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nothing's as infernal as the dishes - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
ldy
ldy
nothing's as infernal as the dishes
OK, so here's what's up with those darned dishes.

See, some were quite nice, actually... exactly what I had expected:



But some were overly-textured... like these didn't-use-enough-glaze plates:



And yet others were simply obviously factory screw-ups:



I had fallen so completely in love with them-- the pattern, the colour, the shape-- everything.

I sent away for a dream, and was shipped a bunch of factory seconds.

And the worse part is, I'm still in love with them-- the normal ones-- but there are no more to be had, so I can't replace the defects. I'm either stuck with the lot of 'em, or I have to begin my hunt for dinnerware anew.

With things being as they are, I might just return these and keep on using my junk dishes for the time being.

*sigh*

I'm feeling all kinds of: disappointed disappointed

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serendipity From: serendipity Date: June 30th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC) (permalink)
That company needs some quality control!
ldy From: ldy Date: June 30th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Indeed. Sadly, they came through a liquidator: Smartbargains.com.

Their return policy is pretty generous-- they even included (one?) shipping label for returns, with $8.95 automatically deducted from one's refund.

I've already written them asking if they'd cover the shipping, since the pieces were defective.
angryvixen From: angryvixen Date: June 30th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Oh man, I'm so sorry! That sucks that they would send such crap quality. I'm surprised they even left the factory like that! If I were you, I'd just return the whole bunch and focus on finding a complete set with no flaws.
ldy From: ldy Date: June 30th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I'm surprised, too. Definitely going with a name brand next time!
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ldy From: ldy Date: June 30th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC) (permalink)
That's a great idea!

However, these weren't brand-name dishes-- just something imported from China. I've searched everywhere (my google-fu is great) and NOBODY had them but smartbargains (a liquidator)-- not a good sign.

Still, it's a good point, and I'll keep it in mind for future!

I've been thinking of you a lot the last couple of days. I haven't the words to express, but I feel a certain kindred-spiritness and I'm sending love your way :)
applelard From: applelard Date: July 1st, 2007 01:10 am (UTC) (permalink)
That sucks. :( I guess it's good they have a decent return policy, but it's always disappointing when you have your heart set on something that doesn't pan out.

Have you ever been to World Market? They have a lot of great things there, including dinnerware. They don't have the pattern you found, but they often have similar sorts of things.
ldy From: ldy Date: July 1st, 2007 05:00 am (UTC) (permalink)
Ooh-- great site-- thanks for the heads up! :D
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