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post #841 of 1156
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Originally Posted by DreamWarrior View Post

I dont like the electronics or "home" goods/decor.

 

Defeats the purpose of "little black bag."

 

Now Im thinking "giant odd lots bag."

 

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Just M/O.


You can always trade that to me!!

post #842 of 1156

I just opened a new bag with the 2 skull bowls. It autopicked me the steve madden adjustable belt in black and the zad stone embellished cuff.So if anyone is looking for the bowls or the belt send me a offer on LBB.I am mainly looking for headphones or the bb coins in other colors except blue.


Edited by RainbowClouds - 10/30/12 at 12:26am
post #843 of 1156

I just opened a new bag:

 

Leopard TotePearl Stretch BraceletCorretto Moisturizing Soap BarPrecious Oil Shamp'oil

post #844 of 1156

So I havent opened a bag since july.... any ideas what would be a good item to start with??

post #845 of 1156
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Originally Posted by Missglammygirl View Post

So I havent opened a bag since july.... any ideas what would be a good item to start with??

 

I haven't opened a bag in a couple months so I don't know what is trading, But...I do know that the best place to find out is going to lbb chat. You might not even have to ask, just sit back and people will say things like, "I'm trying to get xyz bag and no one will trade! I am offering $170 worth of stuff!" etc.

post #846 of 1156
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Originally Posted by DonnaJ View Post

 

I haven't opened a bag in a couple months so I don't know what is trading, But...I do know that the best place to find out is going to lbb chat. You might not even have to ask, just sit back and people will say things like, "I'm trying to get xyz bag and no one will trade! I am offering $170 worth of stuff!" etc.

 

I think they changed the chat so you can only see it once your bag is open.  I know I'm getting $60+ trade offers for the skull scarf, but it's my gotta-keep-it item.

 

And in semi-related news, I received my Steve Madden PDA wallet (which was also getting $60+ offers when I was trading that time around).  It's going to be my first LBB return.  I see "wallet" and think "you can put bills in there unfolded!"  I was really happy about that.  I'm specifically in the market for a wallet, but I have to be able to put unfolded bills in there.  It's A Thing for me.  It turns out...  not so much with this one.  It's really just a credit card sleeve attached to an iPhone case.  Very sad.

post #847 of 1156
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

 

I think they changed the chat so you can only see it once your bag is open. 

 

I don't have a bag open and I can still see the chat.

post #848 of 1156
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Originally Posted by amberlamps View Post

I just opened a new bag:

 

Leopard TotePearl Stretch BraceletCorretto Moisturizing Soap BarPrecious Oil Shamp'oil


I screwed up somehow.

 

Leopard ToteNail WrapsLeopard Hoop Earrings

 

Nobody wants to trade with me either. slug.gif

post #849 of 1156
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Originally Posted by amberlamps View Post


I screwed up somehow.

 

Leopard ToteNail WrapsLeopard Hoop Earrings

 

Nobody wants to trade with me either. slug.gif

 

Call or email and tell them that you messed up your trades and want to start over. They might be a little snooty about it but they will most likely cancel your bag and then you can try again. I don't really like giving this advice because I do think eventually they will crack down and stop letting people cancel bags if everyone starts abusing the privilege. But if it's your first time canceling a bag then I don't think they would give you a hard time. They do have a happiness guarantee after all and you are unhappy.

post #850 of 1156

Got the flower swarovski ring today. Its huge which I knew it was going to be but the adjustable part kinda sucks. Its so top heavy that the ring kinda falls over even adjusted down. I'm not sure what I want to do with it yet.

post #851 of 1156
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Originally Posted by DonnaJ View Post

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Originally Posted by amberlamps View Post


I screwed up somehow.

 

Leopard ToteNail WrapsLeopard Hoop Earrings

 

Nobody wants to trade with me either. slug.gif

 

Call or email and tell them that you messed up your trades and want to start over. They might be a little snooty about it but they will most likely cancel your bag and then you can try again. I don't really like giving this advice because I do think eventually they will crack down and stop letting people cancel bags if everyone starts abusing the privilege. But if it's your first time canceling a bag then I don't think they would give you a hard time. They do have a happiness guarantee after all and you are unhappy.


I managed to trade successfully-ish.

 

Leopard ToteStag Stud Earrings

 

I think I'll keep my bag open the rest of the 3 days now to see if there are any offers that blow my socks off.

post #852 of 1156

Okay rant alert...

I hadn't opened a bag in 2.5 months (THAT took willpower- I unsubscribed to everything LBB so I wouldn't be tempted). Then I needed earrings and a belt...and it was that whole these-will-be-50-bucks-anyway-so-why-not-LBB-it reasoning that had me opening a bag. 

 

Well, things have changed in the months I was away!! First of all I totally don't get the $30 bag option thing. Like, huh? It's up there with gifting...yourself? But anyway that's not what I'm ranting about.

 

It's the TRADING ATMOSPHERE!! I closed my bag after 3 days because there was no point anymore. I offered many many many decent trades and 2 (count 'em, 2!!!!) were accepted in the entire process! And both had to be multi-item, over-value offers. I have always had a fun, dynamic back and forth with other traders, and this time, NOTHING. I accepted 8 trades and basically traded everything down in value because there were no takers for cross or up trading WHAT SO EVER. I knew chat may have helped but one glance on there left me feeling no desire to engage in the convo- it seems to be all about extortion nowadays.


Plus, the trading gallery had well over 1,000 items. That was just a big, overwhelming MESS! No wonder no one could see my trade offers and most of theirs were totally duplicate and uninteresting. A lot of the items were classics aka returns, where there was only ONE, and that person didn't respond at all (if they actually existed...who knows with these lone, non-moving items...). 

 

You would think 1,000 items would lead to interesting trade offers? No. All the same earrings and candles. I wanted to cancel my bag but to be honest I'm more likely to cancel my whole subscription. I ended with a wristlet, 2 pairs of earrings, and a belt- and I was once an experienced trader! Whatevs. I feel like everyone found out the tricks of the trades and now there's no fun to be had. Which would be okay the 2 surprise items were decent, but they never are, which necessitates trading, and the trading is utterly dismal. 

Let me know if you recently closed a bag and a similar experience (or different- let's hear the bright side!). 

post #853 of 1156
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Originally Posted by Shooby View Post

Okay rant alert...
I hadn't opened a bag in 2.5 months (THAT took willpower- I unsubscribed to everything LBB so I wouldn't be tempted). Then I needed earrings and a belt...and it was that whole these-will-be-50-bucks-anyway-so-why-not-LBB-it reasoning that had me opening a bag. 

Well, things have changed in the months I was away!! First of all I totally don't get the $30 bag option thing. Like, huh? It's up there with gifting...yourself? But anyway that's not what I'm ranting about.

It's the TRADING ATMOSPHERE!! I closed my bag after 3 days because there was no point anymore. I offered many many many decent trades and 2 (count 'em, 2!!!!) were accepted in the entire process! And both had to be multi-item, over-value offers. I have always had a fun, dynamic back and forth with other traders, and this time, NOTHING. I accepted 8 trades and basically traded everything down in value because there were no takers for cross or up trading WHAT SO EVER. I knew chat may have helped but one glance on there left me feeling no desire to engage in the convo- it seems to be all about extortion nowadays.


Plus, the trading gallery had well over 1,000 items. That was just a big, overwhelming MESS! No wonder no one could see my trade offers and most of theirs were totally duplicate and uninteresting. A lot of the items were classics aka returns, where there was only ONE, and that person didn't respond at all (if they actually existed...who knows with these lone, non-moving items...). 

You would think 1,000 items would lead to interesting trade offers? No. All the same earrings and candles. I wanted to cancel my bag but to be honest I'm more likely to cancel my whole subscription. I ended with a wristlet, 2 pairs of earrings, and a belt- and I was once an experienced trader! Whatevs. I feel like everyone found out the tricks of the trades and now there's no fun to be had. Which would be okay the 2 surprise items were decent, but they never are, which necessitates trading, and the trading is utterly dismal. 


Let me know if you recently closed a bag and a similar experience (or different- let's hear the bright side!). 


I agree with everything you've mentioned. It used to be fun, now I have no desire to even open a bag. They have some nice things, but all of the changes theyve put into place (besides new brands) have hurt rather than helped the site. I think they should do a better job of listening to their existing customers rather than trying new ways of making money. I used to buy at least 4 bags a month, now I haven't bought a bag in 3 months. Why target 4 new people to buy bags, rather than make their one customer happy and receive repeat business? I'm done with LBB.
post #854 of 1156

Hey everyone has anyone received the Big Buddha Colorblock Satchel the one that looks similar to the Celine bag.

post #855 of 1156
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Originally Posted by Leslie Wetzel View Post


I agree with everything you've mentioned. It used to be fun, now I have no desire to even open a bag. They have some nice things, but all of the changes theyve put into place (besides new brands) have hurt rather than helped the site. I think they should do a better job of listening to their existing customers rather than trying new ways of making money. I used to buy at least 4 bags a month, now I haven't bought a bag in 3 months. Why target 4 new people to buy bags, rather than make their one customer happy and receive repeat business? I'm done with LBB.

 

So sad!! But I'm with you. 

post #856 of 1156
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Shooby View Post

Okay rant alert...

I hadn't opened a bag in 2.5 months (THAT took willpower- I unsubscribed to everything LBB so I wouldn't be tempted). Then I needed earrings and a belt...and it was that whole these-will-be-50-bucks-anyway-so-why-not-LBB-it reasoning that had me opening a bag. 

 

Well, things have changed in the months I was away!! First of all I totally don't get the $30 bag option thing. Like, huh? It's up there with gifting...yourself? But anyway that's not what I'm ranting about.

 

It's the TRADING ATMOSPHERE!! I closed my bag after 3 days because there was no point anymore. I offered many many many decent trades and 2 (count 'em, 2!!!!) were accepted in the entire process! And both had to be multi-item, over-value offers. I have always had a fun, dynamic back and forth with other traders, and this time, NOTHING. I accepted 8 trades and basically traded everything down in value because there were no takers for cross or up trading WHAT SO EVER. I knew chat may have helped but one glance on there left me feeling no desire to engage in the convo- it seems to be all about extortion nowadays.


Plus, the trading gallery had well over 1,000 items. That was just a big, overwhelming MESS! No wonder no one could see my trade offers and most of theirs were totally duplicate and uninteresting. A lot of the items were classics aka returns, where there was only ONE, and that person didn't respond at all (if they actually existed...who knows with these lone, non-moving items...). 

 

You would think 1,000 items would lead to interesting trade offers? No. All the same earrings and candles. I wanted to cancel my bag but to be honest I'm more likely to cancel my whole subscription. I ended with a wristlet, 2 pairs of earrings, and a belt- and I was once an experienced trader! Whatevs. I feel like everyone found out the tricks of the trades and now there's no fun to be had. Which would be okay the 2 surprise items were decent, but they never are, which necessitates trading, and the trading is utterly dismal. 

Let me know if you recently closed a bag and a similar experience (or different- let's hear the bright side!). 

 

I closed 3.5 days early this last time after nearly 3 months off of LBB and I'm not tempted to open a bag again, even though I'll probably try around Christmas one more time. It was pretty damn horrible. I opened with 5 items (one that I was not trading whatsoeverrr and one that was a candy), and I closed with 8 items (one that was candy). Now, they were all very loved items I super wanted, so on that level I feel successful, and I just looked back at my trades accepted, I had 40 trades accepted! Not bad at all. A few months ago I could turn my 6 items into 12 amazing items, and at one point I was at 13 things, but half of it was crap I did not want. I'm also sure half of those trades accepted was because of candy trading. When I got a new candy I'd trade it for better ones until I got the one I wanted. hahaha.

 

Anyway, I was thrilled to hit the ship button and be done with it. That said, I also had and have a lot going on in my life right now that added to me not feeling up to trading at my normal level of obsessed. Hopefully next time is better.

post #857 of 1156
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Originally Posted by Shooby View Post

Okay rant alert...

I hadn't opened a bag in 2.5 months (THAT took willpower- I unsubscribed to everything LBB so I wouldn't be tempted). Then I needed earrings and a belt...and it was that whole these-will-be-50-bucks-anyway-so-why-not-LBB-it reasoning that had me opening a bag. 

 

Well, things have changed in the months I was away!! First of all I totally don't get the $30 bag option thing. Like, huh? It's up there with gifting...yourself? But anyway that's not what I'm ranting about.

 

It's the TRADING ATMOSPHERE!! I closed my bag after 3 days because there was no point anymore. I offered many many many decent trades and 2 (count 'em, 2!!!!) were accepted in the entire process! And both had to be multi-item, over-value offers. I have always had a fun, dynamic back and forth with other traders, and this time, NOTHING. I accepted 8 trades and basically traded everything down in value because there were no takers for cross or up trading WHAT SO EVER. I knew chat may have helped but one glance on there left me feeling no desire to engage in the convo- it seems to be all about extortion nowadays.


Plus, the trading gallery had well over 1,000 items. That was just a big, overwhelming MESS! No wonder no one could see my trade offers and most of theirs were totally duplicate and uninteresting. A lot of the items were classics aka returns, where there was only ONE, and that person didn't respond at all (if they actually existed...who knows with these lone, non-moving items...). 

 

You would think 1,000 items would lead to interesting trade offers? No. All the same earrings and candles. I wanted to cancel my bag but to be honest I'm more likely to cancel my whole subscription. I ended with a wristlet, 2 pairs of earrings, and a belt- and I was once an experienced trader! Whatevs. I feel like everyone found out the tricks of the trades and now there's no fun to be had. Which would be okay the 2 surprise items were decent, but they never are, which necessitates trading, and the trading is utterly dismal. 

Let me know if you recently closed a bag and a similar experience (or different- let's hear the bright side!). 

I feel the sam way! I hadn't opened a bag in a long time I was waiting for that perfect "bag" And when LBB had the Steve Madden Clutch in Taupe I knew I had to have it once I saw it. So I opened a bag & had two return items so it wasn't a horrible bag to begin with. I knew I wasn't going to trade my main item. But trading did feel horrible no one would respond to my trade offers. And if they did respond to my trade offers they would trade their lets say $24.00 bracelet I had put an offer on and they would want to trade that bracelet for my Steve Madden purse. There were two bracelets I just wasn't able to get this time around because people were just not responding. 

Also, idk if I like the chat or not because people just ask so much from you. You are giving a trade that is reasonable maybe right on the value or above the value but somehow they want more. Specially this time around with candy, every time I would make a trade offer people who had that item in the chat would ask for a candy of mine. At one point I had 4 candies and it was because either they were in a trade offer of had to give up something for that candy. The only time I gave up candy was when I really wanted to this Mata Traders bracelet that I gave a Deux Lux heart pouch & candy and that trade was accepted in a heartbeat. Then that girl wanted her bracelet back but would only give me $10.00 earrings or candles, nail polish. Anyways, I opened my bag with I think 6 items including was a candy my end bag was 11 or 12 items. All items I loved just wish people would have responded to my trade offers, not sure if people didn't like my trade offers or they just never logged back on once they opened their bag. And its okay if someone doesn't like my trade offer thats okay go ahead and reject it but don't make me wait a whole week and then reject it or offer that item for my main item. 

 

I might be opening a bag soon since my bf gifted me one so that is pretty nice of him but I am dreading trading lol. This bag is my birthday gift from him, and he knows I love LBB. But the only reason why I need to trade is so I don't get stuck with stuff I don't like. If my opening bag is great and I like everything I will most likely not trade. But there is always that one item you hate...hopefully LBB becomes fun again :)

post #858 of 1156

I have a question, if I somehow resist opening for a month and they charge me the next month if I open on the 1st do I just pick 2 bags with even more stuff or do they just add in extras after my first pick to make up for it?I am trying to decide if I want to open in dec. or not.I don't want to skip a month but would LOVE a bigger bag or bags to work with sometime.Also if I return something to them do I get to pick what I get to use the return credit on for the value they give me?

post #859 of 1156
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Originally Posted by RainbowClouds View Post

I have a question, if I somehow resist opening for a month and they charge me the next month if I open on the 1st do I just pick 2 bags with even more stuff or do they just add in extras after my first pick to make up for it?I am trying to decide if I want to open in dec. or not.I don't want to skip a month but would LOVE a bigger bag or bags to work with sometime.Also if I return something to them do I get to pick what I get to use the return credit on for the value they give me?

They add more extras after your first pick.  And as a side note, you only get one pick even though your bag is a double.  It seems like the time I did this, they added one big extra item instead of a multiple smaller items (I was hoping for the latter).  As far as returns go, if you return something, they just add something close to the same value (usually a few dollars less, not the exact same price) to your next bag.

post #860 of 1156
Wait..if I skip a month I have to pay double the next month?
post #861 of 1156

Well I guess I won't not log in to open a bag each month. Thanks again for answering my questions. It would be nice if they let us pick 2 bags to open with if we don't log in for the month and they still charge us.

post #862 of 1156
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Originally Posted by Jackieblue View Post

Wait..if I skip a month I have to pay double the next month?

No, if you don't log in to officially skip, you'll still be charged the first week of the month. You can then open your bag the next month and have double items. If you log in and click skip my bag, you won't be charged and the next month will just be a normal month.

post #863 of 1156
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Originally Posted by HelloLeilani View Post

 

I closed 3.5 days early this last time after nearly 3 months off of LBB and I'm not tempted to open a bag again, even though I'll probably try around Christmas one more time. It was pretty damn horrible. I opened with 5 items (one that I was not trading whatsoeverrr and one that was a candy), and I closed with 8 items (one that was candy). Now, they were all very loved items I super wanted, so on that level I feel successful, and I just looked back at my trades accepted, I had 40 trades accepted! Not bad at all. A few months ago I could turn my 6 items into 12 amazing items, and at one point I was at 13 things, but half of it was crap I did not want. I'm also sure half of those trades accepted was because of candy trading. When I got a new candy I'd trade it for better ones until I got the one I wanted. hahaha.

 

Anyway, I was thrilled to hit the ship button and be done with it. That said, I also had and have a lot going on in my life right now that added to me not feeling up to trading at my normal level of obsessed. Hopefully next time is better.

How the mighty have fallen! Isn't it weird to fall so out of love with a former obsession? I hope your xmas bag is good. I didn't spend as much time on my bag as I did in the past, but I think part of that was because of my life, and part was because the trading atmosphere is a big fail. 

I keep kosher so I couldn't eat the candy but it looked soooo goood (esp. the licorice). 

post #864 of 1156
Oh, good, I was worried there for a bit!

Does LBB do anything special (nicer bags, etc.) for Black Friday?
post #865 of 1156
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Originally Posted by Jackieblue View Post

Oh, good, I was worried there for a bit!
Does LBB do anything special (nicer bags, etc.) for Black Friday?

 

I don't think anyone knows since LBB was started in January/February 2012. 

post #866 of 1156
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Originally Posted by Jackieblue View Post

Oh, good, I was worried there for a bit!
Does LBB do anything special (nicer bags, etc.) for Black Friday?

This is going to be their first black Friday in business, they started in January.
post #867 of 1156

Has anyone received/seen other pics of the Izzy & Ali Color Block Top Handle? I want to open a bag with it, but I want to see a side view.

post #868 of 1156

Blah.  I'm not sure whether it's crankiness caused by this cold ruining my vacation or these things specifically, but my bag closed, and I'm not sure I'm happy with *any* of it.

 

Jewel & Fringe Necklace All the Rage
Jewel & Fringe Necklace
 
Leopard Tote Steve Madden
Leopard Tote
 
Gio Mocha Rose Tempaper
Gio Mocha Rose

 

 

It might all be good for other people, but none of this is really me.  Nothing in the gallery was, either, except for the skull scarf (got it already) and the skull bowls (but I know I wouldn't use them).  I think it might all be going back for exchanges, one last LBB to clear out the exchange credits (I also just sent back a PDA wallet), and then the end of LBB for me.

 

post #869 of 1156
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

Blah.  I'm not sure whether it's crankiness caused by this cold ruining my vacation or these things specifically, but my bag closed, and I'm not sure I'm happy with *any* of it.

 

Jewel & Fringe Necklace All the Rage
Jewel & Fringe Necklace
 
Leopard Tote Steve Madden
Leopard Tote
 
Gio Mocha Rose Tempaper
Gio Mocha Rose

 

 

It might all be good for other people, but none of this is really me.  Nothing in the gallery was, either, except for the skull scarf (got it already) and the skull bowls (but I know I wouldn't use them).  I think it might all be going back for exchanges, one last LBB to clear out the exchange credits (I also just sent back a PDA wallet), and then the end of LBB for me.

 

 

I just got that tote in the mail yesterday and it is stunning! and huge!

post #870 of 1156
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Originally Posted by amberlamps View Post

 


I managed to trade successfully-ish.

 

Leopard ToteStag Stud Earrings

 

I think I'll keep my bag open the rest of the 3 days now to see if there are any offers that blow my socks off.

 

 

Earrings arrived broken. The post isn't attached to the stag. There aren't any left in the opening gallery so I'm probably SOL. I traded my ass off for those earrings, I really wanted them, and they're cute IRL too. I e-mailed LBB about it but they've never gotten back to any of my other e-mails so I'm kind of skeptical about that.

 

The first LBB I got in September, 1 item kind of sucked (Ettika Buddha necklace, didn't return it though and it still sits in the little baggie in my closet)

 

If my 3rd one (due this week) sucks (I liked all the items I ended with, but they could be duds IRL) I think I'm definitely going to cancel.

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