Two scientists walk into a bar
The first says “I’ll have some H2O.”
The second says “I’ll have some H2O, too.”
Both of them receive water because the bartender is not irresponsible enough to serve concentrated hydrogen peroxide as a drink.
the other version
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS AND STAY AWAY FROM THIS SHOP, IT IS RUN BY A FRAUD.
This is kind of a long story but if you’re part of the cosplay community and especially if you buy costumes online, this is important for you.
I first got in touch with Wollstone Crafts, run soley by one woman named Amber Gleason, on Etsy.com. She advertised that she made high end costumes. Her shop was really new at this point but from what I could see she had a couple of good reviews with photographic evidence of items received, so I decided to have a costume made with her.
Amber does not take paypal as payment, she only accepts checks and money orders, which is understandable because of paypal’s fees and their reputation for randomly freezing funds. However this is what is has fucked me and will probably fuck you too.
I got in touch to have a costume made in November of 2013. We agreed prior to purchase and payment that the costume would be done by late March of 2014, so that it would have just enough time to arrive and be tested for my convention in mid-April. This was accepted by Amber who assured me the time frame was perfect and added the deadline to the transaction description, viewable here. The purchase in total was 780 dollars. It is now September 2014. I don’t have my costume, and Amber has not responded to my messages for over 3 months.
Not only is my costume SIX MONTHS overdue on top of its 4 month construction period, but Amber’s communication skills are so awful that when she WAS keeping in touch, I barely ever knew what was going on or how much progress had been made. I asked on 3 different occasions for pictures of progress, she ignored all 3. She takes WEEKS at a time to respond to questions, and she frequently LIED to me.I cannot count how many times I had her give me a date she promised the costume would go out, or a date that she planed on getting in touch with me in greater detail, and nothing would end up happening. She does not even take a moment to explain to you what went wrong with the prior date, she just gets back in touch another few weeks later and supplies you a new date that will also never be met. I have had at least a dozen promises broken, unexaggerated, and the progress on my order changes seemingly at random from “Just one or two stitches away!” to “DELAYED”.
I am not the only one having issues with her. I have gone onto her facebook page to try to speak with her only to see comments and posts from other customers complaining about their situations, all strikingly similar to mine; that their orders are overdue and their messages are being ignored. The angriest commenters get deleted from the page, but these are some that stayed up for whatever reason:
However what I previously assumed to just be very poor customer service, has recently turned into suspicions of theft and fraud. Along the course of the July month I began messaging Amber very bluntly, saying I needed my costume to be sent out promptly. This was mainly fueled by the fact that she kept telling me she was “too overloaded” with previous orders that were backed up, and yet I saw her advertising that she was still willing to take on new orders, as well as working on other personal projects despite mine being as late as it was. I felt I had waited long enough and suffered from extremely poor service, so I messaged her a total of 5 times along the entire month of July telling her I needed the costume sent out then or not at all. None of my messages were responded to, despite Amber apparently having enough free time to post memes and youtube videos on her shop’s facebook wall.
On August 3rd I made a post publicly on her wall, reminding her of the 4 months the costume was overdue by that point and asking her why I was being ignored, hoping that a little public embarrassment would force her to finally acknowledge me. I was extremely civil and the post broke no facebook rules, and yet I woke up the next morning to find my post deleted, my account blocked from further posting, and my messages STILL unresponded too. Her etsy shop has also since then been deleted.
In the meantime three people and counting on facebook have gotten in touch with me directly over private message, saying they saw my post and that they are all in the exact same position and have given up hope of ever seeing their money or their orders. One girl in particular has an order even more overdue than mine. Here are some snippets of what she sent to me:
To reaffirm: Amber has not sent me a single word on my nearly thousand dollar order in over 3 months.
I now have to get in touch with the police and my bank to find a way to get my money back, but I doubt I will ever see my money again or my order. I got in touch with Amber telling her I was going to the police, she did not respond. I also got in touch with her before making this post, she still has not responded. I have a lot of evidence on my side, including my money order receipt, transaction record and numerous chat logs, but Amber lives in another country, has deleted her etsy shop, and I keep finding multiple different addresses and names for her so I have no idea where she even lives for sure. Amber Gleason took my money and ran, she’s probably going to get away with it and the worst part is she continues to operate online and continuously lures in more people.
Do yourselves a huge favor, avoid Wollstone Crafts and Amber Gleason like the plague and please signal boost this. I don’t want anyone else to have to go through the awful anxiety and disappointment she has caused me.
Amber Gleason also goes by the names Amber Kusanagi, and Amber Edia, however I believe Gleason to be her legal name since it was who the money order was written to.
Wollstone Crafts also sometimes goes by “Alchemic Devotion” or “Runaway Couture”. She also has multiple different addresses in California, in the San Diego area. She clearly goes by different names, addresses, and appearances, so if you’re ordering from the San Diego area PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL!
This is her personal facebook that was recently sent to me by another angry customer, because to both of our shock and disgust it has been regularly updated during our attempts to message her.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON AMBER GLEASON PLEASE SEND IT TO ME AS I AM CURRENTLY WORKING WITH POLICE IN HER AREA AND I HAVE YET TO EVEN PIN POINT WHICH OF THESE MULTIPLE ADDRESSES IS HER TRUE LOCATION. A PHONE NUMBER WOULD ALSO HELP A SUPER LOT!
*empties my mind of everything that doesn’t have to do with shitposting and breathing*
As exciting as seeing the King of Worms was, there was something else that excited me even more
WHAT IS THE LINKARA COLLECTION??
100% one of the happiest videos ever probably
THIS IS SO CUTE
EVERYBODY STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW THIS IS A QUALITY SONG AND A ULTRA QUALITY MUSIC VIDEO THAT WILL LEAVE YOU SMILING AND DANCING ALONG THIS WILL MAKE YOUR DAY A+
OMG PLOT TWIST
pikachu can fly ?
its the new mega pikachu
new ORAS leak: mega pikachu
never let your printer know that you waited until the last minute to print something and you’re in a hurry. they can sense fear
This is by far one of the single most greatest things I’ve ever seen
It’s entirely how fake country girls look.
We need more pictures of guys like this so I can reblog them when guys reblog cuntry girls like that
YES IT CAME BACK
THIS IS THE ONLY ONE OF THESE THAT IS EVEN REMOTELY ACCEPTABLE THANK YOU
my year 8 students had to do a budgeting activity pretending they were living out of home on $2000 a month and I find this written on there help I can’t fucking breathe
We had to do this and I was partnered with a boy whose parents are a scientist and a doctor. My family spawned the book: Top Drawer Villain - autobiography of a London criminal.
First of all, we had to choose where we would shop. He wanted to buy from Booths. “We are not buying from Booths," I snapped. "Get on Asda’s website right now." His face froze.
“A-Asda?" he whispered. "But that’s where… The Lower Classes shop.”
This was a good start.
We then had to decide on a menu. We started on breakfast. “Toast," he said.
“Toast," I said. "Great. Look, Asda has its own wholemeal—”
“Warburton’s thick-slice white bread. Nothing else. With olive oil.”
“You WHAT?" I choked. "You have olive oil, on your toast, in the morning?”
He frowned. “Who doesn’t?”
“Okay," I said, "but what will the children eat?”
He gaped at me. “The children? We have children?”
We continued. All was well until it came to what we would have on our sandwiches. We even sorted out the children’s lunch - they, of course, would get free school meals. “Yes," he agreed; "if we can’t even afford Bertolli then they can get school meals on the government.”
He asked what dressing we should have on our ham. “Nuh-uh," I said. "Can’t have ham. I’m vegetarian.”
“But I’m not.”
“Yes, but we’re married and we can only afford one sandwich filler so it has to be vege—”
“Of course we’re married! You’re devout Christian - how do you think I convinced you to have children?”
He shook his head, frowning. “Well I want ham. You’ll have to put back the washing powder - I need ham on my sandwiches.”
We continued. Finally, it was dinner. “Okay," he said, clearly thinking hard; "for dinner, we can have… Chicken nuggets and… Beans?”
“Vegetarian nuggets then. And beans.”
“We need vegetables. The children have to have a balanced diet.”
“You and your children!" he yelled, and the whole class looked around.
“They’re your children too!" I screamed back.
He leapt to his feet, shaking his head and looking distraught. “I don’t believe it - I don’t believe you! I wouldn’t have your children!”
“Please," I cried, standing up also. "Don’t—”
“I want a divorce!”
And he walked out of the classroom.
The teacher stood up and stared between me and the door through which he had vanished. “I’m sorry," I whispered, "but we couldn’t do it any more. There were just too many differences - I can’t live with someone who thinks champagne is a budget.”
I can’t wait to see this guy when he gets to university.
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