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Post by sparrow on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:15 am

They can keep them, really not impressed that they keep doing larger cores Rolling Eyes
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Re: Trollbeads Releases Universal Uniques

Post by Trollifer on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:25 am

So if they will do all of the Uniques with bigger cores, Trollbeads is going crazy! Now I am talking from Germany - why would I want to buy a Unique for 39 Euro with a big silver core if I can buy great Artisan beads for 10-20 Euro which look the same or even better or are especially made for me and have the same core size???? That would be stupid wouldn't it?! No
If it is a charity bead I can understand making bigger core sizes so more people will buy them and the people get more money. Fine for me but not bigger cores for normal uniques and not for that price Not all there
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Post by Juniper on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:29 am

I do not like the larger cores. I am collecting TB and not Pandora.

By now, I really think about not buying TB anymore. I am sick and tired of the new release politics. Nearly one limited edition a month and most of them not available wordwide. Absurd increase in prices and strange distribution and information politics. Crying or Very sad

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Post by Smaug on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:37 am

@Juniper wrote:I do not like the larger cores. I am collecting TB and not Pandora.

By now, I really think about not buying TB anymore. I am sick and tired of the new release politics. Nearly one limited edition a month and most of them not available wordwide. Absurd increase in prices and strange distribution and information politics. Crying or Very sad
Luckily we have this place so you know way before what is coming and can decide where to spend your money... Wink
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Post by Trollifer on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:40 am

@Juniper wrote:I do not like the larger cores. I am collecting TB and not Pandora.

By now, I really think about not buying TB anymore. I am sick and tired of the new release politics. Nearly one limited edition a month and most of them not available wordwide. Absurd increase in prices and strange distribution and information politics. Crying or Very sad

Yes it really is sad but I think the limited editions are okay if they don't do them THAT often and every country gets a limited edition in a normal amount. Every dealer should be able to order a limited edition so every collector gets the chance buying them at their dealer. That would be okay for me since it if fun sending other people beads they can't get. But it is frustrating like the gemstones that there are only a few and you don't really get a chance buying them. Or you have to buy them without seeing them.... Sad
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Post by Juniper on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:48 am

@Smaug wrote:Luckily we have this place so you know way before what is coming and can decide where to spend your money... Wink

That ´s true. It is really wonderful to have this place. cheers

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Re: Trollbeads Releases Universal Uniques

Post by Fleur on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:38 pm

Let's see, how it will turn out, regarding designs, cores and prices.

I am not happy about larger cores as they don't sit nicely on a leather bracelet and most of the beads seem to be larger, while I prefer small to medium sized beads.

The designs in the pic are like those, that have been around here for some time now. Some are really pretty, but I am a bit missing the "WOW" .
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Post by mermaidspurse on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:46 pm

Is this really a pic of the new OOAKs? Dissapointing if it is so... Rolling Eyes
Not happy aboout bigger cores either Evil or Very Mad . Fine for a few empowerments and for artisans, not good for every bead as you can't use them on leather and it makes a smaller bead look badly proportioned!
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Re: Trollbeads Releases Universal Uniques

Post by BeadThrilled on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:28 pm

No the accompanying pictures states current OOAKs...

Have no idea how the new ones are gonna look like.
We're awaiting more news from our well informed source... Wink
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Post by Wintertroll on Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:16 pm

I understand people not wanting the larger cores, but this is my guess...

IMHO TB needs a way to get people to switch over from Pandora and Chamilia. My LD gets many, many customers coming in who have,or are buying for someone who has, a P or C bracelet. If you give them the option to become familiar with TB through OOAKs with larger cores then you can get them interested and promote the brand.

I think it's all about brand awareness and converting folks to TB. There is a huge market in the States and the VAST majority of people here wear P with C coming in second. No one who sees my bracelets has ever heard of TB.
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Re: Trollbeads Releases Universal Uniques

Post by Joolz on Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:21 pm

@kionee wrote:
@hayheadsbird wrote: Rolling Eyes

Won't be buying any of them then, I am very fussy about the core size.

Me too.
I think it's a shame silent

Me three. silent
I bought the pink empowerment set when it was released and have never used it as I don't like the core size or the beads being bigger..... what a shame Crying or Very sad
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Re: Trollbeads Releases Universal Uniques

Post by Molamola on Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:04 pm

I am sure this is in reponse to the huge marketing push from Pandora and more about attracting new customers than for us old timers.

Pandora already have a lot of the market share over here with TV adverts and stand alone shops. My local shopping centre has recently aquired a Pandora stand alone (I'm guessing that will annoy the jeweller which currently stocks Pandora more than a little).
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Post by Joolz on Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:35 pm

I'm hoping that this doesn't mean that they will consider making all Trollbeads with larger cores in the future, who knows what they have up their sleeves Neutral but I do find this news disappointing.

I know that I sometimes mix one or two silver Pandora's or artisan beads onto my troll bracelet but I prefer it to be just Troll....

I'm also wondering as TB doesn't seem to be so well known whether loyal and purist Pandora customers will want to buy into a different brand as they may think of it as inferior.....
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Re: Trollbeads Releases Universal Uniques

Post by Guinivere on Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:55 pm

I think a lot of the comments here have factored into Trollbeads' decision to try larger cores. I suspect one idea is that if the beads are larger overall (as they seem to be trending), then it takes fewer beads to complete a bracelet, so it's easier to gain new customers. Even though individual beads coat more, the total cost of a full bracelet might be about the same.

I'm with Carla, I'll focus more on the older silver and glass, and the occasional mini unique bead.
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Re: Trollbeads Releases Universal Uniques

Post by Dorabella on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:46 pm

@Molamola wrote:I am sure this is in reponse to the huge marketing push from Pandora and more about attracting new customers than for us old timers.

Pandora already have a lot of the market share over here with TV adverts and stand alone shops. My local shopping centre has recently aquired a Pandora stand alone (I'm guessing that will annoy the jeweller which currently stocks Pandora more than a little).

But surely Troll ought to advertise their own ORIGINAL, beautiful and unique beads too, rather than make beads to fit a P bracelet?!

I took my sister round to the two Troll shops in town on Saturday. Then to the P shop. Even she said that Troll look so much better... that's coming from a money conscious 21 year old student, who would now not by P.... And who wants to be like everyone else anyway? I'd rather be as unique as my beads, and for me that means Troll.

Apart from that there is no way I'd shop in my local P shop - even for friends who collect P - as the staff were unbelievably RUDE when they saw my bracelet... Jealous I'm sure! Razz
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Re: Trollbeads Releases Universal Uniques

Post by snowy on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:48 pm

I don´t like the bigger cores as I love to wear leather bracelets Crying or Very sad

We had the "Inhorgenta" fair here the last 4 days and the OOAKs the dealers bought here were "new ones" ( TB says ! )
After seeing the first pics I can´t see a difference to the older OOAKs.
With the price increase and bigger cores - TB can keep them !
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Re: Trollbeads Releases Universal Uniques

Post by Tinka on Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:23 pm

Larger cores means larger beads?
I like them small , cores as well as the beads.
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Post by rainyday on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:19 pm

@Wintertroll wrote:I understand people not wanting the larger cores, but this is my guess...

IMHO TB needs a way to get people to switch over from Pandora and Chamilia. My LD gets many, many customers coming in who have,or are buying for someone who has, a P or C bracelet. If you give them the option to become familiar with TB through OOAKs with larger cores then you can get them interested and promote the brand.

I think it's all about brand awareness and converting folks to TB. There is a huge market in the States and the VAST majority of people here wear P with C coming in second. No one who sees my bracelets has ever heard of TB.

I agree. Agree And as long as they keep making regular core size OOAKs for TB collectors then we all can be happy!!!
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Re: Trollbeads Releases Universal Uniques

Post by Dorabella on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:02 am

Do you think they will rainyday? That would make me happy, but they'd also have to be pretty special in line with the price increase, otherwise I think I will turn into a gem collector! Laughing
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Post by neonfiller on Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:38 pm

@BeadThrilled wrote:Trollbeads is going to release a new line called Universal Uniques. They have the larger core beads like the Empowerment beads and Haiti beads. We're not sure if they are going to replace the current Glass I and Glass II unique beads or not.

Trollbeads current 'new style' OOAKs

Will these be limited or just teaser ooaks to entice the pandora and chamilia collectors? I like the designs for the most part, but not the core size so much.
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Re: Trollbeads Releases Universal Uniques

Post by Merlyn on Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:41 pm

Heavens, it's so hard to keep up with all the new releases, limited editions, world tour beads and now new OOAKS ... I'm so dizzy, my head is spinning, lol
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Post by rollypoly troll on Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:03 am

Dont like big cores.

What is all this about, keep troll, troll.
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Post by Fuzzyfeet on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:25 pm

I have some Empowerment beads and I find I don't wear them because of the core size, I didn't think it would bother me, but it does !
I will buy artisan beads instead, cheaper and much more unique ! Laughing
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Post by Daisylove on Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:50 pm

I have the empowerment beads, with the larger core, but that's just about it, I only wear TB.

But, this information is completely different from the other rumours that they were going to produce less OOAK's.

Most LD's where I shop frequently don't do OOAK's because they say it won't sell (only one or 2 of them in a set, but then they are stuck with 10 uglies and that's something they don't want).
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Re: Trollbeads Releases Universal Uniques

Post by lv2bytrollbeads on Tue May 17, 2011 2:39 pm

I don't have a problem with the core size, if the beads are drop dead
gorgeous. I have a few Haiti beads that are wonderful...just hope these new Universal Core are different designs from the Haiti beads. Having said that, I do hope for unique dillos and glass with glitter. sunny

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