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Post by trollfinder on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:44 pm

I have been seeing rumors that Trollbeads is no longer producing unique beads, does anyone know more about this? Is it just temporary or will it be permanent? I must admit a slow down on the uniques is much needed but I would not like to see them gone altogether Embarassed TB's finally started supplying good uniques outside of the EU instead of the buglies that seemed to be the majority and then suddenly they decide no more? scratch Yes I am an unique bead addict Embarassed
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:45 pm

Noooooooooooooooooooo.....that can't be true?
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:46 pm

I thought they had just stopped making critters?
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Post by trollfinder on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:47 pm

I thought so too but I have seen 2 dealers on FB claim TB is not producing uniques altogether??? affraid Hopefully just temporary...
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Post by ceruleanbluebird on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:17 pm

I find that hard to believe. That has to be a cash cow for them.
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:18 pm

Macrow is also saying no new production beads either? What is going on?
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:19 pm

Hang on, I'm going back to read that again, I can't believe what I've just written.
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:20 pm

''Sorry everyone for the lack of recent news - that's because there has been no news and there are apparently no beads for us! In fact, it would seem there are no Unique Trollbeads for anyone, anywhere and no new production likely anytime soon! This is obviously very worrying news for us and we hate to say that we have had no reassurances that this is only a temporary situation and normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. More news when we finally have some.'' ......


Crap!
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:23 pm

D4E...

'' OOAK SUPER SALE – SAVE 50% with free world wide shipping
TB cannot supply new and interesting glass for the moment so we have decided to make an inventory clean up. We have collected more than 1500 ooaks and we will sell them with 50% discount.
The beads will be online from Thursday morning 9AM Danish time. ''
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Post by ceruleanbluebird on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:24 pm

Maybe the workers are on strike. I can't imagine it all going away.
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Post by trollfinder on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:37 pm

Thanks for posting those pandabee, that is exactly what I saw on FB....worried...No Puzzled Upset
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Post by Brightonbelle on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:40 pm

@Pandabee(uk) wrote:Macrow is also saying no new production beads either? What is going on?
I think that means no new production of Uniques not that they won't be producing any Production Beads.
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:44 pm

That makes sense. No new ooak production, but still, that's bad enough.
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:45 pm

See give me an inch and I'll take a mile.....Razz 
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Post by Catsworld on Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:14 pm

might be a trick to get rid of the unwanted ones...

would be sorry for the girls that do only Troll, for me it doesn't matter at all, there are far nicer artisans (Christa, Kathy Perras, AKDesigns) and they cost less!
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Post by Michelle on Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:22 pm

I hear of this many months befor that is Trollbeads uniques will be stopped. Many trading people selling there beads out latly. Neutral 

It will save me money. If is not Trollbeads I dont need it cheers 

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Post by trollfinder on Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:28 pm

@Michelle wrote:...It will save me money. If is not Trollbeads I dont need it cheers 
I have to agree with you there. As much as I try to love my artisan uniques I find they are the first ones I look at selling when I am needing more bead money. Give me a bunch of uniques in a pile, I always gravitate to the Trollbeads uniques, they are like a magnet, lol.

edited to add: There ares some artisan uniques I truely love and will never get rid of, but they are far and few between Embarassed
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Post by Brightonbelle on Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:08 am

Maybe I stop selling my own older Uniques as much. It will not make me want to buy ugly old stock from dealers though.
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Post by mdellanno on Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:24 am

I hope not.. I still looking for a unique upright butterfly

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Post by strike on Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:35 am

I personally can't imagine they'd give up uniques for good. I would have thought they were a large portion of their business.
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Post by Amanda Mac (Dot) on Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:49 am

This rumour has been circulating for a long while, but perhaps there is some credibility to it now? I am not sure I believe it in the long-term though. I wonder whether (TB HQ) they have a problem with those particular dealers and have decided not to supply them anymore? We know that D4E appear to be out of favour (not allowed to carry X and have been very public about their feelings) and Macrow produce beads themselves, which could be seen as direct competition to Trollbeads.
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Post by mdellanno on Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:40 am

I think it is hard for the retailers because they have to buy the uniques in kits and usually the kit only has a few good beads, so they do get stuck with not so nice unique beads that they can not sell.

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Post by Kimberly Campbell on Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:00 am

@mdellanno wrote:I think it is hard for the retailers because they have to buy the uniques in kits and usually the kit only has a few good beads, so they do get stuck with not so nice unique beads that they can not sell.

Good point, mdellano.  That is the number one complaint you hear about uniques after all, is that dealers are stuck with a lot of fuglies they can't unload and can't put on sale.  So dealers can get stuck with a large inventory of unsaleable beads, or else decide not to carry them at all.  And as much as a sucker as I am for uniques, if the price rose any higher, I'd have to seriously think about whether I wanted to invest in many more.  I really don't see any reason why they should be so much more expensive than production beads.  So perhaps they are rethinking the way they are marketing the uniques.  Or perhaps they have a temporary supply problem.  I guess there are several possible explanations, and we'll just have to wait for more news.  My wallet can use a break from unique buying anyways. so a forced cutback may not be all bad.
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Post by Brightonbelle on Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:42 am

@Amanda Mac (Dot) wrote:This rumour has been circulating for a long while, but perhaps there is some credibility to it now? I am not sure I believe it in the long-term though. I wonder whether (TB HQ) they have a problem with those particular dealers and have decided not to supply them anymore? We know that D4E appear to be out of favour (not allowed to carry X and have been very public about their feelings) and Macrow produce beads themselves, which could be seen as direct competition to Trollbeads.
I thought Macrow had stopped producing their own brand beads, apart from a few very special stones, quite some time ago.  I can't see why Trollbeads would consider them to be a problem.

I think that they have decided to address the problem of producing a massive back stock of unsellable beads. They have been coming round to my LD, who does not normally stock Uniques, and encouraging her to choose whatever beads she likes.  I believe (not totally sure) that she can swap them for different ones if they don't sell as well.  I guess that they are pretty desperate to shift their stock.
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Post by trollshopper on Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:04 am

I think demand is bigger then that there beads are.
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