|By Business Wire||
|July 11, 2014 08:00 AM EDT||
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 will 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 list price)
- Cuisinart 11-piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set for $97.99 (51 percent off list price)
- 1st Gen iPad Mini 32 GB WiFi 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 warehouse.
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.