Subtle Differences

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Remember when I mentioned that I'd talk more about this pillow?

So here's the deal. I won a giveaway over at Domestikated Life back in November. I never win giveaways; it was so exciting. A custom pillow of my very own! For free!

Normally, in these situations, I have a hard time deciding what to choose. I'm terrible at making "minor life decisions," as I sometimes say. But this time I had kind of a feeling about what I'd pick:

I went to the Inmod website and played around for a while {there are so many options!}, but ultimately, this is what my dream pillow looked like:

But my dream pillow didn't exactly show up in the mail. See what I mean?

It's way different than I thought it would be. Mostly, I expected the rocker itself to be a lot more subtle against the background. Subtle it is not.

Now, let me say this: I am certainly not complaining about a free pillow. Inmod was awesome to sponsor a giveaway through Kate's blog, and I'm grateful to have won & benefited from the giveaway. But you may have noticed the price tag on the pillow I won: $50. If I had paid $50 for the pillow, having a subtle effect in mind, I may have been slightly upset or disappointed. I looked for a disclaimer about color on Inmod's website, and this is what I found:

Please Note: While the colors displayed accurate, they may vary slightly on different monitors.

But that's a pretty big variance, don't you think?

Anyway... I'm not quite sure what my point is. It's not really to complain, since I received the product for free. It's not to discourage anyone from ordering through Inmod, because they were extremely helpful & the pillow is well made. I think it's just to share my experience. Especially when ordering online, things are not always as they seem.

I've wondered if I should mention my feedback to Inmod just so they know about my experience... but I've decided not to. It almost surely would come off as ridiculous, despite my best intentions. But if they happen to come across this review, which I highly doubt will ever happen -- that's okay.

Honestly, this is a good example of why I rarely order clothing, shoes, or textiles online -- I much prefer to see the product in person before I buy. Are you the same way? Do you have similar "that didn't turn out how I thought it would" stories? Or do things usually arrive the way you expected? I'm curious!


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