Archive for April, 2011

We made DS again!

TDM and I would like to clear this up a little…

#1.) His title should be “Unbeknownst to me” not unbeknown.

#2.) what we assume is the post in question in the thread. I don’t think we have featured him, he was discussed, and really, I don’t see what the issue is… most men do not stay home, cloth diaper, or sew mamacloth (hell most men don’t want to know about mama cloth or our cycles for that matter). Men on sites like DS make women nervous, there are a lot of perves out there, and being cautious doesn’t hurt anything.

#3.) Our goal of the blog (and you can post this over on DS if you want) is not to hurt people’s feelings, we started it as a joke, and it evolved. We post interesting things to talk about, and keep scamming in check. There is a lot of drama on DS, and some of the posters on the blog do take it too far, and have been told that. It is amusing that people think the blog is so bad, most of the things posted lead to finding trolls, scammers, and/or multiple user identities. We have helped DS by giving and finding multiple usernames on multiple sites, and prevented a lot of scamming and subsequent drama. Very rarely do we, the blog owners, attack people on a personal level, and those that we have, are people who have been proven to lie, cheat, or steal.

#4.) We enjoy DS (aside from the occasional viruses), participate on it regularly, and don’t cause drama on the forum… but due to the restrictions that the rules give, it is nice to have somewhere to out scammers and trolls, which is 90% of the drama on DS.

#5.) As for the miscarriage being questioned, that was not the blog owners, and was distasteful. But, we do not police comments here, and believe in leaving things up and not allowing editing.

Public Outting of DS Coop Scam…

Posted: April 2, 2011 by DSDM2 in Just Drama

Good for DS for not hiding it, this took a lot of time and research:

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Exclamation ATTN:All Members~PLEASE READ RE: JENIFER

We are posting a public outing of DS Member and former co-op star hostess Jenifer.
Some things have been brought to our attention and the team did some investigating.
We are not happy with what we found and feel it is our responsibility to protect our members and let you know what happened. We also removed Jenifer from Co-ops and did a mediation with her. There are 4 other packages that we know of which are missing to out of country moms and we are doing our best to track these packages. If any of these packages arrive PLEASE contact a coop mod and let them know. We got her to refund some money that we found she kept from co-ops after crunching numbers and them not adding up. We have worked hard and bettered our coop system by now having hosts fwd the emails from the companies or wahm’s directly to us in original format to the ds co-ops email address. 

We have found the following:

Jenifer states: Feb 1 posted saying order was being input into TF system and nothing was OOS and being made to order, last time took 2 weeks (last time was made same day as well)
Feb 1- posted that paypal was pending on Feb 3
Feb 3- posted saying TF said about a week (this was never stated by TF)
Feb 8- posted saying TF emailed and stated “started processing today and to expect a shipping notice in 7-10 days” and that she was going to look for helpers
Feb 18- posted saying she was going to call and see if it had shipped, told Liana the produce delivery to make our order was held up by the snowstorm
Feb 18- posted that the order was being overnighted Tuesday (she still had not paid for it yet at this point)
Feb 21- posted that her kids were sick
Feb 23- posted that the order was there. Said she couldn’t open any boxes cause her whole family was ill and puking.
Feb 28- posted that she had inventoried most items and 2 items were mislabeled and some were broken. (this is the day the order was paid for)
March 2nd- realized 3 items were missing and OOS (this is the day the order arrived)

Jenifer had no communication between 1/29 and 2/18 so the posts about emails during that time from TF are false

TF states: they do not overnight, the order would have shipped Jan 28th had it been paid for when ordered on the 27th. Jenifer emailed on 2/18 stating she would call and pay the next morning. No communication between then and 2/28 when Jenifer called and made payment. The order shipped that same day via UPS tracking number 1Z1R07090346165358 and was delivered at approx 9am on Mar 2

During the time her entire family was sick and throwing up, posted on facebook that she attended a baby shower. She also had Baltic Creations input fills while her sister visited from out of town but told participants she had a family emergency and that was why she couldn’t do them.

Stated TF had a $2000 minimum (on Jan 16 and 20th in TF thread), they fact have NO minimum and require a $300 order for free sth. Also stated during the June co-op the minimum would be $1000 (3/7 in TF thread)

Stated we could order by the half case when TF told her that was a one time thing and they did not want to do it again, therefore making DS look bad when she ordered ½ cases again

Upcharged TF pricing in Sept and Jan on the following items: [received the invoices from TF and compared to what she charged] (had liana help change prices on spreadsheet, telling her the prices had increased)
* apple rings (both times)
* roasted salted mixed nuts (sept)
* chocolate covered almonds (sept)
* cashew maple butter (sept)
* diced apples (jan)
* apricots (jan)
* tamari roasted almonds (jan)
* maple glazed cashews (jan)
* sea salt and onion cashews (jan)
* roasted salted walnuts (jan)
* chocolate covered coconut (jan)

TF mistakenly sent unsalted tomatoes rather than the salted ones that were ordered. Jen stated she checked with the mamas that ordered them and unsalted was fine. Actually the moms were never asked if that was OK, I’m assuming because the label does not indicate salted or unsalted.

Underinsured at least one TF package

Upcharged Susan0607’s TF order shipping by over $11

At least 3 orders in TF were not shipped when she states they were and were actually shipped on 3/18 after mod intervention

Put smaller orders in larger boxes with too much excess space causing item breakage and high shipping charges for oversized boxes.

4 canada packages still MIA from dharma and she will not provide customs numbers

Ship charge from dharma was 16% of cost. Asked to see invoice multiple times and it still has never been forwarded

Posted on Feb 12 in TF thread that she noticed a difference in dharma invoice vs what she collected but she doesn’t state noticing a difference in TF invoice vs collected either in Sept or Jan.

CHH usually drop ships her items and requested to do so again but Jenifer refused

Stated CHH was “almost completed” when it had in fact been completed for 2 days and kept giving the WAHM the runaround about paying for shipping

Asked by WAHM to divide insurance cost among orders, stated she would just add that into shipping cost and the participants wont know, then did not pay for that insurance cost as agreed upon until mod intervention.

Refused to allow WAHM to drop ship and therefore in stock items were delayed waiting on custom items to be made so all could be shipped to Jenifer

Charged $2.86 shipping per participant rather than the actual cost + fees (she mentioned every order was under 2oz) The cost for 2oz including dc is $1.58 plus fees $1.94

Split bulk coconut after being told it was against DS co-op rules to open food items.

Charged multiple co op fees for co ops combined in shipping to at least the following participants: (this is a sample, not all)
* Baltic Creations
* iamnaturally
* starsnlollipops
* keropisunshine23
* jaci
* rxmama

Has been asked multiple times to provide explanation, to no avail.

To summarize:
We are all very shocked and saddened at what has been discovered. Please know we take none of this lightly and even though a lot of you are very close with Jenifer, we hope you understand that we have an obligation to protect the members of DS and our actions are only furthering that objective. Please direct any questions you may have to Sweet_Fantasy_Fox, mOmof3, or IAM, naturally and we will be happy to do what we can to answer or get answers.