When is a deal not a deal?
When an Official Person says it's not!
A merchant posted a non-deal today, and a Wootizen properly tattled it. An Official Person posted a comment:
In order to post a deal, something in your store must be on sale.
What you have here is an advertisement, not a deal.
Here are the FAQ: http://deals.woot.com/faq
I'm deleting this in 10 minutes. Feel free to post again when something goes on sale.
And like leprechauns and pots of gold, the deal has vanished!
However, I saw the deal and comment just in time to send a non-tattle tattle to the here-unnamed Official Person thanking him/her for the action.
This is the very first time I've seen such a response, and it meant a lot to me that one of my primary annoyances (a FAQ-violating non-deal that is simply a spammy advertisement) was dealt with quickly and summarily. On a Saturday, no less.
I feel more hopeful about the deals side of deals.woot.com.