Last Weekend's New York El Warehouse Sale
Posted 26 October 2006 - 01:19 PM
Truthfully, I was very disappointed[/FONT][/FONT]
I had heard that the solid perfumes were being sold at warehouse sales in Canada and Singapore so I was hoping that the sale here would have some. No luck.
I got in by buying a ticket from an employee who had offered in an email to sell me one. The sale started at 8am and when I got there (at 8:30) I was surprised to see a very small line. And there was actually just about no line at all once I left about an hour and 1/2 later. Almost every item for sale had been a gift with purchase in a store at one time - and they were only about 35% off the suggested retail prices. Sort of really expensive for items that had basically been free at some point!! There were a few powder compacts there - very old ones for the most part. They were empty, without boxes, and most of them cost $25.
Of course, I don't know if this sale was the norm or not. But this one was definitely not worth going to. My guess is that the solids without boxes showing up on ebay are being sold by EL employees, but I don't think that they are getting them from the warehouse sales.
Posted 26 October 2006 - 06:34 PM
Thanks again and sorry it was such a disappointment but kinda relieved it was such a disappointment...I hope you understand.
Better luck lives down another lane...keep walking.....
Posted 27 October 2006 - 03:10 AM
Meanwhile, thank you Percigirl for your account of the Long Island sale!
I do know someone here in the U.K. who worked for E.L. We were
chatting the other day and she told me that staff do have the opportunity
to buy up here at very, very reduced prices! She cannot believe what
we (the customers) pay for our solids and products.....
So YES it is better for us to shop across the water and
why should we have to pay more than double for items. What E.L.
should realise is that the world is a much smaller place, especially with
the internet. Also, there is such a word as MARKETING and SALES
which appears to be non=existent as far as the U.K. buyers are concerned!
What do we receive in promotional items when we purchase?
In the States you pay half or even less and are encouraged to buy with
special vouchers.... Here we are lucky if we received a brochure this
Edited by Jacqueline, 27 October 2006 - 03:14 PM.
Posted 27 October 2006 - 12:40 PM
I am aslo relieved that there were no solids for sale.........Thanks percigirl for your post.......
Posted 30 October 2006 - 08:00 PM
Posted 21 July 2007 - 01:46 PM
I have purchased quite a few on ebay (sorry). I asked one of the ladies where she was getting all of her items. She said she had a relative that worked for the Rhode Island plant. She also told me they had to be one year or older before they sold them.
Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:02 PM
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