alpha044 wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but the whole idea of Woot! is that they're selling stuff that needs to be cleared from inventory. The reason why Woot! can offer so many iPhone4 accessory deals at the moment is because the iPhone5 has come out, so the old inventory needs to be cleared out for the new connector.
Woot's not going to be offering any Lightning-compatible accessories for a while. Woot isn't made for people to pay a premium on stuff. It's made for clearance deals.
No you are not wrong...Yes that is obviously why there are so many 4, 4S products popping up on woot over the last couple months...Manufacturers are probably trying to get rid of their inventories due to the release of the new 5. I am just making a simple genralized suggestion that if they are able to find distributors/manufacturers offering 5 products I would be willing to pay a premuim...over what the 4 capatable ones are being offered at ...which is already discounted to some extent , not a premium over what would maybe be the normal going retail price.
Yes this is a discount product site!! So maybe instead of 40%-70% off it would be 20-30% off. Some of these electronic products are hugely maked up to begin with, so I don't think I am completley crazy for asking the question. Maybe this is possible for woot to do, maybe it isn't. I don't know the ins and out of their business model completly or what kind of inventories Manufacturers have of the 5 compatible products or demand (or for this matter lack there of) they are seeing for particular 5 products that would allow for them to discount to any extent. Maybe Mr. "staff" member could offer his insight into this and how it is not financially feasible to do this at the moment instead of just making a sly remark!
You are over thinking this (and now I am aswell)!! Just a comment that I am now sorry I even made, haha.
fyi,just wanted to add that for example- Groupon is offering an iphone 5 case today (reg. $25) for $11 (see link). So yes it is in fact possible to do at least at some level!