Since it makes more sense to continue on Joel's post here instead of in the side sale thread ...
joelterrific wrote:... Don't get me wrong, I would love to have the volume to promise a screenprint every time, ...
You folks know what needs to be done to bring volume back up. Even so, it's not going to be automatic, as those who have left may never come back, as they've moved onto other sites.
For every complaint in this or other threads, there are plenty more who didn't speak up and simply chalked it up to "I'm not coming back." I'm basing that on thrift store racks - Woot shirts, less than a year old, cast away already, typically in a stretched and shrunken mess. That suggests me there was enough disinterest in the product, so much so that they were "disposable". In some cases, the shirts were recent enough to still be available in the reckoning (excluding the two mainstays).
Anecdotal? Perhaps, but looking at the extreme drop in derby votes, sale figures, and community participation (that doesn't involve complaints), it's truly sad how far it's fallen here. With less traffic, I won't be surprised if ad revenue has dropped too, hurting Woot even more.
The day old Woot shirts died
(petition courtesy of @no1)