Kalyca Romeo has been found GILTY on fourteen counts in the last six months. Each one due to spending money she shouldn’t have. Before sentencing would she like to make a statement?
“This site I avoided for months before becoming a member. Walking around to find the great shopping deals was a trill by itself, why would I trade that for something as easy as a click of the mouse? The personal email invite one needs to become a member of Gilt.com stayed in my inbox for almost a year. There are some people out here who would of rung my neck for not joining immediately after receiving that special email, but it just wasn’t the right time for me or maybe I prolonging the inevitable. I didn’t realize what was to be become of life until that infamous day.
Membership confirmed in March 2010 and there was no turning back.
At noon on some days, right after getting to work my phone is the only thing I would stare at. The first fix, a bodysuit and a top with a lace back. The second order place would be when I got the great High. A pair of sneakers, not just any pair of sneakers, but UES sneakers. Selling price $49. Original retail $180. I’m not much of a sneaker wearer, but having a pair comes in handy every once in a while, nothing less than a cool pair would do.
The sneakers arrived on my birthday and they were beautiful! Included in my package was a black card. Not the type I can swipe. (That dream didn’t come thru yet.) A black card with gold lettering that stated, ” Thank you for your purchase. Alexis + Alexandra – The founders.” A total of 14 of these black thank you cards have resulted from the list of purchases for several pieces of jewelry, a watch, a dress and skirt, two more pairs of shoes, skin-care, books, luggage and others that don’t come to mind now.
The reason that I’m on trial is that my Gilt pleasure has gone too far. The designers that put me over the edge were Alexander Wang’s $9 tank tops $59 tank dresses, then Guillaume Hinfray’s $200 pair of shoes all in my cart on that unfaithful day. I kept going back to my cart to monitor my items and hold them hostage for the maximum amount of time allowed. I exceeded my time limit of 10 minutes at least 5 times in less than an hour and a half . Now for some people this doesn’t seem too bad, but I committed these crimes two days after starting my fall shopping in Soho, NYC. My credit card was screaming bloody murder, yet I went in adding to my Gilt cart. The only thing that saved me from losing it all, another website and sounds words from a recovering shopaholic. My friend, who will remain anonymous, told me that I can get my fix for less. The saving site that day, was Endless.com. It’s the only reason I can stand in front of this Gilt jury with money still in my pocket. So when you sentence me Alexis + Alexandra, know that to avoid losing the roof over my head literally, I must take a break from making purchases on your website. The visits will continue from my Iphone to let you know that I’m still around and every once in awhile, I’ll put something in the cart, but my daily visits will have to stops. Thank you for hearing me.”