Well, I got my two Pink Paislee "grab bags" in the mail today. Why, oh why did I talk myself into this. First off, both boxes are 100% IDENTICAL. I guess I had thought there would be SOME variety. Tons of felt stuff (including hair clips - huh?!) and big plastic "chandalier crystals" that are waaaay too big for scrapbooking. One small clear stamp set (same in both boxes) and a bunch of rub-ons, mostly Halloween. I'm sick thinking what my money could have bought on e-Bay or even my LSS. Thankfully, my LSS is having a garage sale the end of the month. I'll bag this stuff up and hopefully get a few dollars back. I'm not knocking anyone who really enjoys what they got - I'm just not going to be ordering again.
sorry you were disappointed. not all grab bags are bad...I got one from Webster's pages that i just loved. and the ones from maya road are pretty fab as well. guess it just wasn't a good one this time.
yikes, i always get an email from a scrapbooking co [cant think of it now] that does this warehouse grabbag deal, and for i think $15, you get a bunch of stuff, and they guarantee no items the same.. you able to take a pic of the stuff you got? i'm curious!
well, i am very, very new at this (just made my first card yesterday) ive seen those "grab bags" and thought about it. no more thinking on that. that is what is so good about these forums...you get the "download". Im unemployed and can not be wasting a dime. Now, that garage sale thing is fab!! i went to a local store that did that and i was shocked..paper for 10 cents, stamps (which before i never relized how expensise rubber stamps were) were 50 cents each.etc etc. i am sorry you got ripped off, that just gets my feathers ruffled.....
I think I would only buy a grab bag if I liked everything a company produced. I adore everything Webster's Pages and Simple Stories, so I would totally be willing to throw the dice on those. Though I like Pink Paislee and many other companies, I know they put out lines and items I don't like. I'm not willing to chance those.
I am so sorry you ended up disappointed. Hopefully someone will love your items at the sale.
I did take someone's suggestion and e-mailed them. They responded that they would refund my money if I rturned the packages to them. Generally I wouldn't do that, but I think in this case I might. It came to an awfully lot of money since I stupidly ordered 2 of them! And I haven't put anything away yet.
You are right. If I wasn't impressed by their product, I am certainly impressed by their service. Who knows, I might just order from them again sometime - just not one of their grab bags. And again, I'm sure someone else would have been very happy with the product. It just wasn't my style, and I didn't like that the two boxes were completely identical. So, I must apologize for my original rant and say they rank #1 in customer service. Crow, anyone?
After thinking about it, I DID decide to repack and return the boxes to them. I'm notorious for keeping things I don't really like, and this was just waaay too expensive to do that. I'm hoping they actually follow through on their refund offer. Even with me paying the postage both ways, the actual cost of the boxes is worth getting back.