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Well, it doesn't even shock me anymore. I guess I got to expect all sorts of crap from Memebox. Will probably buy sth this last week as a way of saying a final goodbye and move on to other things/places. I just think it's a seriously bad move and Memebox is digging its own grave,

 

It's been fun while it lasted, now it's time to step away. I'm just going to miss this forum and all of you, ladies  :(

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What will happen to Luckybox 14 to be shipped on Feb 24?

 

I've received 50+ boxes and shop orders and never had an issue. I hope they will resume shipping to Australia in the not too distant future.

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Tbh when they removed Norway, India and the other countries it was the beginning of the end for Other countries.

See...I was surprised when they did that because why bother when you're going to cut everyone out just a few weeks later?? It was confusing to me because I thought I saw the bad US-only future approaching, but then that happened and it seemed like a sign that maybe they were going to be sane and just try to cut only those countries that are more difficult to ship to.

 

I honestly think that we need to consider this a point of rupture and call everything up until 13 or 10 February Memebox Global and then look at Memebox USA as a related but different era. It won't be the same at all, even for the people in the US--the brands will be different, the values will be different, I hope very much that the CS and marketing will be different. Pretty much everything will change--hopefully more of the bad than the good.

 

I'm going to wait and see what's up, but I've been re-diversifying my blog for a bit and looking to see what's next elsewhere. Memebox USA is going to be a very very tough sell to existing customers, but it may be good enough for people who are much newer to Korean beauty.

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What will happen to Luckybox 14 to be shipped on Feb 24?

 

I've received 50+ boxes and shop orders and never had an issue. I hope they will resume shipping to Australia in the not too distant future.

Everything ordered before Feb 10th will be shipped to you.  The email wasn't very clear so I asked Lauren and she said it doesn't matter when it ships as long as you order before the 10th.

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See...I was surprised when they did that because why bother when you're going to cut everyone out just a few weeks later?? It was confusing to me because I thought I saw the bad US-only future approaching, but then that happened and it seemed like a sign that maybe they were going to be sane and just try to cut only those countries that are more difficult to ship to.

 

I honestly think that we need to consider this a point of rupture and call everything up until 13 or 10 February Memebox Global and then look at Memebox USA as a related but different era. It won't be the same at all, even for the people in the US--the brands will be different, the values will be different, I hope very much that the CS and marketing will be different. Pretty much everything will change--hopefully more of the bad than the good.

 

I'm going to wait and see what's up, but I've been re-diversifying my blog for a bit and looking to see what's next elsewhere. Memebox USA is going to be a very very tough sell to existing customers, but it may be good enough for people who are much newer to Korean beauty.

I'm definitely going to grab a few boxes that are available now, as I'm worried that the US boxes won't have the great value and odd products.

 

As much as it sucks, it does seem to make sense as a business move. Memebox Global was originally Memebox USA, I think, and it seems like they always wanted to break into the American market. With so much of their attention diverted to global operations, I think it's probably been dificult for them to make much progress in the US (I don't think anybody I know outside of these online forums has actually heard of Memebox unless I've told them, and that's definitely not the case with Birchbox, for example).

 

I am sad about the end of the Memebox Global era.

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Well.

 

I just got more information...

 

It will now be Memebox USA. Memebox USA will ship USA Memeboxes to the USA. They will be curated and shipped from the USA.

 

There will be no more International Memeshop.

 

ETA: So if you are in the USA and you want something from the International Memeshop that you can't get from the USA shop, you need to get it before the 10th.

Well, I just picked up a few staples from the Memeshop, and will probably do so a few more times before its farewell.

 

After a whirl-wind romance, I sorta feel like I've been dumped on my ass and given the "It's-Not-You-It's-Me" speech.

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Nah memebox global started as global and only started us only in about september I think. Some countries were removed for a few weeks then welcomed back in.

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Yeah we did speculate this long enough. Annoyingly they did not address this early and their employees encouraged Internationals to join their new affiliate program. Wow.  <_<

 

This has happened a few months back of course, and a few countries ended up being cut from the shipping list. It made everyone scramble to buy boxes, only to find that their country is reinstated into the list. This time around it does not sound like a ploy, with all the US things going on for awhile. If it is, I think investigators should flood in.  :huh:

 

I'm not amused to have woken up to this, clearly. 

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Well, I just picked up a few staples from the Memeshop, and will probably do so a few more times before its farewell.

 

After a whirl-wind romance, I sorta feel like I've been dumped on my ass and given the "It's-Not-You-It's-Me" speech.

You sound like you walked back into their house to pick up your stuff and leave for good. Lol I hope its a good breakup for me too. Bye, drama.

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Nah memebox global started as global and only started us only in about september I think. Some countries were removed for a few weeks then welcomed back in.

I remember using a look-back type application for the website, and it seemed to be called Memebox USA originally. They then changed to Memebox Global, and then later opened the USA shop.

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Must of been very early tbh...

Found it:

https://web.archive.org/web/20131225111811/http://www.memebox.com/global/

 

That is from December of 2013.

 

Back to the discussion at hand--this move definitely seems like it will change the culture of Memebox, and I'm not sure if I will continue to buy boxes if it changes too drastically. I am going to try to keep an open mind, though.

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lol it was my one year anniversary with memebox three days ago... Is this my present?

A combo anniversary/Valentine's Day present for you, with love from Memebox :/

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You sound like you walked back into their house to pick up your stuff and leave for good. Lol I hope its a good breakup for me too. Bye, drama.

TBH, I've been seeing a few companies on the side...but it still smarts a little to be dumped unawares. Knowing me, I'll still take Memebox back...When it comes to matters of the heart and fabulous skin, I can't let go cold turkey...lol...

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Holy crap I've just been woken by my phone and fanserviced tagging me . I've had no email or info and I'm late for work . And a shit ton of comments to read . Grrrrr

What the hell has happened

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Writing seemed to be on the wall a while back when they started moving stuff to the US that they wanted to focus there. Personally I think its a bad business decision as the US can already get many of the Korean brands direct from the actual stores so why pay a middle man inflated prices? International customers have little or no access to physical stores so are a captive audience so actually made more sense to set up in Europe but this is memebox where logic seems to go out the window (along in this case with profits).

 

I'm at meme overload anyway so its not a great loss in that respect. Will miss this forum though as lots of lovely ladies from all over the world.

 

Whether memebox decide in the future to deliver to other countries, this forum would never be the same as there would be a US / international spilt as the US would get different products anyway.

 

It was fun while it lasted. My last box set is the valentine set - nice farewell birthday present :)

 

Postie will be happy I suppose as no more pink boxes to lug round his round.

 

Testerkorea here I come....

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Well it's nothing we didn't expect we spoke about it pre Xmas. We went through this last year in February and march then when sales dropped to rock bottom and the boxes stayed up for sale for a month they welcomed us back .

It does seem like new affiliate starts tomorrow that feb is the month it all happens .

 

My last luckybox in the bundle ships after the date but the email says all boxes after the date will be shipped early .

 

 

The box party week die suspicion to me as a last farewell party hense why I grabbed the pinkaholic .

 

Oh well no more selling pictures of boxes on omstagram from me . The groups on Facebook better be ready for back lash and sulking then the lack of memebers once they leave .

 

Oh well off to find something different to buy .

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I'm so mad beyond words.. Can't even..
I've prob spent over 5000$ on this shady shitty company and this is what you give me. Hope you ship sink sooner than later. Memebox is srsly digging its own grave. Not gonna pitty buy some of the boxes I were going to, you're not even getting a penny more from me.

Sorry, I'm just so mad :/

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So, it's officially over for me too.

I just think it is very shady of them to process affiliate earnings AFTER the last order date Feb 10th.

And a 9 days notice, not cool.

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And watch as all the existing boxes they had on the site suddenly sell out VERY quickly as folk try to grab what they can before they can't get any more...

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