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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: 292 Private Messages Narfcake

Yesterday was New Years, right?

Speed to first woot: 0m 27.335s
First sucker:baybei
Last wooter to woot:Narfcake
Last purchase:a minute ago
Order Pace (rank): Top 38% of Shirt Woots Top 17% of all Woots
Woots Sold:12054


But seriously, that was a real purchase from me, and it's just a thing reminiscent of old reckonings. I'll probably regret it when it arrives in the mailbox, though ...

Anyways, I am indeed calling it quits on the weekly numbers come Friday, which will be Nevermore's 5th anniversary. It'll be just shy of two years since I first posted numbers in these threads. Back then, the intention was to document the shenanigans around Monday at Noon. Although it did reveal such, it wasn't just "the usual suspected" artist but several others participating as such too. More so, and in the following weeks as the process evolved and the tracking increased, it revealed that such actions was mostly blown out of proportions simply because of the way Woot calculated the rankings.

To Mr. Anonymous who tipped me on how the reckoning worked - thank you again.

Now, onto the numbers. This week's veterans are Know Your Bones, 10 Things, and Zombie Chart.

Legend: Current rank (Baseline rank) Shirt Name - (Additional sales) and total quantity as of this posting. Refer to the beginning of this reckoning for the baseline sales numbers. DSR are for informational purposes only and not 100% accurate.
1 (1) That's No Moon - (+14) to 5220. Approx. 47.01 real time DSR; 28.48 Woot-based DSR
2 (2) Passenger - (+17) to 3648. Approx. 38.01 real time DSR; 20.97 Woot-based DSR
3 (3) Trust Me! - (+5) to 6061. Approx. 34.42 real time DSR; 26.43 Woot-based DSR
4 (4) Nocturnowl - (+6) to 2738. Approx. 30.78 real time DSR; 17.87 Woot-based DSR
5 (5) Songbirds of North America - (+5) to 2906. Approx. 25.2 real time DSR; 19.02 Woot-based DSR
6 (6) Know Your Bones - (+3) to 2302. Approx. 15.95 real time DSR; 12.25 Woot-based DSR
7 (7) Zombies Chase Me - (+5) to 2996. Approx. 16.67 real time DSR; 10.81 Woot-based DSR
8 (8) Serotonin & the Dopamines - (+11) to 3974. Approx. 18.84 real time DSR; 14.46 Woot-based DSR
9 (9) A Wormhole in Oregon - (+5) to 2546. Approx. 14.88 real time DSR; 11.43 Woot-based DSR
10 (10) Someone's Lucky Day - (+3) to 3307. Approx. 14.61 real time DSR; 11.21 Woot-based DSR
11 (11) Wishful Thinking - (+8) to 10544. Approx. 19.54 real time DSR; 15 Woot-based DSR
12 (12) Under a Full Moon - (+7) to 1204. Approx. 14.38 real time DSR; 10.22 Woot-based DSR
13 (13) The Book Was Better - (+12) to 1367. Approx. 13.79 real time DSR; 10.27 Woot-based DSR
14 (14) 10 Things - (+3) to 2756. Approx. 13.58 real time DSR; 10.43 Woot-based DSR
15 (15) Nevermore - (+8) to 54605. Approx. 16.05 real time DSR; 12.32 Woot-based DSR
16 (16) Tomorrow the World!!! - (+6) to 2649. Approx. 15.4 real time DSR; 11.82 Woot-based DSR
17 (17) The Binge - (+4) to 64888. Approx. 16.56 real time DSR; 12.71 Woot-based DSR
18 (18) Zombie Chart - (+1) to 1653. Approx. 13.21 real time DSR; 10.14 Woot-based DSR
19 (19) Helixtricity - (+8) to 1865. Approx. 16.42 real time DSR; 12.61 Woot-based DSR
20 (20) Time Travel is Cool - (+3) to 3767. Approx. 16 real time DSR; 12.29 Woot-based DSR
21 (21) A Quiet Place to Read - (+1) to 1029. Approx. 12.72 real time DSR; 6.59 Woot-based DSR
22 (22) Where Schrödinger & Venn Overlap - (+5) to 899. Approx. 16.01 real time DSR; 6.1 Woot-based DSR
23 (23) Duck Duck Goose - (+2) to 746. Approx. 9.5 real time DSR; 4.56 Woot-based DSR
24 (24) Spring Rain - (+6) to 952. Approx. 24.52 real time DSR; 5.76 Woot-based DSR
25 (25) Can't Wait for Spring - (+4) to 746. Approx. 15.34 real time DSR; 4.84 Woot-based DSR
26 (26) Vinyl Skies - (+4) to 655. Approx. 9.4 real time DSR; 4.09 Woot-based DSR
27 (27) Spring Dream - (+6) to 531. Approx. 16.02 real time DSR; 2.13 Woot-based DSR
91 (91) Cat Signal - (+1) to 906.

neuropsychosocial


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Narfcake wrote:I'll probably regret it when it arrives in the mailbox, though ...

Have you checked your mailbox today? You need to check your mailbox while it's still April 1st.

RIP A.A. Blanks (Obituary)

Narfcake


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neuropsychosocial wrote:Have you checked your mailbox today? You need to check your mailbox while it's still April 1st.


The timing couldn't be more perfect. I love you.

j5


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Narfcake wrote:The timing couldn't be more perfect. I love you.


Did you get one of these?

move along

Narfcake


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j5 wrote:Did you get one of these?


No - the anvil dropping was my own choosing.

(I'm surprised no one else caught onto that from my opening post. Feel free to make a "OMG THE SKY IS FALLING"-ish post because I bought a Woot/Anvil shirt at full price if you so please.)

j5


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Narfcake wrote:No - the anvil dropping was my own choosing.

(I'm surprised no one else caught onto that from my opening post. Feel free to make a "OMG THE SKY IS FALLING"-ish post because I bought a Woot/Anvil shirt at full price if you so please.)

No, I meant as a gag gift from NPS. I saw you bought an Anvil shirt, and the implications thereof.

move along

neuropsychosocial


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j5 wrote:No, I meant as a gag gift from NPS.

Narfcake previously owned ten copies of Unstealthiest Ninja I; he now owns eleven.

I was enormously pleased that it arrived on April 1st and wanted to make sure that he saw my message to check his mail while it was still April 1st. It wouldn't have been nearly as funny on April 2nd.

RIP A.A. Blanks (Obituary)

neuropsychosocial


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Narfcake wrote:Feel free to make a "OMG THE SKY IS FALLING"-ish post because I bought a Woot/Anvil shirt at full price if you so please.

Narfcake, no one cares. Really.

RIP A.A. Blanks (Obituary)

novastarj


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Narfcake wrote:
Anyways, I am indeed calling it quits on the weekly numbers come Friday, which will be Nevermore's 5th anniversary. It'll be just shy of two years since I first posted numbers in these threads.



April Fools?

PixelPants


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Narfcake wrote:... I bought a Woot/Anvil shirt at full price if you so please.)



All the more appropriate that you waited till the very last to pick up the Procrastination shirt.

LarryLars


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Narfcake wrote:No - the anvil dropping was my own choosing.

(I'm surprised no one else caught onto that from my opening post. Feel free to make a "OMG THE SKY IS FALLING"-ish post because I bought a Woot/Anvil shirt at full price if you so please.)



No one was immune from buying an anvil here, not even myself.

Many heartfelt thanks to you, Neuro and TheGolux for the number crunching.

I'm really glad to know that the AA Raven arose like a phoenix and landed in your hands ;)


!

Have you checked your Private Messages lately?

breinschw


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neuropsychosocial wrote:Narfcake, no one cares. Really.


I care... and understand :-(


Narfcake


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breinschw wrote:I care... and understand :-(


It was a joke.

LarryLars wrote:No one was immune from buying an anvil here, not even myself.

Many heartfelt thanks to you, Neuro and TheGolux for the number crunching.

I'm really glad to know that the AA Raven arose like a phoenix and landed in your hands ;)


I'm sure there are a fair number of Wooters who did resist after the initial reactions. Beyond the two, which Woot did resolve, the rest of the Anvils I have are from the secondary market. I still say the change really was a blessing to my wallet.

The readable Nevermore is safe in one of my stacks. One of these days, Name That Shirt will be revisited, though the last stack I put up seemed to have stumped everyone.

PixelPants wrote:All the more appropriate that you waited till the very last to pick up the Procrastination shirt.


The more logical reason is that I held off buying in hopes that that their shortage of Cranberry blanks means they would temporarily switch to the old supplier. Waiting to the last minute was my own throwback to the pre-catalog reckonings, in which I'd be in a race against BlueJester for the last Wooter.

I'm just hoping that it doesn't arrive with a QC issue ... like forgetting to print a color. Yes, I'm aware that Procrastination is a 1-color print.

novastarj wrote:April Fools?


Since it was March 31st when I posted, nope.

neuropsychosocial wrote:Narfcake previously owned ten copies of Unstealthiest Ninja I; he now owns eleven.

I was enormously pleased that it arrived on April 1st and wanted to make sure that he saw my message to check his mail while it was still April 1st. It wouldn't have been nearly as funny on April 2nd.


As you could tell, I was absolutely rolling ... and not in the Ocho turtle-y way either, even though I do have that one and I did order her other turtle-y shirt for us.

Thank you keeping track. The UnNinja-napping jokes - truth be told, I really wouldn't realize if one did indeed escape ... though you might want to check your Artichokey collection.

Narfcake


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... and just shy of midnight on Nevermore's 5th year, I post reckoning numbers for the last time ...

Legend: Current rank (Baseline rank) Shirt Name - (Additional sales) and total quantity as of this posting. Refer to the beginning of this reckoning for the baseline sales numbers. DSR are for informational purposes only and not 100% accurate.
1 (1) That's No Moon - (+125) to 5331. Approx. 41.67 real time DSR; 35.21 Woot-based DSR
2 (2) Passenger - (+106) to 3737. Approx. 32.91 real time DSR; 27.1 Woot-based DSR
3 (4) Nocturnowl - (+69) to 2801. Approx. 26.27 real time DSR; 21.94 Woot-based DSR
4 (3) Trust Me! - (+78) to 6134. Approx. 31.95 real time DSR; 29.04 Woot-based DSR
5 (5) Songbirds of North America - (+51) to 2952. Approx. 22.97 real time DSR; 20.75 Woot-based DSR
6 (7) Zombies Chase Me - (+45) to 3036. Approx. 15.05 real time DSR; 12.97 Woot-based DSR
7 (6) Know Your Bones - (+33) to 2332. Approx. 14.66 real time DSR; 13.32 Woot-based DSR
8 (8) Serotonin & the Dopamines - (+48) to 4011. Approx. 17.37 real time DSR; 15.79 Woot-based DSR
9 (9) A Wormhole in Oregon - (+48) to 2589. Approx. 14.27 real time DSR; 12.96 Woot-based DSR
10 (11) Wishful Thinking - (+44) to 10580. Approx. 17.92 real time DSR; 16.29 Woot-based DSR
11 (12) Under a Full Moon - (+36) to 1233. Approx. 12.99 real time DSR; 11.51 Woot-based DSR
12 (10) Someone's Lucky Day - (+31) to 3335. Approx. 13.44 real time DSR; 12.21 Woot-based DSR
13 (13) The Book Was Better - (+26) to 1381. Approx. 12.03 real time DSR; 10.82 Woot-based DSR
14 (15) Nevermore - (+50) to 54647. Approx. 15.21 real time DSR; 13.82 Woot-based DSR
15 (14) 10 Things - (+33) to 2786. Approx. 12.66 real time DSR; 11.5 Woot-based DSR
16 (24) Spring Rain - (+46) to 992. Approx. 14.98 real time DSR; 10.47 Woot-based DSR
17 (22) Where Schrödinger & Venn Overlap - (+43) to 937. Approx. 12.84 real time DSR; 9.71 Woot-based DSR
18 (19) Helixtricity - (+36) to 1893. Approx. 14.97 real time DSR; 13.61 Woot-based DSR
19 (16) Tomorrow the World!!! - (+33) to 2676. Approx. 14.07 real time DSR; 12.79 Woot-based DSR
20 (17) The Binge - (+30) to 64914. Approx. 15.01 real time DSR; 13.64 Woot-based DSR
21 (18) Zombie Chart - (+24) to 1676. Approx. 12.07 real time DSR; 10.96 Woot-based DSR
22 (20) Time Travel is Cool - (+29) to 3793. Approx. 14.54 real time DSR; 13.21 Woot-based DSR
23 (21) A Quiet Place to Read - (+17) to 1045. Approx. 9.6 real time DSR; 7.78 Woot-based DSR
24 (25) Can't Wait for Spring - (+23) to 765. Approx. 9.36 real time DSR; 6.84 Woot-based DSR
25 (23) Duck Duck Goose - (+14) to 758. Approx. 6.94 real time DSR; 5.52 Woot-based DSR
26 (27) Spring Dream - (+36) to 561. Approx. 9.31 real time DSR; 6.13 Woot-based DSR
27 (26) Vinyl Skies - (+20) to 671. Approx. 7.04 real time DSR; 5.48 Woot-based DSR
91 (91) Cat Signal - (+81) to 986. Approx. 20.54 real time DSR; n/a Woot-based DSR
92 (92) Oh My Gods! - (+42) to 779. Approx. 14.27 real time DSR; n/a Woot-based DSR
93 (93) I'm the Big Cheese - (+33) to 777. Approx. 16.98 real time DSR; n/a Woot-based DSR
94 (94) BASIC Time Travel - (+42) to 1117. Approx. 44.54 real time DSR; n/a Woot-based DSR

Another round of applause for TheGolux and Neuropsychosocial for all their hard work in making these numbers possible ... to "Mr. Anonymous", who tipped me in to solving the formula to calculate the DSR ... and to all the fellow number nerds who's helped gather them at one point or another. You've all made this possible week after week.

Unlike last time, I'm not completely walking away from shirt.woot - after all, I said I would be back for cake, and well, cake is available all the time now. I don't expect to spend as much time as I have in the past, however.

Final thoughts on numbers ... congrats to @baybei for her 27th first sucker today, which now surpasses my 26. Between the various shirt sites, 20 artists designed over 250 of my shirts. And with more shirts acquired on the secondary market, I have since lost count of my shirt.woot collection ... again.

neuropsychosocial


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I'm straight-up teary-eyed. I'm really going to miss this.

Narf, thanks for letting me help you with something that meant so much to you.
TheGolux, thank you for your steadfast nightly presence.
ThunderThighs and other mods, thank you for highlighting the numbers and other insightful comments in the Reckoning thread for so long.
And thank you to the formerly regular posters in the Reckoning thread and to the artists who posted regularly in here. It's been fun getting to know you all a little bit and when the day comes that we're no longer here, I will miss you!

RIP A.A. Blanks (Obituary)

thePenrod


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I hate discovering something cool shortly before it disappears. Is there anything in the world of woot that isn't fleeting?

Thanks for all the fish... I mean stats.