I have been shopping "online" through trust since early this year. Basically what happens is you bank/ transfer the money to the seller. Then, he/she will post the item you immediately after that (or if it is a spree, when the item finally arrives from overseas - so it can be as long as month).
Hence, after a few successful "buys" and "sales" from lowyat.net through the same concept, I tried venturing the other "online shops".
I came to know about Tiny Tapir when I read the review on cloth pad by MyWomenStuff and got very interested in the idea of something more environmental friendly (to myself and the environment)
After looking at it few months back, I decided to order from Tiny Tapir when there were the patterns I wanted. Well, here's a summary of the transaction.
25 Sept - Ordered online
1) Sugar Monkey Liners - Petite - 1. Pantyliners Fabric: P9 - Cherries
2) Saffa Pantyliner - 1. Pantyliners Fabric: P7 - Red Daisy
3) Moonbow - Small Fleece - 2. Light Day Pad color:Raspberry4) Cyclez AIO - Regular - 3. Day Pad Color:Mustard
(Yes, I was getting red tones pattern to camouflage the obvious.. haha)
28 Sept - I banked in the money to their account after receiving the banking details on the 26 Sept.
The email states: "Your order will be sent out latest within 48 hours of payment via the shipping method of your choice"
28 Sept - I received an email stating this:
Regret to inform you that we're out of stock for Saffa Pantyliner & Cyclez as you requested. Kindly make a substitute below :
As for Cyclez AIO - only denim Blue left.
Sorry for the inconvenienced caused.
Sigh ..disappointed that I had to change 2 patterns of what I have to order.
(I presumed this was the denim blue as this was the only picture online and when I query in the email, they did not supply any image or even bother to reply)
30 Sept - I received a phone call when I was driving to inform me that Cherries fabric for the Sugar Monkey Liners (Petite) Pantyliners is unavailable. I should take the owl pattern instead. Since, I couldn't refer to any picture I inquired on the suitability and the lady told me that was the better looking from the lot. Disappointed again, I agreed. (So from memory, I recalled this one)
1 Oct - Received an email stating that my items have been delivered with the tracking number.
2 Oct - The parcel arrived at my house but I was not around to collect it. So I have only managed to get the items today.
6 Oct - In the end, this is how the items I ordered look like. I had to change 3 patterns out of 4 of the one I selected. :(
I am quite ok with the change except the last one (Sugar Monkeys Liners) I thought it was the blue owl pattern. I don't like the brown. Sigh.
Hence, I have to give the thumbs- own to Tiny Tapir for not giving me the patterns I ordered few days AFTER my online order. I wonder if they sold it in their shop and later realised I ordered it which is not fair since I placed my order on the 25 Sept. They only called me 5 days later to tell me it is no longer available.
I am tempted to go to the shop to change the pattern but the main thing about online shopping is that it is inconvenient for me to go all the way to Ampang Park to visit the shop. Sigh.. Why must I be troubled over something which is not my fault? They might say I agreed on the phone but I really had no choice when I was driving. I didn't had time to check.
I hate the sight of it.. so any of you want to get it off my hands?
Don't even feel like trying clothpad now.. Sigh..
When a shopping mood fails you, the items no longer enthralls you till it makes you feel like using the normal disposable pad altogether so you don't have to encounter such troublesome retailers in future. Why must my desire to go green be hampered so early? *sniff*