belyndag is out here trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up. Best of luck. I look forward to seeing you on the message boards!

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I really hope this doesn't lead to Woot losing its spirit. This would be like Drew Curtis leaving Fark. It's just not going to be the same without you, Matt. I hope the community you've helped build remains strong. Woot stand head-and-shoulders above its imitators, and I hope your departure isn't a step toward the corporatization of Woot by Amazon.

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I remember what happened next after the dolphins left and said "Thanks for all the fish". I don't know about the rest of the folks here, but I'm signing up for a class on Vogon Poetry Appreciation first thing tomorrow.

Best of luck!

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@snapster: thanks Matt! Live long and prosper!

rom rom
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I should be getting this shirt today from the daily Shirt! Woot!
and
So Long and Thanks for all the Fish

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@snapster -- with Woot, you probably killed off Best Buy, then sold off to Amazon. Best of luck with the next revolution. Keep workin' them musical chops.

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Good luck in your future deals mate.

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@snapster: So you're the one who got me buying 2 waterproof footballs to give to my little cousins tomorrow? I'm new here, and I had no idea who created this mildly crazy place, but if it will get you to stay, you can (sniff sniff) have my black triangle. (sniff sniff sniff)

err....should we be smelling one last woot off in your honor?

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@snapster: Best of luck on your future endeavours, especially if those endeavours consist of re-creating Woot exactly as it was before Amazon came along and made it suck.

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@snapster: There isn't much that can be said thad hasn't already been stated. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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@snapster: Thank you. You made your idea a reality. Then I spent hours of my reality in your reality. Thank you for that. Best of luck.

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I wish I could say that I knew you better. What I can say is that I love Woot and all you've done. You will be missed and your legacy will live on.

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@shrdlu: Pfft! I really, really, really didn't want to agree with your earlier prognostication, so I didn't. That'll teach me. I'm now having much dismal funkitude over a dystopian future for deals.woot. I fear for whatever [additional] Amazon-dictated changes are coming down the road to us.

:::off to find another glass of wine:::

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Goodbye, Mr. Big Taco! Good luck at your new project (! toow). Thanks for the memories!

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@snapster, thank you for creating the only place to hang out online! There are really no words to describe what you have done for so many. Enjoy your retirement! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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@snapster: Thanks for your innovation, the deals, the creativity, and the fun. This is the end of an era. Hope your next is entertaining, rewarding, and filled with jynnan tonnix. Don't forget us!

(I think it would be funny if you posted with a different user name to see if anyone recognizes you. At least it would keep people guessing.)

All the best.

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Thanks for creating an amazing outlet for artists to showcase their skills. :) Best of luck to you snapster!

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Damn you Amazon

I knew you'd be the end

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Matt,

Take care, @snapster. Woot is fantastic. You did a great job. Best of luck on your future endeavors!

Will

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@snapster thanks for all the wonderful woots! I salute woot all the time so a lot of your sales are thanks to me ;) enjoy your new endeavors and know you will sorely be missed!

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Why are we up voting Snapster's leaving?
Shouldn't we be down voting it?

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I'm betting he's going to send a monkey in in his place on Monday... I just have this feeling.

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@snapster: Take care man, good luck in the world we call crazy.

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What? It's not April first.

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@snapster: I haven't been here for very long but now it's a part of my daily routine.. thanks for such a great place to shop and laugh and buy random stuff I never knew I needed before. You have done an amazing job here and I want to say thank you and good luck.

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It has been a long strange trip, thanks for the ride. Good luck in your future endeavors.