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Buying Online - [Good & Ugly]

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:12 PM
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A warning to the people

One of the questions I get a lot are "who do you buy ____ from?"
I always assumed that all sites were pretty equal,
but I recently have been, and still am, dealing with a dispute form a contact website,
they have broken their our rules but still refusing to refund the purchase,
and because of the way they worded the product paypal is refusing to step up.

I'm pretty burned,
and I know others have been screwed over,
or have had major problems from dealing with people online.
As well as people who have had amazing experiences.

So!
Here is my list,
A list of the Good and the one Ugly I have received.
For Contacts, Wigs, and other things I have bought online.

I will keep adding as I remember things.

If you have any recommendations for either the Good or the Ugly,
please comment and I will up-date this list,
I don't want other people to get screwed over if I can help it.
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CONTACT LENSES
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The Good
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~Contacts 4 Less -> www.colorlens4less.com/

~Clearly Contacts -> www.clearlycontacts.ca (Local for us Vancouver people)

~You Know It -> www.youknowit.com/

~Pinky Paradise -> www.pinkyparadise.com/
(by Elrowiel)

~Four Eyez -> www.foureyez.com/
(by PandaSoulEater)
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The Ugly
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~Alt Apparel -> www.altapparel.com
(ordered Feb 19th, still has not been shipped, refusing refund)
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WIGS
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The Good
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~Cosplay DNA -> myworld.ebay.ca/cosplaydna (heat resistant wigs) (eBay)
(bought Simca, Vincent, Saeko, Jack, and Pinkie Pie)

~Only Wig -> myworld.ebay.ca/onlywig (eBay)
(for short wigs like Yuri, Peter, Colonello, Superboy, Teddy)

~Vogue Bulider -> stores.ebay.ca/voguebuilderswi… (eBay)
(bought Kurama, Reo, Lily)

~Tokyo Frontier -> myworld.ebay.ca/tokyo_frontier…
(bought Gakupo & Miku wig)

~Arda Wigs -> www.arda-wigs.com/
(by Momijilol)

~Hello Cosplay -> www.hellocosplay.com/cosplay-w…
(by MikomiAme)

~Epic Cosplay -> www.epiccosplay.com/
(by icefox94)

~Myfa518 -> www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Hair-Care-S… (UK eBay)
(by xLenCatx)

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The Ugly
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~FM Anime -> www.fm-anime.com/index.php?mai… (referring to their long wigs)
(by VisionsofOlivine)
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COSTUMES & LOLITA
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The Good
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~Cosplay FU -> www.cosplayfu.com/
(by Ncj700)

~Cosplay House -> www.cosplayhouse.com/ (recommend getting custom for proper sizing)
(by Ncj700)
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The Ugly
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~Milanoo -> www.milanoo.com/
(by SignedWithAnEcks & Momijilol)
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MISC
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The Good
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Compression Shirts
~ Underworks -> www.underworks.com/
~ T-Kingdom -> www.t-kingdom.com/index.htm
(by SignedWithAnEcks)

Haro/Figures
~ Hobby Link -> www.hlj.com/

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The Ugly

--
Fabric Supplier
~MJ Trends -> www.mjtrends.com/
(by StarboundEpiphany)

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Thank you and happy shopping <3



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FigureHunter Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I ALWAYS pay online via paypal. Why? Because if something goes awry and the seller isn't interesting in issuing you a refund, it can easily be disputed and your money returned...
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Valdrein Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Not always.
PayPal refused to help me when I never received my contact lenses. They said it wasn't a 'tangible item' that contact lenses where a service and not an item. I called 3 times a day and they would either hang up on me or tell talk over me with their policy and tjen hang up on me.
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VampireSasuGurl Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
fm-anime's wigs are amazing.
I ordered 2 from them, 1 short one, 1 long one (100cm)

They're both beautiful and soft
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Takk-Ether Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Thanks for the advice, Valdrein! Now buying contacts for me won't be so much of a guessing game. :)
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VampireSasuGurl Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've ordered my wig from FM-Anime o 3o;

I heard mostly good reviews, so I shall put my input once mine comes in.

But I second Milanoo for the Bad, and Cosplay DNA for the good o 3o;

But I heard alot of bad things about PinkyParadise, so buyer beware o 3o
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WT6X Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Me Gusta la lista.....
I like the list. Thank you very mucho....
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DeathShinobi13 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
So, I am really inexperienced with making clothes, so I buy online. I was surprised when I saw Milanoo on your list, and I'd just like to know why. I bought a lolita dress from them once and it turned out fine. I'd just like to know your reasons, if that's alright with you . . .
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Valdrein Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I have no used it (which is why I post those who recommended below the link),
but about 4 or 5 have commented on the negative and they posted why in this journal ^^
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DeathShinobi13 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
oh. Well, thanks :)
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RissaNight Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
dealgadget for any cosplay stuff. ugly for sure.
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