I’d consider online shopping to be one of my strongest skills. I’m able to find almost anything online and at record speeds. Not having a car and living in the city where, while there might be an abundance of shops, you’re definitely paying a premium on the cost of goods, has made me really good at internet-bargain hunting.
If you recall, I ordered this Dwell Studio Draper duvet set back in the middle of July, fully aware of the 3-4 week delivery time it had. I figured if I was getting it for something like 60% off full-price, I could exercise my non-existent patience. I’m of the school of Instant Gratification, in case you haven’t guessed by now, so it was a very difficult feat to sit idly waiting. The day it was supposed to ship in August I got an email from AllModern (heretofore referred to as The Worst Company in the World) not informing me that the duvet had shipped, no no, but rather saying it was backordered an additional 3-4 weeks, but would definitely ship by September 10th. For those of you near a calendar, that was Monday. I don’t have the duvet. Instead, The Worst Company in the World emailed me on Friday saying my order and been cancelled. No apology. No reason. Not even an email from a customer service rep, just a basic, auto-generated email telling me the status of my order was that there no longer was an order. Awesome! I’ve since deduced that they were likely sold out of it back when I ordered it.
from Hyperbole and a Half
So I spent two months dreaming of all the stripey, poppy goodness coming my way only to have my hopes dashed. But then I realized that the $185 could probably be better spent elsewhere (or would be happier sitting in my savings account) and that owning so fancy a duvet set with a manic puppy that sheds approximately 40lbs of hair a week was a dumb idea. I guess I’ll have to employ my superior Internet Squirrel skills to find a suitable replacement that is reasonably priced.
Moral of the story, kiddos: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. You’re welcome for that nugget of previously-unheard-of advice.