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Gilt failing

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by stevent, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    Now I know most of SF does not really like Gilt but they have dropped to new lows.

    Given that they never offer measurements on their site and I wanted to see if an item was slim or normal, I email for "More size questions."

    Gilt then proceeds to answer me hours after the sale ends to let me know where I can click the ruler where it shows the size chart. You mean you think I didn't click the size chart then "More size questions"

    Then you let me know some brands have unique sizing. No s--- sherlock that's why I emailed in the first place.

    So sad.
     
  2. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    indeed they are. i still need to burn about $200 in credit. perhaps ill buy a 3lbs of meat and be done with it.
     
  3. StephenHero

    StephenHero Well-Known Member

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    indeed they are. i still need to burn about $200 in credit. perhaps ill buy a 3lbs of meat and be done with it.
    [​IMG] I'm at $429 in credit. I've been reduced to buying lots of socks and pocket knives and all this other stuff I don't need to get rid of it. I keep waiting to find staple items I can resell and break even, but there aren't any.
     
  4. Saturdays

    Saturdays Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    I'm at $429 in credit. I've been reduced to buying lots of socks and pocket knives and all this other stuff I don't need to get rid of it. I keep waiting to find staple items I can resell and break even, but there aren't any.


    Where is all this credit coming from referrals?
     
  5. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    Where is all this credit coming from referrals?
    my credit is from previous returns. Stephenhero, since the new return policy allows you to get cash refunds, have you tried purchasing something with your credit and then returning it for cash?
     
  6. StephenHero

    StephenHero Well-Known Member

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    Where is all this credit coming from referrals?
    I bought a Belvest sportcoat and some hickey trousers that didn't work out. I've had the credit for a couple months now.
     
  7. nyarkies

    nyarkies Well-Known Member

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    I haven't returned any of my purchases from them. Recently, I haven't bought anything from them. Their sales for the past few months haven't been enticing at all.
     
  8. StephenHero

    StephenHero Well-Known Member

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    They're probably selling more things at a price closer to retail now because people are so fed up with their unused credit that they're willing to drop hundreds on books and frying pans that can be bought on Amazon for less in order to just get rid of it.
     
  9. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Well-Known Member

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    my credit is from previous returns. Stephenhero, since the new return policy allows you to get cash refunds, have you tried purchasing something with your credit and then returning it for cash?

    Nope. I returned something bought partly for credit, partly for cash and it only gave me back as much cash as I'd put in for the purchase.
     
  10. giraffe lookout

    giraffe lookout Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever noticed that all their models are the same exact size and weight. Seemed like they just picked 6' 165lbs with a size 40 suit as their default and never change it for the specific models.
     
  11. HarleyBob

    HarleyBob Well-Known Member

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    Why do people continue to buy from Gilt? I can't stand the group and I refuse to spend my money with them. Their policies, etc. are a joke. I would rather pay a little more for better service and support a merchant that cares.
     
  12. NAMOR

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    Why do people continue to buy from Gilt? I can't stand the group and I refuse to spend my money with them. Their policies, etc. are a joke. I would rather pay a little more for better service and support a merchant that cares.
    i think a lot of people now share your view but only because their offerings have dried up in the last year. My Gilt credit is from 8 months ago
     
  13. Saturdays

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    i think a lot of people now share your view but only because their offerings have dried up in the last year. My Gilt credit is from 8 months ago

    Yeah I only purcahsed two things from them, a Blue V-neck and a Pair of Slim Fitting White Jeans both from RLBL both were total under $90, was a pretty good deal considering retail was about $525+...
     
  14. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Well-Known Member

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    Gilt had an awesome private sale if I remember, super cheap suits etc.

    Everything good sold out right away of course [​IMG]
     
  15. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Have you ever noticed that all their models are the same exact size and weight. Seemed like they just picked 6' 165lbs with a size 40 suit as their default and never change it for the specific models.

    I gather that you've never been a (fit) model. The weight and height requirements are usually very strict.
     
  16. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    i think a lot of people now share your view but only because their offerings have dried up in the last year. My Gilt credit is from 8 months ago

    Agreed. Although I just invited a friend and they offer $50 in credit now? That would have been nice two years ago when I would buy regularly. Now it's pretty much disappointment just looking at the weekly list of sales.
     
  17. clonk

    clonk New Member

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    Thanks for the notice. A friend was encouraging me to get involved the other day, but I'll pass.
     
  18. JakeLA

    JakeLA Well-Known Member

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    Nick Wooster is working there now.
     
  19. Kwaker

    Kwaker Well-Known Member

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    Now I know most of SF does not really like Gilt but they have dropped to new lows.

    Given that they never offer measurements on their site and I wanted to see if an item was slim or normal, I email for "More size questions."

    Gilt then proceeds to answer me hours after the sale ends to let me know where I can click the ruler where it shows the size chart. You mean you think I didn't click the size chart then "More size questions"

    Then you let me know some brands have unique sizing. No s--- sherlock that's why I emailed in the first place.

    So sad.


    My first and only purchase to date was a pair of jeans that claimed to have front rise of approximately 8.5". What arrived was a pair that with a rise of 10.75". Needless to say, I have a credit waiting for me.
     
  20. Icicle

    Icicle New Member

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    My first and only purchase to date was a pair of jeans that claimed to have front rise of approximately 8.5". What arrived was a pair that with a rise of 10.75". Needless to say, I have a credit waiting for me.

    [​IMG] I wonder how they take their measurements...
     

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