Wootable

I’ve been watching Woot.com for a few months now. Woot is a website that offers one deal each day.* For example, today they are selling a two pack of 128 MB flash drives for $14.99. It’s a great deal, if you’re looking for flash drives.

I haven’t bought anything yet. I’m never sure how good of a deal something is, if it’s something I really need, or if I’m just bending to the impulse buy pressure. I’ve decided to create a list of “wootable” items. They’ll be products I know I’m thinking about buying, and prices that will make them very worth while. Some people may walk around with lists like this in their head, but I usually don’t. I just don’t trust myself to be unbiased in the moment.

Actually, now that I think about it, I should create some sort of woot-watchlist. I could write a little application that scrapes each day’s woot and compares it to a list. If a it matches, then it fires off an email to the list owner. It should really just be a standard feature of Woot.com.

Here’s my current list that I’ll try to keep updated.
(Some of these may be way under priced, but that’s ok.)
$500 Gaming computer
$200 DLP Projector
$150 19″ LCD Monitor
$100 Dyson Vacuum
$100 XBox 360
$90 SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Platinum
$75 Roomba Discovery
$50 Handheld GPS
$15 Bluetooth headset
$10 Coffee maker
$2 Anything once
??? Digital Video Camera
??? Laser Printer

* It’s also a gamer term for expressing excitement. See w00t.

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