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maybe twice, but nothing insane (~$5 more than retail or so). i’ve certainly swapped over retail multiple times, though.

As of yet, I haven’t… BUT, I am sorely tempted to backup Marine Life, and Stereo Rose. Both are definitely a distant memory at my MAC counter, and MAC.ca, but I LOVE them so much, and I can definitely see myself eventually using them all up. I was sort of stalking eBay today, scoffing and grumbling about all the sellers that have LE items up for twice the price. I came across a listing that had both ML and SR as a lot, for about $100 USD as a “buy it now” price. The maddening part is that it states there are 4 lots available. UGH!

But somehow, I’m having an EXTREMELY hard time talking myself out of not buying the lot. *SOB* If I do cave, it would be the first time I’ve paid over retail, and supported an “Evil-Bayer”, all with one click of the mouse.

Sorry for my rambling, haha! Please, someone, talk me out of the madness! πŸ˜›

i saw that too and i’m also having a hard time not buying :(! i really really loved both too though…i don’t know. i might wait it out for a few more days.

but yes, i have bought over retail. only one time for my original marine life. i don’t regret it though. i <3 it so so so much! haha

I completely understand the threat of running out of something You adore, and possibly unlike me, You will finish the product already. But chances are by then it will be released again, will find something similar/or different but still just as loved, or maybe You will ‘grow out of it’ or just won’t care that much anymore.
Though I’ve had items I wanted to buy a backup of, I never do, because realistically I can find sg similar or will be able to buy it later on.

That’s how I’d talk myself out of buying sg (especially sg I already own) over retail price. πŸ™‚

I ALMOST bought 2… and I should have for swapping purposes because I missed out on Ripe peach blush ombre which is up on ebay for $70 CDN. I am so mad at myself.

I paid $12 over retail for Ultima II’s “Fade Not Crease Not” eyeshadow base. Best stuff ever. I cannot live without shadow base and this is ny all time fave.

not yet… there are some things i’m very interested in picking up tho that have been discontinued for a while, but i need desperately.

I’ve never paid over retail for a LE/discontinued product. I’ve thought about it, then realized how crazy the prices can be, and save up for up and coming LE products that I’d like instead. Plus I’ve come to terms with using dupes and the dupe list on this site will certainly make that easier!

Once, for a MAC’s Cult of Cherry tempting eyeshadow quad. My first eyeshadow quad from MAC. (Actually, still my *only* quad, though I do have other MAC eyeshadows.) I don’t exactly regret the purchase, but I don’t think I’d do it again unless I ran out of a product I already loved and it wasn’t available anymore. There are so many new things coming out all the time to keep me more than happy.

Nope. If there’s one thing I really hate, it’s when people go to a counter, buy out all of a product and then sell it for profit. I know they’re within their rights to do it, but it’s still a jerk move.

Yeah, I hate that too. And its so expensive a lot of it doesn’t get bough, so its a lose-lose situation and lots of people that wanted the product could have been enjoying it. On Amazon, someone was selling Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure for $22! πŸ™

I completely agree, I hate that too. And there are people that look at it like a second job and just wait for those overhyped products so they can buy them all and resell them. It’s just not cool.

No, but maybe I have to in the future with Shu Uemura leaving the States. Although L’oreal assured that Shu’s products will still be available for purchase online, I noticed their inventory kept dwindling. I’m nervous that in the future I may have to buy their lipsticks oversea at a higher rate.

Oh, yeah. I would never pay a crazy amount, just a little over the retail price, but I’ve found some reliable sellers on eBay. Sometimes you can even find a LE item for less than retail.

Not yet but only because there’s too much fake stuff out there. I would definetly consider it though if Firespot e/s or Lollipop Loving turned up on ebay.

Once, for Young Punk MES from Style Black – that’s what got me into Temptalia…I never wanted to miss a collection since then!

i havent yet but im thinking about it because i found kitty kouture dazzleglass on ebay but it was for like 50 bucks.

So far I haven’t, but I’m considering doing so for Liberty of London Shell Pearl Beauty Powder. I wouldn’t pay more than $5-$15 over reg. retail price though, so the people who completely price gouge won’t get my business. I’m not totally decided I will make this purchase though. So many new collections coming up that I have a lot of interest in! The LoL packaging is definitely what keeps this in the running.

I have on occasion paid an extra Β£2 or so for a discontinued, larger jar, pigment or just a few pounds extra for a no-longer-available MSF. I would only do this because I absolutely love and want that colour, though, not just because it’s a hyped product.

I would never pay the kind of hiked up prices that are being charged for the likes of Marine Life or Stereo Rose on ebay, though. I was lucky to get Stereo Rose the day it came out online here, but would never have paid double the price to get it from an ebay seller, no matter how disappointed I was.

I just wish there was a CCO nearby (or even a MAC shop or counter)

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