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Pampered Chef: Should I use my New Consultant Kit Products?

  1. I just signed up to sell Pampered Chef, but I've been buying Pampered Chef products for years. Because of that, when I get my new consultant kit, I will have duplicates of some products because I had already purchased them at past shows I attended. Some duplicate products I will have are: the Large Stoneware Bar Pan, the Food Chopper, the Measure-All Cup, and the Stackable Cooling Rack.

    My question is this - Should I only use the new duplicate products I have to use and display at shows and keep the old duplicates in my kitchen at home for personal use only, OR, should I use my old ones for shows and personal use, and use the new ones as gifts or incentives to build my business? (For example, my husband and I are attending a work party later in the month, and everyone is supposed to bring a silent auction item, so I was thinking of using the new Large Stoneware Bar Pan as a silent auction item in a gift basket and including a gift certificate for a free cooking show with me.)

    Now that I see the list of duplicates I have, I'm thinking that I probably should've just gotten the mini kit! Oh well, too late for that now, so which would you do - use both the old and new products and keep them seperate for personal and show use, or use the new ones as incentives, gifts, etc?
    Oct 13, 2009
  2. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

    When I first signed on I was disappointed that I'd have a lot of duplicate items. I thought I would either sell them, give them away as incentives, or keep them in my kit so it's always ready and I won't have to pack up my kitchen. Then I got them....and well, now they have been added to my kitchen and I LOVE it! I love having duplicates. They are well-used and it's nice to have extras when I do a lot of cooking and baking. :)
    Oct 13, 2009
  3. robochick84

    robochick84 Member

    I had the idea that I was going to keep my new products in my bag so I wouldn't have to keep lugging things in and out of my kitchen.

    This never came to fruition as I quickly began doing recipes with things that weren't part of the kit.

    Things that came with the kit that I did not have - I am going to keep.

    I am now planning on using the duplicates as incentives, etc
    Oct 13, 2009
  4. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

    I had almost all duplicates from my kit (they didn't have the mini kit when I signed) and I use it all!!! I love having duplicates of most of those things. Can't imagine not having them now!
    Oct 13, 2009
  5. Shell Northway

    Shell Northway Member

    They say you should have duplicates of your kit so if you have 2 show's on a weekend, or two show's in a row you are always prepared.
  6. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

    I do the interactive show & it's common for us to have enough guests to do 2 or 3 recipes which means 2 or 3 work stations. I would LOVE to have a 2nd food chopper, 2nd cooling rack, etc. I think you will enjoy having 2nd items in your supplies. I think it's okay to donate to the auction, but don't be too quick about giving away ALL of your duplicate items. ;)
    Oct 13, 2009
  7. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    I had nearly everything in the catalog when I signed. I loved having the new things for shows. Like others have said, it helped me to keep from pulling my favorites out of my kit every time I needed them.

    If there's something in particular that you know you don't want to have two of, by all means use it as a giveaway.
    Oct 13, 2009
  8. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

    I agree that some duplicates are a good thing. For instance, you can never have too many bowls! I tend to use non-pc bowls when I am making some recipes.

    It's also good to have some things for gifts, and for cash and carry, or to leave at home while doing a show.

    I wasn't going to use my measure all cup but the old one kind of melted so I can't take it to shows. I still use it at home, however.
    Oct 14, 2009
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