Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Man Saved by Bag-o-Crap

For those of you not indoctrinated into the Church of Woot; is the granddaddy of deal of the day sites. Each day they sell a single item, at a severely discounted price until it's sold out. Occasionally they sell what is called the Bag of Crap, which is a metaphorical paper bag filled with random stuff, usually it only costs $20 or so. Well this guy sent an Email to tell them how the Bag of Crap saved his life.
My name is Bryan Meyers. I have just been evacuated from the Haiti earthquake. One of the things I had with me when the quake started was my cell phone; stuck to its back was the Lumpod LED flashlight that I had received some time ago in a Woot Bag of Crap. I had to walk through the dark streets of Port-au-Prince six miles to get to a secure place. I walked over rubble, bodies (dead and injured), downed wires, back alleys. The flashlight lit my way very reliably. As I said in my journal, THANK YOU, BAG OF CRAP!

If you’re interested, you can read my journal and view some pictures at or at

So next time you see the Bag of Crap on Woot, don't pass it up, it could save your life one day