Why does Woot “banner” items with a red SOLD OUT. Certainly that takes longer than just deleting the item. It’s a terrible thing to tease “Wooters” by showing us things that aren’t available. And it’s a waste of time scrolling through the SOLD OUT items.
To show you what you missed in your lack of due-diligence for not checking.
Also it’s nice so I can see what to keep an eye out for later.
Because it’s fun buying the last one and admiring it as a sold out item.
It’s automated so not really a matter of time. But yes, we want people to see what they missed. Sold out items are removed from the site after a set period of time. We launched a gazillion deals today with limited quantities so there are a lot of sold out items at the moment.