questionshow long will an item stay listed during a woot…


I see some orange flashing lights on the main page — what do they mean?

No, you aren't seeing a side effect from your allergy medication. You have found a Woot-Off, a short term frenzied mutation of our product posting procedure. In Woot-Off mode, a new product is launched immediately after the sellout of the previous deal. There is a half-Woot-life of 12 hours maximum on any product within a Woot-Off that does not sell out. The number of Woot-Off items, sequence and quantity will not be announced. When Woot-Off mode is over, the orange lights will disappear and our normal schedule will resume. Depending on its success, this may be a mode we would go into once or twice a month for a relatively short duration of time (24-72 hours generally).


@lichme: Thank you. I would have thought it would be much less than 12 hours.


@lichme: But the conspiracy theorist in me says they have phantom buyers to sell items and bring them back if they are selling extremely bad.


I wonder how many products have expired from the half life maximum...

Sure seen some roombas that took forever to disappear.


@auzroz: I don't recall an item ever reaching the 12 hour point. I don't even think one made it to 6 hours, but if one did somebody will correct me.


@wilfbrim: Oh, trust me, in the early woot-off's items definitely hit the 12 hour time limit. Don't remember any specific examples.


I have seen items taken down during a woot-off when NONE were sold in 30 minutes or so.


I have a feeling these dumbbells on sport.woot are about to test the "how long can you go" theory...