dealsthe "original man coaster" oversized beverage…

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Wow, overcompensation has now moved over to coaster-ville?

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Why not be a real man and make your own?

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Maybe a tad too novel and superfluous a product for such an exorbitant price...

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If you're drinking Pabst, you are hipster enough to try to pass these off as DYI.

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Love 'em; but really, $20 each shipped? And that's supposed to be 63% off?
I must not be man enough...

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I think I like these but they're too expensive

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@sstaylor: I feel like their underlying message with this product is that real men don't clip coupons or hunt for bargains. We just pull ourselves up by our boot-straps and foot the bill. Perhaps intentionally ironic, in a way, that it's so expensive.

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$20 for a block of wood that probably doubles your chances of knocking over your drink? I hope they patented the idea, because everyone's going to want one!

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Most of the comments agree this isn't the deal, or even a practical product, yet it's being voted way up. Weird.

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This IS a joke, right? ....it's not? Oh. Okay, movin' on to other deals now.

Anyway, thanks for letting me look at this interesting, novel & highly amusing item.

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Not that I would pay for one of these chunks of wood, but the site says that they are $9.99 not $14.99. Did the price go down after they got Wooted?

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Hey, they just lowered the price to $9.99

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@jtjones: They most certainly did go down. Maybe if we complain more they'll go even lower! I hope so, because I still don't think they're worth anything near $15 shipped...

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@jtjones: It's possible they had someone in advertising affairs monitoring the response to woot's sponsor...but they clearly weren't man enough to drop the price to something more reasonable for a block of wood :)
Capitalizing off of niche markets through overpricing based on material and production is a good strategy and should be employed when possible. I just don't feel like it will work here at all.

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@dmaz: Agreed. This is deals.woot, not Brookstone.

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$9.99 is 75% off for a chunk of 2x4 with some rubber bits on the bottom? Who would ever buy one of these for $40???? I can get the board, with enough wood for like 20 of these, for about $3 at Home Depot and then maybe $5 for enough adhesive rubber bumps for all of them. I've got sandpaper and a soldering gun at home so the rest is free.

So, my return on roughly $8 should be $192, at 75% off. Just a bit ridiculous to me.

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I would think a real man would just have a cast iron table that doesn't need a coaster

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@jcharlson34: Well obviously you need to make a bunch of these and sell them in redneckville where you'd easily sell them.

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Okay, you win. This is, by far, the most useless, over-priced thing I have ever seen on Woot. Bravo, my friends. Braa-vo.

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Do they come in 6x4 size? or the tower version like a full post that you can sit by your couch.....

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I use junk mail envelopes as coasters all the time, they are free, super absorbent, and normally fit more than one drink!

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@jcharlson34: The word is entrepreneur. The most expensive item for the venture is registering the domain and building the web site. You don't even have to maintain any kind of inventory. Get and order in the morning, take your Pabst to the garage, bang out the chunks of wood from the 2x4, brand 'em, put little feet on 'em, put 'em in a box and ship 'em. It's this years "pet rock".
I'm surprised no one has come up with selling old or damaged CDs and DVDs as "high tech" coasters. I sent a stack of the old AOL CDs to my sister once for Xmas. (if anyone does this, I get a percentage for intellectual rights. I posted it here, on this day 6 Nov 2011).

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WARNING! this will get eaten by termites and your drink will fall along with bits of manhood you have accumulated over the years.

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I just use a log as my coaster. To me, these are girlie coasters.

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I'm using my extra hour to slice up chunks of a railroad tie that's holding up a '68 Ford pickup in my neighbor's yard. I'm gonna be rich by Thursday!

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Hey, nice coasters! Sorry about your penis.

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Just the right size for my wife to hurl at me.

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I'd say that's just the kind of coaster a PBR drinker would buy.

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"Real men" don't use coasters.

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At $40 full price, maybe a better target market would be the people who are so obsessed with not leaving a mark on the table that they need a heavy-duty pre-coaster to go under their regular coaster.

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If I pay more will they keep that rancid swill posing as beer away from me? PBR is barely worthy of cooking bratwurst in, and certainly is not fit for direct human consumption. It's almost as awful as Coors Light, which is on par with Camo and only slightly more reasonable as a beverage as say ... kerosene.

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@lparsons42: hahaha have to disagree just a little! Coors light is like drinking water. PBR is like drinking stale urine.

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From the makers of Pet Rock®

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Do real men even need a coaster to put these cans down? I'm from England where a pint is 20 fluid ounces, so these are barely half a pint, just finish it in one go, toss it and get another...

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Blocks of wood on sale? Really?

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What's happened to our economy when even retailers of over priced blocks of wood are forced to discount their prices?

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@pg318: If you're drinking the swill that is shown in these pictures, you would be wise to take your time or your taste buds might all commit suicide in revolt. So yes, coasters are a good idea.

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@meh3884: If you think Coor's Light tastes like drinking water, then I'd suggest you start filtering your water. I would probably burn down the water treatment facility in my area if our water tasted anywhere near that bad.

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Every time I see a ridiculous product like this, I am reminded of the daily comments about how "bad" the economy is.

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no Chuck Norris comments yet?

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@w00tgurl: Ha! :-D I was just thinking since this has gone from coasters to beer, I might ask if anyone liked The Coasters. Gonna find her, gonna find her. Searchin' every which a way.....

Re: Coors I never liked it and I always will.

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I hope Pabst files a lawsuit against them for using Blue Ribbon (without permission?) to help promote their product...

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@imgrosslol: Are you kidding? With a product as lousy as PBR, they should be thankful for any kind of publicity, even if it is through a vendor that most people have never heard of. Heck PBR is such a lousy product they should compensate me for suggesting earlier that it is (barely) usable as a broth for cooking bratwurst in.

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A real man would go chop his own from an oak tree in the woods.

Wait, a real man using a coaster? Drinking PBR? :S

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I like the novelty of this, but not the price. I'm also too lazy to make something like this out of wood. My alternative idea is to buy a square paving stone at the hardware store and attach some felt or rubber to the bottom.

1) It's only 80 cents (or so) for the paver.
2) It will act like a Thirsty Stone coaster and absorb the condensation.
3) It's heavier and more manly than a piece of wood.
4) Happy Christmahanakwanzika!

http://www.lowes.com/pd_123424-215-156314840_4294857247_4294937087_?productId=3010250

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Anybody that order these actually receive them?