Whoa, I read all about the Alpha parka deal on other forums, but not here. Hardware bargain!
I'll just gripe that the shopping experience with Alpha was pretty terrible. I ordered on 12/30, got the confirmation mail, and...that's it. No further communication. I did create an account, and last Friday, I saw the status change from "Sent for fulfillment" to "Order cancelled." On Monday, I got a refund.
It's probably on me for not calling or checking in, but wow, never hearing anything from them about this order is pretty terrible for an eCommerce experience. I read on GAF and Reddit about the delay apology emails and the final apology for cancelling, but I got zip from them.
Funny enough, I got a generic "fill out this survey about your shopping experience and get a 15% off coupon" mail. I didn't even get the coupon for that!
They're probably awesome coats, especially for those who got them at the bargain, and it's only $30-something that I got refunded, but I'm still annoyed thinking about the whole thing. O_O