2/11/2012

Laurebelle Couture Exclusive "Glam Addict" Giselle

The latest lottery for members of the W Club is an European exclusive Giselle called Glam Addict. This doll is very beautiful and has a stylish fashion that comes with additional shoes and accessories. It's being called a mini giftset. The price for US and Canadian customers is $150. plus either $15. or $25. respectively for shipping.  The price for the rest of the world is EU 140 ($185.33) + EU 30 ($40.) for shipping. The difference in price has many Europeans howling with dismay. After all, if this is a European exclusive, why are the Europeans paying so much more? The answer was a mixture of shipping costs, VAT, customs and whatever other taxes and duties exist. Laurence explained that she is pre-paying certain of these fees which would normally fall to the buyers and so these costs must be passed on. It's quite a burden for overseas collectors. But...maybe they don't have to pay for health insurance. Perhaps their income taxes are proportionally lower. There's always some other benefit to offset these issues.






The lottery closes on February 14. I have entered but my luck in the past 3 years has not been good. This is probably the best looking Giselle so far and I don't have any in my collection. I would restyle her hair done in a more glamorous Hollywood style to suit the fashion.

10 comments:

  1. She's absolutely beautiful...
    Kinda relieved I didnt join the club this year tho - I would be broke for the entire year before the first quarter is up! lol

    Good luck to all that entered the lottery! :)

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    1. I know exactly what you mean.
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  2. I am hoping to win her too Terri! She's very dramatic and I do love the entire ensemble.
    Wishing us both luck!

    hugs,
    dal :0)

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  3. I really,really,really want her. Good luck to all who've entered.

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    1. Really, really, really, really???
      Good luck, dear.
      T

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  4. I am not entering. I decided she wasn't for me.

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  5. Beautiful doll, and the accessories are fabulous, but I am really thinking whether or not I want to add more Integrity dolls to my collection, because of the yellowing and cracking problems.
    I am not sure if they warrant their high price point, considering that a nude Syb or a JamieShow is not that much more money and should last longer than a few years without disintegrating in the box.

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  6. I want her so bad! :) She's very beautiful! :)

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  7. I think today might be the day to find out who won..this is the first time for a lottery that I feel like I don't have a hope in h*ll on getting a doll, some members have even publicly recruited other members to enter for them...so people who don't even want her and would not have normally even entered have made the chances even slimmer! I paid for several memberships for the opportunity to get the dolls I want, but I don't even think those extra dollars will matter too much on this one! sigh...on to the next doll! lol

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