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January 16, 2014

The Something Store: TOTAL RIPOFF!!!!!!!!!!

Last summer I found out about a website called The Something Store: The Joy of Surprise.  Their website states:

Your Something May Be Anything
It may be something you need, something you want or something you desire. Your something may be a cool shiny gadget, rare book, party game, handmade necklace, reverse clock, box of gourmet chocolates, popular video game, portable table tennis set, pashmina scarf, set of kitchen knives, pair of handmade earrings, garden tool, kitchen appliance, unique home decor item, electronic equipment, fine crafting tool or an office supply item... Your something will be a brand new item; not used or refurbished.

I was intrigued.  I love grab bags.  Their cheapest 'something' is $10 and you are 'guaranteed' to get a product worth at least $10.  You can also buy $20 somethings too.  I went with the $10 package.  My stepdaughter wanted to try it too, so I ordered 2 somethings which finally showed up in sealed envelopes.  I let her choose which one she wanted, and then we opened them.  Because we were doing this outside on a freezing cold day, I didn't get a picture of her something.  She got some weird brand of body mist that had some amusing drawn graphics on the box, depicting a girl doing an angular back bend.  This is a web image of it:


But mine was beyond lame.  It was wallowing in lameness.  I got a freakin NECKTIE.  What the hell am I going to do with a necktie?  And don't say 'give it to Russell'.  It isn't even pretty.

Despite their claim that it is brand new and not used or refurbished, this necktie has stains on it.

The tie is 'Manhattan' brand and all I could find matching that online was on eBay, where the ties were listed from .99 to about $8.00.  

I sent them an email expressing my extreme dissatisfaction but I have yet to receive a response and don't hold out much hope that I will.  I would love my money back but I'm sure that won't happen either.  

The Something Store is a total ripoff.  Don't waste your money on their garbage.  I wish I hadn't.

11 comments:

  1. makes you think all sellers on ebay are like this doesn't even if they are not,thanks for stopping by Speedy's blog,xx Rachel

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    1. I think ebay is more reputable than this place.

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  2. I tend to err on the side of EXTREME caution when it comes to stuff for sale on the Net. I've bought ONE thing from Ebay, but was so stressed out over whether I was being ripped off or not, despite the goods being as described when they landed, I've never used it again.

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    1. In all my years of buying off ebay I only encountered one problem and once I got the Attorney General's office involved, my money was immediately refunded. I've gotten lots of stuff off ebay too.

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  3. Maybe you could cut up the tie and use it one of your fabulous crafts? Then at least it wouldn't be a total loss, Sorry to hear you got took. Thanks for the warning about this place! ♥

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    1. I thought about it but it's just such an ugly, drab tie. It's like a funeral tie. I stuffed it into my fabric box, so we'll see if I ever have a need for it.

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  4. Hi JoJo,

    A lesson learnt the hard way. I'm sorry this crap happened to you. At least you have now warned others about such a place.

    Gary

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    1. One of my friends ordered one before I did and she got a really great bracelet so my hopes were high.

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  5. I stay away from all "grab bags".... I'd rather SEE what I was buying. I guess I just don't like surprises ;)

    I doubt it's silk; too bad, then you could use it for that egg-dyeing craft at Easter.

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    1. It's definitely not silk...that was the first thing I thought of too. It's just a butt ugly stained tie.

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  6. That sucks. Maybe you could send them some poison :)

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