Do you ever go into an adult store to look at the toys prior to ordering them from Eden?

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Do you ever go into an adult store to look at the toys prior to ordering them from Eden?

js250 js250
If so--how often?
04/21/2013
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mpfm mpfm
I make a trip every 6 to 8 weeks or so. If I really want to see something specific, I will make an extra trip.
04/21/2013
Mr. E Mr. E
It has been at least a year, maybe two since I even went into an actual adult store. My local stores just don't cut it. We have a few that are filthy, nasty adult book stores with video booths in the back. They sell a small selection of jelly and rubber toys. Not anything I would purchase or somewhere I'd want to be seen.

We also have a chain that is more couples friendly. They sell lots of lingerie and what I'd describe as stripper costumes. They also carry lots of adult novelties, lotions and beginner type toys. They just don't carry much of the better quality, or premium products available from Eden.
04/21/2013
melissa1973 melissa1973
No, our adult store is a good 15-20 miles away. I save on gas and see what eden is coming out with.
04/21/2013
Bme Bme
No. Local stores are not close by and do not offer the selection available here. I have occasionally checked out reviews for products on other sites if there are none/few for a product available here.
04/21/2013
LoveX LoveX
No, besides almost always having the kids with us, the store nearest to us is 30 miles away, and is pretty low quality.
04/21/2013
The Vixen The Vixen
I go into my local adult stores every once in a while. But I usually only go so I can handle the display models of luxury toys so I can see if I like the size, strength, and type of vibrations.

I never buy anything from the stores around here because their prices are crazy high and there are never sales. And there's no return policy like Eden has, so if you get a defective toy that dies, you might be totally out of luck.
04/21/2013
November November
No, the adult store near me is low quality and carries only a couple of Lelo items.
04/21/2013
Sammi Sammi
We don't have any local stores - the few that have tried to open have all been shut down fairly quickly.
04/21/2013
G&L G&L
We used to do this before we started getting higher end items off here. And our local adult store is nice but doesn't carry the lelo or jopen for example.
04/21/2013
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
Not very often. I recently went in to see what the Jopen vibe colors looked (and how the silicone texture felt) like in person.
04/21/2013
Gdom Gdom
Nope. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever actually been inside of a physical adult toy store.
04/21/2013
Kitka Kitka
Not really, but it is interesting seeing them in person before buying them here on Eden.
04/21/2013
Mwar Mwar
I enjoy seeing toys on display, since the shop by me has quite a few higher end toys. I like being able to see their size, how they feel, and how they work before buying.
04/21/2013
Hentialover Hentialover
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Originally posted by js250
If so--how often?
I have never done that, but I certainly would! You might as well have a more personal feel for what you are hoping to buy. Then it's easier to make the choice without the 'what if' hanging over your head.
04/21/2013
Silverwinds Silverwinds
I've only ever been in one of the local stores once - They had this wonderful display for all of the Jopens on the market right now. That's actually when I became interested in getting a Jopen! I still haven't yet, but I plan to. I'm actually considering applying for a position there. It's a pretty high quality store.
04/21/2013
lana-fantasy lana-fantasy
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
If so--how often?
yes once in a while
04/21/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
No, I've only been in an adult store once and it made me uncomfortable. I stick to buying toys online.
04/21/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I use to - but I'm confident enough in EF and the top toy companies, that I can decide based on descriptions and reviews.
04/21/2013
nimr nimr
I've been in some nice ones, but it's a bit of a trek to get there. I've definitely never gone there just to see in person some specific thing that I was thinking of getting online.
04/21/2013
RonLee RonLee
I have. However, the items in majority of brick and mortar stores is for the most part junk. I'm not particularly interested in junk.
04/21/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I have never done this. Very early on when I found Eden we went into one and it just felt dirty and I didn't care for it. We haven't been to another one since.
04/21/2013
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
I have on some small items. I've went to Hustler and Adam & Eve. They are clean, and they have a lot of name brand items.
04/21/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I am soooo guilty of doing this! I may get small things at sex shop, like lube, but I prefer to support EF and give them my business. Maybe once a month or so I will browse adult shops.
04/22/2013
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I haven't been into a toy store in years last one I went to was clean but high priced and very small selection of stuff.
04/22/2013
eri86 eri86
I've never been to an adult store. Haven't been able to work up the nerve to go.
04/22/2013
sunflower sunflower
Honestly I've thought about doing this. Just going in to feel the intensity and patterns on vibrators and look at sizes and such so I can decide if I want to spend my money on it. There's a big adult superstore not too far from where I live and it was real nice in there. I know of 2 local shops but the superstore is just huge and has a ton of stuff.

It's also nice for trying stuff like body paints, sprays and other edibles because they have some things open for demonstration so you can taste/smell stuff before you want to blow money on it. I figured out that I like LELO stuff because I went into the store and they gave me a demonstration on the Smartwand and I was impressed.
04/22/2013
sunflower sunflower
Quote:
Originally posted by The Vixen
I go into my local adult stores every once in a while. But I usually only go so I can handle the display models of luxury toys so I can see if I like the size, strength, and type of vibrations.

I never buy anything from the stores around here ...
I definitely agree with this. There is no return policy on anything and it kind of sucks. There are a lot of things that will keep me buying here but I'd like to go do a test run and just look at some vibes and such in person with the intention of purchasing them on Eden instead.

The superstore around here is super clean and the staff are very professional and cheerful and kinda helpful (albeit trying to sell you a product). I wouldn't want to shop somewhere seedy either. That was the first adult store I've been into and I was very impressed with everything.
04/22/2013
js250 js250
The closest adult store to where we live is about 100 miles away. We ended up going to the city and decided to stop and take a peek at the new toys. I scratched a few off my wishlist--but definitely added some!! (And then there are the ones I hope EF might carry....)I am glad I went in the store, but we will not make any special trips to do this in the future.
04/22/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
Just did this the other day, and wish I had done this for a toy I ordered recently. It was a dildo and it turned out to feel very different than I'd imagined in my head (I thought it would be squishier).

I went to a chain store so as not to feel bad taking up the time of local business owners. Their prices are high and I know I will buy here if I get the item.
04/28/2013
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