- greyhoundMemberJanuary 12, 2004 at 11:24 pmPost count: 437
I haven't heard much about this solid and rarely see it listed on ebay.
Does anyone have information? I'm wondering where it was released? Will it be sold in the US?BrigitteMemberJanuary 13, 2004 at 12:16 amPost count: 383
the only thing I know about the W.L. 25th anniversary is that it was issued in Europe this summer.
Strange enough I noticed that a solid that hasn't been issued in the US normally doesn't sell that much on eBay. I bought some of the “drop of Intuition” when they were issued and thought these might be wonderful for a trade or even to sell on eBay, but no one wants them.
I'd like to hear other members opinion aout that theme. Why are US collectors not keen on having solids in their collections which were not issued in the US???
I for myself would imagine that I'd run after a solid that wasn't for sale in the part were I live.
I look forward to hear your comments.
I wish every one a great day
BrigitteMartha CMemberJanuary 13, 2004 at 1:38 amPost count: 758
Maybe the reason these solids are not selling well in the U.S. is because they have not been properly marketed. If you wanted one of these solids, where would you go to get one? I have no idea. I think the Harrods' solids have done well because, first of all, I received a brochure in the mail from Harrods <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ /> , also, word-of-mouth (chatting on this site), and some wonderful photographs by Ann & Ken. For example, I had decided to buy the Taxi and the Bear, but only bought the Telephone Booth after I had seen Ann's photo .. and ditto with Giles and Rodney. This is just my personal viewpoint … hope it helps.Ann and KenMemberJanuary 13, 2004 at 2:21 amPost count: 1465
We have always been led to believe that the ones that are sent overseas are ones that did not pass the EL higher up aproval test.
This year some of the powder compacts were advertized to be sold at Sak's but did not met the standards and were sent over to the Asian market now to be seen on ebay.
There was a big story on the financial news about EL was going to cater more to the Asian market in the future.
Harrods is the exception. They get their own plus left overs from the past year and a few of the current ones. They probably only order what they think they can sell based on past sales on the current ones.
AnnAussie GirlMemberJanuary 13, 2004 at 2:31 amPost count: 167
THE 25th ANNIVERSARY SHELL SOLD IN AUSTRALIA ABOUT JUNE/JULY LAST YEAR. IT WAS SOLD IN A FEW STORES AND NOT EXCLUSIVE TO DAVID JONES LIKE MOST OF THE SOLIDS HERE.
LIKE BRIGETTE I ALSO BOUGHT THE DROP OF INTUTITION SOLID AND PAID A HUGE PRICE HERE FOR IT – I DON'T REALLY CARE MUCH FOR IT BUT I GUESS IF YOU ARE A COLLECTOR ONE HAS TO BUY AS MANY AS ONE CAN AFFORD ALTHOUGH I GUESS AT THE TIME I THOUGHT I WOULD EVENTUALLY SELL IT – BUT AS MENTIONED THERE IS NOT THE DEMAND. I NOTICE THEY DON'T SEEM TO SELL ON EBAY WHEN THEY ARE PUT UP.
KARENgreyhoundMemberJanuary 13, 2004 at 4:58 amPost count: 437
I bought the anniversary shell a few months ago on ebay. I was confused because I bought it from an UK seller; Harrods didn't have it in their catalog. <img src='style_emoticons//huh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’huh.gif’ />
I like the international solids, but have trouble getting them from the source. The big collectors/sellers seem to have secret connections. It's like hush hush super secret.
I bought the intution ones: Teardrop, Language of the Heart, + Essence of You. The low demand explains why I got them at reasonable prices. I paid $175 for the Teardrop including shipping from Singapore.
Also, I won the intuition Fairy. It's similar, yet much more affordable than the American jewelled one. Same thing with the Beehive.
Too bad Lauder doesn't have a yearly catalog showing all the solids and compacts produced for that year…and an order form.Nicki169MemberJanuary 14, 2004 at 12:16 amPost count: 400
I think a catalogue/brochure is a great idea. If EL ever decide to do something like that you probably could only get it from one of the Estee Lauder stores (Micky or Rosalva). I don't think Neiman Marcus would want to distribute a brochure that had EL solids or powders that can only be purchased in Saks or Harrods and visa versa.
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