Originally Posted by sho'nuff
In defense of Gilt let me just say this. There's only one or two of any particular item in any one size. Let say 3 at the most. Now let say there are generously speaking about 10,000 members. They been around awhile so I would say that is a safe estimate. Let say any particular sale 2000 of these members are looking forward to the sale. Let say out of these 2000, there are 100 who like the specific item you want in your size. Let say out of those 100, 30 are like you, waiting with the timer, refreshing constantly to see the sale go up exactly at that moment and speed along the aisle to virtual dump that shirt or jacket into their cart. Now perhaps all 30 of you simultaneously grab that item, somethings got to give, and 3 will be lucky, and 27 will see that the item 'mysteriously" already was in someone else's cart.
this is a great way to put it, and along the same lines as my thinking. it's still frustrating as hell though
anyway, the way i see it - i have two ways to get killer deals on stuff: i can either sift through endless racks of discount or thrift stuff in hopes of finding an overlooked piece, or i can park myself in front of a supply channel (Gilt or B&S) where the great deals are sure to appear, but of course everyone is in the same place waiting for the same opportunity. i have gotten my stuff both ways, and it's frustrating in different ways. but the thrill of the score is just as good either way as well