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Pampered Chef: Discontinued and updated list

  1. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    Here is what i have if no one has yet.
     

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    Jul 18, 2009
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  2. PCMomto4

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    Wow, the linens are much better priced in a set of 4!
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  3. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    I know! I am thinking maybe now people will look at them. I looked at Target a few times and found some with similar prints at way better prices so I think we are more competitive now.
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  4. doughmama

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    has anyone made up a "going, going, gone" flier yet for all the items that will be discontinued? I am going to miss the woven baskets.
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  5. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    I'm sure Joy is working on it.
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  6. Belle4562

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    The knife block set has been discontinued? Wow!
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  7. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Not really, it's just that they are adding the new serrated knife and changing out the old kitchen shears for the new professional shears.
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  8. niclowther

    niclowther Member Gold Member

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    Wow! I can't believe that they actually reduced prices. Do we know if any items were increased in price yet?
     
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    Jul 18, 2009
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  9. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I am really disappointed they discontinued the easy adjustable measuring spoon... I don't think the adjustable measuring spoons (even the new styles) are nearly as nice.
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  10. Belle4562

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    Thanks! Do you know if the block has changed?
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  11. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    No, the block is the same. Earlier, some people posted that it was different, but that's incorrect. They discontinued the knife block set--the set that we currently have, because it is assigned an item number and that is associated w/ the kitchen shears and only 8 knives. The new knife block set is a different item # and comes with the professional shears and the serrated knife.
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  12. Belle4562

    Belle4562 Member

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    Thank you for the quick reply and helpful information!!
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  13. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    You're welcome :)
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  14. Maragib

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    but wouldn't the knife block need to be different to accommidate the new knife? i.e. 9 holes not 8. I am confused.
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  15. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    The knife block has a lot of slots, there's plenty of room. There are 14 slots. When you look at the picture of the block, you'll see that even with all these knives, there's room for more. You can fit steak knives in there too, if you wanted. I love this big block. I won't outgrow it! (better not jinx myself!)
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  16. Kitchen Diva

    Kitchen Diva Legend Member Gold Member

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    I am sad that they are discontinuing the kitchen shears. I really love those!
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  17. PCMomto4

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    I can seem to only cut with mine if something is close to the tip, does that make sense. Its like farther down the blade are not sharp, maybe it is operator error or a dude set of shears. I earned them in the sellathon for whatever season that they came out.
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  18. babywings76

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    Mine are the same way, the further in you go, the harder to cut. But they are super sharp from the middle of the blade to the tip.
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  19. PCMomto4

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    Well then it isn't just mine, I guess after the using the older style ones they seem so cheap.
     
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  20. pamperedharriet

    pamperedharriet Legacy Member

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    Thanks John! This is the first news I have viewed.
     
  21. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

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    I had the same thing happen to mine. I caught my husband trying to cut a wire with them and I almost killed him! He thought they were just like the old white-handled ones (which would cut through wire like a hot knife through butter!). I used to like the newer shears, but now I can't stand them. Thank goodness they restyled them - I can't wait to get mine!!:thumbup:
     
  22. pampered1224

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    Actually - I was kind of surprised they did not list price increases. Normally if there are any they do. I wonder if they did not have any though? I have not had a chance to compare the new catalog to the old.
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  23. DebbieJ

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    They never give us a list of price increases--we always have to figure it out ourselves.

    I haven't sat down and compared the catalog, but at first glance I don't think there were that many, if any at all.
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  24. babywings76

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    I didn't compare every item, but so far every time I glanced at the prices between the two they were the same. So far, anyway, I haven't seen a single increase. But the decreases are nice! :)
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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  25. ChefBeckyD

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    No - at least last time, when they increased prices on cookware, plastics, etc..there was a list of price increases available on CC.
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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  26. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    There may have been, I don't pay close attention to that.

    But they NEVER announce it at conference (could you imagine the booing?) nor do they print it in the Consultant News.

    And the last time we had big increases were because of the high petroleum prices, so they HAD to tell us about them.
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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  27. raebates

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    Usually there's a list of increases in the Consultant News Special Edition. This year the only thing listed was decreases in price. :)
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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  28. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    OK. The price changes were listed in the Fall/Winter 2008 Special Edition but not in the Spring/Summer 2009 Edition. SO... apparently the new pattern is to not tell us as of February 2009.
     
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  29. raebates

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    Were there prices that went up from the Fall/Winter to the Spring/Summer season? I only ask because they've always been very good about letting us know. As a matter of fact, it's a great way to boost sales in the last month of a season by pointing out that they'll cost more in a few weeks.
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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  30. ChefBeckyD

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    John, they've printed them before in the SE CN, but in Feb, they didn't because there were so many, so instead, they were available as a printout online at CC

    I've been going over the catalog, and I am not seeing any price increases for this season. How cool is that?
     
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  31. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Thanks for the reminder, Becky. You're much more patient than I. I can't imagine going through page by page, item by item to figure out if there's been a price change.
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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  32. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    Thanks John! Someone posted one on FB earlier and it was very confusing! It listed only the products being discontinued but no explanation on the restyled so there was a few "panicked" comments going on!
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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  33. crissy11

    crissy11 Member Gold Member

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    did shipping go up?
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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  34. jbdowd0798

    jbdowd0798 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    no it didn't
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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  35. Can someone scan the sept and oct host special flyer in their kcn and post it....i would really like to get this asap
     
    Jul 21, 2009
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