11-24-2013, 08:19 PM
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  • grump
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Have you kept a product, a consumable for shaving, under wrap so not to drive up supply and demand pricing?

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 11-24-2013, 08:23 PM
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I am not sure if that would be possible in this small, but international, community of ours. A good product will eventually find its way to us, I believe. Biggrin

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 11-24-2013, 08:49 PM
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That would only make sense if the product was no longer made and the supply was finite. In that case, buy a lifetime supply and then talk it up. Why would you care one way or the other?

If it's in current production, doing what you suggest would drive the company out of business or stop production of that which you're trying to protect. If the manufacturer can't make money it's no longer available. That sounds sort of counterproductive IMO.

But to answer your question. No I wouldn't do that even if the supply was finite. In fact, when P.160 was out of production and the supply was dwindling I let folks know so that they could get their supply.

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 11-25-2013, 05:37 AM
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  • ben74
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No, share the love...

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 11-25-2013, 01:22 PM
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A no-brainer; would not give it a second thought - Share. Thumbup

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 11-25-2013, 02:11 PM
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(11-24-2013, 08:49 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: That would only make sense if the product was no longer made and the supply was finite. In that case, buy a lifetime supply and then talk it up. Why would you care one way or the other?

If it's in current production, doing what you suggest would drive the company out of business or stop production of that which you're trying to protect. If the manufacturer can't make money it's no longer available. That sounds sort of counterproductive IMO.

But to answer your question. No I wouldn't do that even if the supply was finite. In fact, when P.160 was out of production and the supply was dwindling I let folks know so that they could get their supply.

As one vendor to another, you are truly an honorable man.

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 11-25-2013, 05:34 PM
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(11-24-2013, 08:19 PM)grump Wrote: Have you kept a product, a consumable for shaving, under wrap so not to drive up supply and demand pricing?
If one person kept it under raps, me, I doubt very much it
would influence the price of this wonderful product.

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 11-25-2013, 07:13 PM
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  • grump
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(11-24-2013, 08:49 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: That would only make sense if the product was no longer made and the supply was finite. In that case, buy a lifetime supply and then talk it up. Why would you care one way or the other?

If it's in current production, doing what you suggest would drive the company out of business or stop production of that which you're trying to protect. If the manufacturer can't make money it's no longer available. That sounds sort of counterproductive IMO.

But to answer your question. No I wouldn't do that even if the supply was finite. In fact, when P.160 was out of production and the supply was dwindling I let folks know so that they could get their supply.

This response, along with the others, were what I was trying to elicit.
I try to think of questions that maybe someone might want to ask or address but just didn't, that they may draw on for reference.

Thank you for your responses.

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 11-26-2013, 06:44 AM
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  • ischiapp
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(11-25-2013, 05:37 AM)ben74 Wrote: No, share the love...
Life is sharing ... Biggrin

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 11-26-2013, 06:58 AM
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  • Triad
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(11-24-2013, 08:19 PM)grump Wrote: Have you kept a product, a consumable for shaving, under wrap so not to drive up supply and demand pricing?

Tried Arko didnt ya?Biggrin

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 11-27-2013, 12:30 PM
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  • Teddyboy
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Unfortunately, this question does not apply since the other side of ADs is letting people know that you found something you love. I guess I would call it a "bragging disorder," or BD.

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 11-28-2013, 06:44 AM
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For example, there's Andy, the gentleman who has hundreds of tubes of Coates shaving creams right now. He's got so much that we need to talk it up, so everybody can get in on this before it's too late. Out of business and not in production for several years. So get it now while you can!

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 11-28-2013, 08:10 AM
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(11-26-2013, 06:58 AM)Triad Wrote:
(11-24-2013, 08:19 PM)grump Wrote: Have you kept a product, a consumable for shaving, under wrap so not to drive up supply and demand pricing?

Tried Arko didnt ya?Biggrin
Have you been peeking at my soap stash?

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 11-29-2013, 07:34 PM
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  • Giorgio
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From what I've seen in this wonderful community of ours, sharing is the way to go...let as many people enjoy it for as long as possible Smile

I only have a few situations I call recall, but it seems like everyone was very open to putting it out there. We truly are part of a generous community Biggrin

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 12-01-2013, 09:39 AM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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  • Westchester, NY
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Sharing knowledge creates intelligence,happiness and wisdom... especially when it comes to rare shave products Tongue ... I always mention the slight "pull" toward the dark side of secrecy because I do indeed feel it! Part of life is about overcoming our immediate mental/physical response to help other people happy and maybe even improve lives as-well as our own. As mentioned by others above, 90% of the time sharing knowledge helps products live on, be recreated or brought back to market due to popular demandLightbulb

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 12-03-2013, 12:10 PM
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(11-24-2013, 08:49 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: If it's in current production, doing what you suggest would drive the company out of business or stop production of that which you're trying to protect. If the manufacturer can't make money it's no longer available. That sounds sort of counterproductive IMO.

Spot on Brian.

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