questionsdid you see amazon's new woot e-mail?

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75% off huh? Well, even the refurbished Wacom UCTH470 being sold today is refurbished at $49.99
http://www.woot.com/offers/wacom-bamboo-capture-pen-touch-tablet-1

You can get it from Amazon directly and brand new for $67.99:
http://www.amazon.com/Wacom-Bamboo-Capture-Tablet-CTH470/dp/B005HGBEZ2

That's only 26.4% off. You would be hard pressed to find anything that's at 75% off Amazon's prices here on woot even if comparing refurbished with new.

Suppose they can say UP TO and get away with any number. Why not say up to 99% off?

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Forgot to calculate differences in shipping. Woot = $5, Amaon = $0.

For the Wacom, that makes it a 19.2% discount from a refurbished to a new.

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@cengland0: 75% off retail prices, not Amazon prices.

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Amazon shipping isn't free for everyone by a long shot, and the assumption that it has the lowest price on anything is dicey too.

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@editorkid: Shipping is free for everyone if you only shop supersaver items and spend at least $25. You're right, though, assuming they have the lowest price would be a bad move. I shop around for absolutely everything - and they usually do have the low price. But I never assume.

As to the OP - that is interesting. I suppose it's just the next step toward dismantling WOOT's identity and integrating it into the whole.

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@mamajamerson: Before the Spouse and I bought Prime, there were frequent questions from one of us to the other: "I'm making an Amazon order -- anything you need? I need about $x.xx to get free shipping." Our wish lists always had available items.

As for dismantling, I fear you're correct.

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Woot is referred to as a corner but I wonder if up in Seattle they consider woot to be more like a frayed edge

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@dencowboy: Our corner is very new and shiny. We even have the best on-campus coffee shop in our building. (Suck it, Dawson.)