Ten things we are looking forward to and have learnt from previous releases!
The Pandora 20 charms have been an unexpected joy in a year that has been difficult for many.
On Sunday Pandora will release the September Pandora 20 charm.
In the last year we have looked at ten things that we learned from the previous month and last month we looked ahead to 10 things we were looking forward to, I have updated that post to fit some of the differences that we will notice in September. We will look at 10 things that we are looking forward to from the upcoming release.
Ten things we are looking forward to with the launch for the September Pandora 20 charm
1) The Pandora 20 Box was a game changer!
The Pandora 20 Box that was part of the Gift With Purchase (GWP) the week after the August release was an amazing incentive not to give up on Pandora 20, imagine all your pretty Pandora 20 charms nestled in this lovely box.
2) Easy like Sunday morning
If like me you like to enjoy a bit of extra rest on Sunday, this could be a different challenge this month. Will it be released at midnight, 6am, 9am or 10? Personally, I will be checking all the above and will try to keep you updated.
3) Will our wings be clipped?
It has been suggested that clips could be the offering this month and it got me wondering, can we buy two? I always buy my clips in pairs! Early indications at the start of the week (without confirming the release for sure) was that Pandora do not intend to change their policy regarding one charm per customer. I am not suggesting anyone try to buy two in a sneaky way but be aware that other people might try this which could affect availability.
4) August charms went up a bit earlier than advertised
One thing that was really great about buying from the UK Pandora.net store was that for the first few months when it went on sale at midnight it was like clockwork, then when it moved to 10 you could literally click the special link at 10am and it would be there. Last month this changed and I was getting messages from after 9am UK time that customers were able to buy online. This happened in the US and Canada also as well as some stores in Europe.
5) The Live blog is coming back
The live blog was fun in the early part of the year and I felt it was useful and helpful but when Coronavirus hit I kind of lost the incentive to love blog about this when so much was going on in the world. However, this month I think there could be issues with the timing in different countries as I will try to stay on top of it. I do have to sleep at some point between Saturday evening and Sunday morning but at least the page will be open for readers to post any updates they come across in various times Zones.
6) Links on this blog will be helpful
In the seconds after 10am it can be a scramble to find the charm on the various pandora.net site. The links on this blog have helped many to go direct to the page. I will add the UK link here but will post for other countries later today.
I have mentioned this before, but I only started using Apple Pay this year specifically for buying these Pandora 20 charms. It is good to do a test run before (without buying anything) but it means you can click the link add to basket and checkout in seconds!
8) We will look back on Pandora 20 with fondness
I have been collecting Pandora since 2012 which I know if not as long as some of you. But some of those classic collections that were coming out in those years were not always viewed as we see them now. In the moment it can be difficult to appreciate what an amazing opportunity to collect the Pandora 20 charms we have.
9) It is possible to fill in the gaps
I have been able to procure some genuine Pandora charms from a known collectors for a friend who missed out on three of the months. I still say don’t use eBay when it comes to Pandora because you are likely to meet up with fraudulent persons. But if you do your due diligence it is possible to find people who are selling a few that they have. Maybe they have an IG account and you can verify they are a real collectors or you can video conference with them and satisfy yourself it is legitimate. If you are patient you can fill in the gaps.
10) There will be a give-away!
I know of one independent authorised Pandora retailer that is planning a giveaway of all of the Pandora 20 charms at the end of the year! I will let you all know when the time comes.
I will have the Pandora press release later in the day. There is an embargo on sharing the pictures of the August until a certain amount of time before launch. Stay tuned!