We just got an email from Overstock.com's flash sale site, Eziba, officially confirming their demise: "As of July 1, 2011, Eziba will no longer be open for business." The venture lasted less than a year — we blogged its opening in August of 2010. With increased competition from other new businesses crowding the pool, we expect to see a "flash sale death watch" for certain sites, while others will potentially strengthen their grip on the industry. We're wondering... Which home decor sale sites would you bet on to survive?
A recent informal survey of our readers revealed that those of you who shop home decor flash sales prefer (in order of popularity) Gilt Groupe, The Foundary, One Kings Lane, Rue La La and Joss and Main. HauteLook, Ideeli, and Fab.com also received some votes. Sites that had fallen off your radar (according to the tallies) included Eziba, Design/Story, Beyond the Rack, Red Nook, and Bespoke Global.