Maybe I'm jumping the gun because I haven't even received my planner yet but as of right now, I am over EC and would just like for my planner to arrive and to never deal with them again. I ordered my first life planner in 2011 and it was a ginormous one because it had 18 months but I loved it and loved EC! Now 2 years later I feel like Erin Condren has become way too big for their britches and they're just not delivering in the same way but they're sure as heck still asking that you pay them the same high amount for their products.
I realize all of this is totally #firstworldproblems but a planner is a big deal to me and so is spending $50 on one! So I went back and forth on whether I should order a life planner for the 2nd year in a row or go with the much cheaper, smaller and seriously cute May Books. My friend went ahead and made the decision for me when she gave me an Erin Condren gift certificate for Christmas. As all of my Twitter friends know, I was sooo freaking excited! So two friends and I placed our orders together on Jan. 3 and were given an "approximate" ship date of Jan. 15. Fast forward to today, January 18th and our planners are still in "printed" status. That doesn't mean they're even assembled and it surely doesn't mean they're close to being shipped. I contacted them yesterday morning and late in the day received a response basically reminding me of their "shipping disclaimer" (aka their approx ship date doesn't mean jack), how you have to wait for a custom item and oh yeah, it should still be another few days. He then finished the e-mail with what I'm sure is the favorite line of all Erin Condren employees: "We promise it will be worth the wait!". I'm positive that they go to sleep mumbling that line to themselves.
Worst part of it all is that I'm not alone. Check their Facebook page, their Twitter page. They're always having to apologize, they always have the same excuses. Just in my own circle of blogger friends, there's been issues and others who've heard plenty of complaints. (Crappy quality picture but you get the idea.)
|Rhonda // Allie // Allana // Steph // Tasha // Savanah|
So as long as my planner arrives looking as it should, I'll cut my losses in not getting to use the January portion of the planner, "enjoy" it for 2013 and move on from them for 2014. I won't be buying from Erin Condren again.
Has anyone else run into an issue with EC or am I just being a crazy, whiney biatch for no reason? (Don't answer that ;)
At least it's Friday, I have a bottle of wine waiting for me at home and we get to visit Niles! Happy Friday, friends and thanks for dealing with my venting ;)