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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm Disappointed.

Is it legal to vent on a blog?

I don't usually do that...

What do you think of this dress?

Well, I ordered it for maternity photos on November 2nd. The etsy shop owner is in Thailand, so it took a week for my payment to be approved. That was on the 9th.

Her shop says that items ship within 24 hours after payment is approved, unless it's the weekend, and then it's within 48 hours. Well, 5 days later, on the 14th, it still hadn't shown that it was shipped, so I emailed her to see if she had just not updated the status or if it really hadn't shipped.

She didn't respond for 3 more days, on the 17th. She said that she had found a small color mark on the dress and it needed to be redyed. It would be ready to ship in 2 days. I thanked her for her dedication in making it a great product, and waited for it to ship.

On the 28th of November, 11 days later, I emailed her again asking about the dress as the status still wasn't updated to it having been shipped.

It turns out, she didn't ever send it, and had to go out of town for a funeral in the family. She said that she was sorry, and that she'd gladly send me one of her other dresses that were available and ready for shipment- which was, at the time, red, rust, white, and gray and lavender. I'm really disappointed because I don't want any of those colors. Plus, even with expedited shipment, from Thailand, it would still take 2 weeks. That puts me into mid December, and only 2 weeks from my expected birth (I'm planning on him coming 2 weeks early like all my others). IF all went well with shipping and it got here within the allotted amount of time.

I told her that I was sorry for the death in her family, and asked if we could just do a refund. She agreed, and apologized again.

I feel bad, because I can understand the emergency travel and issues that follow losing a loved one. But now my plans were ruined. It'd be cutting it too close.

So, it doesn't look like I'll be doing any maternity pictures. Bummer.

And before anyone tells me to just find something else, well, I'm not going to. I have searched for a dress for literally my ENTIRE pregnancy for photos. And if you know me at ALL, you know that every picture I have of myself is of me in a costume or dolled up. I don't get in front of a camera unless I'm looking pretty specific.

Some examples:

Okay- yes, i DO actually realize that I am beyond dorky. But I get seriously sick of seeing those stupid maternity pictures with the ribbon around the belly, or the hands making a heart over it. Ew. Or the ones with the dad standing behind the mom and their hands all intertwined and their eyes closed. I'm sorry. But I just prefer something a little more....not-done. ~Sigh~
Oh well. There's my vent.


Sara said...

Are you crafty at all? It doesn't look like it would be too incredibly difficult to recreate. Just a thought if you really wanted to still do it.

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

LOL- I'm "crafty" alright- but I don't know how to sew.

Chanel said...

That is a cute dress. I'm so sorry that things turned out that way. I can understand how frustrating it can be when your plans get messed up.

Angie said...

How annoying. You should grab the photo and a local seamstress - I bet they could do it quickly!

It is a pretty amazing dress - too bad the service sucked.

~SALLY~ said...

Wow...that is too bad. I would have been disappointed too. With both of my pregnancies I have never had a maternity shoot...sounds like so much fun! Maybe with the next baby...

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FrugalCityGirl said...

I would of been mad!! So sorry!

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~Sophisticate Style ~ said...

I'd say you should be disappointed. Too bad too, because that was a really nice looking dress.


Kimberly said...

It is a pretty dress.I hope you get it or another, better dress!!
(and I agree- find someone to sew it for you! )

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