questionsonly 300 boc, think this will be the first woot…

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Interesting. I didn't even notice it go by.

I wonder if it did not go out on the RSS feeds (I'm using mywoot.net to monitor the woot-off in the background).

That is interesting if they aren't sending the BoC's on the feeds... means that most of the bots and the like won't even know about them.

I think I like it (if I'm right), though it means the chances of getting one are so much smaller now.

Edit: also interesting that @theoneill555 answered this question before it was asked.

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Fancy... Guess I'll be watching twitter pretty closely today.

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If I remember correctly, last summer they only sold 2500 in a Woot-Off, then the last 500 on Moofi. Maybe just something to think about.

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Read the description of the BoC:

"Bag of Crap LXXI: Don’t get too attached
Here it is: your one and only chance to grab an elusive Bag of Crap! Or is it?!"

Sounds to me like there will be more to come.

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for april fools a few years back, they had 4 BOCs throughout the wootoff.

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Kudos to the new 'Crap Manager' for the new twist.
I dub thee "Hooflungpoo".

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Now I don't want to take credit for this idea, but I strictly remember back a couple weeks ago, @agingdragqueen was looking for ideas on how to make the BOC more interesting. I proposed the suggestion that instead of selling the bags all at once they could break them down and sell them periodically through the day. While I can't say for certain this was from my suggestion, I am still humbled that they are taking people's ideas to heart!

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I was thinking the same thing.

Maybe it was a little stress test for their fancy newly-updated servers? If so, I think the servers failed.

But only 300, and this early in the day. We already knew this, but Woot is clearly trying to shake things up after we had all fallen into a rut of "2- or 3-day wootoff, BOC around 5PM EST on the last day of the WootOff".

This is a brand new game, and will hopefully allow some different users a chance to grab the ever-elusive BOC.

As for this BOC, I got to the "Buy It" page on 2 different browsers, but neither made it through. :'-(

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So if servers turned on like planned last night, would have this been a 2 AM BoC?

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Here's hoping. Stupid work getting in the way again. :/ Got to the page, but no go on the purchase.

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I hope so. I stayed up a bit late last night wondering if they would start the wootoff gave up and went to bed. I wake up and it's half way through the BOC >.< I so missed it because I wasn't paying attention this early.

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Probably, I missed this first one by seconds it seems. I blame my co-worker for distracting me with meaningless conversation moments before the BOC went online.

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The beginning of the write-up for this one may be a clue:

"Ah, here it is! The Bag of Crap! A rare sight indeed! Well, actually, maybe not. You see, Bags of Crap are actually far more common than people give them credit for."

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Well, their new, fixed servers crashed as usual, but I must say that this BoC was the fastest I've managed to buy a BoC. I experienced almost no waiting around for pages to load; the pages just loaded and worked. I just happened to be one of the lucky few to get my order in before the servers crashed.

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@studerc: I promise you I sent the suggestions towards the way of the BOC Deciders, I hope it was all because of you! They may never admit it though...

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Actually I remember a woot-off several years ago where there were multiple BOCs. I believe it was 1500 x 3 = 4500 bags total in 3 separate appearances.

gty gty
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If you tried for the BAG, you might want to check your account info again.

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@agingdragqueen: Haha, well from what I've seen so far, people are already taking a liking to the "randomness" that has returned to the BOC world. I'm just glad to help out!

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Maybe a BOC on a home.woot or something?

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Even though I didn't score and didn't even get alerted to it, I like the fact that it was random.

Good job Woot!

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I'm betting yes. Breaking the BOCs into multiple sales keeps people watching their website. Previously, once the BOC was sold, I'm sure their number of hits dropped significantly.

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@firebirdude: Probably. I am just hoping they built some kind of feature in to prevent people from getting multiple BOC's with the same account.

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Said many times on here, but I figured I would chime in: IF there are more than 1 offering for BOCs (or is that B's oC?) it wouldn't be for the first time.

YAY for servers being fixed!

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I think I just got one. Well it took me to the order processing screen. I'm going to be really sad/mad if it didn't go through. Every time I miss it, I'm at work and it's impossible to get through, lol.

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And it didn't go through. I give up.

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@linuxtrance: I got to the confirmation screen, but now that's loading a blank page.. So maybe I'll get a confirmation email at some point today? Or more likely not. But guess I'll keep my fingers crossed

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So clooose. I got to the order page, but it glitched out like 5 times. Now its telling me it's sold out.

Today's my birthday. Of all days to win a BOC, this could not be a better one. Hopefully I'll have better luck next time

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Couldn't get my hands on the second one either! I'm on a stinking wired connection too! Made it to the first yellow button but server errors until sold out.

Anyone else get the code "no lines"?

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ARG! I even clicked on "buy it" this time, and nothing! I'm going to have a heart attack at this rate :(

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FYI - IF YOU ALREADY PURCHASED A BOC TODAY, YOU WILL GET THE "YOUR ACCOUNT HAS ALREADY PURCHASED THIS" MESSAGE, IF YOU TRY FOR A SECOND

No, it wasn't me. It was my mom, she got one of the first 300.

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"Your order number ####### for 1 Bag of Crap has been received by Woot on 3/22/2012"

OMG yes! My first one! I could cry! :'D

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"Your order is invalid (code: no lines)"

I got that, over and over. Not sure what lines I didn't have :-(

EDIT: But, I guess my persistence paid off... just got a receipt for a BOC!! Yay persistence!

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@kmeltzer: same. Every single time I see a boc (at least 20 times), I get to the order page and then get an error while ordering.

At this point, I doubt they even exist and people that report on getting them are just suffering from mass hysteria/delusion.

Edit: Well not the same, apparently, anymore. Congrats.

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@kmeltzer: Yeah I kept getting that message as well. I didn't get one though :(

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850 BOCs the second time around. I like woot mixing it up.

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Your order number ##### for 1 Bag of Crap has been received by Woot on 3/22/2012 and your credit card has been charged $8.00.

After five years.. and my first bandolier.. I could cry!

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It just isn't my day, the first bag popped up right as I was leaving to go to my psychologist appointment, and the second was up just now when I got home, missed both.

Too mean woot. :(

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@luvche21: I hit the confirmation page and didn't get it. I'm guessing this is due to the "awesome" servers Woot has

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Wow, just got back from lunch and reloaded the Woot site and saw the bag. I can not believe I actually landed one! WOW!

Thanks Woot!

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I was able to hit the "buy it" button multiple times, but I didn't get a confirmation page.
Could I have actually gotten it?
Anyone know?

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How many bags are sold per woot off? Only 1350 so far...

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@luvche21: You would get an email confirmation for the order. I got pretty far this time, but I don't have the email, so the quest continues!

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@luvche21:

Same thing happened to me. Usually you can just go to the My Account opage and you'll see it there.

However, this time, I had to wait about ten minutes and log out and back in to see it there.

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I still don't see it showing up. I got confirmation and everything...

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@luvche21: You will get a order confirmation like with any other purchase

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@tiamat114: At least you have something good to talk about at your next appointment!

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@luvche21: your numbers are a little off. As per the forum between BOC #1 and BOC #2, there is a total of 844.

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@packman711: When I got to the confirmation screen it said it would have to check the quantities available. So I'm guessing even if we made it to the confirmation screen it's still likely it's not going to go through.

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@linuxtrance: Webster's should list that under the definition of "lame"

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@theoneill555: ? Where are you seeing those numbers? I saw 300 + 850 = 1150 so far, unless they are changing? (edit: they did change the first one now says 844 sold..that's weird for a solid 15 minutes or so it said 300 earlier this morning...)