Feb. 8th, 2012

Shoe blues

Feb. 8th, 2012 02:48 pm
missroserose: (Blue Mayhem)
Barring times when I know for certain that the exact model and size will fit me (i.e. when I've tried it on before and am just looking for a better price), I never order shoes online. My feet are sort of oddly shaped, with wide balls and slender heels, and of course sizing is a nightmare even if you have 'normal' shaped feet. And then there's the question of quality to consider - you can't tell how well-made something is by a picture. So I just don't. It's better that way, saves me money, time, and frustration.

Except that I'm making this awesome dress that I want to wear around Tucson when we go up on the 18th for Brian's birthday. And I want some fun/funky shoes to go with it. The last time we were in Tucson I stopped by their goth/fetish store, but they were closed, so there went that opportunity.

So I start Googling for Demonia, a well-respected brand that specializes in goth shoes, and I find a pair that's just what I'm looking for - a little demure, a little sassy, perfectly fun.

Somehow, I manage to delude myself into thinking that my feet are perfectly normally shaped, and these folks are known for making a quality product so why wouldn't they fit? And I find an Amazon reseller that's running a 15% off discount in addition to being fairly low-priced, so I order from them.

Lo and behold, the shoes don't fit - Demonia seems to think that the average foot is about twice as wide as mine. And when I go to return them, I find out that - surprise! - I get to cover shipping expenses. (Not that I blame them for not covering return shipping. Postage is expensive, and it's not their fault I was stupid and didn't find someplace to try these on first.)

So now I'm out the $10 to ship them back {ETA: actually, I'm out $20 because they don't refund the initial shipping charges either}, and still have no funky shoes to wear with my dress. I guess I'll just wear a pair that I already have - it's not like there's anything wrong with them, they're just not the style I was hoping for. And I'm more than a little miffed at myself for paying $10 to find out that Demonia's size 9 doesn't fit me.

Friends, next time I start going on about how I've found the perfect shoes online, at least make sure I order them from Amazon, hrm? If I'm going to be disappointed, I might as well be disappointed with free return shipping involved.

Man, I miss living in a city.

Shoe blues

Feb. 8th, 2012 02:48 pm
missroserose: (Blue Mayhem)
Barring times when I know for certain that the exact model and size will fit me (i.e. when I've tried it on before and am just looking for a better price), I never order shoes online. My feet are sort of oddly shaped, with wide balls and slender heels, and of course sizing is a nightmare even if you have 'normal' shaped feet. And then there's the question of quality to consider - you can't tell how well-made something is by a picture. So I just don't. It's better that way, saves me money, time, and frustration.

Except that I'm making this awesome dress that I want to wear around Tucson when we go up on the 18th for Brian's birthday. And I want some fun/funky shoes to go with it. The last time we were in Tucson I stopped by their goth/fetish store, but they were closed, so there went that opportunity.

So I start Googling for Demonia, a well-respected brand that specializes in goth shoes, and I find a pair that's just what I'm looking for - a little demure, a little sassy, perfectly fun.

Somehow, I manage to delude myself into thinking that my feet are perfectly normally shaped, and these folks are known for making a quality product so why wouldn't they fit? And I find an Amazon reseller that's running a 15% off discount in addition to being fairly low-priced, so I order from them.

Lo and behold, the shoes don't fit - Demonia seems to think that the average foot is about twice as wide as mine. And when I go to return them, I find out that - surprise! - I get to cover shipping expenses. (Not that I blame them for not covering return shipping. Postage is expensive, and it's not their fault I was stupid and didn't find someplace to try these on first.)

So now I'm out the $10 to ship them back {ETA: actually, I'm out $20 because they don't refund the initial shipping charges either}, and still have no funky shoes to wear with my dress. I guess I'll just wear a pair that I already have - it's not like there's anything wrong with them, they're just not the style I was hoping for. And I'm more than a little miffed at myself for paying $10 to find out that Demonia's size 9 doesn't fit me.

Friends, next time I start going on about how I've found the perfect shoes online, at least make sure I order them from Amazon, hrm? If I'm going to be disappointed, I might as well be disappointed with free return shipping involved.

Man, I miss living in a city.
missroserose: (Balloons and Ocean)
Background note: Yesterday, while hunting for something to help a nasty case of swimmer's ear, Brian went to the local grocery store and bought the only ear drops they had, which, he discovered after he'd already used them, were 'homeopathic' (basically just very expensive distilled water). He was fairly pissed about this.

Me: oh yay. I'm actually out *$20*, since they don't refund original shipping charges either. Sheesh.

Brian: :( Sorry.

Me: Christ, I feel stupid.

Brian: It is an understandable mistake. Don't feel stupid. I still love you.

Me: …this sounds familiar.

Brian: And at least you paid money for something worthwhile. I bought distilled water.

Me: I didn't pay money for something worthwhile, I paid money for nothing, since they didn't fit and I'm sending them back. At least you *got* some distilled water for your money. So my pity-dick is bigger than yours, so there. :D

Brian: I think 0.33 fl oz is within the margin of error for 0, here.

Me: *laughs* Thank you. I feel better now. :)

Brian: :) I love you.

Me: I love you too.
missroserose: (Balloons and Ocean)
Background note: Yesterday, while hunting for something to help a nasty case of swimmer's ear, Brian went to the local grocery store and bought the only ear drops they had, which, he discovered after he'd already used them, were 'homeopathic' (basically just very expensive distilled water). He was fairly pissed about this.

Me: oh yay. I'm actually out *$20*, since they don't refund original shipping charges either. Sheesh.

Brian: :( Sorry.

Me: Christ, I feel stupid.

Brian: It is an understandable mistake. Don't feel stupid. I still love you.

Me: …this sounds familiar.

Brian: And at least you paid money for something worthwhile. I bought distilled water.

Me: I didn't pay money for something worthwhile, I paid money for nothing, since they didn't fit and I'm sending them back. At least you *got* some distilled water for your money. So my pity-dick is bigger than yours, so there. :D

Brian: I think 0.33 fl oz is within the margin of error for 0, here.

Me: *laughs* Thank you. I feel better now. :)

Brian: :) I love you.

Me: I love you too.

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