Okay, I don't know if this is 100% fact or not, but after a post on another board, I thought I'd post here in case people haven't tried this. When you order sale merchandise, try choosing rush or overnight delivery. A couple of us have found that doing this puts your order at the "head" of the line. Just using standard 5-8 day shipping does not ensure that your order is packaged as soon. It could take days. In the mean time, people who chose to put a rush on their item get bumped up ahead of you and even if you placed the order before them, they get the merchandise since it had to go to them faster. If you really want an item and don't want to take as much of a chance with the free shipping over $150 (or whatever it is) I'd recommend trying this. Hope this helps someone.