no1 wrote:if the kids tees are what made woot what it is today, how about two derbies, one exclusively for kids tees and one exclusively not? sell adult designs (on adult-only sizes) friday and saturday, the kid one on sunday.
Or they could simply stop selling kids tees.
Kids stain and tear and brutalize clothing, and because they are still doing all their growing, they grow out of clothes way quick. Kids do not need designer tees. And while most of the designs here are pretty cancellation to start with, that is technically what woot sells. (Mostly) exclusive, (sometimes) original designs, commissioned by designers, on high quality, designer blanks.
If you look at, say, Threadless (the only other tee site I can think of to regularly offer kids sizes, because kids sizes are a dumb idea), they only select the most kid-friendly designs to print in kids sizes. But again, as always, they SELECT the designs based on votes, comments, quality, etc. People can give a design a $5 thinking of their kid, but they don't know that there will ever be a kid size offered, so it is pointless. And even if 1000 moms come in voting for their kid's wardrobe (man, what a mom if she'll spend $18 on a shirt that will be outgrown in a year!) Threadless can not only decide not to print the tee in kid's sizes, they can choose never to print it at all. At woot, if someone sees a shirt their kid might want, it contributes to the overall score. And things end up printing because of a demographic that cannot even buy, or judge quality.
Which isn't to say woot voters who are adults have impeccable taste... look at the siting posts at any nerd-con, and what are people wearing? Ugly nerdshirts. But bringing in kids sizes was a pointless move designed to grab even more money, and it has irreparably harmed the derby.