Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I don't like living in a test market

Someone told me a few years back that Phoenix is a product test market.  Which helped explain why I see new products, fall in love with them, and then never see them again.

I really, really hate it when I find a product I love and it disappears.

Two examples:

Scotch Brite soap loaded scrubbers

These soapy scrubbers are more pliable than the steel wool scrubbers and thinner than other plastic scrubbers I've tried.  And I like that they were made from recycled materials.

If I had known I would no longer be able to buy them, I wouldn't have discarded them for being only slightly tattered.  The ones I have left are beyond tattered, but still useful.

Hefty Fresh Extend storage bags

I have a few of these storage bags left.  I'm learning to conserve my favorite products.  I like that the vegetables that I store in them keep for a couple weeks.  Sometimes longer. 

So, of course, logic dictates that they should no longer be manufactured. 

These are actually still available on-line.  But I am not willing to pay $16 for a 20 count box when a comparable sized storage bag runs $5 for 50 bags.  Around $5 is what I paid when I first purchased them.

This explains why, when I find something I like (t-shirts, bras, socks, etc), I buy multiples.

There have been too many times when I've gone to replace a product I love and it is no longer available.

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