questionsjune boc discussion thread

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Havent got one yet. Keep getting WSOD. (White Screen Of Death)

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I can't get to the order page at all. I had a feeling the servers might not be able to take a BOC frenzy with the new woot design. It looks like every woot site is down. I wonder if they'll call it off for now while they fix the servers.

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I'm getting no where as well...

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I broke through the white ceiling and got one! Good luck to the rest.

I shut off all my other woot tabs to do my part to fight server crowding.

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@teenracer6: How long ago did you break through?

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Lol. I was in the shower and you could guess what happened next.

WSOD here too... I'm going to Universal Studios tomorrow.. I need to get one NOW!

This reminds me of like that one time when I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows Vista.

Nice new interface and all.. but hardware can't take the load of anything else.

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Servers are down, can't get anywhere from my cell phone, laptop or tablet. :(

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@macmankev: 1:05 AM CST, so 27 minutes ago roughly

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I got one almost right away. Order confirmation came through at 12:56AM Central.

Good luck to everyone!

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According to the main page, there are still plenty available, but I cannot get in (keep getting timed out).

Ah well, I won't give up until another item shows up on the main page...

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I have been getting WSOD for 30 minutes solid. It would be nice to score some anniversary crap (my anniversary, not woot) for me and the hubs. But if it doesn't load this time, I have to go to bed. =(

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Maybe if they hadn't loaded the servers up with all this fancy newfangled website stuff, they would have been up and running. That's how the internet works, right?
Alright you crazy kids, I'm done for the night...

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@thumperchick: It's been 30 minutes I've been sitting here mass-refreshing? Wow.

I was probably hitting the CMD-R (Mac refresh) every five seconds or so for 30 minutes then..

Good thing the Deals.Woot is on a different server. :D

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Now I know how Charlie Brown felt when Lucy would pull the football away at the last moment...

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Any alternate link suggestions? Even the typical stuff doesn't seem to get anywhere...

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Just sitting here watching a slowly turning circle in Chrome... no Dice so far,

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Still 90% left... I'm getting bored tho... BoC or not, just isn't so much fun anymore...

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I doubt they are working on the servers, they are probably just playing the numbers game waiting for people to give up and go to bed.

Woot, I will not be giving up nor going to bed! F5 is my friend tonight.

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"The service is unavailable."

Story of my woot! life.

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Slowly shifting through different server error codes... 503 504 324.... 404....

Eventually, I'm going to get 3 cherries on the payline, and my computers going to crap coins on me...

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Sorry guys. It seems the servers really, really, really didn't like the BOC. All the developers were in the office monitoring the Woot-off so they were on it like flies on crap.

https://twitter.com/woot/status/217505499237711872
https://twitter.com/smiller/status/217503379381944320

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@thunderthighs: So basically those of us willing to be up for another hour will get the spoils? :0)

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Maybe bags of carp are just a way for testing servers for other companies to see if they can handle heavy loads.

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In a way, I'm okay with this. I've been here for six years, and have never gotten a bag of crap, even though I've seen a dozen of them on the main page before they were carted off to other customers. Previous BoCs always went to the fastest, or those with the biggest internet. Today, maybe it'll go to the patient.

With my luck, though, it will go to the patient, who is also quicker and better equipped than me.

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But I really just want to buy some wine! How much longer, do you think?

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During the first 5 or 10 minutes I got to the Buy it now page 3 times. But that is as far as I got. After that I guess I got to see just about everything that the web or the woot site can show that indicates "not now" I started doing other things. I'd comeback later. It is later and nothing has changed.

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I have been trying for a hour straight, so frustrating, I'm out.

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Still trying myself- still getting 503 or 324. Sucks, but maybe it'll get fixed, and maybe, just maybe, I'll get the elusive BoC.

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It seems as if some may be getting through as the bar is slowly-but-steadily dropping now.... as for me, I'm still not getting anything but errors and the WSOD.

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If I had to place a bet, I would say they're literally letting half a dozen people through, then kill the connection, then after they check out, allow a dozen more in, and kill the connection.

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I've never seen a BOC last so long. This is crazy, I want to go to bed.

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All I know is I'm damn glad I'm at work and not actually staying awake for this sole purpose.

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Not gonna lie. I've spent the last few minutes crying like a little girl, watching the percentage drop, but still unable to buy one.

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So close- got to the place order button, pushed it, and...
Nada. Right back to service unavailable, no order placed according to my account page. Now that's just damn egregious.

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Got one after 3 hours.

@jumbowoot: Thanks to all the staffers working on the problems tonight!
@thunderthighs: Thanks for putting up with us once again!

Edit. @shawnmiller: Thanks for all your work tonight and for putting up with all the "helpful" comments and suggestions!

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Joining @captainsuperdawg and crying. The torture of watching it slowly,slowly,slowly slip away was painful.

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At least some of y'all got to the big yellow button...I kept crashing after "Buy Now". Tried Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera.

Edited to note that they're only claiming to have sold 500, so there'll be more later. Night all.

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Still no luck. Bested by some monks with T3 connections, no doubt.

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Going to the next 5 BOC url offerings...
"This item is not for sale currently. Thou shalt not cheat the Woot-Off."
lolz.

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Well I sat there from the beginning of the offering, to the end of it with nothing to show.
Oh well, there will be more offerings!

@bsmith1: I got curious after reading that others tried it, was kind of fun..

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Whahaha.. First time I fell asleep on my computer. Oh deer..

Looks like it was survival of the fittest.. i mean, caffeinated.

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Wow, talk about crappy. :-( Never got through, never even got close.