Post # 1
So, basically I ordered a reception dress from BHLDN, which isn’t super expensive by wedding dress standards, but certainly expensive by normal dress standards, and they didn’t require a signature for delivery. BHLDN said it arrived, but I never received it, so I assumed someone stole it from my front door (I live in a city). Luckily, BHLDN is awesome, and they sent me a new dress at no extra charge- yay! I absolutely love it!
Fast forward a month, and I receive a text message from a random number at 11 pm saying there is an expensive dress in an open box on my front door. (They must have gotten it from the order form in the box). I go down (which may not have been the smartest thing?)….and lo and behold, the original dress is there, with some weird pillowcase in the box as well. I respond “thank you etc” and then the person goes on and on about how they were at the bar drinking, and again and again about how their friend got jilted out of all this money and whatnot. At first I was like, “wow there is hope for humanity, this package reappeared!” and now I just feel kind of weirded out that this random person has my number, and my name, and knows where I live, and expects me to what – give him reward money or something because his friend was jilted out of money? Maybe I am just overanalyzing it, but I am kind of weirded out.
Anyways, I guess I will just return the dress to BHLDN….I appreciate that they sent the second one, no questions asked, and I don’t need 2 versions of the same dress! I would also feel really unethical trying to sell it or something. Anyone else have weird things like this happen?
Post # 2
happycamper8: Very bizarre. I guess there isn’t a big street demand for wedding gowns? I guess you can’t trade one for smack. What is most strange is that the dress was returned to you instead of ending up in the trash.
OP, I’d assume that someone you know had something to so with the dress getting taken. I could be wrong, but that seems like the most logical conclusion.
Post # 3
That is weird. I had something kinda sorta like that. We had a box of diamonds and jeweler that was mistakening sent to our apartment from a Jared store. There was no name on it or signature required. The mail guy just dropped it in front of our door in a large open apartment complex. When we got home from work and opened it, we saw all the diamonds and jeweler that had been sent in for repairs etc. There was also an invoice/statement of the estimated worth of the items in the package. $50,000+. It was so awkward. We took it to Jared (down the street from us) and they were so embarassed/shocked/thankful that we returned their obviously HUGE mistake. The offered us 50% off an anniversary ring or piece of jewelry for our honesty.
The best part though, we put on all the jewelry on every finger and up our wrists and took pics to send to our friends, LOL.
Post # 4
happycamper8: Yeah I loathe the way UPS and USPS deliver to my home. Our previous USPS postal carrier would either put boxes on top of our recycling bin (a cardboard box on top of a receptacle designed to be filled by empty cardboard boxes…seriously, not smart) or literally just drop them over the gate, which is shoulder-level. We heard a crash and came out to find we’d received a package. As for UPS, I don’t know if the carrier in my area is just wildly antisocial or if they’re in way too much of a hurry but he literally rings the bell and sprints for the truck. In the past they’d hold the package at your door and wait a minute before putting it down and leaving a sticker on your door. I’ve been right at the door when it rang and by the time I open it he’s getting into his seat, it’s bizarre. Between all the invitations that were returned for no reason, the one item I ordered from Etsy that never arrived, and the insane cost of postage stamps, getting married really made me hate mail.
Post # 5
OP, that is crazy! It sounds like someone stole it and was too dumb to know they could easily sell it online, so they decided to give it back and try to get some money out of you otherwise. I once came home to find that a package of mine had been taken (it showed delivered, but was nowhere to be found) then then next day it was on my stoop at my apartment, opened. It was aquarium filters, and the dumbo that took it had even opened each individual filter (I suppose, looking for anything worth stealing). I’m just glad they were “kind” enough to give it back as opposed to just throwing it away.
Post # 6
Lily_of_the_valley: Hilarious! Wearing it all was definitely worth the trouble of returning it!