Notifications for soon-to-be discontinued items.

comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
Do you think EdenFantasys should automatically notify you if an item on your wishlist is soon to be discontinued or go out of stock?
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Yes
143  (93%)
No
2  (1%)
Other
9  (6%)
Total votes: 154
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04/19/2012
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Kindred Kindred
I think it would be a helpful feature to offer. The problem is that EF does not always know if an item becomes discontinued by the manufacturer. Additionally, for very popular items, there could be a huge rush to purchase the item and result in EF having to process tons of refunds instead. I'm just not sure it would be in EF's best interest.
04/19/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I think that may be pretty hard to do, EF does not know ahead of time when a manufacturer is discontinuing a product. The could provide a "X amount left in stock" type deal, that would help.

edit: and Kindred beat me to it.
04/19/2012
Missy May Missy May
Quote:
Originally posted by comatose-kitty
Do you think EdenFantasys should automatically notify you if an item on your wishlist is soon to be discontinued or go out of stock?
It would be nice.
04/19/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
Even if the system wasn't perfect it might help me to pick up something that I would otherwise no longer be able to get. Definitely would be in favor of this.
04/19/2012
Badass Badass
I think that is an awesome idea! Then if something I want is going away, I have the option to buy it real quick!
04/19/2012
CollegeFun2014 CollegeFun2014
This would be a great feature! I think they should also have a feature that lets you know when an item would be back in stock.
04/19/2012
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
I think that would be a nice, polite feature of EF now that the inventories are much larger and subject to more turnover.
04/19/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
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Originally posted by comatose-kitty
Do you think EdenFantasys should automatically notify you if an item on your wishlist is soon to be discontinued or go out of stock?
YES! i cant tell you how many times i have ordered something only to find it is out of stock and will take forever before i actually get it.. OR how many times i have wanted something and added it to my wishlist only to find out its gone when i get around to getting it..
04/19/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
Quote:
Originally posted by comatose-kitty
Do you think EdenFantasys should automatically notify you if an item on your wishlist is soon to be discontinued or go out of stock?
That would be handy, it's always annoying when something goes out of stock on the very day you were planning to order it.
04/19/2012
Shellz31 Shellz31
Out of stock I can deal with cause I know it will be back soon enough. But I have been wanting notification on items that will be discontinued. I realise Eden won't know on some items, but on those they do know will be discontinued when they run out of stock would be very appreciated.
04/19/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
It would be a nice feature to have but I could see it getting messy.
04/19/2012
Undead Undead
It would be great but like others have said, I don't think it would work out well.
04/19/2012
RonLee RonLee
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
Out of stock I can deal with cause I know it will be back soon enough. But I have been wanting notification on items that will be discontinued. I realise Eden won't know on some items, but on those they do know will be discontinued when they run ... More
I agree, if it's been determined that the item will not be restocked whether that's because it just didn't sell well enough or is no longer made and it's on my wish list a notice "could" perhaps be sent out. The problem is that those notices would require additional coding be made to Eden Fantasys computer systems. That sounds easy but may not be. Would the cost of that change generate more revenue for EF? Probably not.
Yes, I'm a computer programmer and have heard the "it's an easy change" from big shots who had no idea how difficult their easy change was going to be to code AND test.
04/19/2012
SexyRayne SexyRayne
I think that would be a great idea
04/19/2012
gloomybear gloomybear
AWESOME idea
04/19/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
That would be helpful!!
04/20/2012
Kiwi Green Kiwi Green
that would be great and maybe bring some more quick buys out of it.
04/20/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by comatose-kitty
Do you think EdenFantasys should automatically notify you if an item on your wishlist is soon to be discontinued or go out of stock?
Absolutely! Then we'd be able to go ahead and grab something and I could see this making A LOT more sales. People will think "why not get it now!" and impulse buy. I think it's a win-win! Lol. I'd especially like to know when something's going outta stock.
04/20/2012
GONE! GONE!
Yes, this would be a godsend.
04/20/2012
Willowe Willowe
I agree, I think it would be a great idea.
04/21/2012
Clubbinseals Clubbinseals
YES this would be so nice.
04/22/2012
HollyB HollyB
Quote:
Originally posted by comatose-kitty
Do you think EdenFantasys should automatically notify you if an item on your wishlist is soon to be discontinued or go out of stock?
I would love to see this feature. I have a few things on my wish list that I have just not gotten to yet and knowing they will be unavailable may just make me buy them!
04/23/2012
roskat roskat
Yes, this would be very helpful.
04/23/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by comatose-kitty
Do you think EdenFantasys should automatically notify you if an item on your wishlist is soon to be discontinued or go out of stock?
Yes, there should be some direct notification.

I think that EdenFantasys should have a direct thread for items that will be discontinued. But then again, EF has a 70% discount ad to which we can all shop, because those items may be discontinued in the forseeable future.
05/03/2012
Woman China Woman China
I'd love to see a little count down meter on a product page that tells you how many are left in stock.

I know I say I am not going to buy the Intensity until they come out with the next generation, BUT if I have the points saved up, and there is nothing else that I want, then yes. I am going to get it. Even though it comes with batteries. The last two times this happened, just as the points rolled up to be able to afford it with shipping (darn you international shipping!!!) I go to put it in my cart, and WHAMO!!! freshly out of stock.

So I'd like to see how many items are left in stock.
05/04/2012
TransMarc TransMarc
You should be able to choose from your dashboard if you want notifications for all wishlist items, or from the items page by alerts. Or in the wishlists, individually or for one wishlist's every items.
05/04/2012
mistre$$ mistre$$
I would LOVE to have that option.
05/04/2012
HannahPanda HannahPanda
It seems like that'd be nice.
05/04/2012
LovesAPoet LovesAPoet
This would really help me out a great deal. I'm worried that a few things I want are going to be gone soon so it would be helpful to know be fore it's too late. I don't mind waiting for an item to come back in stock but the discontinuing of items worries me. If anything it would help to put it on the item page that the item will soon be discontinued (if you don't already).
05/05/2012
Total posts: 79
Unique posters: 77