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  Reply # 1859712 6-Sep-2017 14:00
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1st world problems......

 

I don't think I have ever seen advertising for Aim toothpaste which is probably why no one sells it anymore, why would a supermarket give shelf space to a product they only might sell a handful off a month.

 

 

 

Have you tried to see if your dentist can source it?


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  Reply # 1859722 6-Sep-2017 14:15
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Why all the hate for Colgate?





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  Reply # 1859755 6-Sep-2017 14:54
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No hate. Just can't stand the stuff. Why all the reluctance to consider alternatives?

 

 





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  Reply # 1859756 6-Sep-2017 14:57
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Rikkitic:

 

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.

 

 

 

 

The more this thread goes of the crazier it gets.

 

Everybody thinks the locally owned New World supermarket is evil and has dumped the product - yet there hasn't been a single piece of evidence posted to back this up. The evil big Australian company that makes Aim may have decided to remove it from the market. We simply don't know.

 

As for Amazon coming over and taking over I really do have to wonder if you really know what you're in for. Have you looked at Amazon's entry into the grocery market? It's through their own vary carefully controlled stores that stock the biggest and best selling products. It's acquisition of Wholefoods also targets a similar strategy. Amazon aren't dumb - they know what dead inventory doesn't make money so they sell what sells. That means a product such as Aim toothpaste is highly unlikely to be in their grocery stores.

 

 




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  Reply # 1859761 6-Sep-2017 15:16
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So Sheple... just heard back from the producer

 

 

 

not good news .. and still yet to source a method to buy it again

 

 

 

Dear customer

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, AIM Original Toothpaste is no longer available in Christchurch. We are sorry for the inconvenience but it is the supermarkets who wield the power these days and decide what products they want to stock. If it were up to us, you would get our products available everywhere.

 

 

 

With our online website, we do not currently have international delivery option - it is only delivered within Australia. Please accept our sincerest apologies.

 

 

 

 

Best Wishes,

 

Deepti

 

 




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  Reply # 1859768 6-Sep-2017 15:28
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Ebay supplier, also replied saying they cant ship overside australia??

 

 

 

sounds like we need a ebay NZ

 

 

 

is it banned for overseas direct selling cos of chemicals?


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  Reply # 1859769 6-Sep-2017 15:28
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There you go. It is the evil supermarkets.





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  Reply # 1859770 6-Sep-2017 15:34
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So Sheple... just heard back from the producer

 

 

 

not good news .. and still yet to source a method to buy it again

 

 

 

Dear customer

 

  Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, AIM Original Toothpaste is no longer available in Christchurch. We are sorry for the inconvenience but it is the supermarkets who wield the power these days and decide what products they want to stock. If it were up to us, you would get our products available everywhere.   With our online website, we do not currently have international delivery option - it is only delivered within Australia. Please accept our sincerest apologies.   Best Wishes, Deepti

 

 

 

So you have called folks here zombies and sheple. hmmmm you might want to acquaint yourself with this ... https://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=1046





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kiwigeek1:

 

Dear customer

 

  Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, AIM Original Toothpaste is no longer available in Christchurch. We are sorry for the inconvenience but it is the supermarkets who wield the power these days and decide what products they want to stock. If it were up to us, you would get our products available everywhere.   With our online website, we do not currently have international delivery option - it is only delivered within Australia. Please accept our sincerest apologies.   Best Wishes, Deepti

 

Do they have some kind of exclusive-distributorship contract with supermarkets in Chch? Otherwise, surely they're free to sell to any other distributor there? So, why aren't they marketing to alternative retailers like $2 shops or Uncle Bills or corner dairies or whatever?

 

My reading is that they've become fat and lazy, and dependent on the supermarket chains to be their marketing department. Maybe toothpaste manufacturers are like those little birds that live by cleaning crocodiles' teeth.

 

Maybe the OP should just look to buy one of those little birds?

 

 




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  Reply # 1859775 6-Sep-2017 15:43
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Sheple for obvious reasons..

 

 

 

yes Big markets (or their distributors) siding with big brands

 

I dont think a 1 inch row of paste stacked next to the mint brand would be much shelve space

 

 

 

lets face it.. people are influenced by tv marketing and big markets use subliminal signage and tactics and even

 

smells to get people to buy stuff as impulses

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1859778 6-Sep-2017 15:46
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thats the question I guess.

 

 

 

dont make sense any of it.. and saying put up or walk

 

 

 

or she-d be right attitude is not the answer.

 

 

 

I bet if colgate was pulled.. it would be on the tv news!


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Is anyone else having vague flashbacks of Dougal Stevenson fronting ads for Aim back in the 80s? Or is it just my mind playing tricks on me?


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  Reply # 1859818 6-Sep-2017 17:06
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alasta:

 

Is anyone else having vague flashbacks of Dougal Stevenson fronting ads for Aim back in the 80s? Or is it just my mind playing tricks on me?

 

 

The only old toothpaste Adv I get flash backs to was that terrible one with the lady showing that blue dye gets into chalk and an Aussie accent ...eet does geeet eeennn





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  Reply # 1859822 6-Sep-2017 17:18
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its not the only product I cant get any more ENO original.. the lemon causes side effects

 

 

 

just heard from countdown.. they are looking in to it/

 

 

 

but theres just one big distribution center some HEAD there makes the decisions to import

 

the shops buy from there only it seems.. why competition is good

 

 

 

as for the chalk and dye I believe it was mccleans.. it does get in..




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  Reply # 1859823 6-Sep-2017 17:20
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other centers in NZ might import it and may offer to post it..

 

 

 

other then that I have to see if can get relatives in aus to send me some.

 

but its hard to pay them with paypal if dont use it themselves

 

 

 

crazy really.


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