I never knew there was such a thing as ‘blog sale’ or even a ‘blog swap’ until I started blogging! And although I saw many tempting blog sales around, I didn’t really jump on it right away until the other week. I was so excited when I made my first purchase. There’s nothing more exciting waiting for your goodies that you’ve purchased at bargain prices!
What do we have here. A perfect example of how not to pack your sold products. A shattered surprise. Literally. I was so happy when I came home to be greeted by this envelope on the floor, I couldn’t to open it, only to find this!
Attempting to use my nail remover pads on the products to see if I could save them.
You can only imagined how I felt and what I did next! Yes, I took as many pictures as possible while trying to clean them up hoping I could keep them! Unfortunately, it was too messy and I almost cut myself with the broken Ciate’s nail polish glass. Silly me.
On a side note, when I emailed the seller, I did get a quick reply and got a refund (didn’t get refunded for shipping cost though) right away. And I’m only bringing this matter up so other sellers can learn that they need bubble wraps!! That’s what they’re there for, especially with nail polishes and anything breakable, even if you put them in a jiffy bag.
Lastly, please be very cautious when doing any type of blog swap, especially international ones. Yes I know we all make friends and start trusting others we’ve not even meet yet, but when it involves time, effort and money, you need to be very careful and know who you’re swapping with. Unfortunately, just like the real world, there are those who will take advantage of your kindness virtually. There have been incidents, particular from an international blog swap that went completely wrong. I’m sure some of you might have heard of it, but all I can say is that, that beauty blogger who took advantage the thoughtfulness of that other blogger, shouldn’t be blogging anymore, or at least have the decency to say sorry, not just flaunt the goods she got and pretend that all is well!
Have you had any shopping experience similar to mine? Do share and the actions you’ve taken.