Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Avon Calling? I'll call your Avon...

While in the casino hotel a couple of weeks ago, I tried some of Auntie Linda’s makeup that she has recently discovered. It’s Avon foundation, of which I wear very little, just enough to cover the really scary places on my face, but anyway, I was glad to get to try it, because I liked it, and I decided to order some. I found a girl at work who sells the stuff, so I e-mailed her that I wanted an Avon book, and within ten minutes I had the latest Avon book on my desk. “Wow,” I thought, “she’s going to be easy to deal with.” I’ve had a long, aggravating history with Avon people and that’s too bad, because they make the best hand cream and lip liners in the world. I know, because I’ve tried them all. You don’t get to be my age without some sort of useful knowledge, even if it is just about hand creams and lip liners. So, I placed an order with my new Avon representative, R.C., about fourteen days ago. Again, I know a little something about this process, and when I still didn’t have my products yesterday, I e-mailed her and very nicely asked her when she’d have my order for me. When I got to work this morning, there was an Avon bag on my desk. I should have known better than to get too excited. Inside the bad were three of the five products I had ordered and no receipt. I e-mailed R.C. and asked her how much I owed her, and that I didn’t receive the two lip liners I’d ordered, and would they be coming later. I was very nice and restrained in this e-mail, although I really wanted to let her have it = NO MEDS ANYMORE. She replied to me with three little words: “I have them.” I guess she meant she still had the lip liners. She didn’t indicate how much I owed her, or if she was holding the lip liners for ransom, or what. I didn’t reply, because I would have gotten fired for the nasty e-mail I would have sent. I also didn’t hear from her again today, so now I don’t know what to do. I do know, however, that from now on I’ll order the shit online and pay the extra postage. It will be far cheaper than getting a lawyer to defend me for what I’d really like to do.

8 comments:

Miz S said...

Stupid Avon lady! Definitely order online next time.

Angela in Europe said...

Just wait until after work and then "talk" to her.

Irene said...

I'm so sorry for you! things like that drive me CRAZY!

Crazy MomCat said...

I had something like that happen too with a scrapbooking order. A friend of mine had a party and we all ordered about $50 worth of stuff. The rep was all gung-ho and we expected to get our stuff in a couple of weeks. Well, long story short, she disappeared. For more than two months we heard nothing. No phone calls were returned, no emails, not even when her upline got involved.

Then, out of the blue, she contacts my friend with our order about 3 months after the party without offering any explanation and just some token $5.00 free coupons for our "inconvenience. What was worse is that it was at Xmas and several of us had given our family email links to her site so we could get our xmas presents through her and they couldn't order either. UGH!

I say you take that lipliner and write MORON right on the girl's face when she tries to deliver it. (Uh, who needs to be on meds now? hehehe)

Diamond Lil said...

I don't think R.C. will be driving the signature pink caddy anytime soom. Or, is that Mary Kay?

Daphne_Blue said...

Argh! That super sucks. What really super sucks? I used to sell Avon, and I would've been your kickass Avon representative from the heavens, LOL.

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Sometimes people are just NERDS.

Anonymous said...

I don't have that problem with GAYLE, my Avon lady who gave me an extra book for you. She delivers my product to me after work or on Saturday. She's a gem.

Library Lady said...

When I worked at a library in NYC, we had a neighborhood Avon lady who was aggressive beyond belief. One of our staff was a very good customer of hers, and she'd knock on the door to ask to talk to her when we were closed to the public!

I never bought anything from her, because I KNEW if I did, I'd never get away from her.

I occasionally buy Avon stuff, but always on line. They're aggressive that way too--I get constant e-mails from them. Still it's a lot easier to hit that delete key than to get away from an Avon barracuda lady!