Shop Review: Shirt Woot Just Like Regular Woot Effin’ Awesome

by on March 10, 2011

What is shirt.woot? Okay…you’ve been on the Internet awhile, unless this is like your first day hopping on. If that’s the case, congratulations and good luck to you. One piece of advice, AOL is the best…never stray. Anyways, if you’re on your first week or more of Internet usage, then it’s safe to assume that you have heard of

It was the original one deal a day, which is a genius marketing ploy. The buzz is incredible, the links are ever bountiful and the sales off the hook. Why? Because the quantity and time is limited. You only have one day to take advantage of crazy awesome sales.

This Woot ploy was so powerfully effective that companies started launching their products on Woot. They said, “hey, Woot…you can be the first to sell this new, highly anticipated gizmo, and you can sell this many and you can sell it for this ridiculous price, which is less than half of what it costs to manufacture it. In return, we get a nice PR boost and a little uplift to get this thing off the ground.” Win and win.

So, what does this have to do with Tshirts. A lot. Woot started kind of taking over retail and branching out into different types of products beyond their electronics wheelhouse. One of the verticals they jumped into was t-shirts and here’s how they work it in a nutshell.

One new t shirt design each week day. They commission professional designers for some of their shirt designs, and they also do a weekly user submission public vote. The top few shirts get sold.

Get the shirt on the Big Day that it is featured and it costs you $10 with free standard shipping. Such a deal. They are also available after the big day for $15 at least until they no longer pass the reckoning which is a brutal capitalistic pleasure dome of dog eat dog, let the best selling tshirt survive and kill the rest kind of program.

It looks like there’s a top 20 of the old designs that continue to run until they fall out of favor. Then there are about seven shirts that are in the danger zone, meaning there are not enough sales to justify the real estate they’re taking up on the site, and if they don’t pick up the pace they’re gone. I guess they bring back a classic woot shirt once a week, so if you completely missed it the first time ’round you might be able to get it on classic day.

Shirt.Woot is an absolute funny t shirt meritocracy and it’s beautiful like a finally crafted hunting knife.

Go check it out if you have the cajones. Only the strong survive.

As of this writing it looks like there’s quite a mix of older favorites and noobie designs in the top 20. For instance…

Nevermore T Shirt has been on the chart for 153 straight weeks.

Imposter T Shirt has been there for 111 straight weeks.

Unstealthiest Ninja is in its first week.

Acquired Taste is a nice zombie shirt that’s in the top spot, but has only charted for three weeks, since first going on the market.

The Binge – how about a little manic cookie monster with 78 weeks on the chart.

Very fascinating t shirt site. You should check it out.

Here are the latest shirt woot posts on this blog including those shirts that have made t shirt of the day, which is kind of weird because it’s not their featured shirt of the day, it’s just one of my picks of the reckoning shirts.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

DonDawg September 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Horrible horrible horrible customer service. Actually there is none in my opinion. I sent them several emails about an exchange and never got a reply!

Avoid these guys if you can. I am taking my business elsewhere!


Booker Addison September 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm

@DonDawg – hate to hear that Mr. Dawg. Sorry you had such a miserable experience with Shirt Woot.


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