You see ads for Sammydress.com all over the internet, well I do anyway! The styles of clothing often appealed to me when I noticed these ads, so eventually I decided to give them a shot. I had read reviews and was aware of Sammydress.com's bad rap, but as there are also SOME positive reviews out there I decided to see for myself.
I ordered 6 items in total, all dresses of which came to $126.33NZD ($79.82 USD) The shipping was around another $30.00 NZD on top of that..Now I realize that it is expensive to post things, and these things are coming from the other side of the world.. But I think that an online store that is reliable, respectful, trustworthy, and cares about their customers, should be able to do better.. Sammydress.com are unfortunately none of those things. Although there was some happy news in the beginning..
First of all one of the most common complaints i've seen about Sammdress.com is that shipping is not only expensive but tends to take quite some time. From what I gather, you can expect to wait 2-6 weeks. In my case however I received the first part of my order within little over a week (to New Zealand.)
I received my order in 2 parts, the first part I received 4 of the dresses. The sizings run very small so I ordered a size up and they fit me..just. Initially I was quite happy with 2 of the dresses although they were not perfect.. One of them with lines and zig-zag print quite obviously doesn't match up at the seams, and they were way too long, definitely had to hem them up. The other two were okay..not horrible quality but not what I feel is worth what I paid. And these two were way too short to be dresses, they were more like tops..
Sammydress.com provide a rewards incentive programme so that you can collect points to redeem for store credits. You can earn earn these points when you review an item on the site, post a picture of the item, and you earn them on every item purchased from sammydress.com. So I wrote a couple of mostly positive reviews, seeing as I was really happy with 2 of the items and the fast shipping.
Days later, Sammydress.com contacted me in response to the happy reviews, acknowleding and thanking me for my kinds words. They then proceded to bribe me to spread the love with the promise of a 'special reward.' No indication provided as to what this special reward invloved, despite enquiring- and yes that's what they actually said 'special reward.'.. They wanted me to post some happy sammydress.com customer reviews to various trust rating sites.
Also what I must note about this is that they specifically said in the email "Don't say that sammydress asked you to write the review." lol.
I actually considered it for a moment.. But I was still waiting on another part of my order.. When I received the remaining items a few days later, I was livid sammydress.com..
The quality of the 2 items I received was embarassingly appalling! The neckline of one dress was so roughly and OBVIOUSLY unevenly cut.. It's blatently obvious that the person who put it together couldn't give a F***! And I think that's a huge part of the problem with these cheap asian wholesale clothing companies.. Behind it is a culture of workers who don't care.. But that's a different story.
With countless negative reviews out there about Sammydress.com and my own experience considered, I think it's OUTRAGEOUS that this 'company' are allowed to operate when there is evidently little question of how legit they are.. If you're still not sure, just check out some of the ridiculous comments made right here, left in response to some of the negative reviews. This one made me laugh..(comment copied and pasted from this page, check them out they are interesting..)
sammydress h. [SammyDress Rep] Dear Laura,
We are NOT a con. We really do not need to risk our reputation over a single order. Nevertheless, we respect your opinion. It will be nice if you can respect the opinions of other reviewers too because it is not fair to accuse other honest reviewers of being liars.
Also, sitejabber has detailed policy, we are unable to pay for fake reviews.
..Wow..Are they for real?
I hope that ripped- off customers continue to expose sammydress.com for what they are.. the words that come to mind; dishonest, uncaring, & unreliable. I'm so sick of seeing them get away with having their ads everywhere! Even on the very sites where there are very many negative reviews about them and few positive ones. I really hope that sammydress.com either get's their act together (not likely), or gets shut-down!