Tupperware

Australia
March 18, 2010 10:03am CST
I was having a conversation with my boss the other day about Tupperware. We were discussing how expensive it has become (Australian $30 for a simple container). I said "Yeah but it comes with a lifetime guarantee!" To which my boss replied "But who can really be bothered to do that? You have to make phone calls and package it up and send it away, it's not worth it when you can buy decent quality containers at the supermarket for a quarter of the price". "You have a point there" I said. What do you think? How old is your oldest piece of Tupperware? Have you ever taken advantage of the lifetime guarantee?
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@drannhh (15235)
• United States
18 Mar 10
I am like your boss. I truly cannot be bothered with that. I did buy some veggie keepers for the fridge from a display in a shopping mall a few years back and they are nice, and were not yet available from the dollars stores at the time or I would never have spent that much on them. But I would never waste my time packing something up and arranging for a return, especially with shipping costs what they are. Good china and crystal would be the only things I would consider "lifetime" purchases -- for me just about everything else is disposable.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
19 Mar 10
My mom loves a good China each time..
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
19 Mar 10
China was the first nice thing my husband bought me, even before the wedding ring. It was on sale, but it is a beautiful set and I will always treasure it.
@Morleyhunt (20872)
• Canada
22 Oct 15
I have used the guarantee many times. The guarantee is not as inclusive as it once was.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
21 Mar 10
I used to go to a quite a few Tupperware parties a few years ago. These days I dread them because I generally feel obliged to buy something if I attend and I just don’t have the money for that kind of thing anymore. Tupperware is an excellent quality product, in fact I have canisters in my kitchen cupboard that I have been using for 25 years or more and a couple of years ago I replaced one of the lids by phoning the rep who obliged without a problem. The lifetime warranty is a good one and I doubt they get too many returns because Tupperware is definitely made to last.
• United States
20 Mar 10
I never paid really much attention to the guarantee on the tupperware but I know that $30.00 is way too much I have never heard of it being that high of a price for one container your boss is right go to the local stores much cheaper!!! Even try a Dollar store sometimes they have really nice and strong bowls and things like that for a dollar. Have a good day!!
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
19 Mar 10
We like just about every other Aussie I know have lots of Tupperware and know of at least one person who is a distributor for their products. We have had the stuff for as long as I can remember and we have had pieces replaced which was easy as we know someone who was hosting a party and my wife took it along and they replaced them. But like you say, it is not cheap,so most of our stuff is just the average containers that you buy from the supermarkets or discount stores now!
• United States
19 Mar 10
oh it definetly has got more expensive-they make sellers buy a kit too. no free samples.i've gotten to where i buy rubbermaid at the walmart anymore. and to be honest,i like the lids better. oldest..um..we have some from about 1966 still in use that were my mother's. we have had to call for new lids before-and they did honor it. but to be fair,it took over 35 years to break.
@umit_umit (1986)
• India
19 Mar 10
no i have never taken the advantage!but then it would be a very effective tool in selling the tupperware more!
@sid556 (30989)
• United States
19 Mar 10
I tend to agree with your boss. I mean the stuff is ok but you can buy stuff in walmart that maybe doesn't have the guarentee but serves the purpose as well. I had a measuring cup for years. It looked as old and dingy as it was when I finally tossed it. I haven't had tupperware that was any better than the stuff I get elsewhere. The only time I've ever bought it is when invited to a party and feel I have to. I mean, it's nice but the cheap ones last for a long time and it isn't a big loss when they get lost. my oldest piece of tupperware was one of those big measuring cups. I did love it but it had become so stained over the years . To turn it in, I'd have to go thru the procedure that your boss mentioned and I wouldn't even know where to look for product codes or address.It was nearly 30 yrs old when I got rid of it.
@neelimaravi (1794)
• India
19 Mar 10
hi coffeeshot, well, i am using tupperware storage items from 6 yrs, i didn't found any breakage or any other things, it suits for me.. and confertable too..
@ElicBxn (61069)
• United States
19 Mar 10
all my tupperware is inherited, now my mom got a couple of lids from a local outlet when the lids stopped working for her containers, but that was all I knew about it
• United States
19 Mar 10
I use to sell Tupperware back in the 70's. Didn't last long my supervisor lied to me and it almost cost me my fulltime job so I quit selling. Back then it was easy to do the warenty's but now it has gotten to be a bit difficult. In fact the last time I was going to have soemthing replaced there was a charge for shipping and handling and I said 'forget it!' for that I could buy a new container at WalMarts! I no longer buy tupperware because it has gotten to be so expensive. I have bought some great hinged, handle carrying, round and oblong containers that are made by -oops doesn't have a name on it-I got them for around $6 at WalMarts. They are perfect for a layered 10" cake or sheetcake also for cupcakes or cookies. My daughters liked them so well that they went and bought some too.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
19 Mar 10
My mom told me before that the quality of Tupperware is getting better or something. Hence, I think that's got something to do with the price hike or some sort. Lifetime guarantee? Hmmmm.. that sounds like a pretty much good deal, so that's why it's expensive perhaps? Since the maker of Tupperware knows the real quality to it and so with a lifetime guarantee. So far, my mom loves using Tupperware, she says it's a good brand of a lifetime.
@salonga (27830)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
I have several pieces of Tupperware products but have not really taken advantage of the lifetime guarantee. I am too busy to every bother about that. Indeed there are so many other decent and quality containers in the shop so why bother to have my old Tuppperwares changed when it is not a quick procedure anyway. I've actually not been buying any Tupperware for years. It has gone too expensive and I think it is not worth to buy a plastic product whether be it Tupperware or what.It is still plastic no matter what. The market has a lot more affordable stuffs to offer. I have learned to be wiser and more economical without sacrificing the quality of my housewares.
18 Mar 10
My partner has a Tupperware sandwich box that his Mum bought some time in the seventies, and he still uses it for his packed lunches for work every day. It's still as good as it always was - lol
• United States
18 Mar 10
My mom still has some tupperware from back in the 70's. It was the best becuase of the color match bowls and lids. And yes we have taken advantage of the lifetime guarantee on it; but only becuase we had a cousin that sold it at the time. She is still a consultant but does not actively sell so if we have a problem she will hand it for us. Often we buy our tupperware through yard sales or flea markets. This is a great place to buy pieces if you can find them becuase you can buy a bowl for less than a dollar. Much better than buying it at regular price and if it defective you can still send it back for replacement/credit.