Sunday, October 25, 2009

I'm Angry! >:(

I'm really frustrated with these 2 people. I just don't understand why would they host a giveaway featuring their own products and NEVER send the prize to the winner (me). I'm duped! I won a spa set giveaway over at I Am The Princess blog in March 2009, and the prize never arrive until now. The owner said there was something wrong with my address. I think that's how she tried to cheat me by saying, "Oh, it seems like there's some problem with your address and I can't send the prize to you. Sorry."

I may have believed her back then, but hey, I got many prizes from other giveaways. So why should I believe her? If she did mail the package, then why won't it arrive? I don't trust her and I won't trust her. Oh, no.

Another one is a giveaway from Lindsay The soap girl's blog. I won the Travel case and some sample soaps way back in June 2009, but there's not even a shadow of it until now. She made a blog post to announce the results, but I never got the prize. I e-mailed her several times to remind her, and all she said was, "It looks like the original mail got buried deep in my mailbox. I will get the prize to you soon." Soon. And now it's October. Great. I feel like a total idiot right now.

To those who cheated me by not sending the prize and always finding excuses for yourselves : Please, please don't do that again. If you have no money or you're broke, just tell me honestly. And, one more thing - don't ever do a giveaway on your blog if you can't get the prize out to the winner. This will only make the them happy the whole day for nothing. And after realizing the 'reality' is nothing more than a beautiful dream, they'd curse you for cheating them. I'm not going to curse you, though - so thank god for that.

12 comments:

Ave said...

So bad that it happened to you :(
I'm waiting for one prize too, but still no sign. I think i have to mail them too :)

rubynreba said...

I've had the same problem! Why do they even bother to have a giveaway if they don't want to send out the prize! It is really frustrating.

Christie Cottage said...

I am so sorry this has happened to you!

The giveaways on my blog are items from other shops (they get featured 2 days) Thye mail their items out. I have not heard back from anyone who has not received their items.

I hope you'll stop by and enter my giveaway. I have new one each week into January. Win It Wednesday.

http://christiecottage.blogspot.com

lanky said...

Karma will be sure to get them!

Jenni said...

That is really too bad! I'm sorry to hear it!

janet said...

So sorry Aik..you know the old saying "what goes around comes around" such poor customer relations.

Aik said...

Thanks for leaving your comments, everyone. I really appreciate it. Now I don't care about the prizes anymore. I just hope in the future, things like this will not happen again.

I hope all of you are having a GREAT day! :D

Almost Precious said...

Aik - What a bummer ! You are 100% right, if someone goes to the trouble of having a giveaway they should do everything possible to see that the prize is delivered to its winner.
May this never happen to you ever again. :)

Llehn said...

I've had this happened to me a couple of times too! I did wonder why they bothered to email me to let me know I've won when they had no intention of honoring the prize. I wrote to one after two months and she told me she'll order a copy of the book for me!! She's ordering it after two months?!! And then another month went by and I wrote to her again and this time she simply ignored me. I know she's on the internet because her name appears on my messenger. Oh well, just chalk it up to one of those things in life I suppose. No point getting mad. Lots of other legit giveaways out there.

va said...

I am sorry you had to go through this . That is very sad that they would do that to anybody and not deliver on their promise .. How disappointing , thanks for pointing those sellers out to us and making us realize that these giveaways aren't always what they seem ! :/

Peace -va

Tanita said...

I win some giveaways at times and my trouble is not with the people, it's with the postmen.
They are not controlled and they sometimes steal...

Cindy said...

I've had this happen to me four times! I recently contacted two of the companies who were supposedly sponsors just to see if the giveaways were scams. The other two are Etsy sellers who were giving away their own products. They just gave me the run around until I gave up and realized I was never getting the prize. Needless to say... I would NEVER make an actual purchase from either one of those shops!