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  1. pc_jessica

    pc_jessica Advanced Member

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    so im getting ready to do my second sample order (had to split it up until i got my last pc check)...and i am wondering what i should get...i keep debating on the martini glasses...do you think these are a must? do you think customers are more apt to buy them if they can see them? same with the ice bucket and shaker? as well as the ss colanders??? thoughts from those who have purchased them or those that decided not to...TIA
     
    Sep 3, 2009
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  2. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    I alwaysh shay zat martooni glashes are a muscht.
     
  3. pampered.chris

    pampered.chris Veteran Member Gold Member

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    HaHa KG! That was funny!

    I am now trying to get rid of too much PC stuff. I am sticking to only buying what I will use. Saves you money. Somethings do need to be seen but I think if you have an item from each group of things (stoneware, cookware, simple additions) then the quality will speak for itself. If you really like the dots martini glasses, then get them!!
     
  4. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Ditto Chris!!!! I've been having a "clearing out the closet" sale because of this very thing!!!
     
    Sep 3, 2009
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  5. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Jessica, I don't think they are a must- any of those items, but if you will use them (i.e. bites and bevs parties or you will use them at home) then get them!

    Personally, we have about 18 martini glasses at home already lol and I will never bring glassware to shows (I am way too clumsy) so the martini glasses are not on my list. But I think I will be getting the shaker at least for bites and bevs shows so I can make martinis!
     
    Sep 4, 2009
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  6. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    Of the items you mentioned, I did decide to buy the shaker. It isn't something I usually would buy, but it thought it would show what the double walled construction looks like. It looks a lot better in person that in the catalog. I passed on the ice bucket, because I thought my customers would get a good enough idea of what it is going to be like by looking at the shaker. Just my opinion, I might be wrong... :cool:
     
  7. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I bought the shaker and ice bucket and martini glasses...because I don't have any of those types of items for my own personal use, and because the shaker does look so much better in person. I am going to start bringing the wine glasses and martini glasses to shows (1 of each). I brought out the wine glasses recently and got my first sale of them, and a friend specifically asked me to bring them to her show later this month.

    There are items that sell themselves, and then there are items that you have to see in person to appreciate.
     
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  8. pc_jessica

    pc_jessica Advanced Member

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    thanks for you suggestions...i think i might get the shaker i just read somewhere you can use it to make iced coffee drinks!!! that sold me...as for the others no idea yet but thanks for your input!!
     
    Sep 4, 2009
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  9. Maragib

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    I made an iced coffee yesterday morning and ended up leaving it still in the shaker on the counter as I went out to do errands. I came back about 4 hours or so later and no joke, that thing still had ice floating in! Love it, can't wait to use the Ice Bucket and get those results at a party! Mara

    PS I had poured hot coffee over the ice to make it, and there was still ice.
     
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  10. ShellBeach

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    There is a product demo video on CC, if you're interested in watching it.
     
    Sep 4, 2009
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  11. Grandmarita

    Grandmarita Advanced Member Gold Member

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    At our Cluster meeting last night, the Director hostess had all three of the products you mentioned. Only wished that PC had included tongs for the Ice Bucket. It was clumsy to just reach in for an ice cube. She used the tongs from our last ice bucket (2005) but they have been discontinued and were poorly designed. The bucket did a great job of keeping the cubes cold. I took some at the beginning of party 6:05PM, and before leaving at 8:50PM for the ride home. I did not see much water in the bottom, so not much had melted, while sitting on her kitchen counter.

    I have the Dots Stemware but because of the very long stem, I don't use them very often. They are not too stable on my woven placemats and folks do not like to set them on my nice cherry table top. I have only used them twice at home, and had them almost a year. I would probably be very careful about taking to a party (hugh chance of one getting knocked over and smashed). The same applies to the Martini glasses. I'm not comfortable with selling products that encourage alcohol consumption anyway. Just MHO. P.S. I served Cider in my Stemware, and wine to two who brought it as a hostess gift.
     
    Sep 4, 2009
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  12. Grandmarita

    Grandmarita Advanced Member Gold Member

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    In case you did not treat yourself to the Forged Cutlery Serrated Knife, that would be a great investment. It does a marvelous job on tomatoes, and other veggies. I know I will love the new Cookie Press, and along with the old one, can have someone else making cookies along with me. I bought both Package C and D, and "C" is my favorite because of the Shears and the Prep bowl set. I will be using the Beaded cake server this weekend. I says "Party, Party" and looks very sturdy.
     
    Sep 4, 2009
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  13. Grandmarita

    Grandmarita Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Whenever you do a second Supply order, I highly recommend the Thai Peanut sauce. My Sample order included it, and had I known how good it was, before I placed my Supply order, I would have ordered three on my Supply order.
     
    Sep 4, 2009
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  14. Lisa/ChefBear

    Lisa/ChefBear Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Gosh, I need to STOP reading some of these posts, you are making me spend $$$$. First the magazine and now this. I wasn't going to order shaker or bucket as I didn't like the look in the catalog, and with above comment you've convinced me of shaker, anything to get me my iced coffees cheaper than McD's.

    And I hate when bucket has more melt than ice at bottom, so I wasn't going to order that, but now after reading Rita, I might have to add that to my have to haves. For tongs, I gave my hostess my big tongs (what are they called, braing freeze) to use, the silicone tipped ones with her personal bucket and everyone loved it and I sold a couple of them, as people were going to order 2nd set for that use.


    I also knew the knife was a must, so that's already on it's way.

    I need to get off these boards, I'm spending to much $ after reading them today, lol.
     
  15. Grandmarita

    Grandmarita Advanced Member Gold Member

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    That is your reward for being such a good Mommy, and not going out on your date tonight! You deserve it!
     
    Sep 4, 2009
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