If anyone is wondering why I have trust issues, here’s an example.
My daughter’s second birthday is coming up and she is very into two things: baby dolls and shoes. I’m with her 100% on dolls but shoes, I don’t cate for. I prefer to feet the grass under my feet, thank you.
So, I’m looking at all kinds of baby dolls for her. On one of the websites, there was a pop up ad for BuyMyBestItem. They had beautiful, intricately designed and gorgeously painted dolls. I was in love! Here is a sample of what they offer:
But, time passes so quickly, I had to make a decision. I bought the baby in the first picture and anxiously awaited her homecoming.
I don’t think the shipping took too long… but I was surprised by what came in the mail.
It was a small, gray envelope. I order a fair amount of stuff these days and I couldn’t tell or possibly remember what I was holding.
Once inside, I opened the package and tears lids down my cheeks as I laughed so hard.
This is what came in the mail:
I immediately (after I stop laughing) email the company to alert them of my problem.
The respond quickly with an apology and offer a 10% refund. I paid almost $40, so no, $4 was not going to cut it when I still had to buy an actual doll.
Four emails later, they tell me the best they can do is 20%, how does that sound?
Like a bunch of BS.
I filed a dispute with my bank and they promptly reimbursed me for the full amount. Alls well that ends well, right?
Several weeks later, I’m talking to my mom on the phone about what Olivia might lime for her birthday. She starts to giggle and says I bought her a doll- it’s a really cool Avatar one!
This is what I’m imagining, because I have also seen them:
“But I have to show you what it looks like…”
No. Oh no. I think I know it looks like. When she brings the doll up to the camera for FaceTime, it’s a mirror image to the one I’m holding up.
We both laugh and then get incredulous. How can they? What the? Huh?
I told her that my bank fixed it and most likely, the credit card company would as well.
I think back to the teachings of Judge Judy and hear her say “if it looks too good to be true, it is”. $40 really would have been a steal if I actually got what I ordered.
I did have a baby reborn in 2016. He was much more than $40. He was beautiful. I loved him and named him after the late miscarriage I had. He was good and healing. He served his purpose. Then, I knew it was time for him to find another home when I’d look at him and feel sadness for what I thought I’d never have again. He went to a woman who also experienced a loss and less than a year later, I was pregnant with Olivia.
So it almost came full circle.
I guess I just have one more question.
I don’t know what to do with this thing… mom, what are you doing with yours?