- EricaMemberApril 24, 2004 at 11:36 pmPost count: 87
Hi, I've been back to my work since April 1st, after my 6 months of maternity-leave. Everyday is very hard. /sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />
Yes, the solids were also there…what I was really surprised is that the sale price is about one-third of its retail price for everything! For example, Taj Mahal originally costs 45,000 Yen (1$=105Yen) at 2003 Christmas season, but it was there at 15,000 Yen. Of course I purchased it. Looking around the hall, I could not find any other people who had purchased these solids besides me! See how the solids are not well known among Japanese? /ph34r.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ph34r.gif’ />
By the way, is there held similar sale in US also?PetalsMemberApril 25, 2004 at 7:57 amPost count: 2373
Erica, that is amazing! We have nothing like that here in the U.K. either!
I shall probably have to ask you to buy me some solids Erica! <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />
It must be hard with the babies, (being back at work)! Lovely to see you again!
<img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />LisaMemberApril 27, 2004 at 3:44 amPost count: 2664
Good to hear from you again and congratulations on the birth of your child.
To answer your question about the warehouse sales- yes, EL holds them here in the states twice a year from what I am told. Just like in Tokyo you need an invitation to get in and yes, empty solid compacts are sold dirt cheap. This is where all the empty compacts on ebay come from. If you notice the sellers are all around the NY area. The empty solids mostly on ebay now are the: statue of liberty, gold cameo, shortcake, kitten with yarn, sun bonnet, toy wagon and others.
Warehouse sales are also held in Canada same type of deal. I was told first hand by someone who went to one. I was told by this person that they were allowed to purchase as many solids as they wanted.
The solids with missing parts that are now on ebay are another story…. from what I have heard they are repair lots?????EricaMemberApril 27, 2004 at 12:07 pmPost count: 87
Lisa, your story is very interesting to me.
Now I understand why there are so many shortcake and sun bonnet sold at eBay!
By the way, the solids at the Family Sale are not empty. They are all new, with full of solid perfume. But I was not allowed to buy more than 100,000 Yen (about $950). There is one more limit, I cannot purchase same items more than five pieces. These are to avoid other retailers to re-sell the items.
Can you see how I envy all of you? I wish I were at Las Vegas Convention! Could anybody get a Convention exclusive solid for me…?? <img src='style_emoticons//ph34r.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ph34r.gif’ />2cute4u2MemberApril 27, 2004 at 11:08 pmPost count: 276
Can someone please also let me know if there is a Las Vegas convention exclusive solid? I'd be interested. Thanks!TERRYMemberApril 27, 2004 at 11:09 pmPost count: 35
ERICA, I would like to know if the solids you purchased at the sale came
in the gold and white boxes.
TERRYMicheleMemberApril 27, 2004 at 11:58 pmPost count: 874
So THAT'S why there are so many Sun Bonnets on eBay!
I thought maybe there was a Sun Bonnet Breeding Farm somewhere…they've been popping up on eBay faster than one can blink! Whew! <img src='style_emoticons//blink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’blink.gif’ />EricaMemberApril 28, 2004 at 3:42 amPost count: 87
Terry, yes, the solids at the sale came with both gold and white boxes. Very interesting (even weired?) that they never give us the white box at the EL stores. I did not asked for it at the sale, since I never knew that they have the white one, but they gave it to me without asking about it.
>I thought maybe there was a Sun Bonnet Breeding Farm somewhere…
Michele, I've been thinking so, too! <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />SandraMemberApril 28, 2004 at 11:01 pmPost count: 2188
Sounds like you're onto a good thing, Erica!!
Maybe it's because the solids aren't selling well (yet) in Japan that they are putting them 'on sale' so people 'get hooked'!!
That's a great thing for you . . . . since you already know the prices, you can get excellent bargains!! So waiting for 2 hours isn't such a bad thing if you're saving loads of yen!!
Congrats for your purchase and your patience!!
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