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post #901 of 1092

I thought this might be fun to give me an idea of what to expect from Glossybox.

 

First Glossybox from...

 

Australia

http://www.melissaloh.com/2011/12/17/its-their-first-box-glossybox-australia-november-2011/

 

India (launch delayed until Dec)

 

Italy

http://www.luuux.com/node/3340838

 

Japan

http://www.little-project.com/2012/01/glossybox-japan-has-arrived.html

 

Netherlands

http://girly-addictions.blogspot.com/2011/11/glossybox-in-netherlands.html

 

South Korea (could only find a video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2Ir9jec2go

 

Sweden

http://www.evnh.com/pixijasmine/2011/12/december-glossybox-se/

 

UK

http://pinksparkle84.blogspot.com/2011/05/first-uk-glossybox-may-2011.html

http://www.rachelphipps.com/2011/05/glossybox.html

 

Couldn't find the rest of them
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post #902 of 1092

Their Australia line has since gone out of business. No idea why but it's gone.

 

http://www.glossybox.com.au/

post #903 of 1092

Just an FYI- these sorts of layman's law books are actually pretty dangerous because they don't give you a full picture. The tax question for online retailers is ongoing in most jurisdictions. The 1992 decision, Quill Corp. vs. North Dakota, is being used by online retailers to argue against sales tax but several states have enacted laws to collect tax from online retailers. Most sales tax codes are destination, not origin, based, which is why they can levy the taxes despite limits on interstate commerce.  Here's the scary part- some states actually require us to file a sales tax return and pay the sales tax anyway!! Amazon also has deals with several states to charge sales tax, though I don't know how side deals on taxation without statute (that I can find) will stand. Glossybox will have to charge sales tax in NY and most likely any other state in which they have distribution centers. I bet birchbox has those taxes built in their overhead.....

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Originally Posted by ibedatfinemami View Post

ok but what I don't get then is I live in NY aren't they based in NY?

 

I found this @ http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/sales-tax-internet-29919.html

 

Collecting Sales Tax: Some Sites Have To, Some Don't

If an online retailer has a physical presence in a particular state, such as a store, business office, or warehouse, it must collect sales tax from customers in that state. If a business does not have a physical presence in a state, it is not required to collect sales tax for sales into that state. This rule is derived from a 1992 Supreme Court decision which held that mail-order merchants did not need to collect sales taxes for sales into states where they did not have a physical presence.

post #904 of 1092

California passed an online sales tax bill that went into effect in 2011.

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Originally Posted by tulippop View Post

I signed up for 2 (one for me and one for my mother).  One went through fine with no taxes.  The second went through with no taxes as well but then I got an "Urgent email regarding your subscription" and my 2nd one was canceled.  They gave me a discount code to use for $10 off however I can't click on the code/voucher link to use it.  I've tried on 3 different browsers and none of them work.  Ontop of that, I was charged taxes on my 2nd account.  I'm not very happy with this start.  I'm going to email them back and see what happens. (also I'm in CA so I don't know why I'm being charged taxes if they're based in NY)

post #905 of 1092

I will live vicariously through you all with these Glossyboxes,  $21 is a touch much, if they had some sort of points program or coupon code like sample society does I would be more willing to give it a go.  I hope these boxes are the bees knees though!

post #906 of 1092

Looks like they merged with another company. Sorta gives credence to the franchise theory eek.gif

 

http://www.lusthaveit.com.au/

 

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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

Their Australia line has since gone out of business. No idea why but it's gone.

 

http://www.glossybox.com.au/

post #907 of 1092

Thanks for posting the first boxes from all the counties!!! It makes me even more excited to get my box.
 

post #908 of 1092

Odd. I wonder what happened.

 

 

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We are delighted to announce that GLOSSYBOX and Lust have it! have joined forces under the Lust have it! brand!

We are excited to welcome GLOSSYBOX members to join our beautiful community and we commit to do everything possible to bring you an even better experience, including more premium brands and added value.

Founded by Australian beauty veteran, Nicci Herrera, in July 2011, Lust have it! was the first beauty sampling company to launch in Australia and since then we have been building a thriving community of beauty lovers by providing them only the highest quality products and excellent customer service.

The addition of new members and new beauty brands will only strengthen our ability to offer you all an even better service.

So what does this new development mean for GLOSSYBOX members?

1. GLOSSYBOX members will continue to get a premium pack of beauty samples each month, branded with GLOSSYBOX for April and Lust have it! from May onwards. The monthly cost remains the same and from May, payments will be processed by Lust have it!.

2. From today on the GLOSSYBOX website will redirect to LUSTHAVEIT.com.au. You will find all the GLOSSYBOX April product information on the LUSTHAVEIT.com.au website, where you will also be able to log into your customer account.

3. Within a month GLOSSYBOX members’ beauty profiles and GLOSSYdots balances will also be available on LUSTHAVEIT.com.au. The value of your ‘GLOSSYdots’ will be honoured under the largely equivalent Lust have it! loyalty scheme and you will be able to give feedback on or before the middle of May.  We will email you more information as soon as you can once again use the value of your GLOSSYdots with Lust have it!

4. Privacy is of utmost importance to us! GLOSSYBOX and Lust have it! have compatible, PCI compliant, payment system providers. Please be assured that GLOSSYBOX members’ encrypted data has been migrated under the highest standards of data security so your safety and privacy are assured.

5. For those GLOSSYBOX members who already have a subscription with Lust have it!, you will receive the two different boxes in April, one from Lust have it! and one from GLOSSYBOX. After that, you do not have to unsubscribe as each unique GLOSSYBOX account will automatically be transferred over to Lust have it!. If you already have a Lust have it! account, they will be merged and only one will remain.

6. We invite GLOSSYBOX members to check out our latest monthly packs which can be viewed here, and join our thriving social communities at Facebook and Pinterest or follow us on Twitter. If you have any questions you can contact our customer support team.

The GLOSSYBOX and Lust have it! teams will continue to work closely to ensure the transition is smooth. The combined team will update everyone regularly with any news.

Stay beautiful!

Nicci and the new Lust Have it! + GLOSSYBOX Team

Detailed FAQ’s

FAQ’s to come. This page will be updated regularly so watch this space.

post #909 of 1092

I think they do have a points system. At least in other countries they do. I may be mistaken, but I think I saw that on the UK website when I first heard about GB. 

 

tulippop- Thanks for looking that up for us, I am even more excited to get my box now :) wont be long now... 

post #910 of 1092

It looks like they are like BB in that they have points system and a store. 

 

I just noticed the UK blogger posted by tulipp says:

Having said that I did get a voucher included for 10% off anything in their store and I am tempted to try the Harmony Body Oil which is scented with sandalwood, ylang ylang and lime. 

post #911 of 1092

I wonder if there was not enough market for two?

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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

Odd. I wonder what happened.

 

 

post #912 of 1092

Those all look pretty dang impressive to me!!biggrin.gif
post #913 of 1092

Thanks for posting the first boxes, I was getting a bit worried with all of the talk about taking money and having to re subscribe. I am glad I got in after seeing all of those pics, hope it is worth the $21.

post #914 of 1092
Just an FYI, they just posted on FB that they're almost out of subs! So if you ladies still want in on it, I'd do it now biggrin.gif
post #915 of 1092

I think it is too late, I just went to check, Was going to order one for a friend and it is not letting me. I guess if you were given an invite they still may allow it though, good luck!

post #916 of 1092
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Originally Posted by Angie Tacker View Post

California passed an online sales tax bill that went into effect in 2011.


Really?  Thanks for the info!  I didn't realize because I still don't get taxed when I buy from Amazon and Zappos online and those are the 2 that I buy from regularly.

post #917 of 1092
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Originally Posted by tulippop View Post


Really?  Thanks for the info!  I didn't realize because I still don't get taxed when I buy from Amazon and Zappos online and those are the 2 that I buy from regularly.

There's currently a HUGE brouhaha with Amazon and the State of California about this because California wants their cash and Amazon insists that they don't have a business presence in California and are thus exempt.

post #918 of 1092
My friend lives up state in cali and she says she didn't get charged tax. just the $21.
post #919 of 1092
Thanks for posting. I'd be thrilled with the box from UK. But if it's like the boxes they sent free to winners here, not so much.
post #920 of 1092
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Originally Posted by calexxia View Post

There's currently a HUGE brouhaha with Amazon and the State of California about this because California wants their cash and Amazon insists that they don't have a business presence in California and are thus exempt.

 

And I hope they continue to have no tax in CA as Amazon is the #1 place I shop online. I've been a Prime member for 5 years straight now, auto renew every year.

post #921 of 1092
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Originally Posted by MakeupGalore View Post


Those all look pretty dang impressive to me!!biggrin.gif

 

Yes but those are all from 2011. A lot can change in a year, as a lot of us have seen with Birchbox. 

post #922 of 1092

If I remember correctly their UK point system is called GlossyDots. I'm not sure about other countries as I've only watched videos on the boxes from the UK. Maybe that system will be used here as well.

post #923 of 1092

Glossydots are their point system in other countries. I can't find any info on Glossydots in the US program though.

post #924 of 1092

I hope that they will do a points system or something similar. The merging of the two companies could go bad or good for our Australian ladies. The potentially huge up side would be an expansion of the number of brands that are sampled. I have read good review of Lust Have It.

post #925 of 1092
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Originally Posted by tulippop View Post


Really?  Thanks for the info!  I didn't realize because I still don't get taxed when I buy from Amazon and Zappos online and those are the 2 that I buy from regularly.


From the LA Times:

In California, Amazon recently abandoned a much-criticized effort to repeal a new Internet sales tax law passed by the state legislature this year. Instead, the company cut a deal with the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown to start collecting and remitting California's 7.25% sales tax, plus local sales taxes, beginning Sept. 15., 2012.

post #926 of 1092
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Originally Posted by Roni917 View Post

I think it is too late, I just went to check, Was going to order one for a friend and it is not letting me. I guess if you were given an invite they still may allow it though, good luck!

I'm so bummed, I wasn't able to sign up.  I tried through my email invite and it's saying sold out.  I was trying to order earlier today but couldn't do it from my phone and when I got on the computer at home it's saying sold out.  I cancelled both of my Birchbox subs to sign up for this :(

 

Now all I have is MyGlam.

 

Not only that, I can't even log in at Glossybox. I created an account a couple of days ago.

post #927 of 1092

Love that you did the detective work for us, tulippop, thanks so much!  We have so many Nancy Drews here in our MUT forums . . .

 

Another good way to see what's going on with the other countries' subscription boxes is to like them on Facebook.  They send updates on what's in their boxes and Facebook will offer to translate them for you.  That way, I figure if I see something that I absolutely love, I can try to order the product.  And I know that there will definitely be lots of reviews on the products if they've been offered in subscription boxes.  I love seeing what is the it product is in France, and Brazil, and oh, I don't know, Hong Kong!  Beauty is a hobby and it is a lot of fun.  And you, my friends, are my enablers.  Enable on!

post #928 of 1092
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Originally Posted by nfig View Post

I'm so bummed, I wasn't able to sign up.  I tried through my email invite and it's saying sold out.  I was trying to order earlier today but couldn't do it from my phone and when I got on the computer at home it's saying sold out.  I cancelled both of my Birchbox subs to sign up for this :(

 

Now all I have is MyGlam.

 

Not only that, I can't even log in at Glossybox. I created an account a couple of days ago.

Do you think it'd be worth it to try to email them?  I think I remember them talking on Facebook about having a limited number of subscriptions left for subscribers that were having problems logging in and/or ordering.  And they definitely said that they are going to open more subs up in June.  Not a great help now, I know.  I'd be bummed too.  So sorry you weren't able to do it from your phone, what a disappointment. :(

post #929 of 1092

You say they have quality products? I don't think $15.00 is bad. I am getting caught up in wanting to subscribe to al of them and that would cost a fortune!

post #930 of 1092
Gosh darn it, their sold out?.... Ughhhhh!
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