So here is the progression of today's shopping events. This morning, I ordered the Exbury Gardens Cardigan and the Winter Solstice Wrap. I was happy that both were available in my size and I got the 25% discount which made the sale price even better. I received an email confirmation of my order and contently settled to taking care of business.
Later in the afternoon, I received an e-mail telling me that both sweaters were removed from my order because they were no longer available. "Well that's strange", I thought. When my order went through the sweaters were in stock. I called customer service and was given the strangest answer I've ever heard. Ready? (This is good). Both cardigans were RECALLED.
-What? Sweaters recalled? As of a couple of hours ago?
-Yup, that's right. You know how toys and appliances get recalled all the time? Well, we had to recall these sweaters.
-I'm confused. Do they burst into flames?
-Well, there might have been some defects in the new shipment.
This sounds particularly strange to me, since the two sweaters are from different brands. It's just too much of a coincidence that both brands that I happen to have ordered suddenly got recalled. I really wonder if all this is connected to the 25% discount in some way. Could it be that Anthropologie just wanted to clear out the stores but was not as interested in over-discounting their on-line merchandise? I wonder if these sweaters will suddenly reappear again after the holidays.
Did anyone else have a similar experience with any sale items today?
Or am I just jinxed when it comes to shopping? (I probably should be, considering the poor health of my credit cards).
P.S. I did find the two "recalled" sweaters through a store. It's annoying that I had to take that extra step in order to order what I wanted. If I had any pride, I'd be boycotting Anthropologie right about now, but luckily for Anthro, an addiction doesn't leave room for pride.