Getting rid of discontinued items?

cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
It seems that a lot of items that have been discontinued are still around the site. Here is an example. I am curious as to why these are still up after they have been discontinued, as I find it quite a tease to drool over something and not be able to have it

Is it because the reviews stay up? Do they really need to be up if the product is gone? Or would that affect the reviewers' ranks and what have you?
10/14/2010
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Envy Envy
I wonder this as well.
10/14/2010
Love Buzz Love Buzz
ditto, especially as one item I was recently sent to review was discontinued. I thought it was kind of odd
10/14/2010
Heartthrob Heartthrob
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Originally posted by cherryredhead88
It seems that a lot of items that have been discontinued are still around the site. Here is an example. I am curious as to why these are still up after they have been discontinued, as I find it quite a tease to drool over something and not be able to ... More
Because part of the ranking system is on number and quality of reviews, if a product were removed which had active reviews on it, it might cause a drop in ranking. Just my thought.
10/14/2010
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by Love Buzz
ditto, especially as one item I was recently sent to review was discontinued. I thought it was kind of odd
I think sometimes new items are labeled as discontinued before they're stocked.
10/14/2010
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Alicia
I think sometimes new items are labeled as discontinued before they're stocked.
I think those are listed as "Not available for purchase" but I could be wrong.
10/14/2010
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by Kindred
I think those are listed as "Not available for purchase" but I could be wrong.
They usually are, but I have seen some new ones come up as that too lately.
10/14/2010
Maxim Maxim
New products that are not active are labeled "Not available for purchase". I will research instances that show otherwise.
As for products that were active but now discontinued - they remain on the site but will not show up through the products search.
10/14/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Such a bummer that reviews go up for recently discontinued items. And that glass one looked pretty nice too. But I definitely wouldn't want people's reviews they worked so hard on to disappear!
10/14/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
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Originally posted by Heartthrob
Because part of the ranking system is on number and quality of reviews, if a product were removed which had active reviews on it, it might cause a drop in ranking. Just my thought.
Yes this was the only reason I could think of them being up. Like Darling Jen said I would hate for someone's hard work to disappear with the toy. I just hate being teased! Lol Thanks everyone
10/18/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by cherryredhead88
It seems that a lot of items that have been discontinued are still around the site. Here is an example. I am curious as to why these are still up after they have been discontinued, as I find it quite a tease to drool over something and not be able to ... More
Sometimes they come back. I think they have value whether or not the product is still here because similar products can be introduced or a better version of said product.

I noticed this too. I removed 150+ items form all my wishlists because of it. But it made me excited because it means...

NEW STUFF

BETTER PRODUCTS

NEW ITEMS TO REVIEW FOR FREE ASSIGNMENT

BETTER MATERIALS

It's all good!
10/19/2010
ScottA ScottA
There have been several times when I've really liked having the discontinued products available. I can look at the product page and reviews and get specs to compare something I have and really like (such as the Captain/Squirt from Tantus) against other products.

I can also nurse a faint hope that enough people will find out about them to convince the maker to reintroduce them.
10/19/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Sometimes they come back. I think they have value whether or not the product is still here because similar products can be introduced or a better version of said product.

I noticed this too. I removed 150+ items form all my wishlists because ... More
I guess this is the pot at the end of the rainbow huh? Never thought of it this way
10/20/2010
Alegria Alegria
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Originally posted by ScottA
There have been several times when I've really liked having the discontinued products available. I can look at the product page and reviews and get specs to compare something I have and really like (such as the Captain/Squirt from Tantus) against ... More
This is what I'm hoping for, for the Tantus Sherbet.
link

It's just so amazing looking! But I'm confused as to why it's listed as Out of Stock instead of Discontinued...

I know the manufacturer quit making these a year or two ago.
10/20/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
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Originally posted by Alegria
This is what I'm hoping for, for the Tantus Sherbet.
link

It's just so amazing looking! But I'm confused as to why it's listed as Out of Stock instead of Discontinued...

I know the manufacturer quit making these a ... More
I have never seen that one before! Now I wish I had got it before it disappeared!
10/20/2010
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Alegria
This is what I'm hoping for, for the Tantus Sherbet.
link

It's just so amazing looking! But I'm confused as to why it's listed as Out of Stock instead of Discontinued...

I know the manufacturer quit making these a ... More
Under the color choices it says "This product has been discontinued".
10/20/2010
Alegria Alegria
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Originally posted by Kindred
Under the color choices it says "This product has been discontinued".
/blink

Thanks for pointing that out

I swear that wasn't there last time I checked.... Must be going crazy!
10/22/2010
Pandahb Pandahb
I had this same thought when I was sent a Blindfold to review. Perhaps two days after receiving it, I went to check the specs on it for my review and it had said discontinued. I was really concerned about this because I didn't know if I was still suppose to write a review for a discontinued product. I was informed I was still held to writing it, since it will probably just take some time off and come back later. However it still shows up as being discontinued.

Padded blindfold
10/22/2010
Love Buzz Love Buzz
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Originally posted by Alicia
I think sometimes new items are labeled as discontinued before they're stocked.
I think this may very well be the case as the product I reviewed is now available for sale
10/25/2010
deletedd deletedd
EF Should just break links to such product until they come back in stock or indefinitely if they arent
10/30/2010
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by deletedd
EF Should just break links to such product until they come back in stock or indefinitely if they arent
EF has the system set up so that you really need to go looking for them to find them, so it's unlikely to be a big inconvenience. If a review compares one product to another, now discontinued, product it's still important that someone be able to look at a picture, specs or reviews of the discontinued product to get a feel for the comparison that's being made.
10/30/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
I don't mind stumbling across things that Eden has decided no longer to carry, but can still be found elsewhere with little trouble. I've even done reviews on products no longer carried here because they're still easy to find elsewhere.
11/01/2010
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