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Rant Covered roaster STILL on backorder?

Intrepid_Chef

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I had a show on Feb. 28, using the new catalog. The host was anxious to get her cookware at 60 percent off, and gave her half price items away. One of her guests (her sister in law) wanted the covered roaster. I was unable to even add it to to the order because it was on stop sell until the 10th. The host assured me that we were in no hurry, so I agreed to hold the show open an extra 10 days.

Today is the 10th so I checked the product status and found that the item is now on back order until the 24th! I hate to hold it open nearly a month later, only to find the back order time period is extended longer.

It seems a bit silly when I have a covered roaster in my cash and carry, having bought it when it was a new product and never finding a reason to take it out of the box! But this would void the guest's warranty, and I would be unable to get it again at this price.

What do you all think?
 

esavvymom

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That's a tough one. Only thing I could suggest is maybe see if she (Sister-in-law) would be open to the idea of booking a cooking or catalog show. When the item is available for sure again...and even though they said the 24th, it could be longer given the problem is something completely out of their hands (delays at port)....but she could do a book party or live show, then she'll get the host credit benefits to buy the roaster (and more!). If she wasn't sure about hosting, then book her as a catalog show off of the original host anyway. Then if she changed her mind, the host still gets credit. If she doesn't do a show, then no harm no foul for the original host. (I always rebook my hosts like this...if they want another show in 6 months, they get double host specials. If not..no loss.)

But that's the only way I can see how she could get the roaster at a reduced price and still have the warranty in her name. To me, the warranty would be too big of a deal. Or sell her the one you have at a reduced rate but make it very clear there is no warranty on it. (Be sure to open and inspect first!!)
 

Intrepid_Chef

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Well we've decided to do something similar. This family has done A LOT for me and I want to go out of my way for them. So here is what we've decided on:

At this party, sell her the roaster I have. Then put her as a booking off of the current show, even though she won't have a party. (She and her niece collaborated on my largest party ever, but now she's retired and a full-time caregiver for her mom.) At my very next party that is for a friend, I put her down as the "cohost" who gets no benefits except the half price item, assuming my friend doesn't want it. (She usually doesn't.) If not it will be ordered as the booking benefit for her sister in law.
 
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