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Free Makeup and Lotions=What a joke [Jan. 21st, 2009|10:00 am]
Lanette
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Like I'm waiting over 2 hours in line for not even picking a product you like? They just hand out a random product.

Here's an exercise in Sociology. Compare those in the line with those shopping for shoes and buying makeup in the Nordstrom. Here's what I've figured out from this.

In the next 3 weeks you'll be able to buy any product on the list on Ebay for 1/5th or less it's actual cost without waiting in line. So few of them were even WEARING makeup. They line up in a totally foreign environment with the lure of "free". These aren't the ladies who go up to the Dior counter to buy a fancy lipstick when it isn't "free gift time". These are the ladies who've figured out how many "free gifts" they can get at different stores so that they can sell them online. These are people from the swap meet, not those who bought the overpriced items in the first place.

Ladies of luxury who buy these products want to feel good and special and they are paying for an "experience" part of which is to be pampered and not wait. They pay a premium to not be exposed to the unwashed masses. That is why they were able to price fix so easily. Few of them are actually IN the line, so it's more like a Robin Hood project and I hope some of the ladies used to getting by with Equate lotion now use their hard earned lotion and enjoy it after waiting so long in line rather than selling the time they waited in line for too cheap on eBay.

So, basically, I'm not able to stand in long lines without pain flareup. A product soon to be devalued to less than $5 isn't worth the time in line to me. So "Free"? That really isn't at attractive lure to me if it costs a major pain spike and waiting in line. For those willing to wait in line, I think it's fair enough. All ladies of luxury should stop by the line, open their purse, and let each one in line take a luxury product. Here sweetie, new lipgloss for you. But you have to promise to enjoy it for it is a product of beauty and frivolity, not a product of sensible necessity.
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[User Picture]From: shonao
2009-01-21 06:14 pm (UTC)
I saw the same thing, and I didn't even do it. Irritated me truthfully. For a person like myself who actually does spend money at those places I feel ripped-off. (the moistureizer I have to use, I can only get it there...and yes, I literally mean the only one I can and have to use...ugh)

So yeah. I didn't do it either. And all I saw were people who don't shop in those stores in the first place.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-01-21 06:19 pm (UTC)
Greed is kind of gross. It reminded me of communism. While gluttony and elitism is disgusting too, so is the desperation of this crowd. The contrast is freaky.
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[User Picture]From: shonao
2009-01-21 06:23 pm (UTC)
Totally agree...the desperation was pretty obvious.
Me, I was hoping to get a Lovely bath gel, as mine ran out a while back. And it was a gift, so well, I Wasn't going to pay to replace it ;) But there were HUNDREDS of women I'd prefer not to pass on a street, let alone stand next to in a line!

I may have my nose in the air on occasion, but this was just wrong. I have to spend $60 on a moistureizer I Can't get anywhere else because of a skin condition, and so I think I deserve a little something. (especially since I have no choice other than to enrage the skin gods) But that was just insane.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-01-21 06:25 pm (UTC)
You'll be able to now buy it super cheap on eBay though for far less than $60. Just keep and eye out. They will be going cheap.
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