A woot-off is one of those magical times of the month where you get to easily spend every penny you have on stuff that you may or may not use. To get the full effect, you can’t sleep for about 48 hours, or you’re likely to miss a bunch of really good deals.
Not to mention, you might miss the infamous “Bag of Crap.”
From the Woot FAQ:
I see some orange flashing lights on the main page â€“ what do they mean?
No, you aren’t seeing a side effect from your allergy medication. You have found a Woot-Off, a short term frenzied mutation of our product posting procedure. In Woot-Off mode, a new product is launched immediately after the sellout of the previous deal. There is a half-Woot-life of 12 hours maximum on any product within a Woot-Off that does not sell out. The number of Woot-Off items, sequence, and quantity will not be announced. When Woot-Off mode is over, the orange lights will disappear and our normal schedule will resume. Depending on its success, this may be a mode we would go into once or twice a month for a relatively short duration of time (24-72 hours generally.)