I suppose that Amazon destroying shirt.woot was the slap in the face that I needed to end my seven-year buying binge. My shirts outgrew my dresser, long ago, and expanded into leaning stacks of folded Woot shirts standing in boxes beside it and my closet, where I can easily flip through them.
The price increase only stopped my impulse buying, and it didn't even totally control that. It just prevented me from buying shirts for people on the basis of, "I'll bet that so-and-so would like this." After the increase, I'd usually wait to show it to "so-and-so," and let him buy it for himself, if he liked it, enough.
I'm tall and long-legged, so, AA or Anchor, 3X is loose and hangs below the belt the way I like it. I had noticed that the collars on the last few shirts I'd bought didn't spring back to life after being washed like they usually did; but, different shirts come from different lots, and I didn't think much about it. I hadn't, yet, heard of Woot being bought, and didn't suspect anything amiss.
This horrible, busy, migraine-inducing new site format came along, which does nothing to improve anything for me, and makes me simply want to leave. I can't even see details of the designs I am contemplating buying, anymore. I haven't looked forward to coming here, at all, since this mess has been installed.
Finally, my daughter, for whom I bought nearly half of the household's Woot shirts, has decided that she wants no more. When I read her what Amazonian Woot had to say about the Anchor shirts fitting better, she said, "Yeah, if I need a maternity dress!" She said that she can, "literally smuggle my violin under this [WS Anchor] shirt without stretching the material, at all."
If the shirt blanks will, forevermore, be over-priced, sub-par goods foisted on the public by Amazon to try to squeeze a greater profit margin out of this dedicated subculture at the expense of quality and outsourced U.S. jobs, I am sad, and even sadder for the artists who are having their "neighborhood" torn down. This was great, while it lasted.
For those of you who can still enjoy this new "woot.shirt," I'm truly envious. I miss enjoying it, too.