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Woot Acquired by Amazon

submitted on June 30, 2010 by siggy38 in "Stores / Merchants"
Amazon has acquired popular deal-a-day website Woot. The announcement was made on the Woot Blog.
http://www.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=13390

     

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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on June 30, 2010
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    I love this guy's sense of humor. The last chapter is surely the culmination of this speech. Smile

    This is definitely an emotional day for me. The feelings I’m experiencing are similar to what I felt in college on graduation day: excitement about getting a check from my folks combined with nausea from a hellacious bender the night before. I remember fondly that time when an RA turned on the lights and yelled “WHO OWNS THESE PANTS?” Except this time, the pants are a company, and the RA is you, and the sixty five hours of community service is a deal that will ensure the Woot.com experience can continue to grow for years and years and years, like a black mold behind the Gold Box. Join us, because together, we can rule the galaxy as father and son. Also, there will be six muffins waiting in the company break room, courtesy of the nice folks at Amazon.com. Welcome to the family!
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on June 30, 2010
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    Added a hilarious rap video performed by a plush monkey named MC Mortimer, Woot's mascot.
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    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on June 30, 2010
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    The monkey has convinced me that its real.

    The word or Mortimer is incontestable.
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    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on June 30, 2010
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    Was this the Woot Deal of the Day? (for $110 million, all in cash!) Big Grin

    I liked this part from the letter to the employees:

    We plan to continue to run Woot the way we have always run Woot – with a wall of ideas and a dartboard. From a practical point of view, it will be as if we are simply adding one person to the organizational hierarchy, except that one person will just happen to be a billion-dollar company that could buy and sell each and every one of you like you were office furniture. Nevertheless, don’t worry that our culture will suddenly take a leap forward and become cutting-edge. We’re still going to be the same old bottom-feeders our customers and readers have come to know and love, and each and every one of their pre-written insult macros will still be just as valid in a week, two weeks, or even next year. For Woot, our vision remains the same: somehow earning a living on snarky commentary and junk.


    http://techcrunch.com/2010/06/30/woot-amazon/

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