Buyout Review Time Limit & Consequences?

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Buyout Review Time Limit & Consequences?

Cherrylane Cherrylane
So I purchased three items on buyout just after christmas and received them on January 3rd after some difficulties with shipping.

Two of the items I feel need to be used with someone else to properly review them (handcuffs and a massage candle set). My long distance partner was going to come down this weekend to, you know, help get it done. Unfortunately he's is in a tough spot financially and had less money this week than he was expecting so we've had to push our plans back to next week (god willing).

Now I'm kind of stressing about how I'll get these reviews done. I've outlined them in drafts and have started with the parts I can do on my own about ingredients, packaging, before use interpretations of aroma and texture and that sort of thing but I just don't see how I can do the rest that would be necessary for a truly comprehensive and useful review without him around to help me. I figured I could tie the cuffs around my ankle on my own to see how they do, but it just doesn't feel like enough. I mean, I can say they look nice on your ankle and are hard as a motherfucker to tie on your wrists by yourself, but that's about it. And of the candles I can use the stone to massage my leg (did and it felt great) and sniff the candle without it being burned (I don't want to burn until I can truly put it to use so as to not waste the oil. those things are expensive for the amount you get!).

Do you guys have any suggestions on what to do in this situation? If I can't get the reviews in on time, what sort of consequences will there be? I'm already feeling like I'm letting EF down
01/13/2012
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Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
I've reviewed a handcuff set without having a partner for a descriptive review, and it's still useful. There are a lot of reviews that can be done without the feedback of a second person as long as you think of mentioning what we're curious to know about the product. Tell us if they are comfortable and if they would easily get loose if the person struggles a little bit.

So if you can try both products on your own, you should be able to complete them now. You can also leave a note in the experience section that you'll add more info once you've tested them with your boyfriend. Then, once you have, go and update the experience section.

As for the consequence, you'll receive an email to remind you to submit your review. I've had those before (), and they understand we can't always due them before the time limit.
01/13/2012
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
So I purchased three items on buyout just after christmas and received them on January 3rd after some difficulties with shipping.

Two of the items I feel need to be used with someone else to properly review them (handcuffs and a massage ...
If you are having trouble completing your assignments, contact JR (almon@edenfantasys.co m) and inform him of your situation. EF has always been extremely accommodating in the past.
01/13/2012
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Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
If you are having trouble completing your assignments, contact JR (almon@edenfantasys.co m) and inform him of your situation. EF has always been extremely accommodating in the past.
ditto. I've been in a bind before and I just contacted someone. They were understanding and offered different solutions. It was funny in a way that I felt like I was going to get reprimanded or fired. Sometimes I forget this isn't a paying job. Yet I do feel a sense of responsibility to both EF and the EF community.

most of all, we are lucky to have real people to deal with in these situations and don't end up with some canned corporate response.
01/13/2012
Cherrylane Cherrylane
Thanks.

I do "get" that there are ways I could technically complete the reviews in time, it's just I don't feel like the things I'd have to do are legitimate enough for the kind of reviews I want to write. Like, I get that I can technically manage to tie and ankle to a bedpost and wave it around a few times, but I really don't feel like that's enough to write a truly good and informative review on the product, you know?

I mean, I know in my classwork I'm a huge perfectionist and I guess that's how I'm being here too, but idk. It just doesn't feel right. It doesn't feel good enough. I wouldn't feel like I was being honest. I mean I know I wouldn't feel like I had a solid opinion on what a product was enough to write a good and fairly trustworthy review on it after doing that, so the idea of writing one anyways just seems off.

Good idea about contacting someone individually about it.
01/13/2012
js250 js250
Do not compromise on your review quality or expectations. However, do you have a friend, sibling, relative you could do a back massage for? It doesn't always have to be a sexual partner you use a a review partner. Can you switch the theme of your review? Maybe do a handcuff review on a friend as a gag, get them out to a party, etc and re-do the follow up with partner usage? If none of this is possible, email JR and let him know what is going on, he is great to work with.
01/13/2012
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
Good luck on your reviews. I've gotten several buyouts at one time, but luckily I had them all done in time.
01/14/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I would definitely email JR if you can't get them done on time. With a buyout review, the nice thing is that you're not as pressed for time. Yes there's a time limit in place, but it's not as critical (at least in my own not representative of Eden's official stance opinion). If you think you can still do a thorough review without your partner, I see nothing wrong with it. But if you aren't sure that you can, don't sacrifice quality to push them out.
01/16/2012
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