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The now-infamous £1/$1 Outnet sale, which lasted a total of somewhere between 0 seconds and 23 minutes before crashing/burning/selling out, depending on whom you talk to, and enraged dedicated online deal-hunters with server crashes in the UK and a 6:30 a.m. eastern time, 3:30 a.m. Pacific time start in the US, was a total sell-out, says Outnet director Stephanie Phair. But, Phair says, they're sorry they disappointed some of their fans:
Hello everyone, I am Stephanie, Director of theOutnet. I wanted to personally say that we have been listening to all your comments. First and most importantly, I want to say sorry for the frustrating experience that many of you had. You have shown incredible interest in our site today and we do not take that lightly. Clearly, while we were prepared for the volume of traffic the sale would deliver, in some markets, the UK mainly, we were overwhelmed by the speed at which you came to the site this morning. This remarkable volume—up to 9 orders a second—led the site to crash for many of you, and I want to say that we are very sorry to all those who didn’t get to buy anything at the sale, but delighted for the thousands of lucky ones amongst you that did walk away with a £1/$1 bargain from theOutnet. We want to thank all of you for being part of our first year celebrations. With each event we are working hard to fix issues that arise, and want to say that we fully intend to offer you further bargain shopping opportunities in the future. Thank you again, StephanieSo. There it is. The end.
· theOutnet.com is astounded by the response [Fashion Prospectress]