WootBot


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Time again for another march toward t-shirt doom! Discuss this week's life-or-death struggle for sales supremacy as chronicled on the Reckoning page all week long.

Here's how the Reckoning week runs now: every Tuesday at midnight, we retire the previous week's lowest-selling shirts and launch this here discussion thread. Tuesday around noon we'll post the all-new, all-early Reckoning Recon. On Friday, we'll juice demand and prime the pump with a little weekend reminder post. Finally, on the following Monday, the Day of Reckoning post sounds the last call for the Reckoned shirts. All of those posts will be linked below. Monday night (or Tuesday morning), it starts all over again. The Reckoning, she is a hungry beast...




Narfcake


quality posts: 272 Private Messages Narfcake

Baseline numbers for this week, and you may as well buy whichever shirts you like now while they're still made in the USA.

Legend: (Baseline rank) Shirt Name - baseline sales numbers.
(1) Lucky at last - 6004
(2) Shhhhhhh - 9004
(3) Family Portrait - 3855
(4) Lifetime Achievement Award - 3859
(5) Family Breakfast - 13102
(6) Playing Koi - 3567
(7) Nyan's Dream - 2921
(8) Hey! Listen! - 2964
(9) The Binge - 55841
(10) Elements of Life - 2280
(11) Blending In - 1872
(12) Code of Arms - 4805
(13) Hold Still Guys! - 3266
(14) Motivation - 5877
(15) We’re more than famous! - 4536
(16) Acquired Taste - 21632
(17) Makin’ Bread - 8393
(18) Schrödinger’s Equation - 7674
(19) They See Me Rollin' - 4227
(20) Nevermore - 46391
(21) Unstealthiest Ninja II: The Unstealthening - 5597
(22) Blossom - 2030
(23) Going to a Cheesier Place - 1940
(24) The Pen and The Sword - 2044
(25) The Artist - 2031
(26) Force Equation - 2076
(27) Best Friends Forever - 1534
(91) A Superbotanical Study - 1244

Daily Sales Rates are for informational purposes only and are not 100% accurate.
1. Lucky at last - Approx. 212.46 real time DSR; 55.89 Woot-based DSR
2. Shhhhhhh - Approx. 72.53 real time DSR; 54.39 Woot-based DSR
3. Family Portrait - Approx. 57.37 real time DSR; 33.03 Woot-based DSR
4. Lifetime Achievement Award - Approx. 38.91 real time DSR; 29.18 Woot-based DSR
5. Family Breakfast - Approx. 32.43 real time DSR; 24.32 Woot-based DSR
6. Playing Koi - Approx. 31.7 real time DSR; 22.26 Woot-based DSR
7. Nyan's Dream - Approx. 126.06 real time DSR; 22.24 Woot-based DSR
8. Hey! Listen! - Approx. 52.67 real time DSR; 20.61 Woot-based DSR
9. The Binge - Approx. 24.14 real time DSR; 18.11 Woot-based DSR
10. Elements of Life - Approx. 26.07 real time DSR; 17.96 Woot-based DSR
11. Blending In - Approx. 34 real time DSR; 17.59 Woot-based DSR
12. Code of Arms - Approx. 23.14 real time DSR; 17.36 Woot-based DSR
13. Hold Still Guys! - Approx. 23.1 real time DSR; 17.32 Woot-based DSR
14. Motivation - Approx. 22.67 real time DSR; 17 Woot-based DSR
15. We’re more than famous! - Approx. 22.38 real time DSR; 16.79 Woot-based DSR
16. Acquired Taste - Approx. 22.05 real time DSR; 16.54 Woot-based DSR
17. Makin’ Bread - Approx. 22.1 real time DSR; 16.57 Woot-based DSR
18. Schrödinger’s Equation - Approx. 21.86 real time DSR; 16.39 Woot-based DSR
19. They See Me Rollin' - Approx. 21.71 real time DSR; 16.29 Woot-based DSR
20. Nevermore - Approx. 21.19 real time DSR; 15.89 Woot-based DSR
21. Unstealthiest Ninja II: The Unstealthening - Approx. 20.81 real time DSR; 15.61 Woot-based DSR
22. Blossom - Approx. 22.83 real time DSR; 15.4 Woot-based DSR
23. Going to a Cheesier Place - Approx. 25.88 real time DSR; 14.19 Woot-based DSR
24. The Pen and The Sword - Approx. 32.55 real time DSR; 14.32 Woot-based DSR
25. The Artist - Approx. 204.28 real time DSR; 13.6 Woot-based DSR
26. Force Equation - Approx. 31.43 real time DSR; 10.48 Woot-based DSR
27. Best Friends Forever - Approx. 14.46 real time DSR; 6.96 Woot-based DSR


... and an update to the favorites list, as we've had a few reckoned in recent weeks. I bought the last one in all three cases.

The list of the shirt.woot favorites, aka those that sold more than 8000. (*) Denotes total sales, inclusive of other items sold during a special selling event.
1. The Binge - At last check, 55841 (* - 57159)
2. Nevermore - At last check, 46391 (* - 49778)
3. It Came Out Of Nowhere - 143 weeks, Sold 37647
4. Imposter - 111 weeks, Sold 25610
5. Some Motivation Required - 86 weeks, Sold 23291 (* - 24329)
6. Acquired Taste - At last check, 21632 (* - 21910)
7. The Cheese is a Liederkranz - 33 weeks, Sold 20667 (* - 20796)
8. The Epic Begins - 83 weeks, Sold 18747
9. Donut Panic! - 81 weeks, Sold 17508
10. School - 47 weeks, Sold 15090 (* - 15437)
11. Music is Life - 70 weeks, Sold 14684
12. Unstealthiest Ninja - 49 weeks, Sold 14495 (* - 14713)
13. Think of the Children - 37 weeks, Sold 13681 (* - 14036)
14. Family Breakfast - At last check, 13102
15. Kitchen Warfare - 19 weeks, Sold 12802 (* - 15293)
16. Fresh Cake - 41 weeks, Sold 12705
17. It's A Trap - 21 weeks, Sold 12018
18. The Dark Knight - 6 weeks, Sold 11809
19. Pandamonium - 28 weeks, Sold 11649
20. Run Away! Run Away! - 13 weeks, Sold 11052 (* - 11167)
21. Questionable Table of Elements - 18 weeks, Sold 10702 (* - 10857)
22. Reflections on Pi - 22 weeks, Sold 10649 (* - 11139)
23. The Cake is a Liar - 97 weeks, Sold 10486
24. Chucknorium - 13 weeks, Sold 9949 (* - 10294)
25. He’ll Probably Be Okay - 13 weeks, Sold 9906 (* - 10086)
26. Fat Unicorn - 71 weeks, Sold 9696
27. 5 Second Rule - 19 weeks, Sold 9513
28. You Have to Try This Guys - 49 weeks, Sold 9492
29. By Your Powers Combined! - 17 weeks, Sold 9321
30. Shhhhhhh - At last check, 9004
31. Meh - 16 weeks, Sold 8901
32. Grim Optimism - 49 weeks, Sold 8682
33. Four Little Ponies of the Apocalypse - 18 weeks, Sold 8662 (* - 9105)
34. The Apathy Coalition - 28 weeks, Sold 8574 (* - 8851)
35. Squeeze - 20 weeks, Sold 8556
36. Makin' Bread - At last check, 8393 (* - 8504)
37. Knock, Knock - 13 weeks, Sold 8284 (* - 8401)
38. The Black Hole - 16 weeks, Sold 8163
39. In the Library With the Wrench - 14 weeks, Sold 8101 (* - 8226)
40. Four Classmates - 10 weeks, Sold 8064

TheGolux


quality posts: 6 Private Messages TheGolux

This is the saddest Reckoning that I have ever seen.

spiderweb1986


quality posts: 3 Private Messages spiderweb1986

The ONE WEEK I miss the Reckoning and "It Came Out of Nowhere" goes.

Admittedly, I couldn't afford it right now anyway because being unemployed doesn't leave much in the budget for $15 t-shirts, but...I'm seriously bummed that I missed that one now that I've finally seen enough Doctor Who to appreciate it.

(I'm fully aware that this is my fault, but still...damn it.)

polluxoil


quality posts: 33 Private Messages polluxoil

You know, I never thought I'd see the day where a ramy shirt was at the bottom of a reckoning. What a strong week last week was.

rockymike


quality posts: 15 Private Messages rockymike

So if Nevermore falls this week that means that The Binge will pretty much dominate the Hamper of Fame until the end of time.

The next one in line is Acquired Taste (a full 75 weeks behind) and it's poised for death any week now. It's going to feel like a brand new Woot before too long.

I was going to make the comment earlier in the evening that Woot was probably scrambling to find a new glow-in-the-dark shirt now that Run Away! is gone – and boy I wish I had posted that. It would have been a spot-on prediction.

Yeah, so there's that...

PixelPants


quality posts: 67 Private Messages PixelPants
TheGolux wrote:This is the saddest Reckoning that I have ever seen.


This is one of the most exciting Reckonings I've ever seen.
Definitely been looking forward to this shake-up.

sunaness


quality posts: 19 Private Messages sunaness

Sweet, woot-off in time for me to buy Blossom before it possibly goes~

quabaq


quality posts: 4 Private Messages quabaq
polluxoil wrote:You know, I never thought I'd see the day where a ramy shirt was at the bottom of a reckoning. What a strong week last week was.



It's ramyb at the top and at the bottom. It's like a ramyb sandwich... with some ramyb in the middle.

surfdad


quality posts: 10 Private Messages surfdad
quabaq wrote:It's ramyb at the top and at the bottom. It's like a ramyb sandwich... with some ramyb in the middle.



And on the buy side too, #6007 of "lucky at last"... ramy's so good, even he digs his own stuff!

bluejester


quality posts: 550 Private Messages bluejester

Some one grab an ocarina an send us back three days so we can stop "It Came Out of Nowhere from being reckoned!!!

missmelis


quality posts: 20 Private Messages missmelis

Good lord. Where am I going to scrounge up the cash to buy all the shirts I want from the Reckoning before they start switching those to the new, untested, not-made-in-the-USA, cheaper-for-woot-but-not-for-us blanks, too?

The goodness of the true pun is in the direct ratio of its intolerability. - Edgar Allan Poe

Alas, poor shirt.woot. I knew it well...

Narfcake


quality posts: 272 Private Messages Narfcake
surfdad wrote:And on the buy side too, #6007 of "lucky at last"... ramy's so good, even he digs his own stuff!


That's probably his orders for the artist's comps.

fidelitate


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So, I'm new to this Woot-Off stuff. Is the discount on the reckoning shirts already active or is there some indicator to see when the discount hour is on?
Thanks for answering

mannyrio


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mannyrio

One of the legends fell. Let's see if Nevermore runs the same fate.

Manny...

haxrfun


quality posts: 0 Private Messages haxrfun

Building on an idea I heard last week, there should be a Woot retirement home. Of course, Nevermore and The Binge would already be in it. Here's how it would work; if a shirt in the woot retirement home is reckoned, it can still be bought for a higher price; say eighteen dollars. However, they would only be available on a certain day of the week. The requirements to get in are to have lasted 100 weeks or sold 35,000 shirts. These shirts are legends and deserve to be honored. Looking into the far future, I see Family Breakfeast making it in one day.

marcusnoble


quality posts: 3 Private Messages marcusnoble

Seeing the shirts that are first and second place makes me think that the shirt.woot! community really likes cats and ninjas. That or the combination of a black image on a green shirt.

caramelarrow


quality posts: 12 Private Messages caramelarrow

A shirt purchased during a Woot-off does not help its standing in the Reckoning, right?

sunaness


quality posts: 19 Private Messages sunaness
fidelitate wrote:So, I'm new to this Woot-Off stuff. Is the discount on the reckoning shirts already active or is there some indicator to see when the discount hour is on?
Thanks for answering



It took me a woot-off or two to catch it. During their lunch break on any of the woot-off days (today, tomorrow or maybe even thursday) the main woot site will point to shirt.woot for an hour and that's when the sale is active.

I believe it's at 2PM EST but someone, please correct me.

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5
sunaness wrote:It took me a woot-off or two to catch it. During their lunch break on any of the woot-off days (today, tomorrow or maybe even thursday) the main woot site will point to shirt.woot for an hour and that's when the sale is active.

I believe it's at 2PM EST but someone, please correct me.

It's close, but also dependent on when the prior wootoff item sells, so not exact.

move along

fidelitate


quality posts: 0 Private Messages fidelitate
sunaness wrote:It took me a woot-off or two to catch it. During their lunch break on any of the woot-off days (today, tomorrow or maybe even thursday) the main woot site will point to shirt.woot for an hour and that's when the sale is active.

I believe it's at 2PM EST but someone, please correct me.



j5 wrote:It's close, but also dependent on when the prior wootoff item sells, so not exact.



Thanks for filling me in.

endangeredomega


quality posts: 37 Private Messages endangeredomega
marcusnoble wrote:Seeing the shirts that are first and second place makes me think that the shirt.woot! community really likes cats and ninjas. That or the combination of a black image on a green shirt.




Quick! Someone draw a cat in a ninja outfit (or vice-versa) and find a way to force it into next week's theme!

dcroe05


quality posts: 12 Private Messages dcroe05
Narfcake wrote:Sooo ... just in case I'm not around later this morning, can someone catch the before/after woot-off sales numbers too? Thanks!!



I won't be able to, today.

Mavyn


quality posts: 22 Private Messages Mavyn

I'll do my best. Before and afters?

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

Narfcake


quality posts: 272 Private Messages Narfcake
Mavyn wrote:I'll do my best. Before and afters?



Yeah; another Mouse meeting in Animalheim today. I appreciate it, and I'm sure the number nerds will too.

myrna68


quality posts: 1 Private Messages myrna68

I'm confused...how can the worst selling shirt (only 4 shirts last week) be number 13 on the chart....I don't think I get how this works.

fidelitate


quality posts: 0 Private Messages fidelitate
myrna68 wrote:I'm confused...how can the worst selling shirt (only 4 shirts last week) be number 13 on the chart....I don't think I get how this works.



The numbers in the "This week's bragging rights" section are counting from this week, not last. So "Hold still" has apperently sold 4 shirts since the last reckoning which was yesterday.
At least thats how I got to understand it.

edit: As it says on the right of the header of the section it counts since today (02/21).

cmillard1


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haxrfun wrote:Building on an idea I heard last week, there should be a Woot retirement home. Of course, Nevermore and The Binge would already be in it. Here's how it would work; if a shirt in the woot retirement home is reckoned, it can still be bought for a higher price; say eighteen dollars. However, they would only be available on a certain day of the week. The requirements to get in are to have lasted 100 weeks or sold 35,000 shirts. These shirts are legends and deserve to be honored. Looking into the far future, I see Family Breakfeast making it in one day.



The sales standing and weekly sales imply that Family Breakfast is more likely to follow an Acquired Taste/Unstealthised Ninja trajectory (i.e. last for about a year). I'm basing this on some things I noticed (yesterday) while looking at Reckonings from about a year ago. Shhhhhh is more likely to be the 80-100+ week seller.

meepee


quality posts: 33 Private Messages meepee

A Ramy shirt at the very bottom of the Reckoning (and one at the very top)?!?!?

*gasp*

inkycatz


quality posts: 105 Private Messages inkycatz
meepee wrote:A Ramy shirt at the very bottom of the Reckoning (and one at the very top)?!?!?

*gasp*



cats 'n dogs wooting together...crazy times...

I'm just hanging out, really.

escapecar


quality posts: 15 Private Messages escapecar

I'm calling it: The Bird will last another month, at least. 27 sales between noon and midnight yesterday. 34 so far today. To put it in perspective, it's selling better right now than all but 4-5 of the newest, hottest shirts. It started out this Reckoning in a bit of a hole, but it's already made up the gap.

It will also be carrying two big weeks of sales into what will probably be a weaker overall sales period, as people come to grips with the supplier change.

Add it all up, and the Bird abides.

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5

Oh bloody hell!
Wootoff is pointing to the blanks sale.
Bah!

move along

WootBot


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Staff

When we're not busy ruining everything that's good and decent in the world, we like to run a little side operation we call the Reckoning. We take 27-ish shirts, throw 'em into the ring, and let sales decide who sticks around and who gets the boot. Here are the Reckoning standings as of when I copied and pasted this: 

 

  1. Lucky at Last (noob)
  2. Shhhhhhh 
  3. Family Portrait
  4. Lifetime Achievement Award
  5. Nyan's Dream (noob)
  6. Family Breakfast
  7. Playing Koi
  8. Hey! Listen! (noob)
  9. The Binge
  10. Elements of Life
  11. Blending In
  12. Code of Arms
  13. Hold Still Guys!
  14. The Artist (noob)
  15. Motivation
  16. Makin' Bread
  17. Acquired Taste
  18. We're more than famous!
  19. Nevermore
  20. Schrödinger’s Equation



    The Danger Zone

 

 

Mavyn


quality posts: 22 Private Messages Mavyn
j5 wrote:Oh bloody hell!
Wootoff is pointing to the blanks sale.
Bah!



Yep. I noticed that right AFTER opening 20+ stat windows. Oh well.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

spacegirlag


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j5 wrote:Oh bloody hell!
Wootoff is pointing to the blanks sale.
Bah!



that sucks. i was all excited to maybe pick up some new shirts during a wootoff. if i wanted blank shirts, i wouldn't spend hours every day staring at shirt.woot.

Narfcake


quality posts: 272 Private Messages Narfcake
Mavyn wrote:Yep. I noticed that right AFTER opening 20+ stat windows. Oh well.


Appreciate the effort, still. Thanks!

Meeting cancelled, so back at the office already.

And for once, I can't help but to feel sympathetic with WootBot regarding the ruining everything part.

fidelitate


quality posts: 0 Private Messages fidelitate
j5 wrote:Oh bloody hell!
Wootoff is pointing to the blanks sale.
Bah!



They REALLY want to get rid of those AA blanks. So, if the Woot-Off still runs tomorrow or on Thursday, what are the chances it will direct once more to shirt.woot (and this time to the reckoning)? Was this the first time it didn't direct to the reckoning page?

sunaness


quality posts: 19 Private Messages sunaness

As I stealthily checked shirt.woot during my class I almost cursed out loud when I noticed it was pointing to the blanks.

woot. :|

grahamcrackercoyote


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Narfcake wrote:Yeah; another Mouse meeting in Animalheim today. I appreciate it, and I'm sure the number nerds will too.



You work for the RAT!?!? [faux shocked reaction on my face]