Woot.com – A Different Approach

June 30, 2006

My buddy Doug pointed me towards an interesting e-commerce site: woot.com

Woot.com is built around a really simple and interesting idea: Sell one product at a time, or in their words “One Day, One Deal.”

Today it’s a photo printer and digital camera combination selling for $79.99. Tomorrow it’s … no body knows! Sometimes they put anonymous items for $1 — you don’t know if you’re going to get a used set of Rush Limbaugh ties, or a new 23″ flat panel monitor. It’s like the lottery, and people get hooked. Some die hard fanatics check at midnight, every night, to try to score the big ticket items that occassionally come through the system.

Don’t you wish your site had die hard fanatics?

Update: As davebug noted, Overstock.com is an advertiser but doesn’t run Woot.com.

4 Responses to “Woot.com – A Different Approach”


  1. I had never heard of Woot.com before reading your post, but I have to say that it sounds like a fantastic concept. The one deal per day thing would definitely keep people checking back very often. Thanks for the tip!

  2. davebug Says:

    Hmm…just out of curiosity, why do we appear to be run by Overstock? I guess it’s the line of text after “sponsor” eh? I wonder if that should say “advertiser” or something instead.

    Anyway, thanks for the post, we love to see our name in the big lights.

  3. Peat Says:

    Hey davebug! I’ll update the post, and I’m definitely interested in learning more about woot.com — if you’re interested, and I’ll be happy to write more about ya.

    Cheers!

  4. lisa Says:

    When I clicked there was a cool portable Universal docking station for your laptop, didn’t even know that existed. Well davebug’s items for sale are definitely interesting enough to go back to the site


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