You read the title right. I was recently scammed and it was the first time. I didn’t see it coming; However I am sure I could have avoided it had I taken time and done my research. But then again who knows if something is a scam or not at first.
Let me start with the beginning….
For Christmas my hubby wanted to get me a 70-300 mm camera lenses for my camera as he had personally always wanted one and thought it would help my blog photos out. We were on the hunt for one with the budget we had and looked and LOOKED! Finally one evening after several Amazon.com views we found one for $74 that we thought sounded too good to be true and purchased. We received an e-mail that the lenses would arrive between January 24-Feb. 16.
February 20th came around and no lenses. I asked my hubby to call Amazon and complain about the seller and he did. Three phone calls later with Amazon and two e-mails sent on my end to seller still no lense and no money refund. Amazon was suppose to blacklist the seller and discontinue them as a seller but still what a pain to not receive any refund yet or confirmation on how to be compensated, what does Amazon expect, that we call everyday? We have not heard from the seller via e-mail after three e-mails.
Little did I know from reviews I later noticed that the seller was given bad reviews and it was then that I realized I had been scammed! Scammed just like everyone else from that seller.
I have always trusted my shopping experience on Amazon, from books to cameras to Christmas presents but this whole experience taught me to be on the lookout for two things before buying.
1). Check the reviews on a seller before purchasing
2). Sometimes if a price on a brand new item is too good to be true it probably isn’t worth the money in the long run
What are your Amazon shopping tips? Have you been scammed online?
My hubby did eventually find me a lense and while it was not a 70-300 mm it was a 50 mm for Canon Rebel which is what I had secretly been eyeballing. We found it at our local camera supplies store and we LOVE it! In fact, it is the lense we used for today and yesterdays post.
I love the crisp, clear freshness of this lense as it captures portraits perfectly.
In conclusion, we were scammed, did not receive money back nor replacement lense, but we found a lense we both love locally and for now that will do.
Now to fill you in on your survey answers.
I am amazed by how generous you all have been as my survey received mostly all positive responses. I did have one person comment suggesting more makeup for posts and I assume that means more makeup on me or covering more makeup topics. This is an area I am glad you notice and want to see more of. I will need to do a post explaining my makeup or lack thereof soon as there are reasons I don’t wear a lot or any but I am trying to up my game in this area as I am shopping around for some that will agree with me.
Half of the people that took the survey liked receiving e-mails as my “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up went live and half of you link up to it. I had three people leave a response that they liked a reminder of the e-mail the day before the link up and one person tell me they didn’t like an e-mail at all. Thank you for linking up to those that do.
A good half of those that took the survey stated they wanted in place a “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” pinterest board which you can now find here with some of yesterdays featured pins already pinned. Here each week I will pin the featured 5 and my post and co-hosts link. I wish I could pin all your links, but sadly that may not happen all the time. Feel free to add yours though as you link them up.
Many of you liked seeing the following content and these got the most popular responses: Blogging tips, General outfits and Hubby and Wife Style posts. I loved that many of you found the afore mentioned post topics as “intriguing” and or helpful, especially the blogging tips. I actually REALLY enjoy blogging tip posts myself over all of my post contents but it takes LOADS of research and perfecting my knowledge. With these kinds of posts I want to make them my own with the goal of helping you but without sounding like the next blogger who has done a similar post if you know what I mean. In the next two weeks I will do another blogging tip post on reaching out to brands so be on the look out as I will include a freebie (per your request, i.e. free social media kit template) and other information I personally use or discontinued doing.
Overall, you all loved my blog. I received positive statements about my new blog design, consistent posting schedule, and didn’t have any awful suggestions so thank you for being so open and honest with me. I look forward to helping you out and or sharing with you more content that you love.
Outfit details: Scarf: from the lovely ladies of Pumps and Pushups– Erica and Brooke and their online boutique (Pumps and Pushups Store) thank you ladies as I love this, see their store here //Top: Pink Blush Boutique, similar//Pants: Target, same//Fringed Booties: Pink Blush Boutique, same, similar//Lipsticks: Revlon Fire & Ice, similar
Have you entered yesterdays “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up” or Caseapp $40 voucher giveaway yet, if not you can do one or both here.
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