Is it just me, but seems that being 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a derby does not mean being the 3 most popular shirts for buyers. I have a feeling that voters are artists (voting for each others shirts) and not buyers voting for which shirts they want to buy.
Without naming any designs in particular, I’ve been surprised at the choice of winners more than a few times, and my surprise has been confirmed when seeing the (sometimes VERY) low numbers of sales those shirts then had on their debut. Of course at other times a shirt impresses the voters and buyers equally and they ship thousands.
But shouldn’t we as a rule be trying to get the thousands of Woot shoppers to vote (and maybe get a notification when their choice becomes available) rather than the same group of us voting for each other each week and potentially missing the mark on what the REAL customers want?