|A typical Flash Sale Email alert. You get zero warning, so|
it's like a little time bomb in your inbox. These go out
to Department Store card holders who have shopped
In both cases, the enforced time limit (which goes so far as to allow you only 10 minutes to hold something in your shopping bag), the dramatically reduced prices ($99.00 for a pair of A. Testoni shoes that sell for over $300.00 at Saks), and the limited quantities all combine to elicit the sort of heart pumping adrenal overload usually reserved for the more conventional carnal pleasures like fight clubs or human trafficking. Happiness is just a few clicks away.
|Gilt Group has an app for your smart phone, iPad, you name it.|
So when you cause a 7 car pile up on the 405, at least it won't
be due to texting or talking on your phone!
Holly, whom I had just tutored on the ins and outs of Facebook, opted to stick to what she knew best; buying in person. She's not one for mystery or surprises. There is a certain satisfaction in finding your prize in the flesh, feeling the quality, assuring the perfect fit, and then sneaking it home in the back of the car. Maybe you stuff it in your gym bag, or in with your Trader Joe's groceries. Deceit makes the fruits of your labor taste all the sweeter, in my opinion. For those of us who enjoy a deal and a good game of Russian Roulette, the Flash Sale is a magical invention pregnant with potential. Let Holly play it safe; it leaves more for the rest of us. J'adore a good deal.