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Why So Expensive?

Started 1306849958.61 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1306854547.597 by beauty junkie

Everytime I watch the shopping channels, something catches my eyes and then all of a sudden, the price is totally ridiculous!

Why is everything they sell from cosmetics, skin care, shoes and handbags getting to be so overpriced?

I have always shopped for these products since 1990 and now am getting so totally disgusted to even purchase. Lately I have been going to Walmart and buying stuff. And believe me, I am far from being cheap. I am always buying.

To pay over 400 dollars for Dr Perricone's serum is totally ridicuous! What does it do -- give you a facelift without the surgery????

Handbags are over 200, 300, 400 hundred dollars. Since I change so very often, I cannot see spending that. My daughter has a 300 dollar Coach bag and expensive wallet to go with it, and that's all she can use because she feels guilty if she changes!

I get so totally turned off with these prices that I don't even bother. And when that bossy Perricone rep is on -- off she goes!!!

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ladyroxanne1306850886.1911022 PostsRegistered 3/25/2008northern ca

if you think about it, just about everything is more expensive now. that includes food, housing, gas, etc.

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ford12241306851146.4273586 PostsRegistered 6/7/2010

That Perricone thing is a total ripoff. I can't believe people are buying it.

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ladyroxanne1306851369.60311022 PostsRegistered 3/25/2008northern ca
On 5/31/2011 ford1224 said:

That Perricone thing is a total ripoff. I can't believe people are buying it.


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annabellet­hecat1306852625.8317377 PostsRegistered 9/23/2006
Check out something called SHEEZ on the southern shopping channel! $219. For sheets! Crazy!

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BeautyAddi­ction1306853007.36275 PostsRegistered 6/8/2007NY
Tried Perricone for my dry skin and I looked awful. Went back to Dr. denese and my skin is looking good. Am in the process of trying to find replacements thatnare natural, like 100per ent pure and the new Suzanne Somers line. His prices are crazy!

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BigBro61306853082.962775 PostsRegistered 11/15/2007Lafayette New Jersey

I had a similar thread recently ! Its insane with the pricing ! Come on tanning stuff that wears off, skin care everything ! I also have been shopping more at drugstores. I will always be a sucker for skincare. But, no more makeup kits or clothes. I have not bought clothes on the Q for at least 5 years, never really was one for it not to try on. Jewerly and a Dennis Basso coat maybe.

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maureen51306853173.1131059 PostsRegistered 11/17/2006
On 5/31/2011 ford1224 said:

That Perricone thing is a total ripoff. I can't believe people are buying it.

Today Pat said about the 400. plus Perricone stuff......This is the last time this month this will be presented!!! ok,,,it is the last day of the month.

Also...".we did give you two easypays....the best we can do."..

It's ok....I wouldn't buy it if it was on 10 easypays! I don't see how a host can in all honesty present this overpriced stuff.

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Dharma_Ini­tiative1306853459.1674154 PostsRegistered 7/16/2007

Well, things are more expensive b/c the value of the U.S. dollar is going down. Thus, you need more dollars to equal the same value.

Also, things are more expensive b/c people are always willing to pay for them. If people would stop buying outrageously expensive items, the companies would have to lower the prices.

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cmhpss1306853554.4037444 PostsRegistered 12/19/2008

Really, it probably cost $5 to manufacture the products in the TSV. And then I was looking at the BB TSV and thinking why is the price over $100 (at least for now).

ETA: Luckily I have enough makeup to last the rest of my life!

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wakefield641306853645.42326193 PostsRegistered 10/22/2006

It seems to me when the skin care and anti aging products are rated in the magazines the "drug store" brands and Avon brands are always rated very highly at 1/10 of the costs of the overpriced ones at QVC.

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shoptillId­rop1306854278.0239406 PostsRegistered 10/25/2006Michigan

I was in my local Macys a few weeks back talking with a rep at the Shiseido counter and she told me that the clothing market isn't making much money at all, based on all the % off sales on new arrivals, etc. She said that where they're making the money is in cosmetics, skin care, body care, etc. I believe that. You never see any of this stuff go on sale. It's always shoes and clothing and off brand handbags.

I tried being patient but it took too long.

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beauty jun­kie1306854547.5978658 PostsRegistered 11/1/2006Ft Laud

There was a time the TSV's were really good deals and now thye are often quite expensive.I know everything has gone up but who needs to shop here and pay s/h when there is no great deal anymore.

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