Monday, March 14, 2016
Mirina's Excuse For Unexplainably High Shipping
When one girl replied back to the Mirina rep that reached out to her, questioning why the "shipping and handling" charges were o astronomically high for the "free" necklace she was being sent, this is the excuse she was given in response.This particular blogger was asked to pay $60 USD for "shipping and handling" of her necklace.
"Fortunately, we are different than other brands. It is shipping plus weight as noted in the initial email because we pay for half the weight of the metals for ambassadors as the collection pieces are about $0.50 a gram to create and run anywhere from 150-450G per piece. If it was fashion jewelry, it would be pennies to the dollar and of course we could send something for FREE. But for collection pieces we are already putting out $30-60+ per ambassador to help out with the price, so we just ask that they assist in some of the cost so they can take advantage of the other benefits of the program such as the the bonuses, giveaways, networking group, 20-40% commission payouts, etc."
If a company says they are giving you a free piece of jewelry to advertise for them, you should be NOTHING. EVER. Not even shipping! Being told that shipping is this high to send a NECKLACE is a complete lie. Receivers of the necklace that have their order go through customs, are given a dollar amount on the package by customs telling them how much the package is worth. That cost comes up to $3....NEVER. EVER. Anywhere near what Mirina charges people.
You are told you're being charged for weight..$0.50 a gram? Well considering Mirina doesn't make their necklaces and they are ordered from elsewhere, that doesn't make any sense. There should be no "helping of the price" to begin with if you're being told you're a brand rep and getting a free necklace. And the buyer taking up part of that supposed price, has NOTHING to do with bonuses (considering that's not even a real thing and Mirina girls don't ever actually receive any real money. Since they are never told if they have 'sold' a necklace.) or giveaways...and how does networking (being able to talk to other Mirina girls...which you cant do at any time, for free, whether you're a Mirina girl or not) have any sort of financial value to that? They want money to connect you which you can do yourself for free?? and commission payouts? also not a thing. We have not spoken with any girl that has ever received any money for anything from Mirina, or even been told they have sold a necklace. This pathetic excuse and scheme of charging for "shipping" is just a clever con to get you to pay WAY over what the necklace is actually worth. This is how your money is taken. You're never an actual Mirina Girl...despite what they tell you. You bought and paid for a necklace from another country that you can find online for $10 or less, that is not handmade, from New York, or even from Mirina. THIS ladies is the scam. It's all about how much money they can get from you.
Girls are charged a variety of prices for "shipping" the cheapest we have seen was $15 USD (still over the price the necklace is worth) and the most we have seen has been $180.
And now? They're charging girls $25 USD for a mere mention on their Instagram page (which doesn't even have actual followers. They are purchased)...such a shoutout was supposed to come with 'being a mirina girl'. But now they charge for that too?
It's all about money ladies. It always has been.
Posted by Anonymous at 4:13 PM