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Mysterious gift; WWYD?

  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    So UPS just showed up with a box, addressed to DH, that contains a Keurig! (Incidentally, we have talked about wanting a Keurig but weren’t planning to splurge on one.) The sending address is a company name and there’s no gift note or packing slip or anything so we have no idea who it’s from. I’m not sure if someone wanted to surprise us anonymously, or if perhaps someone ordered it for us online but the company forgot to include the packing slip with the gift note?

    WWYD? Do you think it’s appropriate to post about it on FB thanking the giver, hoping it’s someone we’re FB friends with?

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  • embra
    Participant

    Yes. Maybe as “We received a present in the mail from Company Name, but no sender name was included. If it was you etc.” rather than listing the actual item? I don’t know what a Keurig is, but if it is a splurge item, that way other FB friends won’t feel bad about whatever they sent or didn’t send if it is more modest. Or you can try calling the company to find out who it is from.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    It’s this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16896606035

    Definitely a very generous gift and more than we and our friends/family usually spend on each other! I’m also vaguely wondering if I won a giveaway that I’ve forgotten about (i.e. I never saw the winner notification), since I follow money-saving blogs and enter giveaways a few times a month or so.

    Momkey
    Momkey
    Participant

    Could your husband have sent it as a surprise gift for you? :/ As Embra said, you could post a thank you on FB but don’t mention what it was! My sister wanted one of them for a long time, and still haven’t got one, because of the price! :)

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    I think it would be fine to ask on FB. Like embra said, maybe not say what it was but say you would like to thank whoever was generous in surprising you with a nice gift. :)

    How fun!!

    jasonlovessara
    jasonlovessara
    Participant

    Can you call the company? I would – it would drive me nuts not knowing who it was from

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    Have you found out any more about this yet??

    jasonlovessara
    jasonlovessara
    Participant

    lol – I came in to check too yellowwatts :)

    NMteacher
    NMteacher
    Participant

    How fun! I would definitely call the company!!

    NMteacher
    NMteacher
    Participant

    Would it have been addressed to him if you had entered a contest, though?

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    NMteacher, I realized that later.

    I’ve had a hard time getting an answer from the company. They have super long wait times if you call, they haven’t responded to my email yet (even their auto reply says to expect a reply within 24 hrs), and I can’t get their live chat to work. (Every time I submit my initial message, I get this “processing” message for a long time and nothing ever happens.)

    DH definitely didn’t order it.

    Just curious; why would you not say what it is on FB? A lot of people I know have Keurigs. Do you think that would seem braggy? I don’t think others would feel bad about not spending that much on us since it’s outside of our mutual normal range.

    jasonlovessara
    jasonlovessara
    Participant

    I would have mentioned it on FB – it is a really nice gift but not too crazy expensive. Plus your friends would know that you are not bragging over it.
    Enjoy it!

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Thanks, Sara!
    I will probably repost in a day or two in case the giver didn’t see it the first time and I might mention what it is then. :)

    Btw I did finally get their live chat to work but she wasn’t much help. She couldn’t look it up by the order number (does that surprise anyone else?) but then was asking for my billing phone nr to look it up by that, or saying maybe if they looked it up by my card number … obviously since I’m not the one who ordered it, that wouldn’t pull up anything! ;) Ultimately she said she’d send the request on to their internal help desk and I should hear something within 3-5 days, but I’m antsy so I went ahead and posted on FB yesterday. No responses there yet though (other than a joking one).

    jasonlovessara
    jasonlovessara
    Participant

    It doesn’t make me thinking too highly of this site… I had never really heard of them before and their CS makes me not want to order from there

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    Maybe you just got it by mistake somehow since the company is not seeming all that credible??? Could your husband’s place of work sent it? I know last year we got some Omaha Steak brand porkchops out of the blue delivered to us and they ended up being from one of my husband’s coworkers.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Yeah, Sara, it was pretty frustrating! I don’t know if it was this one person who’s not too bright or them in general. I remember a friend recommending this site to me for electronics but that was years ago … I may have actually ordered a Palm Pilot from them, which tells you how long ago it was. ;) And my experience then was good. Weird though.

    Yellowwatts, I don’t know. Maybe? But we never ordered anything from them and they somehow had his name and our new address in their system. If his work had sent it they would have said something. (especially since they’re all FB friends with me and would have seen the post :) )

    I am really dying to know though!

    Momkey
    Momkey
    Participant

    If it wasn’t sent to you by mistake, whomever sent it to you, may not reply to your post anyway! Then obviously they want to be a secret Santa!!!

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    This would be bugging the heck out of me if I were you! lol

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Right, momkey. I said in my post that if they did send it, to please message me so I could thank them and that if it was intended to be anonymous, then please know that we really appreciate their thoughtful and generous gift and that we’ve already put it to good use!

    But yeah, Kendra, it’s totally bugging me not to know! :) This is showing me that in the future if I order someone an anonymous gift I should make sure to sign it “A friend” or something, just so they don’t (like me) wonder if whoever sent it was mad that they never got a thank you! (If it’s someone I’m not FB friends with or who didn’t see the post.)

    Magster
    Magster
    Keymaster

    I’ve seen two different FB friends post similar messages for gifts that arrived with no note or name attached. I wonder if the anonymous thing is a new trend! It would definitely drive me crazy too.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    That’s interesting, Magster! Maybe? Or maybe the companies are slacking with remembering to include packing slips? Doesn’t it seem odd that there wasn’t a packing slip? Or do some online retailers just not send them?

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