questionswhat the heck happened to the back-up drive for…

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Welcome! Was it something that was offered yesterday during the woot-off? If it was here on deals then staff may have a removed it due to a problem.

A bit more about woot!

You might want to check out this page: http://www.woot.com/WhatIsWoot.aspx
Here's a little information from that page:

I see some orange flashing lights on the main page – what do they mean?
In Woot-Off mode, a new product is launched immediately after the sellout of the previous deal. There is a half-Woot-life of 12 hours maximum on any product within a Woot-Off that does not sell out. The number of Woot-Off items, sequence, and quantity will not be announced.

This applies to Woot-Off items as well:
I missed yesterday's item, can I still get one?
No. Each woot.com product is discontinued at 11:59pm central time. That's that. Period. We may get more at a later date if we're lucky, but we offer no guarantees, we allow no backorders, and we have no waiting/notification lists. Too bad.

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I really appreciate your reply. The item was a slim external backup drive that was compatible with Macs, for about $60, and was not in a woot-off. It was the deal of the day at about 5AM CDT this morning 4/29. I had to log out for a bit, and when I logged back on, the deal was (is) a laptop. I did read lots of the FAQ before posting. There was no flashing orange button, or any other kind of warning.

Waaaahhhh! I want it to come back!

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@snoozin: You need to show us the link then, because that wasn't a woot deal, that I can see. Where did you see it?

If you ask nicely in a new question i bet some wooters can even find you something like it for a good deal.

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@snoozin: Wow, thanks for reading the FAQ before posting. We see a lot of questions during woot offs that are already answered in the FAQ.

Ask another question starting with "Challenge:" and then include as many details as you can about the item that you want to buy (storage space, brand, new or refurbished, whatever). @hobbit was right, wooters will probably find more than one good deal on what you're looking for.

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@snoozin: I have a feeling I know exactly what you are talking about, and it was on a different 'deal per day' site. Unsure if I am allowed to mention it here though.

Just some food for thought.

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@kjvh2004: It was probably posted on the deals side so go ahead.

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I saw it this morning..and was wishing I could afford it on 1saleaday.com
Still there till midnight Eastern Time.

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Thank you to all who wrote to help me with the "deal" that disappeared" in the blink of an (my) eye"! I am a Woot neophyte. This was my first excursion into the labyrinth; I didn't realize I left Woot when I saw "deals.woot," and I didn't know how to get back to where the deal was. I didn't know it wasn't a Woot deal...sorry.

Thanks to those who let me know I wasn't just "seeing things," and that the "deal" really was somewhere, sometime that day!

My apologies if someone thought I was not being polite (not "asking nicely") in my post, as that was not my intention. As a new Wooter, I was also not aware that I could ask others for help in finding a similar or better(?!) deal.

Any advice for me on getting something similar (to the Toshiba external hard drive for $59.95 as described in Hobbit's post), both PC and Mac-compatible gratefully accepted. I'm not tech-savvy enough to know more about what we need; I just know we need a back up system, and that one "sounded" good.

Thanks!

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@snoozin: If you really need a back up system we will be happy to find one. Some of the wooters enjoy the hunt. So you have a mac? anything else we need to know? @catbertthegreat and others are great at finding these things.