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Time again for another march toward t-shirt doom! Discuss this week's life-or-death struggle for sales supremacy as chronicled on the Reckoning page all week long.

Here's how the Reckoning week runs now: every Tuesday at midnight, we retire the previous week's lowest-selling shirts and launch this here discussion thread. Tuesday around noon we'll post the all-new, all-early Reckoning Recon. On Friday, we'll juice demand and prime the pump with a little weekend reminder post. Finally, on the following Monday, the Day of Reckoning post sounds the last call for the Reckoned shirts. All of those posts will be linked below. Monday night (or Tuesday morning), it starts all over again. The Reckoning, she is a hungry beast...




Narfcake


quality posts: 288 Private Messages Narfcake

Boy, there sure are a lot of noobs ...

Oh, just something tea-like for us, Narf.

I guess the sales didn't sustain. Still, a #3 debut is still a very strong one. Congrats, Kevin and Wences!

sparrowhawk69


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This reckoning is awfully fishy. It starts with Bass & ends with Bass.

Sparrowhawk69 is in therapy for seeing bunnies everywhere & is currently a member of R.A.B.B.I.T. : "RamyB All Bunnies Because I'm Trippin" anonymous.

Narfcake


quality posts: 288 Private Messages Narfcake

And here are the baseline sales numbers for the week:

(1) The Cheese is a Liederkranz - 14200
(2) Poison - 5445
(3) In the Library With the Wrench - 4547
(4) Acquired Taste - 12816
(5) The Binge - 43803
(6) They’re Watching - 4118
(7) Forbidden Future - 2775
(8) It Came Out Of Nowhere - 28991
(9) Nevermore - 37937
(10) Emperor Penguin - 2269
(11) Stink Less! - 2390
(12) Raisins Ruin Everything - 2173
(13) Meh - 8093
(14) Unstealthiest Ninja - 7874
(15) Playful Foxes - 2550
(16) Eats, Shoots, and Leaves - 2830
(17) Reflections on Pi - 9536
(18) In Harmony - 4895
(19) Odd Bear Out - 5173
(20) Minor Modifications - 4253

(21) Death Served Till Noon - 3712
(22) Actual Cats, HOOOO - 2019
(23) Intensive Candy Unit - 1649
(24) One Smart Cookie - 1791
(25) Cheddar Power - 2546
(26) Ro-boss - 2080
(27) Natural Pride - 1426

On one hand, the old woot-off numbers don't apply anymore. On the other hand, being it's a woot-off today, when the shirts go on sale, there will be some high numbers put up for this week.

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5
Narfcake wrote:
On one hand, the old woot-off numbers don't apply anymore. On the other hand, being it's a woot-off today, when the shirts go on sale, there will be some high numbers put up for this week.


It's as if these Woot-offs happen every month or something semi regular like that.....weird.

move along

kanedax


quality posts: 9 Private Messages kanedax

Ro-Boss is a beautiful, eerie shirt. Too bad it's not "cute" or pop-culture related. It deserves a higher position and a lot more notice.

Woot x13
ShirtWoot x26
KidsWoot x5

clintopolis86


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kanedax wrote:Ro-Boss is a beautiful, eerie shirt. Too bad it's not "cute" or pop-culture related. It deserves a higher position and a lot more notice.



I agree. I got mine yesterday and it turned out great. One my favorite shirts in a long time.

Then again, most of the shirts I buy are reckoned in their first week.

citizencoyote


quality posts: 42 Private Messages citizencoyote

I'm surprised Cheddar Power didn't debut higher with its sales numbers, especially considering it had fewer days to generate them than the others. My understanding of shirt ranking is obviously flawed.

Still gonna be an interesting week I think.

fieldafar


quality posts: 3 Private Messages fieldafar
Narfcake wrote:Boy, there sure are a lot of noobs ...



Unfortunately, almost all of them are in the Danger Zone...

Narfcake


quality posts: 288 Private Messages Narfcake
kanedax wrote:Too bad it's not "cute" or pop-culture related.



I find that there isn't always a rhyme or reason for a shirt's popularity (sales), even if a shirt is cute or pop culture related.

But that's just it ... everyone's taste is different. What one calls artistic, another calls psychedelic. What one calls great, another calls Sirius GPP. What one calls a clever interpretation, another calls pandering-to-the-lowest-common-denominator.

As long as the variety still exists, there will be winners and losers for every category. Some of my favorite Woot shirts didn't make it past a week in the reckoning either, but that doesn't make it any less of a great shirt either.

jellymanb


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Narfcake wrote:Boy, there sure are a lot of noobs ...

Oh, just something tea-like for us, Narf.

I guess the sales didn't sustain. Still, a #3 debut is still a very strong one. Congrats, Kevin and Wences!



what is a hitchhiker?

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5
jellymanb wrote:what is a hitchhiker?



Besides you?
It's a variant of newbie. IOW, a new entry in the reckoning.

move along

Narfcake


quality posts: 288 Private Messages Narfcake

Shirt woot-off time! Cheese is at 14312 as of this post, so we'll see what numbers it puts up in the next hour.

renkenr


quality posts: 7 Private Messages renkenr

Just had to wait for the 1 our sale.

Patience and loyalty rewarded.

No no, thank you Woot.

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5
Narfcake wrote:Shirt woot-off time! Cheese is at 14312 as of this post, so we'll see what numbers it puts up in the next hour.



Did you capture all of them or just cheese?

move along

Narfcake


quality posts: 288 Private Messages Narfcake

BTW, it'd be very welcome if someone with more time than I have today will come in and post the numbers right after the woot-off hour is up. Besides actually having work to do, my burrito con pollo, arroz, y frijoles is getting cold.

Narfcake


quality posts: 288 Private Messages Narfcake
j5 wrote:Did you capture all of them or just cheese?



Just Cheese.

moronbrigade


quality posts: 23 Private Messages moronbrigade

Its time to stack things up again! Ah the woot off, this is what I am sure keeps the big three alive the most (Binge, Nevermore, and It came out of Nowhere). Lets see if Cheese can maintain its reign of dominance again during the one hour sale! WOO WOO WOO! You know it!

Seize the Opportunity.

MathUhhhSaurus


quality posts: 59 Private Messages MathUhhhSaurus
Narfcake wrote:Shirt woot-off time! Cheese is at 14312 as of this post, so we'll see what numbers it puts up in the next hour.



14925 now and counting. And I contributed one of those numbers ;]

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What Bindle of Carrots?

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5
MathUhhhSaurus wrote:14925 now and counting. And I contributed one of those numbers ;]



Thanks for capturing that.
Not sure if there were residual sales or what, but the number is now 14993.
Wheee!

move along

MathUhhhSaurus


quality posts: 59 Private Messages MathUhhhSaurus

Post Woot-Off numbers:

(1) The Cheese is a Liederkranz - 14998
(2) Poison - 5875
(3) In the Library With the Wrench - 4836
(4) Acquired Taste - 13188
(5) The Binge - 44237
(6) They’re Watching - 4366
(7) Forbidden Future - 2947
(8) It Came Out Of Nowhere - 29285
(9) Raisins Ruin Everything - 2366
(10) Nevermore - 38268
(11) Stink Less! - 2532
(12) Playful Foxes - 2684
(13) Emperor Penguin - 2377
(14) Meh - 8376
(15) Unstealthiest Ninja - 8102
(16) Reflections on Pi - 9793
(17) Eats, Shoots, and Leaves - 2965
(18) In Harmony - 5089
(19) Minor Modifications - 4432
(20) Odd Bear Out - 5320

(21) Death Served Till Noon - 3849
(22) Cheddar Power - 2688
(23) Actual Cats, HOOOO - 2096
(24) Intensive Candy Unit - 1715
(25) One Smart Cookie - 1908
(26) Ro-boss - 2162
(27) Natural Pride - 1474

Yay! Cheddar gained some places.

Examine Bindle of Carrots.
What Bindle of Carrots?

emberdione


quality posts: 3 Private Messages emberdione

I contributed to Cheese's jump. It's the only one I haven't bought yet that I was willing to buy pre-reckoning.

moronbrigade


quality posts: 23 Private Messages moronbrigade

Im kinda curious on how the sale affected the reckoning

Seize the Opportunity.

IndependentVik


quality posts: 11 Private Messages IndependentVik
Arthurbrigade wrote:Im kinda curious on how the sale affected the reckoning



Purchases during the sale, so far as I know, do not count towards the reckoning.

Narfcake


quality posts: 288 Private Messages Narfcake
IndependentVik wrote:Purchases during the sale, so far as I know, do not count towards the reckoning.



AFAIK, they still do. Using those numbers from the last time was the only way I could make sense of If I Only Had a Brain's positioning for #200.

Thanks for the numbers ... not so much for me, but for the readers and lurkers who are interested in seeing how their favorite (or not) shirt does over the course of a day/week.

It looks like Cheese's popularity is waning. The last woot-off, it cleared over 1500 in the hour; this time, not even 700. Cheddar ... there's a +1 from me somewhere in there.

Johndis5


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Johndis5
IndependentVik wrote:Purchases during the sale, so far as I know, do not count towards the reckoning.



That's what woot has said in the past.

DianaSprinkle


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Narfcake wrote:AFAIK, they still do. Using those numbers from the last time was the only way I could make sense of If I Only Had a Brain position for #200.

Thanks for the numbers ... not so much for me, but for the readers and lurkers who are interested in seeing how their favorite (or not) shirt does over the course of a day/week.

It looks like Cheese's popularity is waning. The last woot-off, it cleared over 1500 in the hour; this time, not even 700. Cheddar ... there's a +1 from me somewhere in there.



I think the sells for the 12 dollar reckoning sell don't count to the reckoning position but anytime there's a woot off the shirts on the reckoning get a boost in sells that do count, the 15.00 dollars sales, due to the upsurge in traffic on woot.

This recent sales lower numbers didn't seem to hit just Cheese, all the shirts seemed to sell less over all.

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5

Here are the numbers from the last two snapshots in this thread

Lies, Damn Lies, and... wrote:

Rank.....Prev....Title....................................Sales...Change

1............(1).....The.Cheese.is.a.Liederkranz.......14998...+798
2............(2).....Poison...................................5875...+430
3............(3).....In.the.Library.With.the.Wrench.....4836...+289
4............(4).....Acquired.Taste.......................13188...+372
5............(5).....The.Binge..............................44237...+434
6............(6).....They’re.Watching......................4366...+248
7............(7).....Forbidden.Future.......................2947...+172
8............(8).....It.Came.Out.Of.Nowhere............29285...+294
9............(12)....Raisins.Ruin.Everything..............2366...+193
10...........(9).....Nevermore............................38268...+331
11...........(11)....Stink.Less!.............................2532...+142
12...........(15)....Playful.Foxes..........................2684...+134
13...........(10)....Emperor.Penguin......................2377...+108
14...........(13)....Meh.....................................8376...+283
15...........(14)....Unstealthiest.Ninja...................8102...+228
16...........(17)....Reflections.on.Pi......................9793...+257
17...........(16)....Eats,.Shoots,.and.Leaves............2965...+135
18...........(18)....In.Harmony............................5089...+194
19...........(20)....Minor.Modifications..................4432...+179
20...........(19)....Odd.Bear.Out..........................5320...+147

21...........(21)....Death.Served.Till.Noon...............3849...+137
22...........(25)....Cheddar.Power.........................2688...+142
23...........(22)....Actual.Cats,.HOOOO..................2096...+77
24...........(23)....Intensive.Candy.Unit..................1715...+66
25...........(24)....One.Smart.Cookie....................1908...+117
26...........(26)....Ro.boss.................................2162...+82
27...........(27)....Natural.Pride...........................1474...+48



ETA: Attention Woot! Please enable the "code" function in BBCode..That is all

move along

Narfcake


quality posts: 288 Private Messages Narfcake

In that case ...

Any Woot staffers have the official word?

debragr


quality posts: 3 Private Messages debragr
Johndis5 wrote:That's what woot has said in the past.



Here's what the FAQ page says: "So every Monday, we figure out which of our past shirts are selling the least (measured by post-launch sales per day over the last four weeks) and euthanize them, for their own good and ours."

It clearly carves out the first day sales, but does not carve out any other sales, including woot-off sales. Of course, the FAQ could be incomplete (perish the thought!)

BootsBoots


quality posts: 37 Private Messages BootsBoots

Sales during the hour-long sale don't count toward reckoning standings. It was said in an e-mail I got from Joel or Barbara or someone important when I had a shirt on the reckoning, back when they started doing this hour-sale thing. I think there were some posts about it too during that time.

Plus, you can tell because the shirts don't change positions on the chart during that hour. ;)


j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5

Replacing this with something of "value"

movement since 1:40AM wrote:

Title.......................Change
Raisins Ruin Everything.............3
Playful Foxes.......................3
Cheddar Power.......................3
Reflections on Pi.......................1
Minor Modifications.......................1
The Cheese is a Liederkranz.......................0
Poison.......................0
In the Library With the Wrench.......................0
Acquired Taste.......................0
The Binge.......................0
They’re Watching.......................0
Forbidden Future.......................0
It Came Out Of Nowhere.......................0
Stink Less!.......................0
In Harmony.......................0
Death Served Till Noon.......................0
Ro boss.......................0
Natural Pride.......................0
Nevermore.......................-1
Meh.......................-1
Unstealthiest Ninja.......................-1
Eats, Shoots, and Leaves.......................-1
Odd Bear Out.......................-1
Actual Cats, HOOOO.......................-1
Intensive Candy Unit.......................-1
One Smart Cookie.......................-1
Emperor Penguin.......................-3


move along

Narfcake


quality posts: 288 Private Messages Narfcake
BootsBoots wrote:It was said in an e-mail I got from Joel or Barbara or someone important ...



That's official enough, I guess.

Of course. that essentially eliminates any chance of nailing down an exact DSR too. I suppose someone could infer one by subtracting the time and quantities and calculate a figure around it; I'm not going to even attempt such a thing, though.

MathUhhhSaurus


quality posts: 59 Private Messages MathUhhhSaurus

Yes! Cheddar is out of the danger zone :D
If only One Smart Cookie can do the same while the reckoning is still young. Then I would be happy.

Examine Bindle of Carrots.
What Bindle of Carrots?

Narfcake


quality posts: 288 Private Messages Narfcake

And something that doesn't have much to do with this reckoning, but was very surprising to find today; this showed up in my mailbox already. Just regular SnailPost too.

I don't recall ever having received any in under a week before.

walmazan


quality posts: 64 Private Messages walmazan
Narfcake wrote:And something that doesn't have much to do with this reckoning, but was very surprising to find today; this showed up in my mailbox already. Just regular SnailPost too.

I don't recall ever having received any in under a week before.



Dear Narfcake, Tell me, tell me how looks? I can't wait for mine

dsscheibe


quality posts: 8 Private Messages dsscheibe

I went to buy the one the said Books, no electricty required last night, went to check out and it was showing the Ring bearer in my cart... Was a bit ticked of as I wanted that shirt, can't find it now.

gricomet


quality posts: 35 Private Messages gricomet

So it looks like 2 cheeses will survive this week with some mustard to go with it and milk to wash it down. Now what we could really use is some bread to tie it together....

Narfcake


quality posts: 288 Private Messages Narfcake
walmazan wrote:Dear Narfcake, Tell me, tell me how looks? I can't wait for mine



¡Es muy bonita!

My first reaction was "I thought they couldn't do gradients." That's how nice the half-tones, especially on Prof. Plum, came out.

Narfcake


quality posts: 288 Private Messages Narfcake
gricomet wrote:So it looks like 2 cheeses will survive this week with some mustard to go with it and milk to wash it down. Now what we could really use is some bread to tie it together....



Bread was last week.

But we do have an artery clogger, a desirable cookie, a less desirable cookie, and I'm sure in some cultures, this is edible too.