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Why Are There So Few New Solids This Year?

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#1 Bobbie



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Posted 01 December 2010 - 01:48 PM

Why do the stores have so few new solids this year? Anyone know?

#2 Petals


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Posted 01 December 2010 - 03:07 PM

Here in the U.K. Harrods is the only store that has the solid perfumes. In the good old days they could be purchased in many of the large stores which was really much more interesting and meant that people living outside central London could see the products first hand in their major stores! Why they changed this arrangement beats me! But there you have it.

I was told that due to the credit crunch they were not having so many items this year. Take into the equasion that all the general lines are double the price here, for us collectors 'in the know' it would be stupid to purchase these from Harrods. We are lucky at having the Harrods own label and those I do buy here.....

Freezing weather here!!!!!!!!!!

#3 Lisa


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Posted 04 December 2010 - 08:42 PM

Guess it's a case of supply and demand.... the demand is just not there anymore, especially with the way prices are on eBay

I am wondering if they are going to phase them out all together in a couple of years or maybe next year???

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 01:49 AM

Yeah, my thoughts exactly, Lisa. That'll mean quite a few jobs too, I'd say.

On one hand it serves them right for not listening to us collectors a number of years ago when we bitterly complained to them about their customer service, warehouse sales, prices and ebay listings. I think just about every collector at the time turned their backs on them for 'devaluing' our collections and for not listening to our concerns.

Now, most people wait to but them cheaply somehow instead of supporting the EL stores. This has perhaps resulted in stores such as the one in Vegas closing down.

On the other hand, many collectors look forward to the new releases and continuation of adding to their solid collections . . . What will happen when they are no longer made? Will the interest also fade away, and how much mileage is left in the ones already produced?

I still have a few that I am after, but am not in the same rush I was to get them before. If nothing else, I've learnt that patience pays off.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 10:16 PM

Totally agree Sandra!

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