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Star Scientific, Inc. (CIGX) Message Board

  • jimiriquoi jimiriquoi Mar 6, 2013 3:38 PM Flag

    GNC Oregon

    Just purchased a 300ct bottle in Portland. Was initially handed a 200ct bottle, I asked for the 300ct. The sales guy feigned ignorance of the change in qty for the same price. Evidently the qty change has caused a little bit of a problem for some GNC stores with inventory of the 200ct. I say feigned because after I had my 300ct bottle, the same person was very knowledgable about anatabloc, studies underway, stories from regular users, and general information about inflammation and conditions anatabloc has a beneficial affect upon. I forgot to inquire about sales volume, but the presence of the 200ct bottle leads me to believe sales have not been as strong as a few months ago. I could be reading in something that isn't the case though. I just thought it was a bit odd they were still trying to unload the 200ct bottles.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    • Depending upon how large the issue is (how many 200ct were caught on the shelf), it seems it would be cost effective to return the bottles to the mfg plant and repackage in 300ct packages. Or, as some have mentioned, authorize a discount to clear them from the shelves. Now that I've said it, I see the discount is the way to go. Reduce the cost by whatever the unit cost would be to do the retraction and repackage, done. Odd they haven't authorized a discount or didn't have a plan in place for this prior to the launch. Maybe the delay in deliveries was the plan and they had assumed the shelves would have been cleaned out prior to the 300ct showing up. Oh well, interesting but not enough to judge the companies planning and decision making processes/people.

    • Maybe the anatabloc users are informed. They have been doing the same thing where I buy mine.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Blossom Hill Mall,San Jose CA had the 200 count for quite a while,even with the 300 available online.They wouldnt adjust the price.My bro in law,who always buys there,decided to buy from Star on auto instead.Too bad for GNC;bad business to try and pass off the old qty bottles at same price...

    • The clerk is simply trying to unload that 200ct bottle and has probably tried many times. Seems Anatabloc users are very astute. I would have offered $25 for it.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

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