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CoilyKinks436 10-01-2010 09:08 AM

Alternatives to Afroveda?
 
Hi Ladies!!

I just went on AV's website to realize that her 8oz butters now cost close to $22 dollars and her 16oz $36 dollars !!!! I love her butters and hair oils but has she gone mad????? I refuse to pay that much for an 8 oz. I don't care how good her products but that's just insane!

Anyone know of other alternatives to this overpriced line, especially with respect to butters?


I am SO mad and disappointed with Afroveda! UGH!!!! angry9:angry9:angry9:

Nappy_curly_crown 10-01-2010 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by CoilyKinks436 (Post 1485068)
Hi Ladies!!

I just went on AV's website to realize that her 8oz butters now cost close to $22 dollars and her 16oz $36 dollars !!!! I love her butters and hair oils but has she gone mad????? I refuse to pay that much for an 8 oz. I don't care how good her products but that's just insane!

Anyone know of other alternatives to this overpriced line, especially with respect to butters?


I am SO mad and disappointed with Afroveda! UGH!!!! angry9:angry9:angry9:

Oh she done lost her dayum mind. That's dayum near Miss Jessies' prices. Well I guess I won't be purchasing from her anymore. I mean how in the heck can you justify more than doubling almost tripling the price of your product in less than two years? I know supply prices have increased but DAYUM.

I would suggest the Shea Moisture line from Target.

EllyEllyOxenFree 10-01-2010 09:16 AM

OH. MY. GOD. SERIOUSLY?! She's lost it.

AND THE PROCESSING TIME IS STILL 14 DAYS?! :protest:

I suggest Komaza, Shea Moisture, Oyin or Donna Marie. Wow that's so ridiculous. I still have Curl Define, Cocolatte and PUR Whipped Gelly from February...I was considering getting more PWG but DEFINITELY not now! Smh.

CoilyKinks436 10-01-2010 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown (Post 1485077)
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Originally Posted by CoilyKinks436 (Post 1485068)
Hi Ladies!!

I just went on AV's website to realize that her 8oz butters now cost close to $22 dollars and her 16oz $36 dollars !!!! I love her butters and hair oils but has she gone mad????? I refuse to pay that much for an 8 oz. I don't care how good her products but that's just insane!

Anyone know of other alternatives to this overpriced line, especially with respect to butters?


I am SO mad and disappointed with Afroveda! UGH!!!! angry9:angry9:angry9:

Oh she done lost her dayum mind. That's dayum near Miss Jessies' prices. Well I guess I won't be purchasing from her anymore. I mean how in the heck can you justify more than doubling almost tripling the price of your product in less than two years? I know supply prices have increased but DAYUM.

I would suggest the Shea Moisture line from Target.


This is crazy!!! I remember paying $9 for an 8 oz of Cocolatte earlier this year. Nine dollars! Now you're telling me the same product is worth close to 3x as much????

I'm just so mad because AV was one of my staples. Now I have to find alternatives. *sigh*

Even Qhemet hasn't raised their prices. Why AV? :banghead::banghead::banghead:

Nappy_curly_crown 10-01-2010 09:19 AM

I just went looked at the website, and her ingredients haven't changed so I'm curious as to why the sudden dramatic price increase. Shea butter don't cost that much in bulk!

CoilyKinks436 10-01-2010 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by ellepixie (Post 1485082)
OH. MY. GOD. SERIOUSLY?! She's lost it.

AND THE PROCESSING TIME IS STILL 14 DAYS?! :protest:

I suggest Komaza, Shea Moisture, Oyin or Donna Marie. Wow that's so ridiculous. I still have Curl Define, Cocolatte and PUR Whipped Gelly from February...I was considering getting more PWG but DEFINITELY not now! Smh.

Thanks for the suggestions. She been slowly raising the prices over the past few months. She will definitely be losing more customers!

CoilyKinks436 10-01-2010 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown (Post 1485086)
I just went looked at the website, and her ingredients haven't changed so I'm curious as to why the sudden dramatic price increase. Shea butter don't cost that much in bulk!

She crazy.

Thanks for your suggestion on SheaMoisture.

Nappy_curly_crown 10-01-2010 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by CoilyKinks436 (Post 1485084)
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Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown (Post 1485077)
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Originally Posted by CoilyKinks436 (Post 1485068)
Hi Ladies!!

I just went on AV's website to realize that her 8oz butters now cost close to $22 dollars and her 16oz $36 dollars !!!! I love her butters and hair oils but has she gone mad????? I refuse to pay that much for an 8 oz. I don't care how good her products but that's just insane!

Anyone know of other alternatives to this overpriced line, especially with respect to butters?


I am SO mad and disappointed with Afroveda! UGH!!!! angry9:angry9:angry9:

Oh she done lost her dayum mind. That's dayum near Miss Jessies' prices. Well I guess I won't be purchasing from her anymore. I mean how in the heck can you justify more than doubling almost tripling the price of your product in less than two years? I know supply prices have increased but DAYUM.

I would suggest the Shea Moisture line from Target.


This is crazy!!! I remember paying $9 for an 8 oz of Cocolatte earlier this year. Nine dollars! Now you're telling me the same product is worth close to 3x as much????

I'm just so mad because AV was one of my staples. Now I have to find alternatives. *sigh*

Even Qhemet hasn't raised their prices. Why AV? :banghead::banghead::banghead:

Yes....I remember when I first discovered her. That was one of the things that I LOVED about her company and the product. That it was fairly priced and that it wasn't "junk". I was ok when she rasied the price to $12...I was willing to continue to purchase at $16 and $18 (but only when on sale and then I would stock up). But at $22 she can kiss my fat black azz. There is nothing in her products that justifies charging that much. And then on top of that I've got to wait 14 days for you to make it and with all the customer service issues that people have been posting about lately.......

I'm soooo disgusted right now. Why do most natural hair product companies try and use the Miss Jessies' model for pricing thier products? Is it because we the consumer continue to pay through all the price increases rather than using our wallets to send a message? UGGGHHH!

EllyEllyOxenFree 10-01-2010 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown (Post 1485086)
I just went looked at the website, and her ingredients haven't changed so I'm curious as to why the sudden dramatic price increase. Shea butter don't cost that much in bulk!

Exactly! Last time I ordered I got 32 oz sizes of everything and they were around $30 each! This is just crazy...maybe she was already losing customers so she had to increase the price to make a profit. But who da hell is gonna buy that sh*t now?

Booker Ts Mama 10-01-2010 09:34 AM

On top of all that, she's discontinued the 32oz sizes. Even though I never purchased her products, I'd like the know the reasoning behind those drastic changes also. That's a good way to lose your faithful customers.

Cerendipity 10-01-2010 09:40 AM

She changed the ingredients, the jars, the labels, and whatnot , ok so now the prices AND you still dont have it together, psshsh you wont see another nickle of my money.

I was a die hard fan, I promoted her big time but ole well no matter, Im sticking with Qhemet where I know what Im getting is always high caliber and well worth the price


ETA: cause im fuming , oh and dont let me get on that busted azz Seven line as well as BARE and now you trying to sell an emu oil line , cho wah a do this chick????

finehair 10-01-2010 09:46 AM

Afroveda
 
Why is the hemp seed lock butter now $23.50 for an 8 0z. good grief.

Has anyone ever order from sage naturalseucticals off ebay? They have some afroveda butters for sale.

http://stores.ebay.com/Sage-Naturalc...=p4634.c0.m322

EllyEllyOxenFree 10-01-2010 09:46 AM

Did she ever get staff!?!?!?! I know last time she increased the prices she said it was because she was getting staff to decrease shipping time and increase customer response...and NOTHING changed.

In fact, last week the "stylers" tab was missing, so I emailed her and asked if she was still making the PWG (was wondering if she just decided to focus on the butters b/c they are the hot items), and never heard anything about that either. What bollocks.

Booker Ts Mama 10-01-2010 09:55 AM

Ok...
 
So now, I'm officially mad and I ain't even ordered anything from her. Lol!! She is charging $25 for the 4-2 oz butter samples. She really has lost what all God gave her. That is re-damn-donkulous!!!

EllyEllyOxenFree 10-01-2010 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Booker Ts Mama (Post 1485139)
So now, I'm officially mad and I ain't even ordered anything from her. Lol!! She is charging $25 for the 4-2 oz butter samples. She really has lost what all God gave her. That is re-damn-donkulous!!!

All I know is that they must have good drugs in Texas.

curlyhersheygirl 10-01-2010 10:15 AM

You see that's just outrageous.
I mean when she went from $9 to $12.50 I dropped her because I couldn't take the long turn around and poor customer service and my sis thought I was being harsh but to jump from $12.50 to $22 for whipped shea? I think not

3c4d7zwhatevs 10-01-2010 10:20 AM

I was about to place an order yesterday when the old prices were up. I wish I had. I will never order from her again. The 32 oz sizes were what kept me from tripping with her order turnaround time.

CoilsKinksCurls 10-01-2010 10:56 AM

Ok I know I sell these product but I don't even want to sell these butters at the new prices. It just doesn't seem right to me.

I don't know if it is right for me to even post this but yall know I keep it real and I don't think I'll be restocking once I sell out of the current stock I have.

It's gonna be even harder for me to buy the stock at these prices. Uuuugh!!

I don't know about this one ladies, SMH!

EllyEllyOxenFree 10-01-2010 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by CoilsKinksCurls (Post 1485217)
Ok I know I sell these product but I don't even want to sell these butters at the new prices. It just doesn't seem right to me.

I don't know if it is right for me to even post this but yall know I keep it real and I don't think I'll be restocking once I sell out of the current stock I have.

It's gonna be even harder for me to buy the stock at these prices. Uuuugh!!

I don't know about this one ladies, SMH!

I was actually going to email you and ask if you were going to be restocking...thanks for responding on the thread.

Cerendipity 10-01-2010 11:17 AM

Did she not take into account what jacking these prices up will do to her?

Qhemets isnt even $20 bucks, who does she think she is?? I mean that in the most nonsarcastic way possible??

you think shea butter thats not whipped right , and arrives with oil on the top is worth $20 bucks?

you think cocoabutter smelling like rank vomit is worth $20 bucks??

Really??/ you think that highly of yourself? What idiot is buying up that Seven line? How well did that BARE go over?? REALLYY???


Yo , I'm behind trying to figure out what the deal is.


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