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Hillary W.

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Experience: Shopping, Clothing & Fashion, Computers & Technology

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12 Reviews by Hillary

I shop C21 both in-store & online and some of the things I find there blow my mind! You have to keep in mind it's generally higher end stuff than at Marshall's or T. J. Maxx so it's a little more expensive, but if you shop at the right time it will reward you. For instance the other day they had a 40% off all clearance coupon & I got a pair of earrings I'd been eyeing for $3.99 & they're still in style. I wish the store had a bigger and sectioned petites section and there aren't many petites online, but there are great bargains to be had like 1000 thread count 100% cotton sheets for $99.99. That may not sound like a bargain, but it is and sheets of lesser tc's are a steal.
Okay, so we all know you don't get something for nothing, right? We're all adults. FreeShipping is free THE FIRST MONTH, after which, it is $13 per month. I use it for everything I buy and the smallest check I've ever recieved back from them was $36, almost 3x what I paid for it. You've got to be vigilant and think about saving money every time you shop, but if you do, well, let's just say I'm getting a check for $280 in a few days from my April spending (I'm running a charity so lots of expenses. Plus it's not off-brand stores. It's places like Walmart, JoAnn Fabrics, you name it! There are 1000's of stores. They offer: 10% cash back if you shop starting at the site, Shipping Rebates up to $10 per shipment ($500 per year cap), Free Return Labels & Price Protection. No, I don't work for them, I just know how to use it & it works like a dream.
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Hi Hillary,

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience! We are happy to hear you are enjoying the savings with Freeshipping.com.

Happy Shopping!
Customer Support Supervisor
Okay, so your goods may not come exactly quickly. I don't recommend ordering sweaters when it starts to warm up or tank tops in Fall as shipping is up to the manufacturer, not Zulily, UNLESS it has a little rocketship next to it which means fast shipping. I was recently looking for flannel fabric to make face masks and instead of buying it by the yard I discovered Zulily had King Flannel Sheet Sets for $10! You couldn't buy flannel in that size for twice that. Okay so they're Christmas themed, but who cares? It may save someone's life. The best bargain is to shop on Friday's because you get free shipping for the rest of the weekend.

Tip for consumers: Shop on Friday's, pay the $7.99 shipping & get free shipping all weekend.

I've just placed my third order w/ Zoro.com for supplies for my charity. They had sent me a 20% off my order coupon which I then misplaced. I called their customer service and explained the situation including the fact that it's for charity and they gave me a replacement code. I truly thought I had cost the charity money and was besides myself. On all of the orders I've placed I've had at least a 15% off coupon which really helped as NYC taxes are about 9%. Also, I should mention my entire orders arrive in less than 3 days & by that I mean second business day for the most part. They also gave me a free return label when I needed to do returns. If only every company operated this way!
I'm not ordering much makeup as of late as we've been under a "Shelter in Place" order here in NYC for what seems like forever, but my favorite Korean Beauty store to order from is definitely Stylevana. At one point they had a promo for buy 3 get 1 free & they hadn't made it clear that it couldn't be used w/coupons. I wrote them about it and they sent me my missing compact form Hong Kong very quickly. They also have very inexpensive clthing which most people pass by, but if you sort by price you'll get amazing deals.
I've been using eBay since it's inception almost 20 years ago. I have approx. 1,200 5-star ratings as both a buyer and a seller (mostly buyer). Last week I ordered something that was not delivered. The shipping information said it was delivered on April 1st, however, it also said it was still in the hands of the USPS at 2:54 AM April 2nd. I contacted the seller, they got back to me & said they'd look into it then never responded again. I filed a case at the appropriate time and eBay immediately closed it saying it showed as delivered. It also said "Final Decision". I was incensed to say the least. After following several links I saw a tiny link which said "Don't agree w/ this ruling? File an appeal." I clicked it and wrote to eBay. This time asking the to seriously look at the shipping information and that I was a 20-year loyal customer and had filed less than 10 claims over the years. Last night they wrote me back that they were refunding my money because upon further research they deemed my package had been stolen. I do not think they would have reconsidered had I not mentioned my loyalty to their site, but I'm pleased with the outcome. It took some extra work (remember, they are on a skeleton crew due to the current crisis), but in the end I'm pleased.
I bought 3 items from Ithaca Sports to support small business. I then found one of the items cheaper. They not only refunded the difference, they included an additional product which I had ordered one of. They also were in contact with me immediately when I wrote them to tell them I had found it cheaper. I will definitely buy from them again.
BeFrugal is awesome! It makes it so easy to save money!
I am more than shocked at the low rating that Aliexpress gets here on SiteJabber! I absolutely love Aliexpress. There are some factors one has to accept to shop there, but once you do, it opens a whole world of unique, low-cost goods. Here are some things to note:
1. The sizing is meant for Chinese people, not U.S. or European sized people so pretty much everything is a petite (short) even though it doesn't say that in the description. This is perfect for me at 5'2.
2. It's going to take a while to get your goods. However, should you not get them, the Aliexpress Resolution Center has perhaps the most buyer-friendly policies of anywhere I shop. If there is the slightest thing wrong with my purchase, they almost always issue me a full refund with absolutely no hassle. Plus, the money you pay is held in escrow until you confirm that you have received your goods and are happy with them, so there is literally no way to get ripped off by a seller. You are 100% protected.
3. I buy tons of clothes from Aliexpress because I am short and a size small. Because I also have a big chest, I sometimes need to order an XXL! But I've never been steered wrong by a sellers measurements and almost all of the clothes have measurements (in cm). I simply don't buy clothes w/o the stats listed and I've only ever had one item not fit me properly. You can buy business-appropriate tank tops for less than $3 shipped and their fashions are so unique I get asked where I bought almost everything I've purchased from Aliexpress. They have tons of awesome clothes which are digitally printed on satin and chiffon which you will never see in the U.S.
4. If they sell it, it will be the best price you can find anywhere and you almost never have to pay for shipping.
So to summarize, it takes a bit of patience to wait for your products, but if you do you will be rewarded with dirt cheap products that are exactly the same as those you'd buy locally because we all know most of our products are imported from China anyway. Add to this 0% risk and a buyer-sided resolution center and you can't lose.
I do almost all of my shopping online and live in the shopping capital of the US, NYC. I'm thrilled to have found Swap.com. I've shopped on their site about seven or eight times in a short while and have been very impressed with the quality of the merchandise, the selection and the amazing prices. I've shopped from their "New w/ Tags", "Like New" and "Good" product selections and have never gotten anything I wouldn't be proud to wear. This time I had to return two items as one was the wrong item and one was too small. It was easy, free and painless. I can't say enough great things about Swap.com.
I check Amazon.com before I buy practically anything online because no matter what kind of deal I think I'm getting elsewhere, Amazon's prices usually beat it. I also use Amazon Warehouse Deals a lot and I have no clue why it doesn't have a 100% positive review on the Amazon sellers listings. I've almost never been anything but happy with my Warehouse purchases and on the one occasion I wasn't happy, they rectified it, no problem.
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I recently ordered 3 items from Choxi.com w/ a coupon. The price was great, however the panties I ordered took 1 month, 3 days to arrive. I wrote to complain & they didn't even offer me a coupon. Nothing. I was disappointed in their lack of customer service. I am happy w/ the quality of the items I bought.

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Hillary W.'s review of Zoro.com earned 2 Very Helpful votes

Hillary W.'s review of AliExpress earned 5 Very Helpful votes

Hillary W.'s review of Swap.com earned 2 Very Helpful votes

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