So long ago if you remember I had my "do not want Sleek Makeup because they totally screwed up when trying to do a customer appreciation sale" phase (I linked Ana cuz she does rants like a pro and has more info).
Then I decided to give them a chance and placed a big order. It was packaged nicely and everything came intact.
Fast-forward to now and I'm not very pleased anymore.
I'm trying to cut back on all the crap I buy so I decided I wanted two inexpensive palettes from Sleek Makeup. They came out with a Nude Collection and the PPQ Me, Myself and Eye palettes and I thought, "Oh goody! They're only $10.50!" I even asked my dude if I could order them, which I never do because if he says no I'm still going to buy stuff anyways, but I thought I'd be nice and make him feel included on my decision making :D
Shipping was $13.50, which sounds high but it was coming from overseas so I'm not going to complain about that.
What I am going to complain about is CRAPPY EFFING PACKAGE MARKING!
When you ship products to another country, the value of the package
IS THE FUCKING PRODUCT THE PERSON BUYS.
NOT THE SHIPPING!
SHIPPING IS NOT A VALUE!
CAN I MAKE THIS ANYMORE CLEAR?!??!??
So lucky me, Sleek marks my package as having a value of $34.50 USD.
Fuck that. 2 palettes = $21 kthx
So why does this piss me off? Because the lovely customs people just LOVE grabbing packages and thanks to the price screw up I ended up paying TAXES ON SHIPPING! And of course good ol currency conversion is in action here also (which is why you see $35.67 not $34.50 on customs page)
According to Canada Post, orders over $20 can get held on to for taxing. My order would have been $21 had it been marked correct, over the threshhold by a buck, but I doubt they would have been that douchetastic to still tax my package for a dollar overrage. Who knows. What I do know is I'm pissed for paying tax on shipping! Growl.
In the end these cheap $10.50 palettes ended up costing me $25 EACH!
But the extra ooey gooey buttercream icing on the rantcake is they sent the palettes in a bubble mailer instead of a box like last time so...
I love spending $50 when I'm trying to save money, only to receive damaged goods...
I've emailed Sleek Friday telling them why I was upset and have still not heard anything back from them.
Sometimes I tend to overreact (ORLY!?) so let me know, would you be pissed off too?
Or should I go rob a Lindor factory and shove truffles down my throat (HAPPY PILLS!) to calm my bitter ass down?