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Originally Posted by lovelywhim View Post

 

Hahaha. They've been rustling. It seems to happen on here each time there's a holiday that affects deliveries ::sigh:: Clockwork, mah dear.


I have a theory that it's really about the significant grievances we all endure, but for some reason can't give ourselves permission to whine about. Issues like hating ones job, having a significant health problem, physical pain, death of a loved one, etc. I think some of us are using these subscription boxes as a way to distract ourselves from our real problems, so when something goes wrong with them, there is displaced emotional reaction. Not saying that describes anyone specifically, just speaking for myself, I find myself sometimes getting mad about something stupid, then realizing I am genuinely mad about something else that I am trying to "be brave" about.

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Can I complain to them for points since my box hasn't shipped yet? Or do I let it go? It sounds like my Ipsy will be here tomorrow and usually they come AFTER my birchbox. I want to be understanding of shipping problems etc. caused by the hurricane but my account hasn't even updated. I'm just trying to not get mad and stomp my feet like an impatient ungrateful little...you-know...brat...

post #1263 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Moonittude View Post


I have a theory that it's really about the significant grievances we all endure, but for some reason can't give ourselves permission to whine about. Issues like hating ones job, having a significant health problem, physical pain, death of a loved one, etc. I think some of us are using these subscription boxes as a way to distract ourselves from our real problems, so when something goes wrong with them, there is displaced emotional reaction. Not saying that describes anyone specifically, just speaking for myself, I find myself sometimes getting mad about something stupid, then realizing I am genuinely mad about something else that I am trying to "be brave" about.


That's a very thoughtful and most likely accurate observation...especially on the internet because you are not face to face or even on the phone with the person/company that you're frustrated with at the time so it is much easier to let loose :)

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Originally Posted by mirandamanda View Post

Can I complain to them for points since my box hasn't shipped yet? Or do I let it go? It sounds like my Ipsy will be here tomorrow and usually they come AFTER my birchbox. I want to be understanding of shipping problems etc. caused by the hurricane but my account hasn't even updated. I'm just trying to not get mad and stomp my feet like an impatient ungrateful little...you-know...brat...

You should probably wait til after the 15th just because they said some boxes can ship up to that late due to the two storms. Mine didn't update for a while and when it did the box was already in my state, so maybe that will happen to you!

post #1265 of 2328
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Originally Posted by mirandamanda View Post

Can I complain to them for points since my box hasn't shipped yet? Or do I let it go? It sounds like my Ipsy will be here tomorrow and usually they come AFTER my birchbox. I want to be understanding of shipping problems etc. caused by the hurricane but my account hasn't even updated. I'm just trying to not get mad and stomp my feet like an impatient ungrateful little...you-know...brat...

 

...I'm not trying to call you out, but it's only been two days since the normal shipping day, and they gave us fair warning that some boxes wouldn't be shipped until mid-month. Do you really need points for that? Just breathe. It'll come. They can't help it tht there was a Hurricane.

 

If you really want to know what's in your box, just call and ask. They were super nice and told me what box I had even though it hasn't updated on one of my accounts.

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Originally Posted by thewendyyybird View Post

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Originally Posted by mirandamanda View Post

Can I complain to them for points since my box hasn't shipped yet? Or do I let it go? It sounds like my Ipsy will be here tomorrow and usually they come AFTER my birchbox. I want to be understanding of shipping problems etc. caused by the hurricane but my account hasn't even updated. I'm just trying to not get mad and stomp my feet like an impatient ungrateful little...you-know...brat...

 

...I'm not trying to call you out, but it's only been two days since the normal shipping day, and they gave us fair warning that some boxes wouldn't be shipped until mid-month. Do you really need points for that? Just breathe. It'll come. They can't help it tht there was a Hurricane.

 

If you really want to know what's in your box, just call and ask. They were super nice and told me what box I had even though it hasn't updated on one of my accounts.

I'm drinking wine and reading these boards for entertainment. THIS. And the veterans day debate. I might need some popcorn. So not crabby right now. Just buzzzzzzed. laughno.gif

post #1267 of 2328

gees I was just saying...*smh* today is obviously not the day to post on the forums about an honest question

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Originally Posted by mirandamanda View Post

Can I complain to them for points since my box hasn't shipped yet? Or do I let it go? It sounds like my Ipsy will be here tomorrow and usually they come AFTER my birchbox. I want to be understanding of shipping problems etc. caused by the hurricane but my account hasn't even updated. I'm just trying to not get mad and stomp my feet like an impatient ungrateful little...you-know...brat...

I have 2 BB subs, and neither one has updated or shipped.  I feel like stomping my feet too!  It just seems kind of odd that a lot of people have their boxes already while there are some of us who still have the October boxes showing up on the website.  I can understand that the boxes might be a little slow going out, but they should at least update the website. 

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I'm perfectly fine with my boxes shipping late, I just want the site to update so I can see them. Thats all.

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Originally Posted by marybbryant View Post

I have 2 BB subs, and neither one has updated or shipped.  I feel like stomping my feet too!  It just seems kind of odd that a lot of people have their boxes already while there are some of us who still have the October boxes showing up on the website.  I can understand that the boxes might be a little slow going out, but they should at least update the website. 

 

I know it does sound ungrateful and with hurricane sandy causing so many problems for still so many people, i feel bad crying around about a $10 box when people have lost their homes and lives. i would gladly skip a month for birchbox to recuperate so that they can work at 100%

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Originally Posted by CrabbyMrsJ View Post

I'm drinking wine and reading these boards for entertainment. THIS. And the veterans day debate. I might need some popcorn. So not crabby right now. Just buzzzzzzed. laughno.gif

 

Yep. Just been doing this: 

 

 

 

And this: 

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Originally Posted by CrabbyMrsJ View Post

I'm drinking wine and reading these boards for entertainment. THIS. And the veterans day debate. I might need some popcorn. So not crabby right now. Just buzzzzzzed. laughno.gif

 

Yep. Just been doing this: 

 

 

 

And this: 

I heart you.

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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

Oh boy. Let the rustling of jimmies commence.

ohhh veterans day is the new f*%king hairties! ;)
 

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I heart you.


Ditto!

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Like I said, I'm definitely not trying to start anything or even make you feel bad, but you're essentially asking for 10$ for something we were warned about. They told us that it was going to be delayed shipping. I feel like I've read somewhere that they'll  be shipping up to the 17th. They can't help that. As to the page not updating, like I said, just call and ask. They don't guarantee that you'll see your updated box, so it's not something you should get 100 points for either.

 

You wanted an answer, and I gave you my take on it.

 

I think I'm just going to leave this thread for a while. It's just so silly, all this faux-drama.

post #1276 of 2328
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Originally Posted by katie danielle View Post

You should probably wait til after the 15th just because they said some boxes can ship up to that late due to the two storms. Mine didn't update for a while and when it did the box was already in my state, so maybe that will happen to you!

 

 

Yes, I will keep that in mind :) I was just clearly mistaken that the forums were an appropriate place to ask my question. My bad...

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Here is a bunny. Happy Monday everyone.

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Originally Posted by mirandamanda View Post

Can I complain to them for points since my box hasn't shipped yet? Or do I let it go? It sounds like my Ipsy will be here tomorrow and usually they come AFTER my birchbox. I want to be understanding of shipping problems etc. caused by the hurricane but my account hasn't even updated. I'm just trying to not get mad and stomp my feet like an impatient ungrateful little...you-know...brat...

 

LOL You can't complain, least not yet. Give them another week since we've been warned that boxes are going to be late this month. But since your account hasn't updated yet you should call about that at the very least to make sure things are on track. :)

 

If it makes you feel better, I NEVER got my email with my tracking this month but the tracking is in my account. The downside is that it still hasn't update since Friday. I've learned with these stupid tracking #s is that it's not accurate and my box will be here when it's here despite me wanting to throttle the US mail system most months.

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Originally Posted by queenofperil View Post

 

Yep. Just been doing this: 

 

 

 

And this: 

 

Oh, you! When I posted the reply to you earlier, I was totally going to post Gus eating popcorn but decided not to at the last second. Lol.

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I used my two soap samples to go in my new oh sh*t kit. Does anyone have one of those? What else should I include- see pic below I have some space left and the bag is still pretty flat.

 

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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

 

LOL You can't complain, least not yet. Give them another week since we've been warned that boxes are going to be late this month. But since your account hasn't updated yet you should call about that at the very least to make sure things are on track. :)

 

If it makes you feel better, I NEVER got my email with my tracking this month but the tracking is in my account. The downside is that it still hasn't update since Friday. I've learned with these stupid tracking #s is that it's not accurate and my box will be here when it's here despite me wanting to throttle the US mail system most months.

 

I will definitely wait. I'm usually happy with my boxes and hardly ever complain. I know they said they were sending them out in waves and seeing everyone elses boxes arriving is, yes, disappointing. But like I said, I'm not going to cry around for points, I just wanted to know if they were doing anything to placate those of us who haven't even gotten their account updated. Maybe I worded my initial question wrong.

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Originally Posted by classybroad View Post

I used my two soap samples to go in my new oh sh*t kit. Does anyone have one of those? What else should I include- see pic below I have some space left and the bag is still pretty flat.

 

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Carry a tampon since while you may or may not use it, you may find someone in the bathroom who may. :) Also what about some safety pins of various sizes - tiny to extra large?

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Well, can I add that we all choose to post in a public forum, so any and every post may get a response. Whether we find it helpful or inflammatory is a totally different matter. Opposing viewpoints aren't bad, brings interesting dialogue out sometimes. So long as we're respectful of and to each other.

Whether it's shipping, those blasted hair ties, chocolate, or holidays...we always seem to find popcorn moments in the BB threads every month. Sometimes you choke on the popcorn from laughing, other times you want to throw it at the screen. Sometimes you find yourself having popcorn thrown at you!
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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

 

Carry a tampon since while you may or may not use it, you may find someone in the bathroom who may. :) Also what about some safety pins of various sizes - tiny to extra large?


The tampon is a good one. I have never used a safety pin however I guess it would come in handy one day and it is so small to include.

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Originally Posted by classybroad View Post

I used my two soap samples to go in my new oh sh*t kit. Does anyone have one of those? What else should I include- see pic below I have some space left and the bag is still pretty flat.

Survival kit! Yes on a tampon and safety pin, what about bobby pins? I always keep gum/Listerine strips, too..man, plus a dentak floss pick lol.
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Originally Posted by MissLindaJean View Post

Well, can I add that we all choose to post in a public forum, so any and every post may get a response. Whether we find it helpful or inflammatory is a totally different matter. Opposing viewpoints aren't bad, brings interesting dialogue out sometimes. So long as we're respectful of and to each other.
Whether it's shipping, those blasted hair ties, chocolate, or holidays...we always seem to find popcorn moments in the BB threads every month. Sometimes you choke on the popcorn from laughing, other times you want to throw it at the screen. Sometimes you find yourself having popcorn thrown at you!


For some reason some people get really sensitive in sub box threads. We all have in common the enjoyment of getting a box each month- why the bickering amongst some parties?

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Originally Posted by classybroad View Post

I used my two soap samples to go in my new oh sh*t kit. Does anyone have one of those? What else should I include- see pic below I have some space left and the bag is still pretty flat.

 

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Maybe I am being dense, but what is that for? Is it for a feminine emergency, or just any kind of emergency? I see cash in there, but I don't see chocolate. ;)

 

I have had a headache all day, and I am going to drink a glass of wine, right now! lol

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Thought I'd stick this in here, no spoiler tags needed because this is just a Welcome box.

More pics and reviews in my blog :)

 

 

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post #1289 of 2328
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Originally Posted by Moonittude View Post


Maybe I am being dense, but what is that for? Is it for a feminine emergency, or just any kind of emergency? I see cash in there, but I don't see chocolate. ;)

 

I have had a headache all day, and I am going to drink a glass of wine, right now! lol


Well some items were loose in my big bag and some I found myself wishing for at work like cottonelles, pads, and cash. My sister in law promised me her chocolate sample this month maybe I will throw that in there. 

post #1290 of 2328
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Originally Posted by classybroad View Post


The tampon is a good one. I have never used a safety pin however I guess it would come in handy one day and it is so small to include.

This is going to sound weird, but Benadryl.  You never know when you're going to discover a previously-unknown allergy that will make you swell up like a blowfish.  

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