Thursday, 11 October 2012

Glossy Box Canada - Is a 40% Increase In Price Acceptable For OK Products?

Hey Beauties ,
A couple days ago many of us who are subscribed to Glossy Box Canada received an email stating that as of October for new member subscriptions the price of the box will increase from $15.00 to $21.00 Canadian,

























Now I don't know about any of you, but this literally blew my mind for many reasons. The first reason being their was no initial warning except any email that was placed the same month the changes were to take place. I guess it started by a new website makeover or perhaps it was the NYX palette that "blew" many individuals minds in Septembers box? My thoughts on Glossy Box have not always been the greatest but never the less I have continued to stay a loyal customer and continue to receive average drugstore products for $15.00 most of the time sample size. I normally have complaints like any other person with these beauty boxes but keep them to myself as I guess it's a risk we all take when things aren't as promised or some products are not something we will use. My concern going forward is will this subscription be worth $21.00 a 40% increase from $15.00, I am concerned because on Glossy Box's Facebook it was stated that nothing really will change with the boxes except the pricing. I am not willing to spend $6.00 more for a box that is going to be filled with sample sized items or items that are no good for me it just does not make any sense due to the fact that these boxes are suppose to be tailored to my "beauty profile"

The reason for my post is to reach out and ask all my readers the question I continue to stumble on, "With no drastic changes in the box except for the price will $21.00 be worth this monthly subscription? This month (October) use "loyal" glossies will receive our box at $15.00 so I am going to see what this month has to offer. I will update you all , in the meantime, I would love for you all to comment your thoughts below



16 comments:

  1. No I don't see how this box could be worth this price. People are still trying to pick themselves up from a financial nightmare. People have been complaining on their website about "drugstore brands" and then with one decent box they throw this at us?? I am much the same for the most part I try to keep to myself but this has me going insane. I can't believe they didn't loose all their clientele over this.. Too much too soon? They haven't been around a year and this already no thanks I am quite happy to cancel.

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    1. Kathleen you are absolutely correct, I have been keeping close tabs for a few days now on the whole situation , not only did they do this but for those who chose Paypal for a payment option are no longer able to use it!

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    2. The saddest part is, the NYX Palette that everyone was so pleased with, really shows how little GlossyBox has done. If you visit the NYX website you'll see this Palette is clearanced saled from $25.00 down to $9.99. I seen it at a liquidation center for 5 bucks. That said, I think it was overstock that Glossy got for nothing. To make it even worse, NYX is still a drugstore brand. This is not high end make up by any stretch. Sad how little they think of their customers.

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  2. I'm not a picky person or a mean person either but 21$ is really too much. I agree that Glossybox is not sending the products that match with our beauty profile. I have thick hair and I got the wella shine spray instead of the serum. I'm unsubscribing in november because I still have my 1000 glossydots to spend. It's ridiculous to pay 21$ a month for samples and for some drugstore products. 21$ times 12 months = 252$. You can save that money to buy some full-size LUXURY beauty products that you LOVE or a nice winter coat. I'm really happy that I'm finally off the TOPBOX'S waiting list and I will be getting it soon (probably tomorrow:)

    http://simplythesimple.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks for your feedback Joanne <3 , I agree !! I am super excited to be off the topbox wait list and should expect my box tomorrow! In addition , for $252.00 I could see my self with some great luxury items rather than a sample of dove's deodorant that I also received for free from a sampler website!

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  3. uhh yeah kinda sceptical .. Don't know really.. I have a few months worth of 1000 glossy dots so I will obviously use them up to my surprise it still cost the same amount of glossydots! <3 Now if their boxes meet the same standards of the USA boxes ill be happy but if not then not so much :| ...

    Steps To Perfection...With Romanianbutterfly206

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    1. Really, 1000 glossy dots is still going to get a free box? This is all to strange! , however In recent posts Glossy Box has said and I quote " the number of products contained in the boxes will remain the same. We will continue to deliver great products with each box and will have plenty of surprises and enhanced details as the months go on. But ultimately our box will remain the same - a deluxe beauty sampling service delivering the best in beauty to your door" <--- I doubt we'll be seeing any sort of boxes like the US , also they did say they are the same type of company but are in NO WAY affiliated , .. I guess Glossy Box feels high end is brands like : Dove , Biore , John Freida ect :/ such a dissapointment!

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  4. No worth it, esp since many of the items are being offered for free on other sites.I don't see them being as good as the USA box's, not even close. I cancelled back in May

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    1. Your absolutly right Marsbar35 .. Canadian boxes will never be like the USA , I have a feeling Glossy Box will be in the same category as Glymm in terms of referrals/subscription to others

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    2. The USA box are amazing! Canadian boxs are not!

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  5. OH wow! Glossybox raised their prices here in the Netherlands too, from 12.50 to 15 euros which I guess is not a huge rise. But still the products that I was receiving really was nothing, mostly samples I could get for free!

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    1. I know Ellen it's absurd! at least a change from 12.50 - 15 euros isn't so bad ! Glossy needs to step up their game!

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  6. Hi Megg! I'm a new follower! I found you via the facebook group and I love your blog! I can't believe I didn't know about you before!

    I too am really confused about this Glossy box situation. I am doing the same thing as you though, seeing if the box will be any different for October and then making a decision to stay or go. I have been pretty happy with my boxes so far but for that big of a price increase I don't know if it will be worth it.

    Glad I found your blog! xo
    Emily

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    1. Thank you so much Emily for such nice words , I am so happy you were able to find Beauty Box Canada blog and like it :) , If you would like to spread the word about this blog I'd be so thankful, as I am trying to hit 100 followers for a GIVEAWAY!
      We will see about Glossy Box , I doubt they will do anything different in terms of products and such , they said so themselves! Now if that's not poor marketing skills I don't know what is!
      I'll be sure to follow your blog back if you have one!

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  7. Hi Meg, I just found your blog and it is amazing! I cancelled with Glossy in July, but re-signed up for the September box when I saw the palette people were getting. Overall though I dont think that Glossy is worth $21 a month. They are not consistent and are too variable with sample sizes and distribution of value betweem their boxes. I just cant trust I'm not going to get crap drugstore stuff for $21. Maybe after seeing what I get in Octobers Box and reading reviews for a few months I will sign again but as of right now I dont trust them to deliver.
    I would love if you could check out my blog. Let me know what you think.
    :)Chelsey @ My Beauty Full Adventure
    http://industrialdimestoremagic.blogspot.ca

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  8. Thanks so much for the nice words Chelsey , I will be more than happy to come check out your blog :) -- you're absolutely right about Glossy , I have been hesitant for months , I find all the beauty boxes now are not impressing - 2012 is coming to an end , they need to turn things around! Overall , I will see where the next few months come , as of right now it's up in the air!

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