Recently, Amazon.com bought out a company known as Woot.com. In celebration (or anticipation?) Woot.com offered a one-time good deal on the latest generation Kindle. $149.00. Yep – Amazon is still selling the latest generation (6″) for $189 but that one day on Woot.com I got it for $149.00. I know…sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
This stuff never happens to me. Oh I find bargains – but not bargains like this. I worry now that I have bought my amazingly-priced Kindle at $149.00, Amazon will start advertising it at $130 – since they and Barnes & Nibbles keep having a price war. That’s the kind of luck I normally have.
I don’t care. I told all my friends if the Kindle got down to around $150 I would buy one. People started sending me links to Woot.com when that advertisement hit; I had already seen it and ordered (okay a bit apprehensively I admit). I know nothing about Woot.com except I am now a FB fan because their writers are hysterical and the website is well done — with specials every day. It seems a good place to shop – I dunno yet; I will reserve judgment until my actual Kindle arrives in working order with everything it’s supposed to have in the box.
I get a bit nervous when I take a leap of faith in a retailer I know nothing about. I’ve had problems in the past and some of them have gone unresolved and been filed under the category “Lessons Learned”. Woot.com tells me my Kindle should arrive in about 5 business days. Let’s see…counting for the 4th of July holiday I figure I should have it either Fri the 9th or Mon the 12th of July.
I’m already making a list of books to order. Like I don’t have enough to read….oh no I may not have time to blog! …sigh…
P.S. Go here to read Woot.com’s blog – wish they’d hire me to write copy for them – I can be funny. Well, I can. Just ask my 11 faithful readers!
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