Unused Toys ? Would you use classified ?

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Unused Toys ? Would you use classified ?

Oriental husband and wife Oriental husband and wife
Remember a thread about ,"What happens to old unused toys" and saw many just collected dust. I would never think about buying a used toy but decided to try to sell one. To my surprise I was able to sell it. Though didn't get much for it, at least it is no longer collecting dust. And the proceeds will be used for a new toy. So what do most of you think about buying and selling toys ? I think many of us make a purchase at least 4+ times a year and the collection continues to build. I though I would try again and just posted a Jopen Intensity for sale. Guess it's like a flea market or garage sale.
11/22/2013
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Bubba29 Bubba29
call it gross but i've bought several used toys. once, a toy was defective and i got my money back. otherwise, i've been really happy. clean it well and works like new.
11/22/2013
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
I've bought gently used toys before, but only if their materials are really safe (silicone, glass, metal). I go through a rigorous cleaning process on them, though, and only buy gently used.

It depends a lot on the price, though. If the toy was used once (or just opened and never used) and costs less than 50% of the lowest retail I can find, I'm all over that. However, if I'm only saving a couple bucks, I'd rather buy new.
11/22/2013
Ansley Ansley
It really depends on the toy -- I'd never buy used lingerie or anything that wasn't silicone, glass, or metal. I would also look at the person's account to see if the item was purchased or given as a free assignment, if it were free to them, I would negotiate a shipping rate only deal. (It might be an unpopular opinion, but that's the way I feel.)
11/22/2013
Taylor Taylor
I sold some things on there, but I don't think I'd ever buy anything.
11/22/2013
Oriental husband and wife Oriental husband and wife
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Originally posted by Ansley
It really depends on the toy -- I'd never buy used lingerie or anything that wasn't silicone, glass, or metal. I would also look at the person's account to see if the item was purchased or given as a free assignment, if it were free to ...
How do you determine if it was a free assignment ? I've no opinion on whether it should be sold/given away. I know in sports, sponsor-attained items are sometimes sold or given away.
11/22/2013
Pete's Princess Pete's Princess
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Originally posted by Ansley
It really depends on the toy -- I'd never buy used lingerie or anything that wasn't silicone, glass, or metal. I would also look at the person's account to see if the item was purchased or given as a free assignment, if it were free to ...
I think it is tacky to try to sell an item you got for free from EF in the EF classifieds. I even saw someone try to sell the item they got for free in their review. Yes, in the review. I guess they figured since people reading the review already interested in the item, it was the best place to sell it. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. Hopefully, EF never gave them another item free for review.
11/22/2013
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
It really depends on the toy -- I'd never buy used lingerie or anything that wasn't silicone, glass, or metal. I would also look at the person's account to see if the item was purchased or given as a free assignment, if it were free to ...
I agree with you about the free assignment thing. I admit, I have bought some toys that I knew that the reviewers had gotten for free, but these were offsite bloggers and they gave me very large discounts for very expensive toys. However, if I were to sell my free assignment, I wouldn't ask for money - I'd just pass it on.
11/22/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Oriental husband and wife
How do you determine if it was a free assignment ? I've no opinion on whether it should be sold/given away. I know in sports, sponsor-attained items are sometimes sold or given away.
Oriental Husband & Wife: To see if it was a free assignment, you go to that seller's profile and see if they have a review for the item in their list of reviews. Then you go to the review and look at just after the end and before the ratings. There you will find the disclaimer in pink lettering either saying it is just the reviewer's opinion, or it will say the toy was given to them for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

I recently saw a member offering many items for sale that I suspected were free assignments. I checked and indeed they ALL were free assignments, some from a long time ago. What was unusual though was that she was asking quite a lot for the items. She even mentioned on some that the toy was only used once for review purposes, but never said it was given to her for free. and I personally found that a little obnoxious. I think part of what bothers me is that she was selling on the very site that gave her the items.
11/23/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
So if something you received for free didn't work for you, you don't feel it's right to sell it in order to purchase something that might? A free product is a payment for a form of advertising, especially if you have your own blog. You're not getting paid cash for the time invested, you're given a free product. If it doesn't work for you, you have every right to sell it because you worked for it (in the form of writing a review).
11/23/2013
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Oriental husband and wife
How do you determine if it was a free assignment ? I've no opinion on whether it should be sold/given away. I know in sports, sponsor-attained items are sometimes sold or given away.
I can look at what's been assigned and what hasn't in admin, but for everyone else you cam cam scan through the reviews, if you see that item just click on the review then scroll to the bottom and it will say whether the item was free or not.
11/23/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
So if something you received for free didn't work for you, you don't feel it's right to sell it in order to purchase something that might? A free product is a payment for a form of advertising, especially if you have your own blog. ...
I just think it's a dishonest practice. Also, I believe in some states it's against the law to sell a used item for more than 33% of it's original value, but I'll have to double check that. Again, this is my own personal opinion and everyone is free to do as they wish, but I won't be purchasing toys from the classifieds...now if someone had a collection of books or cds or something like that I'd probably be all over it. Gary once listed a guitar of his.
11/23/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
Oriental Husband & Wife: To see if it was a free assignment, you go to that seller's profile and see if they have a review for the item in their list of reviews. Then you go to the review and look at just after the end and before the ratings. ...
If you find that obnoxious, wait until you stumble across the ebay listings...
11/23/2013
Oriental husband and wife Oriental husband and wife
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Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
So if something you received for free didn't work for you, you don't feel it's right to sell it in order to purchase something that might? A free product is a payment for a form of advertising, especially if you have your own blog. ...
I can see both sides of the argument. Yes it was given at a discount/comp in exchange for services and now that persons 'property. If it was in the agreement to return it for disposal. Then reviewer did not and sold it instead would be wrong. Even for the company that comp-ed the item benefits from it, so I guess it would be considered cost of doing business.

So what should someone do with a pile of stuff going unused ? Trash bin ?
I can't see trashing an expensive item. Someone else may benefit from it at a good discount.
11/23/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
So if something you received for free didn't work for you, you don't feel it's right to sell it in order to purchase something that might? A free product is a payment for a form of advertising, especially if you have your own blog. ...
PoP, In case you are talking to me specifically, I wanted to clarify that I thought it obnoxious to sell the toy on the site that gave it to the person for free. (And yes, Stormy, I have seen the Ebay listings for "new" items that were actually used.) I also thought asking so much was ridiculous, but that is not really important. As long as it's legal to sell it, why shouldn't you? I think it's more a waste to keep something you don't use, or worse, to throw it out. I like the idea of passing things on to be used by someone who enjoys them. I have given away many toys I bought or received free and yes, I would sell them if I wanted/needed, but swapping was as far as I have ever gotten to actually selling them. I also asked the people I gave them to for free to pass them on free to someone else if they didn't like them and they all agreed (I believe them, too because I know them). And I agree with Oriental Husband & wife, it is a cost of doing business. I would also like to point out that I have seen clearly stated on promotional items that they were not for resale and if that was stated on the item or in the contract, then it is dishonest to sell it. I have gotten a CD before that the Ebay owner didn't disclose was not for resale.
11/23/2013
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
So if something you received for free didn't work for you, you don't feel it's right to sell it in order to purchase something that might? A free product is a payment for a form of advertising, especially if you have your own blog. ...
If it's on an offsite blog, one that is hosted, I have no issues against the toy being sold as long as it is sold at a large discount. After all, hosting does not pay for itself.

However, if it is a place like EF, where the only thing invested is time, it is kind of a labor-for-toy trade.
11/23/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
The payment for free items is typically a review. In my opinion, once you've written that review the product belongs to you and you can do with it as you please.

That being said, when I've sold items I typically discount them 60% or more off the list price and often will toss in additional items for free or do larger discounts when more items are purchased.

Dishonest practice? I don't agree with that. I think when the agreement is strictly a 'free product in exchange for an unbiased review', as long as you've completed what's expected of you you can do what you want with the item.

I guess selling items that were given to you as gifts would be dishonest practice (not just sex toy related), or items you received by entering raffles or giveaways as well. Heck, inheriting belonging from someone would need to just be passed along to someone else too I suppose.

Unless there's another agreement which states you cannot resell items that were given to you (I have that with Bad Dragon), than it's not dishonest practice because that item belongs to you, whether you received it for free or not.
11/23/2013
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
I don't think it's dishonest. I just don't think it's particularly right.

I was reviewing for a bit of side money in college - primarily dorm and beauty products - and the samples I was provided with were always not marked for resale. Now, because I was reviewing at a university place and not putting in my own money, I was okay with that. If I had, however, paid to join it, I would want to be able to resell things.

I get that the sex toy industry is different, but old habits die hard.

I was, however, briefly hired to do testimonials and stuff with a small campus-related company. When I didn't like a product there, I would sell it, but that was becoming more of a job than a hobby.

I don't know if my logic is making sense.
11/23/2013
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
People can do as they like. If their prices are good, I will support them.

If asked for my opinion, though, I'll state it.
11/23/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
The payment for free items is typically a review. In my opinion, once you've written that review the product belongs to you and you can do with it as you please.

That being said, when I've sold items I typically discount them 60% or ...
Just to clarify, I feel it's dishonest not to disclose it was a review item. Again, this is my own personal opinion and not the opinion of an admin, nor am I saying a person can't do what they want with the item. I'm also a person who has never held a yard sale, sold items to friends, or anything of that nature...I give stuff away and if I did sell something it would be for an even trade or shipping costs.
11/24/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Ansley
Just to clarify, I feel it's dishonest not to disclose it was a review item. Again, this is my own personal opinion and not the opinion of an admin, nor am I saying a person can't do what they want with the item. I'm also a person who has ...
I actually think it was good that you clarified this, thanks!
11/24/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Just to clarify, I feel it's dishonest not to disclose it was a review item. Again, this is my own personal opinion and not the opinion of an admin, nor am I saying a person can't do what they want with the item. I'm also a person who has ...
I think it only takes a moment to browse the reviews someone has written to check for yourself. I'm not sure why I would need to go through all my items and list some as purchased by me and some as received for free.

I understand what you're saying, for sure...I just don't think it's necessary to list it. I'm not saying I paid for them, so it's not dishonest.
11/24/2013
Slutty Girl Problems Slutty Girl Problems
I just bought my first lot of used toys, and am really excited for them to come in the mail! I bought them in "bulk" rather than toy-by-toy, so the price was probably lower than if I bought them individually.

Did the seller get them for free to review? .....Probably. But is this a big deal to me? .....Totally not.

Good sex toys are VERY expensive, so getting a bunch of toys for around $10 a toy is AMAZING. For the price I paid, I was very pleased - I would NEVER be able to get so many toys, and such good quality toys, for the price that I paid. For me, it was a very fair deal, even though they were used. Plus, the seller was very honest about what was used, what was not, what had missing pieces, what parts were broken, what had packaging, etc. It was a great experience for me, and I totally appreciated her going the extra mile to explain anything.

Yes, she probably made money off of toys she got for free to review. But, so what? She spent time getting them, reviewing them, writing about them, and they ultimately didn't work for her. Whether she bought them, got them free to review, got them from a friend, won them in a giveaway - I don't care. I'm a poor college kid, and I understand the struggle. If she wants a couple bucks to help pay her bills and bar tab, I'm happy to give it to her. I appreciate people in the hustle - and I appreciate that she helped me out and gave me a deal. I don't mind at all helping her out, because she helped me!

TLDR: People can do whatever they want with their toys. It's up to the buyer whether it's a fair deal or not. Everyone is entitled to hustle!
11/25/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
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Originally posted by Slutty Girl Problems
I just bought my first lot of used toys, and am really excited for them to come in the mail! I bought them in "bulk" rather than toy-by-toy, so the price was probably lower than if I bought them individually.

Did the seller get them ...
Thank you!!! I really appreciate hearing this from the opposite end of things! I hope you enjoy your goodies!
11/25/2013
Oriental husband and wife Oriental husband and wife
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Originally posted by Slutty Girl Problems
I just bought my first lot of used toys, and am really excited for them to come in the mail! I bought them in "bulk" rather than toy-by-toy, so the price was probably lower than if I bought them individually.

Did the seller get them ...
Everybody loves getting a good deal. No matter what it is, toys, food, cars, electronics, lawn mowers etc. I guess I should lower the sales price of the Jopen Intensity I put in classified and make it a great deal.
11/26/2013
hut22dunn2 hut22dunn2
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Originally posted by Oriental husband and wife
Remember a thread about ,"What happens to old unused toys" and saw many just collected dust. I would never think about buying a used toy but decided to try to sell one. To my surprise I was able to sell it. Though didn't get much for ...
Id rather buy new.
12/04/2013
Slutty Girl Problems Slutty Girl Problems
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Originally posted by Oriental husband and wife
Everybody loves getting a good deal. No matter what it is, toys, food, cars, electronics, lawn mowers etc. I guess I should lower the sales price of the Jopen Intensity I put in classified and make it a great deal.
Update::: THEY ARE TOTALLY AMAZING!!!! It was totally worth the experience
12/04/2013
Lvstoplay Lvstoplay
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Originally posted by hut22dunn2
Id rather buy new.
I agree. I wouldn't buy used, but it's surprising to see how many people would. I may consider selling some of my toys that have barely been touched and are made of safe materials in the future.
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