Trollbeads Valentine’s Day 2018 Starter Bangles Debut

This Trollbeads blog alerts readers to the launch of the Trollbeads Valentine’s Day 2018 starter bangles at a promotional price

Today sees the launch of the Trollbeads Valentine’s Day 2018 starter bangles for the USA at a really appealing promotional price. They’re based on the Trollbeads Copper Bangles with copper being the metal of love apparently, so they have a warm aesthetic for the day. The bangles are available from today (January the 29th) until midnight on February the 14th.

Trollbeads Valentine's Day 2018

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Trollbeads Valentine’s Day 2018 Starter Bangles

Each bangle comes with a pair of complimentary copper spacers and the Trollbeads Pink Prism as a focal point. They’re retailing at just $69. To purchase the components individually is $110, indeed the bangles alone are $55 so you’re saving $41 per set.

Trollbeads Valentine's Day 2018

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Trollbeads Valentine's Day 2018

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Trollbeads Valentine’s Day 2018 Starter Bangles Ordering Details

For those of you keen to take advantage of the new offer, you can order directly from Trollbeads USA (please note the link is affiliate) from February the 1st but they can only ship within their own market. Alternatively my independent retail partners below can all ship globally and are able to accept orders immediately!

Trollbeads Valentine’s Day 2018 Starter Bangles Summary

This is another perfect opportunity to indulge in the copper bangles at a promotional price. It’s a lovely hue for the spring and summer season. For bangle wearers there’s usually always a reason to add another (at least that’s how it is for me, I never have enough bangles!)

For those of you who have been coveting the Valentine’s Day campaign image as much as I have (pictured below,) it’s also a great chance to recreate that. Even if you have no immediate use for the Pink Prism, the bangle and pair of spacers alone purchased separately would cost more than this set.

Trollbeads Rose Spacer

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As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the new Trollbeads Valentine’s Day 2018 starter bangles? Will you be indulging? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. Jo

    I love this. I wish it was available in the UK as the price is brilliant! I wonder how much import tax would be if I bought one – does anyone know?

    • endangeredtrolls

      Well firstly it depends if it gets stopped or not.

      If it does it’s the UK VAT at 20% and any administration costs they add.

  2. Ashley

    Hello Victoria,
    I may take advantage of this deal. I’m new to the trollbeads bangle but the price is very tempting. I have the 2017 catalog so I can plan what I want to put on it. I’m loving the new roses spacer as well.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I agree the Rose Spacer looks beautiful πŸ˜€ It’s a fabulous price for the bangle sets :O

  3. Lola

    This is great. I love copper bangles and spacers, never have enough. I’ll buy from the US tho as a duty free gift from friends πŸ˜€ given Canada still hasn’t lowered prices. One retailer here doing online sales has lowered some prices, including bangles, but has only one size available. I can’t get any answer from Trolll Canada on the price balancing, so I’ll ask a retailer what’s up. They’ll lose business if they don’t lower their prices.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I’m so sorry, I have no idea what’s going on in Canada. Did you try to reach out to them via social media? Sometimes that can get a faster response πŸ™‚

      • Lola

        Yes I did on Facebook, but no reply, but then they haven’t updated their Canada page since October 2017 with a cover photo, and August for an actual post. I can’t see the US page, just get redirected. I think Canada isn’t an important market for them, and that’s understandable; the brand is not huge here. Good thing the US is an important market and so close!!

        • endangeredtrolls

          I had no idea πŸ™ I’m so sorry! πŸ™

  4. Ashley

    If I get the correct size, will this fall off easily?

    • endangeredtrolls

      If you’re wearing the correct size, it shouldn’t really move at all let alone fall off :O

  5. Marikaisa

    Wish we had these amazing promo’s in Europe… import taxes are high, even with free shipping…. seems europe isn’t really going for the deals at the moment. And soooo many UK retailers are letting go of Trollbeads, its not even funny anymore!
    Perlen is still not allowed to sell Trollbeads, so I’m quit curious as what is going on!

    • Pippa

      I admit to being curious as what happened with them too and Victoria may not be able to ethically discuss even if she knows something. From my very limited knowledge Trollbeads had issues going way back with them and another Danish retailer selling at below retail prices. And they was always running the B5G1 (or whatever) promo along with discounted gemstone beads and other sales or promos that only they were offering. It is my understanding that the contracts that retailers have to sign in order to be able to carry a given company (Trollbeads, Pandora, Ohm, etc.) can be very strict particularly fir retailers selling online.
      Now this part is complete speculation on my part. I think they had been pushing to the very edge of their contract, possibly overstepping what they were allowed to do for some time. I’m guessing there were lots of warnings and such, and possibly legal actions on one or both sides, and that TB finally just said enough or some time period stipulated in the contract or whatever, allowed TB to pull the line.
      I am not trying to take sides – my first reaction was shock and dismay and it seemed very unfair that it happened so quickly and they weren’t allowed to sell off their current inventory or even fill customer pre-orders (that one seemed particularly wrong and I hope something was worked out for those customers to be sure they didn’t miss out on anything – though TB LE releases don’t seem to sell out like Ohms do. But there are always at least two sides to an issues and I know I’m in no position to judge. I like the retailer and have always gotten excellent service from them as well as good prices. I really like that they carry a wide range of brands – it makes it easy to find and try out different beads and also is nice to be able to shop at one place for a bit of this and that and get combined shipping.

      From my greater understanding of contracts like these used by certain European toy manufacturers such as Lego and Playmobil (both of which I love), there are very strict controls placed on pricing and sales allowed by retailers and on internet sales.

      Pardon, my tangent but as a public accountant, I find the business side of things very interesting. Even taxes! It can be almost as fun as talking about beads πŸ˜‰

      I am sorry to keep on hearing that more retailers in the UK are dropping Trollbeads. It the US it might seem like we have a lot of retailers but I think many of them are struggling too. I live basically 10 miles out from the center of Washington DC which has grown phenomenally in the past 10 years in terms of retail but not for Trollbeads – there are still Pandora stores everywhere. I used to have 2 concept stores within 20 minutes and another 2-4 within an hour and a bunch of retailers who carried the line almost all who have closed in the past 5 or so years.
      I had a coupon that can only use at a concept store or at Trollbeads USA online – it’s only for 10% orders over $50 but this would at least offset sales tax – and I’d really like to be able to go and shop in person for some of the retiring production beads. Fortunately I tried to look up what I thought was the last remaining concept store in the area (almost a 90 minute drive each way depending on traffic) – turns out they closed. The person at Trollbeads was very nice and seemed to feel bad about it and said they want to have more stores but the closest concept store to me is over 3 hours away. There are 3 retailers who still sell TB 45-60 minutes from wear I live and the closest which I have been too does not have a large selection and I’m wary of the other two. Though we are fortunate in the US to have about four TB with substantial online stores and two with smaller online stores.

      All told, I don’t see that Trollbeads is catering to the US market. Over the course of the last year I have seen plenty of good promotions that were for various markets as well as beads exclusive to other markets (neither of ours – Japan and Prague).

      I really am not aiming this at you – I realize that the UK was on the wrong end of the recent price adjustments, but except for gold, bangles and the odd bead here and there our prices in the US didn’t drop, and I think much of the gold dropped everywhere.
      Maybe this is a case of the grass always looking greener on the other side. πŸ™‚

      • endangeredtrolls

        Yeah I can’t discuss Perlen. It’s their affair and I’m sure they are making public as much or as little as they choose to. I don’t work with them any longer so I don’t even know what happened anyway and as you said; there’s always two sides to every story regardless. The only people who really need to know are Trollbeads and Perlen. I wish them all the best in their future.

        In regards to favouritism of the US market though. I agree with you. I don’t think Trollbeads HQ in Denmark are trying to favour the US. I think the US have a very pro-active, energetic distribution team right now and that’s great. That doesn’t mean that Trollbeads HQ are going out of their way to favour the US in any sense. No one was particularly concerned about the fact that up until a few weeks ago, it was cheaper for US collectors to shop in Europe. Even at that point collectors were claiming the US was being favoured, despite the fact their prices were out of line. I think like with any business some distributors are going to work out better than others and lets not forget that those distributors will be under contract too… so even assuming HQ in Denmark identify what they deem to be a problem or an under performing distributor, they can’t just “get rid of them” like that.

        Every time events roll around I hear similar things. “It’s not fair that all of the events are in the US.” Well.. that’s not really Trollbeads HQs fault either. Yes the USA have some big retailers and they are willing to throw a lot of money at events. We used to have one event in Europe hosted by Heidi’s in Austria but clearly they decided for whatever reason that it was no longer worth the time and effort. Was that reason financial? Maybe. We also had the UK convention at a former Trollbeads retailer. Again I have no idea why they opted to stop hosting those. Regardless those events are run by retailers – though Trollbeads US also hold some in concept store events too.

        But just because the US distributor seems to be so proactive right now, doesn’t mean that HQ are deliberately favouring anyone. It means that Trollbeads USA are doing a great job (though I’m sure as always there are people out there who disagree.) That doesn’t STOP other distributors following suit. Germany has just gotten a new distributor as of January the 1st. Maybe they’ll end up being amazing. Again that won’t mean HQ is going out of their way to favour Germany. It will mean the new distributor is amazing.

        Let’s move it away from beads. There are three Starbucks in Denmark. I happen to be a coffee addict. Do I blame Starbucks HQ for the fact I can’t get any with 5 minutes drive? No. Do I think whoever is running the Danish leg of their operation suck? Absolutely. I’m also annoyed I cannot get pumpkin spiced lattes here. Do I think that the mother company in the USA have a personal vendetta against Denmark and are thus denying me my pumpkin lattes? No. Do I think the Danish distributor probably decided our market don’t WANT pumpkin coffee? Absolutely. Do I think they’re wrong? Yes… but maybe they’re not. Maybe it’s just me that wants it.

        • Andrea

          Oh, you must do a pumpkin spiced latte bracelet!
          I’ve never had the drink and can’t even imagine what it would taste like, but I can picture the bracelet perfectly. πŸ™‚

        • Ilse

          I guess I’m really lucky with a Trollbeads dealer in my town just a few miles away and next to my workplace a Starbucks with (seasonal) pumpkin spice lattes. Counting my blessings here! And to get back to beads, that rose spacer looks really good.

  6. Dawn

    Trollbeads.com keeps taking this promo off their Web page. The copper bangle was how I found the brand and was going to be my first purchase. I message them on Facebook and they had it up on Friday finally but now it is gone.

    Disappointing to say the least. This could be why they have trouble marketing if they keep removing advertised promotions so folks cannot order.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hi.

      I have no idea what the issue is with Trollbeads USA but there are retailers in the article that you can shop with πŸ™‚

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