What do we feel about cost of Oud oils?

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What do we feel about cost of Oud oil?

  1. Way Overpriced

    26 vote(s)
    37.1%
  2. High

    28 vote(s)
    40.0%
  3. Unreasonable

    3 vote(s)
    4.3%
  4. Fair

    13 vote(s)
    18.6%
  5. Cheap

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Way too cheap

    0 vote(s)
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  1. F4R1d0uX

    F4R1d0uX Resident Artisan

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    My bottles sold at 62€, client told me I made the deal of my life you should charge higher, another took 3 oils and told me they are lovely at a very fair price but on top of that they are happy and that's the most important ...

    Clients will continue to buy 700$/bottle because it's their pleasure not your duty to control it, competitors regulates the market there are bros now doing super oud at more than a fair price choice is not limited to 3 sellers...

    Maybe you should focus on being happy with sellers who bring you joy and forget the others ...
     
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  2. Habz786

    Habz786 Resident Artisan

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    @firdaous those Ensar oils were sold a while ago where raw material was cheaper etc also i think Zackariya is Burmese. If magically they reappear after the final bottle is sold today i think they would sell for alot more than kaylani. If an oil i feel is too expensive and i really enjoy it i go for a smaller ammount if its above my means. Taha has been working hard cooking some real low yield oils which he may not realise due to the cost.
     
  3. firdaous

    firdaous Oud Kinamic

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    @Habz786 NOT TRUE please check the marketplace section Yunus sold for it's original price or a little bit higher and "also i think Zackariya is Burmese" TRUE but look after some really nice hindis like Hudhayl, Chamkeila (Assam) or some Manipur distillations like Meitei or Royal Imphal to come way cheaper than kaylani.
    Agree with the rest of your post.
     
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  4. firdaous

    firdaous Oud Kinamic

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    We are speaking about hindis buddy not about thai ! I did not smell your 62e oil but I know that Zak(AgarwoodAssam) sold his Manek for $65 or $70/3g :Thumbsup:
    My advice next time charge your customers higher than that so you can be able to buy a Kaylani bottle :)
     
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  5. F4R1d0uX

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    You received 2 samples of them you are free to smell them :Thumbsup:.
     
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  6. F4R1d0uX

    F4R1d0uX Resident Artisan

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    Huddhayl is a fantastic oil and cheaper true.
    Metei is a fantastic oil at fraction price :Thumbsup:
     
  7. firdaous

    firdaous Oud Kinamic

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    Oh or maybe the non barn modern distillation "à la Occidentale" are more expansive but wait no I am wrong....EO - Assam3000 $550/3g !
     
  8. firdaous

    firdaous Oud Kinamic

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    No need thanks already Sold out :)
     
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  9. Nikhil S

    Nikhil S Resident Reviewer

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    The magic ingredient makes Oud expensive. One that has to be imported from the land of Unicorns and Transformers. Its called MARKETINGOL. Lol. Just trying to cheer everyone up. Price depends on demand. Only one thing can level it COMPETITION. I am sure with recognition of other talented distillers things will get more accessible. That is the only solution.
     
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  10. firdaous

    firdaous Oud Kinamic

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    @Nikhil S your words are gold !
    My reaction is a little bit "rude" because I am quite surprised that some folks which shared my point of view regarding Oud prices in the past are suddenly singing and praising a nice hindi oil for sure on sale for $750/3g ...
     
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  11. Ouddict

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    Wow Nikhil... I'm truly stunned at your comment. You DO get it! Some vendors are better at marketing than others, but I've sampled Ouds from many vendors now and can see that there are many who have fantastic Ouds.

    I used to limit myself to a single vendor due to his marketing genius, but have realised that there is a much bigger world out there with great Ouds at fair prices.
     
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  12. F4R1d0uX

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    That was my point but doesnt seemed to be understood ...

    But still I maintain kaylani top oil even if I wont buy it !
     
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  13. Habz786

    Habz786 Resident Artisan

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    Sorry if i wasnt clear what i meant is if Ensar was to sell them on his website. I didnt mean private sales through forums there are many generous ouddicts here. Yes Zak has really brought out some gems at fantastic prices many of those if they were distilled today i'm sure would command higher prices, however infact as they are aged im sure Zak could have charged more for that aspect also. Again vendors operate as they wish and thats to their choice and advantage/disadvantage
     
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  14. Nikhil S

    Nikhil S Resident Reviewer

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    @firdaous @Ouddict @F4R1d0uX
    Dear sirs. I am an Oud Devotee. For me its all about Oud talking to me. I dont care where it comes from and how special the story behind it is. I have left all those thought behind in my journey. Oud is like other hobbies too and it is also like other business. Reselling/marketing is a part of it. We as buyers also make quick judgement at times and sometimes get carried away by emotions. I have my respect for the sellers they do a massive amount of hardwork and they also have to spend for oils that go waste in experimenting. They get cheated too. Plus trust me its a matter of life and death esp in jungle areas. I know it very well. At the same time my concern is also with buyers who are loyalists. I dont think you can find more loyal fans of Oud outside these two forums. So my ultimate goal is to try everything and everyone. At the end I know not all distillers can make all regional profiles equal. X is master of sinensis y is master of hindi...etc. so I buy assorted stuff. I come here to relax and share my love for Oud. Evey discussion bring s new frontiers to my learning. But at the end of the day its hobby for me and livelihood for the sellers. And the only solution for price levelling in any walk of life is competition. Healthy and fruitful growth of all. Its not a Utopian thought at all. Why to sadden ourselves with unimportant arguments ? :) Oud out everyone. Just my 2 cents.
     
  15. Ouddict

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    Some great points there Nikhil... And you summed up the reason why we launched Ouddict in two great points:

    1. Your ultimate goal to try everything and everyone
    2. Healthy and fruitful growth for all. It's not a utopian thought at all!

    Indeed, oud does not have to be a zero sum game where someone has to win and another has to lose.

    Hats off to you sir...

    :cool:
     
  16. Faizal_p

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    Hello Nikhil, thank you for your comments. Also reading further down I see the beast of competition and fair pricing has arisen again. I think there is a step in the right direction from the new competitors now on the market offering lower priced oils, however people will buy what they want. As vendors we will put our products out there, some marketing will follow however it is upto the customer and their right to buy what they want. Education, sampling and experience will invariably open up paths however trying from trusted sources is the most secure option for newbies.
    Also higher priced oils should be offering something unique to a consumer, the quality, experience, aroma have to be a step up from general oils to validate the pricing.
     
  17. Habz786

    Habz786 Resident Artisan

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    Also theres nothing wrong with praising an oil even if you feel its overpriced, its the smell which is the number one factor for me then the price! If an oil too expensive i settle with a sample and appreciate the scent as someone once said "the oils are innocent and human beings arent"
     
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  18. Nikhil S

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    @Habz786 My dear sir. I have seen Unicorns and chatted with Harry Potter. Esp when I am at the peak on Kyara Inhalation. Its not a regular Kyara. I got it from a ming dynasty KohDo shifu who has the gift of immortality. All I had to was tell him where he could find Kalakassi 150 at wholesale price. Trust me.
     
  19. firdaous

    firdaous Oud Kinamic

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    @Faizal_p YESSSSSSS Bro !!! you ring my bell especially with your last sentence :clapping::clapping::clapping:
     
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  20. Ouddict

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    :Roflmao:
     
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