In September of this year, I ordered two handmade Waldorf dolls with complete wardrobes from a company in China. Here are the order details for one of the dolls:
And here are the photos of the doll and wardrobe I ordered:
Adorable, and I thought a good buy for $40, including shipping, so I decided to order the same doll to be sent to me here in Mexico, thinking I would wait until I found a little girl here to give it to. But, when two months later I still hadn’t received my doll and my great granddaughter Riley in Arizona hadn’t received hers, I decided to contact both the seller and Paypal for a refund. The company then said they’d sent the dolls, and a few weeks later, Riley received this junky little doll that looks like a prize in a ringtoss at a carnival. With no clothes, other than a twist of nylon net, it was a completely different little doll than the one I’d ordered. Needless to say, I was furious. Finally, when it went into Paypal arbitration, the company agreed to repay the cost of the doll but not the postage. Meanwhile, they said my doll had been mailed to Mexico. I got it last week and no surprise, it was the same cheap little doll that Riley had received in the states. Beware this company. Much as I hate to support a monopoly, after this I order only from Amazon. This example of bait and switch is outrageous.
The only good news is that reports are that Riley loves her little doll and carries it everywhere with her. I was so looking forward to giving a very special doll to her and to some little as-of-yet unmet girl, but looks as though there are no guaranteed “good deals” when it comes to dealing with a fraudulent company. Buyer beware.