Narfcake


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Thought I should (finally) separate this posting instead of hiding them in the weekly reckoning threads. I'll update the list periodically, so pay attention to the time stamp:

Last updated: 07/21/2012 12:25pm PDT

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 - In week 149 - 59670 sold and counting (* - 61351)
2. Nevermore - In week 224 - 49666 sold and counting (* - 53053)
3. It Came Out Of Nowhere - 143 weeks, Sold 37647 (* - 37812)
4. Imposter - 111 weeks, Sold 25610
5. Some Motivation Required - 86 weeks, Sold 23291 (* - 24329)
6. Acquired Taste - 53 weeks, Sold 21982 (* - 22323)
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. Family Breakfast - 35 weeks, Sold 16234
11. Unstealthiest Ninja - 49 weeks, Sold 15108 (* - 15326)
12. School - 47 weeks, Sold 15090 (* - 15562)
13. Music is Life - 70 weeks, Sold 14834 (* - 14902)
14. Shhhhhhh - In week 26 - 13760 sold and counting
15. Think of the Children - 37 weeks, Sold 13681 (* - 14036)
16. Kitchen Warfare - 19 weeks, Sold 12802 (* - 15293)
17. Fresh Cake - 41 weeks, Sold 12705
18. The Formula For Success - In week 15 - 12412 sold and counting
19. It's A Trap - 21 weeks, Sold 12018
20. The Dark Knight - 6 weeks, Sold 11809
21. Pandamonium - 28 weeks, Sold 11649
22. Reflections on Pi - 22 weeks, Sold 11052 (* - 12487)
23. Run Away! Run Away! - 13 weeks, Sold 11052 (* - 11167)
24. Questionable Table of Elements - 18 weeks, Sold 10702 (* - 10857)
25. 1971-Floppy Diskette - In week 21 - 10491 sold and counting
26. The Cake is a Liar - 97 weeks, Sold 10486
27. Chucknorium - 13 weeks, Sold 9960 (* - 10408)
28. He’ll Probably Be Okay - 13 weeks, Sold 9906 (* - 10086)
29. Fat Unicorn - 71 weeks, Sold 9696
30. 5 Second Rule - 19 weeks, Sold 9513
31. You Have to Try This Guys - 49 weeks, Sold 9492 (* - 9622)
32. By Your Powers Combined! - 17 weeks, Sold 9321 (* - 9462)
33. Lucky at Last - 12 weeks, Sold 9265
34. Meh - 16 weeks, Sold 8901
35. Grim Optimism - 49 weeks, Sold 8682
36. Four Little Ponies of the Apocalypse - 18 weeks, Sold 8662 (* - 9105)
37. Makin' Bread - 11 weeks, Sold 8654 (* - 8765)
38. The Apathy Coalition - 28 weeks, Sold 8574 (* - 8851)
39. Squeeze - 20 weeks, Sold 8556 (* - 8709)
40. The Black Hole - 16 weeks, Sold 8357 (* - 8468)
41. Schrödinger’s Equation - 16 weeks, Sold 8344 (* - 8484)
42. Knock, Knock - 13 weeks, Sold 8284 (* - 8401)
43. In the Library With the Wrench - 14 weeks, Sold 8101 (* - 8226)
44. Four Classmates - 10 weeks, Sold 8064
45. Poker Game - 16 weeks, Sold 8040
46. Leonardo - In week 14 - 8006 sold and counting

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The list of the shirt.woot "rari-tees", aka shirts those that sold less than 500 through its debut day and reckoning. (d) Denotes item was a derby winner.
Mallardy - Sold 498
Sugar Skull - Sold 497
Heavy Metal - Sold 495
Facade - Sold 494
Hol-O.D. - Sold 494
The Angry Girlfriend - Sold 491(d)
Wet and Windy - Sold 489
The Thing That Scoots - Sold 488
Fuzeball 5000 - Sold 485
Trick or Terror - Sold 484
Hungry Unlike The Wolf - Sold 484
Going Down With the Ship! - Sold 483(d)
Chest of Nightmares - Sold 481
Taking The Bus - Sold 481
A BIG Idea - Sold 480
Dino Wino - Sold 478
The Better To Love You With - Sold 477
Primitive Man - Sold 475
Squarries - Sold 463
Nerdy Laundry - Sold 462
The Shape of Colors to Come - Sold 460
Without Porpoise - Sold 459
Cat vs. Cat - Sold 456
Trapped - Sold 452
Honorary Space Cadet - Sold 448
Liar's Paradox - Sold 445
No Pun Intended - Sold 442
Snake Boquet - Sold 441
Kólga, The Chilling Wave - Sold 438
Prismism - Sold 438
Scales & Bubbles - Sold 437
Dodonut - Sold 432
Sangria Summer - Sold 430
Sea Wolves - Sold 430
The Must-See Comedy Shirt of the Summer - Sold 429
Feed the Whale - Sold 428
Out of Office Reply - Sold 424
Accessories - Sold 418
Don't Litter - Sold 417
QR Composition - Sold 415
Four S’mores and Seven Weenies Ago - Sold 413
The Anatomy Lesson - Sold 408
Abe-racadabra - Sold 408
The Cycle of Life - Sold 407
What Kitty? - Sold 405
Final Approach - Sold 405
Destroy, destroy, destroy. - Sold 403
Maybe She Won’t Notice - Sold 401
Kung-Fu Grip - Sold 396
Night Rider - Sold 396
Regius Fructus - Sold 393
Big Robot - Sold 393
Going Stag - Sold 393
On Cloud Nine - Sold 384
The Butterfly Defect - Sold 384
Deep Blue Death Squad - Sold 384
It’s The Rung Way - Sold 383
Party Like It's 1989 - Sold 378
Attack of Man - Sold 371(d)
Shadow Wolf - Sold 368
I Just Called To Say - Sold 365
Funk Buddies - Sold 364
Theory of the Robot Voice - Sold 363
Bird's Eyes - Sold 354
Artomobile - Sold 353
App/pear-ances Can Be Deceiving - Sold 348
Factory - Sold 348
This Here's My Unicorn-Huntin' Gun - Sold 347
Try Me - Sold 342
Hang Tin - Sold 340
Notorious B.I.R.D. - Sold 339
I'm Just Sayin' - Sold 337
Illegal Operation - Sold 334
Existential Threads - Sold 320
Laundeer Time - Sold 314
Sun Bed - Sold 311
A Shameless Plug - Sold 311
Lupine Weapon - Sold 309
One Eye Finkster - Sold 306
Recycle More - Sold 305
Word Problem - Sold 304
I’ve got my Eye on You! - Sold 304
The Lurker - Sold 302
The Shortcut - Sold 299
Overkill - Sold 298
Thorny Issue - Sold 296
Wagonner - Sold 290
Please Don’t Feed The Whatever That Thing Is - Sold 270
Counting Blue Cars - Sold 267
Sk8scape - Sold 264
Mission Pigpossible - Sold 262(d)
Don’t You Wanna Be Free? - Sold 254
The Thirstiest Cookie - Sold 253
Bird Help City - Sold 238
Parolu Mia Lingvon - Sold 230
Seven Finger Discount - Sold 211
Green Space - Sold 182
Polite Pete - Sold 182
tümmy äche - Sold 180
Crowd Control - Sold 179
They grow up so fast - Sold 169
Skatetown - Sold 158
Housewarming Gifts - Sold 114

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The list of the shirt.woot special event rarities, aka those that sold less than 500.
Reflections on Pi Tote - Sold 490
Bake It So! Apron - Sold 487
Asphalt. Just Asphalt. - Sold 484
Greetings from Krampus! 10-Pack Greeting Cards - Sold 458
13th Gloom Street - Tote - Sold 457
Four Little Ponies of the Apocalypse Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 443
The Binge Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 417
The Binge Pullover Hoodie - Sold 399
I am become death, the destroyer of worlds Pullover Hoodie - Sold 396
Mister Bobo, Masonic Dyna-Monkey – Redux - Sold 380
Plan B Pullover Hoodie - Sold 366
Think of the Children Pullover Hoodie - Sold 355
School Tote - Sold 347
Chucknorium Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 345
Read A Book Tote - Sold 343
Navy. Just Navy. - Sold 332
Reflections on Pi Apron - Sold 316
Over-Encumbered Tote Bag - Sold 315
Coexist Pullover Hoodie - Sold 301
Some Motivation Required Duffel Bag - Sold 300
The Binge Apron - Sold 297
Patrickspens Pocket Prints - Sold 295
Morning Power-Up Pullover Hoodie - Sold 292
Valentine Cards Combo Pack - 32 Cards - Sold 288
Slate. Just Slate. - Sold 283
Cranberry. Just Cranberry. - Sold 282
The Apathy Coalition Pullover Hoodie - Sold 277
I Heart Math Pullover Hoodie - Sold 272
Slow Morning - Sold 268
Avocado Man – Redux - Sold 259
Listen To Your Conscience Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 254
Wootie Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 253
I Heart Math Tote Bag - Sold 250
Read The Whole Book! Tote - Sold 247
Olive. Just Olive. - Sold 245
...except in a real race Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 238
Ugly Winter Sweater 2009 10-Pack Greeting Cards - Sold 234
Rule No.1: Cardio Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 234
Nevermore Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 230
Jabba the Fluff - Sold 225
Unstealthiest Ninja Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 218
Cupcakeosaur Greeting Cards - Sold 211
Ramyb Pocket Prints - Sold 210
This Here’s My Unicorn-Huntin’ Gun – Remix - Sold 208
Black Knight Coat of (No) Arms Pullover Hoodie - Sold 206
Royal Blue. Just Royal Blue. - Sold 205
Forbidden Future Remix - Sold 204
gettin' toasty Pullover Hoodie - Sold 198
Castle on a Cloud - Sold 197
Sea Chimp in Space – Remix - Sold 195
Woot Athletics 2012 Pullover Hoodie - Sold 187
Shakespeare A-Z Poster - Sold 184
He’ll Probably Be Okay Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 180
Do the Math Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 174
Brown. Just Brown. - Sold 174
Who Wants To Live Forever Hoodie - Sold 173
Uh-Oh Remix - Sold 171
That is the Question Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 165
It Came Out Of Nowhere Poster - Sold 165
Poison Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 164
Turtley Trippy Tote Bag - Sold 163
Cthulhu BBQ Pullover Hoodie - Sold 162
cmdixon2 Pocket Prints - Sold 162
Dystopia Dark Lager Pullover Hoodie - Sold 161
Fractal Tree Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 160
Gummistone Park (Organic) - Sold 158
Woot Athletics 2012 Water Bottle - Sold 156
Questionable Table of Elements Poster - Sold 155
Raisins Ruin Everything Apron - Sold 154
Squeeze Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 153
Red. Just Red. - Sold 153
Reading Rocket Ship Poster - Sold 150
Gardening at Night V-Neck Tee - Sold 147
Apocalyptus! - Sold 145
Acquired Taste Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 144
The Quick Brown Fox Long-Sleeve - Sold 143
Cake or Pi? Reboot Tee - Sold 143
Resist Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 142
The Aviator Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 142
Verona Apothecary Tote - Sold 141
By Your Powers Combined! Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 141
Schrödinger’s Equation Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 140
“Buzz Aldrin” Always Sounded Like a Sports Name Pullover Hoodie - Sold 138
Huddle In A Flurry - Sold 138
Haunted Housework Remix - Sold 137
Player 2: A Love Story Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 135
1974: It’s Alive! - Sold 133
Heather Gray. Just Heather Gray. - Sold 133
Mister Bobo, Masonic Dyna-Monkey Pullover Hoodie - Sold 131
Everything is Gold Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 130
You Have to Try This Guys Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 130
The Cheese is a Liederkranz Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 129
Phoenix Rising V-Neck Tee - Sold 128
Grass. Just Grass. - Sold 128
Lost In Transition Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 127
Top Chief Apron - Sold 127
In The Library With the Wrench Pullover Hoodie - Sold 125
School Pullover Hoodie - Sold 125
Types of Cake Tote - Sold 125
Types of Cake - Sold 124
Average Person Award - Sold 122
Defrost Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 121
Press My Buttons Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 118
Knock, Knock Pullover Hoodie - Sold 117
Terrible Sanity T-Shirt - Sold 116
Order of Operations Pullover Hoodie - Sold 116
Hang In There Poster - Sold 116
Baby Blue. Just Baby Blue. - Sold 116
Run Away! Run Away! Pullover Hoodie - Sold 115
Melting Defenses Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 115
Hugs and Kisses - Sold 113
Makin’ Bread Pullover Hoodie - Sold 111
The Black Hole Pullover Hoodie - Sold 111
Saving the World, One Small Step at a Time (Organic) - Sold 110
Playful Foxes (Recycled) - Sold 109
Jimmy... Is That You? Apron - Sold 108
Ro-Boss Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 106
Silver. Just Silver. - Sold 106
Kitchen Warfare Tote - Sold 106
Snooze Button Champion - Sold 105
Villainous Victorian Velociraptor Poster - Sold 105
Perched Among Blossoms – Redux - Sold 104
Masque of the Red Death Pullover Hoodie - Sold 104
Poe-etic T-Shirt - Sold 104
Chucknorium Poster - Sold 103
Code of Arms Poster - Sold 103
Almost Human Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 101
1986: The Legend was Born Tote Bag - Sold 101
Orange. Just Orange. - Sold 101
Woot Athletics 2012 Duffel Bag - Sold 100
My Lucky Day Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 100
Pterodactyl With A Machine Gun Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 99
Eatser Bunny Tote Bag - Sold 98
Epic Fail Pullover Hoodie - Sold 97
Wash Me! :) (Recycled) - Sold 97
Tofu, Food’s Master of Disguise Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 96
KTHNXBAI!!!1 Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 94
Humanity Gets Voted Off Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 93
Quoth the Raven Tote - Sold 93
To the Top in the Style of Da Vinci Poster - Sold 92
Pull Up, You Fools! Remix - Sold 92
Eats, Shoots, and Leaves Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 91
Elements of Life (Organic) - Sold 90
One Smart Cookie Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 88
Of Monsters and RPGs - Sold 87
Playing Koi V-Neck Tee - Sold 87
Hang In There Greeting Cards - Sold 84
Finally Caught It - Sold 83
Enterprising Use of Cats - Sold 82
Perchance to Dream T-Shirt - Sold 81
Rosie The Retrogamer Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 81
Tickles to Tinkles Tote Bag - Sold 81
Cheddar Power Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 80
Ironic Bunny Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 80
Zu Chongzhi’s estimate Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 79
Never Trust Cute Aliens - Sold 79
Vinyl Kid - Sold 79
Escape the City (Organic) - Sold 78
Acquired Taste Pullover Hoodie - Sold 77
Test Tube Baby Pullover Hoodie - Sold 77
Pure Bread Pullover Hoodie - Sold 77
Watch It Grow (Recycled) - Sold 77
Everything is Gold Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 76
Nobody's Perfect Pullover Hoodie - Sold 76
The Realm of Every Game Poster - Sold 75
Playful Foxes Organic Tote - Sold 75
Bring Back Pluto Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 75
Poe-etic Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 74
Creme. Just Creme. - Sold 74
Envy Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 72
Out of the Blue - Sold 71
Masque of the Red Death Tote - Sold 69
Spectrum V-Neck Tee - Sold 68
Lemon. Just Lemon. - Sold 68
Music is Life Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 68
No Squares Allowed - Sold 67
Rock and Roleplay - Sold 66
The Binge Poster - Sold 66
Thanks Dad. This is great! (Organic) - Sold 66
Boba Fetch Tote - Sold 66
Longshot - Sold 64
Keep Driving Pullover Hoodie - Sold 64
Rain Dance Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 64
Acquired Taste Poster - Sold 63
Read A Book Poster - Sold 63
Giving From The Heart Pullover Hoodie - Sold 62
To the Top in the Style of Da Vinci Tote Bag - Sold 61
Blossom Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 61
Cooler Than You Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 61
Kelly Green. Just Kelly Green. - Sold 61
Fallen Royalty - Sold 58
The Perfect Moment Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 58
Flower Carrier Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 58
Acquired Taste Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 57
Connect the Dots Poster - Sold 55
Sore Thumbs Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 54
Lady Out of Water V-Neck Tee - Sold 54
The Umbrellas Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 54
Reflections on Pi Backpack - Sold 53
Villainous Victorian Velociraptor Long-Sleeve - Sold 53
Dark Side of Oz Listening Party Poster - Sold 53
Revenge of the Damsels Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 49
Celtic Skull Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 48
Time-Lapse (Organic) - Sold 48
Cat-Fu Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 47
Colors of a Feather Poster - Sold 47
Hootenanny Tote - Sold 47
Save The Trees (Recycled) - Sold 46
BLT Tote - Sold 46
Eat more meat Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 46
Playing Koi Poster - Sold 45
Growth (Organic) - Sold 45
Muertocorrido Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 45
Sixty Six Degrees North (Organic) - Sold 44
Only Memories Long-Sleeve Tee (Organic) - Sold 44
Blossom Poster - Sold 43
The Aviator Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 42
Grilled Cheese Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 42
Tweets are for Birds Greeting Cards - Sold 41
Playing Koi Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 40
New, from Entropy Records Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 40
Force Equation Pullover Hoodie - Sold 39
Bantha-phant Tote - Sold 37
Monkey Play Pullover Hoodie - Sold 36
Natural Pride (Organic) - Sold 36
Clefhanger Remix - Sold 36
The Umbrellas Poster - Sold 35
X-treme National Park Remix Long-Sleeve Tee (Organic) - Sold 35
Music Pirate Messenger Bag - Sold 35
Star Trails Remix Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 34
The Filthy Hippies Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 34
Robot Zombies! Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 33
Below H2O (Organic) - Sold 33
New, from Entropy Records Poster - Sold 29
Mister Poe’s Guilt Trip Poster - Sold 28
Chance of Scattered Showers Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 28
Let's Play Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 28
Retrobot Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 28
Tin: Old Skool Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 28
Ancestry Long-Sleeve - Sold 28
404 Heart Not Found Pullover Hoodie - Sold 27
Battle Fungale Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 27
A Lot Of This Going Around Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 27
The Madness of Miss Stereo Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 25
Decomposition Pullover Hoodie - Sold 24
Heart Fighter Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 23
Toucan Sheds His Tint Poster - Sold 22
Crooked Couch Poster - Sold 21
Below H2O Organic Tote - Sold 21
Soundwaves Pullover Hoodie - Sold 21
Ninja on a bicycle Long-Sleeve - Sold 20
Battle Fungale Poster - Sold 19
The Madness of Miss Stereo Poster - Sold 19
Painted with Water Poster - Sold 17
The Sex Drugs Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 17
I Gotta Wear Ozone Organic Tote - Sold 17
Explore, Enjoy, Protect Organic Tote - Sold 17
Explore, Enjoy, Protect Long-Sleeve Tee (Organic) - Sold 16
Do the Robot! Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 14
The Power of Giving Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 14
Pull Up, You Fools! Tote - Sold 14
Air Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 12
Air Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 11
Wave Function Messenger Bag - Sold 11
ROK-101 Tote - Sold 10
Soundwaves Tote - Sold 9
ROK-101 Pullover Hoodie - Sold 6
Roots Rock Poster - Sold 4

Narfcake


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slacker44


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Thanks for that update.

citizencoyote


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This list is gonna get loooooong as the side sales continue.

Thanks for posting this, Narfcake. What I find interesting is noting how much sales have increased across the board over the years (and how long shirts would linger as a result). Several years ago it could take a shirt a year or more to reach 8-10K in sales. Now we have 6K sell-outs on debut day, and one shirt even made it to the 10K mark in under two weeks (The Cheese is a Liederkranz, if you're wondering). Shirt.woot has definitely gained popularity!

amreli


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Narfcake wrote:Updated with feedback from reckoning #245 discussions.


Definitely like separating out the non-T side sale items, however since it's more the rule rather than the exception to sell < 500, I think it would be more interesting to list the side-sale items that sell MORE than 500.


Narfcake


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amreli wrote:Definitely like separating out the non-T side sale items, however since it's more the rule rather than the exception to sell < 500, I think it would be more interesting to list the side-sale items that sell MORE than 500.



Quick descending sort; disregard the first number (event item #), as I'm not about to permanently change the spreadsheet just yet:

1. Just a Random 3-Pack - Sold 5882
20. Kitchen Warfare Apron - Sold 2491
3. Nevermore Hoodie - Sold 1694
3. How We Roll Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 1112
1. Foxfall Hoodie - Sold 956
24. Seasons Greetings 10-Pack Greeting Cards - Sold 950
6. Nevermore Tote - Sold 936
18. Ugly Holiday Sweater 2010 Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 909
2. Fractal Tree Hoodie - Sold 868
21. Shakespeare A-Z Tote - Sold 802
8. Some Motivation Required Pullover Hoodie - Sold 738
1. Woot Athletics - Sold 726
1. Fresh Crab - Sold 721
1. Global Thermonuclear War - Sold 679
16. Black. Just Black. - Sold 670
2. Bag for Crap Tote - Sold 658
19. Khione Long-Sleeve Tee - Sold 625
1. Splatty Birthday - Sold 582
16. Reflections on Pi Tote Bag - Sold 576
8. Snowman Pullover Hoodie - Sold 563
4. Zombeer Hoodie - Sold 559
12. Angry Day Pullover Hoodie - Sold 553
9. Valentine Cards - 16 Cards - Sold 545
17. White. Just White. - Sold 528
2. Nevermore Zip-Up Hoodie - Sold 527
1. Mirai - Sold 518
5. Darth Meow - Sold 514
3. The Binge Tote - Sold 502

mrwednesday


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Thanks for putting all of this together!

The things that really stand out for me so far are how few fertilizer The Shortcut sold. It's of decidedly higher quality than most of the those around it.

Anyone doubting the power of cute need look no further than A Shameless Plug. It was Fresh Cake five months prior to Fresh Cake being Fresh Cake, but the lack of a cutesy baked good (even considering the actual pun) left it at 26th worst ever as compared to 16th best. The lack of a household derby name probably didn't help the Plug much either.

Will probably post more thoughts as I see them.

goldenthorn


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mrwednesday wrote:
Anyone doubting the power of cute need look no further than A Shameless Plug. It was Fresh Cake five months prior to Fresh Cake being Fresh Cake, but the lack of a cutesy baked good (even considering the actual pun) left it at 26th worst ever as compared to 16th best. The lack of a household derby name probably didn't help the Plug much either.



I did not purchase A Shameless Plug because it said "A Shameless Plug." (Also, it looked more like a baby pacifier than a plug.) I would not have purchased Fresh Cake if it said "Fresh Cake." I'm sure you're quite aware, but it doesn't necessarily always reduce to cute + big artist = sales.


As a separate note on the thread topic, I'm very grateful that Narfcake separated the daily and side sale numbers. Since they come from vastly different advertising/visibility/sales platforms, they are not at all comparable. So, thank you, Narfcake! I find these lists very, very interesting.

wanderbug2


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Wow, thanks for doing all this!


One thing I wonder about the rarities. I know that the "Some motivation required" duffel bag sold out on about the second day of the sale because I was debating buying it. When I finally decided to go for it they were gone, and I checked back several times to see if more were available. So, less than 500 sold, but truly sold out. (I don't know of anything else that this happened to, though.) Doesn't change the fact that it's rare, but in this one case the sales were actually limited to available quantity. Does that change the context of the rarities list at all- i.e., not just sold low numbers of product, but also possibly low quantity available?

Not sure if I'm getting my thoughts across, here. Think I need to post this and ponder it some more....

mrwednesday


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goldenthorn wrote:I did not purchase A Shameless Plug because it said "A Shameless Plug." (Also, it looked more like a baby pacifier than a plug.) I would not have purchased Fresh Cake if it said "Fresh Cake." I'm sure you're quite aware, but it doesn't necessarily always reduce to cute + big artist = sales.



Some portion of the 12,400 shirt difference is probably due to the text you're right. Some portion is due to the sloppy line style. But be realistic. I know it's cool to pretend that the woot buyer is a deep, contemplative animal with refined taste, but we all know the truth is much simpler.

j5


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mrwednesday wrote:Some portion of the 12,400 shirt difference is probably due to the text you're right. Some portion is due to the sloppy line style. But be realistic. I know it's cool to pretend that the woot buyer is a deep, contemplative animal with refined taste, but we all know the truth is much simpler.


Of course! Deep contemplative animals with refined taste purchase images of semi-nude bungs in underwear.
A good design, like a Shakespearean play, appeals to multiple "levels" of perceived taste.
(e.g. The Cake is a Liar)

move along

Narfcake


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mrwednesday wrote:... But be realistic. I know it's cool to pretend that the woot buyer is a deep, contemplative animal with refined taste, but we all know the truth is much simpler.


"I like turtles." ?

On a side note, I wonder how well Matt's Cake is Awesome would've sold here vs. the other cake. And a second side note, the giant cupcake pan sold the other day is sized just like Wences' creation.

mrwednesday


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Narfcake wrote:"I like turtles." ?

On a side note, I wonder how well Matt's Cake is Awesome would've sold here vs. the other cake. And a second side note, the giant cupcake pan sold the other day is sized just like Wences' creation.



Related to that thought, but also for my own curiosity I went through and roughly categorized the top sellers and they break down sort of like this. I split the pop culture into geeky math shirts (periodic tables, equations, etc.), IP shirts (creations of other people i.e. Batman, Star Wars, etc.), and Memes (pirates, ninjas, demotivational posters, etc.). We then have the cutesy shirts and several that are difficult to characterize. Many pop culture could fit in cute or geek as well, but I did not double count.

Geek: 5
IP: 15
Memes: 9
Cute: 8
Uncharacterized: 6

The cute and the uncharacterized shirts I would classify and being original designs that don't rely on external ideas for sales. The pop culture designs obviously are taking advantage of popular franchizes/objects/ideas. So that puts us at:

Original: 14
Not-original: 29

For those curious here are the ones I didn't put in a category and where they might go:

Apathy Coalition: could be a meme but the derby was about propaganda posters so I didn't feel that it was fair

Fat Unicorn: It could be a cute shirt though I don't find it terribly cute nor do I feel that it is appealing because it is cute

Squeeze: Again argument could be made that it's a cute shirt, though it would be tenuous I think.

Donut Panic: It's frightened food, and probably should fit in the memes category but it's a derby meme not really global so the average buyer wouldn't be exposed to that so I didn't count it (cute too I guess)

Music is Life: I suppose you could make an argument that it geeky because of the ipod, and it definitely fits into the swirly category, but in its defense ramy and seki created that here so for the most part I'd say it stands on its own.

Kitchen Warfare: Can't think of any real place to put this. Making bigger designs out of smaller related items is kind of a thing in the shirt world but there's no real precedent for this particular one unless you want to count iron chef or other cooking shows like that. I don't.

loridi


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Oh, nice job with splitting the rare shirts from the side sales.

I may get a rare shirt this reckoning. I want rare one but I also want something I'd actually wear. This appears to be combining nicely this week, though I do feel bad for the artist.

There is no rhyme or reason to my shirt purchases although I will admit a weakness for penguins (and purple which is of no use to woot). I'd say I was otherwise immune to cutsy animal types but I may have been suckered into buying a shirt because I was watching a fish try to swim out of the danger zone. I swear, if it had been drawn in the other direction...

Narfcake


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Updated with the newest entry in the favorites, a derby rari-tee, and the most recent special event sales.

aeidein


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Man, I'd kill for The Epic Begins in MS... Please bring it back? Pretty please?

"Know what I pray for? The strength to change what I can, the inability to accept what I can't, and the incapacity to tell the difference." -Calvin

amreli


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Narfcake wrote:Quick descending sort; disregard the first number (event item #), as I'm not about to permanently change the spreadsheet just yet:



Ah yes, much shorter list. Pregnancy-brain = very short attention span... Also, my view is that these lists are the less common achievements, which makes it more relevant in my mind, but that may just be me.


Narfcake


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Updated to last Saturday night/Sunday morning numbers ... aka the last time we actually had valid numbers.

neuropsychosocial


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Narfcake wrote:Roots Rock Poster - Sold 4

'Tis a shame: I wanted one of these posters but refused to support the Jukebox Heros side sale by purchasing anything from it.

Narfcake wrote:Updated to last Saturday night/Sunday morning numbers ... aka the last time we actually had valid numbers.

Are there any special-to-the-side-sale items that haven't made the list of Special Events "rarities"? Given that the "special" events have become twice-weekly and items-exclusive-to-the-side-sale seem to automatically qualify as "rarities," I'm wondering if it would make sense to lower the threshold to qualify as a special event "rarity."

RIP A.A. Blanks (Obituary)

Narfcake


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neuropsychosocial wrote:Are there any special-to-the-side-sale items that haven't made the list of Special Events "rarities"?


This list ...

Given that the "special" events have become twice-weekly and items-exclusive-to-the-side-sale seem to automatically qualify as "rarities," I'm wondering if it would make sense to lower the threshold to qualify as a special event "rarity."


I've thought about that, but I was going on the aspect that even with all the Wooters out there, a particular product still sold so few ... hence, the arbitrary cutoff remains.

If someone has other thoughts on this, I'm listening ...

j5


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Narfcake wrote:I've thought about that, but I was going on the aspect that even with all the Wooters out there, a particular product still sold so few ... hence, the arbitrary cutoff remains.

If someone has other thoughts on this, I'm listening ...

It would be interesting to gauge the effect of the new site changes on the side sales.
Unfortunately, we can't.

move along

bounty42


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neuropsychosocial wrote:Are there any special-to-the-side-sale items that haven't made the list of Special Events "rarities"? Given that the "special" events have become twice-weekly and items-exclusive-to-the-side-sale seem to automatically qualify as "rarities," I'm wondering if it would make sense to lower the threshold to qualify as a special event "rarity."



Those numbers from up stream show 268 Rares to 28 Non-rares, one of which was a 3-Pack of AAs. So with 90% hitting rare, i think we need a number shift.

We have 100 Rares, and are in Derby 252, So that's at least 1764 shirts. Let's call that round number around 5%. Applying this to the side sale we get 5% at 17, round up to 20.

20 or less sounds good for side sale rarity.



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neuropsychosocial


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neuropsychosocial wrote:Are there any special-to-the-side-sale items that haven't made the list of Special Events "rarities"?
Narfcake wrote:This list ...

*snort* Excellent reading comprehension on my part!

Although I should, of course, have thought to check the rest of the thread for that information, I think it also (in a way) demonstrates my point: the list of Special Event rarities is currently too long to be of any "utility" or, really, any interest: my eyes glaze over when I try to read it. Moreover, although Narfcake was able to link me to the list of "special event" rarities, I think most of the items that sold more than 500 units were from "special events" instead of the weekly (now twice-weekly) side sales. Excluding the warehouse fire sale, Valentine Cards and Shakespeare A-Z Tote are the only two that I recall being part of the new side sales.

bounty42 wrote:20 or less sounds good for side sale rarity.

That seems a little low to me. Among other factors, it seems like there's a consistent pattern of some types of items (e.g., posters) not selling as well as others (e.g., aprons); it seems like there might be a different threshold for different types of items. For that matter, simply splitting the list by type of item might make it easier to comprehend. [neuro contemplates narf's reaction and her own desire to live] I mean, um, the list is perfect? (I'll help with the work, obviously, if you decide to split it by item type.)

I suppose the underlying philosophical question is: what does it signify for an item to be a "rarity"?

RIP A.A. Blanks (Obituary)

4khaos


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neuropsychosocial wrote:I suppose the underlying philosophical question is: what does it signify for an item to be a "rarity"?


Choose an arbitrary percentage of stuff that should fall into the rarity category, and then, based on the aforementioned percentage, calculate the cut-off number of sales.

...Or just consult your local hipster.

neuropsychosocial


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4khaos wrote:...Or just consult your local hipster.

I assure you, I am definitely not a hipster. I am, however, playing the role of research methods professor: "How are you going to operationalize 'rarity'? I see. Well, your definition seems reliable, but I'm questioning its validity."

RIP A.A. Blanks (Obituary)

Narfcake


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Updated again, as the numbers are back! Unstealthiest Ninja moves up a couple spots from side sales with the help of Unstealthiest Ninja 3: Back to Ninja School, as Nevermore gets ever closer to the 50k mark and The Binge gets closer to the 60k mark.

One new entry has been added to the rari-tees list.

The special event (side sales/Woot Plus) numbers have NOT been updated since 5/26/2012, as the redesigned pages currently do NOT show the sold quantities. Likewise, those designs in which a special item was sold too would NOT be represented in the favorites grand total.

februarystar27


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I remember wanting What Kitty? when it was sold, but I had just bought Fat Unicorn and PolarSnugglePhant so I held off. PolarSnugglePhant is maybe the only one I bought with the intention of wearing it to bed. Usually that's reserved for randoms that I wouldn't wear outside. I think my rarest shirt is Plump Horse, which was also my first Woot shirt. It sold 704.

I got a Painted with Water poster that I still haven't framed to hang up yet. When I do, my living room artwork will consist of that, my framed cmdixon 4x6 prints, and my framed Air tee.

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There's been a flurry of poor sellers lately, including my first print. I see Narfcake has been posting lately. Are you out there to add a few more rari-tees to the list?

As of now, Russian Nesting Doll is a serious contender for worst seller ever, a fact which I have a twisted kind of pride about. But I fear it will soon settle into second worst. Anyway, what's with the high rage/low sales lately?

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orabbit wrote:There's been a flurry of poor sellers lately, including my first print. I see Narfcake has been posting lately. Are you out there to add a few more rari-tees to the list?

As of now, Russian Nesting Doll is a serious contender for worst seller ever, a fact which I have a twisted kind of pride about. But I fear it will soon settle into second worst. Anyway, what's with the high rage/low sales lately?



The hate may not turn it into housewarming (which I think was just too late in the season iirc). Even the candy one this week is nearing 500 sales. What was the arbitrary cutoff for rare?

j5


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orabbit wrote:There's been a flurry of poor sellers lately, including my first print. I see Narfcake has been posting lately. Are you out there to add a few more rari-tees to the list?

As of now, Russian Nesting Doll is a serious contender for worst seller ever, a fact which I have a twisted kind of pride about. But I fear it will soon settle into second worst. Anyway, what's with the high rage/low sales lately?

Well, housewarming gifts sold 94 on its debut day, so it's a close race.
The petulant woot kids want whatever boring poo they voted for. The demographic hasn't changed enough to boost sales. I don't think the new derby rules are having the intended effect yet.

move along

neuropsychosocial


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orabbit wrote:There's been a flurry of poor sellers lately, including my first print. I see Narfcake has been posting lately. Are you out there to add a few more rari-tees to the list?

I've updated the list, but I can't update Narfcake's post, for obvious reasons; I asked him recently if he minded if I start a new thread. Before I do:

The choice of 8000/500 sales was arbitrary, I believe. Do we want to maintain those cutoffs?

As of now, Russian Nesting Doll is a serious contender for worst seller ever, a fact which I have a twisted kind of pride about. But I fear it will soon settle into second worst. Anyway, what's with the high rage/low sales lately?

I'd been rooting for you to escape the Rariteest Award, but if you want it, I hope no one else buys Russian Nesting Doll. As for high rage/low sales - I feel like we used to have high rage/high sales, and the former has been restored even as the latter... has not.

RIP A.A. Blanks (Obituary)