Friday, April 16, 2010

theOutnet is popular today!

I'm very sorry to those who wince with pain when they see that dreaded sentance. As most online shoppers probably know, The Outnet held their 1st birthday party today. In the form of selling designer stock for 1 pound.

I came downstairs at 7:00 and turned on my computer. I tried to check the e-mails but it crashed. It took about 10 minutes for the whole process of closing down the inbox and it trying to save your details. Then my McAfee started acting up and I was ready to kill someone. About 12 minutes after the sale I had so anticipated started, I finally opened the e-mail. It took about 5 minutes for the page to load, and a tonne of tries to log in. I looked through the things, but my heart skipped a beat when I saw the most amazing McQueen dress. Cream with black tulle running up from the bottom, and the bust was lined with the mouth-wateringly good tulle. As I tried to click on it, it actually took me to the page! But then it was sold out. They hadn't even had time to update the sign of 'sold out' on the image of it. Oh well.
I tried, oh how I tried. A Miu Miu LBD, a Burberry Prosrum skirt, a Fendi dress, a ChloƩ bag, an Anna Sui floral dress, a knockout Marchesa mini dress, a Temperely London blouse... all failed. Eventually it wouldn't even let me get off page one, never mind actually buy something.
So, with a heavy heart I trudged into school late and signed in, looking as if I had just been dragged through a bush and had lost my most prized possesion along the way. I used the tired old exscuse of 'car wouldn't start' and went straight to one of my least favourite classes, Gym.

My only consolence is that because I was early, at least I actually got the sensation of 'Oh My God, this is gonna be mine! For one euro!!' only to feel a deep sadness when the server timed out. Hmm. Not much of a consolence.

I was wondering the whole day through, how many women feel the way I do? But a quick look at TheOutnet's Facebook and Twitter pages made me feel slightly more... supported because so many girls had missed out on an amazing Rick Owen's jacket or a Marc Jacobs clutch.

So, have they lost themselves a customer? Not really. I mean, they really should have organized it better, and I didn't like the way it felt like an actual birthday. As in, some people will get to go and have amazing stories and some people will be wallflowers with nothing but a serious need for some retail therapy to wash away the dissapointment. But oh well. They obviously couldn't cater for everyone, but I can't help but think that it could have been better if they were serious about it being a success rather than just a publicity stunt.


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