they don't want to ask host because of these economic times and not wanting to ask people to spend money. SHe also said she doesn't sell which she wouldn't because I would be. This is my husbands cousin so I don't want to be pushy or sound matter or factly but, I could say "people are staying home now and cooking more. A purchase for the kitchen is an investment and one that is always going to be useful. Plus I can show you how to make dinner for 2.00 a serving." I have not started yet. I am purchasing my kit tomorrow and have been sending out the feeler emails. It is NOT looking good. But, I am going to give it 3 months and see where it goes. Let me know what you ladies think for this newbe to be.