The holiday coupon conundrum

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The holiday coupon conundrum

Kindred Kindred
After receiving the fantastic holiday coupon from EF, I realized that not everything I want is currently in stock. I could have gotten an alternate color that I'm not as crazy about, but I decided to wait instead since the coupon is valid for a few weeks longer. Unfortunately, now 3 more items on my list have gone out of stock making me a sad panda. So my question: What is your shopping strategy with the coupon?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I wait until the last possible moment to see if items come back in stock before placing my order.
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61  (68%)
I buy immediately what I want that's in stock and save out of stock items for another time.
El-Jaro , markeagleone , Pleasure Piratess , Tuesday , Sir , Miss Cinnamon , Owl Identified , Taylor , ellejay , Darling Jen , Shellz31 , Raggedy Andie , Kayla , Missmarc , wrmbreze , Swish
16  (18%)
I buy what is in stock and substitute items if possible, even if they are not my first choice.
PussyGalore , Shumway , BadassFatass , Crystal1 , Valentinka
5  (6%)
There are no other choices. Don't you dare select this option!
BBW Talks Toys , Emma (Girl With Fire) , Miss Madeline , Jobthingy , Alan & Michele , Xavier7 , bunny love , Nothere
8  (9%)
Total votes: 90
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Kindred Kindred
I'm obviously holding out at this point which seems to be a failed strategy on my part
02/01/2011
PussyGalore PussyGalore
Isn't much of a connundrum for me at all, I never seem to receive emailed coupons. Don't really want to have to ask for them either. Woe is me.
(Hope it has nothing to do with gmail?)

If I did receive the coupon and I was ready to place an order and something I wanted was out of stock it's most likely a product that EF isn't going to restock so I pick something else I like just as much.
02/01/2011
Illusional Illusional
Quote:
Originally posted by PussyGalore
Isn't much of a connundrum for me at all, I never seem to receive emailed coupons. Don't really want to have to ask for them either. Woe is me.
(Hope it has nothing to do with gmail?)

If I did receive the coupon and I was ready to ...
Hmmm, it may have to do with Gmail.

Sometimes I don't receive the coupons I have to ask JR.
02/01/2011
indiglo indiglo
Well, sometimes I've had out of stock items I want come back in stock really quickly... so I guess it just depends. I'd probably wait and see if it comes back, but I'd make sure I had something else I really wanted on the back burner just in case.
02/01/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by PussyGalore
Isn't much of a connundrum for me at all, I never seem to receive emailed coupons. Don't really want to have to ask for them either. Woe is me.
(Hope it has nothing to do with gmail?)

If I did receive the coupon and I was ready to ...
I have gmail and haven't had any issues with getting any of the coupons. I think it's just you
02/01/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by PussyGalore
Isn't much of a connundrum for me at all, I never seem to receive emailed coupons. Don't really want to have to ask for them either. Woe is me.
(Hope it has nothing to do with gmail?)

If I did receive the coupon and I was ready to ...
pssst...check out your on-site inbox
02/01/2011
markeagleone markeagleone
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
After receiving the fantastic holiday coupon from EF, I realized that not everything I want is currently in stock. I could have gotten an alternate color that I'm not as crazy about, but I decided to wait instead since the coupon is valid for a ...
It's easy for me because I get things for my wife. I have a big list for her.
02/01/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
: D

Oh you know I had to pick the other!

I just buy what I want while it's in stock. If it's out, then I wait until next time.
02/01/2011
PussyGalore PussyGalore
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I have gmail and haven't had any issues with getting any of the coupons. I think it's just you
Of course it's just me, Irish luck and all. JR was a sweetie and took care of it for me. I always feel like I'm bugging people when I ask for stuff. I mean is it really the end of the world if I can't publish my reviews or I don't get a coupon that round when there are so many other amazing opportunities to win things and earn points for just hanging out with you guys?
02/01/2011
Annemarie Annemarie
I usually wait until the last possible moment anyway, to accumulate as many points as possible.
02/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Illusional
Hmmm, it may have to do with Gmail.

Sometimes I don't receive the coupons I have to ask JR.
For whatever reason, my coupons all seem to go to the yahoo address listed on my page. I forward them to my gmail address, lol.
02/01/2011
Shumway Shumway
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I'm obviously holding out at this point which seems to be a failed strategy on my part
I had to wait to make my order until I had enough points collected to cover the remainder.. but it worked out well because my first choice item came back in stock.. I was originally going to substitute it for something else. Guess it's touch and go depending on what you want
02/01/2011
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
I have so many things on my wishlist I think that I would be shocked if everything was out of stock!!!

I just get what I can.
02/01/2011
PussyGalore PussyGalore
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
For whatever reason, my coupons all seem to go to the yahoo address listed on my page. I forward them to my gmail address, lol.
oooooooh *Smacks forehead really hard* THERE'S NO EMAIL ADDRESS LISTED FOR ME ANYMORE. LOL I'm officially stupid today.
02/01/2011
Mr. E Mr. E
If is is something that I really want, I will try to wait for it. But, I don't stress over it too much. Eden has been very generous with the promotions and I have no reason to think they will discontinue having them.
02/01/2011
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
I make a list of all of the items that I want badly, I label it "This purchase I hope!" I then wait until the last minute, when I hopefully will have an assignment to combine it with to negate the 20+ dollars in shipping I will be paying. This way even if my wants change before I spend my money and my coupon, and even if some of my items are out of stock, I still have enough products that I am totally smitten with to fill out my cart.
02/01/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
Luckily the main item that I wanted was in stock! I had been planning to do a buyout on it, but 35% off is way better than 30%! I filled out my order with a couple of misc. items from my wishlist to hit the free shipping amount.
02/01/2011
Lucidity Lucidity
All but two items on my "next purchase" list are out of stock I'm a sad lady. I guess I'm just going to wait until the last minute and pray to the sex toy gods that things come back into stock!
02/01/2011
liilii080 liilii080
I know! Please Liberator Wing come back in stock before 2-22! I' waiting with crossed fingers and toes.
02/01/2011
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
It would be nice if the product page showed how many were in stock. The website I order body jewelry from does that and it makes it easier to wait on some stuff if I know there are plenty to be had.
02/01/2011
*HisMrs* *HisMrs*
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Originally posted by liilii080
I know! Please Liberator Wing come back in stock before 2-22! I' waiting with crossed fingers and toes.
FYI- The coupon expires 12 AM on 2-20. Just a heads up! I'm hoping that the Black Liberator Wedge will be back in stock!
02/01/2011
Miss Madeline Miss Madeline
What happens now that I have dared to pick option 4?

All joking aside... What usually happens is that I get a coupon and pick things out that are in-stock and then remember I'm broke lol!
02/01/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I wait till the last minute. It worked out the last time as I product I was really interested in came back in stock at the last minute.
02/01/2011
liilii080 liilii080
Quote:
Originally posted by *HisMrs*
FYI- The coupon expires 12 AM on 2-20. Just a heads up! I'm hoping that the Black Liberator Wedge will be back in stock!
Thanks for the heads up. I better cross something else then!
02/01/2011
Envy Envy
I tend to wait.
02/01/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
I picked other just to bust your balls. LOL

Wait it out. it is good thru til what, the 21st? that is lots of time
02/01/2011
Rainbow Boy Rainbow Boy
The only conundrum I have is that even though all of my items total up to over $59, once the discount is applied it becomes less than $50, so I have to pay shipping fees.
02/01/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I usually have to wait for points/GC anyway. So most of the time it works out. For the times it doesn't, I just pick something else and try to get it next time.
02/01/2011
*HisMrs* *HisMrs*
Quote:
Originally posted by Rainbow Boy
The only conundrum I have is that even though all of my items total up to over $59, once the discount is applied it becomes less than $50, so I have to pay shipping fees.
That is when I add more stuff to my cart
02/01/2011
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