incrediBILL - 9:54 pm on Jun 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
I see more synergy here than the doomed for failure ebay/craigslist deal that never made sense.
Amazon has a ton of stores peddling junk just prime for something cool like woot to get people to unload that stuff faster than 100 old ladies dialing QVC on a saturday night.
Plus, now anything actually warehoused at Amazon can use Amazon Prime shipping (which we have) so it opens up free shipping to lots of people, another enticement to buy crap you don't need.
I think the synergy is there, as long as they don't change woot to be Amazon-like, only merge more junk to sell, offer Amazon Prime and 1-click checkout, and it'll be just fine.