Good morning all, sorry we haven’t been around over the last few days… everything at Cards & Candles For All Occasions has been pretty manic over the last few days since we were in talks with a prospective stockist of our items.
We had an ‘out of the blue’ email on Thursday night asking if we would be interested in selling a large quantity of keepsake cards and candles to them on a wholesale basis, of course we jumped at the chance – who wouldn’t? So we arranged quantities and prices and the order was placed but we were advised they required delivery asap so Friday and yesterday was spent sourcing materials and working on the items for her order, early mornings, late nights and blistered hands!! lol.
I spoke to a friend who had also received contact from this woman and the woman had placed an order with her on Friday too… we didn’t think anything of it as we just thought the woman was sourcing her stock from crafters in the Staffordshire area – nothing suspicious there?
Anyway, I emailed the woman with photographs of the progress of her order this morning to get an autoreply from her emails…
Gotcha!!! You’ve been had!!
There is no shop!!!
There is no Helena Carmichael!!!
Lots of UK crafters have been fooled!!!
I have your address!!! Silly person that you are!!!
Thank you for making my weekend!!!
I’m just glad that we had said we wanted full payment BEFORE we would release the order… short term we will be out of pocket for materials, etc but in the longterm we’ve got stock for our craft fairs which we needed to work on anyway.
It just goes to show that taking people at face value isn’t worth it!!
Hope nobody else has been ‘stung’ by this windup 😦