Reader Chris was one of those unlucky, then lucky purchasers, and passed along the e-mail he got from Woot.
I wanted to share how awesome Woot! is with you/The Consumerist readers. Here is an email I got from them today:
So you didn’t win the Powerball. Bummer. But we’ve got some good news ! Looks like you’ll be seeing a nice little windfall anyway. Now before you go quitting your job and cursing your boss, we should tell you that it’s only 30 bucks. Still, free money!
A few days ago, we sold you a Dyson DC35 Multi Floor Vacuum for $200. But today we’re selling it for $169.99. We didn’t think that was right, so we’ll be refunding you the difference. You can expect to see that back on your credit card in a few days. Now don’t go spending it all in one place. Unless, you know, that place is Woot.
Hugs and Kisses,
Old-timers may remember that Amazon.com used to do the same thing just a few short years ago. Depending on how big the markdown was, it’s a relatively cheap way to build a lot of goodwill for your brand.