i love woot!
is cool. According to company info
, "woot.com is an online store and community run by the employees of a 10 year old consumer electronics distributor that focuses on close-outs and generally buying stuff cheap. Since the distributor doesn't sell to end users, Woot Inc provides us with an employee-store slash market-testing type of place." I found them by glancing at the top of Engadget
pages, where Woot! is an advertiser. I have the Woot! feed in my RSS reader, but I need only read it once a day, because they only offer one thing at a time "until it is sold out or until 11:59pm central time when it is replaced", and that one thing is ready to go that day.
Why do I love them? Although their offerings are typically of the high-tech geeky variety (DVD+/RW drives, USB DVD/CDRW drives, the RL500 Robomower (think roomba for the yard)), the other day the featured item was a Cuisinart BFP-703 SmartPower Duet Blender/Food Processor (white)
. The link is to the Amazon page, where the price is like $80 (and "normal" retail price is like $120). Through Woot! I got mine for $29.99, plus $5 for FedEx shipping. It's heavy and sturdy and the blades are sharp, the blender is quiet, and it's just awesome
Favorite smoothie recipes are welcomed here! I am boring, what with my soy + banana + strawberry. That's the limit of my creativity.
Oh, the moral of the story? Get a Woot! feed. You never know what you'll find.