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Old 03-12-2011, 12:51 PM   #286
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I was disappointed

I just wanted to chime in with my experience with Shirley's. I ordered 2 buckets for my children for our November cruise. I asked for things like autograph books, etc. The autograph books that were included were cheapy, Dollar Store looking books that were spiral bound and had thin pages. In fact, I would say all the items included were of that caliber. I was very disappointed considering the cost.

I just wanted to share my experience. I used the company based on other great reviews I found on the Dis. I guess that gave me a higher expectation than maybe I should have had.
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I just wanted to chime in with my experience with Shirley's. I ordered 2 buckets for my children for our November cruise. I asked for things like autograph books, etc. The autograph books that were included were cheapy, Dollar Store looking books that were spiral bound and had thin pages. In fact, I would say all the items included were of that caliber. I was very disappointed considering the cost.

I just wanted to share my experience. I used the company based on other great reviews I found on the Dis. I guess that gave me a higher expectation than maybe I should have had.
I'm a dollar store shopper -- all of them -- I scout them out big time all the time. I noticed that some of the things photographed were things I have seen from the dollar store or dollar sections. But a lot of those things can be absolutely precious!! However, I can get those things here and make my own basket but I don't want to haul a basket to the ship. I think I'm going to stick to food items. I think my kids would enjoy receiving the basket. So I'm going to do it but stay in the food and drink area for them...and maybe a coloring book...
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:49 PM   #288
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I just wanted to chime in with my experience with Shirley's. I ordered 2 buckets for my children for our November cruise. I asked for things like autograph books, etc. The autograph books that were included were cheapy, Dollar Store looking books that were spiral bound and had thin pages. In fact, I would say all the items included were of that caliber. I was very disappointed considering the cost.

I just wanted to share my experience. I used the company based on other great reviews I found on the Dis. I guess that gave me a higher expectation than maybe I should have had.
CarolinasMom,
I meant to post earlier, but Norm is still having issues and didn't have a chance to do so - Now I wish you would have called me about your disappointment and I would have worked with you and now most important, I never ever fill the orders from products from any dollar store - I have always use a number of suppliers that I had to search for in order to get quality and MOST important have always tried to find "made in America" items, but that is almost impossible. Please rest assure that my products are top dollar. Believe it or not, I had to make several visits to Orlando to get products I couldn't order so yep I do go over the edge a lot of times.
Again sure wish you would have contacted me in fact if you get the chance, drop me a note at snelsonbrown@aol.com and let me know when you sailed for I want to pull your order ok?
Thanks so much for sharing
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:36 PM   #289
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I ordered a basket in 2005 to have in the stateroom for my mom then in her late 60's. The basket was a great Disney tote and contained a six pack of soda, cheese, crackers, nabs, pens and other snacks. It was great and a nice treat for my Mom. I am probably taking a cruise late Dec 2012 and will order again.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:39 AM   #290
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Wanted to give Shirley, Melody and their crew a big thumbs up. We ordered 10 baskets for our group cruise on the Dream last month, 8 for teenagers, 1 for a grown woman and 1 for a couple, and all of them were perfect! Our guests were so excited and thrilled, and the amount of stuff in the kids' baskets was unbelievable! We were really pleased, and we will definitely order from Shirley again. I wish I had pictures to post, but I was busy booking spa appointments when everyone got into the cabins, and I missed the frenzy of opening up the baskets. I was told there was much screaming with glee.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:53 AM   #291
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Wanted to give Shirley, Melody and their crew a big thumbs up. We ordered 10 baskets for our group cruise on the Dream last month, 8 for teenagers, 1 for a grown woman and 1 for a couple, and all of them were perfect! Our guests were so excited and thrilled, and the amount of stuff in the kids' baskets was unbelievable! We were really pleased, and we will definitely order from Shirley again. I wish I had pictures to post, but I was busy booking spa appointments when everyone got into the cabins, and I missed the frenzy of opening up the baskets. I was told there was much screaming with glee.
Hello Cindy,
I thought about you and your group and wondered how everything had turned out for all those girls - post pictures of what all they did and on the side line - it was our sincere pleasure to be able to help with your endeavor.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:47 PM   #292
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I'm thinking about getting a basket for my DD's birthday. It's actually on the day we set sail! About how much do the baskets with the sand pails and beach toys run? This trip is already costing an arm and a leg (land and sea with CRT and custom cake ) so I don't want to spend too much on a basket.

Can you give me some price ranges?
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:39 PM   #293
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you can give Shirley an amount you'd like to work with and she'll give you some suggestions.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:52 PM   #294
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After seeing all the photos on here, I cannot wait to order baskets for our cruise! I plan on ordering 1 for DH and 1 for each DDs.

Ordering these baskets is one of the things I am looking forward to most!
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:27 PM   #295
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Hello everybody and hope each are having a great day - anyhow wanted to say don't forget the Easter baskets that we are now offering for the kids - don't have pictures but they are adorable and extra great for the ocassion - just wanted to share this with you
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Any new photos to post? I'm ordering our baskets in two weeks...have made a list of things to ask about. Just curious what's in the baskets right now.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:19 PM   #297
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Is there a website for Shirley that I can look at? We're flying out June 3rd for 4 days at WDW (our 2 1/2 year olds first WDW trip) and then 5 days on the Dream. I'm toying with maybe having a little something in our room for our daughter when we get to WDW.
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:42 PM   #298
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zAny suggestions for a 50th Bday for my DH and 50th wedding anniversary for my folks
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:17 PM   #299
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Thanks to Shirley for my DD gift basket. There was different types of candy, cookies, bottled water, pirate tatoos, and a necklace that lit up. My DD loved it.



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Old 04-16-2011, 05:43 PM   #300
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We sailed on 3/27/11. Here's the gift basket I ordered for my family.

Here's what was inside:
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