Easter Gifts $299.00 shipping!!!

@Modestah (11195)
United States
March 14, 2008 6:49am CST
I love www.hearthsong.com 's products... they are wholesome and interesting. I was going to purchase a few things as gifts for my daughters but found the shipping was not to my liking. So, a few more days pass and I get an email advertising $2.99 shipping in honor of leap day (Feb 29) so I quickly got my order in to take advantage of such a savings. I got my order 2 days ago - looked through the box... everything was there... nice! I do not usually spend so much on Easter presents but I got the pysanka set for my eldest daughter - she is so creative and I thought I would like to try it myself... anyhow the order came close to $50 in products... imagine my surprise when I look at the invoice and the total cost said $349!!! WHAT? they charged me $299.00 in shipping instead of $2.99 what about those poor folks who do not scrutinize their invoices.... sheesh .... did I pay for an armored truck delivery? Has anything like this happened to you before, do share!
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
14 Mar 08
what is a pysanka set? that sounds quite interesting! i work at a place that ships stuff out and we tend to under charge instead of over charging...what did you do? did you call the company?
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@Modestah (11195)
• United States
14 Mar 08
it is an egg decorating kit - for the ukranian style of easter eggs... very beautiful. I did not like the isntructions that came with the kit - for beginning use but I ordered the children's book on how to - and it is a wonderful book $8.95 Yes, I called the company - the service rep thought it was really funny, funnier than I did anyhow. hehe.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
14 Mar 08
I have never had that happen....but maybe they had someone special driving the delivery truck! Did you get a good look at them? LOL
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
15 Mar 08
hah! maybe they should pay me for the honor of delivering to my home... hehee.
@Fishmomma (11538)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Wow, I would call them and get them to correct the charge. I would have been shocked looking at the bill. Good luck getting it fixed.
• United States
25 Mar 08
That kind of mistake could have caused me a lot of problems in the past. That is a big one. Is the company making it right for you?
• United States
18 Mar 08
I love how the catalog opens for easy shopping. I tried to get that one a few years ago. I am not all that into easter treats. My daughter is 13 and that stage is over.
• United States
14 Mar 08
Did you contact the company about the shipping cost mistake?