Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Big Pet Peeve!

It seems every time I find a product I really, really like, it goes on the old "discontinued" list! This is especially true with cosmetics and hair products. It's a long, painful process for me to find just the perfect one; I buy it, use it, then when I run out and go to find a replacement... it's not to be found! Then I go from store to store to store, trying to find it. No luck! WHY do they do this?

So now, whenever I find something I really like, I buy extras. Of course, my husband complains: "Why do you have to buy SIX of everything!" he wonders. My answer: "Because I might not ever be able to find it again!" Probably the biggest problem is where to store my stash. I am still using little tubes of blush that I bought about eight years ago. Sure enough, they have been discontinued for many years now. I have only two of them left. I don't know what I will do when they run out.

The most recent one is a Redken hair product that has been discontinued. I have tried many substitutes, but nothing works as well for me as this one. I am still using a package that I have had for over six years. The price tag is still on it; it cost $8.00 when I bought it, but it can not be replaced... discontinued! I went on ebay and found one package. Guess what the price is? $34.95! The original was $8.00, and the ebay seller wants $34.95 to replace it!

Why do companies have to keep discontinuing perfectly good products? Especially my favorite ones!


Bearette24 said...

That happened with my lipstick. I got about 20 tubes on eBay once it been discontinued in stores. Hopefully they'll last a while :)

judy in ky said...

It hasn't happened with my lipstick yet, but I'd better stock up now before it does.
If not, there is always eBay!