Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Digest Number 542
- I did a buy from "The Rhinestone Guy," www.rhinestoneguy.com . The
selection was pretty darn good, and included sew-on jewels. The prices
were pretty reasonable. I will say, though, that it was a disappointing
experience... I had a lot of problems trying to get them shipped in
anything resembling a reasonable time. I waited about four weeks after
placing my order, and called to ask for a ship date-- they had lost the
I re-placed it. Waited again (less time this time, I guar-on-tee).
Called again. Said they'd shipped it right after I placed it. It
never arrived. Called back; they eventually sent it "again." That one
did arrive-- but contained the wrong order. I eventually got an
envelope that had part of my original order-- by the time I called them
to try to straighten it out, we'd both given up-- I said, "Forget the
original, I'll take what I've got, do you want me to send back the wrong
stuff?" They said not to bother. It could be that mine was a very-very
small order, and they're used to accommodating the big guys... I only
ordered three gross, total, plus backs. By the time anything had
arrived, it was months past the date for which I needed them-- but I
wasn't able to get a refund and cancel the order. :-(
Despite my bad shipping experience, though, their selection and prices
are good-- if you can get them to guarantee a ship date-- and can afford
"guaranteed" (FedEx or UPS) shipping, which I couldn't at the time, it
might be a worthwhile venture. I'm still looking for a rhinestone
supplier-- has anyone had any luck with any internet or mail-order
vendors? I had one web site tell me I had to visit their showroom in
Manhattan to place an order. While I'd love to, the trip from DC to NYC
just wasn't feasible at the time!
>From: "nanniemouse <nanniemouse@...>"
>Subject: Sew on Jewels
>Hi! I;m fairly new around her, so I'm not sure if you can help me.
>Does anyone now of a Mail order source for sew on jewels that sells by the gross? As inexpensive as I can find.