questionsi realize it's not even live yet, but is local…

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I was entertained long enough to see what and how to change my reputation. Once I'd figured out what had an effect, and what didn't, I just couldn't stay interested. I don't think I'm the target audience anyway, but it really didn't hold my interest.

Is it live? Who could say?

Of course, you've asked this on Saturday, and headed into the evening, when most staff folks are not really around, and even many of the Deals regulars go off to other things.

HTH. HAND. TTFN.

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So far, there is no place anywhere near me...and probably won't be. So, no, I have no interest.

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Same here. There are no cities anywhere near michigan, but I looked at one of the other cities. "eh" was my reaction. Not as great as any of the current sites (yet)

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Is this not like the groupon site? And many others that cater to a specific location? I do not understand why woot would enter this 'local' field after so many others. I don't get it. Pretty much not interested.

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@gmwhit: Exactly what I was thinking...Groupon, et al, have such a head start on this, why go there?

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Don't call Time Of Death yet. I think Woot has the savvy, to be a player in this sort of market. But, it largely matters where you live. I think your area will become relevant rather quickly. But my closest big city is an hour away, so the sorts of coupons these sites have in my market, are not worth driving 2 hours round trip, for the savings (often dental services, or medium priced dinners). Or else they are for things that are outside my budget, like super extravagant vacations, and Bentley rentals . (not kidding, a recent groupon was something like that, did I mention the nearest big town was very upscale?)

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@pickypickypicky: I live in a relevant city. I don't understand (I know I'm repeating myself) why woot is entering this 'local' field after the fact. They're more innovative, not followers after it's been done many times. meh.

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@gmwhit: Why? I can't even figure out my husband.. but I digress. Perhaps because the Amazon overlords told them to. I sometimes wonder if Amazon uses it acquired companies to test the water on things, in a less overt way. It seems as if this market is over-saturated, certainly. I think the timing is less than ideal too. But, Woot does seem to have what it takes to keep me coming back here, so perhaps they will add a unique twist, that turns them into THE site to turn to. I did not mean to imply that they were guaranteed success though, I think it will be an uphill battle to get a portion of the market. But Woot is like a friend, and since they seem committed to this, I wish them well. Kind of like when a friend makes a questionable matrimonial decision. So yes, Woot just had a Vegas wedding, maybe to a stripper, but it might just be a funny story they tell at their silver anniversary.

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@gmwhit: Yep. I live right in Seattle, I don't even find things I want to vote up much less actually buy. That's besides the fact that I already have subs to Groupon and Livingsocial, who supply a large portion of the deals posted to local.woot (at least in Seattle).

There have been a couple of cool things to do type deal rather than restaurants, I'd like to see more of that. But it could just be me since I never was really into the "Pay $15 now and get $25 to spend at XX restaurant!", and that's what well over half of the deals are.

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@pickypickypicky: Agree to a point. Still feel it's too little, too late. Also love woot, et al. IMO, what they have done to date is very different than running in this race. Do not think Zon tells woot what to do or not do. Still meh.

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@meh3884: LOL at your name! Was going to say meh, but it loses it's impact w/you. Yet again, I do not understand why woot is entering a field already saturated. (whispering meh.)

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i personally think its a damn fine idea. i come to woot for deals, and haven't really ventured into the local deals territory such as groupon or livingsocial. if i have one outlet that aggregates all of these deals unique to the area i live in into one easy to consume portal i will visit it regularly and i'll be more likely to buy the deals advertised. that said, they don't have a houston area site but it's inevitable. @snapster: expand already, would ya?

real talk; not sucking up.

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i have been checking it out, there are some things on the site that are good deals, but it is groupon with yelp mixed in. it may be a dud

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@jsimsace: I'm with you. Even on the larger sites, the closest "deals" for my area are an hour away. So I'll admit, I have no interest either.

Edit: Also, didn't Google just start doing the exact same thing as local.woot? Google's deals too are very limited at the moment, but I'm sure it will expand.

Edit 2: Yes, here it is, Google Offers Beta - https://www.google.com/offers/home?utm_source=HA&utm_medium=ha_sem_bk&utm_campaign=en-US_T&utm_term={keyword}#!details/9c56fed1d3b58fb3/DDMLAGSSSNWGA7BW

It's not the same exact thing, but it is another local deal a day site.

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I don't belong to any of the other deal sites and I probably wouldn't find many deals of interest to me but I do think I would trust fellow wooters and their opinions of places/deals more than I would the opinions of some unknown group of people running a coupon site.

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Until it goes live I'm not sure. We shall see

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There was an article in the business section of my local nearest big city paper last week that Groupon et al are not doing well and the projections don't look that good. Evidently, people will buy the 1/2 price massage or dinner or whatever, but it does not mean that they will return to the vendor. Thus vendors are unhappy and may choose to not offer the deals. If the vendors are unhappy, then groupon will not be able to generate the deals. And round and round it goes - where it stops, who knows. I hope it is successful, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.

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I like the possible social side that Groupon and others have not tapped into very much. You could meet other local Wooters at area restaurants or events. I think that would be fun!

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@gmwhit: I like the concept since it's not just like a groupon site... it is all of the groupon ans living social sites put together... but for me none of the cities are near me so I have no interest for the time being

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i kinda like the local.woot idea. Instead of checking 12 or so local deal sites, you just check one. And you can switch from city to city. Thats like checking 50+ different webpages in a few simpler pages at a quick glance.

I'm not in one of the test cities now, but i am traveling to NY soon, so the NY local.woot is what i've been checking out to see if i can snag a deal while I'm up there. I dont want to subscribe to 12 or so different NY deal sites (which many require you to do to view the deal) but i do want to know if there is anything worth checking out.