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#1 **~Linda~**

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    Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:01 PM

    I have no clue how long this will turn out to be so forgive me if its a long vent . Back in May i contacted an amazingly sweet seller at Etsy about making my custom jewelry for me and my bridesmaids as a gift from me to them for the wedding. FI and I have a joint paypal account and everything, in all honesty arrives at his house in NY. I usually send the vendors an email letting them know our situation and asking them to forward the merchandise to my house. This time I wasn't so diligent and just let it go due to the fact that i would be up at FI's for the full summer at the end of June. After i placed my order the merchandise arrived at the FI house promptly and i was ecstatic to be able to see them! You have to understand this jewelry took literally ten zillion emails to get to the design that i thought would be perfect for my girls and myself. When my FI picked me up from the airport i remember telling him to rush to the house so I could see the "stuff" lol! I was thrilled, they were gorgeous! I quickly tried it on and noticed a little something (dumb mistake #1), my bracelet didnt fit. I remeasured my wrists the bracelet and I couldn't for the life of me figure out what the heck i did wrong. My wrists was the measurement that i sent out and the bracelet was the measurement that the vendor had told me it would be but alas it didn't fit. I promptly contacted the vendor and she very gracefully asked me to send it over to her for resizing. She had stated that she was at her mom's house in USA(she is originally from UK) and that if I could send it there shipping would be quicker etc. and I would get my item sooner!
    (my dumb mistake#2) With everything going on and the NYC reception planning as well while i was in NY I didn't even have time to breathe so hence I didn't send it.
    After that family issues occurred once i got back home and one thing led to another. Took me 2 darn weeks to the girls to try on their bracelets and figured out one of the BM's bracelet didn't fit comfortably as well(BM admitted afterwords she guesstimated her measurement! I think this falls under the category of dumb mistake #3, trusting your bridesmaid when she says she measured it!!)
    Finally 2 and a half months later I got to send the darn package. I was in such a rush that day that i filled out the addy(headed straight for the UK) per the instructions that were given to me so that it wouldn't get delayed at customs and sent it! Recontacted the vendor who again sweetly replied she would let me know once the package arrived. Then i remembered, dumb mistake #4, i didn't freaking put a darn tracking number on the gosh darn package!!!!!!!
    So all of this vent leads to this.. It has been a month since i sent out the package, estimated delivery time from PR to the UK was about 10-15 days. I'm flipping out because my only jewelry was my bracelet and my earrings of which i have no bracelet to show since its MIA in the postal service. Purchasing another one is expensive due to the fact that I not only have to purchase mine but the BM again since i have no clue where this package is at and don't know if it will ever appear. Urgh! Im so extremely annoyed at myself at this point and honestly just plain 'ol angry. Id really like not to spend the money with both receptions going on and us trying to purchase a house in NY ATM we are trying to save everywhere we can but i have no clue if I have any other way out and I think knowing that makes me even more upset!

    Thanks for listening to my rant!

    #2 josee

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      Posted 03 November 2009 - 11:08 AM

      WOW what a stroy!!! I don't really know what to say except how sorry I am for you. I hope that the package will turn out soon and that everything will be fine! Sending big hugs your way!!!

      #3 SusieQ

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        Posted 03 November 2009 - 11:17 AM

        Sending you good karma hun... this is going to work out.....

        #4 super19

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          Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:52 PM

          How disappointing! Sending more good vibes your way and hoping for a very happy ending.

          #5 jenninjamaica

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            Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:40 PM

            Hopefully all the good vibes we are sending help you. Good luck!

            #6 FutureMrsRell

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              Posted 03 November 2009 - 11:23 PM

              Good Luck! Do you have any pics of the jewelery? I'd love to see what took a zillion emails to design!!! LOL! =)

              #7 roo66

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                Posted 04 November 2009 - 07:02 AM

                Hi,i hope i can shed some light on your missing package.There is an ongoing postal strike here in the uk so the mail is taking ages to get to us.We have noticed at work a drop in post arriving.So hang on in there it is probably caught up in the backlog.Ihope it arrives soon and is not lost forever.xx

                #8 ACDCDCAC

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                Posted 04 November 2009 - 09:43 AM

                oh wow that stinks thanks to roo for the info, hopefully it will show up asap!

                ps, kudos to venting about yourself! so many brides want to try and place the blame on anyone else, but it takes a big person to admit when you are wrong :)

                #9 lily17bear

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                  Posted 04 November 2009 - 10:09 AM

                  aww, hun, I just want to give you a gigantic hug and tell you it'll all be ok. You had so much stuff going on at once, you can't be so hard on yourself. Please keep us posted with any updates, and more hugs and good vibes are going your way.

                  #10 vlynnw

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                    Posted 04 November 2009 - 10:15 AM

                    Oh wow that's awful, I hope everything works out for you.
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