Question of the day.

When was the last time you returned an item you had purchased?

My answer:

A few weeks ago, and it was a bra. I have a never-ending problem with bras, as my body type doesn’t seem to go in line with what’s considered typical by lingerie manufacturers. ๐Ÿ˜€ I have a really small waist while at the same time having a large cup size. That in itself always means that there’s a huge hunt involved whenever Bibiel’s looking for a bra, plus there are also some other factors involved which narrow down possible choices for me even more. My Mum needed to shop for some clothes with Sofi, and she found some bra that she thought could be perfect for me, so, because I do have a shortage of bras at the moment, which she knew about, she spontaneously bought it. However when I tried it it turned out it wasn’t really all that great for me, and my Mum didn’t even think that our seamstress would be able to make it significantly more fitting – my Mum and Sofi are also body-atypical each in her own areas so yeah, we need a seamstress, lol – so, well, had to return it. Luckily I’m not going out much these days, and am not even riding, which is naturally when I particularly need a well-fitting bra, so it’s not an urgent problem.

How about you? ๐Ÿ™‚

14 thoughts on “Question of the day.”

  1. Wow, sorry about the bra problem! That bites. I buy mine at Amazon, and I just keep reordering the same ones a few pairs a year. Their elastic ultimately dies, so I keep replacing them on occasion. I buy a new color every time so I can track how old each bra is: navy blue is recent, so they’re in good shape, gray ones are in reasonably good shape from last year, and I’ll only wear the beige ones from several years ago if I’m out of other clean laundry. Random bra commentary! I do wish you could find good bras!

    Hmm…. what have I returned… oh! I’ll check my Amazon account. It looks like I returned some shoes I’d bought for my dad that he didn’t care for. (I mean, I didn’t buy them as a gift, but I used his credit card because he doesn’t shop online.) And I returned a lightbox for SAD that I couldn’t get used to and then wound up not needing. I guess I haven’t returned anything more recently!

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    1. Yeah bra problems can definitely bite, especially for someone who hates clothes shopping as much as I do. ๐Ÿ˜€ I wish you could just buy such things once and not have to care about replacing them, haha. I’m glad though that it’s a lot less tricky in your case. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I am thick,pear shaped,and a D cup. This makes bra shopping a nightmare. I unfortunately passed the atypical body to Spook,so finding clothes to fit her long legs and long torso is nightmarish.

    I bought a prepaid phone back in December only to find out there is only one network that works in my rural corner. Back it went,but the $40 talk time card was non refundable. Total bummer.

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    1. It’s weird how so many people actually are atypical in some way, yet a lot of clothes manufacturers seem to think we’re almost all very similar in terms of shape and proportions. It’s really annoying.
      That sounds like a real bummer with the phone!


      1. What truly irks me is the clothing size disparity between different countries. My kid wears a large here. But if I order from a site in China,it has to be a 1x so her belly does not show when she lifts her arms. She is only 11 and hardly overweight so people in China must just be tiny. I much prefer American clothing which sometimes run true to size.
        Yeah,the phone thing sucked but I ended up with an even better model so sunshine behind a cloud,sorta.

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    2. Yeah, it’s a bit strange and can get confusing, but I guess it does reflect the fact that people in different countries might indeed have differing body types that are more or less common in their population, at least very generally speaking.
      Ah, that’s a great thing at least that now you’ve got a better one! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. I donโ€™t return things very often, so I donโ€™t remember. I mostly wear bralettes. Theyโ€™re not supportive, but since I spend most of my time at home, Iโ€™m okay with that.

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    1. I don’t return things often either, it’s a lot of hassle sometimes.
      Bralettes are good, I usually sleep with one or wear it during the day when I’m not going anywhere and just can’t be bothered with a bra.

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  4. I’m so sorry about the bra problem. Shopping for bras is a nightmare for me too, as I hate those metallic things that go in them usually (the English word escapes me) and I have both a large cup and waistline size.

    As for your question, I rarely return something I’ve purchased because of the trouble. I once returned an aroma diffuser because I wouldn’t be able to operate it without causing myself harm, since if you touched a certain part it would be a burn risk or whatever. Anyway, the thing cost over โ‚ฌ100 so my husband insisted I return it, but I had to persist real much to get my money back.

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    1. Oh yeah, I know what you mean, I hate these too, whatever they’re called. ๐Ÿ˜€
      I agree that most of the time it’s too much trouble with returning things, but with that diffuser I think I would do that too.

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  5. I don’t think I’ve returned things unless it’s due to the supplier sending me the wrong item.

    For bras, I think reddit’s ABraThatFits has helped a lot of people find bras once they know their sizes.

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  6. My weight/inflammation fluctuates so much I get all my bras from Shapermint now. But the last thing I returned…hmmm…its been so long, I literally cannot remember. I rarely buy new clothes or shoes and if I do the clothes are elastic waistband and one-size-fits-all or so cheap (I’m a clearance rack shopper) I just donate them if they don’t fit or I don’t like them. My husband, on the other hand, grabs everything he thinks he needs from a hardware store, comes home to realize he got the wrong screws or something, and then starts the back and forth cycle. He’s not a fan of lists and spreadsheets, like me.

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