psearles wrote:You guys are precious, either you are being paid by Woot or you are so blinded by your pure love of them that you don't see the reality which is that they are a large company now, that is making ALOT of money, being a eCommerce site. This is not the site I used to visit years ago that was literally run by a small committed staff that really cared about customers and their complaints.
Oh, we know the reality, and the changes that were brought down because of that reality. But after my months of ranting, there was also hope.
FWIW, I have posts on almost every page of the mega-Anvil thread, and many were not nice replies, so I'm not so sure why there's any thought that I'm supportive of the change - especially since I even chimed in before the switch.
You are making excuses for why their production is down and completely ignoring what I'm say which is one of the reasons people stopped buying was the change of shirts ...
You might want to reread my last reply, as "The blanks are a huge one" is surely related to the change.
And as far as the other companies, I apologize I miss spoke. I have dealt with many shirt companies that do screen and digital printing like Woot. I have had to price out small batches that are in the 500-800 shirt range, and there is no doubt that Woot is making a good profit on every shirt they sell, if they weren't they would be out of business, or would a shut down Woot Shirt.
500-800 isn't considered a small batch by any means.
FWIW, the lowest selling item on shirt.woot was 3 shirts. Let us know if any of your local shops could do it for $45 with shipping to three different addresses.
Keep in mind that the artists get a commission on their designs too, which is an added cost.
Do you really think AMAZON would let this site continue if it wasn't making money or that they would have paid $110 million for Woot if they really didn't have good profit margins?
It was status quo in the first year since the switch. Then there was push. Under The Dark Side's leadership, Woot continues if there's better profit than before ... and all that we see are a result of their push for it.
Bridge is still for sale ;)