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post #961 of 1156

Is anyone willing to trade me anything on my "loves" list for the necklace, polish, mask, & an additional item I have up for trade on here. I have alot of items not listed so please let me know what type of products your interested in. Thanks (I have products from a few past ipsy bags)

http://www.littleblackbag.com/user/profile/385944

post #962 of 1156

Urgh, trading has slowed *way* down.  I find myself wondering if they're going to have another promo (preferably more samples from new companies) next week to kick off the new year and encourage people to spend any gift money -- or, really, to spend *any* money since this is the time of year when people start cutting back on things like this.  They almost definitely had many, many bags opened during the Pixi/Lavanila/Ahava five-sample bonus, and there were at least a few opened up solely because people could justify the cost of the bags due to the value of the extras.  Those samples (especially the Pixi stuff) traded *really* well when the promo first started (read:  before everyone got their first round of samples/bags and decided they were set on those items), especially compared to the Redken samples that people couldn't get rid of fast enough.


Edited by meaganola - 12/23/12 at 8:19pm
post #963 of 1156

It must be really slow. People aren't opening now probably bc nobody has time to trade. I was surprised to see that even the boucle trapper was still available last I looked.

post #964 of 1156
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

I find myself wondering if they're going to have another promo (preferably more samples from new companies) next week to kick off the new year and encourage people to spend any gift money -- or, really, to spend *any* money since this is the time of year when people start cutting back on things like this.  

Okay, quoting myself here because I think I may have just accidentally gotten a hint/preview:  I just received my LBB that closed on the 13th.  It included a sample of Yu-Be moisturizing ointment.  I have *no clue* how this would have happened unless they received Yu-Be sample stock in advance of a sample promotion since I don't think this particular item has ever previously been sampled/promoted/etc. through LBB.  It definitely wasn't in my bag when it closed.  I thought maybe it was a very random replacement for one of the Pixi polishes I had coming, but, nope, all four were there, too.  This just seems bizarre unless there's a promo coming.

 

(Also, le sigh, this Robert Rose stone chain necklace looked a lot more delicate in the pictures.  Do not like.  On the up side, I also need to return a bangle because it doesn't fit, so I will just send them both together.  But, yay, I like the Guess twisted chain necklace a lot *more* than I had expected, although, bizarrely, the packing list says it's earrings even though I *know* it's supposed to be a necklace.)

 

post #965 of 1156
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

Okay, quoting myself here because I think I may have just accidentally gotten a hint/preview:  I just received my LBB that closed on the 13th.  It included a sample of Yu-Be moisturizing ointment.  I have *no clue* how this would have happened unless they received Yu-Be sample stock in advance of a sample promotion since I don't think this particular item has ever previously been sampled/promoted/etc. through LBB.  It definitely wasn't in my bag when it closed.  I thought maybe it was a very random replacement for one of the Pixi polishes I had coming, but, nope, all four were there, too.  This just seems bizarre unless there's a promo coming.

 



(Also, le sigh, this Robert Rose stone chain necklace looked a lot more delicate in the pictures.  Do not like.  On the up side, I also need to return a bangle because it doesn't fit, so I will just send them both together.  But, yay, I like the Guess twisted chain necklace a lot *more* than I had expected, although, bizarrely, the packing list says it's earrings even though I *know* it's supposed to be a necklace.)



 



I got that sample as well.
post #966 of 1156
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

Okay, quoting myself here because I think I may have just accidentally gotten a hint/preview:  I just received my LBB that closed on the 13th.  It included a sample of Yu-Be moisturizing ointment.  I have *no clue* how this would have happened unless they received Yu-Be sample stock in advance of a sample promotion since I don't think this particular item has ever previously been sampled/promoted/etc. through LBB.  It definitely wasn't in my bag when it closed.  I thought maybe it was a very random replacement for one of the Pixi polishes I had coming, but, nope, all four were there, too.  This just seems bizarre unless there's a promo coming.

 

(Also, le sigh, this Robert Rose stone chain necklace looked a lot more delicate in the pictures.  Do not like.  On the up side, I also need to return a bangle because it doesn't fit, so I will just send them both together.  But, yay, I like the Guess twisted chain necklace a lot *more* than I had expected, although, bizarrely, the packing list says it's earrings even though I *know* it's supposed to be a necklace.)

I have seen that a lot of people got that, I'm hoping I get one in my bag that will be to me on Wednesday, I've been wanting to try that moisturizer for awhile!

post #967 of 1156

Le sigh.  Unless a miracle happens in the next five minutes or so, I'm going to be one of those people who appear to have had a hugely successful trading period next time around.  Well, actually, this *has* been sort of successful in that I managed to trade up fairly decently -- but I don't really have much that I actually *want*.  I have a feeling most of it is going back.  Trading just *sucked* for ages.  It's picking up this evening, but I only have a few minutes left.  And I already currently have a boxtop satchel (not what I had expected), a speaker messenger bag (see the satchel), a cuff (doesn't fit), a bangle (doesn't fit), and a necklace (see the bags) to go back.

 

On the up side, my sister-in-law *loved* her clock that consists of little picture frames and clockworks.  I ended up with it as part of a $29.95 bag (that one had four exchange credits in it.  I'm not doing too well with my bags lately).  One of her big hobbies is photography, and I thought of her every time I saw it, so I just kind of shrugged, accepted the trade, and hoped she might vaguely like it.  I'm phenomenally relieved that she kept saying over and over and *over* how much she liked it.  I also managed to get a couple of necklaces and some of the makeup samples  (all of the Pixi pencils plus a couple other things) for myself, so I did get my money's worth, but I also feel kind of guilty that I got them in the same bag as her gift.  

post #968 of 1156

 

 

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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

And for the record, my starting bag for the 12-day trading period:

 

The Healthy FragranceCabernet Nail PolishCrystal Drop Necklace

And the Deux Lux Love Drops Wristlet in teal, but I already traded that one away and can't paste the picture in now without messing up the formatting.

And the final bag (the formatting isn't cooperating with me):

 

Druzy Stone Necklace RJ Graziano
Druzy Stone Necklace
$ 42.00
RETAIL
Cascade Earrings Robert Rose
Cascade Earrings
$ 30.00
RETAIL
Stone & Chain Linear Earrings Robert Rose
Stone & Chain Linear Earrings
$ 24.00
RETAIL
Pendant Embellished Bangle Robert Rose
Pendant Embellished Bangle
$ 28.00
RETAIL
Hello I Love You ncLA
Hello I Love You
$ 16.00
RETAIL
Mixed Bangle Set a.v. max
Mixed Bangle Set
$ 36.00
RETAIL
Long Beaded Necklace Ali Khan New York
Long Beaded Necklace
$ 26.00
RETAIL
Rock Solid Nail Polish ncLA
Rock Solid Nail Polish
$ 16.00
RETAIL
I'm with the Band ncLA
I'm with the Band
$ 16.00
RETAIL
Call Me For the After Party ncLA
Call Me For the After Party

 

The beaded necklace is something I actually bought.  I'll probably be keeping the two necklaces, three of the polishes, and...  That's it.  Everything else is most likely going back for exchange credits.  I traded up, but trading was very disappointing the past few days, so here I am, with a ton of stuff that I actually couldn't trade down for things I wanted.  I tried.  A lot.  There were just no takers.

post #969 of 1156
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

Okay, quoting myself here because I think I may have just accidentally gotten a hint/preview:  I just received my LBB that closed on the 13th.  It included a sample of Yu-Be moisturizing ointment.  I have *no clue* how this would have happened unless they received Yu-Be sample stock in advance of a sample promotion since I don't think this particular item has ever previously been sampled/promoted/etc. through LBB.  It definitely wasn't in my bag when it closed.  I thought maybe it was a very random replacement for one of the Pixi polishes I had coming, but, nope, all four were there, too.  This just seems bizarre unless there's a promo coming.

 

(Also, le sigh, this Robert Rose stone chain necklace looked a lot more delicate in the pictures.  Do not like.  On the up side, I also need to return a bangle because it doesn't fit, so I will just send them both together.  But, yay, I like the Guess twisted chain necklace a lot *more* than I had expected, although, bizarrely, the packing list says it's earrings even though I *know* it's supposed to be a necklace.)

 

That Yu-Be sample was in my last LBB, which arrived at my house two weeks ago. I think it's just an added bonus. I wondered about it too though.

post #970 of 1156
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Originally Posted by TacomaGirl View Post

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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

Okay, quoting myself here because I think I may have just accidentally gotten a hint/preview:  I just received my LBB that closed on the 13th.  It included a sample of Yu-Be moisturizing ointment.  I have *no clue* how this would have happened unless they received Yu-Be sample stock in advance of a sample promotion since I don't think this particular item has ever previously been sampled/promoted/etc. through LBB.  It definitely wasn't in my bag when it closed.  I thought maybe it was a very random replacement for one of the Pixi polishes I had coming, but, nope, all four were there, too.  This just seems bizarre unless there's a promo coming.

 

(Also, le sigh, this Robert Rose stone chain necklace looked a lot more delicate in the pictures.  Do not like.  On the up side, I also need to return a bangle because it doesn't fit, so I will just send them both together.  But, yay, I like the Guess twisted chain necklace a lot *more* than I had expected, although, bizarrely, the packing list says it's earrings even though I *know* it's supposed to be a necklace.)

 

That Yu-Be sample was in my last LBB, which arrived at my house two weeks ago. I think it's just an added bonus. I wondered about it too though.

I got one in my last two bags, too...think it's just a little bonus.

post #971 of 1156

I didn't get the moisturizer but it's all good I got plenty of stuff that I am super excited about lol The Vieta Blaze satchel is huge I love it!

post #972 of 1156

How does returning items work?

post #973 of 1156
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Originally Posted by Linabunnie View Post

How does returning items work?

 

You have two choices:  Exchange or refund.  If you go the refund route, LBB operates on a percentage basis.  They don't look at the value of the item.  For ease of math, let's say you started a $49.95 bag, traded up to a $500 total bag o' stuff -- earrings, bracelets, purses, whatever -- and are now returning $100 worth of it for a refund.  $100 is 20% of $500, so you would get a refund of 20% of $49.95, or about ten bucks.  If you send stuff back for an exchange, you will get an extra item in your next bag worth a few dollars less than whatever it is that you're sending back, so if you're sending back a $30 item, you will probably end up with a $25 surprise item in your bag.  

 

As far as sending things back, just take the packing list in your shipment, fill out the back of it, pack it all up, and send it back.  I always get delivery confirmation whenever I send a package anywhere (even if it's just hand lotion to my grandmother), and so because I can tell when the USPS delivers the packages, I know that they usually take a couple of days to process your exchange from landing on their loading dock to crediting your account.

 

In unrelated news:  Um.  So.  Just out of curiosity, I decided to see what would happen if you picked one of the bonus makeup bags for your item in a $29.95 bag.  It turns out that you get *two* bonus bags plus $55-60 in items instead of the normal $55-60 in items plus one bonus bag if you just pick an item.  My starting bag had a $90 value, and one of the assigned items was a Briannefaye scarf that I actually really wanted but traded away for the Betsey Johnson snake necklace because I have something like a dozen scarves, and I had been trying to get that necklace several times.  Next year *is* the Year of the Water Snake, after all.  I have *got* to stop with the bag-openings.  

post #974 of 1156

I've been so busy this week but finally have a second to post. I opened a bag on the first day of the 12 trading days promo and ended up closing 3 days early because Christmas was nearing and we had out of town family coming (and I didn't want to be distracted by trading).  I started out with the grey leopard Steve Madden tote, a some random stuff. I ended up with:

700

 

700

 

I added the Miztique tote (i've had my eye on it for a while and i'll need a new tote to fly with soon. It was in the sale section when I added it), and another bracelet which I traded up big time for.

post #975 of 1156

Anyone here have one of the Robert Rose stone chain necklaces that they'd be willing to sell? I missed out on them and I really love them! Message me if so. :)

post #976 of 1156
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Originally Posted by wagz379 View Post

Anyone here have one of the Robert Rose stone chain necklaces that they'd be willing to sell? I missed out on them and I really love them! Message me if so. smile.gif

I had one and sent it back yesterday because it turned out the "stones" are plastic. I thought they would be glass. It didn't look right in the colors I received. I'm going to try for a blue one now. Maybe it will look better in blue.
post #977 of 1156

I just opened another bag for the button earrings....they're so cute!!!! and then I saw that the butterfly necklace was on sale....and I'm just a sucker for butterflies.....and then I wanted the vanilla and cashmere candle because I love vanilla....so much for budgeting :/ 

post #978 of 1156
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

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Originally Posted by wagz379 View Post

Anyone here have one of the Robert Rose stone chain necklaces that they'd be willing to sell? I missed out on them and I really love them! Message me if so. smile.gif

I had one and sent it back yesterday because it turned out the "stones" are plastic. I thought they would be glass. It didn't look right in the colors I received. I'm going to try for a blue one now. Maybe it will look better in blue.

 Did you open a new bag? Are there any trading?

 

As a sidenote, they really cleaned out the gallery since I logged in to LBB last.

post #979 of 1156
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Originally Posted by wagz379 View Post

 Did you open a new bag? Are there any trading?

 

As a sidenote, they really cleaned out the gallery since I logged in to LBB last.

 

I wonder if we'll see a gazillion new additions tomorrow (Jan.1) -- that seemed to happen at the beginning of December (as I distinctly remember, since I hadn't been planning to open a new bag but was sucked in by all the pretty new stuff).

post #980 of 1156

Why is the shipping so ungodly slow? I shipped my bag on December 22nd and I know there were 2 days off from the holiday and whatever else, but in that time it only made it to Nevada from California????  So frustrating!

post #981 of 1156
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Originally Posted by wagz379 View Post

Why is the shipping so ungodly slow? I shipped my bag on December 22nd and I know there were 2 days off from the holiday and whatever else, but in that time it only made it to Nevada from California????  So frustrating!


Wow! Mine shipped on the 26th and I got it yesterday.

post #982 of 1156
My bags tracking hasn't updated since 12/27 frown.gif
post #983 of 1156

This is my bag at the moment & pretty sure closing it this way since I have wanted these items ever since I saw them :)

I have wanted the BCBGeneration watch for the longest time but never wanted to open my bag with it. I think this may be my last bag for awhile I added all the bags I have bought since last March and it added up to $600!! So I really need a break from LBB & Sephora for sure. I promised myself if I add about $40 every month until my birthday month that I can save up for a Rebecca Minkoff mini mac & a Longchamps Le Pliage large tote my two most wanted bags. 

 

 

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post #984 of 1156

Help! I need advice with a bag that I really love worth $108 but this person is offering me all jewelry for $134. I'm so stuck if I should take it or not since I been waiting for a long time to get this bag, everyone wants it! But it seems like a good trade for $134, do you think I can get this bag back but with another item? That is my goal. Here is a screen shot of it , pls click it to make it bigger

 

 

 

 

 

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post #985 of 1156
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Originally Posted by denise89 View Post

Help! I need advice with a bag that I really love worth $108 but this person is offering me all jewelry for $134. I'm so stuck if I should take it or not since I been waiting for a long time to get this bag, everyone wants it! But it seems like a good trade for $134, do you think I can get this bag back but with another item? That is my goal. Here is a screen shot of it , pls click it to make it bigger

 

 

 

 

 

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How many days do you have left to trade?

post #986 of 1156
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Originally Posted by skylola123 View Post

How many days do you have left to trade?

6 days!

post #987 of 1156
I love it when I get a "trade accepted" email and discover that I managed to trade up from something I did not want (orange shimmer necklace. I hate the color orange!) to something I wanted so much I was planning on trying to trade down to get (the blue Steve Madden ear flap hat. I was looking for another groovy ear flap hat, and I love the color blue!).
post #988 of 1156

Has anyone else opened a bag to find out that one of their stylist picks is a sale item? I was deciding between the glitz nail polish set worth $39 and the Elise Hope Diagonal Detail Satchel worth $96. I only kind of liked the satchel, but I've been in love with the nail polish set for a while now and I haven't been able to trade for it. When I saw that one of the stylist picks for the nail polish set was a Big Buddah handbag worth $50, I thought that made up for some of the value of not picking the satchel and went for it. Big mistake! Turns out they're selling the Big Buddah for $20 in the sale gallery.  So if I use that sale price and add it to the value of the other 2 items in my bag, my total comes to a whooping $79. Less than the value of the Satchel alone. I'm beyond angry and I'm honestly thinking about cancelling my accounts.

post #989 of 1156
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Originally Posted by galapogos View Post

Has anyone else opened a bag to find out that one of their stylist picks is a sale item? I was deciding between the glitz nail polish set worth $39 and the Elise Hope Diagonal Detail Satchel worth $96. I only kind of liked the satchel, but I've been in love with the nail polish set for a while now and I haven't been able to trade for it. When I saw that one of the stylist picks for the nail polish set was a Big Buddah handbag worth $50, I thought that made up for some of the value of not picking the satchel and went for it. Big mistake! Turns out they're selling the Big Buddah for $20 in the sale gallery.  So if I use that sale price and add it to the value of the other 2 items in my bag, my total comes to a whooping $79. Less than the value of the Satchel alone. I'm beyond angry and I'm honestly thinking about cancelling my accounts.

I would send them an email about it. I've seen people mention this on the FB page too. Maybe if enough people complain they'll change it and maybe add an item to your bag.
post #990 of 1156
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Originally Posted by galapogos View Post

Has anyone else opened a bag to find out that one of their stylist picks is a sale item? I was deciding between the glitz nail polish set worth $39 and the Elise Hope Diagonal Detail Satchel worth $96. I only kind of liked the satchel, but I've been in love with the nail polish set for a while now and I haven't been able to trade for it. When I saw that one of the stylist picks for the nail polish set was a Big Buddah handbag worth $50, I thought that made up for some of the value of not picking the satchel and went for it. Big mistake! Turns out they're selling the Big Buddah for $20 in the sale gallery.  So if I use that sale price and add it to the value of the other 2 items in my bag, my total comes to a whooping $79. Less than the value of the Satchel alone. I'm beyond angry and I'm honestly thinking about cancelling my accounts.

Yep that happened to me when I opened on the first this month I was able to trade it away for a small multi and then trade those items up and around but it was still a pain and quite disappointing to get saddled with a sale item.

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