questionsanyone else snag a boc?

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No BOC. I did get my monkeys!

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No BOC for me. I have almost given up on them. I have gotten several monkeys though.

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Got the BOC, but missed the monkeys... trying to pick one up if someone grabbed an extra.

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I missed both teh BOC and monkeys. Monkeys because I was asleep. BOC because my bank recently sent me a new card out of the blue and I typed the old security code in by accident and got denied...

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I got a BOC - my first in a Happy Hour and I think my first from behind the firewall here in the ofrfice. I was surprised by how long they took to sell out. Either they sold a lot more than they normally do or a lot less people participate in Happy Hour than in regular wootoffs.

I'm betting it's the latter, so everybody shhhhhhhhhhhh - don't tell anyone else about Happy Hour.

I actually feel pretty guilty about having gotten one. My sisters have never gotten a BOC and each want to "win" one. They were compulsively checking the page on the first morning of the wootoff. I confidently told them they could relax until probably Thursday or Friday in the late afternoon. When I saw the Happy Hour I knew all bets were off, but I failed to call and let them know. Now I have a BOC on the way and they never even knew that it was for sale until my gloating tweet showed up on facebook. Oops.

Maybe I'll give them some wootoff lights.

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@unclefrog: I had my boys order them also; therefore I have extras if you need one. That leopard print was pretty wild.

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Got my 1st Happy Hour BOC also, missed the monkeys. Congratulations woot team for having a boc without the servers crashing for once. Thank you @anotherhiggins for reminding me of the Happy Hour going on. Last I saw there was 2494 sold, so yes it was more than the regular 300.

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@theoneill555: Send me a private message on the main woot! side. We can trade information. Thanks!

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@duckcake: FYI: They don't usually sell 300 BOCs in one go, it's usually more like 1500-3000 (I think I've seen up to about 5000).

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@anotherhiggins: In regular BOC offerings yes, but every BOC i've seen/heard in a happy hour (until yesterday) has only been 300. (I may be wrong though)

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@duckcake: oooOOOoooh.

I see now.

[Gilda Radner]
Nevermind
[/Gilda Radner]

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I got my first BoC with the last happy hour. Words cannot describe the excitement I felt when it went through.

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@duckcake: I was told by @snapster yesterday that a happy hour usually sells 300 of the 3 Random craps and a full woot off usually sells more like 1500.

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I got a BOC but heard that I missed out on LEOPARD PRINT MONKEYS?!? Maybe I mis-read: that was pre-coffee and I haven't checked the main woot page today.

Was there also no BOC on the regular woot off, just in the happy hour?

{edit} just saw @theoneill555 mention the leopard print. still haven't found the coffee pot, can you tell?

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@duckcake: where did you see the stat about how many of each item was sold? Particularly that good ol BOC?

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Too late to edit my 6-min-ago post:

From the horse's mouth about BOC quantities, figuratively speaking of course ;)
http://www.google.com/buzz/102835918814187301689/YN4pdxdYeiV/snapster-Perkalicious11-previous-happyhour

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@perkalicious11: I caught a glimpse of it a little before it switched to the next item.
speed to 1st woot: 28 min 1. something seconds
first sucker: (i forgot, started with a G)
sell out time: 28 mins something... 54 seconds comes to mind.
item quantity: 2494

I don't know why i saw it at that number =\

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At the risk of sounding like a n00b, is there any benefit to ordering 1 x BOC vs. 3 x BOC? I was in such a hurry to click the "Place Order" button that I didn't even consider changing the quantity of my order, and now I'm worried I may have screwed myself.

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No BOC, but I do have three leopard print monkeys on the way!

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I didn't get one. :(

I knew about the happy hour, but I was COUNTING on it showing up on the third day of the woot-off.

Imagine my dismay when I checked woot! today and there were no flashing lights. :(

At least I took advantage of the shirt.woot deal. I have yet to pay full price for a shirt.

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@dweitzman: There is not quantity selection for the BOC. They are all automatically 3 for $1 each, or $3.

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@duckcake: I can confirm your eyes were working on spotting the ~2500ish number. I loaded it at 2432 I think - that total number includes orders that the system let into the queue in case people in front of them were declined. The system doesn't strictly regulate the number of people it allows into that pre-allocation queue; it is more a matter of how many people get through the final step of the order process before the system realizes it's sold out and the ordering door is shut. I refreshed it before the next item went live and it was correctly showing 1500.

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@dweitzman: from 2004-2008, you had to pick 3 at $1 each - so it's possible to find evidence of that being the way it works. It was fun to require that step for a while, but then more and more people were ordering 1 on purpose (saving a server crash reload chance) and then begging CS to upsize their order. We reluctantly had to set it at $3 for 3 and then turn off the ability to order 2/3 quantity.

note, this also means pre-2009 quantities of BOC were showing 3x because they showed units and not orders. 1500=4500 craps the old way.

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Someone has gone and started a discussion over on woot-proper.

http://www.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=3918639

I prefer our more intimate setting over here, though. I'm hoping that my Happy Hour BOC comes with a martini. Or at least some Buffalo wings.

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Also, I had written an explanation about how there is no longer a quantity selection during the checkout, then went to a meeting. I returned to find that the chief muckety-woot himself had deigned to address us plebeians directly. You guys rock.

(And I'm not just saying that in hopes that someone will 'accidentally' drop a Shun Pro II in my BOC.)

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@snapster: Whew, that's a relief. Thanks for the clarification!

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@snapster: I too was curious about why Woot changed the BoC quantity ordered. Thanks for the explanation!

Btw, I was lucky enough to snag the Happy Hours BoC and 3 x Leopard monkeys! Thanks Woot!

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Got my BOC today. Nothing really impressive, but not a bad haul. I got exactly three craps, which from my experience is unusual.

1 X Pinnacle Studio 12 nylon backpack/bag thingie

1 X small American Tourister camera bag

1 X foldable picnic basket

And a few bags of Texas air.

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@anotherhiggins: Hmmmm, sounds like you might be entitled to an extra item. It's my understanding, based on what I've seen in other BOC discussion threads, that you're supposed to receive 1 bag PLUS 3 craps. You seem to have only received 2 craps. It sounds like other people have had success with getting this resolved by e-mailing the woot gods, so I'd suggest giving that a try if you want your third item. Good luck!

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@dweitzman: Yeah, I just saw similar replies in my post in that other thread (http://www.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=3938160)*

I somehow never knew that. Thanks for the heads-up, I'll contact woot to see if I can get another crap.

*Attn staff: See how nice it is to be able to link directly to a particular post? Man, that would be spiffy over here in deals.woot.land.

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@theoneill555: Sorry, I just noticed your newest message yesterday.
Hopefully you have alerts set to email when someone @ mentions you.