Monday, September 12, 2016

Hot Deal: Muji 5 Drawer Acrylic Cases for $10 Each (Reg $35)

NOTE: pictured above is TWO Muji 5-drawer cases (stacked)

Thanks so much to reader Jennifer for this tip!

Now and through October 16, the Muji 5 Drawer Acrylic Cases are on sale on the Muji website for $10 each HERE (reg $35)!

UPDATE: it looks like the site might be crashing right now. Here are all of the links that should take you to the item listing, in case you want to keep trying all three:

http://www.muji.com/us/
http://www.muji.us/store/10-special.html
http://www.muji.us/store/acrylic-case-5-drawers.html

A few important things to note before you place your orders:

DELAYED SHIPPING: please note that per the Muji website, beginning today, 9/12, through 9/26, you cannot request an Express Order, and ground orders will take 14 business days to deliver. Also, please note that most packages will start to ship on 9/27. So if you want these in a hurry, that's not happening!

SHIPPING AND HANDLING FEES: Jennifer let me know that there is a $4 fragile handling fee PER CASE, and shipping is $7.95. Another way to look at it: these cases are $14 each since you are charged the additional $4 per case. Jennifer ordered two cases today, and her total was $35.95 (I tested this out and sales tax in my area is pretty high, so my grand total for two cases was $38.05 after tax). This is still a great value though, considering that if you were to buy two cases at full price, you would pay $85.95 before tax ($35 x 2 + $8 handling fee + $7.95 shipping). When you look at it that way, you're saving a total of $50 on two cases. And you're saving even more than that vs. ordering from Amazon, since the price of Muji 5 Drawers on Amazon is crazy high.

WHAT CAN ONE FIVE-DRAWER CASE HOLD? To get a better idea of what these 5 drawer cases can hold before you order, I would definitely suggest that you check out Temptalia's review HERE.

Thanks again, Jennifer, for the hot tip!
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    1. Gah! It was working RIGHT before I posted. I changed the link from the "sale page" to the direct page of the 5 drawer cases, and THAT link is working now. Please try again! :)

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  2. I just ordered 2 mujis and the website crashed on me and said my card wasn't going through.. and then I realized I got charged 4 times.. I haven't gotten any email or order number and they don't have a phone number.. I don't know what to do:/

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    1. I can only tell you what I'd do (hope you understand). Did all four charges actually go THROUGH at your bank, or are they just pending? Most banks have a failsafe when the same charge is made multiple times in a row in a very short period of time (happens all the time when debit cards dont work at machines, etc). If the four charges definitely through, then call your bank and explain. They should be able to cancel them on their end. I hope that helps and please do keep me posted!

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    2. My bank puts everything on pending they show its been taken out of ur balance but H til they ship it it doesn't really charge to ur acct. then the pending words go off. Hope u figure it out. So scary and frustrating.

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  3. FYI shipping to Puerto Rico, Alaska or Hawaii is over $30. Not worth it for me.

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    1. Yikes!! Thanks for letting us know!

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    2. Thank you! I have been trying to get a shipping estimate but the site keeps crashing.

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  4. link is working, site is slow.
    G, do u know if this price is in store also? thanks for all of your hard work!!

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    1. Sorry, love. I have no idea. Maybe call the store tomorrow and ask?

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    2. The promo applies in store as well!

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    3. Yeah! It was out of stock at my store but they put me on a waiting list and will call me when they get to my place on the list. Because there are so many people on the waiting list the guy thought it would take 2 weeks for my turn to come (they're expecting 1 shipment this week, so maybe the 2nd or 3rd shipment will have my 2)

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    1. Yeah, it was loading perfectly fine before I posted, with no problems at all when I placed a test order. I'm guessing their server can't handle the traffic right now. Maybe try back tomorrow or even in a few days?

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  6. darn, shipping to canada is $40 -_-. such a good deal too!

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    1. Check Winners, they don't have that brand, but they have a lot of other makeup organizers.

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    2. I order mine off Amazon. I don't get name brand kinds and haven't ordered any big just drawers. I have gotten some lipstick holders and just got twos all and two bigger with an org on top. Not very big but when u get it on ur vanity I don't want too big. I see why u would want these drawers. To store and don't know the price of them in Amazon. But they always have the measurements on there. There has been a lot of ppl finding small org at Dollar Tree. Beauty by Falon I think is her you tube channel has shown many. But I think the the small org on Amazon r good. U find out how much some of these can be overpriced. I know u can have good and better acrylic. But if ur not too hard on any of it. It' should all work well for anyone. Good luck to everyone. Don't think I'm getting in on this one. Don't have room really for big ones. I could do it. But trying lol trying not to add too much more to my collection. So Hard.😜

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  7. Tried to submit my order like 3 times. the site is super overloaded and with the handling and shipping and tax, it is like 37$ for two (which is still nice but is way more than $10/each)

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    1. Yes,I tried my best to explain that in this blog post. I listed every detail with the final cost savings, etc. so that no one would be surprised. :)

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    2. Yes I chose to pass because of the extra $4.00/item fragile care shipping charge on top of the regular postage fee of $8.00. For that total cost I can get a bigger one on sale at Walmart. Plus I don't prefer the shallow drawers. However TFS!!

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  8. I'd love these, except the drawers are so shallow.

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    1. Lol I'm always wishing for shallow drawers! Isn't that funny? I hate deep drawers because then I start stacking stuff and it always ends up where I can't see everything at a glance. Then I forget what I have, and don't use what I have. #makeupproblems

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    2. Lol I'm glad I'm not alone. I don't like them either, but I also agree to an extent regarding the deep ones. Makeup storage truly is a struggle for me.

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  9. Is this deal also available in stores?

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    1. Sorry,I have no idea! Maybe try calling your store tomorrow and see if they are having the sale? :)

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  10. http://www.muji.us/store/10-special.html

    That link worked for me. A little slowly but I received an order number.

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    1. Oh fantastic! Thanks so much for the good info! xo

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  11. If you order 1-2, shipping is $7.95. If you order 3-4 is goes up to $9.95. Ordering 5-6 brings it up to $13.95. Just an FYI. I haven't tried to see how much more it will go up because 6 was the max I am considering purchasing. I wanted to mention this because of the type of saver I like to be, it only makes sense to order multiples (at least 2) in case I like it because that's another 8 bucks I'm saving by not placing multiple orders, which is almost as much as the price of a second one. Why wouldn't I order 2 at least? Since there is a $6 jump in shipping if I order 5 instead of just $2 jump when ordering 3 or 4 however, I may end up just purchasing 4 of these instead of the 6. Ugh this would be a much easier decision if I KNEW the quality of these. I already know if they're good, they are exactly what I've been looking for to organize all of my beauty products and would probably order 10 of them!

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    1. That's super helpful! Thanks for sharing and for your calculations. For what it's worth, I have never known anyone to NOT like Mujis. I also linked to Temptalia's review in this post--definitely give it a read. She's very thorough and does a great job at explaining the pros and cons. :)

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    2. I love my Muji units!! I'm so salty they are so cheap right now because I paid full price for mine T_T Don't expect to be able to stack anything, but if you don't mind that, then these are great. I can't use them to really store my foundations or anything...I have a separate acrylic caddy style organizer on top of my stack where that goes.

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    3. I can personally attest to the really high quality of these organizers. The acrylic used is definitely not the same as the ones you seen in Ross or anything like that. I've compared them to the acrylic sold by the container store and I feel like the container store's acrylic is thinner. These feel very high quality and when you get them in the mail you will understand what I mean. AND if you don't like them, just put them up on amazon for what you paid and I'm sure you won't have trouble finding a buyer.

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  12. Thanks G and reader Jennifer! I read your post about 1 hour after it became live. I had a difficult time getting the pages to load (clicked on 2 out of the 3 links you put up and they both took longer than average to load). But once I was able to view and add to cart, it was smooth but slow sailing from there. Didn't have any crashes or freezing during the checkout process. However it's been 1/2 hour since I placed my order and I have yet to receive an Order Confirmation e-mail. Yes, I checked my Spam folder. So that's a little weird....

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  13. It's still a little slow but I just ordered 5! I can't wait!! Thanks so much for posting this!

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  14. This is a good deal but I bought some just like it at Marshalls for $9.99. The only difference is that mine have little clear knobs on the front of the drawers instead of finger pulls. I would suggest checking out TJMaxx and Ross also. The acrylic organizers are usually found in the houseware section not the cosmetic area.

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    1. Ditto this I cleaned up not long ago in both Ross & Marshalls. Excellent build quality too! Fingers crossed for all those trying out muji, I understand they're quite nice...

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  15. I already own 2 of them and I love them! Decided to purchase 6, just as gifts! Thank you!!

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  16. Lol I can never come here! Bankrupt I tell ya!

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  17. dang you can't pay with paypal!

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  18. I was able to order one. This will go great on my new bathroom counter. I have read about these for years on beauty blogs, so hope it's worth the hype :-) Thanks, G!

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  19. G, thanks for making my day--I've been coveting these for years and just ordered 2 (process was very smooth at 9:45a EST, and I got my order # email right away). It's been a rough month and I needed to spend some feelings, thanks for the enable!

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  20. You are AWESOME! I've been eyeing these for MONTHS but didn't want to spend the extra on the handling fee and shipping with the regular retail price. Was looking on amazon and ebay for dupes, but they all looked 'cheap.' Can't wait to get my real muji drawers - it's way overdue for my collection lol!

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  21. It's HIGHLY likely that the charges are just pending- as soon as the bank realizes that the transactions weren't completed, the funds will be unlocked. The bank or muji's customer service should be able to verify this for you easily.

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  22. Does anyone know how long this deal is until?

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    1. I put that right at the very beginning of the post!! :)

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  23. I called a store near me (MUJI San Jose, CA) and yes the $10 special applies in store as well! Currently sold out at my store but said they'd call me when they get more in. :)

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  24. thank you! I already have one but ordered another this morning just in case ...lol (no issue at all with the site). total $20 inc shipping-- best price ever

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  25. Thank for this. I have been wanting some quality storage containers for a while. I picked up some cheap ones from Marshalls. I will hit up a few stores in NYC to see if there are any left.

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    1. Every nyc location is sold out, I called today and everyone sold out. Although time square is getting a shipment tomorrow I think.

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  26. G, Mine says it's not a secure website. Any concern with that???

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  27. Would these be good for storing palettes??

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  28. Thanks so much G and to the others for attesting to the quality of these! I was on the fence until I read the replies. Definitely going to order 4 of these at least. I actually don't use typical foundations so almost everything I have, whether it's makeup or sample size skincare products should fit in these and I'm hoping to use a couple on countertop and the rest on closet shelves so that I can access what I have and actually make the most of all of it. The link to temptalia was super helpful! The only thing I'm still curious about is whether or not my bare minerals containers would be too tall to fit in these. That's the only foundation so far that I've found that truly matches my skintone. Even if they won't fit, that's literally the only item I can think of that may be a problem....again, thank you so much G! You help me out more than you know when it comes to saving money on my beauty addiction! Almost always, if you don't find something before me, you are posting shortly thereafter.

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    1. Regular Bare Minerals jars will not fit in the 5 drawer, but will fit in the 2 drawer. I ordered 4 of the 5 drawer units for my 13 year old daughter's birthday. She's a gel pen aficionado and they'll be perfect for them.

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  29. I was trying to resist this, but ended up getting 4. I've bought some cheaper "knock off" versions and have never been really happy with the quality. With 4 it was $65 (incl: shipping) for me, so about $16 a piece which is a steal considering that's what I've paid for the knock off versions. So excited to put these on top of my Alex desk/drawer vanity I have!

    Thanks G!!!

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  30. I know the ones you speak of FaceFab. I have a few of those too. I'm only considering the Muji's bc I think they're larger, too lazy to actually compare the dimensions. My only concern is dust getting into the drawers since there's a home for your finger unlike the ones at TJ Maxx, Marshalls & Ross. Does anybody else find this to be an issue? Also, does anybody have any coupon/promo codes for the Muji site? It's my first time ordering from them.

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  31. Just picked up two from the Times Square store. They have plenty. Would have grabbed more but they are heavier than I thought. I will go back next week or hit the store in Grand Central which is closer to work.

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  32. Just picked up two from the Times Square store. They have plenty. Would have grabbed more but they are heavier than I thought. I will go back next week or hit the store in Grand Central which is closer to work.

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  33. Have they sold out online? I am trying to purchase but I do not see where I can add the item to the cart?

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  34. I ordered two of these with no problems on the website about five days ago, however, I never got a confirmation email. My card was charged, so hopefully they processed the order correctly, but if the middle/end of October rolls around and I don't have any drawers, I'm gonna be a really disappointed makeup hoarder who contests the charge with my bank:/ I emailed their customer service to find out if they truly have my order and got no response - not even a generic "we got your email and will respond soon" auto-generated message. Crossing my fingers - anybody else have a similar experience?

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    1. A little late, but I'm currently experiencing the same thing (I also ordered on the 17th). I have yet to receive a response to my emails to customer service, my drawers or an email confirmation. But I have also been charged since that same day :/ I don't know what to do.

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  35. My drawer cases arrived today! I bought 2 units. The box they were delivered in had a FedEx sticker on it saying they were damaged during transit. I opened the box and unwrapped all the protective bubble wrap. They are intact!!! I guess FedEx meant the original box they were delivered in suffered some water damage because I do see some discolouration. But that in no way affected the drawers. I know the mandatory $5 special handling / fragile packaging per case may seem like a drag (that was my first impression) but it is definitely needed! Check out random YouTube videos and you will see customers complaining their cases cracked in transit. I can tell it took time to wrap the cases snugly with the bubble wrap because it took me some time to unwrap them!

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    1. I got mine today as well! Boy I wish I ordered 2. The quality is great! I had lots of bubble wrap around mine as well, can't imagine getting damaged with all the protection and styrofoam peanuts!

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    2. I received tracking information today from FedEx and I'm supposed to receive them tomorrow! I can't wait! I purchased two! :D

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