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post #751 of 1046

I, too, am quite disappointed with the box. I put too much hope in the December box... assuming that they were going to have extra goodies or something. BUT I can't get myself to cancel my subscription because I'm hoping they'll redeem themselves on the January bag. Since it's a new year, I hope they'll have a lot of "fresh" start goodies such as organizational stuff like planners or organizers! I love those.. and I would love to see them in the January box. I'm torn!

 

Btw, I have a canvas pop and RTR code that I am willing to trade for a stylemint code!

post #752 of 1046

Out of curiosity, will RTR combine a bunch of dresses in one rental with one shipping fee? BC then I could see it being worth it, if you had a friend getting married and a bunch of people rented dresses together on one account, or you rented a few for the wedding weekend, etc. 

 

I wonder if a plus-size-only dress rental company would make a lot of money--a lot of the plus size women I know hate shopping around, trying to find the right clothes for special events and stores don't really cater to them enough. Wish I had the time and money to start a business like that. 

post #753 of 1046

my gf who uses RTR all the time told me that normally the dresses she orders are over $100-$150 so there is no shipping charge, She thinks only under $100 is where they charge the huge shipping charge!!!  This is unfortunate because I don't plan on renting a used dress for over the $75 price, oh well. I'm still overall happy with the box not overjoyed but since i have the flu this week the teas and mugs are coming into good use. Also I plan on gifting the minimergency kit for my secret santa at work.  Now where is my damn luxury box!!

post #754 of 1046

Maybe they slacked on this box because they had such a surge of demand starting in Sept?  If they're sold out two months in advance, there's no need to really make subscribers as happy.... if you unsub, there is someone waiting to take your place.  Unlike BB, these aren't free samples provided by companies (though I'm sure they are sold to PopSugar at a ridiculously low wholesale rate), so you get a much higher profit margin sending $100 value boxes over $150, and you'll still have the same number of subscribers. 

post #755 of 1046

Woohoo - I got my box today. I'm with a lot of you: I'm somewhat disappointed. It could've been a lot better! But now that I have my box, it's okay. I'll definitely use it all. Except for the RTR thing. 3.gif

post #756 of 1046

I've just emailed PopSugar to clarify the RTR issue. I'll let you know what they say. If they actually get back to me, since I'm also writing about how disappointed I am in this box.

post #757 of 1046
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Originally Posted by Jules712 View Post

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?

 

How did they rectify the bracelet that didn't fit for you? 

 

I wrote them an email about the same problem and they told me "thanks for the feedback and to try and stretch the bracelet because leather will stretch". 

 

I am not impressed with their CS.

 

And, I am not impressed with the December box and the coupon they are masquerading as a gift card. 

post #758 of 1046
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Originally Posted by nicepenguins View Post

Out of curiosity, will RTR combine a bunch of dresses in one rental with one shipping fee? BC then I could see it being worth it, if you had a friend getting married and a bunch of people rented dresses together on one account, or you rented a few for the wedding weekend, etc. 

 

I wonder if a plus-size-only dress rental company would make a lot of money--a lot of the plus size women I know hate shopping around, trying to find the right clothes for special events and stores don't really cater to them enough. Wish I had the time and money to start a business like that. 

 

I know I'd rent from a plus-size dress rental company. There's so many wonderful 500+ dollar gowns in Nordstroms/Bloomingdales that I'd love to wear for an evening but can't justify purchasing outright. 

post #759 of 1046

Does anyone have an actual email address for their customer service? I submitted something through the form and checked the box to be sent a copy of it, which I've not received. So I wonder if it actually went through.

post #760 of 1046

I would like to trade my RTR code for a canvaspop discount. Please let me know if you are interested.
 

post #761 of 1046

At least you have an estimated arrival date... Mine says N/A I'm assuming I will get Monday fingers crossed

post #762 of 1046

I am n/a too, though I think it will be Monday or Tuesday
 

post #763 of 1046
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Also, had the RTR code been for more than just rentals, I would have totally made this box for me, even though there is no fitness stuff.

As for the spoiler thing, I am one who wants spoilers as they make me enjoy both the box and the waiting process.  That said, I totally use the spoiler tags because I respect those who do not want to be spoilers. Though if seeing spoilers would ruin my experience, I would stop checking the minute someone posts that they got their tracking number.

post #764 of 1046
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Originally Posted by page5 View Post


They tried to tell me the same thing about it stretching and I told them that it was off about 2 inches. They finally fixed it by sending me some extra goodies from prior months boxes. I also ended up getting rings to fix the bracelet at Michael's so it all worked out.

I wrote them an email about the same problem and they told me "thanks for the feedback and to try and stretch the bracelet because leather will stretch". 

I am not impressed with their CS.

And, I am not impressed with the December box and the coupon they are masquerading as a gift card. 
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Originally Posted by page5 View Post

How did they rectify the bracelet that didn't fit for you? 

They tried to tell me the same thing about it stretching and I told them that it was off about 2 inches. They finally fixed it by sending me some extra goodies from prior months boxes. I also ended up getting rings to fix the bracelet at Michael's so it all worked out.
post #765 of 1046

if anyone wants more, you can get those mugs and the teaforte stuff at tj maxx for pretty cheap. that's where i always get mine

post #766 of 1046

also if anyone wants more RTR, wrapp.com has free $25 gift cards, and my birchbox just came with a $50 one

post #767 of 1046
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Originally Posted by javagirl87 View Post

if anyone wants more, you can get those mugs and the teaforte stuff at tj maxx for pretty cheap. that's where i always get mine

 

Oooh details on Tea Forte plx? How much is it?

post #768 of 1046

I received my box yesterday and I am OK with it, however I am the least excited about this one than my previous boxes (started subbing in September so it's all been a bit downhill from there). I always end up using some of the items from the boxes as gifts, so here's where I stand:

 

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Mugs - I am keeping for myself. I like the idea and wouldn't by them for myself
Tea - Keeping for myself. I am a tea drinker so I'll use these
Soap - Giving away. The scent was too strong and, how do I say this delicately: old-fashioned. I'll give this to my aunt. I would have preferred one of the Fresh soaps, they're the same retail price and chicer and better smelling.
GoSwipe - Keeping for myself. I am a bit annoyed that they consider this an actual item under the "Must Have Tech" umbrella and not an extra. The value is so minimal that it should have been considered an extra.
RTW Coupon - Likely won't use. You can get a $50 credit just by newly joining their site, so this is not a good deal.
Candycanes - Giving away. Will add to various gifts. Again, annoyed that this was considered "Must Have Food" versus an extra since the value is so low.

Anyone else annoyed by the lack of "extras" in this box? Every other month has had "extras".
 

post #769 of 1046

My boyfriend ordered a game on Amazon Prime this week that shipped Smart Post and it's already here.icon_rolleyes.gif My tracking still says it made it to the Phoenix FedEx location.

post #770 of 1046

My box arrives tomorrow.  Even thought I've already read the spoilers and know what's in it, I'm still excited.  Even MORE excited about the Lux box that's on it's way.  

post #771 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. :)

 

Haha, I'm not sure who you think was being "mean" but I can assure you I wasn't confused until I read your post. You say it's a community, where "ANYONE" is allowed, but then you go on to say that some people shouldn't be here. It is indeed a community where anyone is allowed, which is why it's nice to respect that some people don't want to be spoiled the second the first box shows up on instagram (which is literally what happened - I posted the first link, with a spoiler alert, and by the next post people were already talking openly about what was in it). You said yourself that using spoiler alerts is a courtesy... I'm not sure how asking people to be courteous is mean.

post #772 of 1046
Just got my box and one of the mugs was cracked. So upsetting!
post #773 of 1046
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Originally Posted by Kerryliz View Post

 

Haha, I'm not sure who you think was being "mean" but I can assure you I wasn't confused until I read your post. You say it's a community, where "ANYONE" is allowed, but then you go on to say that some people shouldn't be here. It is indeed a community where anyone is allowed, which is why it's nice to respect that some people don't want to be spoiled the second the first box shows up on instagram (which is literally what happened - I posted the first link, with a spoiler alert, and by the next post people were already talking openly about what was in it). You said yourself that using spoiler alerts is a courtesy... I'm not sure how asking people to be courteous is mean.

there were some that were upset that some ppl didn't use spoilers.  i think spoilers are good to use, and i think many people were trying to use them, or didn't realize what was happening. with the quote system, who you quote something with a spoiler, it doesn't automatically hide it, and with whited out words, it shows up on the blue background when they are quoted. i think some people log on without reading everything and without realizing some people are going spoiler free. and with others, i'm guessing there were unintentional tech difficulties. so i just agree that if you are spoiler free you can't really be upset when i don't think anyone was purposely trying to "spoil"

post #774 of 1046

"Check out POPSUGAR'S monthly subscription. The team's editors curate a box filled with their favorites in fashion, beauty, home, and fitness — delivered right to your door. With the code INSIDER, get your first month of a six-month subscription free!" brings down to almost $26 per box, good deal, me thinks, hope it helps!

*Code expires on 12/20/12 at 11:59 PT

from oprah

 

I have 1 referral left for a free box, I would be extremely happy if someone decided to use my referral code via pm.


Edited by Eleda - 12/14/12 at 3:31pm
post #775 of 1046

My box just got here! I must say, I was prepared to be disappointed because everyone else was. This is my first Popsugar box. It may not be September's box (which is the one that got me to want to subscribe) but it's not too bad. I still have the luxury box to look forward to. If that doesn't wow me, I'm cutting my losses and unsubscribing because I can't afford to keep it up. With that all being said:

 

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The mugs: I loved. I've been needing new mugs for my tea habit.
Tea: I thought the packaging was so cute! I'm definitely keeping the pretty box. I probably have too much tea, but I don't think that's possible.
Peppermint sticks: I ate one and it was yummy. But I love peppermint anything.
Minimergency kit: It's cute. Has quite a bit for being so tiny. I was expecting it to be bigger though. I guess it is mini after all.
Soap: Not really feeling this one. The scent is weird.
Goswype: This is seriously considered an item? It seems more like an extra and shouldn't count as an item.

post #776 of 1046
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eleda View Post

"Check out POPSUGAR'S monthly subscription. The team's editors curate a box filled with their favorites in fashion, beauty, home, and fitness — delivered right to your door. With the code INSIDER, get your first month of a six-month subscription free!" brings down to almost $26 per box, good deal, me thinks, hope it helps!

*Code expires on 12/20/12 at 11:59 PT

from oprah

 

I have 1 referral left for a free box, I would be extremely happy if someone decided to use my referral code via pm.

 

Very tempting, but the way the last few boxes have been, I don't know if I can commit that kind of cash toward 6 months! 

 

I also need one more referral to get a free box and was hoping for a great December box to show my friends that are on the fence.  I hope the one that DID sign up likes this current one or I will feel bad.  :(

post #777 of 1046
Hi! For those of you interested in a RTR like company for plus size clothes, check out Gwynnie Bee. They stock sizes 10-26.
post #778 of 1046
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Originally Posted by Rach212 View Post

Very tempting, but the way the last few boxes have been, I don't know if I can commit that kind of cash toward 6 months!
 

I also need one more referral to get a free box and was hoping for a great December box to show my friends that are on the fence.  I hope the one that DID sign up likes this current one or I will feel bad.  frown.gif
Me too. I was hoping to post my pic and wow at least one friend so that i get my free box but this box is embarrassing to post and admit that i payed $35 on it. frown.gif hopefully january is awesome. I just want 1 free box and i'll feel better about tgis lame box
post #779 of 1046

WOW. 29 hours (ok, 28 hours, 59 minutes) to go from PHX FedEx location to PHX SmartPost location. Color me amazed.

post #780 of 1046

my box came with the mugs in pieces and i emailed them saying it doesn't look like it is your fault you packed it very well but it is not my fault either and if there is anything you can do about it. They sent me an email back right away saying they will send new ones out once they get more, so i am really happy about that because that and the tea was the only thing i was looking forward to and i agree the cloth should not be considered anything but a free little thing they throw in.  

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