questionswho got a bag of crap?

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I hit the button as soon as the BOC came up, but I couldn't get through the server jam. Darn.

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I had a strong gut feeling that there would be a BoC today. I called my sister saying I would be unable to drive her home from school because a bag of assorted items is far more important than family (slightly exaggerated). I asked my mother to drive her instead.
I raced home from work, doing 90 on the local streets (slightly exaggerated). I rushed into my house, tearing off the front door (slightly exaggerated). I threw my coat across the room and plopped down in front of my computer and refreshed only to see a big SOLD OUT on the BoC (not even remotely exaggerated).

I had a pretty cruddy day, It would have been nice to get a Bowl Of Cereal...

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@abramokids: oh no! I feel bad for you, but I do appreciate the creative narrative.

Much like @magic cave, my story is also not-so-exciting (no offense).

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@magic cave: dangit, how am I supposed to reply to you again?

[edit] I'm really not sure why the 2nd worked and the 1st did not...

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@perkalicious11: I've tried to reply to magic cave once and failed too. I decided to put his tag at the begining via the reply option and that worked

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I got as far as confirm my account information but I could get no further. It was fun while it lasted. Maybe next time. Looking forward to reading what everyone gets.

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Yeah, I got shot down too. Unfortunately there are at least 5 other wooters at my workplace so the multiple hits from the same place essentially whittled down my chances more. Still though, I had the second page loaded about a minute into it so I had high hopes.

I'm actually more miffed about the fact the servers broke around the time they released the really cheap skil tool sets. I really need some more cheap tools!

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@perkalicious11 (and @abramokids): To reply to @magic cave takes double quotes, thusly (but you need to eliminate the spaces).

" @magic cave " (this works for any of the older usernames that are now forbidden).

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My wife got one on my account. This was some feat as she was putting eye drops in our 2 yr olds eyes for pink eye when the alarm went off, then she had to call me (who was at the pharmacy getting separate antibiotics for my strep and my wife's pink eye) and then it kept coming back asking for the password, then it reset to a credit card we used one time and don't have now (not sure how or why it keeps saving that card). By that point I hung up and had given up hope, but she pressed on with success.

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I gots me some grizz
I would really like a paper question mark bag.
(@threepiecewoot perdy please?)

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I had just punched out at work, my woot-watch app couldn't access so I knew that party was over.

That's life in the big city I guess. :)

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Ok I don't feel guilty YES I SCORED!!!! After all been participating as a member since '07, and finally got my first Bandoleer! I'd like to thank the Academy, my make up artist, Li Lo, Mr. Sheen the lost minded, and all the little people.

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I've given up on the BOC and wootoffs in general unfortunately. The BOC never fails to miss my drive home from work almost EVERY time so I quit looking for it...wootoffs in general I like but I don't have the time to sit there and wait for the next set of lotions or Curtis TV to get off the screen :(

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I was ready and watched as it refreshed from sold out to b o c...clicked to buy and server FAIL! Of course, this was from my iphone, but had the same problem from my computer 30 seconds later once I reached it. Continual "server failing to respond" messages on both platforms :( But hey, at least I got to see it live this time!

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This is the first time I've been actively watching a wootoff and I refreshed the page just as the BoC came up. As I clicked the "I want one" button I was yelling "Crap! Crap!" to my mom in the next room. She clicked "I want one" as I was filling out my information. My order went through after a few minutes of the server going slow, my moms went through a few minutes later! We're getting 2 BoC! I know we got lucky and we don't expect it to happen again but man, are we excited!

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7 tabs in 3 browsers on 2 computers - plus a browser on my phone....

No luck.

I knew it would be coming right around 5 PM EST, So I started pressing F5 as soon as the wireless adapter sold out and pressed "I Want One" within a second of the BOC coming up. I got through the the order screen, but never to the confirmation.

Damn you woot.

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I was working so missed it completely.

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I got one, definitely the only upside to this sick day.....

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i got one , my first one, and ive been a wooter since 06

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@shrdlu: Well, gosh, I had no idea there was a problem replying to me. I suppose it has to do with the space in the middle of the name?

Anyway, thanks for the info and thanks for the persistence of folks who had to try twice.

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@magic cave: The problem with the space (and other odd characters) is that the current stuff on Deals doesn't handle it well. Reply now works (but didn't used to), but if someone wants to reference you directly, other than with a reply, they have to do the current trick. You may find references here and there on the older posts using square brackets, because that was the trick used for a while. I dunno. They keep changing it.

I do know they no longer allow names that violate the more narrow character set that Deals requires, so your name (and @dave bug and others) is grandfathered in. This may mean that you are cooler, or better, than the rest of us. Of course, as my mother would say, "Beauty is as Beauty does."

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I managed to get to the order screen from a woot tracker, before the main page even refreshed! I was excited, my hubs was downstairs on his comp trying to get through. Then... nothing. Server locked. Never even got close to the ridiculously large button. I blame our old cable "high speed" internet. Hasn't been upgraded in this area in FOREVER. Ah well.

I got a BoC my very first woot-off back in Oct. It was baggy and crappy. I guess that ate up my mojo for a while.

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@thumperchick: Most of my BOC's have been pretty baggy and crappy. There's usually at least one item I could gift away or throw into a White Elephant exchange around Christmas. Starting to be not-so-worth the $8 though. I'm actually not that sad I missed this one.

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Was at work and saw the bag of crap. could not et thru to the order screen. Crap you bag of crap.

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I missed out on the fleur de sel chocolate caramels (after being in limbo for 10 minutes), but found success with my first ever BOC! It only took me four years. I saw it was coming on Twitter before I could get the page to load.

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I'm kinda peeved about this woot-off in general. Missed both the AV40s AND the AV30s when I'm looking for a new set of computer speakers, and then, as always, the BOC came up during my drive home from work.
WOOT STOP PUTTING UP THE BOC WHEN EVERYONE IS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

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Was in the middle of changing my daughter's diaper when I rushed to F5, sold out of course. maybe I should send Woot that bag of crap....

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@anotherhiggins: My story is very similar...3 tabs on two computers plus one on my phone. I got through to the clicking of the golden button to verify my info. I had a great feeling thinking that it was finally my turn for a Bustle or Commotion, but i was denied in the eleventh hour for the 4th time.

One of these days i shall overcome the odds and rise up victoriously...i would really love just a set of woot lights though...oh well

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I got one, I'm not holding out hope for anything good, that way, not matter what I receive, it will exceed my expectations.

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Kicked me off on the final screen.....after sitting 4eva!

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@shrdlu: Well, I doubt that coolness has much going for it, at least in my case, unless the coolness refers to ambient temperatures. We're looking at a forecast for 37o here on Friday morning. In Florida. In mid-March.

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Got as far as submitting the final payment info screen before being told that it was sold out. :(

I've gotten a couple in the past and they were pretty crappy so I've kind of lost my drive to get one.

hlx hlx