questionshas anyone here done business with myhabit, what…

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I haven't tried them out yet. The name "My Habit" sounds like it's pandering to addictive shoppers. The prices don't seem so great either. YMMV.

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I've been on their email list for quite some time now, but I haven't seen anything I want to purchase yet. I don't know how good their prices actually are since I've never been interested enough in anything to price it out.

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Not all that new, actually. I think they were acquired (not spun off) by Amazon before Woot. There's only one person who posts deals from there:

http://deals.woot.com/deals/search?q=myhabit&sort=mostrecent

I've never looked myself. Zappos I get; the shoes look cool, and if it wasn't for the fact that I enjoy shopping for shoes, I'd probably buy from there. I think eBags is about the same. MyHabit just doesn't catch me up in the same way.

I really like shopping. I want to pick up a purse (or shoes) and look at it. Online for things like that just doesn't appeal to me.

Huh. I take it all back. Amazon built it up rather than make an acquisition. Looks like it started late 2010 or early 2011. Funny. It seems like it's been around forever.

In fact:

http://www.amazonstrategies.com/2011/05/amazon-launches-fashion-flash-sale-site-myhabitcom.html

Says May 3, 2011. Shows how much I know.

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@shrdlu: Wow. You found a lot of information in a short period of time. Thank you!

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It's a flash sale site created to compete with the likes of GILT. . . lots of fashion, lots of high end merchandise. I joined when they first launched but with so many flash sites (and other types of sites) to follow, I just lost interest. It's not really my thing.

They only hold your order for 10 minutes because, as a flash site, they A) want you to commit right away and feel like you're losing out on a great deal if you don't make the decision quickly and B) If you don't want it, there's a decent chance someone else does, and holding it for you means they can't sell it to someone else.

I would guess that the return fee is related to the fact that once you return something, the flash sale is long over and Amazon can't sell it via that channel anymore. FAB, another competitor, doesn't take returns at all.

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I've bought a few things from them. Service is great. The things I've had shipped all arrived intact which I cannot say the same about things I've ordered from Amazon lately. The prices are sometimes phenomenal but make sure you do some research before you buy, sometimes they're average.

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I've ordered from them a couple of times, some of the kid's stuff is adorable. They seem to specialize in "Designer" merchandise at reduced prices. Ordering was easy, no problems with the transaction...shipping was quick and the items were well packaged.

One caveat, do your research!! Some of the item descriptions are lacking in details. I ordered a "My Blankee" thinking (based on the description) that it was the size of a standard baby blanket...turned out to be the size of a pot-holder! Roughly 8in X 8in. :-/ Also some of their sizing is European and not U.S. you have to look closely.

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@shrdlu: Yesterday a friend asked me where I'd bought some USB cables and I said, "Online". Then he asked where I'd gotten a new piece of furniture and I said, "Online. Local businesses just don't seem to have what I want. Heck, they're lucky I buy food locally." Another friend said, "She even gets the dog's and cat's food online. If there was some way to pick out the exact tomato and banana she wanted online she'd buy groceries there too." Which is basically true. This led to speculation about futuristic shopping where you could virtually interact with the product and then have it instantly transported to you on purchase. Still doesn't satisfy the firmness and smell test for produce, but it's a fun image.

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@moondrake: This time of year, especially, I do most of my produce shopping at either the farmer's market, or my garden. I buy meat from the farmer's market also. Nothing like being able to know the person who raised the beef/pork/chicken/lamb and so on. I don't grow a lot of my own fruit because it's so very easy to buy what I want at the farmer's market. I prefer growing my own lettuces and other leafy items because they simply taste better when they've just been picked.

I'm 64, and months away from 65. In addition, I spent formative years in an environment unimaginable to most of today's youth. I can tell the approximate temperature of the oven in a wood-burning stove by skipping a drop of water across the top. I've baked range cake in a dutch oven buried under a camp fire. I want to know where my food came from.

Speaking of gardens, time to get outside and work...

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@shrdlu: We're not so far apart, I'm 52. But I live in the desert, the only commercial crops in the area are chile, pecans, cotton and alfalfa. Good stuff but you can't make much of a meal out of it. Nobody raises animals commercially for meat in this area, there's no grazing. There are a few small time farmers that sell produce and eggs, , but not much and it's very expensive ($4+ a dozen for the eggs) plus a 40 mile RT drive to get them.. I've tried some container planting at my house, but it's so hot and dry that most stuff dies even when I baby it. I'm pretty much stuck with store produce shipped in from far away.

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@shrdlu: I've baked gingerbread in a hollowed out orange shell in a campfire, does that count? LOL. It was a Campfire Girl thing.