#12: Unfortunate buys

Have you ever ordered something and it either didn’t fit or just wasn’t what you expected?

Does a MiniFee count? In all seriousness, I bought so much stuff for Molly, my MiniFee Chloe. I got her many hands, a pair of heeled feet, a custom face-up, tons of clothing and shoes (especially the shoes were hard to obtain)…only to realise that I had no clue what to do with such a big doll. I didn’t feel like bringing her anywhere. I didn’t feel like photographing her in my apartment. I never brought her to a single meet. The list goes on… She has now been sold and is in her box in my closet waiting to be shipped to her new owner alongside with a huge chunk of her clothing.

To this day I still hate myself for spending so much money on her and on stuff for her, and it has made me vary of purchasing too many things for a doll until it is here, and I know that it’ll stay. I have purchased 1 kimono for Rain and no shoes. (Which reminds me of that Taobao order I still need to do…) I have ordered a dress for Kiri from one of my very talented friends here in Denmark, Delusions-in-glass/Noam. He did the most amazing dress for his boy, Liam, which prompted me to ask if he’d take a commission from me with a pretty big amount of freedom. He agreed, and I’ve seen some pretty nice sketches so far…now he just needs to get a big amount of flowers home, haha!

As for clothes and items for dolls I’ve mainly been happy with what I’ve gotten for all my girls. I tend to be very picky, but the result is a small amount of very nice clothes – I have been very lucky with that!

So, have you have big regrets like me, or has your unfortunate buys been smaller things? Or have you had no unfortunate buys?

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10 thoughts on “#12: Unfortunate buys

  1. I used to do that too; buy a heap of stuff before the doll got here and then regret it because I decided I didn’t like the doll after all. These days, I wait until the doll gets here. Mostly because it’s so hard to move clothing items on the MP. I do have to admit that I am lucky in that those clothes I reused for another doll that is here so it worked out in the end.

    Unfortunate buy was my first doll and to this day I still do not know if the company actually gave me the right sculpt. It was a shame because his body was gorgeous at posing. I tried to make him work for two years and gave up.

    But to be fair, I was a right old noob at the time and I didn’t know you could research owner photos of the sculpt in question first before purchasing. I found that out a bit later. I doubt I would have found many anyway. Back then, the company wasn’t really well known and the sculpts weren’t that popular.

    These days, I always make sure I check out owner photos first and see if I can hunt down blank photos of the doll so that I am not buying a doll for the face up but rather the actual sculpt.

    So you could say, it was, all in all, a lesson well learned.

    • Yes, it’s so hard to get them to sell! It really makes me sad that I can’t sell or trade anything these days, because selling doll clothes makes me able to afford new doll clothes!

      Oh, that really sucks! I read about it on your blog, and the worst part is that I don’t doubt that it’s possible that they gave you the wrong sculpt! And researching is awesome, but these days I find that the dolls I want to buy are new ones without any owner pictures around!

      Yes, my lesson was very well-learned, too…I just wish it had been a cheaper one. *sigh*

    • Yeah, I’ve got a Monster High Draculaura lying around as well… Seemed like such a good idea at the time, but I’d really rather play with my BJDs, haha. 🙂

  2. I don’t know, I’ve bought dolls, that’s been sold almost as soon as they arrived, but I don’t regret buying them. I see it as experience and a kind of learning process. I’ve needed to get to know what I actually wanted in this hobby.

    • I just hate how much it usually ends up costing me. *sigh* That’s what I really regret. Because I sort of needed to buy a MiniFee to figure out that I don’t feel like having MiniFees at this point…

      • True, but I rarely think about the money I’ve lost. I guess, I’ve just accepted that this hobby costs money. In the end I got something out of it, even if it was just a clearer idea of what I want my doll family to be. 😛

        • Yeah, I know it’s an expensive hobby, but I’m such a cheapskate, haha! 😀 (Plus I don’t feel like PostDanmark does a good enough job to get that much money from me…)

  3. I’ve had a few unfortunate buys like bodies that posed like shit and dolls that didn’t end up fitting their characters. But just as fushite I see it more as experience. I think the only point were I regret some of those purchases is those damn custom fees. xD

    • Yes, custom fees suck! Especially the Danish ones. u_u Especially because it’s unlikely that you’ll be getting your custom fees covered, when you sell the doll again!

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