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Ayla A.

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Experience: Clothing & Fashion, Shopping, Computers & Technology

Member since April 2016

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I like to write reviews when I can as a 'thank you' to those who write them for us and help us. Many times when I write a review, it's going to be long and in-depth, I am

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A passion for alerting people to a scam when I see one and pointing people to the right place.

14 Reviews by Ayla

1/3/19

Glad to see i was not the only one surprised by a charge that did not seem valid.

Go figure, it is not a valid charge and I am now calling my bank to get this charge removed and to also report this fraudulent sounding site. Seeing from what others have said on the inter-webs, the site is far from legitimate in the way it goes about "gaining" subscribers, and i highly DON'T recommend this "service" to anyone looking into this site... by choice.

Edit: upon calling my bank, they were good enough to issue a refund for both instances this company charged my account.

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Help F. – FreeShipping Rep

Hi Ayla,

We're very sorry for any confusion regarding the membership fee for Freeshipping.com.

Please reach out to me directly at Help@Freeshipping.com and reference Customer Loyalty #FS514. I will be happy to issue the refund for you.

Thanks!

Samantha
Freeshipping.com
Customer Service Supervisor

10/1/18

So I'll be quite frankly honest, upon reading previous customer's "horror stories" of spending money on online orders and either getting the order months later or not receiving all articles purchased or damaged, I was incredibly worried about my own purchase.
I just spent a decent amount of money on a lot of clothes, and I feared that I was either going to never receive my order, the articles would be damaged, or pieces would be missing. A few days after placing my order, to my dismay, I receive an email stating that one of my items could not be fulfilled, therefore I would not be charged for it and it would not come. As with anyone, this raised great concern, having read previous customer's experiences, and I feared for the worst.
Alas, a couples days later my tracking number was sent and then some time after that my order arrived. To say the least, I am incredibly happy with my purchase, the clothes are well-made for a great price (got everything clearance price), and the shipping was prompt and well-packaged.
While some customers may have had a less than enjoyable online shopping experience, I myself and very happy with my purchase from Rainbow Shops.

8/20/16

I used to love this store, now I just like it.
While many people may try to deny this obvious fact, the sizes have increased and are no longer true to what they state they are. For example, I used to fit in a 2 for their skinny jeans, now a 2 is a bit big for me around the waist, something that I never had an issue with before they started their size inflation. Along with skinny jeans, I cannot find a single pair of decent fitting shorts except for the young girls size 14, which is sad. Yes, even the 0 in short size is way too big for me.
Along with their sizes getting inflated, the material for many of their clothes has gone downhill and feels cheaper to me. I have been shopping at Old Navy for about 7+ years now so I've lived through the changes the clothes have experienced, very few for the better.

The only product line that hasn't been messed with yet is the Old Navy Active line. I am able to fit into all their Active clothes and have no issues with either the quality or fit, something I can no longer find in their regular clothes. Along with the clothes be nice the prices are very fair and if you wait for a special you can get sports clothes for a steal.

The Old Navy sandals are as always, very cheap and come in a wide range of colors. Wait for their $1 special where sandals are a $1 each, an amazing deal you can't miss.

Although there aren't as many shirts that I like, Old Navy shirts are for the most part, still cute and fit okay. While the sizes have increased to the point where a small is a bit big on me now, the shirts fit me a lot better than their shorts ever will.

Overall, their clothes are okay and the prices are okay for the quality you get. The Active line is their best line right now though.

Tip for consumers:
their Active line is their best line as of right now

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8/20/16

I enjoy shopping from Rue21 online because the clothes are super cute and the prices are amazing, especially if you buy from the sales.

Although the quality is definitely not the best, cheap material that will fall apart very easily, what you pay for is what you get. I dont get why people will give a store such a low rating when youre getting a steal for most of the things you purchase from there. Dont expect high end clothes for a low, low, low price, that will never happen. Yes, most of the clothes do fall apart easily, however, most of the clothes materials shouldnt even be placed in a dryer. That being said, the issue of shirts shrinking isnt actually an issue if you let the shirt air dry. Washing, yes, they will fall apart easily if washed too many times.

The prices are amazing and because their clothes are so cute its an incredible deal. One should wait for the clothes to go on sale though, because they are always having sales so it doesnt pay to buy something at full price. Wait and sooner than later itll be on sale. If its not, something cute will be on sale.

Overall, if youre looking for super cute clothes for an amazing deal, shop here, just dont walk away thinking your clothes will last you a long time, they wont.

Tip for consumers:
*shop from their sales
*if you want high quality, long lasting clothes, do NOT shop here
*if you want cute clothes, shop here, their clothes are cute and trendy

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8/20/16

I love Payless because they always have cute, trendy shoes for a great deal, especially if you wait for their sales. [Bogo sale in particular]

Most of the shoes I have are from Payless because I can get the same type of trendy shoe from Payless for a fraction of the price compared to if I were to buy it from the brand name. Although they may not be the same quality, the price you cant beat. They do have some brand names, however, most of their shoes are the same style but not the brand name. For example, they carry shoes that look just like Toms but are not nearly as expensive and just as cute.
It should be noted though that their winter Ugg like boots arent that good. Theyre somewhat thin looking and dont seem like theyd keep you warm since the boot isnt as fluffy inside as some boots.
Their sandals and shoes are pretty nice though and the ones I have from Payless have lasted me quite a long time. [many I still wear to this day]

Nonetheless, I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for cute shoes at a good price. Just don't expect super high quality shoes from here.

Tip for consumers:
wait for their Bogo sale

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7/18/16

While I have shopped at Petco for dog food and some supplies, recently I have been shopping at Petco a lot more and have nothing but good things to say.

For me I usually shop at my local Petco and havent purchased much from their online store, however, Petcos products are always very nicely made and a pretty good price if youre part of their Pals program. If youre not part of their Pals program its super easy to join, however, if you dont want to the prices are still quite fair in comparison to other pet stores. My local Petco is SUPER clean and well kept up, something I want to see in any pet store I will even consider shopping at. As for the quality of products within the store, I think just about everything they carry is very nice. Now, of course, I havent actually tried every single product Petco carries, however, through looking at what I see on the shelves, hold, and some have purchased, theyre all quite nice. While my dog sadly doesnt play with toys Im never really in the toy aisle, however, Petcos online store holds many cute dogs toys and if you read the reviews youre sure to find something nice.

I personally havent purchased live aquatic life from Petco, however, seeing from how theyre cared for at my Petco they seem pretty nice. Also, along with fish and whatnot we have small animals which look well cared for and healthy.

I have included photos of some things I have purchased through Petco, all are not recent purchases but go to show how well made their products are. Recently I also got my dog some cow ears from Petco which were very nice and she loves them.

Overall, the products that Petco offers is very nice and its a great place to shop for your pet.

As for the grooming at my local Petco, its very nice. Ive only taken my dog to the groomer a few times but every time she comes out looking nice and well groomed. While I cannot speak for all Petcos around the nation, my local Petco has a very nice grooming crew.

Tip for consumers:
*if you're using the online shop, as with anything, always read the reviews because they can really save you money and trouble [like the dog toys for example, if people say it's easily torn apart take note]

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6/9/16

While searching for a monthly food box I was looking for something unique, not repetitive, and a good deal. When I stumbled upon Universal Yums I knew I found the food box I'd been looking for! Their concept is unique, their foods are wonderful, and the price isn't ridiculously expensive.
The one thing that really caught my eye is while there are country specific food boxes, they send you food from a new country, EVERY month, no repeats ever. [unless of course they're still around long enough to have reached every country!] This is wonderful if you're the type of person, like me, who can get bored with foods easily. There are many food boxes out there that allow you to choose what kind of food you receive, however, that usually means their selection is limited. With Universal Yums you don't have to worry about getting bored with a certain food always coming. The concept of "traveling" to a different country every month and "Eating like a local" is such a unique and clever idea, I knew I had to try it out. I am definitely not disappointed.
Not only is the concept behind Universal Yums amazing, the food is wonderful also. Now I'm not saying you'll love every single treat that comes in that month's box, some of the foods are either a bit too exotic for one's taste or are just not to my liking, however, it's wonderful to try new and unique food nonetheless! For the most part however, you'll love the food and it'll be a nice change from what you may usually have.
A word of caution however, if you live in a super hot place most of the year, including winter months, you will need to make sure to have a way to pick up your mail the day the box arrives as sometimes there are chocolates in the box that could possibly melt in hot weather if left out too long.
As for the price, you can either get two sizes, each with differing amounts, like many monthly boxes. If you're a bit tight on money you can purchase the Yum Box for $13 a month which includes 6 or more [usually more] treats. If you want some more treats, there's the Yum Yum Box which will get you 12 or more [usually more] treats for $25 a month. Both plans, IF you're within the U.S. includes free shipping. If not, there is a shipping cost. Either box you get, you're sure to be satisfied. I personally get the Yum Yum Box because I couldn't deal with only get around six snacks! :P That's me though.

All in all, this monthly subscription box is amazing, a great deal, and is sure to not make you bored.

*photo doesn't include paper flag they also give you*

Tip for consumers:
*make sure, if you want your box in the early half of the month, to order before around the 15th, give or take a few days
*if you live in a warm place, please make sure on the expected day of arrival you're able to take it from your mailbox immediately

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4/23/16

Okay, so I get it, a lot of the bad reviews are from people who sent clothes to them. Yes, I don't blame people for getting so mad about getting nothing for high-end clothes, I would too, which is why I don't do things like that.

I bought 8 things from thredUP, and it was a great experience.
The time it took to actually send out the items was a bit too long for my liking, but oh well, they did get processed and sent out. Once it was out, the tracking was accurate and came within the week it was shipped. Each product has a little explanation about the condition of the item and I wasn't sure if they were going to be accurate assessments of the product, or a total lie. To my surprise, they were 100% accurate about the condition of the product.
For the price of the items, it's a pretty good deal, but if you can, try to get some sort of promo code as it'll really help since you've got to spend a lot of money in order to get free shipping.

Tip for consumers:
*make sure to read the condition description of each product and look at the photo carefully

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4/19/16

I have watched many movies through this service and have been successful each and every time.

Although it may take some time to buffer, once it's rolling it's good to go.*

*if you have a very unsteady or super slow internet connection, your viewing will freeze more than likely

All in all, it's a great place for a copious amount of movie and TV shows. Also, what's great is that you can watch most things in HD.

Tip for consumers:
*have a solid internet connection to get the best out of your watching experience

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4/19/16

I used Topshop to purchase a little nicknack from their online store and had no trouble.
The item I purchased was a cute salt and pepper shaker. It came well packaged, unbroken, and best of all, it came just as pictured online. Also, because of their free shipping no minimum rule, it was a really good deal for me.
However, I haven't heard the best things in terms of clothes shopping. For me, I am not a fan of most of their clothes and they cost too much for me, so I wouldn't know.
For my own experience, I didn't have any trouble.

It is worth noting though, their tracking for your package kinda sucks big time, doesn't keep you that well up-to-date. Oh well, it did come, in one piece, and for the most part, on time. [the date of arrival changed on me once from the 11 to the 12-13.]

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4/19/16

Reading from the reviews, it seems many people have had terrible experiences, however, this is about how my experience went. For me, it went fine. I had no issues checking out, even got a little discount, item arrived intact, just as pictured, and in a fairly good amount of time.

I myself bought a Contigo water bottle, it was a final sale, so those can go terrible. This didn't go bad at all, came quickly, wasn't damaged, and was just as in the ad.

Quite happy with my purchase, but seeing what other say, will probably be my last one, sadly.

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4/18/16

wish.com is a great website to buy something, however, there are so many things to take into consideration when going with Wish opposed to a more reputable store, and U.S. based
Pros:
*VERY cheap
*You can find many cute little knickknacks, jewelry, watches, and small things like that
*VERY cheap shipping, usually only a dollar more than the price of the item, many $1 items have $1 shipping

Cons:
*Shipping takes forever (they're based out of China, and your paying such a cheap price for shipping, no surprise there)
*Tracking isn't very accurate opposed to a shipping company like FedEx, UPS, USPS, etc.
*customer service does NOT exist (yes, they may reply to your email, maybe but they're horrid to deal with)
*Good luck with getting a refund. (sorry, it just wont happen, and if it does, it'll take years to happen *literally*)
*Don't like what you got? Wanna ship it back? Nope, not happening either, unless you want to pay a ton on shipping (which will almost always be on you, not them)
*Items may not come as pictured (seeing that this is a sketchy Chinese based store, what you see may NOT be what you get)
*Items may not come in one piece (since the shipping is so cheap, the safety of your item coming in one piece is slim. Bear in mind, the bigger and more fragile your item, the less hope you should have)
*Items may just not come. (Since the shipping is so cheap and its coming out of some odd Chinese factory, it may get lost and never get to you.)
*You cant rely on anything to be a positive purchase except for little things like watches, jewelry, and things of the like (So do NOT go buying like a camera from them, sorry, but that is just plain stupid. Unless of course you want to waste a good amount of money.)
*See all those cute clothes they're selling? Yeah, you shouldn't buy anything from them. As already stated, they're a Chinese store, not only do sizes run weird, but God knows what it will look like when it arrives.

So all in all, it's a great place for buying little things at a cheap price; phone cases, watches, jewelry, knickknacks, etc., but a terrible place for anything else.

Tip for consumers:
*keep in mind, this company is based out of China and you're paying so little for shipping, so it may take months, yes, months to get to you
*really people, stop complaining about your $1 watch not looking perfect like the photo, it is ONE dollar. basically, bear in mind when shopping at Wish, you get what you pay for, sometimes even less than that
*DO NOT go buying technology, clothes, and expensive things from that, that's just utterly stupid of you. Yeah, it may look like a steal, but at

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4/18/16

This is a wonderful store to purchase cute clothes for an amazing price. Although some of their new arrivals are a bit pricey, if you wait for them put it on sale it'll be a great price. No, the quality isn't the highest, however, as I always keep saying, you get what you pay for. If you want to pay next to nothing for an adorable t-shirt, don't expect it to last you more than a year. Same goes for all the other things they sell, shorts, pants, accessories, etc.

I ordered from Forever21 online and bought 5 tops. All were a success, and shipping was accurate and quick.

Some of the tops I bought were final sale, so this some what worried me as to what kind of condition they would show up in, they all showed up in great condition, nicely folded and packaged. The shipping was quick, and with the tracking number they provided me, I was able to track my package which was accurate from where it was to when it would be delivered.
All shirts I received were in good condition and just like the photos showed.
It should be noted though, read the reviews and listen to what they say. For me, I didn't purchase anything that wasn't above at least 4.5 stars, though I preferred 5 stars. One item I got that wasn't reviewed by anyone came in good condition also, so that was good.

All in all, quite happy with my online purchase from Forever21 of some tops.

Also, I'd like to add, I've read some people's comments about certain t-shirts where they rated them 1 star complaining the fit wasn't true to what it said. That is NOT an issue with either Forever21 or the clothes, it is an issue with YOUR reading skills. For many of the clothes people complain are to small, are due to them not properly washing the clothes. If a certain material is used in clothing that is not supposed to be placed in the dryer, don't go acting like it's the manufactures fault because the clothes shrunk by six sizes, you just didn't read the little tag that tells you not only what the t-shirt is made of but how to correctly wash it.

Pros:
*great deals (if you shop for their sale tab)
*cute clothes
*sizing is pretty good (I find it hard to get clothes that fit me well because I'm so small, their small fit me well however)
Cons:
*not the best quality
*some of the cute accessories do not last long

Tip for consumers:
Read the reviews, they are very helpful, and take caution on never-reviewed items

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4/18/16

Buyer View:
It's a great place to buy things for a cheaper price than what they'd normally be, but like some have already said, know who you are buying from. Don't go with someone who has a lot of negative reviews [most larger sellers will have some though], and carefully read the listing and know it inside and out, otherwise you could get ripped off. I myself almost got ripped off when purchasing a pair of Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses. The seller seemed fine and the listing explicitly stated that they were a genuine pair of Ray-Ban, because of how often Ray-Bans are counterfeited, I took a screenshot and video of the listing in case any issues arose. The best decision I did. After a few fishy things happening, I received the sunglasses and saw immediately that they were fakes. Luckily, eBay gave me no trouble and promptly gave me a refund. The downside? Because eBay removed the listing I was unable to give the seller the negative review he deserved. Moral of the story? If you are going to eBay to find something for less that is a very popular item, Ray-Ban sunglasses for one, know what a fake and genuine pair look like, read the listing very carefully, take screenshots of the listing right before you buy so you have proof, and investigate the seller.
Also, don't go reading the positive reviews about a seller, read the negative ones, they're what really tell you the story. Even if a seller has a lot of positive reviews, see why they have any negative reviews in the first place, see, if they don't hide the item, if it's an item you're thinking of getting also.

So yeah, it's a good place to buy things, but just keep in mind it's like any cheaper end shop where you can get a deal, shop carefully and read everything carefully. Also, take screenshots because they may come in handy, video if you really want to.

Seller View:
It's okay to be the seller, but sometimes it sucks $#*!, not going to lie. Why? Well, let's start with basics, you can't freaking give a buyer a negative review, even if the buyer was terrible to deal with, ONLY buyers can give negative reviews to seller. What a bunch of $#*!. -_- Like what the heck? Oh, and I don't wanna hear everybody's stuff about how that's totally fair, it's not. How is it fair that a seller can't warn other sellers about how $#*! Ty some buyer may be, but if some buyer gets their pants in a bunch, for no reason, they can give a seller a negative review. So as a seller, it can REALLY suck from that angle. In terms of other aspects, I sold something, person said they never got it, even though I know they did, so the hell to all those people saying eBay is ONLY seller savvy, nope, not always. The buyer won...
Also, like all selling places, they'll take a chunk of your profits, yeah... [not too much, but still] So it's a nice place to sell things, just know, if you have an issue with a seller be ready for many issues because eBay will almost always side with the buyer and the buyer has all the power to screw up your rating...

All in all, being a seller is okay...

So yes, being both a buyer and seller, it's an okay place to buy things for cheaper, usually.

Tip for consumers:
Read seller's reviews [if they have loads of recent negative reviews, be cautious]
Know as a seller you can't give buyer a negative review, only buyers can give you, the seller a negative review [even if the buyer was hell to deal with, had this happen to me]

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Ayla Has Earned 27 Votes

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Ayla A.'s review of Rainbow earned 3 Very Helpful votes

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