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PrincessKLS

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I recently bought two items from them with the idea of getting a discount, this time I actually found the place to type in the discount code and they didn't even apply it. I will say, the vibrowand (tiny rabbit vibrator) I've bought was the best thing for me. And the free clit bullet but after these discount debacles, I'm not sure I want to buy from them again. At least when tabutoys promises you a discount, they mean it.
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The discount you used probably didn't apply to the specific products or was expired. You need to read the fine print most times.
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Thanks Princess! And you earn shopper's points with us too. So there's always a discount waiting for you
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I've found a lot of hype at A&E and a lot of their deals have left me with a bad taste in my mouth. No pun intended, but I don't do much business with them anymore as a result. I think they're kind of like the Wal-Mart of the industry and maybe they've gotten too big. Their customer service seemed a lot better in the past and a lot of their deals with me were edgy. Their free bonuses inducing you to buy turned out to be worth just that. I guess you get what you pay for.

I haven't had any problems with TABUTOYS and frankly that's why I refer my friends to them. Hank
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Thanks so much, Hank! No bait and switch here
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Well the thing is, I've received great toys from both websites and some bad ones from both and I even liked the two mystery gifts I got from adameve but I just can't stand their marketing ploys, they seem fake and scammish.
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Princess:
One advantage you have here is that if you get a raw deal you can raise hell with the management and they'll make it good because they know you'll burn them by telling us. But I think it boils down to something more important; it's business ethics, and it just seems higher here.

I'm afraid now a days A&E acts like they don't have to care anymore. I think they've developed what I call a Las Vegas attitude, or the attitude they had before we built casinos in almost every other state; Oh you didn't like that? Fuck you, next in line. At least that's the way it's seemed to me that A&E is operating. They haven't seemed to care for the last few years and after that last raw deal I had with them you have no idea how much pleasure it gives me to tell you about it.

Last year they advertised a video for free that I wanted for my collection if I bought $17.00 of their products. That seems to be their magic number, $17.00 and the freebies you get, to my thinking, are basically worth that, nothing. I did and they didn't, and after a half dozen emails to their customer service I just figured if they don't care why should I. I don't even look at their catalogues any more. My experience here has shown me that there's no gimmicks, no bullshit, and I've always had good customer service here. If it ever changes we'll rein them in through the Forum. Hank
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I have been shopping at A&E for quite some time now.
I have gotten some unique products from them, and am enjoying them.

Folks- do you not know how to look online for coupon/promo codes?

If you use the code "ACE" I think it is, you get 50% off your entire order plus free gifts.

Every time I shop with them I have a code...or find one.

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Originally Posted by MissOphelia

I have been shopping at A&E for quite some time now.
I have gotten some unique products from them, and am enjoying them.

Folks- do you not know how to look online for coupon/promo codes?

If you use the code "ACE" I think it is, you get 50% off your entire order plus free gifts.

Every time I shop with them I have a code...or find one.




I did look for it and last time I even typed in a code and they didn't even apply it.
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Hank Alvarez

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In the final analysis I think you have to look at it like this: do it to me once shame on you but do it to me twice shame on me. If I deal with a company and come away being burned, hey "shit happens" but the second time it happens I don't give them a third chance to screw me. Hank
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Adriana

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I think it's important to remember there is fine print with everything and companies are totally within their rights to do that. Consumers need to pay attention.
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Adriana: Let's put this one to sleep. Paying attention is one thing, but the deceptive marketing practices that some companies use is unforgivable and they seem to get away with it on the internet with impunity. THIS morning I received one of those "too good to be true" offers from an on line retailer selling garden supplies from God knows where. When I went to check out- the price was significantly higher and it was not at all what they originally offered. Admittedly I have a hard on for companies who do this because I've been stung before and I wonder how hard it is to prosecute them? A&E was just the first to be mentioned above and they weren't the first to burn me but they do have the distinction of being the last.

Now when the price all of a sudden escalates beyond what they were offering I just start deleting my way out before they get my credit card information. To hell with 'em, I'll buy it somewhere else, hopefully from somewhere where I can walk in and see more than a picture of what I'm buying.  But I'll bet that there are a lot of people, especially around gift giving holidays who get to the end of a protracted purchase after jumping through a lot of digital hoops and see they're being hosed but they figure, "oh hell let's just do it and get it over with." That's an old car sales trick and now you see it in a lot of businesses where they prey on us from the web.

It seems to be rampant in all kinds of businesses. A local market chain was sending out flyers with obscure itty bitty dates at the bottom that were hidden in copy and were't even effective for ten days. I remember how mad I got when I went there to purchase an advertised item because it was a good buy and I was told by a clerk, "Oh no that's not on sale until next week." I know I wasn't the only one pissed off about this because when the press covered the story they admitted there were lots of complaints. They finally cut it out when the state started looking into it.   

In California we have a Department of Consumer Affairs, (a protection agency). Our taxes are a bitch but we do have a lot of social services and these guys go after those slimy bastards  who do "bait and switch" and practice other deceptive sales methods. Sadly, I think they have to have a California address. I'll bet it's hard, if not impossible, to go after someone when they robbed you from the internet and they're hiding somewhere out there in cyberspace.  Hank
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Hank has it right, they are the Walmart of Sex Toys. They're cheap. They have some good stuff, they have some awful cheap crap (lots of Jelly Rubber, UG) and if you don't know what you are doing or what you are buying........Caveat Emptor. ("Buyer Beware" in Latin. I'm an over-educated sex fiend, what can I say?)

IMO, (I am guilty of buying some stuff there) the "mystery gifts" were awful! We got a crappy string of plastic beads ON A STRING!  String! There isn't an orifice I'd put that uncleansable thing into! And what was supposed to be a rubber (latex, I am allergic) and a cock ring with a little vibrator on it. The package was sealed, but there was no rubber in it, (we wouldn't have used it anyway, but still....) and although the cock ring was silicone, it was mostly useless. We had a laugh about it, though. I've heard of women receiving imitation Fleshlights and men receiving "Clit arousal gel" as a "gift" and I honestly think the "mystery gifts" are just crap they had lying around, which nobody bought.

I am looking through Tabu for an order. Some Smart Balls, a pair of fence fish net stockings,  toy wash, some Astroglide Shooters (do you know how hard they are to find?) and assorted stuff.

Two things, Tabu, I wish you'd carry Astroglide in the green cap NO glycerin formula, and I really wish you'd carry the Wahl 7 in 1 plug in massager/vibrator. This toy has virtually saved our sex life. You have the Hitachi, which is somewhat similar, but the Wahl seems less.....intimidating to a lot of men. (It isn't phallic and......huge.) We call it "The Mixmaster" (since it looks like one) and it is a great product. Kudos for carrying the Sugar Sacs, we LOVE these. And, most of the Fun Factory line. I love me some Fun Factory toys.

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