Glass toy pricing

~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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What do you think the deal is with the WIDE pricing for glass toys?

They are all the same material obviously and some are fancier than others but sometimes two can look exactly the same and be a difference of $200.

I recently bought TWO glass toys for a total of $20 and that included shipping.
07/31/2009
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ScottA ScottA
It's mostly a question of process (how decorated is the toy, how complex is it to make the decoration, is it handmade, where is it made), but at the extreme low end there is a bit of material difference - tempered soda/lime glass vs. borosilicate glass.
07/31/2009
Lorelei Corinne Lorelei Corinne
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Originally posted by ScottA
It's mostly a question of process (how decorated is the toy, how complex is it to make the decoration, is it handmade, where is it made), but at the extreme low end there is a bit of material difference - tempered soda/lime glass vs. borosilicate ... More
I'd agree with that. I'd wanted a glass toy for a long time and didn't want to shell out the big bucks for it. I spent about $28 dollars for a similar toy to the one you linked. It's fabulous.
07/31/2009
Alt Alt
It all depends on the company selling them.
Phallix is extremely expensive, but Don Wands has great prices.

No difference in quality of glass, just simply what the seller thinks the best way to make a profit is (either really high prices with less sales, or lower prices with more sales)
07/31/2009
Alt Alt
Oops, I ment the manufacturer, not the seller. The seller just prices the item based on what it costs them to buy it from the manufacturer.
07/31/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Alt
It all depends on the company selling them.
Phallix is extremely expensive, but Don Wands has great prices.

No difference in quality of glass, just simply what the seller thinks the best way to make a profit is (either really high prices ... More
Until you hold a high end piece of glass in your hand and actually look at the artistic, hand made details, ya just won't get it.

It's like comparing the Nea to a standard beige bullet. Sure, they both get you off and they're both plastic. But the perks of a Nea -- or, say, a gorgeously swirled glass piece -- make it worth the price if aesthetics and quality are important to you.
07/31/2009
Oggins Oggins
Well, the gold fumed glass dildos by phallix do have...well...gold in them. I've yet to see that from Don Wands. Probably a big contributing factor to the price difference.
08/01/2009
Laura Ricklin Laura Ricklin
I love glass toys and the price comes into play with the craftmanship of the toy. Phallix makes beautiful pieces and when put side to side with other glass toys you can tell the difference in the type of toy you are getting. Don't forget you are buying a toy made of glass and in the end quality matters.
08/02/2009
victoria_ victoria_
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08/02/2009
deceased deceased
Here is Phallix glass art website"

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08/02/2009
Madeira Madeira
I have a few middle of the road priced glass toys, personally I'd love to own some of the insanely expensive ones... maybe I'll just have to whine at my girlfriend about our upcoming anniversary
09/14/2010
bleedingthoughtsofyou bleedingthoughtsofyou
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
What do you think the deal is with the WIDE pricing for glass toys?

They are all the same material obviously and some are fancier than others but sometimes two can look exactly the same and be a difference of $200.

I recently bought TWO ... More
it depends on how it is made. the type of glass is differnt and where it comes from is a factor too
09/14/2010
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Originally posted by bleedingthoughtsofyou
it depends on how it is made. the type of glass is differnt and where it comes from is a factor too
i agree!
03/30/2011
coachronswifey coachronswifey
i dont have an answer..but i was wondering the same thing
07/28/2011
Sangsara Sangsara
Yup I was just about to pose this as a new question
06/28/2012
indiechick indiechick
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
What do you think the deal is with the WIDE pricing for glass toys?

They are all the same material obviously and some are fancier than others but sometimes two can look exactly the same and be a difference of $200.

I recently bought TWO ... More
I really don't understand that. Are some of them hand blown and other machine created? or Different colors, because I know some colors of glass are more expensive than others. Some are so beautiful that you could leave them out as art and others look like dildos. I think that while the range in price is nice for some it is really confusing for the rest of us. With Vibes I know that when there is a shift in price it is typically for a better material, jelly to silicone for example, but with glass dildos I would love a complete answer on this one. Great questions...and super cool you got 2 for 20
07/15/2012
Girly Juice Girly Juice
Mass-produced glass toys (e.g. the Icicles line) tend to be a lot cheaper because not as much attention and effort goes into them. Hand-blown glass toys are pricier because they're fancier and because of the time and effort involved in making each one.
07/15/2012
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