08-05-2013, 11:41 AM
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Hi everyone - I'm asking anyone who has ordered during this particular time in the life of Mike's Natural Soaps whether they received any shipping confirmation. I'm asking because I placed an order on July 16th and I noticed that over the weekend, he wrote that he is now (August 5th) shipping for orders placed on or before July 17th. So I'm wondering if I will receive an email or if it will just show up some day.

I'm not impatient; I'm just very excited to try this stuff out!

Thanks,
Josh

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 08-05-2013, 11:45 AM
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i received notification threw paypal when my soap was shipped

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 08-05-2013, 11:53 AM
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(08-05-2013, 11:45 AM)Karl Wrote: i received notification threw paypal when my soap was shipped

Same here.

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 08-05-2013, 12:06 PM
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Thanks for the information. I haven't gotten any notification; maybe I'll check Paypal. I figured he would be diligent about shipping notifications and such.

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 08-05-2013, 12:36 PM
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I would email him. I received a shipping confirmation.

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 08-05-2013, 12:39 PM
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(08-05-2013, 12:36 PM)Ronnie Aloha Wrote: I would email him. I received a shipping confirmation.

I thought about that but didn't want to be a bother. I just wanted to hear about others' experiences. Like I said, not impatient (God forbid I have enough soap!).

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 08-05-2013, 04:59 PM
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I didn't order because of the notice, but I might later.

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 08-05-2013, 06:00 PM
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I got my notification today after ordering on the 16th. I know it just takes time with Mike and I'm ok with the wait.

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 08-05-2013, 09:53 PM
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Josh, i have never ordered via his website so i couldn't answer your question, but i do know that he has been very busy with the move and trying to set everything up to meet all the orders! i know you will really enjoy his soap. i hope you got some of his Lemongrass & Eucalyptus, wonderful scent! Biggrin

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 08-06-2013, 03:19 AM
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Thanks again everyone - and I don't mean for this post to become a gripe session for any of Mike's processing and shipping. And I'm certainly happy for all the changes that have happened to him recently. Two delayed bars of soap can't remotely compare.

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 08-06-2013, 08:03 AM
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I had a similar issue a month or two ago. I received my shipping notice the day before he moved on to a new set of shipments.

Mike's is a wonderful soap and well worth the wait. The only thing I wish he would do is get rid of the "expedited shipping" as the reason to pay extra for Priority Mail is lost when it takes a month to ship the product in the first place.

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 08-06-2013, 10:57 AM
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I'm waiting for him to get caught up before I place another order. I gave my tin of Peppermint rosemary to a friend who is holding on to it for dear life

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 08-07-2013, 02:21 PM
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I'm not sure he will ever get caught up as popular as his products have become. Do try his Lemongrass and Eucalyptus, truly great scent. Really can't justify buying any more soaps or creams but I am tempted to try a couple more.

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 08-07-2013, 03:02 PM
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Although I am a great fan of Mike's and have three tins of his soap I believe his delays in shipping and communication could cause his eventual downfall with new artisans such as Barrister and Mann's on top of each and every order and answering emails almost 24/7.

I hope I am wrong.

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 08-08-2013, 05:27 AM
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(08-05-2013, 11:41 AM)jpakstis Wrote: Hi everyone - I'm asking anyone who has ordered during this particular time in the life of Mike's Natural Soaps whether they received any shipping confirmation. I'm asking because I placed an order on July 16th and I noticed that over the weekend, he wrote that he is now (August 5th) shipping for orders placed on or before July 17th. So I'm wondering if I will receive an email or if it will just show up some day.

I'm not impatient; I'm just very excited to try this stuff out!

Thanks,
Josh

I have been waiting since 7/21 as of today he is working on 7/19.should be soon,hpoefully...Ron

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 08-08-2013, 04:58 PM
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I placed an order the evening of July 8th and I got a Paypal email saying it shipped August 8th and the tracking has it be delivered tomorrow. I feel your pain, I almost wrote Mike asking for a timetable as I was dying to get my soaps to try. But I knew he had a lot going on so I forced my self to wait. Ordering other soaps from Mystic, Barrister and Mann, and Al's Shaving Cream helped the wait but added to my shaving soap and cream ordering problem.

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 08-08-2013, 06:15 PM
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Ok - mine went out today! So I'm excited to try this stuff. Once again I don't want this thread to become a shipping gripe session.

Several times I wanted to just order up a bunch of other stuff but I try to subscribe to the "one product until its done" method so I want to give Mike's the attention it deserves.

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 08-09-2013, 08:50 AM
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(08-08-2013, 06:15 PM)jpakstis Wrote: Ok - mine went out today! So I'm excited to try this stuff. Once again I don't want this thread to become a shipping gripe session.

Several times I wanted to just order up a bunch of other stuff but I try to subscribe to the "one product until its done" method so I want to give Mike's the attention it deserves.

Here's what I can tell you. I've tried just about every artisan soap out there (there are still a couple left for me to try), and at this point in time Mike's is by far my favorite. The scents are fresh, they do not fade in the tins (I've had fading issues with many artisans), and it just produces a fantastic lather.

I still wish to try Barrister and Man's as well as the Pig cream from KC (name escapes me at the moment).

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 08-09-2013, 11:09 AM
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I ordered two bars of Mike's (Lime and Lemongrass & Eucalyptus) on the 18th of July I believe. They arrived sometime, not exactly sure because I didn't get an email about shipping. Didn't bother me because they arrived yesterday and I was like a kid. Upon opening I saw Mike sent a sample of coconut. The scent of that thing was polarizing and that was what I used this morning. Can definitely say I'll be ordering that scent here soon.

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 08-10-2013, 04:44 PM
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Echoing other's sentiments Mike's is a wonderful product and well worth the wait.

Living in Australia I'm well accustomed to waiting for shaving related goodies!

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