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Pampered Chef: Old Catalogs

  1. funinyourkitchen

    funinyourkitchen Novice Member

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    I'm a new Consultant, this week is my 30 days. But what do I do with the 20+ FW08 catalogs that I received with my kit? Can these old catalogs be used in any way, since many of the prices have changed & there are many new items in the SS09 catalogs?
     
  2. jross93

    jross93 Member

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    check the old posts....there is a really cute poem many people print out on labels and stick to the front of old catalogs to leave in dr. offices, and other waiting rooms!
    HTH
    Jen
     
    Mar 24, 2009
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  3. pjpamchef

    pjpamchef Member Silver Member

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    Normally I would agree to leave them around, but with SO MANY price increases, this is one catalog I'm tossing! I just closed a show and ended up eating quite a bit because the host booked off a show in Jan and used the old catalog to share at work. I didn't realize what was going on until she already had $300 in outside orders!! I can't remember another time when there were so many at once!
     
    Mar 24, 2009
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  4. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    If you've got the sticker on the front, then if someone does want to purchase, they can't say you didn't warn them. I use the 2"x4" labels ("Oldie but Goodies" - try searching for "catalog labels" in the FILES section here on CS). I stick it smack-dab in the front, plus a contact label.. I've started putting an Outlet sticker on there too.

    I'm currently using my old catalogs at a vendor booth this week, since I don't have but a dozen current catalogs. I have the mini-cats to give them showign the new product. I think the BIGGEST price change is the Stoneware and Cookware- both seemed to be about a 10% increase. The other items seemed menial...so I'm still using them- for now. After this booth, I probably won't though. I've have used up my F/W, and then would only have 2-season's ago, which is too old (I bought a bunch on e-bay).

    But for 20- you could use those pretty quickly.
     
    Mar 24, 2009
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  5. doughmama

    doughmama Advanced Member Silver Member

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    I am not a fan of that poem but I do leave my old catalogs in the hair salon, car wash, doctor's office, etc. I have a sticker with my info that basically says: Your free copy to keep. Call me for the latest catalog".
     
    Mar 24, 2009
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  6. funinyourkitchen

    funinyourkitchen Novice Member

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    Awesome ideas, thanx guys. I'm going to print up some labels this week and drop them off in different places.
     
  7. Don't forget car dealerships . People have to sit around waiting. I actually got a very nice catalot show from doing that at a dealership.
     
    Mar 25, 2009
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  8. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Great idea! :thumbup: Hadn't thought of that one before!
     
    Mar 25, 2009
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  9. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Here's what I'm thinking of putting on my old catalogs, instead of the poem:

    Free Copy! Take me home today!

    To see our newest catalog or Outlet specials:
    www.pamperedchef.biz/xxxxxxx

    Like what you see and want it FREE, contact me:

    Amanda xxx-xxx-xxxx
    *prices and availability in this issue are subject to change
     
    Mar 25, 2009
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  10. PamperedK

    PamperedK Veteran Member Silver Member

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    I've never had anyone be upset when they call and I tell them the price has changed. I just explain that they have an old catalog and so there are some price adjustments...I'd never throw them away - what a great way to advertise!
     
    Mar 25, 2009
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  11. I like that! If Iwere tired of the poem or wanted to try something else that sunds great! I think you covered all the bases as well.
     
  12. PampChefDeb

    PampChefDeb Member

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    I like the wording! Can I steal this idea from you, Amanda? :D
     
    Mar 25, 2009
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  13. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Steal away! :D
     
    Mar 25, 2009
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  14. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    Yes- that's great! I was looking at my old catalogs today while standing in my booth and thinking I needed to figure out a way to include something about the Outlet on it.

    I'll still keep it on the 2"x4" label just so it stands out, but least it gives them all the info they'd need. Thanks for sharing!
     
    Mar 25, 2009
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  15. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I did it on the 2x4 label and it looked pretty good. The way it looks on my labels is much nicer than the way it appears in my other post. If anyone wants, I can upload the Word doc (and take out my info). Just let me know.
     
    Mar 25, 2009
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