questionsdid anyone else notice the long woot-outage?

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Humm. Really want to know what is going on. Some possibilities:

1) Another Amazon EC2 problem
2) Mortimer decided that overclocking the servers was a good idea.
3) Woot staff attempting to start their Thanksgiving holiday early.

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@inkycatz: Everything is good, thanks for checking. I have purchased some other things and was not charged for shipping. I can say this much... somebody is getting a Blu Ray player for Christmas!

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@tarasadies: It is most definitely a glitch caused by this morning's outage, and we're sorry about that. This unusual quirk of nature should affect those of us that bought something early this morning, but not those for those whose initial orders were after 10am. It is just the little "free shipping" icon that is missing, but I have been informed that everyone is getting charged the right amount of shipping for each order. So really, things should be fine.

In the strange event this is not the case, support@woot.com will fix you up.

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@tarasadies: "I am buying other people stuff they don't need."
Yup, that pretty much sums it up. Thanks for the funny!

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@inkycatz: Easy for you to say. But that is $5 I could be using to feed my family. Or buying more Woot stuff I don't need. Probably the latter, we could all stand to lose a few pounds.

Thanks for the email address.

Just for clarification, everything I have bought this Wootoff has been for someone else, so ignore the "stuff I don't need" comment. I am buying other people stuff they don't need. I love playing Santa...

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@lumpthar: Yeah, no. Didn't notice at all. Status quo as far as I could tell.

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@tarasadies: I have totally filed a trouble ticket on this one, don't worry.

And if you are worried because seriously, I would - if you buy something for the rest of today and the shipping gets all monkeypantsed up, contact support@woot.com and politely say "Yo, please return my 5bux." :)

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Whatever happened, it affected my free shipping for the day. I have bought several items, but now Woot wants to charge me another $5 for shipping....

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@inkycatz: It's been soooo long since you've had them hat it would be better tnen a BOC (ducking in fright now)

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@j5: The servers were down for 20-30 minutes and have been flaky since.

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No, did something happen?

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Yes, I did notice! I was going to order a shirt during the sale but couldn't keep a page up without getting the server error - big fail :(

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@gigi889: As far as I know the caramels have no nuts in them...
@lumpthar: I didn't see it so I'm going to pretend it didn't happen!

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@inkycatz: There were almost two, but I tased the second one of mine once I realized the first one actually got posted. The whole Server Error thing makes it hard to tell what you've done.

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I thought maybe the sea salt caramels were on and everyone was going nuts.

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Maybe there is a run on the "Defender Wireless Driveway Alert System". Everybody and their brother must want one.

Judging by the amount of time left for said Alert System (2:13:09 and counting), if that were the case, then Woot must have bought about 250 million of them.

Keep Mortimer away from the P-Card

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I'm terribly impressed there's only one thread about this. :) (Well done community!)

Yeah, they're pretty much all over this. Feel free to keep up with the speculation of what happened! :D

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@lumpthar: I don't know, but I bet it involves monkeys all over the place. I personally would like to welcome our new monkey Woot overlords.

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It makes me wonder what's going on behind the scenes.
A mad rush of people plugging laptops into servers?
One guy spraying Mountain Dew all over the screen once he realizes that the dookie hit the fan?
A monkey yanking cords out of the wall willy-nilly?

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Mine is still hit or miss.

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Indeed. I guess the standard shirt detour just wasn't enough...

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I was thinking surprise BOC at first. Alas, no.