(Closed) what types of home sales parties would be good to have?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

@outgoingcutie15:  The only ones I go to are Pampered Chef, and to be honest, my experience at the last one kind of turned me off even to them. I paid by credit card, but when a couple items were unavailable, the rep refunded me with a check, which I lost. I didn’t have her phone number and didn’t want to bug or embarass the hostess, so I just said screw it. Why couldn’t they put the charge back on my card? Also, I’d ordered 2 of a super cheap but very useful item, and only 1 was in my delivery. Because it was so inexpensive, I said screw it. But now I’m leery! … I do love the products though.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

So honestly, I avoid these like the plague and ignore all invitations. Have you talked with your friends sbd family to see what they’d order, and to see what your customer base could be like?

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Scentsy! I love scentsy. Or Cookie Lee for jewelry. I love Lia Sophia if you have wealthy friends.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

If you want to go out of the norm. I’ve been to a teeth whitening party. That was fun. I also got invited once to a waxing party, but I declined, because…weird.

OR, if your into it, Passion parties are always fun…

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Ellegee:  +1 … i’m so over these parties.  Can’t anyone have people over anymore for drinks and dip with out peddling crap no one needs, so the hostess gets her free gift?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t really like going to those because I always feel obligated to buy.

I did attend a Tupperware party and spend about $50, but their stuff is severely overpriced. However, at the same party a lady I know was able to bring a 20 year old product in that had broken and they were exchanging it for her because of the lifetime warranty..so there’s that!

I have purchased Scentsy (another high priced home sale thing) but not via a party. I know some people that have Scentsy warmers and love them, so I contacted the rep and got my own.

I also like Avon but have not purchased anything personally. My mom, grandma and sister both have. A guy friend of ours (straight, believe it or not!) is a Avon rep but totally unintrusive. I like Avon because their prices are actually reasonable.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t really like going to those because I always feel obligated to buy.

I did attend a Tupperware party and spend about $50, but their stuff is severely overpriced. However, at the same party a lady I know was able to bring a 20 year old product in that had broken and they were exchanging it for her because of the lifetime warranty..so there’s that!

I have purchased Scentsy (another high priced home sale thing) but not via a party. I know some people that have Scentsy warmers and love them, so I contacted the rep and got my own.

I also like Avon but have not purchased anything personally. My mom, grandma and sister both have. A guy friend of ours (straight, believe it or not!) is a Avon rep but totally unintrusive. I like Avon because their prices are actually reasonable.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ll be honest and I’m sorry to be a buzzkill, but none of these at-home selling parties appeal to me. In the past 8 years or so, I can’t think of a single party I’ve been invited to and no one I know sells these.

That being said, if you really want to do this, I would suggest Stella & Dot. Their designs are generally rather contemporary and appeal to a younger, hipper crowd. Stella & Dot gets featured in blogs, Pinterest and in magazine somewhat frequently. I think they were popular with celebrities for a while too.

 I think Tupperware isn’t very popular anymore, especially with the Ziploc disposable ones. I also discourage anything in the realm of cosmetics. People are pretty loyal to their brands/products so unless you know these ladies are already avid Avon/MK users, it’s a hard sell. Plus, there’s something to be said for the convenience of just heading to Nordstorm/Sephora/Target to stock up, rather than contacting and waiting for your representative.

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