Discontinued Items & (How Picky Are You When Choosing Review Items)

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Discontinued Items & (How Picky Are You When Choosing Review Items)

LQ LQ
I'm running into an issue with a couple of discontinued items. They aren't marked as discontinued here at Eden. They're still for sale here as whatever is still in stock. I just happened to find out about the discontinuation while researching stuff- one from manufacturer's site & another from e-mailing manufacturer a question. I have no idea how many Eden still has in stock... could be 1, could be 500, so my honest nature is saying I should just toss those off the review list. (And I already had them halfway written too! Boo!)

Have any of you guys run into issues of discontinued items? Do you check? How picky are you about choosing what to review? Do you just go "I own that. It's for sale here. It's fair game?" Or do you have some other criteria that you use when deciding what to review? (I'm going from what I actually own at present, so that's a limitation...) I feel like I'm going to end up with nothing I can review here!
10/10/2011
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Dusk Dusk
I pretty much review anything I feel like. I think that even items that may be discontinued but still have stock left over could use a review or two - someone might still be making a decision whether to buy it from here or somewhere else while it's still in stock.
10/10/2011
Ansley Ansley
I don't want to step on anyone's toes here by saying this, but I think in most situations when a manufacturer decides to discontinue an item it's an effort to boost sales revenue for that product.

If I own it, and I feel like it, I'll do a review on it. Most of the items I review come from Eden anyway. The deal with discontinued items here may not be the same as elsewhere because a lot of the time a product that they're thinking about introducing will show as discontinued until they officially add it to the product line.
10/10/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
I'd still review based on the fact that you can still find discontinued items all over the place (eBay anyone?). Other sites that offer the item might not have reviews and this is still a good place to come to get that, even if EF isn't currently selling the item.

Some items that list "not avaliable for sale" mean not out yet, not discontinued. I should double check when I review, but I never even really thought about it before you posted this. I will be doing that from now on.
10/10/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Ansley
I don't want to step on anyone's toes here by saying this, but I think in most situations when a manufacturer decides to discontinue an item it's an effort to boost sales revenue for that product.

If I own it, and I feel like it, ...
So true, you just never know. Furthermore, the manufacturer could decide to start production again at some point.

If you have them, review them.
10/10/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
If you have the toy and have used it, review it.

Sometimes "discontinued" on EF doesn't exactly mean "discontinued". Sometimes it's a place-holder for a product we're planning on carrying or may be carrying.

If you're ever not sure, email me and ask. I can check that out for you.
10/10/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
If it's something that's a recent discontinuation from the manufacturer but we don't have stock, I'll still review it if I can find it elsewhere still. If we still have it in stock, I'll still review it so that anybody who may have wanted it can have a review to read on it. The only time reviews on discontinued items really bother me is when I stumble upon one for something that's just gone forever and I really want it lol.
10/11/2011
Valentinka Valentinka
Well, I would still review those items. In addition to all that have been mentioned above, that product might be similar to some other products. Thus its review illustrates how some particular things work, why some features are important etc - which also can be very useful for the readers. Also reviews sort of help to form a manufacturer's image and so on
10/11/2011
LQ LQ
Thanks for the replies, all.

(I didn't know about that sometimes being a placeholder for something in the works - thanks for the info. JR)

I was torn, because as you all mentioned, information about an item may still be useful even if it's "discontinued." But it came up a couple times & I didn't want all my reviews to be on things no one cared about! Appreciate the advice.
10/11/2011
LQ LQ
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Originally posted by Valentinka
Well, I would still review those items. In addition to all that have been mentioned above, that product might be similar to some other products. Thus its review illustrates how some particular things work, why some features are important etc - which ...
Ahhh.. I have that exact situation at the moment, regarding similar products. I ordered the Butterfly version of the Silicone Clitifier Triple Pleasure Arouser from (elsewhere) because it's discontinued here, but I prefer the width of butterflies vs. the pointy thing on the regular version. Otherwise, as far as I can tell, the two are exactly the same. So, the information could apply to both. Thanks for pointing that out.
10/11/2011
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