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Has anyone ordered an amazon mystery box and been happy with what arrived? I got a wee plastic bag with something to plug into car cigarette lighter, not sure what it is. I paid for the £77.99 surprise and to be honest I AM.

KarenBain
a month ago
What do you think of this?
MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

I would be outraged.

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KarenBain
KarenBain
Original Poster
a month ago

MelissaLee1963 keep thinking surely something else to come lol wishful thinking.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

KarenBain Hopefully it'll come back to you in some other way Karen.

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KarenBain
KarenBain
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a month ago
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davidstockport
davidstockporta month ago

Is it not covered by the Amazon returns policy? If it isn't and you've paid £77.99 for some piece of tat that supposedly plugs into a car cigarette lighter, it might help you feel better if you actually did return it and suggest they plug it in somewhere else.

You could of course ask them when and how the car with the cigarette lighter, to use it, is arriving. :-)

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KarenBain
KarenBain
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a month ago

davidstockport very good. May ask for the 🚘 to put it in. Great 💡 🤣🤣🤣

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Golfforall
Golfforalla month ago

I doubt it , as it will be Amazon Marketplace "tat" . Probably an FM tuner ? Widely available from Amazon Marketplace sellers for £6 - £8 but obviously reduced from a totally made up and unfeasible "Original selling price " of £60 to £80 odd .

I have spent the last 2 years on here urging members to compare items and learn the value before "liking" or even worse "buying " such items 🙄.

"You can lead a horse to water , but you can't make it drink " 😏

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davidstockport
davidstockporta month ago

Golfforall You really shouldn't have needed to spend time urging people to compare prices or quality of items before buying them... it's common sense.* But it isn't common sense for people not to like items without checking when they're offered 25 points a day (over £9 a year) for spending just a few seconds a day excercising their clicking finger.

* unfortunately common sense isn't as common as its name implies.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

a very valid point! I might 'gamble' a fiver ...tho I doubt it .....but even at that price I'd expect a deal and I would become very anti Amazon or anti any firm that ripped me off like that. I'd certainly say to return it! I can't see how Amazon can benefit? ... so much ill feeling and bad publicity.

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KarenBain
KarenBain
Original Poster
a month ago

davidstockport I agree with you but I do have common sense just didn't use good judgement in the early hrs. I don't believe that no one else has ever made a bad call but in no way does it make them stupid.

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davidstockport
davidstockporta month ago

KarenBain In no way did I imply people without common sense were stupid. We all lack common sense at times😀,https://www.aconsciousrethink.com/12408/lack-common-sense/

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suga0147
suga0147a month ago

Amazon does mystery box's what is that about

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa month ago

Many years ago you used to get auctions where a box was sold for £5 and maybe there were 50 boxes and one contained something worth much more than £5. I never bought such a box but I remember someone who did and they got a clock so awful that it's wood veneer (plastic print) case only just had enough strength to keep its shape and at the centre of this clock was one of those super cheap clock mechanisms. Oh man it was so awful and tacky it just made me laugh how dire it was. I think in the end someone spilt water on it and it was like that witch in the wizard of oz that just melts. The case was partially a sort of cardboard and it just soaked up the water and disintegrated.

Perhaps I'm horrible for pointing this out but I saw a market in Africa on TV that seemed to sell the same clocks or very similar. Definitely a poverty spec product.

Anyway it put me off mystery boxes for life.

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KarenBain
KarenBain
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a month ago

BonzoBanana ty for reply. I should have known better but have learnt from it.

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angelik
angelika month ago

I was considering ordering a jewellery mystery box on Amazon, but decided not to. It's a nice idea to get a mystery box, but there are too many disappointed customers, like yourself, and that puts me off.

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KarenBain
KarenBain
Original Poster
a month ago

angelik I should have read the reviews first. I won't do it again. Lol

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angelik
angelika month ago

KarenBain The reviews on the one I was interested in were pretty bad. It's a shame because it is a fun idea to buy a mystery box.

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KarenBain
KarenBain
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a month ago

angelik thats what I thought and was quite excited. No such luck 😒

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Mick82
Mick82a month ago

I ordered one a few years ago can’t remember how much it cost and got a big inflatable unicorn 🦄 my niece absolutely loved it so wasn’t a complete waste

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Golfforall
Golfforalla month ago

Why would you ? All Amazon marketplace "Tat" and we all surely know by now the real "value " of such items 😏. So for say £50 you might get a Muscle massager (value £15 ) , resistance bands (value £6 ) and a useless IR thermometer (value £4 ) if you are lucky ! - Original selling prices 🙄 typically stated as £100 plus 😯. But we all surely know these items can be bought for £20 odd !

"Mystery Box " values will be justified by totally made up "original selling prices " and so you are very unlikely to be refunded .

When you can buy identical items for 10% - 20% of their purported " original selling prices " why buy blind ? Or to be perfectly honest why even contemplate buying any Amazon marketplace "Tat" ?

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KarenBain
KarenBain
Original Poster
a month ago

Golfforall I appreciate your reply. I agree with what your saying but as I hadn't done this before and it was very late I thought a surprise would be nice. Didn't put too much thought into it. Its my own fault that the surprise was crap. I will NOT do it again. Just wanted to warn others x

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cocolgooh
cocolgooha month ago

I bought a couple from eBay a few years ago and got 15 door handles in one (ideal as I was actually changing the door handles in my house at the time so it saved me having to go get some!) and 100 wrist lanyards for phones or cameras in the other (which I’m still working my way through now, and do use). I only spent £4.99 on each though, and wasn’t really bothered by what came. I was just curious. Never expected door handles though!

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RegularComper90
RegularComper90a month ago

No

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
LD Team
a month ago

Just a gentle reminder to keep these chats on topic please - thanks a lot 🙂

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ch7leach
ch7leacha month ago

£70+ for a mystery box seems way excessive in cost. I have always thought I should try one (cheaper one though) but based one what I have read here I think I will forget it lol

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KarenBain
KarenBain
Original Poster
a month ago

ch7leach the value was £70.99 but I paid less on a deal. Either way it wasn't worth it .

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