Just thought this looked cool.
In other news: I ordered my Vibram FiveFingers shoes directly from Vibram. Not sure if I’ll actually receive them or not.
1) They are very hard to get, frequently selling out
2) The web form does inventory tracking somehow, to prevent selling size/color combinations that are out of stock (you can’t add it to your cart if it’s out)
3) I tried to add an item to my cart, but found it was out of stock
4) However, the identical piece I added to my cart yesterday was purchasable today
This means either they reserved one for me, which is bad for all the other people who wanted to buy one between yesterday and today — and what happens if I never came back to buy it?
OR, they don’t check inventory at checkout time.
Either way, that’s sort of crappy software design.