Okay so that was the good news, now for the bad news. So lately when I've ordered things online they either go great or not so great. My experience this time with Hot Topic, not so great...
So I usually have an easy buying process with Hot Topic; I buy something, it arrives, I wear and post it here. The first two things went well. I ordered my package on the 20th of January and it arrived this past Saturday. I was out of town so I didn't open it until Sunday.
Well I was all excited to open my platform sneakers from YRU and I had seen another haul that stated the shoes came with gold sparkling shoelaces. They weren't kidding. They are kind of cute, but I'm not sure if I would have worn them with the shoes. Black on black looks fine to me.
I took all of these pictures on my iPhone 5
So I'm getting excited to open these... and I do...
And now I'm really excited as I am ready to put them on!
As soon as I pull the shoes out of the box I scream in horror! Now if I really wanted to fix them, I could, but that's not the principal. If it were something minor, I'd fix it and let it go, but as you see in the very bottom picture, for a shoe that retails on the YRU website for $100 should not even be close to doing this. I was like what in the world?!
I couldn't believe my eyes that Hot Topic would send me merchandise this damaged. They didn't even check it before they sent it out. I also could not believe that YRU wouldn't check their shoes before sending them from their facilities to ensure that a $100 shoe wasn't coming apart.
I am going to have to return them and the sad news is Hot Topic didn't have anymore in stock. I really wanted the shoes and if I wanted to buy them the only place that has the shoes is the actual YRU website. Paying that much for a shoe that could possibly do this makes me sad. Hopefully you all haven't had this happen to you, but it's not just a pain, but it's discouraging to 1) buy shoes online from some retailers and 2) for me to buy a shoe had I not noticed could have had a potential of putting me in an unsafe situation (meaning I could have tripped and busted something).