Is it time for deals.woot to take a step back and smile?
My order was canceled just like all of you (except the lucky 200). I spent just as much time, if not more, working on the map and working to find the solution. I tell you this not to brag, but to strengthen what I want to say so that you may actually take the time to fully hear me out.
It is very clear to me that the staff at Woot.com spent a significant amount of time and effort to construct an event that thousands of people followed along with. An event that I, personally, had a hell of a lot of fun following myself. In the end, I did get in to place an order, and ultimately got cancelled. But who cares? Not me.
The value in the entertainment aspect of their game; the camaraderie of a very random assortment of people banding together and goofing of for the day; the fun, the jokes, was worth far more to me than an $8 bag of crap.
Sometimes the journey is far more important than the destination.
Smile deals.woot, the world isn't ending (yet).