The Canadian Warehouse sale was supposed to be a three-day event but this is the message that pops up now - the stuff is all gone and the sale is over. Some people are speculating that perhaps an on line sale was tried since there wasn't enough product to fill a real warehouse sale. I guess that could be true. Or, it could be the case because you have a much wider audience through the web you can sell a lot of product quickly. Prices were slashed this afternoon to move lingering items:
Wow, so the workaround I gave you guys last night - using a Canadian proxy site - no longer works for us to see what is in the Warehouse sale. In fact, many free proxy sites are blocked from what I understand. I just don't get what the big deal is. I saw what is for sale and wasn't bummed out at all since it's so old and the prices are only ok (well, from my point of view, once I add in Canada's double digit taxes plus the cost of mailing to me and paypal fees if I had asked a friend to angel items for me). I wish the lulu IT crew put this much effort into making sure the upload nights went smoothly. Get your priorities straight, lulu - making the sale of new, FULL PRICE merchandise as easy as possible for your customers.
Anyway, for those of you who didn't use the proxy site in time, I have screen captures for you (thanks to Mr. E. for some of these):
Update- most of this stuff is gone and/or only in size two and went very early after being uploaded. I'd say the on-line warehouse sale went well, though I am hearing of the now-standard payment processing problems (I guess the IT team was too busy banning proxy sites to make sure payment went through on the first try.)
Update II - Reader Rebecca thinks non-Canadian IPs were blocked because we would take up server response time and clog the system. This makes sense to me, even if I was frustrated by it.