Monday, February 1, 2010

So I don't mean to shoot a gift horse in the mouth...

But SERIOUSLY!?

So I ordered these socks for Brynna. We found them at Disneyland and they are the ONLY socks I have found that STAY ON. They are a little on the pricey side (for me anyway) so I searched around and found them for a deal here. (I got her the pixie style and the jenny sneaker style in case you were wondering)
One of their promos is if you spend over a certain $ amount, they will send you a free gift. I was planning on getting two sets of six anyway, but thought to myself "score! a free gift with my order!" At checkout they make it sound like it's going to be a good gift- they ask for your child's name (in the event that the free gift is something embroidered) and their birth date. Again- pretty stoked.

And then I get the package in the mail.

The socks are AWESOME, as I already knew they would be. And I was so excited to see what my free gift was...
Until I opened it and saw this:



Really??!! I could have found this at the dollar store! I almost feel insulted. I guess my thought is, why bother? If you are going to tout that you include a "free gift" don't make false pretenses and make it sound great. Tell it like it is: It's cheesy and cheap. I've been going back and forth on whether or not to write them a letter, but I'm not sure it would do any good. I won't be ordering anything else from them again, at the very least.
Next time I'll just order from Amazon and save with free shipping instead.

5 comments:

Christine said...

they just started carrying that line at target! Don't know if they have it at your target but I found it at mine (CA)- they also have shoes....

Melissa said...

I totally feel your pain on the whole sock issue. When my daughter was a newborn, my mother gave me some infant socks that were the BEST SOCKS EVER. Unfortunately, she only gave me a couple of pairs and we were never able to find any more of them - I was seriously upset about it because they were beyond awesome.

I've been searching for new stay-put socks for eons now, and I came across these - they're not the prettiest, but they stay put! They don't twist, they don't fall off, they don't budge - even with an active toddler!

http://www.amazon.com/Solid-Gripper-Socks-Infant-months/dp/B001V6038Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=baby-products&qid=1265070306&sr=8-2

and

http://www.amazon.com/White-Gripper-Socks-Infant-months/dp/B001V68JZK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=baby-products&qid=1265070306&sr=8-3

Sorry about the cheap gift with your order. It's almost as bad as the outdoor thermometer I once received with an online purchase a few months back, lol.

Katie said...

I HATE BABY SOCKS SOOOOO MUCH!
(I tell Riley this about twice -or a hundred- times a day!)

So...would these have stayed on Brynna's feet when she was a newborn? We currently own ONE pair of socks that actually stay on her feet and since they were hand me downs from a friend, I have NO clue where they came from. Her feet are so long skinny (and skinny ankles, too), that NONE stay on.

So frustrating!!

Amy G said...

I'm sorry the gift was crappy, but the Trumpette socks are the best. They are all my daughter wears. Luckily I got three boxes all as gifts, because they are expensive.

Kimmygintx said...

The socks are so adorable! About their availablility I have seen them in our Target (here in N TX) as well. ;)

Sorry about the crappy gift- I can't blame ya for being bummed. I'd have my expectations up too if I'd been asked my kid's name and b-day!