questionswho owns/runs woot!?

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we do not ask and they let us live. this was the agreement.

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(amazon owns woot, but woot runs itself as far as i know)

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You would be correct, Amazon does. Go to this website http://www.amazon.com and scroll alllllllllllllllllllll the way down, keep going, almost there, ah-finally! You see a list of amazon services and then you'll see:
Woot
Never Gonna
Give You Up

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@carl669: hahaha, woot runs itself, that's a good one.

It is very clear that Amazon has it's hand so far up Woot's rear end, that woot is more of a puppet now than anything else...

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@studerc: a monkey puppet. And with a hand up its backside, it's most definitely a screaming monkey.

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Wonderful! Thanks fellow Wooters for confirming this. I am not really surprised and don't care either way. I am a fan of Amazon.com so it's cool with me. I guess i will 'keep scrolling, scrolling and scrolling...." next time to find my answers. I failed in doing my own 'due diligence'. Haha.

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If you don't believe what Amazon has on their page, if you go to the woot FAQ and scroll to the VERY bottom of the faq list you will see this -

Is it true that Woot is a subsidiary of Amazon?
Usually it's a good rule to never believe what you hear from a rapping monkey puppet. But in this case, yes, Woot is an independent subsidiary of Amazon. No, we don't get an Amazon discount. So stop asking, Mom.

But if you want to hear it straight from the monkey's mouth -

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Yes Amazon owns Woot. While they are an independent subsidiary since snapster left their CEO is from Amazon so they are much more connected then at the time of acquisition.

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I thought the inmates were running the asylum.....

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A better question is who own the Chiefs?

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@theoneill555: Hahahaha - from the video, "same woot! site, same woot! experience."

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I always thought it was the Illuminati. Think about it, it actually makes sense. The Illuminati wants a robot vacuum in every home, that's phase one. Phase two is the LeakFrog. Phase three...oh, you don't wanna know phase three, believe me.

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@stile99: Oh, LeakFrogs... One of the woot-off items that we could always count on. Amazon stole their souls, too, I'm afraid.

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The Government.

BOC? awfully close to CIA if you ask me.

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Despite still being here, I'm not the woot fan I once was.

Despite avoiding Amazon for years, I now happily spend more on Amazon in any given month than I do here in a year.

Sometimes I don't get the Amazon hate. Woot needs more Amazon. Give prime members free shipping. Let us log on with Amazon accounts. Take Amazon payments. When you show a product a second time, include verified buyer reviews from the last time.

And I don't think Woot should BECOME Amazon. But there are problems that are not Amazon's fault that need to be addressed. If you can print any shirt at any time, you can offer the old, better shirts for a couple bucks more. You can do some due diligence so down the road some poor b-tard like me doesn't spend $75 for a trunk here on woot, only to find out it really was the same trunk Wally has down the road for half that.

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You can decide, instead of offering the SAME product or brand over and over and over as daily deals, to just give them a new plus shop for a few days every month or so and rotate through a larger VARIETY of daily deals on the main pages.

You can re-develop the community you already HAVE on deals and the other sites instead of PinTwitBooking us to death.

You're an Amazon business. You want to bring in a boatload of new customers? When there's a Woot-off, why isn't that mentioned in blinking red HTML 1.0 text on the Amazon home page right next to Today's Deals where a bazillion targeted customers are already looking to spend money?

Get it together, Woot. It's not Amazon.

/soapbox

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Today I bought three things off of the woot.com web site. When I went through the checkout process I was shocked to see that Woot had added Massachusetts sales tax to my total. That led me to believe that maybe Woot was owned by Amazon because Amazon.com started collecting sales tax on Friday, November 1, 2013... Bummer... End of an era...