Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What do a colander, a camera case, an armband, and a robotic floor robot have in common?

Give up? They are the long-awaited (actually less than two weeks) contents of our 1st Woot Bag of Crap, mentioned here.

#1: The Smart Fold Colander. Not a bad idea and, besides, who can't use a 4th colander?

#2: Bijou Deluxe Camera Case from Targus. At the very least this sounds impressive.

#3: Nike Sport Armband for iPod Nano. Actually, Brad has a Nano and can probably use this. But, are you sitting down? We got a whole box of these – 10 to be exact. So, if you need one, just let me know and I’ll pop it in the mail to you.

#4. An iRobot Scooba Floor Washing Robot. We were really excited about this at first.

But, I started guessing something was up when I saw a bunch of the Scooba accessories in a somewhat beaten-up Hefty Ziploc bag. Who ships in a used plastic bag? Then, we came across the following well-written letter with the packaging:

Brad's tried all night to get the thing to work and no luck -- yet. (For the record, I blocked out the original purchaser's name in the photo above although the letter itself DID have his full name, as well as a snail-mail and an e-mail address.)

So basically, we got a bunch of crap in our bag of crap -- just like the woot staff promises.

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