The fine print about this fine promotion:
The 500th Derby $5K Cup is here, and it's your chance to get 5,000 extra big ones [dollars] for your derby-winning shirt design! Here's how it works:
Hey! Look at this cool shirt!
Sometimes we get a lot of guff from people about being “self-referential,” and we’d take issue with that if we knew what “self-referential” means. Anyway, we’ve got a Woot-themed Shirt.Woot Derby coming up.
Did you see the words we just wrote? American Apparel is back. Birds are singing. Children are laughing. Voles are doing whatever voles do when they’re happy. Everything has fallen into place at last. OR HAS IT??
[Updated 3/2 - See penitent explanation below]
Hey, we're going to test something this month and see how it goes. In March we're charging $5 standard shipping for everything on Shirt.Woot. Here’s you flipping a table in response:
BUT we will also be lowering the price of everything. Here’s you politely righting that table:
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If you shopped with us in February you know we were calling these “Bundle Sales” and they only applied to certain sales types. Basically, everything is a bundle sale in March. This may seem like underhanded hucksterism, but we’re actually pretty confident that it’s a good thing. Why?
- If you buy one of the daily shirts, the price is exactly the same ($7 + $5 = $12)
- If you buy more than one shirt in an order you will save money (see table below)
- If you add a shirt to your cart, you unlock “free” shipping on an item from another Woot site.
- BUT The price of buying a single Woot Plus or Catalog shirt goes up by $1 (as it did in February)
Here is an explanatory table we clearly screenshotted from Excel:
We’ve been in this “Internet” business long enough to know that some people will be upset with a change of this magnitude, so let us know in the comments exactly why you don’t like it (or why you do). Like we said, this is a test that we hope works out for everybody (especially you), but if it really sucks we'll go back to the old ways.
So here’s the deal: We have raised the price of the Catalog shirts by $1 in this test. Basically, we miscalculated our shipping efficiency and underestimated how many Catalog shirts we’d sell. We recognize that this might seem a little crappy, and we encourage you all to keep us honest in the comments.
Thanks to everyone who tuned in during Monday's big T-List livestream. We had a blast and we were delighted to honor all the designers and community members who help make Shirt.Woot so special. We're gonna recap the winners momentarily, BUT FIRST ....
Remember 2014? Neither do we. Regardless, we invite you on a journey of fantasy, humor, and cat shirts. Lots of cat shirts. That's right, it's the T-List Awards: Shirt.Woot's annual look back at its most noteworthy shirts from the past year.