In case you missed Part I of this Geeky Tee Series, ShirtPunch is a great website for shirts, phone and iPad cases, stickers, and more.You can check out that article here.
Once again, I was inspired to write an article of this sort due to inspiration from an impulse geeky shirt purchase. In this case, I nabbed a Doctor Who-themed sweatshirt off of Woot (click "View the List" for a picture of that shirt and more).
The t-shirt version was first available 12 days ago when it won the ASCII Art Derby. What is the derby, you ask?
Woot started off as a daily deal site; its popularity quickly allowed it to create several spinoff Woots. Currently, there are Woot, Tech Woot, Accessories and Watches Woot, Home Woot, Tools and Garden Woot, Kids Woot, Wine Woot, Sellout Woot, Community Sourced Deals (where members post deals that they find elsewhere on the web), and, of course, Shirt Woot. (You can access all Woot compartments at Woot.com.) In the spirit of Woot, there is a different offering every day at Shirt Woot. While that isn't the only shirt available, it is the only one priced at only $12 plus free shipping. "After their featured debut on the front page, Shirt.Woot tees move to our Top 20 list, where they'll continue to be available at $15 as long as they maintain their popularity. Once a shirt falls off of that list, it will still be available as a special order, digitally-printed kind of thing at $18 in our All Designs catalog. We also offer a new curated collection of tees (and other items, from hoodies to tote bags) every week in our Woot Plus events. So if you don't like what you see in the spotlight, keep looking - we've gotta have something you wouldn't be ashamed to be seen in."
Back to the derby: Shirt Woot will regularly host contests with a theme. The first, second, and third place designs will be printed and available for purchase. Any Woot member can vote and becoming a Woot member is free. If you're a new artist interested in designing a Woot shirt, the Derby is your best option. If you have shirt design experience and have an idea for a shirt, you can email Woot at firstname.lastname@example.org. And you get paid. Naturally. This is America.
Sometimes, Woot will have a Woot-Off; for Shirt Woot, today is such a day. "In Woot-Off mode, a new product is launched immediately after the sellout of the previous deal. 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. In cases of painful Woot-Offs lasting more than three days, consult a physician." In today's Woot-Off, I was notified that only new designs will be offered. That's how I was able to get this sweatshirt. I wanted this design very much when it debuted but decided I had enough tees. So...perfect. I nabbed one of the hoodies today during the Woot-Off. As soon as it sells out, another item will take its place.
Oooh. One just did. They have a Game of Thrones-themed shirt called House of Malcontent. But who knows for how long?
Over the years, I've bought more than 15 items from Shirt Woot as both gifts for others and myself. Click on "View the List" for a sampling.