When reviewing a discontinued item...

js250 js250
Do you still include all the details you would on one that is still available?

Do you put it off until you have written reviews for in stock items?

Do you put as much effort into them?

Do you pass on reviewing them?
04/17/2013
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bayosgirl bayosgirl
I have never reviewed a discontinued item, but if I did..yes, I would include all details on the product, and would absolutely put just as much effort in as I would normally. I actually wanted to review the Liberator Ramp, but I can't figure out how since it's discontinued.
04/17/2013
Gary Gary
Discontinued used to be a default that included OOS. Discontinued currently means we are no longer carrying an item (mostly, still OOS here and there). But also, sometimes we want to carry an item - it becomes unavailable - we mark discontinued - and then it becomes available again.

The bottom line is... if you agree to review a toy in exchange for a review, please complete the review that you agreed to. Regardless of status, you got a free toy by agreeing to complete a review.

I can see the confusion, but that is the official stance.
04/17/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
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Originally posted by Gary
Discontinued used to be a default that included OOS. Discontinued currently means we are no longer carrying an item (mostly, still OOS here and there). But also, sometimes we want to carry an item - it becomes unavailable - we mark discontinued - and ... More
But there are also lots of items that are purchased that don't require a review. Perhaps that's what she's getting at?

I always put the same effort into reviews for items that are discontinued, and don't mention that the product is discontinued in my review because often times the product comes back. As long as I'm up on my assignments, I don't review in stock items before discontinued items or the other way around. I review whatever jumps out to me at that particular time.
04/17/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
I've never reviewed a discontinued Item before but if I had to I would put as much effort into it as my others.
04/17/2013
Sera26 Sera26
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Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
But there are also lots of items that are purchased that don't require a review. Perhaps that's what she's getting at?

I always put the same effort into reviews for items that are discontinued, and don't mention that the ... More
I totally agree with PropertyOfPotter on this one.
04/17/2013
spiced spiced
I just did my first review of a discontinued item a couple of weeks ago, on the Perfect realistic cock. It wasn't an assignment, but I figured it would still be a useful review because that item is included as part of two kits which are still available. I put just as much effort into that review as I have into all my others.
04/17/2013
mpfm mpfm
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Originally posted by bayosgirl
I have never reviewed a discontinued item, but if I did..yes, I would include all details on the product, and would absolutely put just as much effort in as I would normally. I actually wanted to review the Liberator Ramp, but I can't figure out ... More
Bayosgirl- Do a google search for "Liberator ramp review Eden Fantasys." A review from here should pop up. You can get to the product page from there. The option to add it to your assignment cart is up at the top right hand of the page just like in stock products.
04/17/2013
mpfm mpfm
To answer the original question-

I put just as much effort into the discontinued reviews as the rest. I figure if nothing else people might be searching for information on a toy even if they found the toy somewhere else. That's how I stumbled on Eden.
04/17/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
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Originally posted by mpfm
To answer the original question-

I put just as much effort into the discontinued reviews as the rest. I figure if nothing else people might be searching for information on a toy even if they found the toy somewhere else. That's how I ... More
ditto
04/17/2013
Gary Gary
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
But there are also lots of items that are purchased that don't require a review. Perhaps that's what she's getting at?

I always put the same effort into reviews for items that are discontinued, and don't mention that the ... More
If you purchased an item, then its up to you. The option is there is you want to submit a review.
04/17/2013
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I figure any review should be what you, personally, consider a useful review. If you're going to do a less than useful review, or one less than your normal standards for yourself... why do a review at all?
04/17/2013
Gary Gary
Any review that you submit represents you as a reviewer. And it is possible that even a discontinued review might somehow, someway help someone else. So why choose to do less than what you are capable of if you choose to do any review?
04/17/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
While there would be no difference in the amount of effort that I put into a review of a discontinued item versus one that was still in stock, I do tend to put them off until I have completed reviews of items still in stock. That being said, the discontinued items that I own are all lingerie, and as such tend to be discontinued by the manufacturer as well as by Eden. I still think that these pieces should be reviewed to the best of my abilities, but I generally don't rush to do them as quickly as I would rush to review a newer piece of lingerie.
04/17/2013
js250 js250
I do not look to see if my item is discontinued until after the review is written--if then--, so my reviews are always written with all the details and extras. I do admit that I have put off some of my reviews for purchased items...but not because they are out of stock.

I have had these questions from many of my students, past and present. I figured it would be very informative to ask them on the forum and compile answers for further linking to students.

Great response, guys!! Thanks, Gary and Carrie Ann for your important input--it is always helpful to get answers from the administrators!
04/18/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
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Originally posted by js250
Do you still include all the details you would on one that is still available?

Do you put it off until you have written reviews for in stock items?

Do you put as much effort into them?

Do you pass on reviewing them?
I make as much effort for discontinued items, include as many details and try to put them up sooner than for items I know are in stock. I've seen a few items dip in and out of the 'discontinued' pile, so I don't know that they're really gone from Eden. Plus, someone may want info about it but will buy it from another site.
04/18/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
Do you still include all the details you would on one that is still available?

Do you put it off until you have written reviews for in stock items?

Do you put as much effort into them?

Do you pass on reviewing them?
I've reviewed several discontinued items, and have a few more in my assignment cart. At first I felt a little guilty doing them, since I'd be receiving points, but EF wouldn't get any sales out of my reviews...until I realized that my reviews would still generate Google hits, therefore bringing more people to the EF site, and even if these people can't buy the item I'm reviewing, they may buy something else here.

There is no difference between the way I review discontinued items and currently stocked items.
05/12/2013
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