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Pampered Chef: Sales Discontinued Products Outlet

  1. cmdtrgd

    cmdtrgd Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Okay, I'm not normally one to spill the beans, but I was checking out the CN for October and found this:
    Now customers
    can purchase
    discontinued
    products at
    reduced prices!
    • Start date: The Outlet
    is available on our Web
    site Oct. 2.
    • Accessing the outlet: Customers can purchase items
    through individual ordering via your Personal Web
    Site. The Outlet will be listed as an additional
    category under “Our Products.”
    • Limited inventory: Products are available while
    supplies last, and items may change every 15-60 days.
    Your customers will want to visit the site regularly to see
    what’s available. Due to limited inventory, customers
    may purchase a maximum of 10 of any item.
    • Final Sale: Outlet items are “final sale” and carry
    no guarantee or warranty. In the unlikely event
    products are damaged in shipment, they will be
    replaced or refunded.
    • Outlet sales: Sales are online only and can’t be
    added to Cooking Shows, outside orders or Wedding
    Registries. Customers can purchase Outlet and
    catalog items on the same order. You will receive full
    commission on Outlet orders, and credit toward
    promotions and incentives as applicable.
    • Consultant Orders: You can order Outlet products
    at an additional 15% discount through the Samples
    area of Consultant’s Corner. The shipping cost for
    Consultant’s items is $4 for the 48 contiguous states,
    $6 outside the 48 contiguous states. Consultant Outlet
    orders cannot be combined with any other order
    (samples, personal, etc.)
    Making the Outlet Work for You
    The Outlet is just another great reason to have a
    Personal Web Site. Visit it monthly to see what’s
    available and make customer care calls to:
    • Customers who have purchased products that
    compliment those available in the Outlet.
    • People who have asked about discontinued products
    now available in the Outlet.

    How cool is that?!?
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  2. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    Where did you see that? I can't find it.
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  3. cmdtrgd

    cmdtrgd Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Can you get to the October CN? If so, it is on page 12.
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  4. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    Its not up yet. Maybe you're already considered a Director?
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  5. cmdtrgd

    cmdtrgd Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Nope, I cheat.
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  6. supergirljennie

    supergirljennie Advanced Member

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    That's really neat! I wonder if the cake tester will be there... :)
     
  7. PamperedChefDebi

    PamperedChefDebi Veteran Member Silver Member

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    And the fly swatter!
     
  8. jrstephens

    jrstephens Legend Member

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    I have cheated on the specials but never thought to cheat on CN! I am doing that right now!
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  9. jenniferlynne

    jenniferlynne Senior Member

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    Cool!!!

    I new there was a reason I was hanging on to my website even though it never gets used :rolleyes:
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  10. letscook04

    letscook04 Senior Member Gold Member

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    and the oven mitts!!
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  11. jaye

    jaye Member

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    OVEN MITTS!!

    Oh, I am longing for those... please PC bring them back....<sigh> :) :) :)

    Jaye
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  12. mandydollie

    mandydollie Member

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    How do you get to the CN?
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  13. jaye

    jaye Member

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    How do you "cheat" to find it?

    I am there, but it's only letting me see September.

    Jaye
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  14. kat29

    kat29 Member

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    Type oct where the sept is at up in the address bar.

    I can't wait to see what they have.
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  15. jaye

    jaye Member

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    Thanks! I had no idea!!

    Y'all rock!
    Jaye
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  16. strganac

    strganac Guest

    Can find it (CN for Oct. 2006)!
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  17. gilliandanielle

    gilliandanielle Legend Member

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    OMG! Did you guys read the whole thing? Sheila Waters is in my cluster! i had no idea there was any info about her in the CN!
     
  18. lacychef

    lacychef Legend Member

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    oh My Goodness I Love It:d :d :d
    so Glad You Know How To Cheat; I Never Would Have Thought To Do It! I Can't Wait Until We Can Tell Our Customers!!
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  19. I'm wondering if they're putting like... OLD old products up in the outlet or only the "new" old products i.e. recently discontinued?
    Whichever... I think this idea is TOTALLY cool.
    Just another way we can service our customers when they want something discontinued. Send 'em to our websites and let 'em shop till they drop! :D
     
  20. letscook04

    letscook04 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I can't open it. I have to save it then open in a PDF???HELPPPP:confused:
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  21. tlennhoff

    tlennhoff Legacy Member

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    Do you have adobe reader on your system? If not then you need to download it from http://www.adobe.com/ .

    It is not unusual for a system to be set up so that it requires that you save something instead of opening it up on the web. The main reason for this is so virus protection software can scan the file & make sure you won't be infected.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2006
    Sep 25, 2006
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  22. letscook04

    letscook04 Senior Member Gold Member

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    It worked!!! Thank you very much for your help. :)
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  23. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    I hope Joy puts this is Tasty Tidbits!
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  24. jdavis

    jdavis Veteran Member

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    O, but does this mean no more surprise boxes at conference??? [​IMG]
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  25. supergirljennie

    supergirljennie Advanced Member

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    I was wondering the same thing myself. :(
     
  26. gilliandanielle

    gilliandanielle Legend Member

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    I am sure that they save some for conference since it is such a big hit!
     
  27. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    I agree! I can't imagine them selling out completely!
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  28. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    Actually, I think their plan is to empty the warehouses of the discontinued things. As far as the surprise boxes is concerned, they did that for 3 years. If the Outlet doesn't go over well they will still have the boxes for us but they may think that has run it's course.

    I'm interested to see what the discount is to customers. Ours is 15% more than theirs if we buy it as supply so how low will they go?
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  29. Bexs50

    Bexs50 Member

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    Beth, I need clarification...is our discount 15% more than the customer discount or is it 15% on top of our consultant discount??
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  30. supergirljennie

    supergirljennie Advanced Member

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    I'm very excited to see what is offered. It's funny - I just got the e-mail from HO about the outlet, and the pictures of the stoneware crock in cranberry, the stoneware storage rack, and the blue quickstir pitcher were there. I wonder if those will be available. :)
     
  31. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    I read it as 15% off the customer price. Period. No additional consultant discount. It's a "sample" order so the price is the price. We only get our discount on "personal" orders.

    HTH
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  32. Flamingo

    Flamingo Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Do you think the past host discount is also available to use with the outlet???
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  33. britishchef

    britishchef Member

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    I'd be surprised if it is! Now darnit when are they going to let us preview it. ;)
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  34. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    This is an awesome new feature! I think many will like it!
     
    Sep 25, 2006
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  35. kristenskitchen

    kristenskitchen Member

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    I am really excited about this since a couple of my customers want the stoneware rack and I just assume that since it was pictured, it will be a part of it. I called them this evening and told them and they both wrote the date on their calendars to check it out on Oct 2!! Yay! I love new uses for my website!! I had a thought about previewing it, has anyone tried to do a product update on PP after they got the email? I was just curious...I haven't but I think I will just to see if there's anything *new* on there! ;)

    ~Kristen
     
  36. mommyhugz1978

    mommyhugz1978 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    That is an awsome feature........I have a lot of PC groupies in my town that ask me constanly if they can still get ... .or does PC selll.....
     
  37. gilliandanielle

    gilliandanielle Legend Member

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    I am going to have to go on my own little shopping spree!! I am so excited!
     
  38. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

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    I love this new feature. I hope the oven mitt is on there. I need some new ones. I just don't like the silicone. Oooh I wonder if Generation II cookware will be on there!!
     
    Sep 26, 2006
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  39. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    Nope. It will be the sale price and that's it. No other discounts. And no warranty or returns. I wish they'd tell us what the discount will be!
     
    Sep 26, 2006
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  40. lacychef

    lacychef Legend Member

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    I can't wait until we can check it out:D :D How AWESOME!
     
    Sep 26, 2006
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