My Hubby's birthday was in Oct. I wasn't here (in Perth) to organise a present from us. I thought I would worry about one when we got here a few days later. Worry is right....
First things first- I LOVE Internet shopping, seriously the best thing since sliced bread.Ok so the credit card being compromised once wasn't fun,but generally speaking landing a package on your door step(especially if you have forgotten ordering it) is great :)
Search-find-click- pay-delivered! Its that simple.... Except if you find a site that looks great but turns out to be dodgy. In this instance,Yup I found the dodgiest of the dodgiest. I REALLY wanted to buy Hubby a swank new esky to match his swank BBQ. Be the cool kid on the block-so to speak. I was thrilled when I found one online that could be delivered.
WRONG- so wrong. What looked right, was so wrong. I waited and waited AND waited for this item to be delivered. I sent email after email AFTER email enquiring as to where it was. And true to form from a dodgy site, they ignored them.
Not withstanding the present buying was disastrous- I had also seemingly kissed $190 goodbye.
Morally this wasn't going to go down with out a fight. So I took out the big guns after they finally responded with "We have your product now in stock-would you like it delivered or a refund?"
Oh Gee, let me think about that for a whole 3 secs..... I WANT MY MONEY BOZO!
So plan of action was started- Police report-check! Consumer affairs- check! Both of which I emailed off to them with a very stern "You are nothing but thieves,refund or trouble"
There was again a wait.Seriously who waits after being reported to the Police? By this stage I had confessed to Hubby that I had no present and no money back.
End result after a few more emails was a refund. Happy days (phew)
Moral of the story, when searching for online stores, search for reviews first!!! I read reviews after the trouble started and found I wasn't the only one who wanted to poke them in the eye with a chopstick!
And to date, I still haven't got him a present..... oops.
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