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Above the Fray: Gucci Not Worth the Four-Hour Wait

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Racked readers have finally infiltrated the Gucci watch and jewelry sale running through 8pm tonight at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The verdict: Decent prices, but the organization is a total fail. One reader got in line at 9:30am and didn't make it into the building until 1:15. Between shopping and waiting to pay, she didn't leave until 3:45, meaning the sale essentially ate her entire day. Another tipster writes:

The line was horrendous! Over an hour to get into the building. Then another 15 minutes to get into the door of the sale. Then after you've selected your purchases, another hour to pay. Then after you pay it's another few minutes for them to pull the watch from the back. One of the major holdups seems to be the people who are buying 20-30 watches at a time.
We're assuming that Metropolitan Pavilion began letting more people in as the day wore in, which is why the later visitor wasn't stuck waiting for four hours. In any case, queuers' devotion was rewarded with a range of watches priced from $99 to $900, and a smaller jewelry selection running from $100 to $750 (Sample Sally has more specific details). If you'd like a box, you'll have to pay an extra $5. Also, some of the merchandise was slightly damaged, according to readers, and we hear the lower-priced items are pretty much gone. All things considered, you might want to sit this one out.
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