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  Reply # 1859327 6-Sep-2017 05:08
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Rikkitic:

 

I don't actually care about saccharin or fluoride or anything else. I care about being able to choose what  I want, regardless of any other considerations. What I object to is lack of choice.

 

 

 

 

 



Supermarkets etc are not charities. If they are not making money from a product they won't stock it.

 

And there has been absolutely no evidence so far that this is even a decision made by the Foodstuffs. For all we know it could simply be the supplier pulling the product (which happens very regularly).

 

 


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  Reply # 1859328 6-Sep-2017 05:11
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kiwigeek1:

 

looks like others finding it hard to get macleans as well..

 

so colgate taking over?

 

 

 

https://homepaddock.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/why-are-foodstuffs-blocking-macleans/

 

 

There are plenty of Macleans products in the New World stores I shop at. Looking at their online shopping Thorndon New World stock 11 different variants of Macleans toothpaste.

 

At the end of the day Colgate is the #1 toothpaste in the FMCG market by quite some distance.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1859341 6-Sep-2017 07:31
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kiwigeek1:

anyhow it takes 47 tubes of paste to kill you if swallowed apparently.. lol cant imagine trying to


eat and swallow one .



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  Reply # 1859346 6-Sep-2017 07:52
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Rikkitic:

 

Sorry I should have been clearer. I haven't been able to get the original for years. I'm talking here about the Mint. I don't like it as much, but I have got used to it.

 

Apparently I was talking about something different without realising it. I'd forgotten about the other flavour; I'd also been getting the mint one. But a while ago they slightly changed the packaging and they also changed the product because it left a nasty aftertaste that wasn't there before. I managed to find a couple of tubes of the "previous version" but have almost run out.


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  Reply # 1859576 6-Sep-2017 11:58
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Wow!  Amazing to see people being so passionate about toothpaste, and being so brassed off when their favourite brand is removed from shelves!

 

@kiwigeek1 - contact the distributor/manufacturer and ask them to continue selling it just for your benefit.  But don't be surprised if they say yes at a charge of several thousand dollars per tube to you...


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Assuming it is still being manufactured... Open your own shop.  Stock the stuff.  Problem solved.

 

Until then you will have to choose from the products businesses owned and operated by other people choose to stock. Or pay the shipping costs and import your own.

 

Shops aren't obliged to stock tooth paste at all.  They do stock some to make a profit.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1859594 6-Sep-2017 12:18
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kiwigeek1:

 

I dont think we care if its small shops buying it... still the best toothpaste I never get new fillings

 

just replacing old ones and places of wear.. never had tartar build up

 

epsc if you clean teeth 5 times a day.. I clean when fury

 

 

 

and even the mint one runs out some months. people that used to get original being forced

 

to change clearly.

 

 

 

and it dont kill you or affect your hormones

 

 

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11892778

 

 

You brush 5 times per day??

 

Pretty sure that would be pretty bad for the enamel (if you have any left) on your teeth.

 

I use whatever toothpaste is on special, on an OralB electric toothbrush at most twice a day. Smooth as.


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Dried powdered rodent brains are an alternative toothpaste, according to the Romans 





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  Reply # 1859606 6-Sep-2017 12:25
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I do avoid triclosan.  That stuff is nasty.





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Get false teeth and use the dishwasher tongue-out





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Eeew you just put me off my lunch!

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MikeAqua:

 

Assuming it is still being manufactured... Open your own shop.  Stock the stuff.  Problem solved.

 

Until then you will have to choose from the products businesses owned and operated by other people choose to stock. Or pay the shipping costs and import your own.

 

Shops aren't obliged to stock tooth paste at all.  They do stock some to make a profit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

tonnes on amazon for a few quid


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kiwigeek1:

 

exactly Rikk but seems most here are zombies.. accept and move on types. dont buck the system

 

or big shops profits :)

 

 

Most of the replies I have read on this thread seem well thought out and reasonable... maybe some people being flippant are simply responding to your passionate (read slightly aggressive) posting style, but then most are apparently zombies so that is to be expected. I am extremely surprised @sbiddle remained as calm and reasonable as he did.  Well done than man.  - Oops sorry I am off topic... I should read the FUG more often ;)





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MikeB4:

 

Dried powdered rodent brains are an alternative toothpaste, according to the Romans 

 

 

As a zombie, that's my preference!


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  Reply # 1859689 6-Sep-2017 13:34
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To get back to the toothpaste, I hope Aim doesn't disappear completely. I have tried others over the years. I prefer it for a reason. While it is true that shops have no obligation to please their customers, it is also true that customers have no obligation to spend their money with a business that treats them with arrogant dismissiveness. Some shops, mostly overseas, have learned this lesson and stock things they don't make money on for the sake of customer goodwill. Now that American businesses like Amazon are discovering New Zealand, maybe they will come in, do the same thing, and take over while New Zealand shopkeepers are left wondering what happened to their captive cash cows. If you want people to spend their money with you, it helps to try to accommodate them a little.

 

If the only toothpaste remaining to me is Colgate, I will return to baking soda. It works better than rats' brains.

 

 





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