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#41 marooon13

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:18 PM

Thanks for the heads up- Any idea how much they cost in Playa del Carmen? I am debating between ordering them now or waiting until we are in Playa. Taking them down there just seems like a hassle :o/
 

Originally Posted by MJKH 

Hey all!

 

Our wedding has now come and gone, but I wanted to share my experience re: maracas.  Last summer, I contacted Amols and because I was uncertain about the colors of their maracas, they graciously agreed to send samples of those I was considering...really awesome customer service!!!  However, I was on an etsy kick at the time and ended up paying A LOT MORE MONEY to order personalized maracas thru "Suzy Q's" (SusieSuesCuteDesigns) on etsy...and what a BAD, BAD, mistake that was.  Even though I ordered my maracas in October, they didn't show up until the middle of January this year (I'm positive they kept bumping our order for weddings with dates before ours).  I asked for bright fuschia...I got a muddy rose colour.  Our names and wedding dates came completely smudged.  We had no recourse thru Paypal because of the length of time between placing and receiving the order.  When I contacted the shop owner, she apologized but was not prepared to do anything for us (like, what could she do when we were leaving for our wedding a week or so after her maracas arrived!)...we didn't see a dime back!!!  Long story short, they're sitting in my basement in a box...we didn't take them to Mexico because they looked so bad...the day will come soon that I must swallow my pride and throw my $300 order of maracas in the garbage! : (  

 

Knowing what I know now, I DEFINITELY would have ordered from Amols.  You can purchase the exact same maracas in towns like Playa del Carmen, but the stores keep them in large baskets that people rummage thru/play around in and they get really roughed up.  I would have had a hard time finding them in as nice condition as yours came in from Amols.  

 

So, sadly...no maracas at our wedding...I did get a picture though of me with a sad face shaking a maraca in a store in Playa! ; )



 



#42 BunnyBride

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    Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:36 PM


    I am debating the same thing. I might end up waiting until we get there to buy them.  I am bringing so much stuff with me anyway....
     

    Originally Posted by marooon13 

    Thanks for the heads up- Any idea how much they cost in Playa del Carmen? I am debating between ordering them now or waiting until we are in Playa. Taking them down there just seems like a hassle :o/
     



     



     



    #43 MJKH

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      Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:26 AM

      Here was a picture taken in front of one of the shops on 5th Ave in Playa...it looks like the medium maracas like those from Amols were $1 (USD), the large $2 (USD) and they also had some natural-brown varnished maracas with engravings for $1.50 (USD) each that I thought were cool...but prices varied a bit from store to store if I remember correctly.  And that's listed prices...without bartering!  I would look for a shop keeper/worker who you can communicate effectively with and ask if they have what you need with stock in the back.  The ones in the bins were really rough looking!  

       

       

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      #44 MJKH

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        Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:47 AM

        Oh, and I forgot to mention that the prices in this shop were PER MARACA, not per pair.  Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Amol's prices are PER PAIR.



        #45 coconoir1908

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          Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:59 AM


          you are correct amsols maracas price is per pair
           

          Originally Posted by MJKH 

          Oh, and I forgot to mention that the prices in this shop were PER MARACA, not per pair.  Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Amol's prices are PER PAIR.



           



          #46 Sharon99

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            Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:56 AM

            Does anyone have any extras they want to get rid of?

            I need 5 more...thought I would ask here before I order them.



            #47 stella331

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              Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:17 PM

              I just ordered the medium size maracas in pink from amols. Hopefully they will be the right size.
              46 booked and counting!

              #48 stella331

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                Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:36 AM

                I just got my pink maracas in:)  Color and size are perfect.  I def. suggest ordering from Amols!


                46 booked and counting!

                #49 shan0487

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                Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:43 AM

                Originally Posted by stella331 

                I just got my pink maracas in:)  Color and size are perfect.  I def. suggest ordering from Amols!

                Wow, that was fast!!! Did you have to specially order the pink medium ones?



                #50 sandybeach

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                  Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:37 AM

                  Has anyone seen in person/ ordered the tropical maracas?Wondering what these look like. They are only 5" those hmm..that might be a little too tiny.

                  http://www.amols.com...ropical-maracas

                   






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