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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby Dramatic princess » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:51 am

You know on their FAQ as stated above it does seem like your getting the big f-u from them. I would imagine if any of us would want to do something like this we could. We could also make it reasonably priced and made in our own countries. Now I don’t have any numbers in front of me but
Some of the sisters sew. Even if they hired some lady from church or locally, a wrap dress pattern is kinda basic.
They could of gone With Etsy.
With the price of airfare for the 4 of them plus hotel for China, can you image how much fabric they could of purchased?
If they hired women from shelters who were in abusive situations to give them a step up in life to better themselves.
If they hired low income who were struggling, and marketed that not only are they giving out quality products but also helping the community. They would of had tons more sales.( even at inflated prices)
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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby kingoflove21vher » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:54 am

^I agree I’d be way more willing to spend $80 on something made by a homeless woman versus a Chinese slave.


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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby justkidding » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:27 am

Dramatic princess wrote:You know on their FAQ as stated above it does seem like your getting the big f-u from them. I would imagine if any of us would want to do something like this we could. We could also make it reasonably priced and made in our own countries. Now I don’t have any numbers in front of me but
Some of the sisters sew. Even if they hired some lady from church or locally, a wrap dress pattern is kinda basic.
They could of gone With Etsy.
With the price of airfare for the 4 of them plus hotel for China, can you image how much fabric they could of purchased?
If they hired women from shelters who were in abusive situations to give them a step up in life to better themselves.
If they hired low income who were struggling, and marketed that not only are they giving out quality products but also helping the community. They would of had tons more sales.( even at inflated prices)


All true, but then they would have to be there everyday overseeing the operation. They really wanted this business to run itself.


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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby HelloSweetie » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:38 am

justkidding wrote:
Dramatic princess wrote:You know on their FAQ as stated above it does seem like your getting the big f-u from them. I would imagine if any of us would want to do something like this we could. We could also make it reasonably priced and made in our own countries. Now I don’t have any numbers in front of me but
Some of the sisters sew. Even if they hired some lady from church or locally, a wrap dress pattern is kinda basic.
They could of gone With Etsy.
With the price of airfare for the 4 of them plus hotel for China, can you image how much fabric they could of purchased?
If they hired women from shelters who were in abusive situations to give them a step up in life to better themselves.
If they hired low income who were struggling, and marketed that not only are they giving out quality products but also helping the community. They would of had tons more sales.( even at inflated prices)


All true, but then they would have to be there everyday overseeing the operation. They really wanted this business to run itself.


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Exactly. They were pursuing easy money. They didn’t want to actually have any work to do.

They aren’t any better than any other company that’s getting product from China. Plus given the sale prices they’ve had, their mark up is HUGE.

That whole faq is just loaded with excuses. Nothing is custom about their items. They may be DESIGNED by them, but there is nothing custom about a cheap Chinese acrylic case or a knock off Pop Socket.


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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby Bagwell2018 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:03 am

So I buy/wear a lot of workout pants and have been looking for something new. The bundle deal with the pants and the bra popped up and I thought you know I need something with some color and this price isn't really any more than I pay at Lululemon. I did okay until I got to the shipping page and they wanted $8.99 to ship them. NOPE! If everybody else in the country can ship for free they can too. I'll never look at the website again.
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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby wisegiraffe73 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:14 pm

This may have been mentioned.... but it is completely obvious that it is Bonnie running the instagram. The wording, phrases, and snark are all her. She also posts them on their own account. So what does Ellie do??? Lol
Bollie might just get in the way of the pregnancy.


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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby HelloSweetie » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:45 pm

wisegiraffe73 wrote:This may have been mentioned.... but it is completely obvious that it is Bonnie running the instagram. The wording, phrases, and snark are all her. She also posts them on their own account. So what does Ellie do??? Lol
Bollie might just get in the way of the pregnancy.


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Jared might be the one running the website? No way the faq section was written by Bonnie or Joel. It was written too well, and the BS almost seemed like professional PR.


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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby snowbaby95 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:54 pm

HelloSweetie wrote:
wisegiraffe73 wrote:This may have been mentioned.... but it is completely obvious that it is Bonnie running the instagram. The wording, phrases, and snark are all her. She also posts them on their own account. So what does Ellie do??? Lol
Bollie might just get in the way of the pregnancy.


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Jared might be the one running the website? No way the faq section was written by Bonnie or Joel. It was written too well, and the BS almost seemed like professional PR.


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With how well-written it was, I knew Jared had to be the one to write it. There's no way Ellie, Joel or Bonnie wrote that.

The "how come" your prices are so high phrasing reminding me of Ellie, though.
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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby staceybrax » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:09 pm

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Do they have any idea what custom means? Every piece of clothing in any store or website is designed by someone, it doesn’t make them custom. And when I can go on any cheap clothing website and type in wrap dress and find multiple dresses that look pretty much identical to their dress you cannot call it custom at all. There is absolutely nothing unique about their clothing or their accessories. Their clothing is ugly, basic, overpriced, cheaply made garbage.


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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby RecklessDisregard » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:42 pm

Well, in a manner of speaking, the Bollie clothes ARE custom. They were custom-made for "tiny" Ellie. Because obviously everyone who watches family vlogs on YT is 5'2 and a size 0, and people just looooove the sisters so much that they're dying to overpay for the privilege of dressing just like their idols.

Yuck.

And yes, there were a lot of ways to start a "brand" without relying on Chinese labor and excessive pricing. There are plenty of peripheral Griffiths/Mechams/Hoelleins/Whatevers, or members of the church community, who would probably jump at the opportunity to help manage things so that Bonnie could keep on drinking cough syrup and napping, and Ellie could continue to obsess about pregnancy like it's her job (and also nap).

Or God forbid, start a different type of business that doesn't rely on exploiting their vlog audience and can be run by the husbands. Bollie is a very expensive vanity project, not a way to support the families when YT falls apart for them.
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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby ICantEven » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:41 pm

Does anyone else think it's funny that the FAQ page has no actual useful information for customers? I know there isn't much to their company, and they do have separate pages for return policy and the customer service email, but those kinds of general info are usually what you find in the FAQ. Not a lengthy response to the 3 main complaints of "internet haters". I'm okay with them addressing those topics, but at least for your own dignity make up some other questions to answer! It's so obvious they are running this only as a YouTube related business, and it's a just a big joke
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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby kingoflove21vher » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:51 pm

I love the part in the faq under one of the China questions where it says “they were grateful that they had been selected to produce our clothing” reading that rubbed me the wrong way


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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby Vlog4money » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:42 am

I'm just going to leave this here. Lol that they are advertising on guru gossip. I guess haters are okay if when you're trying to sell your crappy products.
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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby Vlog4money » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:45 am

Another page another Bollie brand ad
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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby YTIUH » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:16 am

Vlog4money wrote:Another page another Bollie brand ad

I don’t think they are targeting a Guru Gossiper in their ads. It’s more likely that they are not smart enough to filter it out.
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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby japaluvr » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:53 am

I don't know about all of you, but when I've shopped for clothing online, very rarely does the business offer FAQ's about where and why the item was manufactured and priced. Obviously with how shady they were trying to hide the fact the items were made in China, they decided to put a passive aggressive FAQ explaining themselves. How professional. :roll:

Also, look at how much updates they've made to their business site because of how unprepared they were to go live! Things such as sizing chart (which is a complete joke), material, Pop-Socket removed, FAQs, etc. Definitely not a reputable or trustworthy business.

I wonder how many online apparel businesses are laughing their butts off at them with no experience in e-commerce.
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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby onbreak » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:17 am

Aaahhhh
What clowns.. Yeah, Clowns...
FUNN-EH

The FAQ reads like Jared talking to his BFFs at preschool drop off

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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby Vlog4money » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:55 am

YTIUH wrote:
Vlog4money wrote:Another page another Bollie brand ad

I don’t think they are targeting a Guru Gossiper in their ads. It’s more likely that they are not smart enough to filter it out.


Exactly! Not targeted, but carelessly allowed to be there. let's see if the ads disappear now or if they have no problem targeting people who post on gossip sites.
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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby onbreak » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:12 am

#bolliebonbon
#busybolliebrand
#igottagetridofthiscrapbolliebrand

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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby Bollie_Dollie_4_Life » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:31 pm

Gee, I wonder who will be running their booming bollie brand business while they are gone in Mexico? Who goes on vacation a few months after launching a business??????????? Not a successful one, that's for sure.

Also, I'm sure Joel and Jared will be keeping eachother company. ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby Kataja » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:23 am

Vlog4money wrote:
YTIUH wrote:
Vlog4money wrote:Another page another Bollie brand ad

I don’t think they are targeting a Guru Gossiper in their ads. It’s more likely that they are not smart enough to filter it out.


Exactly! Not targeted, but carelessly allowed to be there. let's see if the ads disappear now or if they have no problem targeting people who post on gossip sites.


Well, online ads are now based on your own browser history and cookies.. If you would go to GG using incognito-browser or clear your browsing history and cookies, or log out from google chrome, you probably would not see that ad. Bollie probably paid for certain visibility to an advertisement company and then the ad company paid google that ad to be shown on certain places.

E.g. I went to booking.com and now I see an ad of the same accommodation I was checking out EVERYWHERE. No matter which site I go to, I see that ad from booking.com
I assume you went to bollie.com and clicked to see more info about the product.
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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby Vlog4money » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:36 am

Well, online ads are now based on your own browser history and cookies.. If you would go to GG using incognito-browser or clear your browsing history and cookies, or log out from google chrome, you probably would not see that ad. Bollie probably paid for certain visibility to an advertisement company and then the ad company paid google that ad to be shown on certain places.

E.g. I went to booking.com and now I see an ad of the same accommodation I was checking out EVERYWHERE. No matter which site I go to, I see that ad from booking.com
I assume you went to bollie.com and clicked to see more info about the product.


I understand I am seeing the ads due to my habits and not theirs (though I haven't visited the Bollie site since launch week) but they aren't preventing their ads from showing up on gurugossip. This explains what they should be doing but that requires effort and that doesn't seem to be their goal with Bollie. https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2454012?hl=en
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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby lmmomSD » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:47 am

So if they're using pay per click, the more times you click on the ad, the more they pay. It gets expensive when people click but don't buy...
To.be really mean, keep clicking on the ad, and don't buy anything.


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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby YTIUH » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:13 am

lmmomSD wrote:So if they're using pay per click, the more times you click on the ad, the more they pay. It gets expensive when people click but don't buy...
To.be really mean, keep clicking on the ad, and don't buy anything.


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Re: Bollie Brand

Postby Dramatic princess » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:38 am

YTIUH wrote:
lmmomSD wrote:So if they're using pay per click, the more times you click on the ad, the more they pay. It gets expensive when people click but don't buy...
To.be really mean, keep clicking on the ad, and don't buy anything.


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Now this is just mean ... lol


Best time to be click happy bahahahaha
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