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Pampered Chef: Restyled items

  1. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

    What do you do with your old products that have been restyled when new ones replace them? There are always restyled products...some seem to get restyled every year. And there are always restyled products in every sample package. So, what do you do with the old product? I put a few in my daughters hope chest and gave some to my son when he moved out. Do you sell them cheap to get rid of them...give them away to friends/customers/other family members?

    I really need to clean out a lot of stuff that has been gathering dust because of restyled...and even discontinued...status.
    Jul 13, 2009
  2. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

    I just sold some at a garage sale in May.

    Most, I use in my kitchen, and keep the new stuff in my kit. If I have extras - I also have been stocking the camper w/ discontinued/restyled tools.
    Jul 13, 2009
  3. JMT

    JMT Member

    I kept my restyled garlic press as a show incentive. I didnt' think it was that big of a difference to need to quit using the old one. I simply tell them that it's even better than the one I have for them to try out.
    Jul 13, 2009
  4. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

    I do what Becky does or give them away to others.
    Jul 13, 2009
  5. darlinclem

    darlinclem Advanced Member Gold Member

    I have a host and special customer appreciation show at the start of the season and then offer those items at 50% off (most of them I have gotten as incentives so I still make money). I have drawings for something better and purchase = ticket. Did DCB the last time (one I bought as a 60% off host special).
    Jul 14, 2009
  6. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    Like so many others, it depends. They either take residence in my kitchen while the new ones live in my kit, are given to people (young kids in their first apartment, my son, etc.), or sold at rummage.
    Jul 14, 2009
  7. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

    I give any duplicate items to new team members (i.e. I won a med bamboo tray @ one of my cluster meetings, but rec'd one in my spring sell a thon package), and pass down the older versions of restyled items I don't need to friends and family who may need kitchen items. There is always someone I know who could use a garlic press, etc.!
    Jul 14, 2009
  8. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

    thanks...I just wasn't sure about giving used products to anyone besides family...lol
    Jul 14, 2009
  9. scottcooks

    scottcooks Veteran Member Gold Member

    I hold a Customer Appreciation sale and offer them at 50% - off former catalog price. People don't care if they've been used as long as they are clean and sanitary.
    Jul 14, 2009
  10. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

    My director does this quite often too - she sells everything in her kit sometimes too, and buys new! She says people go NUTS grabbing for stuff that she has set out on tables!
    Jul 14, 2009
  11. doughmama

    doughmama Advanced Member Silver Member

    you can always donate them to a local shelter.
    Jul 15, 2009
  12. Jules711

    Jules711 Veteran Member Silver Member

    I also sell them at booths. People love a deal and they really don't care if they are used.
    Jul 15, 2009
  13. Teresa Lynn

    Teresa Lynn Legacy Member Gold Member

    I put them in my kitchen, camper or the stash for my kids or donate them to the goodwill
    Jul 15, 2009
  14. EpTxGuy

    EpTxGuy Member

    I'm loving this idea. Great suggestion doughmama!
    Jul 15, 2009
  15. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

    If it's discontinued, I don't use it at a show.

    If it's slightly restyled, I use it and just say, "the new garlic press has a different kind of tool that snaps into the handle and looks like a Barbie brush, and it's a lot easier. It's on my list!"

    If I've never used it, it goes in my cash and carry.

  16. It is so funny that you call it this. I was looking for mine the other day and my dd had it in her Barbie Volkswagen. I asked her about it and she said, "Mama, they need to brush their hair. They've been at the beach!"
    So, now that is what I refer to it at every show and the guests get a kick out of that.
  17. pchefbonnie

    pchefbonnie Novice Member

    You could also donate them to a fire station. Most all of them have kitchens.
    I'm sure the firemen (and women) would appreciate them.
    Jul 15, 2009
  18. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

    Or the Ronald McDonald House ... those moms and dads are displaced, often cooking for their family, and need a touch of home!
  19. Fluffy215

    Fluffy215 Member Gold Member

    Depending on what it is, if it's just gently used or never used I have charities that ask me to donate baskets so I use the items to make up a basket for their raffles. With catalog and a your life your way dvd also LOL
    Jul 17, 2009
  20. byrd1956

    byrd1956 Senior Member Gold Member

    Put them in the kitchen at your church.
    Jul 18, 2009
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