Wednesday, January 1, 2014

December Little Black Bag

Honestly I can't remember why I opened a LBB bag this month. I think they were having a sale and I figured I had some exchange items in my account so why not. I opened my bag with a sale item so everything in this bag ended up costing me about $28.00.

Existing members are automatically VIP members. The basics of the VIP memberships is that you are charged $9.95 a month which you can put towards a bag or save your credits and open a bag when you're ready. If you don't want to be charged just be sure and skip by the 5th of every month. If you do end up getting charged they money just sits in your account until you are ready to use it.

Shipping is $5.95 in the US except Alaska, Hawaii, APO/FPO and Puerto Rico is $11.95 and Canada is $15.95.

The good: 

Like to shop? It's fun looking though the gallery and picking out treasures. I have found trading to be extremely slow so I would say don't count on being able to trade your items.    

The value:  Your bag is guaranteed to be worth more than you paid.    

The brands. The brands range from very well known to not so well known with price ranges to match and they are always adding more.  Also they add new products a few times a week.       

Multiple treasures:  You can score multiple treasures and use them for gifts at a fraction of the cost. 

Variety. They have handbags, sunglasses, cell phone cases, iPad cases, earrings, wallets, nail polish, home items, etc.  You will find something you like. 

The price:  Depending on what you open your bag with the price is very fair.

Received your items but didn't like it:  LBB will let you return the item for an exchange or refund.  

Referral program. They just changed their referral program so now when you refer people they get 25% off and you get a item worth $50 in your bag. What a great deal!

The not so good:

Pictures: They show pictures of the items and list the sizes but I would like to see them on a model (real or fake) to see the scale.  I have received a couple of pairs of earrings that were bigger than I thought they were going to be.   

Want more, more more?:  For now you can only open one bag at a time however there is no limit to the number of bag you can open.  

December Little Black Bag

All my Little Black Bag Treasures with retail price listed:

Deux Lux Gigi iPad Sleeve. Value = $62.00 - This was my pick. It's totally not necessary since I have a case on my iPad but I love this little carrying case. 

Jules Smith Wishbone necklace. Value = $65.00 - This was a VIP gift for opening a bag. I tried like heck to trade this away but I had no luck. I will probably send this back for an exchange.

Clairol Professional Volume Mousse. Value = $11.00 (not pictured) - I forgot to leave this out for the picture and I was too lazy to go get it from the bathroom. I actually traded some earrings for this because it's something I will use and I didn't need more earrings. 

Guess Farol Flats. Value = $79.00 - This was an exchange item. I thought these were cute but they fit kind of weird on me. I'm undecided if I'm keeping them or not. 

Betsey Johnson Groovy Bow Muffler. Value = $54.00 - This was a referral gift (Thanks Lisa E.!) I was so excited when this showed up in my bag. I love this scarf!

The total value of this bag is $138.00 without the referral item. Considering I paid $27 for this bag I think it's a great deal. I will say though trading was extremely slow and other than the mousse I didn't receive any other trade offers worth entertaining. I am super happy with all my treasures though. I love the iPad carrying case, even though I really didn't need it. The scarf is super soft and thick. I can't wait to actually use it. The mousse I will use for sure also. I'm going to send back the necklace for an an exchange and I'm undecided about the shoes. 

Verdict: Trading is slow but I got a good deal on this bag. 

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