questionswhere do you go to find out about deals that woot…

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I don't think they approve of chat about other deal sites...I may be wrong though. We'll find out soon.

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@jsimsace: That is a very fine line but you are ultimately correct. We are friendly but we are competitors.

All told.

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Uh-oh, @jumbowoot sees all! It's kind of a quandary because you don't want to advertise for competitors who might offer the same type of product as you, but your self-imposed rules may force users to seek out competing deal sites that offer a more complete picture of the deal-o-verse. In the spirit of competition, an online retailer having its own external deals site is a little odd to begin with. Seems like the whole thing is a fine line.

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Basically anything really dangerous or NSFW (other than lingerie). Mystery things are a no-no and any less than trustworthy sites tend to be disallowed.

It's sort of one of those learn-as-you-go-along thing, to an extent. The FAQ might help some.

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@thedogma: Could you add links on that FAQ document to other deal sites that might have the prohibited items? Of course...then you probably wouldn't be allowed to promote that FAQ...

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@bsmith1: I would, but I don't actually have access to editing the FAQ.

@jsimsace: There's definitely a fine line on that one. Any time someone asks "Have you had experience with [website]?" it seems to be okay. I'd guess the line hinges on whether the thread is more informational or if it's primary purpose is advertising.

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@mybestuser1: Only thing I found there was an ad for the new chicken wrap at Mcdonalds...not quite the deal I was looking for.

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@bsmith1: Oh I am sorry, I thought there was a highly informative you-tube video but sometimes they add advertising.

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@thedogma: Unless "have you heard of" or "used (site)" refers to a site that practices subscription boxes.

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@xarous: I saw that, and had a gut feeling that it would disappear. Too much resemblance to a BOC. I think the biggest competitor in this thread would be SD, if you know what I mean. And I know that you do. ;)

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just don't post the free Maker's Mark Club membership, it won't last 5 mins....

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@mkentosh: They sent me really funny gift boxes to use last xmas! Their marketing strategy worked, because I bought 2 bottles just so I could give the funny boxes.

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Of course, if you know what you are looking for the answer is simple : google. Of course you may have to scour a few sites from there, but you are bound to run into a deal from somewhere.

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Why not simply Google or otherwise search for whatever it is you want but can't find on woot? Maybe there's some between-the-lines innuendo to this question that I'm not picking up on, but unless whatever you're referring to is incredibly illegal I can't imagine that you couldn't find it by searching. The universe of online deals doesn't begin and end at Woot.

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@ceagee: Right, but I trust the opinion of fellow wooters more so than random google hits. Trial and error would take me awhile to find one I liked. Referrals would speed the process.

@jsimsace and @thumperchick: I catch your drift. Thanks.

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@starblind: When I google the search results seem to be heavily filtered even though I don't use safe search.

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@jsimsace: I have found myself frequenting fore mentioned site more then DW and also buying more 5:1 ratio or more. I have even been buying more from smaller sites which was not the case at this time last year. The last thing I bought from a woot! sponsored site was 4 months ago.

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Craigslist, under "Services" and then "therapeutic"

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@thumperchick: That reply is the stuff that keeps me around. You're so punny!

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Slick deals is an assault on the senses. I love the simplicity, cleanliness, and spacing and the pics really are helpful. That said, I'll be hitting up the competition because all of the things I just described aren't the point. I want deals and woot just hasn't been providing them.

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Somehow I missed saying that I loved the aforementioned about deals.woot. I was trying to compare the two. Oh well.

Fyi, for the few people who may see this and not get it, the comments above that actually referenced anything that could help a person find a deal, they are talking about slickdeals.

I haven't used anything but deals since it went public. Until about 8 months ago when I began using a feed reader on Amazon book deals. And today when I start using sd.

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@mkentosh: I've been an Ambassador for over 10 years now. Found it on Somethingawful in 2003. Not a deals site.

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@thepenrod: I find Slickdeals helpful in finding things, but the other deal site we'll call FW is full of troglodytes who post deals only to ruin them for everyone else by taking and grabbing as many as they can so only 10 people can get the deal rather than a group of shared individuals.

I literally find that site deplorable.

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This is a sales site that I would not recommend but that I have used to find hard to find deals or merchandise. The name is ioffer and unless you are desperate you should avoid this site because the prices are often high and the sellers are often of very questionable reputation. Lots of Chinese dealers selling directly and the merchandise is very questionable. This is where you find deals that Ebay or Amazon will not allow. Please note I did not include a link to the site.