I understand your point, but those of us that bought from the Las Vegas & NYC Spa in the past were not getting anything , even a lipstick , so to us a gift certifcate was better than nothing.
I also don't understand why it is a bad thing for NM & Sak's to try and beat out LV to keep our business. Seems like a win , win situation for collectors.
Don't know about the other collectors but I buy where I get good service and don't change just for a promotion. I got bad service at LV & Saks so switched to Micky for those and for the excellent help I get at NM I will stay with them.
I think the days of buying 6 of the same solids for resale are over . Ebay took care of that . Not many collectors buy all the solids anymore so even reaching the $1500 is not easy.
The point about having choices is we can buy wherever we choose and what ever promotion suits our needs. If we were held to just buying at LV or NYC I would join you in protest. <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />
Thank you for the discussion- it is very good to have different opinions – not a one size fits all. ( I only took 2 pairs of shoes , we are all very different and it is a good thing.) <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />