questionsdid anybody get a mystery package from woot?

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Oh, for heaven's sake, OPEN THE DARNED THING! I'M DYING OF CURIOSITY!

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Not that I know of (I'm visiting family and haven't gotten an email from my cat sitters that I've received a package, but I might have). But I am curious to know what's inside.

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A movers truck? Exactly how big is this box?

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I'm sorry if I'm sounding like Mr Obvious... but, did it have a mailing label with a return address from Woot? Or checked your purchase history to see if you ordered something and forgot about it?
Not being delivered by USPS, UPS or Fed-Ex would concern me. Or, maybe some some re-purposed a Woot box and re-gifted you a Fruit Cake for Christmas.

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Due to the number of packages being shipped over the holidays, my UPS guy is also in a rented truck. I think that is why you did not see a normal delivery truck.

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@lichme! It's a trap!

(If the box doesn't kill you, let us know what it is.)

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I didn't get a box. I'll just go sit in the corner and prepare my WAY BETTER Wootizen BOC exchange box. :)

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I looked, could not find a letter, so unsure if this came from @ColonelCrap or another Woot God, but thanks! Happy Holidays! Appears it was originally sent FedEx Home, and handed off. Box says it was 12 Lbs

Kelty Redwing 44 Cobalt Camping Backpack
Purple Velvety Stocking With "S" on it
2012 Woot Calendar
"?" Woot paper bag!
Reach Total Care Toothbrush - 2 pack
Weight Watchers Cook Book
Perfect Cereal Bowl
UltraZ license plate
Green woot! shirt Small (s)
Shirt.woot shirt (size 12)
The Legendary Bag of Crap Green woot! beverage coozie
Combination Stapler, Tape Dispensor, and Clock
Nook Cover
32x Texas Air which

Crappy Goodness

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It appears that @colonelcrap sent end-of-year BoCs to a handful of wooters to thank them for their work around the forums. :)

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@lichme: YES!! I got mine (pics to follow) with a really sweet letter from @ColonelCrap. It is the best BOC I've ever gotten. Made me feel really appreciated.

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Yes! @colonelcrap and/or Santa Woot minions left a package on my front porch. Floored. Was going to post picture when I stop being en route to family + have a chance to through it. Mine also had festive antler headgear the better to amuse nieces + nephews. Thanks for the box of cheer and other things that start with c.

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My Magical Surprise Crap:

Letter from @ColonelCrap
Sound ID six Bluetooth Heasdset
Jingle bell reindeer antlers
Legendary Bag of Crap coozie
2012 Woot! Calendar
Teva Mush flip flops (size women's 7)
2 pack toothbrushes
HDMI cable
Paper '?' bag
Flying monkey with WoooooOOOOOOooooot cape & mask
Kelty backpack
19 bags of Texas air
Jeep comfy cart & high chair cover
Shirts:
The Elemental Eatery (Anvil MXL)
Green 'Woot!' (AA WS)
Happy Birthday to Us Shirt.Woot (AA kid's 12)
United Tastes of America (AA MM)
AND!
A Screaming Monkey Shirt, with metallic ink on AA, Men's Medium - with instructions on how to make it a cape.

Thank you so much @colonelcrap! You made me a misty eyed.

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is this all black triangles? :D or just the extra special ones.......... congrats on the BOC :)

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That is so awesome!! :D

Congrats to those who got one! You guys really deserved it!

I'm not home for the holidays but I'm kind of wishing that I got a mystery box on my front door as well, but I know I'm not cool enough for one yet. :(

But that all said, Happy Holidays to everyone here at Woot!

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Nothing for me, but congratulations to those of you who received one! What fun! And what a terrific reward for being so active and helpful to the rest of us!

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@lichme: Nice :D - luckily I was out shopping so I got to see the opening without the suspense :).
Congrats though.. always cool to see there're still some folks around Woot HQ that care about the little people.

Now I gotta go finish ogling your crap.

[edit] @thumperchick, just saw you got one too - double congrats! @lichme if you decide you want to get rid of that Kelty backpack let me know :). Sames goes for you thumper, but I have a feeling you guys will be hanging on to yours.

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Cool! No box here but I like the concept.

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Oh and @lichme I think FedEx must own or have some kind of partnership with Budget Movers.. that happened to me last year around this time - I saw the moving van drive around the block a few times then back up to my house.. I thought I was getting robbed lol

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@lichme @thumperchick @lonelypond: The BOCs are a thank from Woot for your participation in the community and providing quality posts in the product threads. It is for the assistance you have given other wooters. Thank you for all you do.

This is not a Deals thing and has nothing to do with triangles.

@lichme: You might look through everything again. There should be a letter from the Colonel.

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@thunderthighs: Thanks so much for clarifying that! It is as I thought. A wonderful reward and recognition to those who participated 'above & beyond' on woot.com. Not related to deals, etc.

And where is that errant @cowboydann? Surely (not Shirley) he received an enormous BOC.

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I did not receive (nor did I merit) a Col Crap special BOC, but I'm delighted to know that some of our most prolific and helpful wootizens got that special little frisson that comes with an unexpected accolade!

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@gmwhit: I got one!! I got one!! Ill be back with pictures tomorrow

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@cowboydann: Of COURSE you did, my little chickadee! Well earned.

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Awwww... it's nice to see that Woot sends it's favorite deals.woot people what it no longer offers the community as a whole. How sweet, and kinda predictable.

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@kmeltzer: And you, kind sir, missed the message. These BOCs are NOT a reward to deals people; they are to those whose participation in woot.com (per TT post above: Quality posts in the product threads) was exemplary. Different, okay?

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@gmwhit: Whatever. A company sends things they apparently don't offer (to much chagrin to their regular visitors and customers) to their chosen few. That's the message of mine, which you missed.

Go brag about it on your special IRC channel, or something.

EDIT: I'll note that if BOCs were still an apparent possibility for everyone, or had been over the past few months, I wouldn't really care. But, c'mon. Almost a slap in the face.

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@thunderthighs: I checked everything, the stocking, the pages in the calendar, under the flaps in the box, even opened the pockets in the backpack etc, no sign of it. Still happy just to have gotten a BOC.

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@kmeltzer: I got your message; did not miss it at all. Personally, I'm not happy that woot doesn't offer BOCs as they used to. And yet...I do NOT begrudge those who get one through their efforts. Not a slap in the face to me. I didn't earn one. Will add that slaps might be due elsewhere.

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No, but mt Gordini mittens and gloves arrived today.

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Wicked awesome. I did not get one, but I did get some knives from Sport.woot and I am just as happy with those.. Dammit I just cut myself.

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15 minutes ago, the doorbell rang.

It was a big Woot box ...

(I'll open it after I'm done with dinner ...)

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I was not one of the chosen few but very happy for those who were. This was my first year of participation and have really enjoyed my time here.

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No box for me, but I'm happy for those that received one! I've seen your posts and enjoy them! I'm so happy for you guys! And, what a nice thing for woot to do to show their appreciation for your participation in the forums!

Does this mean I have to try harder next year? Oh wait, I'm not that ambitious anyway, lol!~

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Ah, jeez @lichme. Just smile and say cheese. ;-)

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@lichme: About a half a year ago I sent woot employees a bunch of crap. Like, 15 bags worth, They told me the unclaimed stuff and extras would be recycled into future bags of crap :3 You have a piece of my crap, so that should make the BOC extra special <3

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@lichme - do hope you are starting to feel a bit better.
It is lovely to see that Woot has not been completely hollowed out and can still recognize the awesome folks in Woot-land with their own blend of atta-boys/atta-girls.
For each of you who has come forward to share your surprise with us, I found myself saying - yeah, they sure were helpful when they did xyz.
Enjoy!

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Wow. That's so nice of Woot to have done this. And handwritten letters... just wow!

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I did! And I'm very grateful!!! Thanks @ColonelCrap. I'll continue to do my part, whatever it is you think I do. ;)

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Just posted my pictures :3 thanks a lot woot, and @colonelcrap. The gifts were all very nice :D nothing beats a handwritten letter though!

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Love the 2012 calendar, 8 more days of use! :P

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@lichme: that's weird about the letter, because I saw The Colonel hand writing one on his large oak desk. I only got a glimpse for a second, but I think it looked something like this:

Dear Loyal Participant,

Well, well, well. Escaped from that desert prison, did you, lichme? I always knew it'd never hold a so-and-so like you.

Of course, a man in your line of work understands, this letter never happened. Nor did this Briefcase of Currency. And if you don't see the briefcase, blame my delivery boy. He might not have understood what I was trying to send you.

Anyway, take whatever B.O.C. you find as payment for a job well done. What job, you ask? Ha ha ha! You're a smart one, lichme. Always playing it cool. I'll send for you when I need you. Keep up the good work on the forums.

Stand fast!
-Colonel Crap

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@kelomaki: At this time of year the major carriers rent trucks from places like Budget and Enterprise, and hire a lot of temps.

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Picture as promised. List of items would resemble the others, but it's a very cool hydration pack and a bonus sleeping bag put to use that night during the forgot to charge the pump holiday air mattress debacle of 2012. Thanks again @colonelcrap and woot! and shirtwoot! for a dose of wonder and cheer. It was much appreciated -- and impressed my pesky little brother a bit ; ) And if you mostly hang out on woot! proper, I mostly hang out on shirtwoot!, which may be why we haven't met. Merry Christmas!

And @thunderthighs: stop that pigeon ; )

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@lonelypond: Can you post a close-up of your letter or tell us what it says? We want to know.

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Ah, sorry for lack of completeness. As @thunderthighs requested, my letter, short, but no less sweet.