Thursday, July 11, 2013

What's the right answer?

I'm going to rant a moment, so if you don't want to see it, feel free to disregard after the LM Link below :) 

SO As you've probably seem, I'm closing [Blossom]. This wasn't really a shock to me as I'd been holding off doing so for a while. My heart isn't in it any more. When I heard the sim was closing, it all seemed like the right time.

I've been offering a massive sale on new things, old thing, Holiday wear, gatchas, gifts, freebies and more. In short- I pretty much feel like I'm holding my own estate sale. It's the death of [Blossom] and I'm totally cool with that.


As you can see by the sign, everything is 25L or less. This extends to everything I have- new, old, mesh, sculpty- whatever. It seems fair. For complicated Items I offer demos. At this point I consider myself selling "As Is". Most things are no transfer and I offer the best that I can, but at this late date it is what it is, ya dig?

So I was a little surprised when  I received a NC this evening. I recieved a note from a girl who was complaining on the size of a mesh object she purchased. She claimed I should have been more forthcoming on the fact that I did not offer xxs-xl sizes. Let's be honest, first off, I use mesh templates. I couldn't create my was out of a paper bag when it comes to creating my own mesh. That being said, I offered a smaller option and a larger option. I'm not the creator of the mesh, so there's not much more I can do. 

I was especially upset because I felt like she was attacking me personally and basically saying I scammed her. Her accusation that I did not specify is false for two reasons. One: it does indeed say that the boots only come in 2 sizes, right on the vendor. Two: I offered a demo on this. It's a free demo, take the 5 seconds to purchase a demo and try it before you buy it.

In the end she wanted a refund or for me to come up with more boots sizes. Like I said, this is the end for me. It's as is, that's it! Also, she didn't even bother to send a transaction history. She harped on me but didn't even do that simple thing. I've had huge amounts of sales in the past 3 days alone. I couldn't find her transaction at all.

What's the right answer here? My first inclination was to be all apologetic and whatnot. Then I reread the message a few times and my blood started to boil. I sent her a message back responding to all points, including my no refunds policy. It's in my store info picks...twice.

 Take the time to get your facts straight before you jump on my back. I did end up refunding her because I am indeed a sucker. I still have no idea if she actually purchased anything from me at all. She tried to act like she was doing me a favor. It was 25L- on one hand I wanted to be like really? All this for so little? Grow up, on the other hand I felt like I could say the same to myself. 

Ahh the trivial things we have to deal with as shoppers, designers and bloggers!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

It's my blogiversary

and I totally forgot. OOPS

I announced today that my store is closing. That's about all things SL related. Yay two years.


All Things Come to an End

First things first, [Blossom] will be closing its in-world doors on July 15th.

I started [Blossom] in the January of 2012. I had these views of becoming a grand sensation. For me, [Blossom] was an outlet for all the things I wanted to say, but didn't know how.

Over the past few months my life has changed a lot. In my Real Life I'm a different person. I'm trying so hard to be a better me. This means my time in Second Life has become a lot less. But if you read my 'Good-bye', then you already know all that!

I had hoped to keep the doors of [Blossom] open a few months longer. My premium account ends in October so I figured I would end all thiongs at once. Unfortunately, like most things in life, our plans don't always work out.

I recieved word earlier this week that my main store sim location would be closing. It's sad in so many ways for me. I've been located on the Reasonable Desires sim from shortly after the creation of [Blossom]. I've know he owners, Austie and Marti for years. I got my start in the fashion world from them as a customer service rep! When they offered me a haven for my store I was excited. The sim is neat, the stores are fun, and it was with people I knew and trusted. A win in all sides for me. Saddly, like so many of us, RL has become a bigger priority for the RD ladies as well. They announced the closing of their sim earlier this week. The sim itself will be closing on July 20th. The Reasonable Desires store brand will still be around, just in a different scale and location.

For me this means I will be closing my doors a bit earlier than I had planned. It's time and I'm okay with that.

What does this all mean?

I will be offering all items in-world for 25L until July 15th! This includes mesh, sculpties and cheapies out. There are currently 2 group gifts out as well as two wearable demos for 5L each. After the 15th [Blossom] will be closing all in-world doors.

I'd like to thank you all for your support along the way. I may never have become the big name I had dreamed of, but you all made me feel special! Please stop in and grab some goodies!

You can find [Blossom] at:

Main Store (*all items 5-25L + cheapie + group gifts)
Free *Style ( both floors! -use tp for upper floor gacha!! Gacha mesh shoes + 5L dress & shoes + 50L mesh dress & shoes gift pack)
Womestuff (Free gifty)