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One of the bugs that always bothered me about the old site was how my shopping cart was never persistent, i.e. when I put something in my shopping cart and left it there, my cart would be empty when I came back a day or more later. I so looked forward to the new site coming out! Finally, I'd be able to shop, add a few minis to my cart, and when I reached the fre shipping level, fire off an order. Well, this still doesn't seem to be the case. I added several minis to my cart yesterday, and today my cart is empty. Is this such a hard issue? Is it working as designed? Is it not the best way to function? To think of all the minis I would have bought had they but persisted in my shopping cart!

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After the system clears your cart there should be a new wishlist in your wishlist section called "abandoned cart YYY-MM-DD".

 

I may have one or four of those...

 

I can't say it's the most elegant system, but it's the system Reaper has. 

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20 hours ago, strawhat said:

After the system clears your cart there should be a new wishlist in your wishlist section called "abandoned cart YYY-MM-DD".

 

I may have one or four of those...

 

I can't say it's the most elegant system, but it's the system Reaper has. 

you have to stay logged in for this to work, it won't remember shopping carts once your session ends if you're not logged in.

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They've stated why they empty the carts. Their cart system does decrement the inventory that everybody else sees while shopping. When you have something in your cart it shows one less for everybody else. When a lot of people do that but don't purchase right away, it's possible that their shop will show something being out of stock when the reality is that 20 people just have it sitting in their carts. That's happened a couple of times with limited runs. People put them in their carts then for whatever reason don't purchase. Perhaps they were pulled away by a family issue, they're still looking for other minis to get to free shipping and haven't checked out yet, or they need to get Paypal ready for the order. Great, no issue. But... can't let that go for too long or inventory "sells" but doesn't sell. And it gives people the opportunity to get those figures from the abandoned carts.

 

So, working as intended.


 

Oh, and if it went the other way, people could dill their carts to their hearts’ complete desire over several weeks. But then when they go to check out, items start getting kicked out of their cart because it is no longer in stock. 
 

So, they had to choose a path. 

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