Today's Woot...


July 25, 2007, 11:23 PM

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July 25, 2007, 11:35 PM
Okay, that is some odd advertising.

I suppose it is slightly humourous. but it presents gun owners in a negative way.

July 26, 2007, 02:26 PM
Woot's awesome, and they're in Texas.
They make jokes in their product descriptions, sometimes to the point where they joke about how crappy the product is an how you shouldn't buy it.
I've never seen them do anything like that before, and I'm not gonna get my feathers ruffled over it.

BTW, if someone wants to go back and see the description Bogie is referring to, from the main page click on "The blog" then click on " Kyocera Bluetooth Portable HandsFree Car Kit" on the right hand side.

July 26, 2007, 03:02 PM
The Wrong Tom Richards: Yeah, hello?

Debt Collector: Tom Richards?

The Wrong Tom Richards: Yes, this is Tom, but I think I know what this is about, and -

Debt Collector: Why havenít you paid your bills, Tom?

The Wrong Tom Richards: Is this about the $147.92 from Crate & Barrel? Because if it is, Iím not the Tom Richards youíre looking for. Weíve been through this before.

Debt Collector: Stop lying, Tom. Give me your credit card number right now.

The Wrong Tom Richards: Iím telling you, youíre looking for a different Tom Richards! I used to see him listed in the phone book, I think he lived over on Mariposa Boulevard -

Debt Collector: Why are you lying, Tom? Is this how you treat everyone you owe money to? Give me your credit card number right now. Thatís the only way you can stop these calls.

The Wrong Tom Richards: What social security number do you have down for me? Does it end in 4121?

Debt Collector: You know it doesnít, Tom.

The Wrong Tom Richards: Then itís not me!

Debt Collector: Stop lying and pay your bills, Tom.

The Wrong Tom Richards: Youíre with CrediPay Systems, right? Whatís your name and badge number?

Debt Collector: Mr. Denny, badge number 52474. But you shouldnít be worried about that. You should worry about paying your bills.

The Wrong Tom Richards: You know, Mr. Denny, when you eventually find the right Tom Richards and you get your commission for collecting the debt, you oughtta spend it on a Kyocera Bluetooth Portable HandsFree Car Kit. It makes it easy and safe to take calls on your Bluetooth phone while youíre driving. You donít even have to touch the phone to answer or end calls. Itís really convenient. As a matter of fact, Iím talking on one right now.

Debt Collector: I donít care, Tom. I care about getting this debt paid. Stop changing the subject. I need that credit card number immediately. Now. Right now.

The Wrong Tom Richards: No, I donít think so. Iíll tell you how we can handle this, though. Iím pulling up outside the CrediPay call center right now. I can wait out here for you Ė when do you get off, like six? Ė and convince you in person that Iím not the Tom Richards youíre looking for. I could even follow you home and we can take care of it there, if you want. I donít have my social-security card with me, but I do have my Driverís License. Oh, and my concealed-carry permit.

Debt Collector: I seeÖ

The Wrong Tom Richards: Or we can forget all that and you can make sure your bloodsucking little loan-sharking outfit never calls me again. What do you say?

Debt Collector: I think this concludes our business. Thank you for using CrediPay Systems.

July 26, 2007, 03:08 PM
I'm pretty sure if you live in Texas, that's funny.

I can think of a few other states where it would be considered funny as well.

Then there are a whole bunch of states that lack the culture to appreciate the humor.

Woot should probably have a "only view if funny in your state" filter on things like that. That way, people living in the squishy states don't get their tender sensibilities damaged.

The above commentary is funny.

If you live in certain states.

July 26, 2007, 03:52 PM
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