I’m actually backed up on online store reviews…but its finals season and I have papers and exams in the next 4 weeks. So we will see what happens. Most probably I will seek sanctuary on my blog though.
Anyway I’m a spazz. I know. Thanks to those who wrote comments to cheer me up. I was having a bit of a break down on Monday because I had a test on Tuesday…which I desperately need to get an awesome grade on. But I woke up with cramps, and cramps for me, is deadly. I used to skip a day of school back in highschool, cause there was no way I could stand up or endure the pain. I’ve had to take a taxi home once from Uni, which was a pain in the butt cause it cost a lot of money. Sigh. Apparently my mom used to get them bad when she was younger to. Thanks mom. So I had that, I had issues with duty (which I am going to dispute this time cause it was an error in judgement. I doubt they will do anything but I can try and get my money back.)
So onto the review.
As followers will know, I love shopping online. I love it even more if its based in Canada do I don’t get stuck with craptastic duty fees.
So I enjoy buying from Softmoc.com
They have merchandise on the site, that includes free shipping (usually those that are regularly priced), and those that are on sale are usually not free shipping. BUT they offer the alternative to the shipping, but allowing you to choose which store you want to ship to, for free pickups!
I have thus far, done that on all the shoes I’ve picked up. 4 pairs of Adidas Superstars, and the Two ZiggyNY boots that I’ve gotten this year.
The stock online, gets updated pretty quickly, so you shouldn’t run into “Surprise! We’ve sold out of your item!” Emails. That’s a big plus for me.
They allow you to sort based on a number of things, depending on what you are looking for.
I need to mention on thing though. In the emails they do not tell you to bring in the order number, but apparently you need to depending on what store you go to. If its a bigger store in a mall. You will have to. Apparently.
So I went to pick up my boots at the Toronto Eaton Centre. I walked in and told the man that I was here to do a pick up. He looked at me, and asked for my order number.
I was a bit taken aback because I had picked up those 4 Adidas shoes without bringing in a order number (mainly because the email didn’t state I was to print out the confirmation sheet, or bring in an order number). I had gone into the store, given my name, and they looked me up easily in the database.
So I told him that I wasn’t told to bring in the order number when I made my pick up. He then proceeded to make a huge deal, and just stopped serving me. He didn’t say anything and handled the next two customers. When he was done, he looks at me.
“You’re still here.”
“Gimme your name.” The whole time he was rudely making little comments, that he doesn’t have the time for this. That I should have known that I needed to bring in the form etc etc. I told him that I didn’t need this attitute from him, and that I could just bring it in next time.
Long story kinda short? He was a Jerk so I simply walked out of the store. But just before leaving, I asked a SA if he was the manager. She told me yes.
I had guessed so, because some of the ones that are insanely rude, are the ones who think that they are god in those stores. To an extent yes…but…
Anyway, my point is, bring in your order number so you can avoid having to deal with rude individuals like him. Like I said, some stores you don’t need to bring one in. But there will be others who will insist on having it, and without it will seem to refuse you any service.
Otherwise I enjoy buying from Softmoc.com. They have an agreement with VISA so if you are a VISA user, and paying with VISA, they have a coupon code on the visaperks.ca website. I believe it is 10%.
One more thing to note. I had forgotten to pick up one of my boots, cause I ordered it in another size. But a few days after placing the order, we had a huge snow fall in Toronto, and I needed those boots, so I just wore the ones that I had (they were a tad small). I placed that order in early January.
I got a call about 2 weeks ago, telling me that I had those boots still waiting for me >_< I had completely forgotten. I wrote an email to CS online, and they cancelled the pickup, and refunded me my money (because payment is immediate as soon as you place a pickup order). I was pretty impressed with that, seeing as it was my fault for forgetting, and for allowing such a smooth cancellation. Which is another reason why I enjoy buying from them.
So for the most part, I have enjoyed my experience with them.
I hope that you do too :)
Ps. this was a scheduled post. I wrote it…Tuesday after the test. lol I think I might do this now…do them all at once…and…slowly release them…