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post #181 of 211
I've been really disappointed with gilts sales lately =\\ I have $100 in credit with nothing to spend it on lol
post #182 of 211
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Originally Posted by Desi View Post
it was nothing but leftovers from the Band sale a month and a half ago.

with the same inflated MSRPs. I still don't understand how Gilt can get away with claiming MSRPs are much higher than they really are.
post #183 of 211
^ Get away with it... who's going to stop them? Actually the McQueen sale had MSRPs pretty much right on; for the stuff that I actually knew the MSRP for at least.
post #184 of 211
What's the deal with Gilt and some brands such as Helmet Lang? I was looking to spend some of my Gilt credit on the women's Helmet Lang offerings for my wife, but they appear to be at full MSRP! Why would someone pay full retail for expensive pieces that cannot be refunded (only more Gilt credit given)? Gilt's policies are anti-customer. I want to like them, but they make it difficult. If they had policies similar to Revolve-- free shipping and full refunds I'd buy more often. True story... I had a couple shirts I had originally bought from Revolve for 80% off retail. They had sat my closest for nearly a year with the tags still on them. Revolve's stated policy for returning heavily marked down items is only 3 days. Since I was never going to wear them, I decided to just send them back and see what happens. They gave me full credit for both of them!
post #185 of 211
^That may have been more of a clerical error than anything, although I have had excellent dealings with Revolve and their spin-off sites.
post #186 of 211
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post
What's the deal with Gilt and some brands such as Helmet Lang? I was looking to spend some of my Gilt credit on the women's Helmet Lang offerings for my wife, but they appear to be at full MSRP! Why would someone pay full retail for expensive pieces that cannot be refunded (only more Gilt credit given)?

Gilt's policies are anti-customer. I want to like them, but they make it difficult. If they had policies similar to Revolve-- free shipping and full refunds I'd buy more often.

True story... I had a couple shirts I had originally bought from Revolve for 80% off retail. They had sat my closest for nearly a year with the tags still on them. Revolve's stated policy for returning heavily marked down items is only 3 days. Since I was never going to wear them, I decided to just send them back and see what happens. They gave me full credit for both of them!

part of Gilt's ploy/marketing scheme is that the "flash sales" will inspire people to buy impulsively. a high amount of competition for a small amount of goods also fosters the "gotta buy it now" mentality. if people actually had time to mull over a lot of those purchases, they would probably forget to go back and make the purchase, decide against it, or realize that they probably dont need it at all.

so when you combine the impulse buy mentality with a restrictive return policy (that only gives you credit back), its pure profit for gilt. i wouldnt say they are 'anti-customer.' they are definitely 'pro-big-profit that exploits flash-buy mentality' though.
post #187 of 211
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Originally Posted by sq4you View Post
part of Gilt's ploy/marketing scheme is that the "flash sales" will inspire people to buy impulsively. a high amount of competition for a small amount of goods also fosters the "gotta buy it now" mentality. if people actually had time to mull over a lot of those purchases, they would probably forget to go back and make the purchase, decide against it, or realize that they probably dont need it at all.

so when you combine the impulse buy mentality with a restrictive return policy (that only gives you credit back), its pure profit for gilt. i wouldnt say they are 'anti-customer.' they are definitely 'pro-big-profit that exploits flash-buy mentality' though.


They've gotten me quite a few times with anything from shoes to skin care products I otherwise would not have purchased...though, I do love my Zirh skin care and bathing products lol
post #188 of 211
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post
What's the deal with Gilt and some brands such as Helmet Lang? I was looking to spend some of my Gilt credit on the women's Helmet Lang offerings for my wife, but they appear to be at full MSRP! Why would someone pay full retail for expensive pieces that cannot be refunded (only more Gilt credit given)?

the Helmut Lang collection is one of Gilt's first forays into direct sale of a brand new collection. Why would someone buy it? Maybe they don't live near a store that carries Helmut Lang and there's nowhere else to buy those pieces online?
post #189 of 211
If anybody picked this up in a L and decides they don't want it, I'll take it off your hands. I was in promptly when i started and it sold out.
post #190 of 211
Picked that up in a medium, most likely want to return it as I bought it with a bunch of other stuff and figured I might as well just try it out. Get at me if you're willing to pay $175 shipped for it (same price as buying on Gilt)
post #191 of 211
They never have the oddly colored overdye shirts.
post #192 of 211
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Originally Posted by scb View Post
with the same inflated MSRPs. I still don't understand how Gilt can get away with claiming MSRPs are much higher than they really are.

yeah this really pisses me off. The MSRP for some of those shirt is $50 to $100 less than they have it.
post #193 of 211
fuck gilt groupe
post #194 of 211
seriously
post #195 of 211
The last thing i bought from Gilt that i was actually happy with was some Rogues Gallery items... half the time i don't even bother to look at Gilt anymore. Meh.
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