To get one of these Acorn Roll bags?…=-) You can’t buy them in the traditional way. Acorn does have a webstore, but most of the products are out of stock. They make them in small batches in a random order that’s not obvious to a potential customer. They post them for sale when they are finished and unless you happen to check the site on the right day [potentially 1 out of 60 or 90] you are SOL. Now I like a challenge as much as the next guy, but this represents a retail model I can’t get behind. I mean I get the low production made by hand part, but I don’t get the randomly throwing them up on the webstore with no warning part. They’ve got an idea of how many they can make and which ones are popular so why not create a wait list for 2011. Take a customer’s money so the sale is 100% and then give them a target date this year for shipping. I’d be cool with buying a bag today that I wouldn’t get until September. When 2011’s production is sold shut down the webstore and repeat the process in January 2012. This way the Acorn folks generate 100% sales and the customers know they’ll either got a bag this year or they won’t and they can buy something else.
Just a suggestion…
Don’t even get me started on the fact they won’t sell a bag to a Canadian. I thought Canadianism was a thing of the past, but I guess I was wrong…;-)~
Although I will admit playing hard to get is sexy!