Thursday, August 4, 2011

Buyers Beware! And Dropped-Waist Dresses

I just had a buyer on egl_comm_sales who backed out of a sale after an invoice had been sent out already. It's going to be a rather 'duh' thing to say but yes, I HATE it when that happens. No matter how you state it, sideways, upways, in bold, in colour, in caps, on one's sales post to please not back out once an agreement to buy is set, there's always that one person who will tell you 'oh I changed my mind, sorry, la-di-da!'.

And in this case, the buyer or non-buyer, had the gall to tell me, 'oh I changed my mind. I decided the dress is too maid-o for me, la-di-da'. Hello? Photos of the dress in question was in plentiful supply on the sales post. Shouldn't you have thought about that aspect before you decided to tell me you love the dress and you must have it and please invoice me? Gah.

I'm sorry if I might offend anyone who thinks that the buyer is always right but heck no! As a buyer, it's one's responsiblity to ensure all the terms in the sale is agreeable first before deciding to purchase. Unless it's extenuating circumstances that requires a buyer to back out (and I don't accept changing one's mind due to buyer's regret or deciding it's too maid-o as legitimate excuses), then the buyer has an obligation to uphold her end of the sale by paying for the merchandise.

Sighs. I apologise again for ranting on about this here. Please feel free to skip through it. In the big scheme of things, a buyer who backs out is nothing too important or even unusual. It's just so...annoying! lol!

In other news, I am so totally in love with Meta's new dropped-waist dress.

I adore drop-waist dresses. They're so reminiscent of Victorian-era childrens' fashions. Just something very aesthetically pleasing, not to mention, a flattering fit as well, about them to my eye. If I could be sure this dress would fit me, I'll buy it in an instant!


  1. Agh. I feel bad just reading this post. Yesterday I had to back out of a sale because my friend decided last minute she did not want the dress anymore after I had already asked to be invoiced.

    I seriously sat there for the longest time trying to convince her to just go through with it, but she then confessed she wouldn't have much money after all the fees. Since I was the one doing the transaction with the seller, I felt like crap having to send her a backing out message.

    In other news, I love dropped waist dresses. As you said, they are much more flattering.

  2. @クリス

    Oh dear! It was never my intention to make you feel guilty tho >_<" But from what I read of your story, I think it's not your fault in the least and you needn't feel bad as it was your friend who backed out, not you. A buyer should really work out one's sums first before impulsively deciding to buy and then regret later. And you were saddled with the unenviable task of being the one who had to tell the seller too =( That sucks~

    And yey! Another dropped-waist dress lover =D

  3. Drop-waist dresses!! Augh, we need so many more of them in lolita. They're so freaking awesome. I love the way Meta did this, because so often the poof ends up getting squished when the waistline is lowered.

  4. @Miss Lumpy

    Yey! Another drop-waist dress lover! This particular style needs more love XD

  5. I love the dropped waist coming into fashion, being taller it might actually sit at my natural waist! :'D