As I wrote in our current issue, I love Woot. I’ve never bought anything from the site. I just like to read the descriptions of the items. Today’s is good. They are selling chairs (or were, since they sold out). But they can’t promise what color you’ll get. Or even if you’ll get all the pieces. And, to top it off, the chair might kill you:
The chairs might kill you. If you’re the kind of person who’s into “bouncing, swinging, or any other significant movement,” that is. The instruction sheet inside each hammock chair warns against taking such gymnastic liberties, lest the chair be transformed into a deadly, death-dealing deathtrap capable of inflicting “serious injury or death.” We understand that lawyers have to C their clients’ As, but from the urgent bold-type warning, you’d think that bootleg DVDs of hammock-chair-accident footage were all over eBay. Maybe we’re sheltered, maybe we’ve just been lucky, but nobody of our acquaintance has yet succumbed to a rogue hammock chair.