Friday, June 26, 2009

Can You Say FURIOUS?!?

I have been telling myself for the past 24 hours that the Lord is in control. He has a plan. His plan is what's best for me. Try to control your anger. Take the high road. Try to set a good example. Trust and have faith!!!!

I am a very black and white person. If there are any gray areas in my life they are very small. If it's right--it's right. If it's wrong--it's wrong and you better do whatever it takes to make it right.

I have worked really hard to build my business. I love my business. I love my products. I love my customers and have worked really hard to let them know that I value them. I didn't do all of this to find out that someone is buying my product (I will find out where), repackaging it and then has the absolute gall to sell it under another name.

I am going to see my attorney on Monday and I will pursue any and every legal avenue I can to not only stop this thief, but to demand restitution.

Don't be fooled by Shimmerz or Blingz knock off's. Don't be fooled by anyone who tells you that their product is "exactly" like Shimmerz. Shimmerz and Blingz are unique to Shimmering Products ONLY. Shimmerz is trademark protected for this very reason.
Please pray for me. I am trying hard to control my anger. . . but I AM FURIOUS!!!


Andrea said...

Oh my goodness! That is just crazy! I will be praying for you.

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Oh Stacey, what a nightmare. :( Hope you can get it sorted.

jj said...

May God Be your Voice, Thoughts, and Patience, May you find this person(s) with ease. May God give you comfort with knowing it will all be alright. In Jesus Name Amen.

Julie Koerber said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are going through this! You and Dave have worked very hard to build this business and hard work does pay. Keep the faith my friend and know I will be saying prayers for you! :-)

Max said...

Hi Stacey,
Just read about this situation on Kim's blog and am absolutely disgusted at this behaviour.
You're perfectly entitled to be furious, livid and extremely upset, and I hope you find a swift resolution to this blatant theft without having to resort to chopping their dirty hands off! However ... it won't do any harm to sharpen up an axe just in case!
I believe that decent crafters will only buy the Real Deal Shimmerz from reputable and recommended retailers so hopefully lack of sales will make the dirty thieves realise they're not going to make any money from this and the threat of prosecution will scare them away.
Take care and keep your chin up.


Lori Barnett said...

Hey Stacey...this is just aweful!

Svala said...

You are so right in being furious at those people. I totally understand you, I would be so mad being the black and white type myself! I can't wait to be able to offer your fantastic products in my store. Hugs to you and don't ever give up!
Svala, Iceland

curlywhiskersandtwitchingnoses said...

Gosh, I', so sorry to read this. I too get really cross by this although I don't design myself. You have worked so hard to create this, it's cost time and money and it's not just stealing but cheating what is happening. I wish I could help-please just know we care and cliched I know but they can't steal your family or friends, reputation or integrity. In fact maybe we should pity them for having no ideas or integrity and so stealing is all they have?
Don't let them stress you too much-losers I think you say in the US!!