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Well, at least that’s what many people seem to do at the moment. I keep selling more and more puzzles on Zazzle and thought it might be a great idea. These are some of my most popular designs:

Sculpture Unconditional Surrender in San Diego Jigsaw Puzzle
Sculpture Unconditional Surrender in San Diego Jigsaw Puzzle

Colorful Houses of Willemstad, Curacao Jigsaw Puzzle
Colorful Houses of Willemstad, Curacao Jigsaw Puzzle

Santa Monica Pier Sunrise Jigsaw Puzzle
Santa Monica Pier Sunrise Jigsaw Puzzle

Cologne Cathedral - Altar of the Poor Clares Jigsaw Puzzle
Cologne Cathedral – Altar of the Poor Clares Jigsaw Puzzle

Scenic Beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle
Scenic Beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle

Rainy Day in NYC Jigsaw Puzzle
Rainy Day in NYC Jigsaw Puzzle

Sailing Boats at the Baths, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle
Sailing Boats at the Baths, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle

Vintage Vegas Jigsaw Puzzle
Vintage Vegas Jigsaw Puzzle

Super Prominence - Sun in Space Jigsaw Puzzle
Super Prominence – Sun in Space Jigsaw Puzzle

In December 2014 (six weeks ago) I had ordered four coffee mugs from Society6. They were running the usual Christmas promotions and I could get four mugs for the price of three. Still pretty expensive for photo mugs that you could also get in offline shops around every corner or online in a gazillion other cheaper shops but hey – I admit that I only wanted them so that I could brag “Hey, this is my photo on this mug!” and recommend Society6 to my friends and family.

Ok, so it took them six weeks from USA to Germany, of which one week is courtesy to German customs since there was no invoice on the outside. I had to send them infos about the order and about the payment (print from Paypal) and I am really lucky that I did not have to pay taxes!

Anyway, when the parcel just arrived, you could already hear what was going on inside the cardboard box. Let me show you a photo of the inside:

The pieces of my Society6 order

The pieces of my Society6 order

I didn’t know that I had ordered a puzzle!

At first glance the fourth mug looked ok but that’s not the case. It is full of scratches from the debris and the handle is loose. This one won’t survive the dishwasher.

The reason for this chaos is the really poor packaging. Well, poor doesn’t even really cover it. Stupid would be more suitable. The only good thing is that they used one sheet of bubble wrap per mug. But the box is so huge (twice the size the mugs would have needed!), the mugs bounced around and had a party.

Great, really great. This disaster will definitely not convince me to order from Society6 again. I have filled out their form for such situations and asked them for a full refund. I could ask for a new delivery but I do not want to wait 6 more weeks for a second puzzle matching this one. No, thank you.

What are your experiences with Society6 as a buyer?

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