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2241  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (Updated: help with next steps!) on: May 27, 2008, 01:52:35 PM
In the spirit of the last several questions, there are two I haven't really looked at:

The Prius, and the Honda Fit.    I probably need to go look at the Fit.

The Prius was shot down quickly before I could go take a look at it because of these things people told me:

1.  anything over 45 mpg and you arne't going to get good mileage because you are back on gas
2.  the batteries die after 4 or 5 years requiring a very expensive replacement
3.  they aren't worth it.

Are those things true about the Prius?



I also have a follow up question for Neal:     I read scattering of reports about reliability questions for the MINI last night.     Are these things reliable?
2242  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (Updated: help with next steps!) on: May 27, 2008, 01:38:59 PM

Quote from: Biyobi on May 27, 2008, 05:12:49 AM

Quote from: msduncan on May 27, 2008, 04:40:02 AM

Quote from: cheeba on May 27, 2008, 03:59:02 AM

Quote from: msduncan on May 27, 2008, 03:48:07 AM

I've been looking at some of the others for several months.   Didn't like any of them based mainly on engine power, fun to drive factors, and looks. 
You mean the turbocharged MINI, the S, right? Because the base MINI has one of the weaker engines in its class.

I'm going for MPG here, not power and speed.   

If I wanted power I'd be keeping my FJ.

And btw -- why in the hell am I having to debate this with some of you?   It gets so Fing tiring how some of you turn ANYTHING into an Fing debate.   God DAMNIT.  finger finger finger
Are you... outraged?

Momentarily outraged.   It was late and I was tired.   Sorry cheeba.

BTW --   Would anyone believe me if I told them I was actually John McCain posting under an alias?  slywink
2243  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (Updated: help with next steps!) on: May 27, 2008, 04:40:02 AM

Quote from: cheeba on May 27, 2008, 03:59:02 AM

Quote from: msduncan on May 27, 2008, 03:48:07 AM

I've been looking at some of the others for several months.   Didn't like any of them based mainly on engine power, fun to drive factors, and looks. 
You mean the turbocharged MINI, the S, right? Because the base MINI has one of the weaker engines in its class.

I'm going for MPG here, not power and speed.   

If I wanted power I'd be keeping my FJ.

And btw -- why in the hell am I having to debate this with some of you?   It gets so Fing tiring how some of you turn ANYTHING into an Fing debate.   God DAMNIT.  finger finger finger
2244  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (Updated: help with next steps!) on: May 27, 2008, 03:48:07 AM

Quote from: cheeba on May 27, 2008, 03:42:40 AM

Quote from: msduncan on May 27, 2008, 03:17:59 AM

My plan is to negotiate as much as I can before making the trip.   Then I get there and take it for a spin.   If I don't like it, I pull the eject lever and I'm back to Bama.
And what about its competitors? The MINI is a nice car and all, but some would argue that it's too much money for what you get.

I've been looking at some of the others for several months.   Didn't like any of them based mainly on engine power, fun to drive factors, and looks.     I never considered a MINI.   Meal suggested it, I took a look, and I'm hooked right off the bat.    As long as the ride checks out when I test drive it -- I'll be good to go.
2245  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (Updated: help with next steps!) on: May 27, 2008, 03:17:59 AM

Quote from: Geezer on May 27, 2008, 03:11:38 AM

Quote from: msduncan on May 27, 2008, 03:07:42 AM

Quote from: cheeba on May 27, 2008, 03:00:25 AM

Quote from: msduncan on May 27, 2008, 01:31:08 AM

Is it too early to spec out a MINI and submit it on the site for a salesman to call me?   Should I wait until I sell the FJ before I begin talks with dealers?
You should actually drive the thing along with some of its competitors like a normal human being.  icon_razz

Bah... I'm not going to drive 2 hours to Atlanta just for a test drive.   

I trust Neal.   biggrin

You're not going to test drive before you buy? You a cray-z mofo. 

My plan is to negotiate as much as I can before making the trip.   Then I get there and take it for a spin.   If I don't like it, I pull the eject lever and I'm back to Bama.
2246  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (Updated: help with next steps!) on: May 27, 2008, 03:07:42 AM

Quote from: cheeba on May 27, 2008, 03:00:25 AM

Quote from: msduncan on May 27, 2008, 01:31:08 AM

Is it too early to spec out a MINI and submit it on the site for a salesman to call me?   Should I wait until I sell the FJ before I begin talks with dealers?
You should actually drive the thing along with some of its competitors like a normal human being.  icon_razz

Bah... I'm not going to drive 2 hours to Atlanta just for a test drive.   

I trust Neal.   biggrin
2247  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Hmmm. What if: Hilary = VP? Does That Sway Your Vote to McCain? on: May 27, 2008, 02:58:18 AM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on May 14, 2008, 04:21:38 PM

Vice Presidential picks can be shown to effect party unity, but I've never seen a study where they impact "independent" voters.

Go down a checklist of issues. Find me major areas of disagreement between Clinton and Obama. They're running on basically the same platform, with different focus issues. A Vice President Hillary Clinton would not change the legislative or diplomatic substance of an Obama administration. Since that is what the point of a presidential election is -- the agenda set out by the candidate -- any vote against Obama because Hillary Clinton and not, say, Ed Rendell, is his Vice Presidential candidate is just flat out illogical.

You'll vote for more of the same on the war, more restrictions on personal freedoms through frighteningly conservative judicial appointments and more fiscal irresponsibility just because you don't like Hillary Clinton as a person? Even though she wouldn't change any of Barack Obama's policy positions?

That's just fucking insane.


Still not going to be active in this forum, but for some reason I peeked in here and saw this thread.    I need to throw some across-the-isle support to my brotha Fireball here.

1980 -- Reagan and Bush had a bitter primary campaign in which nobody expected they would join forces because they didn't seem to like each other too much after all was said and done.    Reagan called Bush.   The party was united.     The rest is history.
2248  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I want!!! on: May 27, 2008, 02:47:44 AM

Quote from: hentzau on May 27, 2008, 02:17:04 AM



And if you happen to speak Russian, the forum discussion on this wonderful little USB memory stick is here.

What in the hell is that thing?  Other than a USB drive that is....
2249  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (Updated: help with next steps!) on: May 27, 2008, 01:31:08 AM
Alright ...   I have the beast washed and cleaned inside and out.     A guy is coming tomorrow to replace the front windsheild that was cracked by a rock.     I'll then take pictures of it before I drive it anywhere, and then I'll drive down to carmax and see what they will give me for it (I don't expect much -- I sold my Mustang for $6000 more than carmax offered me).     

I'll then put it on several listings --   B'ham news, and maybe Autotrader?     Methinks?


Is it too early to spec out a MINI and submit it on the site for a salesman to call me?   Should I wait until I sell the FJ before I begin talks with dealers?
2250  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The GT Wrap Sheet on: May 27, 2008, 01:08:21 AM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on May 26, 2008, 11:56:16 PM

i was with my uncle when he got a ticket for hunting big game from a public road.  it was a decoy setup like you see on cops.  not fun

and i did witness a guy getting murdered.  by the police.  it was a 250+ pound guy resisting arrest.  one of the cops kneeled on his back when they finally got him down, and he suffocated to death. 

Lucas Arts sent my ISP a letter asking them to ban me from the internets after i installed a pirated copy of 'star wars: empire at war'.  my ISP sent me a letter saying "it probably was an accident because of a file sharing program, make sure the game isnt on your computer".  i had already deleted that crappy game at that point, but i dont download much plundered software anymore.

This one wasn't with a decoy.   We deer hunt with dogs.    The dogs were in the middle of the block, and most of the people in the club were in positions in the interior roads in our hunting club.   I was positioned out on the county highway.    I thought I was far enough across the ditch towards the woods, but the no good lying DNR agent claimed otherwise.     
2251  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTA IV Multiplayer on: May 27, 2008, 01:05:08 AM
Nobody?   SHould I send this thing back to gamefly for something different?
2252  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The GT Wrap Sheet on: May 26, 2008, 11:17:54 PM
Hunting big game from a public road.

I took it to court.    It was a small town.   The judge had his driveway paved a week before the court case by county workers.  

Case dismissed.

I felt moderately bad about it for a few moments until the DNR agent that ticketed me got up on the stand and lied through her teeth about what happed.   F her to hell after that.    We got her trasferred to a remote part of GA after that.   Hope she wound up miserable for the rest of her life.    finger
2253  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Phoenix touches down on: May 26, 2008, 02:24:31 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on May 26, 2008, 02:05:23 PM

Why didn't they name this mission "Viking 3"? It feels like a rerun, except our greater familiarity with the Martian surface dulls the excitement that accompanied those first Viking panoramas, with their red rocks and pink sky. I hope Phoenix's science results are more definitive than the Vikings were.

Well they are farther North this time, in an area that our orbital vehicles have said has water ice just below the surface by less than an inch.    This lets them hopefully scoop up ice and analyze it.     

I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed when I found out they were not going to actually land ON the ice cap, but just to the south of it.
2254  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (Updated: help with next steps!) on: May 26, 2008, 04:23:32 AM

Quote from: Pyperkub on May 25, 2008, 04:15:36 PM

Quote from: msduncan on May 25, 2008, 04:08:05 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on May 25, 2008, 03:43:07 PM

You may also want to look at cartelligent - I have a friend who bought his toyota tundra from them about the same time as we got the hybrid, and he was very happy with the purchase experience, including price.  Bonus is that they deliver :-).  Other than those impressions, I can't tell you a lot about how it worked, but my friend is pretty savvy and it could be worth looking into.

That looks awesome.... but step 3 is to go to their office in California and sign papers and pick it up.    That would be a cross country drive for me.  Tongue

Well, I did say that I didn't know a lot about how it worked  icon_redface

No worries.   It's a great business idea, and should be duplicated in all markets.   I'd pay someone 500 bucks to do my dirty work with the dealers ANY DAY OF THE WEEK as long as I knew they were going to get me a great price.
2255  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Phoenix touches down on: May 26, 2008, 04:16:30 AM
2256  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Phoenix touches down on: May 26, 2008, 04:15:18 AM
2257  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Phoenix touches down on: May 26, 2008, 02:37:05 AM
Phoenix has had successful solar array deployment:

2258  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Phoenix touches down on: May 26, 2008, 02:36:16 AM
2259  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Phoenix touches down on: May 26, 2008, 02:22:07 AM
Phoenix Lander has successfully touched down on Mars' north pole.

First Image:

2260  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart Wii impressions on: May 25, 2008, 11:03:54 PM

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on May 25, 2008, 09:02:36 PM

I got mine from Amazon a week ago, and they still have them listed as "in stock" now.

Thanks for the heads up!   Ordered.
2261  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart Wii impressions on: May 25, 2008, 07:51:20 PM


Well I can confirm after an exstensive search today that there isn't a copy available in Birmingham Alabama.
2262  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy IV: Who's in for Midnight??? on: May 25, 2008, 07:46:17 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
YK, you know I'm conservative.    I'm also not an atheist.  However, I have to pass along something that is sort of related.   A friend of mine was in the Airforce during the 1970's.   His commanding officer was stationed at Wright Patterson during the 1940's.  Wright Patterson was where they reportedly took the wreckage and bodies of whatever it was that crashed in the desert in 1947 after they transported all of it from Roswell.  This guy saw things that he said was definately unexplainable, and in his opinion not from this earth.    Something happened out there in the desert in the 40's, and it wasn't a weather balloon. 
2263  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (Updated: help with next steps!) on: May 25, 2008, 04:08:05 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on May 25, 2008, 03:43:07 PM

You may also want to look at cartelligent - I have a friend who bought his toyota tundra from them about the same time as we got the hybrid, and he was very happy with the purchase experience, including price.  Bonus is that they deliver :-).  Other than those impressions, I can't tell you a lot about how it worked, but my friend is pretty savvy and it could be worth looking into.

That looks awesome.... but step 3 is to go to their office in California and sign papers and pick it up.    That would be a cross country drive for me.  Tongue
2264  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTA IV Multiplayer on: May 25, 2008, 04:03:25 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 21, 2008, 05:07:10 PM

Quote from: MrDuck on May 20, 2008, 10:42:52 PM

Got to get the sp game out of my system first before engaging in any serious mp smile Hope I can still spark some interest after I'm done, w000!!

biggrin



Sadly the people who play sp then multi often miss out of the huge mp boom of a release.  I prefer to play mp first, then sp when nobody is playing anymore slywink

Are you still playing MP?    I have a rented copy of the 360 version
2265  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy IV: Who's in for Midnight??? on: May 25, 2008, 03:53:29 PM


I enjoyed it.    Not my favorite of the Indy movies, but it was fun.     I think Shia did a great job, and Harrison was back to Indy for sure.

I hope it does a bazillion dollars so we can continue seeing successors to this movie come out.
2266  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (Updated: help with next steps!) on: May 25, 2008, 02:53:10 PM

Quote from: cheeba on May 25, 2008, 12:23:15 AM

It's going to be difficult for you to not get screwed here, msduncan. Lots of people are doing as you are doing, as you know. The FJ is indeed more of a niche SUV, but anyone looking to buy an SUV has their pick of a ton of vehicles at insane prices. That said, there are some things you can do to get yourself less screwed.

First, Kelly Blue Book doesn't take into account the area, while Edmunds does. This makes Edmunds superior. American cars are more valuable in the midwest and south than in California where the proliferation of Japanese vehicles is at its highest, for example. So use Edmunds.

For your FJ, personally I would try to sell it on the market rather than trade it in. The dealership can and will try to screw you on the price of the trade-in, or if they give you a good price on the trade-in they'll try to make their money in other places.

You're already at a disadvantage on the MINI because you really want it. If a salesman hears that you drove 2 hours to look at that car, you're not in a good bargaining position. To get the best deal you need to have several vehicles in mind and not just the MINI. Go around and test drive the vehicles you're interested in, and the MINI if that still interests you, *then* figure out a bargaining strategy.

I think I may employ the technique I've used in the past:

Sell my FJ on private market.   The car market in B'ham seems to still be pretty strong.

Negotiate my MINI purchase over the phone a great deal before driving over.      In the past I've managed to get to a pretty good price if they are trying to get me to drive over.      I just tell them that they have to get to the right spot if I am going to drive over, but if I do drive over I'm going to buy it.

I dunno.   I'll ponder this.   I have a bit of time to think it over.
2267  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart Wii impressions on: May 25, 2008, 02:30:10 PM
In all my gaming years, I've never experienced a game being in short supply a MONTH after release.   I think Nintendo is still keeping supplies down in order to artifically boost demand.
2268  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart Wii impressions on: May 25, 2008, 04:28:43 AM
WTF?

I was in Gamestop and was going to pick this up for my family and the dude told me everywhere in a 3 hours radius was sold out of them.    He further explained that Gamestop supposedly bought up the last of the stateside stock and so there won't be any available.
2269  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (man card lossage?) on: May 24, 2008, 02:34:31 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on May 24, 2008, 02:05:30 PM

Quote from: msduncan on May 24, 2008, 01:12:35 PM


Do I try to sell myself, trade, or do I go down to somewhere like carmax?


I've always found a trade-in to be a very valuable bargaining chit. Every time I've ever traded in a car, I've gotten more than I could have sold it for -- and saved the hassle of having to sell it. For some reason (accounting or commissions, I imagine) dealers prefer to get a higher nominal price and then discount it. I think they have considerable leeway over what they can offer for trades, since no actual money is involved -- it's all just numbers on paper.

Of course, the condition of your vehicle and its marketability will come into play. When I traded in my Saturn SC2, they gave me double what I expected because the body was in very good condition and the interior was clean. Sports coupes are always in demand. Since you are part of a tidal wave of people trying to ditch gas guzzlers right now, you're likely to take a hit whichever way you go.

I don't know anything about carmax.


While you are right about gas guzzler tidal wave, you overlook the fact that the FJ is somewhat of a niche vehicle.     I see quite a few brand new FJ's driving around town here.    They aren't your typical SUV.
2270  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (man card lossage?) on: May 24, 2008, 01:12:35 PM
Alright guys....  how do I do this without getting ripped off?

I looked up my FJ on KBB and Edmunds.

KBB has it listed for trade in value a couple thousand less than I still owe.
Edmunds has it listed for trade in value $500 more than I owe.

Do I try to sell myself, trade, or do I go down to somewhere like carmax?

On the MINI side:    The nearest dealer is 2 hours away from me.    Do I invest (waste) a day driving over there and being tortured for the day which I hate.   Do I negotiate over the phone?     The deal is that I really would like to build mine so that it looks just like I want.     Does that cause me to lose any negotiating power I might have?     

Do I build one on MINI.com and register and save my creation so that then the dealers will call me about it?      Or does that also cause me to lose negotiating power?    The unique problem with MINIs is the fact that the dealerships are kinda uncommon.   There are 3 within 4 hours of me.   Two in Atlanta and one in Tennessee.   I have to be careful.
2271  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (man card lossage?) on: May 23, 2008, 02:30:38 AM

Quote from: The Meal on May 22, 2008, 05:19:59 PM

Quote from: msduncan on May 22, 2008, 03:54:29 AM

My entire object would be to save money.    The environment can bite me.
There are other options, if you're not doing it for the environment.  I contemplated the Prius before changing gears and going with an '07 Cooper MINI S.  There's some difference in mileage (the Prius likely wins, depending on your driving habits), and the man-card difference between the two is debatable, but there's definitely a difference in the ass-in-seat fun factor.  The MINI is fantastic.

Also other cars out there to consider in that price bubble.  BMW One-series.  Whatever gellar recommends.  Etc.

(I kept my Wrangler though.  And yeah, it's got more than a few scrapes on it earned on the trails up in the Rockies...)

Thank you for this post.    I went to the site, showed my wife, and she immediately fell in love and said I should get one.

Now the HARD part starts.    I have to somehow sell my FJ for enough to pay it off.    It's 4WD and a V6, and it's loaded.    I won't try to trade because you NEVER come out on the upper end of trades.   I'll list it in the classifieds and hope that the FJ draw is still a strong one.
2272  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (man card lossage?) on: May 22, 2008, 03:54:29 AM

Quote from: Magic on May 22, 2008, 02:49:22 AM

I can tell you from first hand experience, the SUV market is crap, to say the least. Ford Explorers, Toyota 4Runners, Chevy Tahoes, you name it... they're all off by about $4-6k that Kelly and NADA report them at. The auction market for them has tanked. In fact, I'm compared last week's copy of Galves (which is what about 99% of dealers in my area work from - a weekly list of average wholesale/auction prices) with a copy from about three months ago and a like for like Tahoe has seen about a $3500 hit. Needless to say, when a customer owes $22,000 on an 05 Tahoe with 35k on it, and we're seeing numbers short of 10k in auction, it's leaving a lot of folks in a bind.

Even then, when I have existing Toyota customers come in with their SUV's to trade into a camry, we're still seeing a hit. Traffic on any of the larger SUV's and trucks has waned.



Waiting lists for the Prius in the Philly market is up around about 6-10 weeks. I work for the biggest volume Toyota store in PA and we went from an inventory of about 25 to nothing in the span of six days at the end of April. We have another 20 scheduled to arrive over the next six weeks. We have a waiting list of 35 people. Wait times are going to be in the 3 month timeframe from here on out - and if you actually have an equipment preference or demand a certain color, that car will have to be custom ordered - six months. In california, there are quite a few dealers marking them up 1-5k over MSRP.

Now for the typical salesman question...

What about the prius (other than the gas mileage) attracts you to the car?

Are you looking to save some money, or save the environment?

Sticking with the Toyota lines... The new Corollas get 35+ on the highway, for around about $6-10k less when compared with similar equipment. The Corolla XRS with the 2.4 from the camry knocks another couple mpg off, but the drive and the styling is MUCH better than the prius.
Then there's the Matrix. The XRS Matrix is incredibly nimble, nice responsive tight steering, and keep up with a Civic Si despite the ~30HP gap (tourqey engine). And you can get it in orange.

Both are about the same size as the prius, and both have more useable cargo space.

Both are infinitely more fun to drive. With or without the third pedal.

You can actually get both loaded to the gills with nav, leather, etc if you so desire. And you'll get all the gas money up front in savings. 



My entire object would be to save money.    The environment can bite me.
2273  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (man card lossage?) on: May 22, 2008, 03:50:34 AM

Quote from: cheeba on May 22, 2008, 02:38:36 AM

Quote from: msduncan on May 22, 2008, 01:50:12 AM

Coolness factor:
FJ - 8
Wha?

No. No no no. Cool is a 68 Camaro. Cool is a 15-year old truck with dents and dings and battle scars all over it. Cool is a Jeep actually being used as a Jeep. Cool is a 16-year-old's first car. Cool is a Ferrari, Viper, Lambo, or any other sports car when the owner knows first hand how it does in the quarter mile.

Cool is NOT some SUV that has never seen a gravel road.

 icon_razz slywink

Mine has been on numerous and various graded off road courses here.   I had a Toyota Trail Team member ride along with me once too.   I've crossed a river in it.   I also went through a giant mud pit in it in which the water/mud mixture came up over the hood.    It hasn't been stuck yet.
2274  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (man card lossage?) on: May 22, 2008, 02:36:10 AM

Quote from: helot2000 on May 22, 2008, 02:22:26 AM

Quote from: Zarkon on May 22, 2008, 02:07:05 AM

That, or you can go hunt down a Geo Metro.
My brother owned a white Geo Metro that he named "The Egg." I miss the Egg.   

MS, the real question which you've probably already answered  is,  can you get a decent trade in value for your FJ?  It looks like a mini-SUV so you're probably ok.  NPR did a story today SUV owners getting hammered when they try to trade in and trade down.  They claimed dealers are offering 5k or more off the NADA value on SUV trade in values due to the glut of the vehicles.

If a new Prius is a 1 in coolness, my 1995 Mazda Protege must be, um, pretty low down.   Its faint praise but at least you'll be cooler than me.   slywink



I don't allow car dealerships to rip me off in trades.   I sell on the secondary market and take anything I made from that with me to negotiate the deal on a new one.
2275  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Thinking of changing vehicles (Updated: help with next steps!) on: May 22, 2008, 01:50:12 AM
Ok... so gas prices are $3.70 a gallon. Premium is almost $4.00 a gallon. My current vehicle takes premium. It also happens to be my favorite vehicle I've ever owned.   However, as gas prices continue to rise with no end in sight, I've recently started considering the unthinkable-- switching from this:



To this:




Coolness factor:
FJ - 8
Prius - 1

MPG factor:
FJ - 18 mpg
Prius - 46 mpg
2276  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woot! Random Crap results on: May 22, 2008, 01:34:43 AM
BTW -- I was fortunte.   The Roomba is brand new, and the watch is too.    Wow!   great great crap!
2277  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woot! Random Crap results on: May 22, 2008, 01:33:57 AM

Quote from: Hrothgar on May 21, 2008, 09:58:05 PM

Woot! sells one item per day usually at a pretty good discount.  Occasionally, they have a Woot Off.   Then they sell smaller quantities of items back to back at greater discounts until everything is sold out.  At the end (or near the end) of the Woot Off, they will sell 'Bags of Crap' for a dollar.  You can buy up to three.  Everything at Woot has a five dollar shipping charge.  So three bags plus shipping is $8 (plus tax if you live in Texas).   You can get anything in a Bag of Crap.  They're also the most popular items during the Woot Off and usually sell out in a minute or two even when they have thousands of bags.  There are even websites that track all the items people receive in their bags.  It's considered poor form at Woot to complain that someone better crap than you did.

Edit: I see Coop beat me too it, but perhaps this will still help.


Might also be worth noting that when Random Crap is posted, it sells out within seconds.
2278  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woot! Random Crap results on: May 21, 2008, 04:06:13 AM

Quote from: Zero on May 21, 2008, 03:37:54 AM

What the heck is a "Lexxus"? 

That's the big box of coffee.
2279  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woot! Random Crap results on: May 21, 2008, 02:05:11 AM
Close ups of the watch and roomba:



2280  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woot! Random Crap results on: May 21, 2008, 01:57:47 AM
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