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Cologne testers?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by F4iryder14, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. F4iryder14

    F4iryder14 Senior member

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    Greetings gentlemen, I was looking to purchase some Kenneth Cole cologne off of E-Bay and see a lot of testers floating around for very cheap prices. My question - is a tester as good as a so called "normal" bottle of cologne, or are they best avoided due to possible age/chemical potency concerns? Â The description of one of the colognes (link at bottom) says they are the same, but of course that is the person trying to sell said item. Â Any advice or thoughts you guys have would be great. Â Thanks. Kevin http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....y=11846
     
  2. freakseam

    freakseam Senior member

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    I place little credence on tester/sample colognes for the possible reasons you supply.
     
  3. mrprlover

    mrprlover Senior member

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    From the experience that I've had with them...yes they are the same. Cologne reps are given a certain amount of quote testers to use at their disposal. Sometimes...they are given to customers (perhaps to meet sales quota) when they purchase a 'regular' cologne at 'regular' price. The only thing is that testers are not to be sold. I've used/been given some and can attest they are the same.

    *Then again I don't sell cologne or work at Saks selling KC so someone who does might 'actually' know.* For 20 pesos you can't beat it. =]
     
  4. aybojs

    aybojs Senior member

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    I'm not as sure about ebay, but lots of good discount cologne stores online like scentiments and perfumebay sell testers at a reduced price as well. I've ordered a good deal of them and have never noticed any lack of potency, quality, etc. The only real difference is you get a bottle with "tester" labelled on it and none of the fancy packaging.
     
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  6. F4iryder14

    F4iryder14 Senior member

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    Sounds good. Thanks guys.

    Kevin
     

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