Rising prices for decent toys

Cam Cam
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If your like me, and want a toy that is hygienic, easy to clean, rechargeable and water proof at the very least, then you understand that when searching for a toy that meets these requirements and is under $100 is damn near in possible.
What do you think about the rising cost of toys that feature these standard options?
07/21/2011
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bayosgirl bayosgirl
I don't know about vibrators, but I just picked up three awesome toys at $25 or less a pop: the Amethyst, His and Hers cock ring, and Lil End butt plug. All are safe and easy to clean, and waterproof. Surely you can find a vibe that meets that criteria?
07/21/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
lol i have a few good vibrators that meet all those criteria and they are nowhere near 100$. i would search a little harder; fun factory and sinfive makes a lot of excellent toys for under 80$.
07/21/2011
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
If you can sacrifice rechargeable for batteries you've opened up a whole new market. Personally, I buy high quality dildo, such as the Lelo Ella and VixSkin Maverick, then, to avoid excessive battery use, purchased the Wahl as a clitoral vibrator.
07/21/2011
Orion Orion
Some products like Lelo etc you get what you pay for in my opinion a high quality product will not be cheap and shouldn't be expected to. Take for example a fairly cheap toy i bought from a well known brand that's sold here. I bought from adult shop in town and it actually caught fire while in use. No harm done but still freaky and and i was out money.

So needless to say id never purchase from this company again because to keep those prices low they use junk components for there products.

I believe the rising prices is the effect of bringing actual standards to the adult toy industry. Seeing longer warranties (which any warranty is unheard of) better quality components which = higher prices. Once they become standard then the prices will fall and as of right now its not. If you ever own a Lelo then you know what I'm saying, it may not be the perfect toy but you can just tell the effort and quality that goes in to making it. Looks as if it should be over a hundred dollars you know.

Some things can be bought cheap there is other products that cost has direct effect on its value, quality and function like a home computer. In close i think the prices will fall once there is more competition in the top end of the market but as of right now there isn't.
07/21/2011
Antipova Antipova
Rechargeable batteries are quite simply an expensive raw cost. Look up lithium ion batteries---the cheapest one I just found for aftermarket sale in a quick search just now is $71. If you consider that rechargeable battery your baseline cost, then you still have to add the motor, the vibrator itself, the time put into the design, and the silicone cover... it's going to be expensive.

Personally, if I was looking for a quality vibrator but had to skimp on price, I would get a hygenic, waterproof, easy-to-clean and still powerful vibe which took regular batteries (or plugged in, as somebody else suggested, but I like insertable toys better than clit toys so corded power probably isn't going to be for me). Try out the SinFIVE line like the Vuali, which is only $52 today (and usually $70), or the Evolved Roulette line like Bet on Black, which is $60 regularly, and often on sale for just under $50.

So you can drop between $50-$100 in price if you don't insist on having a rechargeable product. If cost is bringing you down, maybe choose to be happy with AA's. You can always use rechargeable AA's, too.
07/21/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Being that I live in AU - all toys, even the simple ones are far more expensive than on EF. That's why I only really shop here now.

I use to always look for toys under $60, but after joining EF I soon learnt that the higher priced toys just work better for me.
BUT - that's all good if ya can afford them. I find points help a lot!

There are a few vibes under $100 I go for, but I often find the higer priced ones just seem to have that perfect deep throbbing vibration rather than the higher pitched ones ... even if the cheaper ones aren't buzzy, most still don't quite have the tone I truly desire.
Plus, I'm very addicted to Lelo!

For vibes that aren't rechargeable, I only use rechargeable batteries cause they save SOOOOO much money. I was sick of spending a fortune on batteries and then at times finding I didn't have any left. Most frustrating!
07/21/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I don't think rechargeable system in a motor is a standard option. It's more of a luxury option. It's very expensive to create a rechargeable, well made, quiet item and you pay for the luxury and subtract the cost of not ever buying batteries for the toy.

There are plenty of good toys under $100.00 bucks. Fun Factory, SinFive and Orion and many other companies make lovely, body safe silicone toys that are easy to clean (I'd stay away from the Horoscope line from FF, as I don't think these are up to Fun Factory's standard, but virtually everything else at Eden from this company is.)

The cost of everything is going up. Most of the toys in the Eden catalog haven't changed prices haven't gone up at all since I got here a year ago.

Most A/C toys are well under $100 and are as strong as can be! I'm talking about the Wahl the Hitachi, Fairy items etc.
07/21/2011
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Quote:
Originally posted by Cam
If your like me, and want a toy that is hygienic, easy to clean, rechargeable and water proof at the very least, then you understand that when searching for a toy that meets these requirements and is under $100 is damn near in possible.
What do ... More
Hmmm, I always thought toys were cheaper in the US. They are on certain sites but on EF luxury toys seem to be more expensive. How strange!
09/17/2011
Mistress Jezebel Mistress Jezebel
On a scale of 1-10 was the orgasm any good with it?
09/25/2011
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Quote:
Originally posted by NarcissisticLust
If you can sacrifice rechargeable for batteries you've opened up a whole new market. Personally, I buy high quality dildo, such as the Lelo Ella and VixSkin Maverick, then, to avoid excessive battery use, purchased the Wahl as a clitoral vibrator.
I agree with this. My original BNaughty bullet is a fantastic little vibe and is around $35. But there's even some rechargeables under $60. Fun Factory has the BiMinis, Evolved has their Roulette line. If you don't mind buzzier vibes, there's the Toyfriends too. Silicone dildos are becoming increasingly cheaper, too, and there's tons of affordable glass. Luxury toys are never going to be cost effective.
09/25/2011
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
When I was selling Pure Romance, something my sponsor (and all the training DVDs) told us to let our clients know was that buying a sex toy should be like buying a car. You get what you pay for in the end. If you get something for dirt cheap retail price, the toy will probably barely do anything for you. Just like a car, you buy an $800 car these days and what will you get? Probably a shell, or a car with a cracked engine block.

I can't exactly afford to buy the expensive toys, but I do look at those more because I know they will be better quality. However, that doesn't mean that every now and then, you won't find a cheap toy that will work wonders.
09/25/2011
haha haha
This drives me crazy! I went to look for a mid-price vibe with my baby, and all I could find locally was a very small Fun Factory (non-rechargeable). It broke quickly, as did the replacement. We are out $40 and several hours of our lives, plus the sex session that I got too mad to finish. I really want a good vibe, but if I get 20 minutes of use of a $40 one, I am VERY reluctant to throw down $100 for something that I can't return if it doesn't get us off and that might break really soon and that may or may not take affordable batteries.
11/17/2011
kitty377 kitty377
I can definitely see that it's hard to find a quality vibe that meets all the criteria, but I think its better to save up for something really nice instead of buying something cheaper that will break or won't satisfy you as much!
11/17/2011
Boobs and Lubes Boobs and Lubes
haha;
We have had 15. toys that we have used for forever, and 120. toys we only used a couple of times. There are so many variables in what they provide, that I would recommend finding the shape and style that suits you in a cheaper toy, then explore pricier options that share the same features.
11/18/2011
Lizzy Lizzy
So many to choose from
01/16/2012
The Honeymooners The Honeymooners
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. Spice
lol i have a few good vibrators that meet all those criteria and they are nowhere near 100$. i would search a little harder; fun factory and sinfive makes a lot of excellent toys for under 80$.
You are totally right Ms. Spice! Most of my vibrators are around $40, and they get the job done. They always make the expensive ones so light-weight that they put a tiny motor in there--not cool!
01/24/2012
Chirple Chirple
I think any time you want a rechargeable toy, you're going to add at least $50 to what you'd expect to pay otherwise. I've always thought of rechargeable as a luxury feature, not a standard one.

And waterproof is nice for cleaning and if you're specifically looking for using it in the water - but it's not really essential, I don't think. I have high-quality toys that aren't waterproof and are still easy to clean.

If you go for battery-powered, you're going to find a lot more that are lower priced.


You can find TONS of body safe toys that are battery operated, though !
01/25/2012
GONE! GONE!
Quote:
Originally posted by NarcissisticLust
If you can sacrifice rechargeable for batteries you've opened up a whole new market. Personally, I buy high quality dildo, such as the Lelo Ella and VixSkin Maverick, then, to avoid excessive battery use, purchased the Wahl as a clitoral vibrator.
Basically. I think a lot of the price has to do with the battery factor.
01/25/2012
Brandonn Brandonn
All products are increasing. It's called inflation. Just buy the promotions
02/01/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
Quote:
Originally posted by Boobs and Lubes
haha;
We have had 15. toys that we have used for forever, and 120. toys we only used a couple of times. There are so many variables in what they provide, that I would recommend finding the shape and style that suits you in a cheaper toy, then ... More
This is good advice. Experiment with cheaper toys, then save up for the luxury ones.
02/01/2012
charletnarouh charletnarouh
I've become a big proponent of you get what you pay for, especially with vibrators. That said, I keep seeing people recommending Evolved products as less expensive vibes.
02/01/2012
Bi-Pedal Draon Bi-Pedal Draon
Quote:
Originally posted by Orion
Some products like Lelo etc you get what you pay for in my opinion a high quality product will not be cheap and shouldn't be expected to. Take for example a fairly cheap toy i bought from a well known brand that's sold here. I bought from ... More
Thanks for the information.
01/11/2013
Girly Juice Girly Juice
I'm willing to save up for good-quality sex toys. They're worth it.
01/11/2013
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