Monday, December 28, 2009

Refund recieved -after 10 months and lots of complaints

Yes, I have received my refund. And suddenly Barbara has all her minions come out and vouch for her.

The thing is, neither I nor the other person would have received anything, if we hadn't had made a lot of noise and created trouble for her.

It's been TEN months, since I placed my order and paid for it in full. There are people out there that haven't received their products and it's been years. This is not the way to run a business. Just because she now backed down and shipped to 2 of the most vocal people does not mean that she's an 'ok person'. Sending product now or giving a refund after so much hassle, does not make it go away or even the score.
There are 10 months (and longer times for others) or not having the funds, nor the
ordered product. Lots of hassle to go through to get this back. Insults and threads
endured. Just because her products supposedly are very good, does not give her
license to steal. Just like a thief paying back when pressured by the courts, does
not make the crime go away.

Integrity is what you do when nobody is watching. And clearly, as long as most people are quiet, she didn't do anything. She just pocketed the money. There is no business owner in the world, that lets their vendors just decided that they'll take months and months to ship their product and then wait for them to send a refund. It's just plain bullsh*t.

I have lots of emails from her (that I have all saved), in which she is ridiculing me and taunting me to go ahead and make complaints and in which she's threatening me. So, I did complain, anyway I could find. Now it just got a little too hot for her and she caved for the 2 most vocal critics.

So, I would suggest for any of you that haven't received your product, be as vocal as you can be. Make sure that you report her to the Georgia Better Business Bureau, because I think those new complaints with them did it for us.

And those of you thinking about buying from her - don't!


  1. Hello, Michaela,
    God Bless you for your Honesty in admitting you received your refund, as I had promised,
    before the end of this year.
    I invite anyone questioning ordering from us, read our DREAMBOOK On the first page of our site:

    There are many more HAPPY people then the handful of people here, who have now been resolved :)

    May you have a Joyous and Prosperous New Year!
    If you made "complaints" with the Georgia BBB, Miss Graham, I suggest you contact them with your update of received refund. There are no complaints on the Georgia BBB website?

    Please check this out yourselves:

    I assure you, your "blog" is not too "hot" for me, or my staff, and you received the refund due to you, as promised, you have a serious chip on your shoulder, madame, and I wish you much HAPPINESS in the New Year!
    I did not "cave", just shipped paid for items, and refunded someone who changed their mind about their purchase, when we have a no refund policy, which I did as a special request for YOU, Miss Michaela.

    Cheers, All!

  2. Michaela - It sounds like you are very upset over this situation. She has refunded your money, so now what is your gripe?
    I am not a "minion" - I did not even known Barbara prior to last week.
    Thanks, Rocco Padula
    Also, since this is a public blog, you should be aware that other members of the public are free to post comments on here publicly.

  3. ^^^^^^^^^^^Rocco is a liar too! ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    From the DEFRAUDED thread:

    Anonymous said...
    Michaela - Did you in fact receive your refund for the Nightbird dress?
    I would just like to say that I am a customer of Barbara's and the Enchanted Mirror. I ordered some things for which the shipment was delayed. However, Barbara refunded my PayPal account immediately, and she has also rectified the situation for me as a customer to the point that I would in fact order from her again. She has some very special Stevie inspired items, and all in all, she has been a very nice person to deal with.
    I cannot comment specifically on the problems that are written about on this blog, but it does seem to me (as an outsider) that some of the blog posts indicate a personal animosity toward Barbara, which is unfortunate, since she is trying to run a business, and she does seem to have the BEST variety of Stevie-inspired items available. The other websites selling Stevie-inspired items do not come close, in my opinion. It is not that difficult to see.
    Rocco Padula in New York
    DECEMBER 28, 2009 10:08 AM
    Anonymous said...
    Hello. I am not sure if a couple comments up was referring to me as "anonymous" - my name is Rocco Padula, from New York, and I ordered from Barbara and want to express myself regarding the POSITIVE experience I have had ordering from her thus far. The reason that my previous post started as "ANONYMOUS said . . . " is because I do not have the requisite account to post a blog under my name. However, that is why I SIGNED my name at the end - Rocco Padula in New York. Thanks.
    PS: I'm still interested in hearing from the blog creator, Michaela - did you receive your refund?
    DECEMBER 28, 2009 2:32 PM

    Watch. Those will disappear too. Minions, bad at that..

  4. Okay, who is the "Anonymous" person above who is saying that I, Rocco, am a liar? REVEAL THYSELF, beast! LOL

  5. ^^^^^I am not a "minion" - I did not even known Barbara prior to last week.
    Thanks, Rocco Padula
    (spell check, huh??) KNOWN how about know??

    Then how can you have been a satisfied customer and gotten your items in a week's time? Or at all for that matter if your account was refunded?? Geeze a whiz...Get your story straight...

    To Quote You, King Rocco McLuin:
    Also, since this is a public blog, you should be aware that other members of the public are free to post comments on here publicly.

    Missy... you are SO Predicable...and such a liar.

  6. Yes, I am aware that all members of the public are allowed to post on here, since it is a public blog, but thank you for quoting me.

    Regarding spell check, if I were to spell check all of the entries on here, I would find many, many more egregious spelling errors, much more egregious than my inadvertent addition of an "n" at the end of the word "know" in the sentence you are harping on, Harpy Missy. Do you know what a "harpy" is? Look it up!

    Sincerely, King Rocco

  7. Funny, no mention of NOT being Barb.

  8. Not applicable to me considering I am MALE. I added the verbiage below for your review.

    Word Origin & History


    c.1375, from Gk. Harpyia (pl.), lit. "snatchers," probably related to harpazein "to snatch" (see rapid). In Homer, personification of whirlwinds and hurricanes; in Hesiod called sisters of Aello and Iris; later represented as ministers of divine vengeance: winged, clawed monsters with female heads and bodies. Metaphoric extension to "greedy person" is c.1400.

  9. Thank you for posting the definition, Mr. Anonymous above. However, due to your lack of grammatical sentence structure, I interpreted your prior post as indicating that your name was "Missy," which I assumed was a female name, hence I characterized you as a harpy.
    King Rocco

  10. Name: Jo and Jim Van Fleet
    Comments: Barb You owe me a wig Tusk, belladonna white wrap around & coverlette. skirt, and something else. like chiffon sash. I pre paid you, money order and check. that was cashed by your Co, and still have not recived my products.. I did recieve Black floppy hat..
    Now it has been more than 4 yrs.. You claimed you needed to learn how to sew as your orders were really stacking up. can you please send these things now to
    JoWynn Sabin Van Fleet
    Po, box 515
    Auburndale, Fla, 33823
    Good for your Karma to send my items
    Have a happy new year
    Item(s) purchased?: 5
    What would you like to see added to the store?: to give me a serious break on my order sent
    Do we need to change anything in the shopping experience here?: send articles pls
    What do you like most about our store?: Love Stevie stuff
    Wednesday, December 30th 2009 - 07:25:47 PM

  11. Barbara Joy McLuin, as of November 20th, 2012, was arrested on 6 counts of ANIMAL CRUELTY and 1 Count of CRUELTY TO A PERSON.

    Her Karma, that she talks so much of, finally caught up to her, so it seems.

    This says it all.
    CASE CLOSED. I'll pray for you, Barbara.