Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lost Crates January 2012 @LostCrates



The January 2012 Lost Crates shipment arrived, and as always we've got an interesting selection of products.


Glad to see the notebook selection for this month is a Whitelines A5 black lined hardcover notebook.

Then we have a Seven Year Pen, able to write 1.7 meters a day (5 feet, 6.92 inches for imperially-inclined) for seven years.

A card duo from Dude and Chick (Elvis the satyr on the front card, the second shows a puzzle), very cute.

Finally, a bright blue luggage tag from Moleskine, an item I've been looking at for some time but hadn't thought I needed one.

If you have a Lost Crates subscription, I'd love to hear what you received. The pre-printed card they send announcing the gifts makes me think the boxes aren't as individually "curated" as LC claims.

14 comments:

  1. Hi Diane,
    My crate was exactly like yours, except my luggage tags is black. I agree that the individual selection idea is probably hype, but I enjoy getting my crates anyway. I used many of the items from previous crates for holiday gifts. It worked out well.
    Barbara R

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  2. Like Diane, I got the same as you, only with a lime green luggage tag. Still love everything in this month's crate.

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  3. I received totally different items: Archie Grand notebook, Pocket Dept notebook, Pantone color notecards, but the pen that was supposed to be included was missing. :-(
    Cari

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  4. Well I get mine next month, if they are all starting to be the same , save a difference in color it may be my last. I have started doing a LOT of letter writing and postcard exchanges and that money can go for quite a few stamps and some really nice stationery.

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  5. My packet had different things this month: a pair of Sakura Micron pigment pens, Pocket Dept. French Shirt Pocket notebook, an Author Ecosystem Journal, and a booklet of sticky bookmarks of a dozen or more different non-neon colors (I forget the name of the company at the moment).

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  6. Derrick, when you signed up for LC you had to fill out a questionnaire to get an idea of your style. Likely brusz, aloria, and I have similar tastes. Mia and Cari got amazingly different items, all of which sound great. If you don't like the month, go back and re-do your questionnaire with a new set of answers.

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  7. My box was exactly like yours, but instead of the blue tag I got a lime green one.

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  8. Hey Cari,

    Can you shoot me an email. I'm sorry about this. Looks like someone "lost some of the contents of your crate." I will definitely fix this.

    -Giselle

    giselle@lostcrates.com

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  9. Let me just say that I'm pleased with my Lost Crates subscription, haven't had a bad month yet. That LC now is sending out pre-printed cards with a description of the items tells me that they have a lot of subscribers and can do that now, rather than write individual notes to people. So I'm really glad in a way that the personalization is via the "curated" card, 'cause it means that LC is doing well enough to stick around for some time.

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  10. Giselle, I sent you an email yesterday, am waiting for your reply. Thanks for your help.
    Cari

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  11. I got exactly your box, same colors and everything. I've actually cancelled for now. I enjoy the surprise, and I get that I won't *love* every item they send, but $$ is sort of limited for us right now and I'd rather just spend it on things I *know* I want/need.

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  12. I stopped my subscription to Lost Crates because they began to get further and further from what I wanted. I did fill out the questionaire but over the months the items were less and less "me" - I couldn't/wouldn't use them. Nice concept but needs to be more individualized.

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  13. Just to let you all know, I did get my lost pen from Lost Crates. :-)

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