Monday, July 14, 2008

Woot.com

I like good deals on technology. Don't you? Sometimes the best deal is available through sites that sell refurbished products. Today we will feature just such a site: Woot.com.

I found out about Woot from my brother-in-law, Jason. He likes to check it out for good deals and stuff and he got me hooked. Woot is not like other discount sites like buy.com or newegg.com because it only features one product a day. The deal on those products, however, is very good. For instance, the day I wrote this post, the featured product was a Dyson DC Slim All-Floor Vacuum selling for 259.99. I took a screenshot of it (on the right). Not a bad price for the product. I will be honest, I have never actually purchased anything from Woot so I can not say much about the quality, speed of service, or anything like that. However, I can say they feature a lot of cool stuff. I check out the site daily and I think its fun to see the great deals on different products (they range from vacuums to iPods to hard drives).

The Woot people claim they are not making a profit which was probably a joke. I think they somehow get there hands on refurbished products and are able to sell them at a great price. If anyone reading this knows more about how they get their products or about their service, let me know. I would be willing to buy a product from them that I felt was a great deal. Anyway, check out the site and tell me what you think.

4 comments:

rblaz said...

Today's featured product is a HP All-in-one color printer for $159.99.
Not a bad deal.

Derek and Tara said...

Interesting concept, how they have one deal a day. It means you have to go to the site each day and hope they have something you're interested in (not likely if you're looking for something in particular) as opposed to a site where you can go and search for something you need. It's like they rely on the deal being good enough that people who may not need a new printer, for example, to say, "I'll buy that because of the deal". But if you do find something you like or need, it's a pretty good deal.

rblaz said...

I agree. They must have a limited supplier which forces them into this model (maybe they are their own supplier). The business has been going for a while so whoever their supplier is must be pretty good.

Ty & Masha said...

Currently, I am not very happy with HP, so I am going to skip this post.

Still angry Russian

P.S. I want Mac