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  1. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    I know this happens, but it is the bamboo this month. I love the little bowls and cracker tray. And the large bowl, and the... well you get the idea.

    I know it doesn't change my commission, but I feel like she is leaving something on the table. She didn't want to but it as a gift for someone either. :grumpy:
     
  2. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I've had that happen as well. Twice it's happened where a previous host didn't want the booking benefit host special at the new show. Heck, my sister didn't want to buy anything when it was the 60% off anything month!!! (She let me use it instead if I traded her a round stone I don't use). :)
     
    Apr 28, 2009
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  3. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    When that happens and it's something I'd love to have, I ask if they mind if I take advantage of their discount. Now, that depends on my relationship with the host, but they usually don't mind.
     
    Apr 28, 2009
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  4. lauradahl

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    I have done this too...and you are right, it depends on the relationship I have with the host...I got 3 different sets of scrapers earlier this year when hosts and past hosts "passed". I asked them I they would mind me purchasing them for prize giveaways. The all said OK.
     
    Apr 29, 2009
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  5. Jules711

    Jules711 Veteran Member Silver Member

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    I've had a couple hosts this month not excited about the bamboo. They did buy a piece, but I don't think everyone's that excited about it either. Of course, neither am I. It's pretty, but the smell it all has makes me wonder what the coating is and the fact it's made in China, well...
     
    Apr 29, 2009
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  6. missyciccolella

    missyciccolella Advanced Member

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    I do the same thing...ask if it is ok, and I've never had anyone say no. Most of the time if a host doesn't take advantage I do...not for my kitchen but for my business.
    I use the extra products at vendor events for the big give-away prize or at my own "mystery host" shows for an instant gratification prize...there are tons of ways to use these products...or sign a recruit who may be sitting on the fence when PC isn't offering a signing bonus. LOL (Again, it depends on the host special and sale price)
     
  7. WLMcCoy

    WLMcCoy Advanced Member

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    Same here! I've never had anyone say no, or seem offended! =)
     
    Apr 29, 2009
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  8. kam

    kam Legacy Member Staff Member

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    Sometimes if a host is wavering (and it is something I wouldn't mind having), I tell them I will go ahead and order it and I will pay for it. If they decide they want it, all they have to do is pay me whatever the discounted price was. If they don't want it, no big deal, I will take it.

    Many times, once they see the item, they want it and will pay for it. The salad spinner was one - I think it was last year - the host did not think she wanted it, but once she saw how nice it was, she took me up on my offer. Of course, if she decided it was something she did not want, I knew I would use it.
     
    Apr 29, 2009
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  9. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    I've done that several times to use as giveaways for my Dice Game. That way I don't have to spend a lot for things. This month, the fundraiser didn't want theirs so I am getting the Large Platter to put in for my Dice Game giveaway...
     
    Apr 29, 2009
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  10. TrishPCMommy

    TrishPCMommy Member Gold Member

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    I had a fundraiser this past February and the Host/Organizer wanted to raffle the 60% off any one item in the catalog... The raffle winner only wanted a Classic Scraper! I paid for the Classic Scraper for her and bought the Knife Block & Forged Cutlery Set at 60% off.
    She only wanted a Scraper!!! What a waste! But... "thank you" for helping me add to my kit for shows! It's nice to go to shows and they can touch the different knives to determine which one fits better into their hands! I sold my first 3 forged cutlery knives this past Saturday!!!
     
    Apr 29, 2009
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  11. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    Yep, I would have done the same thing!
     
  12. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    So which one would you choose this month to add to a give-away stash?
     
  13. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    I'm getting the cracker tray and bowls...because then I have 2 items to give away!
     
    Apr 29, 2009
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  14. Olgha

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    If you do that, can you have it shipped to you or do you have the item shipped to the host and then ask for it?
     
    May 1, 2009
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  15. BlessedWifeMommy

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    Unless my host is out of state, or lives over an hour away, I always have the items shipped care of me. I put each order in bags and then I deliver all orders to the host. I count it as a service to the host. I tell all my hosts that if they become a consultant they don't have to do it.
     
  16. Chef Bobby

    Chef Bobby Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I must be the only one that lost a customer/host because I did that. I asked first and she said it was ok, but when the item came in and I picked it up she seemed upset. It was the month for getting an extra $75 in free products if the total sales were over something. I ordered about $60 worth of items to bring her to that amount and ordered the 10" skillet which cost $75. It was for a bridal shower and I guess she though I would give it to the bride.
     
    May 4, 2009
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  17. rennea

    rennea Legacy Member Gold Member

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    What smell? Can't say any of my pieces smell:confused:
     
    May 4, 2009
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  18. lisasfuncooking

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    I have asked the host who is not interested in the monthly special, if I could
    use it for a fundraiser or donation. This way it is not wasted and I could use it for a fundraiser raffle. Once I donated an item to the PTA of the school where they were raffling off a cooking basket to raise money. I included a catalog and business card. But I agree you do have to be careful which hosts to ask, they may say yes, but are annoyed. It's not worth losing a customer.
     
  19. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    Sorry you had that experience. I definatley would have had that show shipped to me so she wouldn't have seen what wasn't hers.
     
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