Online Sex Toys
March 14, 2013 1:58 PM   Subscribe

Simply put, if one goes shopping for such things in traditional shops, it's shocking the markup %. Does the hive have any recommendations for sites with broad variety and competitive pricing?
posted by ecollie to Human Relations (11 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

Truthfully? Amazon.
posted by royalsong at 1:59 PM on March 14, 2013 [2 favorites]

Yep, Amazon.
posted by MexicanYenta at 2:10 PM on March 14, 2013

Also try comparing between the major sites. Good Vibes, Babeland, and Blowfish (my very it's-still-1997-on-the-internet favorite) all have different prices, different sales, different coupons. I think you get 20% off if you sign up for the Good Vibes newsletter, for example. If you're really picky, Amazon likely won't have the one or two things that seem like they're perfect for you. But if you're just looking for a handy buzzy thing, it's by far the best.
posted by tapir-whorf at 2:13 PM on March 14, 2013

Adam and Eve.
posted by deezil at 2:24 PM on March 14, 2013

Adam and Eve has a bunch of ongoing promotions which is good if they overlap what you are looking for. You can see some of them at online couponer places like this one or this one.
posted by jessamyn at 2:25 PM on March 14, 2013

Jessamyn brings up a great point for A&E. Let them e-mail you (and set up a filter in your email to file those away out of your inbox), and you'll get a new deal with a discount about every day, that expire in a few days.
posted by deezil at 2:27 PM on March 14, 2013

I don't care for Amazon or A&E much because there is so much garbage to wade through. Tapir-Whorf lists some quality places selling quality toys. If you don't buy from them you could at least look for toys on their site and then price check them elsewhere.
posted by munchingzombie at 2:33 PM on March 14, 2013

If you're willing to wait, sells vibrators from time to time.
posted by kitty teeth at 2:39 PM on March 14, 2013

I recently found a toy on Amazon that was exactly the same as one on Babeland, only its name was different (and it wasn't sold out!). The difference was only 8 dollars in this case, but there was also free shipping. AND IT WASN'T SOLD OUT. Babeland - Amazon - pink glass tentacle, one of the best toys I've ever had, just as an aside... Ah! and these were a much greater savings, Luna Beads, Babeland - Amazon - 22 dollars difference there, same exact item, and also free shipping.
posted by tomboko at 3:06 PM on March 14, 2013 [3 favorites]

Healthy & Active is in a similar vein as A&E with respect to coupons.
posted by plinth at 5:16 PM on March 14, 2013

Beware of counterfeit toys being sold on Amazon. Read the reviews and be careful.

(our previous reply had a link to a blog page about spotting counterfeits, but that was deleted)
posted by MagicWandShop at 10:15 AM on March 15, 2013

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