I need to find a new place to order earrings.
I can't wear regular earrings (posts stab me in the neck, hoops are either too thin or way too heavy, hook-type earrings tend to slide out, and I have some pretty bad allergies to most metals) so I'd been looking for a decent place to buy captive bead rings, preferably solid titanium as I know I don't have issues with them. I did manage to find one site, Razorblade Products, that caters to the piercing and tattoo crowd (they mostly offer bulk sales but you can order just a few things) and has got a very excellent selection, so I decided I'd shop there.
I really oughtn't have. The first order I placed was fine, if rather slow to ship and arrive, but subsequent orders just started getting more and more skeevy. Riddled with delays and "oh this item is out of stock but we can't be bothered to update the website to show it" emails. Shipping prices rose every time I went to buy something. Etcetera. I'd already made a decision that after my last order I wasn't going to buy from them again, as they - a US based company - decided that, while they couldn't fix the website not showing if things were actually in stock, they were going to go in and change all the US$ prices to euros
, but what happened today has sealed the deal.
I received an email telling me "your order has been processed".
Wait. What order? I haven't ordered anything.
Upon closer inspection, this email was the confirmation of an order I'd placed...in March
. March 4th, to be exact. I completely forgot about it, because they never sent me a shipment email (they only seem to send them about 25% of the time, in my experience, so it was easier just to wait for the order) and so I never actually noticed the order didn't arrive, as I didn't remember I'd placed it.
I'm just hoping at this point that they don't charge me again, as I already paid for this back when I placed the order and right now I really can't afford it!
Never shopping there again. Really should have done that sooner. Not sure why I didn't.