Thursday, March 3, 2011

Running Commentary on Today's Upload

No Unicorn Tears stuff that I want has shown up yet. Why is the gray Scuba $30 more than the other Scubas? I like it but not $30 more. Updated: GEC is looking into the price so watch this because I think there was an error made. Update 2: Price changed to $98 now.

Dance Studio Crops Just showed up. These will sell fast, I'm sure.

 Something good finally showed up but where is all the Unicorn Tears and Modern Racer tanks?

39 comments:

Shannon said...

Holy crapito! In all of my frustration with trying to determine how close this ranked to the top of most disappointing uploads ever, I totally failed to notice that the grey scuba was $30 more!! Guess the one thing I might have considered getting will just get to stay online. Hopefully this isn't their way of testing the waters on raising the price of all scubas :-/

RunMama said...

I saw this scuba in the store. I'm positive it was the regular scuba price, I'm thinking 128 is a tech error.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I would love to hear lu lus reasoning for a 30$ increase...they already told customers that the savasana scarf was raised because they reevaluated it and felt it was under priced before.. I think it's more of "let's start taking advantag of customers who r willing to spend" type situation!

Anonymous said...

Scuba is a great sweatshirt, but even at $98 it's SUPER pricey and hard to justify buying a sweatshirt for that much. Hopefully it is a typo.

I struggled deciding on whether to get the wren or coal DSC's, I really like both colors, but again I can't justify buying more than one pair of crops at that price for the purpose I want them for. I think they'll be great for everyday wear and particularly am looking forward to them for hiking and camping (quick dry after a wash at camp!), but I can pick up North Face or EMS crops for the same thing at a fraction of the price. I went with coal because I figure I can wear black with those better than the wren?? Hope I love them because they'll be gone by the time I get them in the mail in a week.

Anonymous said...

everything is uploaded on the Lulu site now - tons of awesome stuff!!

Mel said...

Lulu needs to fire whatever 10-year old they hired to handle their Web site and get someone with experience to control their site; 3 panels to cover each color of the Modern Racer tank? Come on, Lulu, invest some of the $$$ we keep giving you to make the online buying experience more enjoyable and logical.

Anonymous said...

wow, what a boring upload.
nothing exciting. I didn't see flow and go tank, unicorn crb, the lilac pace pullover, and the balance tank? yeah! this is ridiculous

Anonymous said...

I didn't buy anything! I wanted more options in violaceous!! I am keeping my fingers crossed that next week will have a better upload. For now my wallet is safe!

Anonymous said...

Is this happening to anyone else? when you click on the hot class tank -- the color coal shows up, not violaceous. what is going on?

Also, where is the pure balance tank?! I feel like I've been waiting forever for it to show up!

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous: The violaceous hot class tank is showing as sold out. I was trying to buy it as part of my purchase at 25 after the hour, and it gave me "sold out" at the checkout! It IS available in coal though. The upload had both to start with:/.

LuluAddict said...

@ Anon 8:24 am - I think the Wren and Coal DSCs are pretty close in color so one is all you need. I wish they would have put out a black version.

@ 8:43 am - They always do that. Lulu often has the wrong color photo forcing you to click on everything to make sure the one you want isn't hiding behind the color you don't.

@ Mel 8:31 am - I've b*tched about the website since the day it came on air. Very little has changed. It's one of the most amateur I patronize.

Anonymous said...

Did the violicious hot class tank sell out in all sizes in an hour? when I press it coal comes up. Was violicious ever up or not?

Anonymous said...

Yes, same thing is happening to me with the hot class tank in violaceous. I click on it - but the only color option is in coal. Did it sell out already??? Was anyone able to order it??

Anonymous said...

the violaceous hot class is already gone :( --- yeah, pure balance tank is probably n ever going to show up cause lulu can't upload anything right

Anonymous said...

yeah. um. i won't ever be waiting by my computer for an upload again. can anyone tell me about the sizing on modern racer. i wear an 8 in scoop neck and a 6 in the CRB. people say to size DOWN from CRB, so i should get a 4??? seems weird to go down TWO sizes from my bra top tanks?

anon 8:43 - maybe the violaceous is sold out in hot class?

Anonymous said...

I was checking the site as the items were being uploaded. I was constantly refreshing the page. It looked like the Violacious Hot Class sold out literally in less than a half hour of being uploaded! That's crazy!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 8:49 am - I sized down from my regular tank size but I don't normally size down in the CRB unless it's a static CRB.

The Violaceous Hot Class is sold out on the US side.

Anonymous said...

The scuba was corrected on the website but I still don't understand who is running it with such flaws all the time! Super annoying

LuluAddict said...

Price Change on the Gray Scuba - back to $98

Anonymous said...

I wish they'd uploaded the UT CRB since they had so many other items in the UT print. :(

Anonymous said...

There are branch grooves out there as well - I believe these are new.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why people get upset when things sell out. It's not Lulu's fault it's our fault. We sit at our computers waiting for the upload. I got everything I wanted today including the hot class in violaceous. Besides, I like that there are limited quantities. I don't want to see people wearing the same outfits as me. So Lulu, keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

The scuba has been changed back to $98.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 9:02 a.m. - I don't think it's anyone's "fault" that the items sell out so quickly. To imply that it's someone's "fault" is like saying that someone did something wrong. It is what it is! Not a big deal if things get sold out to me anyways! It just means I get to save more money for other items and/or it just wasn't meant to be!

strawb3rries said...

Think maybe they'll sneak some goodies on later today like they did last week??? ;)

Anonymous said...

@Anon 9:15. Um yeah, that's my point. People seem to think it's Lulu's "fault".

Anonymous said...

I bought the Violicious hot class tank in my size 4 within 3 minutes of it being put up. You have to act so fast, it's ridiculous. I wasn't able to stalk the uploads the past two weeks and whatever I wanted was already gone in my size by the time I could get to the computer.

Anonymous said...

I wrote my comment at 8:43 and apparently, it was already sold out! I thought it was a website error. Oh well, I know it's just a tank but I will be irked if I see it on ebay for three times the price!

Anonymous said...

@anon 9:02 & 9:15... It IS obnoxious that we do have to sit in front of the computer, during the work day, every Thursday to try to get something you want, ESPECIALLY for those of us that aren't privileged enough to live anywhere near a store. So if there's something that I'd like to get, I don't have the option to hold off and wait and casually buy it later. And now phone orders have been nixed too. So, hopefully Lululemon will get it's inventory under control and figure out a way to balance the lure of "exclusivity" and "availability", because there is certainly more money out there for them to make. And a half hour window to get the Hot Class tank in violaceous.... that IS ridiculous. But I guess yay for you for actually getting it, too bad for the rest that did not, eh??

Anonymous said...

I love the "exclusivity" of certain items!!! I really enjoy having something unique.

Kate said...

The Hot Class tank in violaceous is still available on the Canadian side sizes 2-8.

Anonymous said...

I think it's unbelievable that the online store continues to have endless errors. Today's price error on the scuba is just another example - there is *always* the wrong colour showing on the main picture and if their idea of grouping tanks together with prints decides which will have their own page, then the modern racers should have been grouped together originally.

Is there no one ultimately responsible for catching errors? No web team manager who will make note of which employees keep making the mistakes? No other company would tolerate this kind of sloppy work.

I used to post messages on facebook with the errors and it was always the standard "thanks, we'll let the web team know". Then I started thinking that I wasn't getting paid to sort through their mistakes and I now don't bother. If the main picture isn't the colour I want I don't even bother clicking in anymore to see if it's a mistake.

Rant over :)

Anonymous said...

I used to get upset when I'd miss out on something online. Luckily though, Lulu always comes out with new stuff every week, I tend to get over the item I missed online that sold out in 20 minutes of being uploaded.

Anonymous said...

OK so we are all Lulu addicts, that's why we are here, right? But seriously, these are workout clothes, not water during a drought or food during a famine!! I like what LA said recently, you learn over time with Lulu that even if you don't get what you wanted today or with this batch of items, Lulu always comes out with something different and better that you will want later. Not to make anyone feel bad, but just wanted to give a little perspective.

Anonymous said...

I agree about getting disappointed when you don't get what you want. I am beginning to get frustrated with Lululemon's demand/supply tactics to keeping us addicted! I realized this morning while refreshing my screen during upload for an hour I could be doing something better with my time then hunting for an item only to have it sell out by the time you check out! I think I've had enough of this craze. I've finally realized I have enough Lulu workout clothes to last a long time!! Time to unwind and do some yoga - something worthwhile!

Anonymous said...

does anyone know when the pure balance tanks are available?

Anonymous said...

I think the Pure Balance tanks are coming out next week. It's already in some US stores i.e. Brentwood.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! I love it!! Hopefully i can snag one when they come out :)

LuluAddict said...

I was reading on the This Just In group that some people loaded their carts with Hot Class Tanks to see how many were in stock immediately after they were uploaded and there were something less than 15 of them in size 6 so the Violaceous Hot Class started out with low stock. I don't get their stocking plan at all.