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Pampered Chef: UGH! Some Hosts....

  1. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    I love her...I really do. This host has had a show for me every year in November since I started w/ PC - she was one of my first "outside my circle" hosts, and I can trace so much business from her parties...

    However! Getting her to close her shows is always like pulling teeth. I have tried every trick in the book over the years, and she is resistant to all of them.
    This year, her show was on NOVEMBER 5th! And she FINALLY emailed me her order this morning (and no, I wouldn't just order for her, she's brought me too much business to be that way with her) and it has several OUTLET items on it!!! GRRRR.....this means she will probably have to start all over figuring out what she wants to order, and I'll have to keep waiting...

    She has an extremely busy job - when I call her work, I just leave messages with her secretary, and she's almost impossible to get a hold of outside of work too....*sigh*.
     
    Dec 3, 2009
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  2. pampchefrhondab

    pampchefrhondab Senior Member

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    Well the only good news is she can't go past the 15th now in order to get the Nov. special, but I do know what you mean:)!
     
  3. Becca_in_MD

    Becca_in_MD Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Grr. You've tried all of the tricks so you've probably already tried having her close her show the night of it.

    Since she's been such a good source of biz, have you thought about getting her the outlet items as a gift? I know it doesn't help with finalizing her host order unless she is using the host discount and then it wouldn't matter to take off the outlet items. But I bet that's not the case.

    Sorry
     
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  4. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    LOL - I don't think I can get her the outlet items she wants...because she wants professional cookware and she wanted to use them as her half-price items. A little more than I would spend on a gift! That's why I'm waiting now - because I need to see what she wants for her half price items...
     
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  5. Becca_in_MD

    Becca_in_MD Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Sorry, was hoping she wanted a bar board and knife. Hey, I have some professional cookware - 6 pc. set, Lg Covered Skillet, Family Skillet - I'm staring at the boxes. Won them in the HO shopping spree along with all of the Exec. Would love to get them out of my house. I need to look into the marketplace on here to try to get rid of them. Otherwise whenever my niece gets her own place she will become the proud owner of Prof. cookware.

    At least you have 12 more days until the 15th to get her show closed ;) I guess all of her guests are used to waiting a long time to get their orders.
     
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  6. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yeah, I think they probably just know her. She has had 7 shows, and every one has been like this to close. Oh - and I just got an email from her telling me she'll call me tonight with her order and CC #.....except that I'm getting ready to leave for a party, and no one else will be home tonight either. :(
     
    Dec 3, 2009
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  7. Becca_in_MD

    Becca_in_MD Veteran Member Gold Member

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    She's used to the old you who had time to be at her beck and call, not the new you who's rockin' it!! At this point, what's another day or two?
     
    Dec 3, 2009
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