Amazon Buys Woot, CEO Pens Amusing Letter 

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

It looks like the nation’s biggest online retailer, Amazon.com, is buying Woot.com, the nation’s most amusing online retailer. If you don’t know Woot, they provide a great deal on one product per day, offering everything from big-screen TVs to computers to a motorized water gun. Part of Woot’s charm is the humorous descriptions they give of the products being offered, so it’s no surprise to see the leeter their CEO sent to all employees. Here are a couple choice quotes:

We think now is the right time to join with Amazon because, quite simply, every company that becomes a subsidiary gets two free downloads until the end of July, and we very much need that new thing with Trent Reznor’s wife on our iPods.

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Woot and all our various sites will continue to be an independently operated company full of horrible, useless products and an untalented jerkface writing staff, same as it ever was.

It’s a great read, even if you aren’t familiar with the company.


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