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Tuesday, September 7

Everyday Minerals - for me a "finito"

I believe my EDM haul from June is the last I'll ever make.

copied from EDM homepage

EDM has changed it's homepage (as usual - twice a year or so) but since I'm visiting the homepage during  America's sleeptime, I got some glimpses as to what is to come. It got me a little nervous and I continued digging. Remember the $50 SCK? Good... Now also say goodbye to the  45% discount that was yours if your order contained more then 12 items.

EDM is setting up a network of national and international resellers, they will get the 45%-55% off while you and I are expected to buy from them. To use this discount you have to become an (international)reseller and for that you have to have a company with a functioning store (webstore or a physical one) and make the initial purchase of $2200 (!).
I think they will not receive much love... Here are international reseller policy and conditions.
 And here's the current list of resellers I found:
 Thailand   www.em-th.com

EDM used to be the cheapest MMU provider and they carry decent brushes - that's why I bought from them, thats why I told my friends to try them. Now - they are no longer the most affordable ones, the 25% discount they offer if the deal consists of more then 6 items, just about covers the VAT I have to pay to the customs officer.
copied from EDM homepage
An idea for cheapos like me:
The free starter kit remains (instead of 4 it's now again made up by 5 small jars). I guess it could substitute the powder - you just buy a small tester kit, pour it all in your old EDM jar and use it like that - should be a pretty cheap option (I found 3-4 colors of the same group to suite me quite well). After all the foundi testers are all in 5 gr per volume jars and  the big jar was 25 gr per volume. $4,6 for a full sized foundi, anyone? No shipping costs either!

If you are interested, then here's a link to a forum thread discussing this recent and rather unexpected policy change.

Kokkuvõte: EDMi 45% soodukas on läinud. Odavatest võimalustest on ainsana veel jäänud tasuta testritekomplekt, mille eest peab vaid saatmiskulu maksma. Alles on jäänud 25% off pakkumine kui ostad üle 6 asja aga see katab vaevu käibemaksu, mida nii suure ostu pealt tollile maksma pead. Rääkimata 100-kroonisest lõivust Eesti Postile.

7 comments:

Adele said...

Jama lugu! Muidu tollideklari vormistamise tasu saab vältida, kui see ise netis ära täita. Alul on raske, aga kui juba korra ära proovid, läheb edaspidi lihtsalt :) Selline on igatahes minu kogemus - sa pole mõelnud ise teha?

Sagu said...

Pardon my language, but SHIT! What is this? And I was going to place an EDM order when I get my next salary... Well, goodbye then, EDM. :/

LiisK said...

Adele, mul plaanis see ära õppida :), hetkel olen tolli vältinud lastes inimestel asjad ise kohale tuua. See on kaunis keeruline olnud aga siiski tehtav. Säästab ka saatmiskuludelt nõndaviisi.
Sagu, trust me, youre being polite :D - I was about to order my big collective haul this Friday.

Leira Yann said...

At first, I was really unhappy when they stopped to ship to my country. Because of this reason, I need to try others brand. Now I'm glad that they didn't ship to my country anymore. Thanks EDM for letting me get to know other great companies. But I'm missing their brushes. :(

LiisK said...

Leira Yann, I know how you feel, I love their brushes too. I was about to order some more eyeshadow brushes but they changed their policy only a couple of days before I was about to order.
This spring there was the Lumiere pre-buy event and the brushes looked just like EDM's on the photos. I think we should keep our eyes open this autumn in case of another sales event.

Anonymous said...

Aga kus kohast sa nüüd (sodivaba) base'i tellid?
Mul hakkavad ka viimased EDM varud otsa saama ja ei tahaks üldse paari topsi pärast nii suuri kulutusi teha nagu uue hinnakirja järgi peaks tegema.

LiisK said...

Hetkel veel on... mingid 4 erinevat purki, st et talvekraam on olemas. Sugulased tulevad kevadel Ameerikamaalt, ma lasen neil juurde tuua (ostan üle 6 asja ja saan vähemalt 25% alla) - siis säästan shippingu ja maksude pealt. Aga muidu vaatasin, et Conservatorie heledaim kärab ka, see matt versioon. Kui neil jälle mingi pakkumine tuleb, võtan seal pisikese kotitäie. :)