Is there a SEARCH function for Woot deals? and How do you set-up email notification for a particular item?

Q1: Is there a SEARCH function for Woot deals?
(Search via name /model #?)

Way to Filter by price, etc?

Q2: How do you set-up email notification for a particular item?

/Price Alert?

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On the right side there is a field box to use the ‘Google Custom Search’, and it should find the item.

No way to set up email notifications.

Thanks!

Note I’d like to CLARIFY I’m wondering if there is a way to search for a item via main Woot /listing pages, NOT via the forums.

(When I saw the Google Custom Search box (In the forums) I thought that might be a work-around… Search results left a lot to be desired.)

Search term used in Google Custom Search box:
“Yukon Tactical Scout Sling Pack”
(Which is listed HERE:
http://sport.woot.com/offers/tactical-scout-sling-pack-2-colors)

*Also searched with less words, and included “Woot”. Adding Woot just giving a link to main Woot page (LOL)


SEARCH RESULTS ?=

Figured results would list the item near the top.
After enabling Googleapis scripting got 175 hits…

Haven’t seen the link for the item yet. You’d think using the exact name used in the listing & “Woot” one of the first few links shown would take you right to the product page, but it didn’t.

Yeah, we don’t have a good search function yet. It’s been on the list for a long time of things we want. :frowning:

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What is the ETA on getting a proper search function added? 2020, 2025?
Seems like if it’s been on the list for a long time it’s time to put it on the priority, must do this week list.

Amazing oversight /omission.

You need to have a search function that allows a search via name, model #…

Along with a way to search via price…with the ability to sort via price.

Guess the thought process in not having a way to search is “fear of loss” and/or you hope that persons see something of interest while on the site. Thing is most people don’t have TIME to diddy around, drill down thru all the listings.

Thanks for the info.
Real life calls. Got to go!

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If it’s that serious, why not just use amazon? What if the item was sold out and that’s why you can not find it? Just curious…

2 years old and no search feature! it’s annoying, every online shop with 5 items have a search feature! It would be nice to search for all “logitech” items currently on the site! so many times I give up searching and scrolling pages, search is the easiest thing possible to implement next to echo “hello world”. I’ve literally seen something I wanted, lost the tab or something, but can never find where it’s buried.

I get bad headaches scrolling pages upon pages, while becoming ever frustrated.

This site exists to offer deals aside from Amazon’s main site, but it, and you say go away. go back to amazon. it’s probably been 2 years since they started sending me woot spam, and I’ve had issues with the site all along. and I’ve wanted to complain about the lack of a search feature the entire time, it’s google that brought me here asking it how to search this damn site!

It would be interesting to understand the logic, or lack thereof for not having a search feature. the internet literally exists on searching, all the way down to the root servers searching and connecting domains to ip address!

ok… sorry for necroing this, that last post was annoying, and I’ve been asking myself why there isn’t a search feature for too long.

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I agree 100% with JSArencibia. I’ve been a Woot customer for a long time, and I’ve had the same issues about finding a product I might have seen and can no longer find it. A search feature would just help me find items I might be on the lookout for faster. Putting in a search function is not difficult, however, I believe Woot/Amazon wants us, or rather, forces us to browse through items, so we might find other things we don’t really need but end up buying anyway, just because it seems to be a good deal. Yes, Bad for the customers; yes, good for them. This is also another reason I don’t buy from woot as much anymore. I don’t like to be pushed around. They have a search option for t-shirts, why do they have one there? because they understand that for t-shirts there is more value for Woot.com to provide a search to customers.
I ask Woot to re-analyze this feature request. A long time ago, before Amazon bought them, they used to be more “friendly” to customers. Maybe, they can show a hint of that spirit with a simple search feature for their products.

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It’s something we think about often. We don’t carry a full range of products so a search function will most often return no results which is also a poor experience.

Sewing Machine
nope
Cricket cutter
nope
Dyson
nope

Ok that last one was a joke but you get the idea.

I’ll pass on your feedback.

Best way I’ve found to search the site is just to use Google’s functionality to search an entire website. For example, I’m looking for a water hose reel on woot… so I’d type the following in Google:
“site: www.woot.com hose reel” (without quotes). Then, instead of clicking on every single linked result, I’ll just go to Images within Google.com search results and search visually to see if there’s something worth clicking on. It’s not efficient, but the best I have for Woot and valuable if you’re really hunting for a deal.

I see no reason why they couldn’t easily and cheaply insert the Google Search Appliance (yeah, that’s old now but works). If there’s no results, that’s a perfect oppty to sell something similar, track what people are shopping for, etc. (ahhh Marketing, Insights/Analytics) Anyone who knows Woot, knows its hit or miss and timing has to be right in order to find a deal… I don’t think that’s a bad experience on this site. And there’s plenty of crafty ways to sort out sold out items, explain no results, etc. to improve the UX. Boggles the mind why there’s no search.

Or… I’m a complete moron and there’s a search function somewhere that I can’ find. It’s plausible.

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I get this, but wonder if there’s some sort of bold, italic, all-caps language you can use on the search page to explain how Woot works?

In fact, why not make the search function such that when a search turns up a “nope,” there’s a listing of results below that showing the results from the same search at Amazon?

Possible language: “SORRY! We don’t have any [widgets] on WOOT right now! But we found these [widgets] at our parent site AMAZON that you might be interested in. And check back, because we might get a shipment of [widgets] in soon!”

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