About Bargain Countdown®
You've been asking for the hottest deals, and we've heard you! Introducing Bargain Countdown® from eCOST.com, where you can find limited time offers, restricted quantity products, and many other great deals on today's hottest products! It truly delivers on the promise of the Web. The eCOST.com Bargain Countdown is like an auction, but gives you the power of immediate purchase on time sensitive offers!
Bargain Countdown® was created in order to reward our loyal customers with exceptional limited time offers. eCOST.com's mission is to provide outstanding deals in a forum that can be easily accessed by our customer base, securely, always respectful of our customer's time, and Bargain Countdown® is the answer!
Bargain Countdown® combines the best of what the web can offer: safe, secure transactions with no wasted time in the bidding process. Bargain Countdown® delivers the products that our customers want at the exceptional value they require.
In order to take full advantage of Bargain Countdown's offers, the only requirement is your attendance. You will be rewarded with limited time offers on the hot products you demand!
How does Bargain Countdown® work?
Bargain Countdown® is an exercise in scarcity. We offer a set quantity of product at an exceptional value within a set time period. Does this mean the full quantity of a given offer will be fully sold in a given time period? No, not necessarily.
Bargain Countdown's offers are time sensitive. For instance, an offer of 60 units for 60 minutes will decrement one unit per minute (actual decrement times and refresh rates to follow), automatically, and that unit will be removed from the offer (in order to be offered at a later time, or not at all, or at a different price depending on each unique offer). Our servers also check our intended purchases of our customers and if this exceeds the automatic decrement, we will show the remainder of the offer quantity available. Small variations may occur for customers eliminating a Bargain Countdown item in checkout.
Every 60 seconds.. The server rebuilds product data including Quantity Left, demand, and other elements.
Every 30 seconds.. The browser calls the server and refreshes the page with any new data available.
Said simply, we decrement the offer automatically, time based, removing a unit from the offer, or we decrement actual demand for the product, whichever is higher at the time of measurement.
What do the Bargain Demand Status icons mean?
The current status area of Bargain Countdown will display various icons during the timed offer depending on customer activity and status of an offer. These alert the customer to items available for sale, items that are trending to run out of quantity before the timed end of the offer, and items that are no longer offered, due to expired quantity and or expired time period. See the Bargain Countdown page for what each icon indicates.
Bargain Countdown® Policies
eCOST's BARGAIN COUNTDOWN® features limited time offers on great products, many of which have limited quantities available. Bargain Countdown® is NOT an Auction. The "Quantity Left" number is set to update approximately every 60 seconds. Internet Connection Speed, Bandwidth, Increased Site Traffic and other technical factors may delay Real Time Update of the "Quantity Left" and "Time Remaining" counters. High Sales Velocity and Delayed Checkout may cause an item to sell out before the time indicated on the site. eCOST will make every effort to secure additional inventory, but we reserve the right to cancel orders on Bargain Countdown® items if the available quantity has sold out and or the order is received after the end of the time period indicated.
Given the limited time and restricted quantity offers in Bargain Countdown®, eCOST may at times have to restrict the number of such items that you may purchase. It is eCOST's current policy to limit purchase quantities of an item per household or business of a Bargain Countdown® offer. Quantity available to purchase will be shown when the item is added to the shopping cart. We will try to accommodate our customer's demand for a product, our goal is to reward as many customers as possible for their loyalty to eCOST. If you have ordered more than this quantity, we will let you know if we can accommodate your request.
Outrageous Offer is only available in the Bargain Countdown® and Platinum Premium Countdown® and valid for online orders only. No phone orders. The Outrageous Offer quantity limits will vary from product to product. The quantity available for purchase will be shown in cart. If you get the Outrageous Offer , your cart will show the Outrageous Offer price and quantity available for purchase. If the Outrageous Offer price is not shown when item is added to cart, the offer has expired. Once the item is sold out or offered at its regular price, the Outrageous Offer is expired. No back orders, rain checks or waiting lists for the items.