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post #721 of 1046
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Originally Posted by Sunflowerr View Post

 

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yeaa, and i know i didnt order the luxury box forsuree!!! so im confused :O


My previous boxes had the weight change when it transferred from FedEx to USPS. Maybe that's what happened here. I think perhaps they re-weigh it or something and it's not accurate.

post #722 of 1046
Dec 13, 2012 3:26 PM
Arrived at FedEx location
PHOENIX, AZ
 
woohoo!
post #723 of 1046

I tried to place an order on RTR for make-up and the code says:

 

"No products in your cart are eligible for this discount"

Then I added a dress rental and the code applied no problem.  So this code is ONLY for RENTALS.  Lame!

post #724 of 1046
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Originally Posted by Nikki Apostolou View Post

mine was out for delivery today but the post office decided not to deliver it. ihope they dont make this one sit at the post office for a week for no reason like they did with my last box

Could you maybe go to the PO & ask for it? I know it's like finding a needle in a haystack, but they let me do that once.

post #725 of 1046

OMG mine too!

Dec 13, 2012 2:36 PM
Arrived at FedEx location
PHOENIX, AZ

 

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Originally Posted by amberlamps View Post

Dec 13, 2012 3:26 PM
Arrived at FedEx location
PHOENIX, AZ
 
woohoo!
post #726 of 1046
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Originally Posted by Baberanza View Post

Could you maybe go to the PO & ask for it? I know it's like finding a needle in a haystack, but they let me do that once.


well last time i asked for like 4 redeliverys which never happened, i got very mad and called the 1800 number for usps. they assured me it was out for delivery even though both the mail man and the truck mail man came. So i kinda gave them some strong words and when i got to the post office someone was waiting for me assuring me it was indeed out for delivery. i kinda lost my mind and went nuts on them, and then they found it 5 mins later in the back!!! It is such a hassle! i do not have this issue with any other subscrtiption. I know that if i go down there they will just give me the run around. madd.gif

They are supposed to only scan a package if it really out, if they are scanning it it means it is in their hands and they put it back on the shelf. which is crazy right? It also then makes it hard for them to go in the back and look because according to all scans its out. =\

post #727 of 1046
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Originally Posted by Baberanza View Post

 

I think you're a little confused by the fact that MakeupTalk is a COMMUNITY, then. It's free to join and ANYONE is allowed. So regardless of anyone's reasoning for joining, they are allowed to do so and the point of these forums and threads is to talk and to speculate about the boxes we are receiving. I understand if you want everything to be a surprise, but at that point you shouldn't log into the thread. Understandably so, people started slipping with spoilers around page 14 or 15 or so, I believe, but this is still a community where we are all supposed to feel welcome to come discuss and share opinions on the box. The rest of the community shouldn't have to wait until you get your box to stop white-ing stuff out or adding a spoiler tag. Spoilers are posted out of courtesy, so being mean about them not being posted isn't going to make anyone want to use them that isn't doing so. Until it's a rule here on MuT, not necessarily everyone is going to follow and maintain that simple courtesy to others. Being mean (on either side) isn't going to improve the situation. You can simply ask others to use spoilers in the future. :)

I agree with this--and honestly,even though I do spoilers myself the spoilers can be a pain in the butt if you want to dig around for previous months of a sub to see what the boxes look like. I joined PS recently and it took a while to click on spoiler after spoiler link in MUT for some box from September that was "spoiled" months ago.

post #728 of 1046

So... I have my box and it's a big fail and not at all worth what I paid for it. The mini-emergency kit is brown. Brownpeople.  I don't like the way the soap smells and while the mugs/tea/candy will get used, they are not at all what I expected in my Must Have box. In fact, this box seems more suited to my mother, who is in her 60s. Super disappointing. Thanks, PopSugar.
 

post #729 of 1046

Does anyone know if you will be able to use a coupon code and the "Gift Card" from our boxes for Rent The Runway?

post #730 of 1046
If anyone doesn't want their canvas code or rtr code, let me know by pm smile.gif
post #731 of 1046

My shipping info says 3.3 lbs.  I have not received the box yet.  

post #732 of 1046

So I had posted earlier that I was somewhat disappointed in the contents of this box, and I still think some of the items aren't super exciting, but overall, since receiving the box today, I am pleased. I think I got a bunch of stuff I wouldn't normally purchase for myself, like luxury soap, and the mugs and tea are high quality. The peppermint chocolate is only alright, nothing too special, and I think the code is worthless to me if I am limited to rentals. I saw a sparkly dress perfect for new years eve, but of course, the dates are all booked. I'm impressed with the mugs, and to me, they make my box worth the price. I just re-subscribed to get the Feb box, but put my name on the Jan waitlist, so now I'm excited for that! My box actually came a day early, but I think because I am in CA and the box came from Gilroy, CA or somewhere. It was dumb that Fedex sent it from South SF to Watsonville to Sac, and back down to the East Bay where I am.

 

I hope I get a Jan box! And I can't wait to see what you guys get in your Luxe boxes!!

post #733 of 1046
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Originally Posted by AliMo View Post


My previous boxes had the weight change when it transferred from FedEx to USPS. Maybe that's what happened here. I think perhaps they re-weigh it or something and it's not accurate.

 

 
 
 
Shipment Facts
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Tracking number 61297642161120806968
Reference SPI25367660-1-G
Dimensions 14x14x14 in.
Purchase order number 1576
Packaging Package
Service FedEx SmartPost
Weight 8.2 lbs
Total pieces 1
Invoice number SPI25367660-1-G

 Yes, I agree, look at my box weight according to Fedex SmartPost! It said 8.2 lbs, but I received the same box as everyone else has gotten. 

post #734 of 1046
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Originally Posted by reet View Post

So I had posted earlier that I was somewhat disappointed in the contents of this box, and I still think some of the items aren't super exciting, but overall, since receiving the box today, I am pleased. I think I got a bunch of stuff I wouldn't normally purchase for myself, like luxury soap, and the mugs and tea are high quality. The peppermint chocolate is only alright, nothing too special, and I think the code is worthless to me if I am limited to rentals. I saw a sparkly dress perfect for new years eve, but of course, the dates are all booked. I'm impressed with the mugs, and to me, they make my box worth the price. I just re-subscribed to get the Feb box, but put my name on the Jan waitlist, so now I'm excited for that! My box actually came a day early, but I think because I am in CA and the box came from Gilroy, CA or somewhere. It was dumb that Fedex sent it from South SF to Watsonville to Sac, and back down to the East Bay where I am.

 

I hope I get a Jan box! And I can't wait to see what you guys get in your Luxe boxes!!

I SO agree with you! I liked my box a zillion times better when I got it. I wouldn't necessarily purchase all the stuff for myself either, but if I got it as a gift I would be happy and actually use it! Which is why I am re-gifting a few of the items. LOL.

 

I really like PS. And if this is a so-called "bad box" for them...then I am THRILLED. Can't wait to see what a great box is!

post #735 of 1046
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Originally Posted by Mommof2Teens View Post

 

 
 
 
Shipment Facts
Hide
Tracking number 61297642161120806968
Reference SPI25367660-1-G
Dimensions 14x14x14 in.
Purchase order number 1576
Packaging Package
Service FedEx SmartPost
Weight 8.2 lbs
Total pieces 1
Invoice number SPI25367660-1-G

 Yes, I agree, look at my box weight according to Fedex SmartPost! It said 8.2 lbs, but I received the same box as everyone else has gotten.

Could this possibly be for the Luxury Box? Even the dimensions seem bigger.

post #736 of 1046

i don't want my rtr code if anyone would be willing to trade for a stylemint code? pm me!!

post #737 of 1046
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Originally Posted by goldenmeans View Post

So... I have my box and it's a big fail and not at all worth what I paid for it. The mini-emergency kit is brown. Brownpeople.  I don't like the way the soap smells and while the mugs/tea/candy will get used, they are not at all what I expected in my Must Have box. In fact, this box seems more suited to my mother, who is in her 60s. Super disappointing. Thanks, PopSugar.
 

Yep, unfortunately I agree completely. I'm gifting everything to my fifty-something parents. I will almost certainly cry if the luxury box is of the same quality. I don't want to sound so whiny but I'm not having a what some might call bountiful Christmas and I feel like I got almost like a bait and switch with the previous boxes and this one. These boxes are/were my only gifts and the only reason I could afford them was because I budgeted to the extreme. I feel screwed over and I know it sounds dramatic but I was really looking forward to getting something fun since I'm having a really bad month. 

post #738 of 1046

Forgot to add on my previous post, my RTR code is up for grabs :) 

post #739 of 1046

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Originally Posted by martianeskimo View Post

Yep, unfortunately I agree completely. I'm gifting everything to my fifty-something parents. I will almost certainly cry if the luxury box is of the same quality. I don't want to sound so whiny but I'm not having a what some might call bountiful Christmas and I feel like I got almost like a bait and switch with the previous boxes and this one. These boxes are/were my only gifts and the only reason I could afford them was because I budgeted to the extreme. I feel screwed over and I know it sounds dramatic but I was really looking forward to getting something fun since I'm having a really bad month. 

I'd have to say I agree with you on the bait 'n switch.  I signed up because I had seen all the earlier boxes and rationalized it by thinking even if I didn't like a particular item from the months I had seen, I could always easily think of a friend or family member who would.  This December box is my first one and I can't think of anyone who would like the items, myself, my friends or even my fifty something parents either.  I was just so underwhelmed when I opened the box.  I cancelled immediately. I've quickly realized this is not the service for me.

 

My giant pet peeve...I can't stand when something is called a "gift card" or a "reward" when it clearly isn't.  I didn't pay for this box to get a coupon (which is what it is. a coupon.) to another business where I have to make another purchase out of pocket. Especially if I have to spend a certain amount of money to apply said coupon. As another poster here mentioned, the shipping cost to rent a dress is more than the discount we've been given.  Coupons & discounts are great & save me (and all of us) loads on money on purchases I/we want to make. Just be honest with what they are.  This coupon for a dress rental inherently has zero value to me; negative value if I actually use it.  I'd have to spend -at least- over double the cost of the box to rent a dress, ship it to me & at the end of the day, I have to send it back. [Not a dis on the RTR service, but the inclusion of this discount as an item I paid for].  

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If the issue is sorted that this can be applied as a gift card on purchases, then I've spoken too soon (& you can all shame me for it), but it's not looking promising at the moment. 

post #740 of 1046
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Originally Posted by brennn View Post

I'd have to say I agree with you on the bait 'n switch.  I signed up because I had seen all the earlier boxes and rationalized it by thinking even if I didn't like a particular item from the months I had seen, I could always easily think of a friend or family member who would.  This December box is my first one and I can't think of anyone who would like the items, myself, my friends or even my fifty something parents either.  I was just so underwhelmed when I opened the box.  I cancelled immediately. I've quickly realized this is not the service for me.
 
My giant pet peeve...I can't stand when something is called a "gift card" or a "reward" when it clearly isn't.  I didn't pay for this box to get a coupon (which is what it is. a coupon.) to another business where I have to make another purchase out of pocket. Especially if I have to spend a certain amount of money to apply said coupon. As another poster here mentioned, the shipping cost to rent a dress is more than the discount we've been given.  Coupons & discounts are great & save me (and all of us) loads on money on purchases I/we want to make. Just be honest with what they are.  This coupon for a dress rental inherently has zero value to me; negative value if I actually use it.  I'd have to spend -at least- over double the cost of the box to rent a dress, ship it to me & at the end of the day, I have to send it back. [Not a dis on the RTR service, but the inclusion of this discount as an item I paid for].  
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If the issue is sorted that this can be applied as a gift card on purchases, then I've spoken too soon (& you can all shame me for it), but it's not looking promising at the moment. 

I completely agree re: the RTR coupon code. It's completely worthless to me as well and when doing the math, has no great value that would even make me consider using it (especially because the idea of renting anything like clothes is not something I would ever do). Furthermore, it's a coupon and nothing more. To add it to the value of the box or refer to it as a gift card is deceptive and is bound to make more than a few subscribers angry. I'm hoping the luxury box will be better since that money is already long gone but I'm also canceling. As you said, I don't think this is the service for me and with this box, that has been made all too clear.
post #741 of 1046

This Rent the Runway company is EVERYWHERE right now! They are doing a great job marketing themselves. Birchbox, popsugar and I just saw that they have a free $25 giftcard on the WRAPP app. I personally am not a fan and probably won't be using my code. I got really excited when i saw that we would be able to use it on makeup and accessories and then got really bummed to see it was not the case.

 

Anyway it really sucks that popsugar decided to count this lame useless $30 card as part of the $100 vaule when clearly is is worthless since they are giving them out free everywhere. *sigh* icon_neutral.gif

post #742 of 1046

And $30 shipping?!? I spend $30 on my dresses instore and i keep them in my closest forever! lol. But really though I have no where to go that i need a $1000 dress and even if i did i bet i could pull the look off at a much cheaper price...

 

I just wanted some nail polish with my code! LOL. I have an addiction.

post #743 of 1046

Re: spoiler discussion. I personally find it helpful to see the spoiler before I get my box. I am actually still "surprised" when I see the items being revealed. This month I had the exact same reaction as back in July...anyway, I also helps to find out regarding this RTR code, that it is not working, I'll have 3 and wonder if I'll be able to combine them...so I can "rent" something for say "irony" $20 and pay like $70 for shipping and then spend time returning...yeah, unless we can use them to buy stuff, I am really not feeling these coupons.

post #744 of 1046

You changed your name!

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Originally Posted by Baberanza View Post

 

I think you're a little confused by the fact that MakeupTalk is a COMMUNITY, then. It's free to join and ANYONE is allowed. So regardless of anyone's reasoning for joining, they are allowed to do so and the point of these forums and threads is to talk and to speculate about the boxes we are receiving. I understand if you want everything to be a surprise, but at that point you shouldn't log into the thread. Understandably so, people started slipping with spoilers around page 14 or 15 or so, I believe, but this is still a community where we are all supposed to feel welcome to come discuss and share opinions on the box. The rest of the community shouldn't have to wait until you get your box to stop white-ing stuff out or adding a spoiler tag. Spoilers are posted out of courtesy, so being mean about them not being posted isn't going to make anyone want to use them that isn't doing so. Until it's a rule here on MuT, not necessarily everyone is going to follow and maintain that simple courtesy to others. Being mean (on either side) isn't going to improve the situation. You can simply ask others to use spoilers in the future. :)

post #745 of 1046

oh man, i was excited when the one poster said the rtr code could be used to buy stuff. I already picked out the stila lip glosses! When my box gets here, i'm still going to call them and try though. 

post #746 of 1046
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Originally Posted by coldrose View Post

oh man, i was excited when the one poster said the rtr code could be used to buy stuff. I already picked out the stila lip glosses! When my box gets here, i'm still going to call them and try though. 


Same here.  There have only been a few reports on either side of the issue, so I'm going to try anyway.  If it doesn't work for me personally I'll be writing PopSugar a very stern email about how they value the contents of their boxes, because I completely agree they couldn't count that $30 as part of the overall value.

post #747 of 1046
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Originally Posted by LisaLeah View Post

Could this possibly be for the Luxury Box? Even the dimensions seem bigger.

Nope, my luxury box has different dimension and a different weight as well. So strange! :)

post #748 of 1046

I tried to place an order on RTR for make-up and the code says:

 

"No products in your cart are eligible for this discount"

Then I added a dress rental and the code applied no problem.  So this code is ONLY for RENTALS.  Lame!

post #749 of 1046

I'm with a lot of you ladies on here and definitely feel I got the bait 'n switch.  Seeing unboxing videos on YouTube from months prior to November, I was super excited to be a part of this service.  The things they're including are not at all what I expected.  I wrote PopSugar a very lengthy email last month with my thoughts on the November box (and will be doing the same for December).  I was especially upset about the bracelet not fitting last month.  They did rectify the situation for me and I was happy about that and looking forward to my December box.  I think I got my expectations a little high since this was a holiday box.

 

For those that got the luxury box, I am still holding out hope for you.

 

I'm giving this service one more month and if it's terrible, I'm going to cancel immediately.

 

I completely agree with the poster that was talking about these gift certificates we're getting that are supposed to be like some prize.  If I can't use the RTR code on a purchase, it's completely useless to me.  I mean I got $25 just for signing up on their site.  It's a joke.  Last month the Canvas Pop promo was a joke, especially with the high shipping.  I still got something, but it's not really a gift when I'm shelling out more money to redeem it, you know?

post #750 of 1046

I have to say I am really disappointed too. I had already cancelled the box before I saw spoilers, since my finances are going to look different next year. 

After getting the same kind of gift card in my birchbox this month as well (where birchbox is 1/3 of the price) I am really disappointed with the RTR gift card. Plus, they don't have any dresses over size 16. There are plenty of designers out there that are now making plus size dresses. 

I was really excited about getting this month's box, but now I have already deleted my shipping notice and don't care when it arrives. 

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