Do You Ever Buy Toys In Stores?

Illumin8 Illumin8
Just wondering how many people actually even bother to go into a store anymore to buy sex toys when it's so easy to do it online.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Only buy in stores
Sometimes in stores, sometimes online
caligaliber , Dawn (Lilac Distraction) , Rawhide , Lucky21 , LaLaLouise , Bignuf , Yaoi Pervette (deleted) , Rin (aka Nire) , Princess-Kayla ♥ , - Kira - , VampKitty , AndroAngel , GravyCakes , dv8 , Elnoa , geliebt , WetJenn , socalsusieq , slynch , EJ , hiroshiro , CreamySweet , TitsMcScandal , OhMy! , kate7771 , Redboxbaby , PunkyB , Alan & Michele , kokopelli , CAKES , wrecklesswords , PiratePrincess , Ms. Spice , toxie m , SexyTabby , Angelica , bdvnt , jc123 , PrettiGirlRock , ToyPanda , llellsee , oldman , Nora , Kitka , null , LAndJ , csweatc , Stinkytofu10 , Cherrylane , zeebot , Caprieclipse , rom323 , RemusHalifax , blacklodge , RavenWolf88 , InnocentISwear , potstickers , shcoo , MissMori , Undead , MamaDivine , Do-Re-Mi , GONE! , wdanas , GirlOnGirl , TerryAnne , sexygoddess , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Bluebird88 , Lildrummrgurl7 , rockblenny , cupcakelover1 , HannahPanda , Modern^Spank^Anthem , bh253 , AlianneCimorene , Nora29714 , travelnurse , Pinkshirt , rekarf , NarcissisticLust , ginainohio , ToyGeek
83  (44%)
Only buy online
Illumin8 , mandiegk , wetone123 , DeliciousDrip , PassionQT , Rossie , Coralbell , Ryuson , I Wear The Pants , ellejay , leatherlover , Hot'n'Bothered , indiglo , CoffeeCup , LovelyBeauty , Shellz31 , LikeSunshineDust , darthkitt3n , aliceinthehole , Lummox , married with children , Rozen , DeliciousSurprise , big b , Eucaly , DiscretionAdvised , Peggi , Sunshineamine , Katastophy , SilverIsis , TameTemptress , bayosgirl , Checkmate , Vanille , aimtoplease , Willow Wand , LQ , LavenderSkies , Jon S , Gracie , sktb0007 , SMichelle , mistre$$ , theavocadopit , Clandestine , ily , Howells , MrWishyWashy , The Curious Couple , Diabolical Kitty , PassionateLover2 , Nazaress , meezerosity , Entropy , Chirple , Anjulie , Squeaky , 12345678 , BlooJay , zwee75 , punkstar283 , <3BF , ablynn , Clara , LaSchwartz , xOhxSoxScandalousx , SilverMinxxx , TdotY , namelesschaos , Charry , PropertyOfPotter , Lioncub , Ilovelingerie , Mamastoys , Owl , Eden062112 , Kitt Katt , pasdechat , Badass , hotcherry , icyqueen , hhh , Loriandhubby , J. Nguyen , Neotigress , damnbul12 , sexxxkitten
87  (47%)
Other (explain)
Naughty Student , Miss Nessa , Sinfully , AmberM , js250 , TexasFire , SadoMas , Scrawberry78 , Melan!e , vanilla&chocolate , JennSenn , Girly Juice , solitudinarian , TheirPet , MK434 , Missmarc , ilikepies2
17  (9%)
Total votes: 187
Poll is closed
09/13/2011
  • Get 3 amazing toys for $60 only
  • Black Friday Cyber Monday 70% Clearance
  • Black Friday Cyber Monday 50% Clearance
  • Black Friday Cyber Monday 40% Clearance
  • Black Friday Cyber Monday 25% Clearance
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
Illumin8 Illumin8
I personally would never even think of going to a store. It's too convenient to shop from my computer!
09/13/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
The only physical stores in my area are Spencers and a couple of really sketchy/dirty places that I would never even think of buying from. I will be sticking with online purchases.
09/13/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I work at a store and I can get things at cost. Why not, right? If I need something and don't feel like waiting for it from Eden, I'll get it from work. I don't buy toys here, though. I mostly get lubes and sensual love type products.
09/13/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I have been in stores since I have been an EF follower but the only reason I will go in stores is for a crisis need for something like lube or massage oil. If I need it now, I will go get it in store. If it can wait then I'll order online.
09/13/2011
wetone123 wetone123
I used to go to regular stores before I found Eden. Really no reason to now.
09/13/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Oh, not to mention, my store carries a lot of things that Eden doesn't like 1" wide bondage collars and really nice flogging toys. Those are things I like to look at in person first.
09/13/2011
DeliciousDrip DeliciousDrip
maybe soon i can bring myself to actually shop at the stores instead of looking around !lol
09/13/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
I don't buy in store. I do sometimes like going in to look. I got my first rabbit from a sex store, that was before I found EF. I now only shop on EF.
09/13/2011
PassionQT PassionQT
I've looked at toys in stores, but they are so much more expensive. Besides, adult toy stores tend to be few and far between, but the internet is always at my fingertips.
09/13/2011
Rawhide Rawhide
I used to live in a quaint little northeast town where we had a friendly neighborhood female-owned sex shop. If I saw something online that I wanted, I could take it to the owner, and she would order it and not charge me shipping! It was awesome. Online shopping has come a long way in terms of what you can learn about a product before you buy, but nothing compares to being able to see it in person and hold it in your hands to figure out if this is the right toy for you.

Nowadays I live in the south, and all the sex shops close by stock mostly novelty items like edible underwear. So now I shop almost exclusively online because of the wide selection, great prices, and the reviews. Can't complain, but I do miss my friendly neighborhood sex shop.
09/13/2011
LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
I work at an adult novelty store. I don't get things at cost like Miss Debauchery, but I do get a decent discount. We're also not sketchy, we try to be very clean, professional, etc. Also, we will take items out of packages, let customer hold them, put batteries to show them how it works/what it does/how strong vibrations are, etc and we always check for defects before ringing up. If an item is defective but doesn't show it until they get it home, we do exchange items within the first week. So I think there are some advantages to shopping in-store, but only if it's stores like the one I work at.
09/13/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Illumin8
Just wondering how many people actually even bother to go into a store anymore to buy sex toys when it's so easy to do it online.
We have TWO nice "adult toy store" chains in town. We were "Frequent Buyer Club" members at both. EF has "replaced them". Much as I like to "support local", the fact is, the evaluations, prices and overall service here, just cannot be matched in the stores.
09/13/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by LaLaLouise
I work at an adult novelty store. I don't get things at cost like Miss Debauchery, but I do get a decent discount. We're also not sketchy, we try to be very clean, professional, etc. Also, we will take items out of packages, let customer hold ... More
Sounds lovely...like the one's here where we live. However the prices at STORES are just SO, SO much higher...EF cannot be beat.
09/13/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionQT
I've looked at toys in stores, but they are so much more expensive. Besides, adult toy stores tend to be few and far between, but the internet is always at my fingertips.
Day or night...so true.
09/13/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by wetone123
I used to go to regular stores before I found Eden. Really no reason to now.
Exactly how WE feel.
09/13/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I still pop into The Lion's Den, mostly for porn now though. Obviously, Eden has a better toy selection and less markup.
09/13/2011
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
I've got a couple things from stores, but I mostly buy things online.
09/13/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I'd say that 95% of the time, I shop online - mostly at Eden, but sometimes other sites, too. There's a nice store downtown called The Mood that I like to visit when I'm out with my friends, though. It's nice and clean, well-lit, and the staff are very friendly. It's got an awesome sex toy museum in the back half of the store, and they often have old black-and-white sex education vids playing on a projector. It's a lot of fun.

There's another one called Condom Kingdom a few blocks from The Mood, but they focus more on novelties (and the toy cleaners are all kept in a locked case, which is just kind of weird).
09/13/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
I've never been to a store.
09/13/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I'd buy more from stores if Eden didn't have such awesome sales and points!
09/13/2011
I Wear The Pants I Wear The Pants
I don't like buying in stores. I've been in a few but I find buying online being much more satisfying.
09/13/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
It's so so, if I want to see something in person before I buy, I'll check at my local store, if not, I'll order it online.
09/13/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
Quote:
Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Oh, not to mention, my store carries a lot of things that Eden doesn't like 1" wide bondage collars and really nice flogging toys. Those are things I like to look at in person first.
Yeah, I can definitely see the advantages of actually being able to see it in person before the purchase.
09/13/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
Quote:
Originally posted by mandiegk
The only physical stores in my area are Spencers and a couple of really sketchy/dirty places that I would never even think of buying from. I will be sticking with online purchases.
It's the same here. I feel like I'd need a shower after going to some of those places...
09/13/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
i bought my 1st 3 toys in a store.
09/13/2011
leatherlover leatherlover
I haven't bought from a store in quite a few years. I don't plan to do it again anytime soon either.
09/13/2011
Sinfully Sinfully
I chose "Other" as i've only ever purchased toys online but I'm not opposed to purchasing them in the store... there are just none around here where I live.
09/13/2011
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
I've never gone into a physical store.
09/13/2011
dv8 dv8
I often buy handcrafted BDSM items and wearables at the Folsom Street Fair and other kink events.
09/13/2011
Total posts: 140
Unique posters: 121