Should discontinued products and their reviews be removed from the site?

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Should discontinued products and their reviews be removed from the site?

PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by - Kira -
Everything Kindred said and this! I have lots of my reviews saved to hard drive, but not all of them. If one was deleted, I'd be PISSED.
I believe so much work is put into writing up a Review, it would be very upsetting for EF to take them down. I do not believe it would in the best interest of Eden Fantasys to take them down; contributors wouldn't write them and that would defeat the purpose of the whole program.
07/03/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
I've actually wanted to search for discontinued items before. I think having a section for discontinued products would be nice.
07/03/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I like readying the reviews and yes I get pissed when it has been discontinued but I have also figured out that I can buy that item locally but then I don't get points for it. It should be marked better that it is discontinued
07/03/2012
HB042 HB042
Would it be possible to make a notation on your search results that an item is discontinued? Like, how the cart icon is gray if it's out of stock? Or, like the check box is there to exclude out of stock items, also exclude discontinued items?
07/03/2012
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by pirata
Okay, I can see why keeping them around makes sense. But can't there be an option to keep discontinued things from showing up in your toy searches? Or that their reviews say that the toy is currently discontinued? I just think its an exercise in ...
Discontinued items do not show up in standard searches. Review searches do not make this distinction. However, there should be a small box with the item on the left hand side of the review. It should state here is an item is discontinued or out of stock.
07/03/2012
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
The reviews should stay. They can help readers get a sense of the company that makes the product. The reviews may also lead readers to review and purchase other items companies have to offer.
07/03/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
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Originally posted by pirata
If discontinued means that eden isn't going to sell this any more, than why does the product page and its reviews still exist? If you find the review first, read it and then click for the product page, it's pretty annoying to realize that its ...
I think they should be left there. It's another way for Eden to get new customer. People can search for the discontinued item and end up reading the reviews, hence get attracted to the site.
07/03/2012
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
If not they should be marked as discontinued instead of out of stock
07/03/2012
AHubbyof2SexualMinds AHubbyof2SexualMinds
Have them still listed like others have mentioned above, and also describe how the item is discontinued by either EF or the manufacturer.
07/03/2012
married with children married with children
I think that they should be labeled discontinued, and not out of stock; like so many are. I have alot of items in my wish list that have been out of stock for a while now, and it looks like they are not coming back in stock. Change the status to discontinued so I can look for other items to replace them.
07/04/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
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Originally posted by mama2007
i have this issue. The glass toy i got was discontinued AFTER i ordered it, so because i do reviews on EVERYTHING i get on EF and it has not been used, im returning it and buying diff one
It seems a bit silly to me to return a product just because it's discontinued...
07/06/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
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Originally posted by Kindred
1. Nothing is forever. Just because EF discontinues an item does not mean it might not come back.

2. A discontinued item that can be sterilized/sanitized might be available as a used toy. As such, the prospective buyer might find a review ...
Excellent points!
07/06/2012
GONE! GONE!
Nah, I like pining over them.
07/12/2012
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
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Originally posted by pirata
If discontinued means that eden isn't going to sell this any more, than why does the product page and its reviews still exist? If you find the review first, read it and then click for the product page, it's pretty annoying to realize that its ...
I think they should delete them because there is a lot of discontinued product that i see on here that i would like to buy then notice it says discontinued.
07/12/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by mama2007
i have this issue. The glass toy i got was discontinued AFTER i ordered it, so because i do reviews on EVERYTHING i get on EF and it has not been used, im returning it and buying diff one
You don't have to return the toy...just review it!
07/12/2012
Claire-Bear Claire-Bear
They may get the product again. I think it's nice to be able to read the review even if you can't buy it from the site. It's nice to have that information available. You can purchase it somewhere else.
07/12/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Also, some items labeled "Discontinued&quo t; are not yet being carried by Eden. Most, well, many of the DRs I've done are labeled "Discontinued&quo t; simply because that's what the system does when an item is not in stock yet. Many of these will eventually be in stock.

Some items are temporarily labeled "Discontinued&quo t; as changes are being made in the product. This just happened to the Wahl. Sadly, Wahl eliminated three of the seven original heads for the toy. One was the one I use about 95% of the time! But, the toy was back on the site in a matter of a week or two. I'd never return a toy because it was discontinued. I buy or request toys because I want them. I see no reason to do that.

I also have a number of toys and items that were discontinued, yet I LOVE them, continue to use them and sometimes they are picked up by Eden again. If not, often they are available from an other source.

Add to that the fact that as many have said, we work hard on our reviews and would hate to see them disappear, and I see no reason to destroy the work of hard working people. It takes 2 seconds to see that a toy is discontinued, go 'Aw, crap' and then an other few minutes to see if it's carried somewhere else. It can takes HOURS or days to write a review. Plus, our reviews are part of our body of work and our rating. Those reviews mean a lot of many of us.

I say leave them.
07/12/2012
sexykiss sexykiss
keep em
07/12/2012
Ilovelingerie Ilovelingerie
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Originally posted by pirata
If discontinued means that eden isn't going to sell this any more, than why does the product page and its reviews still exist? If you find the review first, read it and then click for the product page, it's pretty annoying to realize that its ...
Yes, I think they should be deleted if they are no longer being sold... Unless of course there is a chance they may come back.
07/12/2012
Badass Badass
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Originally posted by Melan!e
Just a couple weeks ago I had an assigned review and a buyout that were both discontinued by the time I got my package in the mail. I worked hard on my reviews and submitted them anyway. Both items are still available for purchase elsewhere. I would ...
you are the second person to mention a product being discontinued after getting an assignment.. maybe when eden runs out of their stock of the toy, they consider it officially discontinued from the site?

everyone is really torn on this. i could really go either way, and everyone has such good points on both sides. i definitely see how it would be heart breaking if any of my reviews were deleted. but i also feel like there is an awful lot of discontinued items on here. it is nearly as heartbreaking to fall for a toy only to find you can't get it from eden.
07/12/2012
duff duff
If the product isnt coming back, dont see why keep the review when its no longer ganna be sold
07/12/2012
Katelyn Katelyn
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Originally posted by pirata
Okay, I can see why keeping them around makes sense. But can't there be an option to keep discontinued things from showing up in your toy searches? Or that their reviews say that the toy is currently discontinued? I just think its an exercise in ...
The reviewer's can't keep up with everything and the item page should say it is discontinued so I don't see it as being a problem.
07/12/2012
TheGreat TheGreat
I think discontinued items should be moved to a separate section of the website, and perhaps their product picture should have a big red "DISCONTINUED" on it, that way no one is initially misled into thinking it is something that can still be purchased. I have had that problem too.
07/14/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
They might bring them back, or you might find them from another website and I like to read reviews of different toys. Perhaps being able to admit discontinued products from the search would help. Does the 'omit out of stock items' not cover this?
07/16/2012
yummyinmytummy yummyinmytummy
EF makes it very difficult to find the product page for discontinued items, so it doesn't really come up. That said, if I really want an honest opinion on a product, this is where I expect to find it.
07/24/2012
PeachCandy PeachCandy
I totally agree with you. I find it incredibly annoying that the product page and reviews are still up, when the item has been discontinued. I ALWAYS by my lingerie, toys, etc. from EF, so the existing reviews are pointless if I can't order it from Eden.
07/24/2012
animepanda89 animepanda89
Yes but they should make it where they are filtered out of the search results like out of stock items.
07/24/2012
bradav bradav
yea i agree that would irritate me too
07/26/2012
svalentine;) svalentine;)
yea they should be deleted. i would be irritated if i found something i really liked and had an awesome review only to find out i couldn't purchase it
07/26/2012
Boyfriend Boyfriend
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Originally posted by Kindred
1. Nothing is forever. Just because EF discontinues an item does not mean it might not come back.

2. A discontinued item that can be sterilized/sanitized might be available as a used toy. As such, the prospective buyer might find a review ...
I agree with Kindred.
07/26/2012
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