October 1, 2009


OK. I'll start by saying that I have had a lot of really good experiences with bloggers and PR people. I have my very first encounter with a not so great company. It has absolutely nothing to do with their products. I loved the shirt & the earrings that they sent me to review. I absolutely loved the products. So, I joined this site called Chic Execs and you can find out about companies looking for bloggers to review their products. So I sent messages to companies that had products I thought I would like and gave them my information. Some of them decided to send me samples, some did not. Well, Gypsy Soule agreed to send me products to review, which I am very thankful for. What I am not happy about is the fact that inside the box containing review products, an email was attached and the conversation was between an employee and an employee from the shipping department. Here is what it said:

"it is a lot on crap i think u look at it and see if we should send maybe something cheaper??"

The item they had originally listed as a sample was a pair of boots but I received a message saying that they were out of boots and could they send me something else. Why send a blogger products to review if you feel like their site is full of "crap?"

OK, I'm done, I just needed to get that out.


  1. No way, have you contacted them and told them what they did? I can't believe it.

  2. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot)com

    I don't know which is more appalling - the fact that they left that email to get packed with your 'shipment' or the fact that that is the way they 'do' business!?
    I think I would have returned the shipment with my own 'note' attached to their email ...

  3. Sorry, you had a bad experience. Are you going to email some one there to discuss this issue? That is a tackless conversation and I personally would want to bring that to someone's attention. But that is just me.

  4. Ouch...For what it's worth I enjoy your site! I like the Must Read on the sidebar.

  5. I just got the shipment yesterday and I haven't really decided what to do with it yet. More than likely I will be sending it back. I did send an email to the person who wrote the email I received with a link to this post. It did get to me a little but at the same time, I have wonderful people like you who don't think my site is "crap". I didn't know if I should even post that at first because I'm not really a complainer. Don't get me wrong, I'm human and I need to talk or type just as much as anyone else but I prefer to look at the glass half full so when I say I'm venting, I'm not trying to bitch, I need to get my feelings out. Thanks so much for your responses. I love you all:)