What I’m about to say isn’t going to make me a whole bunch of friends…but it needs to be said…

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Mixed tapes, jax, black

I’m already tired of LuLaRoe.

There, I said it.

Don’t get me wrong. I love my leggings, skirts, and dresses I’ve purchased or been gifted. They are super soft and comfy. I have leggings in space ships, stars, crocodiles, elephants, mixed tapes, jax, black, unicorns, lavender and red. I have a skirt that looks like the back ground from those amazing 90s school pictures and some other fun.

I could do without the insane price tags, but hey, if I love something I’ll spend the money.

But I don’t like their sales model. It feels like they prey on the “OMG I HAVE TO HAVE IT AND BE SPECIAL” nature of people. I get it. I make my own skirts and accessories for because I like something original.

It’s not a bad model for sales (morality being another story), but they create artificial scarcity and the rest is just ugly, but you keep looking through it and start to think maybe it’s not so bad? (But you can’t send it back if you hate it when you get it home.)

I also don’t like the inconvenience. You have to be on fb when the sales start to even potentially get anything cute. I never remember and I’m not on fb that much. Do people set alarms? Do they rely on others to tag them in posts and hope you see it? Do you do what I’ve resorted to doing and having my aunt (who loves shopping the folders!) just be on the lookout for something and then claim sold with my email address? (Is that even really allowed?)

I don’t like how they’ve filled up my news feed with posts to build excitement and games. When I see the little notification go on and it’s one of the groups and not a friend, it makes me a little sad. The other day I had 9 notifications and each one was about a group name change or that a photo has been posted.

I don’t like how a lot of the consultants I’ve come across are crappy about taking down sold items so you get excited you finally tracked down a “unicorn” but no, that was sold last week, sorry #notsorry. (Seriously, I’ve met more consultant jerks though this than any other company and I meet a lot of consultants at craft shows!)

I thought I wanted a tab or app that tells me who is having active or pop up sales but I don’t anymore. A website I can just go order from would be nice, but honestly after hand stitching a pair of leggings for my friend’s daughter (they got “zippered”) I’m kind of done with the whole thing.

Sorry consultants on a personal journey. I’m over it. My own personal journey says I don’t need to be part of yours anymore – at least not for this brand. Now, when I see a notification, I smile because it means I can leave the group. Please don’t add me back.

*I’m not knocking anyone who sells or loves their LLR. The whole process is just not for me. Thanks for understanding!*

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I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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5 Responses to What I’m about to say isn’t going to make me a whole bunch of friends…but it needs to be said…

  1. Kristie says:

    Im with you on this 100%. I was crazy abut Lularoe at first, but now I’m pretty much done. I still occasionally look, but I’m good with what I’ve got.

  2. All. Of. This. Seriously, submit this someplace, because I think tons of people agree. I hate to say it, but I think this company is headed for a crash-and-burn kind of loss of popularity if they don’t adjust their structure to correct some of their issues.

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