Post # 1
I don’t get invited to many of the parties where people sell things. However, a woman I know has invited me to a trunk show for a very expensive brand of clothing repeatedly. Of course, I’m curious about the stuff, but I know the pieces are usually $200-300 (maybe more!).
I’ve made excuses for not going in the past because I’ve worried that there’s an expectation that you’ll buy something (this line does private appointments, not “parties”).
Do you get invited to these events? Do you feel there is an expectation that you will make a purchase? I’m just wondering how to deal with this invitation that keeps coming up!
Post # 3
I have a few times and it drives me nuts, especially when the hostess doesn’t advertise that its a pampered chef party and you are trapped when you get there. I’d love to hang out but I really don’t want to waste my money on these products and theres definitely pressure to buy.
I usually say that I’d love to visit or get together some other time.
Post # 4
I get invited all the time. I only go if I like their products and plan on buying something, but if I haven’t seen the line before I would prob go. I am one of those people that have no issues saying that I don’t see anything that I like at this time, I don’t let myself get pressured into buying things that I don’t like or can’t afford.
I went to a scentsy party a few months ago and I had never heard of it before, I went to the party and was impresses. It was a bit pricey, but I absolutely love the product. If I hadn’t gone I would never have known.
Post # 5
I know someone who sells high-end cosmetics and I have actually hosted a party for her, it was fun but there is a little pressure to buy–as long as you want to buy something its OK, but otherwise don’t feel had about saying no.
Post # 6
I use to sell a brad that was sold by appointment only (not clothing) but i do not think you should make an appointment if you do not intended to buy because there will be pressure to buy and in all reality you are waisting their time, However you may be able to get a hold of a catalog or something if you metion it to the friend
Post # 7
Thanks for the input. If the emails I got were generic, it’d be easy to ignore them, but she writes to me personally and tells me what’s happening with her, then encourages me to make an appointment to see the new Worth Collection.
I’d love to wear the clothing, but it’s just too expensive! I tried to gently remind her that I work in education, but I’m not sure that “registers” with her.