deals6 pairs mary jane fuzzy slipper socks – non-slip…

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Oooh! Is this where you got these? I've nearly worn out mine! Need more!!!!

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@blgauthier: Dang! Now you know what will be in your Christmas BOC!

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@belyndag: I'm glad to get your recommendation. I was debating whether to order some of these, and now I shall do so.

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@magic cave: Definitely do order them! I just checked my last year's purchases and found that I ordered 24 pair. They were a bit cheaper last year, but they are still worth every penny. I actually ordered twice. Once I received the first order and loved them, I had to have some for everyone.

Just a note: they do NOT have hard soles. They are Mary Jane styled slipper SOCKS with some little no-skid spots on the bottom. Soft and comfy, though. I see the colors offered this year seem to be more limited so far, but last time they offered them a couple of times closer to Christmas. Once you get these, you might want more, too. Great stocking stuffers, co-worker gifts (back when I HAD co-workers), etc. (And I "socked" away several pairs for myself!)

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@belyndag: Oh NOES! My fuzzy slippers arrived this week, and while the overall length is fine, the opening into which my feet should go is so small I can get only about 1/3 of my foot into the opening. I wear a size 8.5 shoe, so it's not as if I have the Cinderella Sisty Ugler problem of trying to cram a huge foot into a tiny glass slipper.

Are yours like this?

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@magic cave: Not at all! Did you try unbuttoning the strap? Actually, mine are big enough and stretchy enough that it's not necessary to do that (and I wear an 8.5, too), but it might be worth a try. Now that I think of it, my Mom wears a size 10 and she doesn't have that problem with hers, either.

I was just about to post these again as the sale is back on today. The customer service over there is really good, but they are only open weekdays. Contact them at support@dealgenius.com and tell them about the problem. The only time I had an issue with an item I got from them they offered to replace it or refund my money immediately.

Very strange.

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@belyndag: I tried on five of the six pairs. Actually, I tried to try them on. Two pairs I could get on my foot but the length was so tight my toes were without the least bit of wiggle room and the strap was very tight across the instep. On the other three pairs I actually couldn't get my foot into the slippers.

I'm very disappointed, since they're exactly what I was looking for in a soft sock-like house slipper.

I'm very glad to hear yours are a better fit, although it leaves me even more puzzled about those I received. I'll contact their customer service department for a refund.

This is the part of deals.woot that I treasure -- being able to swap info and experiences about products and vendors. Many thanks!

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@magic cave: Not sure if this will help, but here's my size 8.5 hoof wearing one of these from last year's haul. This is how they should fit. I wonder if you accidently got a shipment of kiddie-sized slippers. Urgh!

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@belyndag: Just FYI, this is the ankle I tore up pretty badly last spring. Old age is heck!

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@belyndag: Thanks for the picture; it clarifies a lot of things.

All six pairs of mine have a thin, non-stretch,crocheted color-contrast band around the top edge where the foot goes in (for the life of me, I can't think of the name of that part of a slipper). My straps are the same color as the band, flat, and have the same hand-crocheted look. Your straps seem to be the same soft, comfy, stretchy material as the slippers themselves. Mine are tagged "size 9-11," but I'm now wondering if the vendor has more than one supplier. I'm really disappointed.

Nice lookin' ankle you got there, Toots! Is it giving you any trouble or ongoing pain? From the photo, it looks as if it healed well externally, but we both know that's not always the true story. (After two years, my broken fibula -- about 3-4" above the right ankle -- still aches like a bad tooth on occasion.) As Bette Davis is alleged to have said, "Old age ain't for sissies!" http://drbj.hubpages.com/hub/Old-Age-Aint-for-Sissies

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@magic cave: Well, either the vendor they buy these from have changed the item, or they posted the wrong pictures to go with the deal. The posting looks exactly like the ones I have. Hopefully they will sort this out for you. Please post back about the results. I would really like to know what happens.

The ankle twinges a bit, especially when walking DOWN stairs. It seems to go weak just as I bend it that last bit before I hit the next step with the other foot. I look very graceful going down one step at a time on the other foot. Ah, well. Grace was never my strong point, anyway. What's screwy now is that I have developed tarsal tunnel syndrome in the toes on that foot (especially the big toe). They alternate between being completely numb, and feeling like they've been brush burned. Evidently the sprain caused some nerve damage.

The silver lining is my story of how I got the sprain in the first place. You see, I was snow skiing in the Italian Alps with George Clooney when......

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@belyndag: George invited me first, but I had a previous engagement and asked for a rain check. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

About the slippers: I wrote dealgenius.com yesterday and had a totally satisfactory resolution in my email box early this morning. I'm truly impressed with their customer service and with the individual with whom I corresponded.

(The back-and-forth emails were both sweet (not a word I use often) and hilarious. If you drop me a PM at http://www.woot.com/Forums/AddPost.aspx?forumid=0&UserID=83663 and send me an email address, I'll forward the conversations to you. They sort of restored my faith in "there's a real person on the other end of this message...")

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@belyndag: About the ankle: I too tend to do steps like a toddler, one foot at a time whenever possible. Between arthritis in both hips and one knee and an ankle that for an undiagosed reason just "lets go" occasionally, I feel safer that way. It probably looks funny to others, but it's not as funny as my doing a prat fall down the steps would be.

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@magic cave: LOL! I always thought I should have been named Grace!

I PM'd you. Twice! Messed up the first time, Urgh!