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Pampered Chef: Random phone call about Donald Trump new venture

  1. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    My hairdresser let me leave old catalogs and business cards at her shop. So far I haven't had anything come from that. Last time I went in for a cut, she asked if I'd gotten any bites from it. I told her no. She was surprised cause she said that some people did in fact take my info.

    So I get this call yesterday. This lady says, "Hi Amanda, I understand we have the same hairdresser!" I start getting excited...Then she says, "Well, I'm not interested in anything with Pampered Chef." I said, "Oh?" Then she says, "I'm wondering if you'd be interested in hearing about what Donald Trump is up to these days?" I could tell by her tone, it was some sort of sales pitch on the way and I was tight on time, so I told her that I was sorry and that I wasn't interested. Then I kicked myself later, because being the nosey person I am, I was actually curious what on earth it really was about. :D So I just now googled it and found this:

    Donald Trump promoting and endorsing THE BEST home based business opportunity ever! - Network Marketing Meetups

    Have any of you heard of this before? I just think it's odd.
     
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  2. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    Sounds fishy to me. I don't deal with people who won't tell me what their business really is all about in just a few minutes. If I have to listen to someone else describe it, big red flags go up!
     
  3. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    This experience does make me think though, that I should do something different w/ the old catalogs I leave behind. I need there to be some sort of incentive for people to call me, book a show, or go on-line. Maybe I'll do those other old catty stickers that I posted about a long time ago. Need to assess what might work.
     
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  4. Liquid Sky

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    I have heard of DT's "plan". A neighbor's daughter went to a seminar here in AZ about 9 months ago. It's a MLM/pyramid. Basically, you buy in for like $500+ and have to sell wireless services or something.

    Don't bother checking into it. You did a good thing by not letting them give you their "talk".
     
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  5. cmdtrgd

    cmdtrgd Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I really don't like ACN. The people I have come across who do it feel slimy and sleazy to me. And, when you change your service to ACN's, you'll soon get a call from your previous phone provider and they will give you a discount to come back. So, ACN people keep losing their customers.
     
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  6. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    My mom tried ACN for a while, years ago. Never made any money on it as far as I know.
     
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  7. PCMomto4

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    Sounds like that travel company that is out there, I had someone call me to try and get me to sign up for that. It was also like 500 bucks and was during the beginning of the recession and I was like sorry I don't know many people that are traveling right now. Plus if I was going to book airlines or what not I would want to use a major website not some friends travel website.
     
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  8. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    I had someone call me recently here on the base in Japan all impressed that I worked for a company that Donald Trump just bought. I had no clue what he was talking about. He was some type of organizer for vendor events out in town & wanted me to come set up & work a booth at his various events. I explained to him that we don't pay Japan import taxes and are restricted to only selling to SOFA status personnel. He didn't really get it. I just had to tell him that I'm not allowed to sell to the Japanese because I don't pay import taxes, thank him & hang up even though he wasn't finished talking. He was trying to ask a lot of personal questions that I wasn't willing to answer like my DEROS date (when I'm scheduled to rotate off the island to a new duty station). I thought it was a bit weird that he knew that term. The retired police dispatcher in me came out. I was not comfortable with his questions and DONE with the phone conversation. LOL
     
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  9. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

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    Did anyone notice the date of this thing? Sept 2006!? If they were 'right around the corner' to being the best world wide provider (or whatever the tag line was) then should they have already been there by now? It HAS been 3 years!!

    If it sound too good to be true - it is! LOL
     
  10. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

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    Did anyone notice the date of this thing? Sept 2006!? If they were 'right around the corner' to being the best world wide provider (or whatever the tag line was) then shouldn't they have already been there by now? It HAS been 3 years!!

    If it sound too good to be true - it is! LOL
     
  11. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

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    Is there an echo in here? LOL
     
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