|[July 11, 2014]
Woot.com Celebrates Its 10th Birthday with Epic Game, Larger-than-Life Deals, and a Feline George Takei
CARROLTON, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Woot.com, one of the first daily deal sites on the Internet, is
celebrating its 10th birthday today by offering unbelievable
deals, free shipping on most items, and the Internet's first retail
playing game (RPG) featuring George Takei.
"Ultimately, we are giving our customers what they really want, and
that's great deals within a fun and engaging shopping experience," said
John Alteio, general manager, Woot. "I think they'll be pleased to find
that we really have the best prices on our deals, and hopefully, they'll
laugh at our jokes, too."
The World of Wootcrap, the Internet's first RPG, invites users to
discover the mysteries and surprises Woot has in store for its 10th
birthday. The game, which is narrated by and features a feline likeness
of "Star Trek" actor and Internet celebrity George Takei, places players
in rival clans as they interactively battle.
To commemorate 10 years of great deals, Woot wil also be offering some
of the best prices ever seen on the site, with savings on the Dyson DC25
vacuum at $179.99 and hourly deals on top products including:
Char-Broil 36,000 BTU 3-Burner Gas Grill for $79.99 (65 percent off
Cuisinart 11-piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set for $97.99 (51 percent
off list price)
1st Gen iPad Mini 32 GB WiFi (News - Alert) for $299.99 ($130 off list price)
Margaritaville blenders for $229.99 ($130 off list price)
Vizio 40" 1080p Smart LED Refurbished TV for $299.99
In lieu of traditional party favors, Woot will also be selling 10,000 of
its legendary Bags of Crap (BoC), a blind grab bag of items. BoCs
typically sell out in seconds, but Woot is providing loyal shoppers with
their best chance ever to snare one of these elusive and mysterious
packages, which can contain anything from Texas air to a big-screen TV.
Over the course of its decade of operation, Woot has sold more than
64,000 BoCs, which were created as a way to clear odds and ends from its
To follow Woot's birthday party via live stream please visit woot.com
or youtube.com/wootchannel; festivities will be broadcast live from 9:00
a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Founded in 2004, Woot pioneered the daily deal business model and was
acquired by Amazon in 2010. Since the acquisition, Woot has grown to
include 11 distinct sites including Electronics, Computers, Kids, Home,
Shirt, Wine, Accessories, and Sport. Each site features a daily deal as
well as multi-day flash sales.
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