It is well known to all my friends and family that I am a David Bowie fan. I have loved him since I was 15 and even made a special trip to London to visit the Bowie Is retrospective at the V & A two days in a row.
So I was tickled to see this David Bowie advent calendar pop up as a sponsored post on my social media.
I will definitely not be ordering it though, because of the
- dubious web address
- very basic web design
- lack of contact details
- you are unable to pay via Paypal
- and pages like the ‘Shipping’ one (screenshot below), make me think the product won’t be as it looks in the photographs, if it arrives at all.
I hate to be suspicious but I learned this lesson the hard way. Websites like these usually don’t even exist anymore by the time you have a problem. You can sometimes also dispute the payment via your card provider (particularly if it is a credit card) but your money is often gone for good.
If any of my readers do order anything though, I would be so happy to be proven wrong!