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Dear Karen,

Our website is run by a group fellow beaders who work hard in their spare time to write free patterns in order for other beaders to enjoy the wonderful hobby that is bead work.
We are sorry that you experienced difficulty with your order fir our free patterns initially but we worked very quickly to resolve the issue and you have now received 4 free patterns from us.
However you still chose to leave us a really bad review on google and are still clearly unhappy with our service.
This order has now been cancelled and we hope that you will find another source of free patterns in future.

“My opinion has steadily gotten worse”
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Newsletters are many times just click bait; no link to the actual download or product. They are now charging 9.95 shipping for free downloadable patterns. Contact info very difficult to find on their site. Videos on Youtube and patterns are not very well written. They deleted a comment of mine on Youtube when I mentioned that I thought that a pattern was taken from another site and rewritten. They have a good selection and reasonable charges for actual postage, but they either need new management or a new webmaster. I am really disappointed. So many sites on the Internet are a big let down or irritating.




Absolutely awful customer service Old phone died, bought Alcatel flip. They know people are low income and desperate and cannot always afford a phone that follows their rules and fine print. I am almost ready to go back to landline or Skype.

I complained to BBB,like a billion other people and the corporate office woman emails me: "You acknowledge and agree that the use of any Tracfone Product or Service is at your sole risk and that your Service may be unavailable, interrupted, delayed, or limited for a variety of reasons outside of our control. Not all Products, Plans, or Services are available for purchase or use in all sales channels, in all areas, or with all devices. Service is subject to transmission limitations caused by certain equipment and compatibility issues, network prioritization, atmospheric, topographical and other conditions. Further, Service may be temporarily refused, limited, interrupted or curtailed due to system capacity limitations, technology migration or limitations imposed by the Carrier, or because of equipment modifications, upgrades, repairs or relocations or other similar activities necessary or proper for the operation or improvement of the Carrier's network. At any time, Tracfone reserves the right to substitute and/or replace any Tracfone equipment (including phones and SIM cards) with other Tracfone equipment of comparable quality. Tracfone does not warrant or guarantee the availability of your Service at any specific time or in any specific geographic location or that the Service will be provided without interruption. Neither Tracfone, nor any Carrier, shall have any liability for Service failures, outages, or limitations of Service. "

Tip for consumers: Beware!




Sent me someone else's order and they want me to send it back to them. The other person's order is in AZ across the country. This is stressful and inconvenient. They out to pay me gas money, too, to take it to the post office.

They are too expensive for the most part. A shame, because they have a nice selection of Czech beads.

Lima Beads

Lima Beads


I find it very strange that there is no phone number listed and I find their customer service horrible. I asked them to delete my account, so they suspended it instead. I could not get on the site and all that * seemed concerned with was that they were anxious for the weekend. I am very disgusted with them.

*Personal information redacted by admin




Unfortunately, the one stylist in Burnham, PA, I got the wonderful cut from, got sick. I had another stylist who gave me stress by stating that the cut in the picture I gave her was really short and seemed to not really want to do it. I will not go back. This "conversation" took about 5 minutes. Prices are reasonable, but I don't need stress, just a styled cut.




Many of these sites unprofessionally will not sign you back u p for their newsletter or service if you unsubscribe for a while. Do these people never have illness or get busy? Oh, I know! They think they are the only website out there, while there are 500 just like them. I have never ordered because of the crappy reviews they get. They don't seem to care.

Bead Box Bargains

Bead Box Bargains


I unsubscribed form their monthly box. Since then, I tried to re-sign up for the separate discount newsletter. No answer. Contacted customer service: no answer.




Wow, with such high accolades, I expected a really great site. The links don't work. Listed phone numbers are not helpful, like Ebay's, in particular. Voicemail and automation are NOT customer service. 70 minute wait to contact them to tell them their website is useless? I don't think so. Not for me.



Mostly smaller beads with findings and other jewelry-making necessities. Prices are not bad and the clearance section is wonderful. Shipping is fast and customer service is great. They have another online store in England. I'm certainly glad about the U.S.-based site.

Jill Wiseman Designs

Jill Wiseman Designs


Caution attending the once-a-year "garage" sale. You never know that half the items you order are sold out until you get your invoice. Then when something is sold out, they don't inform you beforehand, they just give you a store credit, which in my opinion is underhanded and very irritating. Target does the same thing, no refund, just gift cards. I think it is better and more honest business to give you a choice.

This is why many people do not "shop small." Crappy service and the ASSumption that everyone is willing to be on Facebook, where they "notify" people of service delays.

If you run a business, do not expect people to put up with you. You are there supposedly serving us. When you can't handle high volume, don't cheap out, hire temps to help. I think many people are tire of small business greed, too.

I tried to make an order through PayPal to use the credit. It wouldn't take the credit, so I emailed that their website is very stressful and I would like my credit refunded like a normal business. June states that all I had to do is ask for the credit "politely". This is not stated anywhere. I don't think anyone likes to jump through so many hoops just to order something. There is not a brick and mortar store. I don't trust them and do not want to keep being led down a rabbit hole where something isn't in stock, so I get credit again, and have to keep ordering from there.

When someone else tells someone that they are impolite, I figure they know a lot about rudeness in their own character.




It used to be seamless to get recertified. Now they give you the runaround and have all these hoops to jump through, which I am unable to do. Customer reps are not understandable and each gives you a different story. You can tell they work from home in their own country. I was in tears yesterday. I am a senior citizen and this is my only phone. I have recertified on the website, sent the documentation, and the phone states that I have 6 days left. This customer service crew is new and I think Safelink might be going out of business because t hey don't seem to want people to actually use the service. They just want people to Think they are benevolent and helpful.




The rest are money-making gimmicks. Dandyline thread, for instance, has mixed reviews on Michael's jewelry site because Nothing! will cut it and it can't be threaded through the largest beading needle. I can't even sell some of their products on Ebay. Unfortunately, no one was as stupid as I to actually buy some of these products.




I feel that this is a scam of the worst type. You put all your tax info in on the assumption that this will be free as it states before you begin. When you finish, after inserting you most private info, you are presented with a $48 bill. Luckily, you can delete you return, which I did.

E-filing free is A lie and shame on the IRS for promoting the "free" file sites.




They solicit reviews, but don't run their website right. You can't use any of the functions in your account. They also do not either receive or do not read customer service emails. Don't bother.

Eureka Crystal Beads

Eureka Crystal Beads


Products are ok, not the highest quality for their prices, ok for a hobbyist. A few days before a sale ended, I recently asked what the size of a bead was. Normally reputable stores give a description of the product.

This was the reply the day the sale ended Took them 4 days to answer. Email I sent: No description: What size? RED YELLOW TONE Czech Glass Mix Wholesale (600 pcs) SKU: CZ-GL-MIX-S(b)

Reply:it is a close-out , priced below market and we only have 9
available. Beads are pretty and basically what you see in the picture.For this kind of limited quantity merchandise we don't write descriptions.




Site is not up to date or the vendors aren't updating on their end. You buy books, then get a message stating not in stock. Pick out another of the same book, you get the same message. Can't really tell if some of the vendors are overseas until after you order, then, there is no tracking number available. I did get one refund for a book that never showed up. We'll see what happens with the rest of the 2nd order. All of my items are not listed in my account either. I called and the woman was nice, but didn't seemed concerned when I said I didn't think I would order from them anymore.

The site administration is very haphazard with poor record keeping. I think Ebay might be a better choice, if you don't use "Amaze-on."

Shipwreck Beads

Shipwreck Beads


packers or webmaster needs to learn the actual names of the beads, so people know what they're getting. It is not worth sending one bag of beads back when you thought you were getting something else. I see this as quality control gone awry. Caring about customers means actually doing the work to learn about what you're selling. I won't buy Czech beads here anymore.

Metal Designz

Metal Designz


Lots of different chainmaille supplies, some a little expensive, but fast shipping and great quality.




They have been "trialling" their new software as the message says continually. Awful long trial, over a year now. This seems to happen after you hit the $20 mark. It just may be a server in someone's garage or basement. It has always been slow. The same surveys are given over and over.


Confusing descriptions of multiple product sets, don't know how much to get. Reviews are posted in the wrong order; old reviews show up first, some because they were better ratings. I don't understand why they can't set up more warehouses; products come from all over the country. Some third party sellers are now hidden. Description doesn't state this always and you can't return a third party item to Walmart. Uh, oh, could Walmart possibly be headed down the Kmart highway? First exit in the left lane: Sears on interstate 2018.

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