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22 November 2014 @ 02:17 pm
So, I'm pretty sure it's cheaper to order straight from Germany, because they take off the 19% VAT tax if you're out of Europe... I calculate it would be about $22.69 including shipping with today's exchange rate. Has anyone else noticed how ridiculous that seems? Also, when I ordered my MeLunas (from Germany) they came really fast, I was impressed. So the MeLuna USA store really seems quite pointless, especially if you want a colored cup. However, I did sign up for their newsletter because they claim that it has coupon codes. I really want to get an XL shorty before my next cycle, is it worth waiting for the newsletter or should I just order from Europe? I haven't gotten anything yet, so I'm sort of thinking it might come December 1st, but maybe it's less frequent... does anyone else signed up for the newsletter have any idea how often it comes out (and if the coupons are worth waiting for...for example, a 10% off coupon is still more expensive than Germany) Thanks!!
xquizite_insomxquizite_insom on November 22nd, 2014 07:58 pm (UTC)
I signed up for the newsletter to support MeLuna USA. They had one coupon code that gave 10% off about a month ago. I never used it because with that I still came out cheaper ordering from MeLuna germany. The newsletter is sporadic. It mainly sends updates on company progress or projects. For the selection and price, I order from the original website.
rieq on November 25th, 2014 05:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, I just ordered TWO cups for $32.79, including shipping from Germany! I contacted both stores MeLuna USA just blames the exchange rate and makes a big deal about the fact that they include a free cleaning brush with all cups. Germany's English newsletter only comes out quarterly, but they directed me to their sale page that has buy one get one half off combos. I decided to order now instead of wait for a coupon code, since they should now come in time for my next cycle. I got the large and xl shorty, I figured for that price, why not?
anjubea on November 26th, 2014 02:50 pm (UTC)
MeLuna discount

Did you buy one of the combo packs? I saw something on the bottom of one of those that looked like you could customize your own pack and get 2 cups and one bag at some discount. However, that part was confusing so I wasn't sure if that was the deal or just what I was hoping for. I'd like to pick up a couple of shorties, but maybe not exactly what's offered in the starter combo. A make your own combo would be wonderful....

It says:
"The reduced rate applies only to variations offered here. Other combinations are not available for this offer price.
You can play against a surcharge of your choice set consisting of 2 Me Luna put together menstrual cups and a microfiber bag.
Proceed so please:

Place a starter set (or combo set) in the cart.
Then go to shopping cart. (Upper right corner of the page)
Click on the item "Service not included: individual starter set"
Select the desired power and follow the directions. "

So I was reading that wondering if there was a "surcharge" that you could pay to set up your own combo....or perhaps they give a slightly deeper discount if you elect to order a combo set with just one bag...? Any German readers that can sort this out? Did you get any clue on this as you contacted both sites? Thanks!
anjubea on November 26th, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC)
Re: MeLuna discount
Hmmm...I added a starter set to the cart and chose the "service not included: individual starter set" and then I got these instructions:

A MeLuna saving kit is fitted to your liking.
2.50 €

ONLY POSSIBLE IF YOU ARE A STARTER SET BUY! This is an ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE, which of course you can only buy if you are getting a starter set (or combi-pack) Buy for 22.50 EUR and would like to change the set individually.

Enter the two MeLuna menstrual cups, which we should pack up for you in the individual starter set (or twin set). Please note that the wishes of the available MeLuna models. Copy the most complete name of this overview table, so there are no misunderstandings:"

So, it looks like you can customize your set for an additional fee. Perfect. If I'm understanding this right....

rieq on November 26th, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
Re: MeLuna discount
Are you perhaps using Google translate? If you just click on the British flag it will be MeLuna's own English site, the language is much clearer. This is copied and pasted:

The reduced price is only valid for the available variations. Other combinations are not available for this offer price.
You can assemble your own set, consisting of 2 Me Luna menstrual cups and one microfiber bag. This is possible at an extra charge.

Please do the following
Add a Me Luna Starter-Set (or Me Luna Combi-Set) to your shopping cart.
Then go to the shopping cart. (Upper right corner of the page)
Click on the link: PAYABLE SERVICES: Starter-Set individually
Make your selection and follow the directions.

Then there are two images showing what to do.
I think you are understanding it correctly, it costs €2.50 extra, I didn't try it because I was fine with the offered combo.
Kristenkrissyluuful89 on November 29th, 2014 06:00 am (UTC)
Kind of off-topic, but does the German Meluna site still send free samples with every cup ordered? It was fairly common a couple years ago and I'm wondering if this has changed? I accidentally led my friend to the USA Meluna store and she didn't get a sample cup...
kkaiser104 on November 30th, 2014 01:40 am (UTC)
I ordered from the MelunaUSA store and was not impressed with customer service. I wish I had found y'all before I ordered!
rieq on December 7th, 2014 03:22 am (UTC)
Just as an update, in case anyone's interested, the order took exactly one week to arrive. My period should start any day now, but I did notice some things from my dry runs. With both cups, and especially the xl, I thought they popped open very easily. Much more so than my mini medium. Also, the suction seemed like it might be a little harder to break. I'll have to compare the size of the holes to see if they're smaller or something. I never really got what people were talking about, because my other melunas all break the seal no problem, but now I have an inkling...it's not going to become a horror story or anything though.