greentea-enthusiast’s early Christmas crochet giveaway!
O come all ye lovely people!
These past few weeks, I’ve been hooked again to crochet. (See what I did there? No? Ok… .. ..) I enjoyed crocheting with thicker and worsted yarn so I tried crocheting beanies for myself.
But this time, I won’t be selfish hehheueh
Christmas is just around the corner and it’s the season of giving so…… yes, I’m giving away the latest beanie I’ve crocheted!
Only 1 winner will be randomly chosen on December 10, 2013
** available only for Philippines residents ^^
Also, I am planning to close up Reverie and rebrand the shop. Maybe ‘greentea-enthusiast shop’ would be better? (real creative, Ida)
I will be accepting orders for customized crochet beanies soon. However, ordering will be on a first-come, first-served basis. I will be announcing when I could take orders ^^
Thank you and good luck!!!
Last night, Nov. 12, I was tagged in a “BOGUS BUYERS & JOY RESERVERS” album of a certain online shop on facebook. I couldn’t understand why my photos and details were there when I know I didn’t do anything wrong.
As stated in the caption of the album post, I ordered 40 sweatshirts and promised to pay before December. “Extends more than once. Then biglang CANCEL.” True, but do I have to seem like I’m the one who did wrong when I was the one wronged? She even posted twice. I’m just asking you to hear my side of the story.
Before our school’s semestral break (Nov. 1-10), yes, I ordered 40 customized sweaters from a shop I found online, The Mannequin. I got to speak with the owner of the shop, Mariel Sayson, about the design and I know we had a clear deal. The last price given to me was Php 410 per piece with a shipping fee of Php 250. Regarding the shipping, the orders couldn’t be directly shipped to my house and I had to travel a bit farther to claim the orders. I gave considerations and agreed anyway.
Mariel also told me that the only available sizes were M and L. Even though the M size wouldn’t fit my classmates who usually get a size S, I considered it. I asked if they had larger sizes and I was told that extra payments of Php 50 has to be paid for an XL and Php 80 for the XXL. I considered it too and asked my classmates to pay extra. It was a bit hassle for us, actually.
As for the payment, I was supposed to pay before the break started but I got sick for a week and didn’t get to collect the sizes and the payments from the class.
My fever really arrived at a wrong timing… Anyway, I understand that she has to know the sizes and get the payments already but I have told her that there’s no need to rush. I didn’t get to pay before the break but I promised her I would pay the day after the resumption of classes, Nov. 12. And if I promise, I promise. Those who know me would probably know that.
While collecting the payments from the class, Mariel told me that the sizes I have ordered weren’t available - that only a free size which fits an XL frame is available. I had second thoughts. I tried cancelling then, but she mentioned that she has paid a down payment to the supplier. It was also mentioned that there won’t be extra payments for the sizes, so I let it pass and agreed because I thought I had no choice.
Nov. 11 came and I had more than half of the payment already. She asked that afternoon, “Sis. Tom tayo meet?” I wasn’t sure if I can so I asked, “…deposit ko nalang po kaya sa bank acct?” and she replied “Sige po.”
The next day, she then asked me if I would be available in the morning or after lunch, and I said no due to classes, I would only be available after 4:30. She said “Sige. 5:30 later sis, sa may Farmers Plaza mcdo po :)”. I said I thought I would just deposit the money. She told me she didn’t know her cousin’s bank acct number so I gave another consideration. Even though I had important things to do until 6:30, I would just have to skip it and I said I’d meet with her just to give the payment on time.
My father picked me up from school and we needed to go directly home so I asked a huge favor, if he could drive me to Cubao so I could meet up with the seller. It was already 5:45 when we arrived at Mcdo and I texted that we were already there. I got no reply. I texted again and still, no reply. So I called her, but a man answered. It was apparently her husband.
The man told me to call again after 5 mins so I did. The second time I called, I told him that I was at the meeting place already. He said, “Ma’am pwede po ba pa-extend pang onti?” So I asked how much longer. He told me to wait for another 5 mins because he was at LBC. I said, “5 minutes nanaman po? Maghihintay pa po ba ako dito o ireresched na lang po?” Then he said, the meet-up would just be rescheduled and apologized.
I didn’t have time to meet-up again anymore so I said I would cancel the orders. Even my parents agreed for me to cancel the orders. Mariel then texted that her baby got sick and that she couldn’t leave the house. I wish she had texted earlier. I was waiting for her when she told me to be at the place at 5:30. She said that cancellations couldn’t be done anymore.
*blue messages are from me
But due to poor services, I had the right to insist, right?
I apologized for the trouble and didn’t reply to her last messages.
After a few minutes, she messaged me on facebook and here’s how the conversation went.
A few minutes after the conversation, I saw my photo on the online store’s page.
Should I really be in that album? I mean I know I did nothing wrong for me to be there so I got over it after a while. I also respect her choices. I just want to say that I didn’t cancel because it was time to pay. We were so willing to pay. I cancelled because it didn’t feel fair.
My friend, who also owns an online shop, told me that it was wrong for Mariel to pay a down-payment when she hasn’t gotten the money from me. So maybe I was really the one wronged.
That’s my side… This blog post was not written to bring names down or anything. I’m sorry if it seems like it does. I just wanted people to know both perspectives of the story.
GIVEAWAY: Vega Website Soft Launch
Hey guys! Recently I’ve been working on a website for Vega, which we’ll be moving to real soon, but before that I’ll be giving away awesome freebies! The steps are super simple! Head on over to http://www.facebook.com/shopvegamanila for the super easy mechanics! Good luck!
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