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Video Daily: Woot acquired by Amazon

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Jun 2010 22:16 User comments (2)

Video Daily: Woot acquired by Amazon Amazon has announced it will purchase the popular site Woot.com, the site that became famous for selling just one item at a time, usually at a large discount from its normal prices.
Retailers use sites like Woot to either dump excess inventory or introduce new customers to their brand of products.

Consumers, on the other hand, get the thrill of racing other would-be buyers for a sharply discounted item.

Woot launched in 2004 and now has 2.75 million registered users. The site sells all types of items, but mostly electronics. For example, today's Woot item is the Apple iPod Nano 8GB, 5th Generation , selling for $99 USD, a big discount from even Amazon, which has the same item listed at $125.

Amazon was Woot's only outside investor, when they bought a piece in 2006.

The NYTimes explains that Woot is also a wholesale distributor, which distributes to Target, Amazon, and others.

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2 user comments

130.6.2010 22:31

Woot!

230.6.2010 22:36

Aha I love this site! I'm surprised that they were bought. As long as they can keep up the deals I guess it doesn't matter.

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