Only a week after posting about my online shopping addiction, I think I may have kicked this debilitating habit. The cure to my demons? A highly anticipated haul from an online purchase made 2 weeks ago. I picked it up from my local post office yesterday and anticipated opening the box of treasure all day. When I finally arrived home, I hastily opened the package and to my horror just about each and every piece (I ordered 16 pieces in total) looked cheap and poorly finished.
Whilst four or five pieces (a black dress, 2 pairs of earrings, a sequined gold clutch and sequined mini) can be salvaged, the rest will be going to a new home. I knew full well going into this purchase that it was touch and go but I guess, in a serotonin induced haze, my addiction got the better of me and all reason went out the window.
I can hear you say “why don’t you send them back for a refund?” well to be honest, the order didn’t cost very much and the postage to send these back will be higher than the refund. I am just going to have to take this as a wakeup call to online shopping. Whilst I’m not ruling it out completely, I guess I need to be a little more cautious as to where I place orders in the future.
Speaking of future orders, I am awaiting the last of my online flurry to arrive – a small order from Witchery which I am super excited about! I hope this won’t disappoint…