polyxavier wrote:I used to check shirt woot every day to see what funny shirt was on there. Usually, I just chuckled and maybe showed one of my adult kids for them to get a laugh. If it was really funny but only to me, I'd buy one. If it was really funny and I thought the kids would like it, I'd buy 2-4 depending on how many of the kids would really like it. 4 shirts was $37 but is not $60.
I's also check the catalog if I saw one shirt I really liked for myself. If I found one that was funny for $11 or whatever the ones from prior days was, I may get one of those too. $24 vs $30.
Shirts in the $9-12 range per shirt, including shipping, don't have to be as humorous or special as ones that go for $15-19 a shirt. I do spend up to $20 for a really neat shirt but it's usually on vacation and I am buying it for someone special because I know they will really like it. I think the quality is a bit better than woot used to be as well.
So whereas before woot was a deal, I don't see it as nearly as much of one anymore. I still may buy a shirt from time to time but not in bulk and not nearly as often. I will probably check the site less as well as there just isn't the same draw, thereby missing out on all the other woot categories.
I hope it works out but it won't include a whole lot of money from me because I am rather a cheapskate.
This is a -really- good point. I mean, I bought 10 shirts from Woot during October (for Halloween). I typically go for the $8 shirts unless I can't avoid having to spend the $10 so that's not too bad to me. $15 a shirt though? No, thank you. I mean, technically, I think it's still cheaper than some shirt sites but I can also get Buy One Get One offers from the other sites that make it more cost affordable.
Unrelated/related: If Woot, according to Wiki ("On June 30, 2010, Woot announced an agreement to be acquired by Amazon.com") is owned by Amazon now, why can't Prime members get their free shipping? (Unless I'm missing that, too?)
Meh. I joined up in 2009 and have a closet full of shirts but I think I'm just going to have to stop coming here. Between mixed up orders and less than stellar customer service, in addition to this price hike... it's just not worth it and, according to my mother, I "really need to start cutting back on how many shirts" I buy.