I almost laughed out loud when I opened my package. The MBMJ yellow bangle turned out exactly the way I wanted it to be - I love the ones from Kate Spade but my tiny wrist doesn't fit any and MBMJ bangles do. But, the MBMJ earrings were hmmm, much smaller than expected. In fact, B.T laughed as well.
So that's a downside about online shopping. The fact that there's always an element of surprise when you receive your stuff. Most of the time, it turns out fine as I usually shop at sites and brands that I'm familiar with the sizing and fit. If it's a new site, I would buy just one or two items to 'test' it out. These earrings were not ugly or anything just tinier than expected. That wouldn't deter me from shopping online though.
Many are still skeptical about online shopping but for me, it's a god-send. I hate battling the crowds and I don't really like shopping here - said the reasons many many times. The times when I do shop at a physical shop is when I'm overseas or in Singapore, it's when I have something really specific in mind.
Future note to self - read all the product specs and dimensions carefully! :P