What a day. I don't plan on going to any more stores unless it's a reeeeeeeeally great gift now. I've been stepped on, pushed around, banged into, stuck in stores, forced to restart several times... But it was loads of fun and I got well over 100 gifts. The only things I didn't care for were the free boots from the store that would not rez, and the skins from Minnu. Yes, I said it. I don't care for Minnu skins. :-p With my shape, they never look right on me, and the one I got today makes me look mean. What's funny is that I know I don't care for them, and I still put up with this to get them.
It was pretty bad. lol Plus I kept getting a message saying I didn't have enough money. For a freebie. Not sure what that was about since I'm pretty sure I have enough for something that costs nothing. :)
One thing I noticed today, and it made me a bit sad, is that a few of the designers seemed to not want to give gifts and did it because others were. You know, if you don't want to give anything or it's going to leave you destitute, then don't do it.
The biggest "What the hell?" move of the day came from Tami McCoy, who worded her notice so that people figured that they only had 10 minutes to get free hair. Heck, that may have been what she meant. She said that the fastest TP got free hair. So, not even a minute after her notice...
No one could move, no one could tp out, and definitely no one could be bothered to go hunting for free hair. I ended up having to crash my viewer just to get out of there. From what I heard as I was at some other stores, I wasn't the only one.
And certainly, that's the prerogative of the seller to put a time limit or make something limited edition. However, Honey had said that just to give everyone a chance, to leave the sales for 24 hours and not limit how many of one item they're giving. Certainly it's not going to do anything if 10 people or 100 people have the same of a free gift, right?
I really did enjoy today, though, and I have SO much good stuff now! Big big big thanks to the fabulous designers who give so much, not only today but all the time. And big thanks to the crazy members of Fashion Consolidated for being so cool because seriously, this could have been a huge grief-fest.
Now...to go through all my stuff!