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Astoria Activewear

So I’m one of those people who get sucked into brand ambassador type things if I REALLY like the brand. I mean you can get a massive discount from some of them.
This is absolutely the worst brand on the internet and girls eat this sh*t up. They gave me a 45% off discount to be a brand ambassador and I was all for it because I just started working out more and liked the matching sets. I ordered one in particular, and if you’re not familiar with the brand it’s roughly $55-70 per article of clothing. After I placed the order I happened to find the same exact 2 piece set on multiple stores online including the infamous SHEIN website that has everything. Shein has these sets for $100 cheaper and I guarantee Amazon probably does too.
I was like whatever I’ll just return it as soon as it comes- so I bought the cheaper one from a different brand as well. Not only did Astoria take like… 3 whole weeks to ship me it from “Virginia” and my shein order from China came faster, but when I went to return Astoria’s overpriced crap, they only refunded me store credit. I was pissed. I found something I liked from them even though all their options are disgustingly overpriced, and went to use the store credit. Plot twist: since you only get back what you paid for with the discount, you ultimately pay the difference and then they tack on another $7 for shipping. AND you can’t even add the discount with your store credit.
Anyways I ended up being scammed of like $50?? AND paying an additional probably- $30? For the return, difference in cost, and shipping when I didn’t even want anything to begin with.

Short: They reel you in with a huge discount, not reliable, and the return policy is ridiculous- you end up losing way more money than you spent to begin with. They probably resell their products from the same warehouse Shein gets theirs from.


The content was posted by Miski2000 on 2021-03-10 16:00:48 via reddit

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3 Comments

  1. If people want you to be a brand ambassador, and want you to pay for their product, it’s just best to walk away.

  2. Classic !influencer scam – you pay for the privilege of buying marked-up crap from a no-name reshipper.

  3. Also made a Reddit account just to post this because I’m so frustrated. This whole process has probably taken 7 weeks.

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