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So, it's, oh...about 4 am. I'm bored and there's nothing on TV, so I've been watching a show called Shop Erotic. They sell sex toys that they say are being sold at "low prices." And OH. MY. GOSH. Everything is unbelievably
So, it's, oh...about 4 am. I'm bored and there's nothing on TV, so I've been watching a show called Shop Erotic. They sell sex toys that they say are being sold at "low prices." And OH. MY. GOSH. Everything is unbelievably expensive.
On EF, the Lelo Mia sells for $49.99. On this show, it's "originally $159.95," and they've "marked it down" to $99.95. I mean...dang! And as if that's not bad enough, they also sell the Gigi and Iris, and get this! EF sells the Gigi for $72.74 and the Iris for $110.99. They sell them both for *drumroll*...$179.95. And that's supposedly marked down from the "normal price" of...$259.95! Holy. Shit. How the crap do they actually get people to buy this stuff! I mean, it's being marked up by over $100.
Has anyone else seen this show or anything like it? What do you think of it?
I have seen it and I am always so tempted to call in and throw the EF link out there to ruin their scam. Idk how what they do is even legal.
Some items I understand the price of... e.g. ToiBocks. But others...it is just ridiculous. Glass is a good example... I gotta give props to companies that keep their prices reasonable like Doc Johnson. Sure, their dildos in the $10 range are not silicone, but some other companies mark their dongs (of the same material) up to $20, $30 or higher! Do they think we are stupid? It's just a hunk of material. A machine makes it. It's not like it was widdled out of wood like the Hardwood dildos are made from hand.
I think the people who buy stuff off of those TV commercials are 1. addicted to things like the home shopping network (no joke...this is like an epidemic right now! People are going bankrupt from getting stuff they don't need off of Tv). 2. Are too embarrassed to buy in person 3. Are not aware of the wonderful internet, 4. don't know how to search for things like that, 5. or know where to begin, 6. or may not be educated. You may trust a person on TV telling you about a product more than you trust your beginner self looking on the internet. I'm sure they make plenty of money and it is criminal.
But it's not the only thing that is super marked up or has been. Beanie Babies are a wonderful example... the average Beanie Baby costs FOUR CENTS in materials to make. Add cheap illegal labor and a bit of transportation and the profits are still astronomical. NIKE sneaks anyone?
Oil is another one. But I won't get into that without going into a huge corporate crime lesson which I'm sure ya'll don't want to hear.
I see below that GWF brought up another good example...Bras. Seriously? I can spend $100 on TWO bras sometimes. I hate buying bras.