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Friday, April 1, 2016

Doll Owner’s Corner: Waiting

Doll Owner's Corner: WaitingFirst of the month, time for another Doll Owner’s Corner.  When I, the doll owner, get to discuss anything I want without any bjds getting in the way.

This month’s topic:


And waiting, and waiting.  You see I made a doll related purchase online from Alice’s Collections.  It’s a shop that Hikaru is quite fond of, they are on her wish list quite a bit after all.

Anyway, I’m not going to say what I bought from them yet so as to not ruin the surprise but it is made to order as with most of the items sold by Alice’s Collections.  This of course means it takes extra time to get it.  I also ordered it as part of their Christmas sale which means cheap prices for me but many orders to prepare for them.  Not to mention that it was right before the Chinese New Year, did I mention that Alice’s Collections is based in China?  So yeah, a national holiday to further slow things down.

So this basically means that I have been waiting a heck of a long time to receive my purchase, even just to hear news that it has shipped which it hasn’t.  This actually isn’t that unusual a thing in the world of ball jointed doll collecting.  The dolls themselves are usually made as ordered and take forever to come depending on which store/dealer you get them from, which company makes them and of course the season. 

With Hikaru, the wait was minimal because I ordered her from the Junky Spot.  Their main selling point is that all the dolls and accessories on their website are in stock and ready to ship.  So if you order a doll or wig from them, it’s shipped almost immediately and will likely arrive within a week depending where you are.  But what if what they have in stock is not quite what you want?  You either wait for them to stock something else or order from another shop and wait, wait, wait for your doll or whatever to come.

So what does one do when waiting for their dolly stuff to arrive?  If it’s an actual doll, you pass the time by gathering all the clothes and other items you will need when it finally arrives.  And if you have already done all that or if you are waiting for things like accessories?  You distract yourself with other activities (like crafts and blogging) or you commiserate with others. 

I’ve been turning to videos for this.  Seems like I find videos for everything.  Here are a couple that are great for waiting.  I may have linked to them before, but they are worth mentioning again.

Enjoy, and may all your dolls and doll related items ship quickly and arrive safely.

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