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Pampered Chef: Sample Sets

  1. Monty060609

    Monty060609 Member

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    As a new consultant, is it best to get as many products as I can now or go slowly?

    I was looking at the sample order form and Set A is a great deal but I don't know if I would personally used everything in it. But should I have items for display even if I don't use them?
     
    Oct 17, 2009
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  2. MLinAZ

    MLinAZ Member Gold Member

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    In my opinion some of it depends on whether you have the money to spend. You want to make money and there will be TONS of stuff you'll want to buy so pace yourself. There are a number of opportunities and ways to get product so definitely think about that before ordering.

    There are some things that don't come in the kit that are definite get-as-soon-as-possible items, like the Deep Covered Baker. There are things that guests ask about commonly that are good to have on hand. There are things common in recipes that are good to have. Then there are things that you might want personally.

    Some things sell themselves when seen in person, but remember that you have to carry it all into and out of shows, so you'll want to be selective about what you buy/take too!

    You'll have a chance in your 4th month (looks like that might be January or February) to purchase up to $500 retail value at 40% off, plus you'll have earned PC Dollars you could use to purchase that product. So I'd try to hold off on most things until then.

    You'll probably want to buy some give away items and business materials these first few months too so that's where I'd recommend spending your money first.
     
    Oct 17, 2009
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  3. Monty060609

    Monty060609 Member

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    hmmm... that sounds good. Maybe I'll order one or two from the smaller samples because I do want to try the pantry items too.
    I didn't know about the 4th month. I'll wait for that before I order too many products. My sister is getting me a DCB for christmas, so till then I'll have to do the other recipes at shows.

    Thanks for the advise
     
    Oct 17, 2009
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  4. floccies

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    My opinion is get what you will use in your own kitchen. You will be more excited and better able to explain the products you actually use.
     
    Oct 17, 2009
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  5. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Just an FYI- the sample packages are only available until the end of a new consultant's 6th week. If you're still undecided about them, you can put individual items on a kit enhancement order in your 4th month, but then you'll only get 40% off instead of 50%. But, that's also a way to get some of the items if you don't want everything that's included in a given package.
     
    Oct 18, 2009
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  6. Monty060609

    Monty060609 Member

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
    Oct 18, 2009
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  7. Monty060609

    Monty060609 Member

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    Sorry to revive an old post...

    How long are the sample sets available when a new catalog comes out?
    Looked around online but didn't see it.
     
    Feb 19, 2010
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  8. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    It's on the form. Sample Orders must be placed by March 31st (for this season). The exception is brand new consultants.
     
    Feb 19, 2010
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  9. Monty060609

    Monty060609 Member

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    Thank you for the help
     
    Feb 19, 2010
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