questionsare there any tricks or tips that you use to get…

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patients.
there are people who have been here for years that haven't gotten one yet

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I keep my CVV on my clipboard so I can paste in it when it pops (unless I have a coupon, which is longer then my CVV so I use that). I also keep firefox, chrome, and IE open at the same time in case one of them is being fussy. Each browser has its own monitor so I can see if any of them time out. As soon as they do, refresh it so that the current progress is not lost.

I generally can predict the BOC within 1-2 items, so I stay glued to my desk.

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@lichme: Good idea on the different browsers. I'll have to try that out.

@moosezilla: Indeed, coming up on 5 years now...

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I got my first BOC right at the beginning of this woot-off. I think I was lucky because there was not as many wooters that late at night. I also got into the one very early this morning, but could not purchase since I already got one this woot-off. I make sure I am always logged in,I have a good (one with money!) CC on file and I know my security code so no need to fumble for the card.

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I got my first BOC in the last woot-off with pure dumb luck, just happened to refresh the page just as it went up and got it.

This time around the late late night offerings have made it easier to get one, as they seem to last closer to a minute.

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I usually wait for it to pop up in wootwatcher on my phone, then refresh the page on my desktop browser. I always pay with Paypal so I only have to type in my Paypal password instead of credit info, which takes much less time. Then if it doesn't work, back button and try again. I've missed more than I've gotten this way, but I've gotten 4 so it works enough for me.

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I have a couple card tricks I use but they don't help in scoring a BOC. In fact I haven't even seen one in the last three woot-offs.

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I have one to my name in 7 years so I think my advice wouldn't be of much benefit. :(

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I gave up on bocs on the last soot off.
Thank the kindle fire for turning woot into soot...

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Anyone else found that even after the BOC shows on woot watcher, when you refresh your browser it does not come up with the BOC yet? Sometimes I have to refresh 5 - 6 times to get it up. My internet connection is 30Mbps so I know that's the not issue. I have seen this almost every time, by the time I can click on the i want it button it's gone.

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I've had good luck using the "auto-buy" feature on my favorite woot tracker (a lot of them have it, so I'm not naming names). It seems to me that the new multiple-small-batches regime combines favorably with the auto-buy; I've scored in two out of the last three woot-offs I think. You still have to be right there when the BOC comes up, and quick on your toes--both times I scored, I missed several chances before getting my order in on a later offering.