questionswoot has signed an agreement to become an…

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Amazon still hasn't figured out what caused the glitch in their system yesterday, but apparently it's resulting in the buyout of other internet companies.

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WOW! That is some sensational news... The only question remaining is whether that's a good sensation, or a bad one. What will this mean for the future of all of us as Wooters? Will it be as seamless as Google's buyout of Youtube? Because that pretty much went unnoticed by the masses.

Keep your fingers crossed, guys! (and gals, since I seem to get in trouble for that here sometimes :D)

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Did I miss the moofi listing for the entire company? I guess Amazon couldn't resist clicking the "I Want One" button.

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In other news, "drop it like it's hot, Monkey"

http://j.mp/afu8dG

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Wow! Congratulations @snapster and the rest of the woot crew! I've been an Audible customer for years and not much seems to have changed there, so I'm not worried :-)

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I just need to know one thing - How is this going to affect my future acquiring of woot monkeys (or are they going to be amazon monkeys)?

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Amazon bought Zappos. Amazon bought Woot. Shoes.woot, any one?
You know, if Woot would combine its shipping with Amazon Prime Membership, we could actually have our woot stuff in 2 days rather than 10-15 days.

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@theoneill555: I was worried about the monkey integrity also. We might have to up the price for intra-wooter monkey trades. :P ;)

@lavikinga: THAT would be awesome. Maybe free shipping over $25; $5 shipping under?

Now if only Amazon Prime wasn't 80-stinkin-dollars. @snapster, how much pull do you have with those guys? I'm seriously debating opening an amazon credit card to get Prime for free. The 3-month trial spoiled me. :(

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@perkalicious11: After our 3 month trial membership was up, we reviewed our purchases over the previous 12 months. We ordered so often through Amazon that we'd do more than break even. I'm absolutely spoiled by the 2 day shipping. I call it "microwave shopping."

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thank you everyone for your support. I hope you know by my time spent on deals.woot that I am very excited by this project and community and we will be continuing to develop full speed ahead.

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@lavikinga: I found myself buying more frequently from Amazon than other vendors because I knew it would arrive sooner with the free 2-day shipping. Plus I never worried about the $25 mark. I'm not sure if I could order enough to justify the $80, but maybe I should review.

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Congrats Woot! I'm expecting the Woot boxes to change and integrate Amazon logos :P

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Are Woot-offs going to crash Amazon's servers now? Bezos didn't know what he was getting into!

Amazon and Woot combined combined form the majority of my internet purchases... I guess this means that Amazon owns me too.

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@snapster: I love a good kid-from-the-mean-streets-makes-woot! story.

So, are you gonna tell us what kind of celebratory bash you threw/are throwing for the staff?

@perkalicious11: It surprised the heck out of us when we saw all the orders, but with 2 college kids still at home, plus me and Himself, we ordered a LOT. Heck, even the dogs had orders. Those indestructible balls are great!

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Does this mean we cannot post "pricing error" deals from amazon?

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If you can't beat them, BUY them!

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I have mixed feelings about this.

While i like amazon - I'm worried that woot will change because of it.

As someone else said - they'll leave you as an independent for now.... but the first quarter you aren't making your expected numbers - they'll be all over you restructuring.

congrats, and I hope i'm just being pessimistic. I'd hate to lose woot as it is, and see it turn into a new page on amazon marketplace.

On the other hand - prime shipping in woot would really make my day LOL :D :D

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Interested in seeing how Woot! is valued... 8-K forthcoming yay!

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@snapster: You guys do a great job. You make taking my money fun for me! It's great! I hope they give you a nice big raise, or at the very least a bonus. Maybe a free amazon prime membership! Congrats!

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Amazon bought Woot! because Amazon wanted ALL my money.

Congrats Woot!

Hey, does this mean I'll now get a percentage if folks click through my site to get to Woot! sites?

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So what is Jeff's user name? I take it that he gets a shiny new badge.

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Has there been any word yet on Prime shipping? (C'mon, I'm only about the 300th person to ask...)

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Does this mean the Amazon cliques will merge with the Woot cliques?

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Somewhere over at Yahoo, a mid-level manager who thought his star would rise when he set up the sellout.woot partnership can be heard saying, "Wait.. WHAT?!?!?"

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A large part of Woot's appeal to me was their snarky attitde and ways of doing business. Knowing that they are part of the quarterly shareholders report for Amazon and that they will have to answer to those shareholders makes it all seem contrived now. Kind of like getting a peek behind the buildings at a movie set. They can continue to pretend they are independent but let quarterly sales fall and see what happens.