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#16 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 08:33 AM


Hi Lisa,

May I echo what you said.....How very sad but true.

I have not bought a solid now for well over a year. When they started to lose their value due to the wearhouse sales ( or where ever they come from ) I could see what was going to happen.

When I saw the Tennis Racquet at the convention I had a hard fight with myself, HEAD OR HEART. It took me about half an hour to make my mind up but in the end I knew that I made the correct decision when I did not part with my $

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 02:07 PM

Have just been reading all the comments and catching up. I do think the prices that are being asked i.e. for the Tennis Racquet etc., are well over the top and the thought of these solids appearing at a quarter of the cost later on ebay is not a pleasant one. Perhaps this is why the older solids are now commanding more realistic prices and the new ones will be left on the shelf.

Welcome back Margaret! Hope to catch up soon.

Re the Tuberose, Brigitte, am unable to obtain access via the link. Not sure which solid this is.

So I shall keep chasing the ''special'' solids which are not coming out of the Factory!

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Edited by Jacqueline, 27 July 2007 - 10:11 PM.


#18 klassicguy1

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 03:08 PM

Interestingly enough, I had received two calls this week from Sales Reps on the "exclusive" Tuberose solid at only $175. Then I saw the solid on Ebay, listed at .96 to start. It has contents and label, but no box. Guess where I am going to buy laugh.gif

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 05:41 PM

Found the Tuberose on Ebay. First time I have seen it!

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 09:09 PM

I saw it at Neiman Marcus, if it is the same - with the inset stones? I thought it was elegant.

QUOTE(Jacqueline @ Jul 27 2007, 10:41 PM)
Found the Tuberose on Ebay.    First time I have seen it!   

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#21 chowlover2

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 10:11 PM

I sent Woody the Tuberose Gardenia on Ebay yesterday. Do you think it's a store sample? It is unbelievable. I wonder how long it will take for the Holt Renfrew shopping bag to show up there as well?

#22 greyhound

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 12:39 AM

How do ebay sellers get a hold of them so fast? I can't image warehouse sales would have them this soon.



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Posted 28 July 2007 - 08:36 AM

They probably come from factory and EL employees.

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#24 Brigitte

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 06:43 PM

LOOK WHAT THE SELLER ON EBAY STATES:

* PRODUCT IS OUT OF BOX, BUT NEW NEVER USED.
THAT'S WHY THEY ARE DISCOUNTED HERE.
GREAT DEAL, RETAILS FOR $175.00


HOW RIDICULES!!!!!!!!!


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#25 chowlover2

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 11:43 PM

It has to be someone who works for EL in what capacity I don't know. I checked out their completed auctions, and 99% are for EL products. Mostly sample sized items that they sell 4 of at a time. I wondered if it was a salesperson at an EL counter who had access to the freebies they give you when you make a purchase. The only snag there is that they have sold several of the golden alligator powder compacts, and some varied solid compacts. I can't imagine EL letting warehouse workers buy so much of the same item. Who knows? Someone will get a deal that's for sure, and it certainly doesn't encourage me to pay full price. I'm curious to see how high the bidding will go, the Heritage necklace didn't fare so well when the seller didn't set a reserve.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 12:19 PM

Thanks Lisa for letting us talk about this subject. Its been real interesting and informative to read everyone's comments on this issue. Also to know that there are other solid collectors who feel like I do about this and I'm not alone.

Now I don't know if I should cry, get mad or laugh at this all. Sadly, doing all three won't correct this problem. That's up to top EL management and given their actions in the past I seriously doubt that will happen. However, Brigitte I totally agree with you, it is totally ridicules and unbelievable.

Its time to enjoy the nice summer day where I'm at so here is wishing all of you a nice day as well.

Gigi

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 09:41 PM

Hi All-
I'm not an avid collector as I know most of you are (and i'm SO jealous of your collections). The size of my collection pales in comparison to yours. I have about 10 I believe. My very first was a christmas present of the white linen frog from back in the 80's. I love each one dearly and could never imagine parting with them. There are only a few I bought myself, but the rest have been gifts from people who mean so much to me. In fact, when I think about the things in my house I would grab if it was on fire, my vitrine would be one of the things. I never collected these thinking they would increase in value. Even if I found out I had one worth hundreds, it wouldn't matter. With that said, the most appealing part of the solids for me is the whole package- it's having the perfume inside- so the warehouse sale ones just don't appeal to me. I hope those of you who are sad about the value decrease remember why you started collecting these to begin with- because you loved them and they made you smile when you saw them. Is most of your dismay with the warehouse sales that it cheapens or demeans the whole 'collecting' aspect? Every time I see my princess phone (that I fought VERY hard to get on ebay- with perfume and both boxes smile.gif ) i get a big grin on my face. So keep loving your compacts!!! And let them continue to bring you joy.

#28 Don and Margaret

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 08:23 AM

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QUOTE(mybuffy69 @ Jul 31 2007, 09:41 PM)
Hi All-
I'm not an avid collector as I know most of you are (and i'm SO jealous of your collections). The size of my collection pales in comparison to yours.  I have about 10 I believe.  My very first was a christmas present of the white linen frog from back in the 80's.  I love each one dearly and could never imagine parting with them.  There are only a few I bought myself, but the rest have been gifts from people who mean so much to me.  In fact, when I think about the things in my house I would grab if it was on fire, my vitrine would be one of the things.  I never collected these thinking they would increase in value.  Even if I found out I had one worth hundreds, it wouldn't matter.  With that said, the most appealing part of the solids for me is the whole package- it's having the perfume inside- so the warehouse sale ones just don't appeal to me.  I hope those of you who are sad about the value decrease remember why you started collecting these to begin with- because you loved them and they made you smile when you saw them.  Is most of your dismay with the warehouse sales that it cheapens or demeans the whole 'collecting' aspect? Every time I see my princess phone (that I fought VERY hard to get on ebay- with perfume and both boxes smile.gif ) i get a big grin on my face.  So keep loving your compacts!!! And let them continue to bring you joy.

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Well said, Buffy smile.gif





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