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Free is chargable?

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There was this blogshop out there that I ordered something from.
I asked her how much should I be paying.
And she told me the total amount (item + postal fees)

I showed my friend what I was going to buy and she told me there was a free postage promotion going on.

I went and checked out the blogshop again.
and yup I found it.
there is this quite-hard-to-find post clearly stating free postage. (for any items)

Nice way of trying to take advantage of an "ignorant" buyer.

(trust me, it wasn't a mistake, she knew what she was doing)

"Its My Mommy's Birthday" Copycat

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Editor's note : Here's one case where the cover must be blown over. I have no problems with buyers becoming resellers but when lies and deceits are involved, I just give them what they deserve. Be honest with your intentions and as my daddy would always say "DONT INVOLVE YOUR MOTHER!"

So here goes... *the story has checked out*

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Dear Slap Me Why Don't You,

I need a real BIG favour to expose the deceit of this particular blogger whom I believe has be conning her clients and other online blogshop owners for that matter. I am confident that I am not the only victim. Hold on to your seat and here goes. Warning..it is an EPIC!

I was first contacted by this lady on 5th July 2010 as shown in the following email,

"hai..
wana ask bout the items listed below

i wana know the bestest price u can offer for these items

1) AUTHENTIC GUCCI all the way brought to you directly from MILAN
2) AUTHENTIC BALLY all the way brought to you directly from SWITZERLAND

thnx"

As always, I responded to the inquiries as I normally do and gave her my quotation. Here was answer,

"Here are the bestest price that I could offer you.
1. Gucci Tote is at RM1580 inclusive of Poslaju / COD

2. Bally Bucket is at RM800 inclusive of Poslaju / COD"

She replied by asking for BOTH bags to be released to her at RM2k. I should have suspected something amiss here but then, I am after all born and taught by a lovely mother to being respectful of others, hence, I politely told her that I could not meet her price and even apologise for it.

Then she inquired GUCCI tote and BURBERRY Heart Tote and without reservation I quoted her the price and as expected she haggled for a lower price because her excuse was,

"sorry for asking u alot.
as i am not working, still studying...
only hubby working =)
i have really tite budget.
so, purchasing 1k handbag requires time for me

thnx again"

Then she at last settled for TOD's, which I successfully delivered it. Least to say, it was a difficult process too. She said she was studying at IIUM Gombak and commute only on Mondays and Wednesdays from her house in Sepang to Gombak for classes and insisted me for a COD at the Curve during her lunch break. It is made clear in my website that COD is only done on weekends at the Curve or 1Utama, so I has no choice but to use Poslaju instead. Again, she was very persistent asking me to dispatch the time during a scheduled time so that she would receive the item on time. I complied because rule #1 in business, customers are always right.

She was happy with my service and immediately made another purchase, in this case it was a BALLY Bucket and repeatedly she was in a hurry to get the bag, which was dispatched yesterday 30th August 2010, in order for it to arrive on tomorrow, Wednesday 1st September 2010 after the Merdeka Day holiday, as the BALLY according to her was a  birthday gift to her mother.

This is where and when the plot thickens.  When I got back home yesterday, 30th August 2010 after posting the BALLY Bucket via Poslaju, I went back to checking my emails and started my daily ritual Google activities. Call it destiny, sixth sense, or what ever it was, I bumped into some images of products which uncannily looked like mine. These images brought me to a Malaysian online blogshop by the name of shoPPe LISTa.

I am almost always a calm and collected person who always rationalise with things positively but what I have stumbled with my discovery unleashed my anger. I approached this owner of shoPPe LISTa with a stern warning to delete all postings which was plagiarised from my website. I did not even care for credits. They were:

1. GUCCI Hobo 
2. BURBERRY Heart Tote 

I reckon because I told her that I would report her blog to the Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (Companies Commission of Malaysia) for doing illegal online trading and also to other blog Reviewers of her actions, she immediately took the two postings out and answered my email,

"hai..
oh, sorry..
will surely change"

Don't take me wrong, I am not at all a revengeful person but the manner of her reply was such a mockery to my intelligence that I am obligated to do something.  With the influence of CSI, NCIS, BONES, WHITE COLLAR and alike, I began with my investigation. I immediately wrote to them pretending that  I was interested on something and this was the reply,
"hi dear,
one last piece left (in black)
two already been reserved

maybank
XXXXXXXXXX
nik anis bt nik mohd zainuddin

kindly inform me once u've made ur payment.
if payment made today,
i'll send ur package tmrrow

thx"

GUESS what!? It is none other that the TOD's and BALLY Bucket buyer! 

No wonder she insisted on me taking out the postings of items she has bought, to eliminate competition. Customarily, all postings of sold out items will be taken out from my website but pending to this case, I have decided to activate them all back again but this time at the discounted prices, which I offered to Nik Anis bt Nik Mohd Zainuddin. Original posted prices of the purchased items by Anis are as follows:

1. TOD's - RM1750 reduced to RM1550 for her
2. BALLY Bucket - RM900 reduced to RM800 for her

I only managed to get a glimpse of BALLY Bucket being sold to some Kakak but it was taken out at the same time of the GUCCI Hobo and BURBERRY Heart Tote, even without me instructing so. I wish I know the BALLY Bucket buyer, so I could tell her that she has been conned. I bet you the price would be an increase by RM300 or even more because the retail price of BALLY Bucket is about RM2.8k. The insane amount of profit she would be making and the audacity of her to say it was for her mom's birthday to get the bargain price from me. How low can a person be to use MOM as a business strategy shamelessly?No wonder she insisted on the urgency of getting this particular because she has secured her deal with this Kakak on the other end. I have no idea what fate belies the TOD's because I don't seem to see it under the list of bags on shoPPe LISTa.

ALL the following postings that she has currently on shoPPe LISTa marked as Sold Out/Sold were once asked by her but because I have sold these items myself, she indicated them as Sold Out/Sold too. I didn't highlight to her that these images were mine too, thus, they still exist as part of her old postings.

1. http://shoppelista.blogspot.com/2010/04/longchamp-planetes.html
2. http://shoppelista.blogspot.com/2010/04/caps-for-sale.html
3. http://shoppelista.blogspot.com/2010/04/xoxo-adina-oversized-hobo-handba.html

Should we recall the crime that she has committed by far since 5th July 2010:
1. Haggled for ridiculous prices with a pre-meditated intentions.
2. Using that sympathy vote, i.e. "it's my mom's birthday" to get that cheaper price.
3. Plagiarised photos and descriptions from my website and using shoPPe LISTa as a bait, not to mention offering marked up prices.
4. She still made a profit of between RM100 - RM350 or more, even after buying from me because we are an honest online business based on trust and offers reasonable prices below current Malaysian RRP. One would still make profit buying from me and then selling them off again. I know it is the prerogative of my buyers to do whatever they want with their purchased items but it is also my right to highlight to customers of such dishonesty.
6. The manner of Anis' apology. Non sincere, non committal and nonchalant.
7. If you could think of more, please add...pleasseeee.

IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Name of blogshop : shoPPe LISTa
Url : http://shoppelista.blogspot.com/
Owner name: Nik Anis bt Nik Mohd Zainuddin

So you see SMWDY, you have got to warn people about this blogger. It is the most ethical thing to do, don't you think so?

Is that you?

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Editor's note: .... I'm assuming you're the seller from Unnecessary punishment!

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I came across a buyer a few days ago.
She mailed me saying she needed to collect the bag asap as it's a present for someone.
I replied her 1 day later saying she can collect it by Monday as soon as she pays me.
She didn't reply until next week(1-2 days before the collection date) saying it's too late, she'll cancel it.
My t&c stated "No last minute back outs or else blacklisted".
So is it unfair for me to b/s her?
I don't think so.

Post 372 - Sold!

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I get so frustrated on lowyat forum when you're browsing for something that you like and when you finally do find a good one, the seller only mentions that it is sold in the last, last, last, lastest post of the thread!

Couldn't they bother to change the title of the thread to SOLD?!

Argh. It's driving me nuts :o

Madame Blahzey

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Quite long ago I ordered a whole set of storybooks from this blogshop in Singapore. I live in Singapore too, by the way. Since she was offering a discount with more books purchased, I decided to get the whole set in the series. Problem was, she only offered meetup for both payment and collection. No postage, no internet banking. AND she insisted on a location to her convenience!

Since I was really obsessed with that writer then, I decided "Why not? Singapore isn't THAT big". Turns out, her meetup location was on the other end of the island!! On that day itself, I spent 2hours on the public transport going to a place of her convenience.

I did contact her to let her know I was on my way when I left my home and when I was on the way and when I was reaching and she did reply. However, when I finally reached the destination and tried contacting her - thru SMS and phone calls - she did not respond! Waited for her for about an hour and decided to leave after that, since she was totally uncontactable. Worse was, the place we were supposed to meet at was boring and unfamiliar to me!

When I got home, I talked to her on MSN and asked why didn't she turn up and she actually told me "my phone spoil, so i didnt turn up".

!!!!!!!!!!!!

I traveled 2 hours to HER convenience and she just decided not turn up because of a spoilt phone when the place was probably only 5 minutes from her home?

Oh, there wasn't a sorry or an offer to meet again at a location convenient to mine or anything. She actually told me we can meet again on another day to HER convenience. Totally ignored her after that. The same thing might happen again.

Also, I told my friends about her blogshop - since it was quite famous - cause we all lived near each other. By the way, the entire set of books I intended to buy from her costs about SGD$150 if I didn't remember wrongly. Lucky payment was not required beforehand! Too bad she lost me as a customer! And also maybe a few of my friends....

Unnecessary punishment!

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As you can see, I'm a buyer. Not a very happy one too -.-
I'm a first time blogshopper and I found interest in this bag from http://xxxxxxx.blogspot.com

I find the blog-owner, rather rude. When I first emailed her, she replied me quite rudely. After talking for awhile, I said I might buy the bag from her. Then only she started having a better attitude.
I decided to buy those bags for my sister. So, I asked my aunty to help me.

When, my aunty called her, she was told that she does not take orders through telephone. Being told so, my aunty emailed her the order form. My aunty also told her that she needed it by Thursday so that she could post it to me.

She told my aunty she could only get the bags on Saturday, so my aunty told her to call it off. She then blacklisted my aunty just for that! She even put my aunty's number on her blog!! Aren't phone numbers P&C?!

We should all BOY-COTT this blog. Thank you.
Fxck her. Bye :D

Confession of a Blogshop Addict

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Heeeee! As you can see, I iz teh buyerrrrr. :)

Anybody getting TOO addicted to blogshopping? );

I AM.


Now the question is, HOW DO I STOP? ):<

I have tried thinking of ways to stop such as;
a) Throwing away measuring tape
Comeback: I need the measuring tape to measure stuff.

b) Throwing away my modem
Comeback: Need to check mail and facebook! X:<

c) Don't open blogspot!
Comeback: I NEED TO DO SMTH WHEN I'M BORED.

Besides, I only buy preloved stuff (student buyer. ;P). ): But I buy a whole lot at one go!

And just before writing this, I saw cheap RM20 ballet flats worn a few times, RM5 clothes, cute accessories!

FML.

Please help me cure my addiction. );

So brand conscious!

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This is my second time COD with this blogshop. Yesterday, I suppose to meet the seller at OU. When I was there, i texted the seller to ler her know that I already arrived.

She replied me and told me that her bf will pass the stuff for her. And her bf will reach there in another 10 mins.

Then I said okay. I told her that I'm wearing blue dress with black handbag. So it is easier for her bf to find me.

She replied me back, ' My bf is wearing TOPMAN Tshirt in black'.

Ouh ok, should i tell my dress' brand as well? LOL!

Backouts of the XY Chromosomes

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Am wondering if am i the only one who encounters this weird guy.

He places orders quite frequently everytime i have new arrivals, claiming that he wanna buy it for his girlfriend, and will ask questions regarding color / material of the items he ordered.

But he'll disappear after i provide him all the info to his questions and payment details. then he'll be back again placing orders and asking questions when i have new updates.

And his starting line is always ... "hi there, i am interested in buying this, this and this for my girlfriend ^_^"

I googled his email, and he's actually a real guy. (not some made up email or watsoever) cus i found his pages and blogs and stuff.

Have any of you sellers encountered him? Is he like some serial back-out "boyfriend" that just likes to browse around girly blogshops and place orders and disappears?

Gees....

Creepy Blogshop Connoisseur?

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If anyone has ever COD-ed with the seller of this certain blogshop, you'd agree with me that she's quite a nutty person. I wouldnt call her a psycho, she's a nice and friendly girl, but quirky and somewhat weird.

I happen to buy a lot from her and hence we had a lot of dealings via COD. To top it off, she stays just 5 minutes away from me.

One day, she asked if I could meet at her place for COD instead of the Shell station we usually meet at because her car was not around. So I thought, why not, it's just 5 minutes away.

When I got to her place, she told me to 'come in'. It was a nice gesture, but unnecessary, really. But I complied anyways because she seems nice despite her quirky ways.

I went in and she showed me around (ive no idea why) and showed me all her new clothing stocks which were not posted onto her blog yet. She asked if I would like to purchase some on the spot, I am even allowed to try on. Obviously I was glad, like wow, I have the privileges of trying and buying firsthand. I picked out a few additional pieces which I liked, and paid her. (I even got super discounts)

Then she showed me a scrapbook of hers.
A burn book to be exact (remember Mean Girls, the movie?) Except that its not pink and have photos of people in it.
It's a whole collection of blogshops' printed logos and some of their photos in it.
At first I thought it was some sort of fashion lookbook but then, I saw some nasty things scribbled below some of them. For example:

Blogshop X
[photos] [photos]
- lousy photos with bad lighting
- ugly shoe collection
- quite a few hot sellers
- shouldn't show face, not pretty at all

Those were some of the things I happened to read, but they were all about different blogshops. That book was like over 200 pages thick, more or less about Twilight's Eclipse thickness.
If you're a seller, you're definitely in there, I promise you. It was like a whole blogshop directory, printed and pasted in one book.

She just flipped through the book as she showed me, telling me that this blogshop needs to improve her services and this needs that and so on. I just made an excuse saying I was late for something and dashed.

That was weird. I mean it's okay to keep tabs on your competitors, but not like a whole burn book about each and every one of them! That's crazy!

Although I'll still shop with her, Im never ever doing COD with her at her house again, no matter what privileges I get. :s

Bicycle Belts

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For the last time, it is CINCHER! CINCHER CINCHER CINCHER! I get so sick and tired of blog shops labeling their cinchers as clinchers!

A simple search on google would tell you that a clincher is:

clinch·er Noun /ˈklinCHər/
1. A fact, argument, or event that settles a matter conclusively

2. A bicycle or automobile tire that has flange beads that fit into the wheel rim

Not only do you not know what you're selling, you're misleading the rest of the online community with your so-called clincher. The last time I checked, people don't wear bicycle tires around their waists.

Sometimes I really wonder who on earth started the whole clincher madness and why no one bothered to google before they post.

Oh the DRAMA!

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I don't know if I should post this story up but I think I should because I will not be revealing anyone and any assumptions can be made but I will not verify anything just to allow the people involved to stay anonymous here. This story was told to me by one of the blogshop owners mentioned below.

So, as some of you may know, Blogshop A and Blogshop B have quite recently (this year) joint forces to run Blogshop C. They weren't friends to begin with, but they made friends when their stall happens to be next to one another in a bazaar. They met again at a 2nd bazaar and later on decided to join forces to create Blogshop C. Mostly I think because they could benefit from one another as A had good connections with suppliers with hot-selling, hard to find items and B has popularity. Which would make Blogshop C a definite success when you have everything combined into one.

Sounds like a business-dream-come-true right?

Seeing as A has the connections, she will handle the money and shipping. As for B, she will handle the emails and CODs.
Little did B know that A's family had financial issues and have been leaning slightly on her blogshop's profits previously. And with Blogshop C now, they begin to lean more on A for financial support. A, obviously did not tell B. She would take a little from Blogshop C without B knowing and would replace it when she has the cash. Sometimes she would even 'swallow' some of the extra cash from shipping.

On B's side, she had been going out with a guy (we'll call him Z) who, coincidentally is someone whom A really likes, and goes to the same classes as her. B is from a different college and so she does not know how much A likes Z, because at the end of the day, Z likes B more than A.

Everything has been going on for about 3 months without either party knowing cos like I said, they were not exactly friends, just business friends. So it's not like they have a same group of friends whatsoever.

Until one day at Blogshop C's first ever bazaar, A & B decided to open 3 booths. One for Blogshops A, B, and C. So that's two people running three blogshop booths. Talk about madness.

So, B decided to get Z to come help them. I was also there to help out. When Z arrived, A got a shock. Even more shocked to find B going out with him. A misunderstanding followed which led to A thinking that B started Blogshop C just to get to Z through A, when in fact, B knew Z way before meeting A. Complicated stuff. I didnt know much about B cos I am A's friend, and I knew how much she liked Z. So I talked to B about it and B got mad and started accusing me for trying to help A steal Z from her. (she apparently has some issues when it comes to boyfriend stealing, cos she totally overreacted)

B started screaming at A, and they started accusing one another of this and that, some things that were not even related to blogshops. Seemed like a business deal gone sour. Thank goodness the stall was somewhere at the side of the building, away from public attention and other blogshop booths, that would've been embarassing.

During their screaming matches, A started going like in-your-face, I stole about 50% of our profits and you didnt even notice. And B got mad and started asking for her money back and giving low blows that she has done this and that with Z.

It was all very highschool. I had to drag A away and Z had to drag B away. We closed up the bazaar booths and thet was the very sad and abrupt end of Blogshop C. The closing down post on the blogshop made it sound like they were busy on hiatus when in actual fact, they have split everything and are never talking again.

I don't know whether to laugh or to cry at their situation.
Eventhough you may not know which blogshop A B or C is, at least you know that shit like that, it happens. :s

RipBook

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Am I the only one sick of blogshops stealing pictures from Lookbook ?

Dragging in the world

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I'm a buyer but you know what i find MOST UNETHICAL?

If the seller is a shitty seller who cheats you sends out your parcels late and also is unfriendly.

Complain about her! its totally fine.
Spam her cbox complaim about her to reviewers, heck write it on their cboxs and let ppl know about how much she sucks.

But cmon, cut her some slack and leave out the part about her relationships,her parents,her work?!

I mean business is business.bad service is bad service but personal lifes should be kept personal.

She may be horrible but digging out personal details about her is equally as bad or worse even.

Calling Sharp Eyes

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Hey girls out there , need your help, is this a neat cut purposely cut by the buyer ? or do you think this one was damaged during pos laju delivery?

Check the photo here.. Thanks lots!!!

 

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