Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Buyers Beware: Aupie.com

This review has been a long time coming.  I had been going back and forth as to whether I should post this or not but after four months, I think it's about time.



I'm a self-proclaimed shopaholic as I know most of you readers are too.  That's part of the reason why we get along so well, right?  So I like to think that we can rely on each other to be honest and open about our likes, dislikes, and experiences with fashion and shopping.

Now a while back, a representative from a company called Aupie contacted me about doing a sponsor post for them.  In exchange for writing a post to promote their website I would be given $20 in credit to go towards a purchase on Aupie.  I wrote the post, selected an item, and paid the difference that the credit didn't cover.

That was back in November.  It is now March.

Four months have passed since I had placed my order with Aupie and I have not heard anything positive from them.  When I had contacted them in December after a month had passed with no package in the mail, their response was vague and did not confirm that my order was ever sent.

"Your order has been sent out already by Hong Kong Post Air Mail.It's no tracking number. Maybe it needs a little more time.But it can provide parcel deliverability rates as high at 99.99 percent.I think you can receive it soon. Please kindly pay attention to it. I sincerely hope you can write a post and share them to your social networks when you receive them."

I am no stranger to international mail.  I know it can take up to a month for mail to be delivered, but after four months it's a bit ridiculous already.  I've received wonderful items from several other international sponsors that had contacted me AFTER placing my order from Aupie.  I had no problems with any of them.

Aupie, however, has not responded to any of my inquiries since December.  They've not even responded to my request for a refund of the money I paid out-of-pocket to cover the difference.  I've chatted with a few other bloggers who had worked with Aupie and they all agree with me:  AUPIE IS CRAP.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion so you don't have to listen to mine or heed my advice to stay away from Aupie - just don't say I didn't warn you.  They do have some really cute items, but after comparing them to Rosegal, Everbuying, and Sammydress, Aupie falls short.  You can find the same items from Aupie at a lower price and with better customer service from any one of the other companies I just mentioned.

15 comments:

  1. Dang! That SUX!!!!!!!!! I can't believe you haven't even gotten a refund yet!

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  2. I dislike doing reviews for websites that are based in Asia. I'm super cautious when it comes to those types of companies now.

    xxDenysia Yu
    http://thatlaitgirl.com

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  3. that fucking blows. i hate it when companies rip you off. now begins the slandering all over social media!!

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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  4. That's so crappy!! Thanks for the warning!!

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  5. Oh god, I was ready to RAGE on the US post office after an issue a couple months ago. This post got me hot, red and brought my blood pressure back up. I would lose my shit if I lived in Guam and this was the regular. Hope you get your money back!!!

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  6. OMG! I was duped too. Its been 2 months & guess wot, no parcel, when I tried to follow up through mail, they went remote silent, I even tried calling them, they don't pick, goes to voice mail, 'the person you trying to reach.....' Not even an automated response is set up by the company. I was still waiting until I read your post, now its about time I removed their banner

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  7. I have the same experience... my order is still on "processing" status when i ordered it 2 months ago :(


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