What continent is Alaska a part of?


#1

Your shipping policy says that you ship to the continental United States. But you don’t ship to Alaska.

I am confused.

Here I sit, freezing my tush, but I always had the warm satisfaction of knowing that while I have to pass through that Yeti ridden stretch of paradise the beer-and-bacon-eaters have built to get to the lower 48 states, I do reside on the same great, glorious, North American continent as the rest of my compatriots.

Alas, I am wrong it appears, for who can question the wisodm of Woot?

Perhaps you had one of those puzzle maps when you were a kid that had a little detached Alaska down in the south Pacific around Samoa and took it a bit too literally?

I await illumination, and maybe some free stuff for the aggrivation of once again telling a retailer, even one as cool as Woot, that when you advertise “No, we do not ship outside of the continental United States at this time” it implies that you do ship to the entire continental United States and thus we Alaskans can order goodies from you.

Aaarrgghh! (the author disappears from view into the blowing snow, clutching a bottle of homebrew in one hand while wrapping a badly cured caribou pelt around him with the other, muttering darkly about Christmas and the overabundance of people unable to differ between the words “continental” and “contiguous”.)


#2

I think you meant back bacon, eh?
Ya ham! [;)]


#3

Perhaps the policy should be revised to state the lower 48 states.


#4

I agree!

Woot? Idiots! Was ready to put in my order, but Alaska is not on their ship-to list. No shipping to Alaska?! What time does Woot live in? Hello! This is 2008!! Never heard of UPS, FedEx, USPS? They can all ship ground-rate and get pretty darn close to that ridiculous $5 charge (why bother Woot? Get these people free shipping like so many other retailers). Will forward the good news about Woot to my friends. Advice to Woot: check out the USPS, FedEx and UPS websites if you get a chance. There is $$ to make off of Alaskans…


#5

Just so you know, shirt.woot.com DOES ship to Alaska.
See this map from the ‘When life gives you lemons’ shirt sales page:

http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=t&chtm=usa&chld=AKALARAZCACOCTDCDEFLGAHIIAIDILINKSKYLAMAMDMEMIMNMOMSMTNCNDNENHNJNMNVNYOHOKORPARISCSDTNTXUTVAVTWAWIWVWY&chd=t:35.0,15.0,25.0,70.0,65.0,55.0,65.0,85.0,25.0,35.0,40.0,10.0,45.0,90.0,55.0,35.0,45.0,25.0,25.0,70.0,65.0,15.0,35.0,65.0,45.0,10.0,15.0,30.0,60.0,40.0,45.0,45.0,10.0,40.0,45.0,45.0,30.0,85.0,45.0,35.0,30.0,80.0,35.0,60.0,95.0,65.0,60.0,110.0,50.0,10.0,60.0&chco=000000,000000,f29f01&chf=bg,s,f8f8f2&chs=440x220


#6

I don’t think he checked the date for when this thread was created. Let all argue about stuff that was once true but is not true anymore! Dagnabit! Why can’t you buy beer in a grocery store on Sunday! Think of all the people who aren’t allowed to get drunk on Saturday! There is a huge untapped (pun intended) market out there!:wink:


#7

This map shows a little detached Alaska, although it’s on the Baja peninsula instead of down in the south Pacific around Samoa.


#8

Sadly, there are still some areas that can’t buy beer in a grocery store on Sunday, even in this modern day and age. The horror!


#9

The sun is shinning, life is good in the good ol’ US of A --whoa, wait a minute, isn’t Alaska still part of the good ol’ US of A? Musta been that earthquake in Japan knocked us off of the continent. Man the lifeboats, women, children and sleddogs first! We’re goin’ down.

Okay, it is now 2011, Alaska is still part of the continental USA (and a lot bigger than those of yours show, in fact, if you divided Alaska in half Texas would be the 3rd largest state. I have sent messages to the Wooters via the official Wootmail and…no answer. Maybe the internet doesn’t work up here either. 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#10

Quick story: A friend for a LONG time thought that Alaska was near Hawaii, and couldn’t for the life of her figure out why it was cold, when Hawaii is so tropical.
Stoopid maps! Stoopider friend (she agrees)!


#11

Then they would have to ship to HI. What they should say is the continuous 48 states.


#12

Yeah, the Hawaiian Islands are even lower!


#13

thread was started in 2005.


#14

or even the contiguous 48.


#15

wow, you can buy beer in a grocery store other days?
Not in PA, unless they have one of those new-fangled “pubs” or cafes. Most don’t.


#16

Depends on how you define “contiguous”. According to the US EPA, “contiguous” means “interrelated”, not “adjacent and abutting”.


#17

It’s part of the INcontinent - explaining the pissed off tone of its inhabitants!


#18

and maybe even the contagious 48


#19

It is a part of North America - but what is the State furthest East?

Yep — the far reaches of the universe as we the people of Earth have set the date - time lines to live by.


#20

better than the incontinent 48.