I’ve been giving in world group members more gifts or deals lately because it feels like things have gotten so out of whack that the folks who stay in there don’t get much of a benefit. So many things going on, time flying by. Well today I’m offering up a lil freebie for only a little bit, not forever.
Yesterday while working on some items for up and coming events I was approached by a would be customer. My little IM tab starts lighting up, they were at an event type thing and could not find my booth/display/whatever. They had been told I was there, could I help them please. Sure… no problem. Which event might that be I inquire wanting to help them. So I wait for the reply, look at it when I get it. Pause.
I’m not in that particular event. Ok, no big deal… express this to said individual.
So… they then pull up a blogger post that has an item of mine on the outfit/in the scene that was indeed for an event at one point or will be…. if you can’t tell I’m leaving this ambiguous on purpose…. a recent post though and according to it, there should be an item of mine at this event for this discounted price or whatever other limitation this particular event has within its rules.
Ahhhh… I see what happened. The blogger probably under a big pile of boxes couldn’t/can’t/didn’t keep events straight and mislabeled my item. Honest enough mistake, say this to said individual, tell them where it will be or won’t be available depending on your point of view.
Individual gets defensive. Wants the item. Wants it for the price specified, wants me to do what should be done, and that I should be more aware of things like this, that it is misleading… that I should be checking blogs regularly… etc etc. As I slowly blink trying to take it all in.
I offered the piece, I offered to make them happy, I even end up giving it to them for free when it was said and done all the while listening to them rant at me as I thanked them for the feedback, telling them I appreciated them pointing it out to me…. all of that. They have decided to not shop my stuff again. Or so they say.
It isn’t the first time of course that a blogger has made an error where an item of mine is for sale. For which event or even in my store. Misspellings happen a lot too. Not usually that big of a deal, I catch some… might give a nudge… often leave it alone. But this is the first time I’ve been laid to waste because of it. I do try to keep an eye on blogs but do you have any idea how many are out there? The best part? The blogger purchased the item themselves from an event – it wasn’t just dropped on them or in a group notice for blogging. It was fun, and all the while all I could think about was how I felt like I was banging my head against the wall. Then the subsequent thought – even the bloggers can’t keep up with events anymore.
So! This weeks fun little freebie.
The “Hello Wall” Av attachment.
The most super duperist item to come out of the Wood all year. A simple wall that you can attach from your inventory! Wear it and you will be amazed at how much better you will feel!
Five awesome animations to choose from…. banging your head into the wall, and just because we all have our moods or needs… 2 male and 2 female animations where you can literally talk to the wall.
For those moments where you are standing around or being barraged and nothing else can quite get across your feelings this well. Adjust the wall, male or female… is simple really.
So that is my adventure for the week.
And to any bloggers out there reading this?
Please PLEASE for all the love that is holy….. double check your posts before clicking publish.