aji1480 - 4:48 pm on Jun 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
@badbadmonkey & planet13, thank you also for your response. the first reason why I go this far is that I don't my customers to see 404 page or sorry page because in my opinion when they went all the way to my site and only to find sorry page then they can easily jump ship to other site looking for the same and available product. This is why I want to rederict them to another product page temporarily that have similarity,that's why I need 302 (redirect to other page with similar content). This way at least we can amuse them and hold them awhile rather then bounce back to search engine.
Our ecommerce business handles planty of vendors across the country,and sometime it would take sometime to negotiate with them over prices. When this happened I want to temporarily deactivate their page.
Hope my explaination above helps to understand why I need 302 :)