Nikken’s annual North American convention is coming up on October 15, less than a month from now. You may be thinking, “So what! Why should I care?” Well, let me tell you why you care.
- The convention means that new products are coming.
- With new products coming, something has to be discontinued to make room.
- I’m giving you 15% off on the items that are about to be discontinued.
This year Nikken is discontinuing some pretty popular items, the Aqua Pour and Aqua Pour Deluxe water filtration systems, the Elastomag magnetic support wraps, and the magnetic chain necklaces. They will be officially discontinued on October 1, 2011 and available to order by phone while supplies last.
PiMag Aqua Pour and Aqua Pour Deluxe
The Aqua Pour is the extremely popular free-standing gravity water filter and the Aqua Pour Deluxe is the version of the Aqua Pour that sits on a water cooler base. It is Nikken’s lowest cost water filter and pays for itself versus bottled water in a very short time.
Why would you want to buy a water filtration system that has been discontinued? There are several reasons really. For one, I’m not sure what is coming to replace it. I think it is safe to say that there is something coming at the convention and, based on the water bottle that was introduced in July, it should be the best water filtration system that Nikken has ever launched. With that said, the price on the new item will probably be higher than the price on the Aqua Pour.
The biggest concern with buying an Aqua Pour now is how long Nikken will provide the replacement parts. I heard someone say that Nikken’s policy is to support discontinued items for 6 years. I haven’t seen that in writing but my experience is that everything that has been discontinued since I started has been supported for at least 5 years. Assuming that I am still here in another 5 years, I will let you know when I find out that they are discontinuing the replacement parts so that you can stock up.
And there is that 15% discount I mentioned.
Elastomag Magnetic Support Wraps
The Elastomag support wraps are also scheduled to go on October 1. In the three and a half years that I have been online more people have ordered Elastomag wraps from my website than any other item except for the Aqua Pour replacement parts.
The other magnetic wraps that I have seen available online specify a number of magnets that they have in their wrap, which means that they don’t have complete magnetic coverage. The Elastomag wraps are different. The material of the wrap itself is magnetic, so you can’t really specify a number of magnets and you have complete magnetic coverage. If you could count the magnets, it would be more than what the others offer. Add on to that the gentle warming effect of the special fibers that are also in these wraps and you have something really good.
Again, why order them if they are discontinued? The answer is because I have no idea what is coming. These wraps are very popular, so I would assume that there is something coming to take their place, but I don’t know what that might be. That and the fact that I don’t recall ever seeing the price of new items to be less than the price of the earlier item.
And don’t forget that 15% discount.
Finally, there are the magnetic necklaces. These are simple magnetic link necklaces in gold and white gold. To be honest, I’m guessing that these are being discontinued because more people are buying the PowerBand necklaces instead. While these necklaces have more magnets, the PowerBands are much more affordable.
The only reason to get one of these chain necklaces is if you want something a little more subtle and a lot more classy looking. There may be a replacement coming at the convention but I’m not betting on it.
One More Thing
I have put the 15% discount codes at the tops of the pages with the discontinued items. You can get to the items and the codes by clicking the links or the pictures above where I talked about each of the items.
I’m going to let you in on one more little secret only for the people who have read all the way through this page. I cannot put a discount code on a single item. I can only set a percentage, a start date, and an end date. That means that you can use any discount code you see on this website for everything you order regardless of whether you order the “discounted item” or not. The percentage is 15% and the end date is October 1, the day the items get discontinued.