I’m just going to go ahead and cut to the chase, tell you a little tale about how I totally got taken for a stupid sucker. A classic case on how I didn’t do my “smart shopper” due diligence, and now am $18 poorer with a bruised frugal ego.
Ok, so here is my sad and sorry story:
It was around 9:30 in the morning, and my sister calls me to share a “must have” deal on Zulily. If you love deals, you already know how awesome Zulily is, and on this particular morning, they were offering kids Keen rain boots with Boston Terrier dogs on them.
We have a stinky Boston Terrier, thus obviously we needed these rain boots.
They were selling on Zulily for maybe $25 odd dollars (can’t remember the exact amount), but then they don’t have Piper’s size, so I sadly had to pass the deal up.
But now that I know these boots exist, I kinda want them bad. Like, I have to have them. I WOULD NOT BE DEFEATED! Clearly, finding these shoes in Piper’s size had quickly become a challenge for me, one that I would ultimately lose.
And then the very same sister that alerted me to the boots in the first place, sends me another link via email, to a clearance site that was selling the boots for an outstanding price of $13 + shipping! And wouldn’t you know it, they have Piper’s size!
The boots were in my cart and paid for via PayPal within a matter of minutes.
That was about a month ago.
Yesterday, the mailman delivered me a tiny little bubble mailer from China.
China. Hm…. Don’t remember ordering anything from China. Don’t know anybody living in China.What on earth could it be? So exciting! Mystery package!
And inside the randomly delivered tiny bubble mailer, was another even smaller plastic package, labeled LUX touch of Europe shower cap.
A shower cap. From China. The mystery continues…
So I did what any normal inquisitive person with time on her hands would do, I asked google.
Discount shoes. Scambook. Shower cap. Hey wait, I never got those rain boot I ordered a month ago!
Yep, I was a victim. They took my money, they snatched my pride, and left me with a stupid shower cap, that is anything but LUX.
(identity hidden, to cover the shameface)
I’ve filed a complaint with Paypal, but honestly I’m not going to spend a ton of time trying to get my $18 back, because you know, it wasn’t that much money.
And well, I can’t get my frugal confidence back.
Valuable lesson learned: if you need a disposable a shower cap, order shoes online.
Any of you every been scammed? Come on, share your story so I don’t feel like such an idiot.