questionshow much are you worth to woot?

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@gmwhit: I understand completely. My $ purchases since 1/1/12 are >< 535, with 300+ being on one mattress purchase. I ♥ DW more. :)

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5.45 per day if you count my join date, $5.81 if you start from the date of my first purchase. And, I'm at 91 woots right now! Seriously, maybe I better stop spending so much here, that's just crazy!

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@jsimsace: Agree. Plus, there's the stark reality of how much you've spent. :-| Rather not face that reality. Am currently working on solving that problem. Meaning, I think a long time before I purchase anything. Research for cheaper prices, and make NO impulse buys. Not real difficult lately...not many bargains.

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Sorry, but I don't have the time or energy to add up 7+ years and 100+ woots. Then there is that dividing thingy thrown in too.

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Wow. Wish I hadn't looked.
Total woots - 94
Total cost - $1905.00
Days as a wooter - 700 (woot #1 was my join date)
Daily average since joining - $2.72/day

Annual breakdown -
2010 - $262.93 - $3.50/day (only 75 days)
2011 - $678.98 - $1.86/day
2012 - $963.09 - $3.70/day

@Gatzby - may I have a job so I can support my woot-habit?

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My first purchase was my join date and I've averaged about $5.37 per day for that time period. This wooting is expensive.

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Woot pays me to be here, so I must be worth something.

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You want me to do math? Well, the 24th of this month will be my 4 yr anniversary and I'm 5 woots away from 100. That's the most math I'm doing today.

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@mrgrogg: But just think of how much you've /saved/!

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Counting from my join date I've spent a measly $0.27/day but if I count from when my first purchase was made it takes a huge jump to $0.28/day. Just under $100/year is going to woot.Take out the one $200 purchase (next closest is $50) and it falls by 10 cents a day.
Despite a recent (compared to the average) purchase spree it's hard to overcome 2132 days.

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they don't even know who i am!

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I went ahead and totaled it up.

In the 179 days I've been a member, I've spent $1063.48. That's works out to $5.94 a day.

And that doesn't count what I've spent on community-sourced deals.

Sheesh. I may be more addicted than I thought.

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@gatzby: Why thank you, gatzby! My world is already filled w/sunshine. No darkness around me...except at night, of course. Do appreciate your generosity, though. And I...errmmm....like you all, too. ;-)

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@gmwhit: We're taking away your The Cure records and getting you some sunshine. The world isn't so dark and we love you!

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Technically, Woot is a non-profit entity that only exists to oversee the production and distribution of BOCs. At least that's what the flying monkey overlord told me, so it must be true.

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@thunderthighs: I think @gatzby has us on a rotating schedule of headache causing. However I don't know what it is, so I just presume I have a certain quota per week.

As always, and with many things, I am sure I fail entirely half the time at this.

...must try harder...

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@neuropsychosocial: Nah, that translates into lashes. We're a paperless office.

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@thunderthighs: :-D Pondering whether that statement only about you? Or did it extend to what he thinks all members are worth? (@gatzby: That's a rhetorical question - the ironical truth is in there somewhere.)

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@gatzby: @thunderthighs makes me smile or laugh at least five times per week; is that written up as demerits and put in her permanent file?

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$27,656.04 this week.

But probably not really.

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@thunderthighs: That's not true. You're worth AT LEAST three headaches a week!

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Alas, there is a price on the customers ... and the bean counters do take that into consideration when choices and changes are made. For example, take the (new) shirts. They very well knew that by switching over, they'd royally piss off many loyal customers ... but to their own bottom line, it was great because with the price increase and the cheaper blanks (both in quality and price), they're still making more despite selling less. Meanwhile, the artists who suffer because there are much fewer sales.

And following up on @thunderthighs' comment about @gatzby, it's us, the customers, who in turn lets you afford more tattoos. I take it you have the shirt too?

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Im worth about .08 cents a day been here since march of 2006 since ive been a college student most of that time makes sense ive only bought about 200 worth of stuff but i do agree that wooters have way more to offer than just dollars and cents woot is a community first and foremost.

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@gideonfrost: Dammit monster, I ain't giving you no treefiddy!

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Since August 12th 2009, I've spent an average of $1.547/day on Woot sites.

It doesn't sound so bad when you say it that way!

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I've SEEN a couple BOC but never fast enough to get one. :( Been trying for almost 4 years. booooo ;)

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Not a darn thing if you listen to my boss. =P @gatzby

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@cengland0: You're focusing on calculating the profit for the company, but it is a very common and accepted practice, especially among internet and telco companies that charge for services or subscriptions, to calculate revenue and/or margin per user as a way to determine the value of the user base. The entire value of the user base is then used as an input to the valuation of the company (at which point all the costs that you named become more relevant).

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You're all priceless to me. :D

(Aww.)

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Is there a page that has the purchases already totaled up or do I have to do all 24 pages myself?

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I am worth one black triangle and one green square.

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@gideonfrost: is that '3 fiddy' or 'tree fiddy'?

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Just using the OP's formula I am worth $1.72 per day since March 27th 2008.

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Roughly 2897 days. Don't know how much money but it probably doesn't come out to 50 cents a day. No wonder I’ve never got a bag of crap.

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@cengland0:
7. Plus the value from any referrals they get from you buying deals on deals.woot
8. Plus the intrinsic value to Amazon of a large user base that they can occasionally reroute to their main page

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I have not seen a BOC in almost 2 years, so I guess not that much

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Apparently, I'm not even worth a $5 coupon to Woot.

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I would like to think I am worth more then what I spent.

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That wouldn't be an accurate dollar amount. If Woot sells you something for $100, that doesn't mean you're worth $100 to Woot. Remember, they have to buy the merchandise at wholesale and then sell it to you at retail.

You are worth:
1. The difference between Retail and Wholesale.
2. Less the fixed costs like the price of the warehouse.
3. Plus or Minus the difference in shipping
4. Less the variable costs like packaging and employees to pull the merchandise
5. Less the costs to run the website including the moderators for deals.woot.
6. Less the salary of the CEO, Executives, and all the other support staff.

At the end of the day, we probably all owe Woot a lot of money so I don't want to admit how much that could be as it's probably more than I can afford right now :)