Narfcake wrote:19 additional sales thus so far for the additional options.
Yikes! And now you see why woot didn't originally offer these options.
I understand the gripes, and it may be because they haven't come back to see the other options yet... BUT, how many of those complainers actually bought the shirt they said they would buy if they added that option? Not as many as have complained about it.
All in all, some people were definitely taking it personal that the option wasn't offered, while others were just stating that they would buy it if given the option.
I think in a case like this, it should have only been the latter. As was mentioned many times, this wasn't a political message. It was a logistics issue and something that frankly, is more popular in this country. Doesn't mean they aren't supportive.
There have been plenty of other designs portraying a male/female relationship that did not receive any backlash.
I'm kind of surprised WOOT took any action here, but they only did because of the amount of people complaining about it. On voting day, they offered a Republican or Democrat shirt and no one from the Libertarian, Green, Tea Party, etc. threw fits about getting their option offered. Same with the College Waitlist shirts, while some did complain, they weren't given their options.
I'm also surprised the "furry" community didn't chime in, as we know they do buy shirts here as well.
Also, I think there's a slight glitch in the fact that those two new shirts are still $12 at this time... Maybe they're offering them at that price for a full 24 hours? [sarcasm] In that case, I'm upset that THOSE shirts get to be cheaper because I missed all this hoopla on the first day and didn't get to buy one of the original designs for that price! Why are THEY cheaper? [/sarcasm]