It's my blog, and I'll moan if I want to! (and swear- consider yourself warned)

So here is my story. My Moo cards are running out, so I decided to order some more. Went thru the whole laborious task of uploading and cropping new pics (because I wanted to change them), did all the bits and pieces I had to do, get to the end and hit the buy button, do some more stuff, hit the buy button, only to see that shipping will be $13 US. WHAT THE FUCK!  Well, time wasted, but I didn't complete the order, and then sent a very disgruntled email to said Moo 'people'.

So , the next step in my journey. I googled mini cards/business cards "search New Zealand". That is the key here people- New Zealand search. And I come up with a  .co.nz address, and I assume ( I know , i know, can we say "stupid") that these would be made in NZ, and therefore would not cost so much to ship. This process was even more laborious - BTW it was Vistaprint- and to add to actually getting the card designed and done,  sealing the deal with the 'buy' button, i then had to click thru pages, and pages, and pages, and, yes you guessed it, pages of other advertising before I could actually buy them. I did decide to get some return address labels. so I get to the end, shipping $19. WHAT. THE. FUCK!! ( I must mention that all pricing was in NZ$)

Well, i cut my order way down, from 500 cards and labels to  250 cards, no labels, Shipping dropped down to $12 (and I was getting 150 more cards than with Moo). Still not happy, but by this time i have probably wasted about an hour and a half of my life. So I purchase. Then, then... after the purchase is complete, i get a little message saying , "you have 10 minutes to accept this deal. 500 more cards NO SHIPPING cost." Oh, I think, ok. I can do that. Could I?? Do you think I could do that? No, I could not, The site could not process that  order at this time. I am sure that 'the site' would suddenly remedy  that issue at 10mins and 1 sec....

So I have my cards (in 14-21 working days). They  better be worth it ( that  shipping  for both companies was for the slow boat via china btw- not even super duper express which was - hope you are wearing your depends- $30!!). Vistaprint got an even dirtier email from me regarding the misleading URL, the highway robbery shipping and the totally bogus offer at the end. The Moo people have had the good grace to respond, and assure me that the shipping charge is WRONG. Shit, you think!! They would most assuredly refund me the excess. Well you won't, because I never gave it to you in the first place, dick head.

Well, what have I learnt? Not a fuck of a lot really. But if any of you know of anywhere decent, and reasonable for business cards, let me know would you.


edited : thanks for your comments, they made me laugh. This will make you laugh. I just got my first spam - advertising, from vistaprint, offering me just about everything FOR FREE!! woohoo...
I unsubscribed , and  god help the automated moron that sends me the next one.

13 comments:

Ati. Norway. said...

Jo, you are right that you complain! I don't like Vistaprint at all! the costs are sky high all in all! And i have had many !! advertising email of then afterwards when i didn't buy the cards. At least Moo is the best I guess. I am very curious if there are women out there with other experience. Will come back in a few days and see :-)

Gina said...

LOL! I'm assuming you're talking about business cards? I just print my own, but I don't use that many. You don't have a local print shop that will do that?

Marty52 said...

Now, listen here, Jo... you have got to quit holding all this frustration and anger back... you need to tell us EXACTLY how you feel about these dirt bags... let it all out!! LOL!! They are a bunch of evil people, though!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

ummmm....I'm really afraid to suggest this but you can print your own you know. Or surely there's a copy shop somewhere closeby that could do them for less? (ducking and running now, because I know you're most likely throwing things in frustration).

paulahewitt said...

go for the primitive look - let your kids loose with some cardboard and felt-tips pens and then chop them into business card shapes yourself. OR start your own NZ based printing company and sell them on etsy. Instead of calling them a Moo, you could call them a Baa. please dont tell me to fuck off - im only trying to be helpful...

quiltlion said...

Acutally if you have the right windows program, you could print your own. Buy blank cardstock and design them yourself. I just go down to the local craft store and buy the cardstock, yes, I know that you can get printer ready business cards, but in the end cardstock is cheaper! Lyn G

MichelleMermaid said...

Hey Jo,
Your post gave me such a good laugh!!! It was great.
About Vistaprint, my first experience with them was pretty good. Second experience, well...let's just say I ordered biz cards nearly 1 year ago and never got them!! Just be glad you didn't push the "complete order" button! I'm guessing to NZ it would have taken much longer than 21 days.
Yeah, shipping is such a ripoff.
Hey, what the fuck are MOO cards?! LOL
Dakotah

Doreen G said...

It is so frustrating when you are dealing with faceless people who blame the computer when it all goes wrong.
I like how you described the story and the great use of the "F" word--there are times when no other word will do isn't there.

Cathy K said...

W.T.F. Marty is right; stop holding back there, girl! ggggggg Tried Vista twice, and they were OK, but geez, who wants a generic card?? Did you know that those Moo cards fit PERFECTLY into some mint tins? But I print my own now; so much easier/better. I can use my own artwork on them. And finally, when are you coming stateside?? Now that I know we speak the same language (LOL), you've GOT to come for the CQI Retreat. Hugs, Cat

kiwicarole said...

I was traveling on a bus through Hamilton and it pulled up at the lights, and I looked out the window and we were outside this small building which had a sign up saying "1000 business cards for $99!" When I got home I rang round the local printers to see how much they cost and the prices were much more! So I hunted this place down - I was a woman possessed! lol Anyway found him and I sent him a file and he printed them and I'm really pleased with them. I don't know if he still has the special going, but email me if you want his details.
carole

talia said...

LOL! Jo, i love you, love your blog and the word fuck. On a scale of 1-10 you, your work and your blog are an 11 to me!

I am sorry, however that you had to go through all of this... I hate when i'm "on a mission" and in the end my time was just wasted.

Always looking forward to reading your blog.

Cheers!

Pat Winter said...

Jo, I am now afraid of you,;-0 (only kidding). I used to print my own, and was quite pleased with them. However once I discovered the cute, matte finish Moo cards, I can't turn back. It sounds like such a frustrating waste of time you had to endure. I hope future orders are easier. Sorry my friend.
Hugs,
Pat

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

ROFLOL! How did I miss this post for so long? I'm sorry you had trouble with getting cards - long since over now I hope - but the post was brilliant!
Hugs,
Kerry