Left a similar product review... NB: I usually love these kinds of things. (Tangentially, I am very concerned that people think this was a new concept and/or a bad idea - Woot's bag of crap has, hundreds of times, sold out in minutes for like 10 years)
Perhaps my hopes were up after reading what everyone else was getting (hell, even the giant board with no legs would have been cool with me), or maybe I just got the "worst" box (or the worst luck - I do like to gamble - which may also explain why:). Again, I usually love these things, and always feel like I got at least the value I put into it... until today. I will not post a picture for fear of 1) Being laughed at even harder, 2) Hurting the Drop brand by showing a really badly randomized box, and 3) Reminding myself that I paid 4 times what I had previously spent on the most expensive offering from other online merchants I frequent.
8 total items in my $100 box - and here they are in descending order of "wow" (from meh down to woh-woh) were: a Yaxell rocker fusion chefs knife (I love Yaxell knives, but this is one of their lower-grade knives - if it were a Gou or Super Gou, I would be bouncing off the walls. If I weren't a pseudo-celebrity chef, I would be REALLY disappointed with this box), a Dragon-embossed Zippo (novelty kitch, conveniently with a $49.50 retail price tag on it to try and make me feel better - it didn't), an epicurean 9x11 MDF cutting board (again, y'all are lucky I cook), some Italian made white-as-my-butt-in-the-winter (Mass)Drop-branded sneakers (they MIGHT be really nice - and I'm even a designer-wear whore and certified-hoarder-sneakerhead, but I haven't been a 7.5 since I was 11 - fortunately a team member at work fit them perfectly), a box of 12 thread spools (even luckier I'm the seamster in the house - but Susan should REALLY reconsider putting her picture on the package), a pack of nothing special sketch books (flimsy, odd sized, few pages, not very thick stock), a pair of merino socks (I will wear these, they're nice and actual people sized), and probably the lamest of all non-sanctioned MTG token cards (and lamest by MTG player standards I'm sure - but I wouldn't know as I haven't touched a Magic card since 1997). Nothing electronic (despite 20% of items being tech - I am a software engineer IRL, audiophile, and a mech keeb freak - bummer), and nothing I could really say, "OK, I can at least sell/trade these things and be confident of the $100 I put into it". I am more than happy to help your devs write a better box-building heuristic / combinatorial auction algorithm that would minimize disappointment for the largest % of the population possible - maybe for the next one.
:sad panda face: