questionswhat's your opinion of posting funny or cute…

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It's part of what makes woot fun

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@woothulhu: Absolutely. Woot deal posters have opened my eyes to some of the hilarious items up for grabs out there on top of great deals... I mean come on, who doesn't want to know about a $350,000 Animatronic Triceratops, which has moved to the top of my must have list when my wife hits the lotto....

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I ran across an item for sale that said millionaires need not apply, billionaires only and I immediately thought of deals.woot and was sooooo tempted to post it.

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I vote up funny or interesting items. I like it when someone points out a product I didn't know existed.

I posted a lego brick with LED light the other day because I was excited that someone came up with something my son would enjoy, and I thought other wooters could benefit. Not a deal, but great to share.

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Also hilarous when I wake up and check the the front page to see it full of some internet meme that I wasn't aware of yet. National pirate day? Expect a front page full of peg legs and eye patches.

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Insanely expensive ones can get old after a while, and I've been known to downvote one or two of them...unless they're funny, of course.

I love the unusual things that get posted. I don't care about the never-ending parade of free apps for Android, but put up a funny shaped USB key from Meritline, and I'm happy. I bought M&M ones most recently (maybe from Woot, maybe from Deals, I don't remember); they make me smile every time I pick one up.

Life's too short. Funny is good. Cute is good. Even Zippy has been known to laugh.

:-D

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okay, i can see the enjoyment of posting the outrageous stuff occasionally, but why post it repeatedly? yes, i liked the missile silo, and the M&M usb drive. i like seeing pineapple cake mixes on pineapple upsidedown cake day. even a bunch of random flying pigs and pirate stuff. but why post the same eyepatch from multiple places at the same price seven times?

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I'm for it. Period. If the community doesn't like it, we will make our displeasure known.

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I would much rather see fun or interesting items than the numerous 99 cent Amazon VOD posts. I think the plethora of DVD, VOD, Blu-ray posts, that are not necessarily a deal, are starting to weigh on me. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about scoring quality programming for cheap but that accounts for about 20% of the posts IMO.

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did someone say more eyepatches? yaarrrrrr

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Thank goodness everyone so far has approved of funny posts that aren't necessarily on super sale. Just before I saw this thread I posted this:
http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/1785a760-546e-425b-9693-68ba0192c823/zombie-family-car-decals

I guess I have to fall heavily on the side of the "keep me entertained" faction. If I want to do SERIOUS shopping, I will use the search feature to find something specific. Otherwise, I appreciate having my eyes opened to all of the possibilities!

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We work hard, we should get to play hard.

I'm all for funny deals every once and a while.

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It's the spice of Wooting!

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I like the fun postings, if it makes me grin, I upvote. I would like a tab for apps and a different one for movies.

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I do come here to look for deals but I linger to read the amusing things people are saying/posting

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Come on, lighten up! Woot is supposed to be fun. Oddball products are just a part of it.

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Thank you for asking this question! I think you just provided a green light for posting funny or unusual things that aren't really on sale - now I won't be so hesitant to take the leap.

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@notanaardvark: Just be prepared for the trollers who will immediately comment something like "How is this a deal?!" then savage you for whatever you posted. When that happens, breathe deeply and do what we do down south: Repeat to yourself, "Bless his heart, he means well."

I'm afraid I speak from experience.

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@belyndag: Thanks. Now how do I choose between my "do almost anything for a joke" side and my "sensitive, insecure, needs approval" side? Stay tuned.

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@notanaardvark: Ah! Sounds as though you have a future as a stand up comic. You already have the pre-requisites!

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The problems is there are MORE non-deals than deals. Everyone wants to be a comedian. ( Or comedienne for my brothers from Canadia)

I vote down non-deals as much as I can. If I wanted a constant barrage of thinkgeek.com products at full price, I think I would just go shop at thinkgeek.