I've recently learned that my purchasing behavior also trends toward surprises. It turns out that the best way to get me to buy something is to tell me I'll have to pay for it before I find out what it is. That is what drew me to the SomethingStore, and it's why I just purchased a set of 3 mystery bags from Yak Pak. I have no idea what my $15 will get me. That's the whole point.
Note to online retailers: fewer titles and descriptions, more graphics with giant question marks.
The Yak Pak deal is not strictly a part of the 2008 Holiday Gift Guide, but it would be an acceptable present for me nonetheless.
Yak Pak Web Special: 3 Bags for $15
I just got an email from Yak Pak customer service. I am rescinding my recommendation out of spite.
Thank you for contacting us here at Yak Pak. In reference to your order, we'd like to provide further explanation about the status. Your order, as well as a lot of other web orders, has been delay because of the reason the demand was much higher than anticipated and unfortunately we ran out of WEBS-001. It may become available in the near future. At this moment I will go ahead and cancel your order. The credit card authorization will be release in 3 to 5 working days. It depends on the bank. Once again we are sorry for this inconvenience.