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The shell tray: Not including a description, although beautiful imho makes me wonder what kind of piece this is. I really would like to know??

 

The bracelet: Def not made in Greece, Did some research and found what appears to be the exact same bracelet, made in China, selling for about $5.00 in alibaba.

 

 

Well that's not great to hear - I wonder if we should try and call them out on this? Incredibly disappointing, especially the bracelet.  I completely understand if people like the box, but I'm starting to feel a bit misled.

 

EDIT: Oh, yeah - the bracelet looks like stuff from alibaba.  http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20160213103120&SearchText=stardust+bracelet 

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@@LabiosRojos Excellent. Keep us posted. I would do the same, but I haven't had a chance to look at my box in person. I do think this was a big step down from the first box, regardless of the origin of the bracelet. I'll contact him as well when I'm able to look at everything. I'm curious if Liz at MSA ordered, and what her thoughts are.

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@@penny13 The only reason I feel the origin of the bracelet, and any other piece included in this sub boxes matters, is because according to their website:

 

"Indulge in and experience different regions of Greece and the magic of it's artists and makers with every delivery."

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I don't sub to this box but love reading about it. Thank you all who post about it and share pictures too so we can all see.

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I've written to Stavros also, asking him to provide information on the other items in the box and their artisans, and if they are not artisan-made to explain why they were included. (I agree with @@Reija that with Chinese knock-offs it's very possible they took an actual artisan item and mass-produced a copy, it happens all the time. But I need to hear from Stavros to know for sure.) I've suggested they make it a practice to include a sheet in each box with details on the items and artists, nothing fancy just something to give more information. And I've told him I'm not the only one who liked (some of) the items OK, but was overall disappointed in the box at this price point.

 

I hope to hear something soon... and about shipping for the Athens box, which was first to ship in Dec. then got pushed to "mid-Jan." but now it's mid-Feb. and still nothing. Sadly, I'm losing faith in these folks, I hope they get their act together ASAP or it's bye-bye from me.

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@@Reija Oh, for sure - completely possible. If anything, hopefully this would be a good reminder to include some kind of information on the artists (like @@DianeER suggests). It does strike me as odd that one item has tons of info but the other two...nothing.

 

I tried to go back and see if there was any value promised on this box, but didn't find anything. I think compared to the first box it's lacking, which makes me even more curious to see what the story is.

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This is disappointing. I loved the first box and ended up subscribing for the year, but I have decided no special edition boxes from anyone anymore.  With the exception of one I got from Oui Please in which I actually new all the items included, I have been disappointed in Yogi Surprise, Luxor Box, PSMH, MSA Kloverbox "special editions".  I am sticking with my regular subscriptions and not buying any special boxes.  I would not have been happy with this box either.  I knew it was not for me from the first spoiler.  I do hope Stavros will come true with some information about the items and I hope that the Athens box will be stronger (and wil actually arrive).  Diane ER you have been their biggest cheerleader.  I hope they come through for you.

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It does look like the gold pouch alone is 137 euros, so that makes up the bulk of value of the box.  I think they really need to work on their communication and their shipping schedules or they will lose a lot of their customer base.  Still waiting on the Athens parcel which was supposed to ship in December and the spoiler which was supposed to be posted 8 days ago.

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It does look like the gold pouch alone is 137 euros, so that makes up the bulk of value of the box.  I think they really need to work on their communication and their shipping schedules or they will lose a lot of their customer base.  Still waiting on the Athens parcel which was supposed to ship in December and the spoiler which was supposed to be posted 8 days ago.

And I hate that pouch?  What would make anyone think that's an idea for a necklace?  So wish I did not waste my money on this box.  If I had known about that necklace at the time I placed my order, I would not have ordered.  Nor will I ever again order from this company.

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Diane ER,  have you heard from Stavros.  If I don't hear anything by Monday, I am going to file a refund claim with paypal.  I really liked the first box and went to a year subscription but the shipping, the failure to communicate and the other problems with this box make me believe that it is time to file my claim.

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Diane ER,  have you heard from Stavros.  If I don't hear anything by Monday, I am going to file a refund claim with paypal.  I really liked the first box and went to a year subscription but the shipping, the failure to communicate and the other problems with this box make me believe that it is time to file my claim.

I would just file it first, you can always cancel it. 

 

It takes a long time.  It starts with a dispute. Requires them to respond (and there is a long window). Then you can make it a claim (again, requires them to respond, which allows a few weeks). Then you have to respond. Then paypal reviews.  Your money can be stuck a long time. 

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Anyone hear anything from them recently? I know I still haven't gotten an answer re: Valentine's box, and it seems like their Facebook has gotten very quiet. I'm hoping they are just busy shipping the next box for those who ordered it? =/

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They sent something that said there was going to be a spoiler on last Thursday,  Of course no spoiler.  Also, said to hang on a couple more days and they would give us more information and ship.  I don't think he was prepared to run a business and if it doesn't ship by March 15th,  I am filing my claim. I love the products and the first box was amazing, but the lack of communication, deliberate avoidance of any response to questions posted on social media, late shipping and the disappointing Valentine's day box, makes me think that I will be trying to get  my money back.m well and really hope he can develop a better business plan going forward.  

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I personally would file now - and cancel later.  You don't want to get in a situation where they fold (and take your money). Hopefully that wouldn't be the case, but for a box that launched last Aug/Sept and only put out 1 box (and supposed to come every other month) it doesnt look good. 

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he sent something which asked us to hold on and presented one spoiler , a beautiful pair of earrings, and promised another spoiler the next day which never came.  I emailed 3 days ago asking exactly when the box will ship - no response.  If I don't hear anything by COB tomorrow I am filing the claim over the weekend.  I will not cancel it as I filed a claim with the first box which finally shipped, but I have had it with the delays and false promises.  The items are beautiful, but the business practice is too erratic,  For the first box, I went month to month, but then went to annual.  I just don't want to deal with it anymore even though the items are very nice.

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he sent something which asked us to hold on and presented one spoiler , a beautiful pair of earrings, and promised another spoiler the next day which never came.  I emailed 3 days ago asking exactly when the box will ship - no response.  If I don't hear anything by COB tomorrow I am filing the claim over the weekend.  I will not cancel it as I filed a claim with the first box which finally shipped, but I have had it with the delays and false promises.  The items are beautiful, but the business practice is too erratic,  For the first box, I went month to month, but then went to annual.  I just don't want to deal with it anymore even though the items are very nice.

 

Same here - I purchased the first month then switched to the annual. I wrote him an email yesterday asking for a ship date for Vol 2 and Vol 3 as he originally stated Vol 3 would ship on March 15th. He wrote me this morning that he received my email and would respond by COB Athens time. Not really sure why he took the time to write that but not answer all of my questions. Basically told him I didnt want to have to file a claim but did want to recieve what I had paid for. We'll see what he says. 

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I'm sure there are some logistics involved but that should be worked out before launching.  Or at minimum tell everyone it's on pause and that these are being worked out. But trust that all 6 boxes will be coming in the 12 month period, starting x date (not stringing along). 

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I got the same response as you ShuShu.  No response by Sunday and i file.  I think if 3-4 of us file, it might wake them up and force them to be more responsive.

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I got the same response also. I will file this weekend if I don't get a satisfactory response.

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I filed with paypal. Nothing he can do now will result in me cancelling my claim.  There are too many boxes that actually send the product and communicate with their customers and I am dropping those that don't and don't remedy the problem. 

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I am going to have to call Paypal tomorrow. I had earlier placed a dispute on my payment and Stavros managed to talk me out of it, and now it is not eligible to be re-opened. Perhaps if I call them, they will allow a reopening. I sure hope so, that's a lot of money to lose with no receipt of goods from the seller. Wish me luck.

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Posted on their Facebook page this afternoon:
 

 

 

We hope you had a wonderful weekend and could recharge a lot. 
For our Athenean Vol.2 we wanted to share the information that as you know shipment was delayed, but by the end of next week we will send out the parcels. We know that you will love the box. We had to change a lot in regards of the logistic and have learned as well a lot along the process. The usual program was set to be that mid February our Vol.2 would be ready and in April Vol.3. on top we are working on our online shop and one on site facility in the USA, to avoid any customs or shipment delays. Unfortunately we have communicated that Vol.3 would be already ready mid March. To be still in the program and also try to make everything happened in time and get all members happy we will do our best to arrange Vol.3 during the the last week of March/ first week of April.
We hope for your understanding. We want to be transparent and share as much as we can. Your Ellada Lane Team

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I wish I could believe him, but there have been just too many misrepresentations.   I do not feel I can cancel my claim again. At the very least, I no longer feel comfortable having the annual membership.  

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At least they are saying *something*, I suppose? I'm still frustrated we never got information on the Valentine box, despite being asked multiple times.

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