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  • Gigi
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    For those of you who have bought your 2004 Strongwater solids, did you notice the boxes they came in? I am not talking about the outer white box or the wonderful padded pouch the solid comes in. (My opinion is that pouch is first class–the best yet.) But I am talking about the blue and gold box and the solid with pouch loose in that box. I feel EL needs to go back to the drawing board and make a box which secures the solid so it doesn't loosly move and toss and turn around in the box. If a solid is secure in the box, the less likely it will be damaged, dented and knocked around in transit to the store and our homes.

    A suggestion would be to keep the box as is but put a block of foam in it with a hole cut out in the middle for the solid to sit upright. Then the solid would be protected by foam. I would sacrifice that great pouch for a secure solid in the box.

    Any thoughts on this? Ann/Lisa could this be brought up in the EL conference call in August?

    On a more comical note…maybe EL should make a new Jack-In-The-Box solid! /biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ /> Martha C

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    Gigi,

    I agree with you 100 percent. While the silk pouches are aesthetically beautiful, they are not very practical for shipping. When I talked to Micky at the EL NY store, she mentioned that she was having to “secure” all the Strongwater solids before shipping them to her customers.

    Michele
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    Hi Martha –

    My “Boot” arrived in perfect condition (thank you, Micky <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ /> ) but I must admit I never realized how much that little plastic molded tray meant to the safety of the solid in transit! There is, however, lots of padding on both the bottom and the top of the new boxes, so safety was a concern to Estee Lauder. We can't say they didn't think it through and try! I really believe they'll be all right, as long as perhaps a rubber band is around the box in shipping.

    Martha C
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    Michele,

    I'm glad your Boot arrived safely and that Micky wrapped it well. She really does take good care of the solids. Will you please post a photo of the Boot? <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    How was the Boot packaged?

    Lisa
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    Yes, I agree too, the boxes do need a foam insert to secure the solid. The boxes themselves are awesome as well as the pouches.

    Will make a note and mention on the conference call. <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />

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    Michele
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    The boot was packaged just like the other new ones…but it was packed for mailing with more “peanuts” than one could imagine. The box could not move if it tried! <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    With all due respect to Sandra, the “peanuts” are the biodegradeable kind…not to worry. You could dye them orange and use them for snacks…that's how fluffy they are. (Check my spelling on that one, Sandra, please? <img src='style_emoticons//blink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’blink.gif’ /> )

    And yes, a foam insert to hold it in position would be a good idea for the future. But the boxes, even though elegant and well padded, are quite sturdy.

    ooops…almost forgot….the photo. Not tonight, Martha. Will wait for someone who can take a better picture…mine take all the excitement out of seeing the real thing! <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />

    2cute4u2
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    Wow! I was just at the EL store last week and was told that the boot woudn't be in for like 6 weeks. Now I read that someone was able to get one. I guess my EL gal didn't know that the boot would be in so soon. Maybe I should work with Micki? <!–emo&<_<img src='style_emoticons//dry.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’dry.gif’ />

    Gigi
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    Martha, thank you for passing along on how Micky is shipping her solids from the EL NY store. That is good news to know.

    Michele, I'm also glad you got the Boot and it arrived in perfect shape. I agree 100% with what you and Lisa said about the boxes themselves. They are truly awesome and sturdy. Its just my thoughts in the future a foam insert would be a good and protective measure to our treasured solid inside the box.

    Take care everyone and enjoy your solids, boxes and pouches!

    Gigi

    Lisa
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    Just talked to Roselva last night and she let me know the boot will be in at the Las Vegas store sometime next week. <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />

    Also the shimmering sphere should also be showing up soon. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    Solidcrazy
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    HI Everyone,

    Even if the solid box is packed very well and doesn't move inside the mailing box the solid will still move inside the smaller solid box. The outer packing helps greatly to cushion but a good hard landing that shifts the solid from one side of the tiny box to the other could still damage the solid. There needs to be a piece of foam or something to prevent the shifting of the solid in the solid box. I do love the textured box and the nice pouch though. Donna

    Michele
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    I suppose the only answer, then, would be one of two things; either pick them up ourselves at the store if at all possible, or, if not possible, ask the SA to tuck tissue paper securely all around the pouch/solid so it doesn't move in the box during transit. <img src='style_emoticons//huh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’huh.gif’ /> However, the pouches are so thick, I don't think many (if any) will be damaged during shipping. We'll have to wait and see what the other member's experiences are.

    One thought…the solid boxes are smaller this season, so the solids really can't “travel” too far inside their little box.

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