The ups and downs of online shopping
I got two dresses in the mail yesterday – shoved into my mailbox. One I love and one I’m not so sure about. Had I bought them in the store it would have taken me an hour of travel time, plus however long it took me to try on the dresses. I would have bought the one and not the other. I would have had instant satisfaction and could wear it right away. Buying online meant choosing the dresses hoping I would like them on my body type and waiting two weeks to have them delivered (in that time I was sent an e-mail saying they wouldn’t be sending me the tank top I also ordered because they were out of stock). By the time I finally received the dresses, the excitement of getting mail didn’t outweigh the fact that I’d moved on – I was no longer as enthusiastic about them. And now do I send back the one that is ok, or do I keep it and wear it once and awhile? I’m still not convinced about the merits of buying clothing online.
I also got an e-mail from Beyond The Rack saying that they don’t know when I’ll be receiving my red rubber boots I ordered off them three weeks ago. “Your order was initially scheduled to arrive at Beyond the Rack last week, but the delivery from the supplier is currently being delayed. Due to this unforeseen setback, we’ll be unable to pack and ship your order within the estimated 3-week timeline. Rest assured, we’ll make it a priority to pack your order as soon as we receive it from the supplier. We’ll make sure to keep you informed of all further developments, and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.” Beside the description of my boots at the end of the e-mail a highlighted bright orange box says “PENDING”. Like they don’t know whether they will ever be shipped. Hopefully I get them eventually. Or at least get a refund.
And I haven’t even heard from the other place I bought a dress from. No idea whether I will ever get it. No idea if it has even been shipped. Sigh. The ups and downs of online shopping.