Last week, I was emailed by a German glass supplier/manufacturer offering to send me free samples of frit and glass rods for testing. I usually do not take this up as I am happy with the glass rods and frit I have in my storeroom. However - and you know, there's always room for an however with most women - I decided to take up their offer and indicated my interest.
There was no return reply to my email and I thought that all was forgotten. Two days later, the mailman stuck a padded envelope in my mailbox - that is another thing which I don't understand, just because a padded envelope is used doesn't mean that you can bash the envelope around, stuff it with all your might into a 2" mail slot, why indeed would someone use a padded envelope if they are not fragile items??!! Anyway, with all my own might, it took me several minutes to force-pull the force-pushed envelope out of the 2" slot. It was a struggle and now thinking back, I am glad that I didn't rip out the mailbox from the wall.
Believe me, I was elated that I could try out something new and was looking forward to using them rightaway till I opened the envelope and this bag fell out -
Here's a close up of how they had packaged their freebies plus two 6" glass rod samples wrapped in copy paper which has been removed when I took the photos -
Call me picky, if you wish, but it looks like trash to me. Whether free samples or paid samples or paid merchandise, we are obligated to pack properly to send out to prospective clients. This package to me was so carelessly packed - in German, they say lieblos gepackt - and I can't even decipher the color codes on each of the labels. Why bother to send out samples this way? They certainly have not gain me over as a new customer but actually wasted their money in the whole process. The way they have sent out the samples shows the attitude behind the management. Certainly not a supplier I would wish to buy from.
Ok, so much for my grumbling and rambling; maybe the cause of old age... I shall have some beads to show you in my next update. Have a lovely week!!