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#54061

Fishyswa

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Posted Sep 25, 2011 @ 11:42 AM

Why I don't buy but only look at QVC much Anymore by Fishyswa...
The Juniors Cookbook is selling for $18.96 on QVC and only until the ship date of Oct 18 (WTH?) then it goes up to $23 and something, but is already available on Overstock.com for $15 and change and their shipping is always $2.95 no matter what. The End
ETA - oops I made a boo boo. It actually won't be released until oct 18 even on O.co but still at least you're not paying sales tax.

Edited by Fishyswa, Sep 25, 2011 @ 11:46 AM.

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#54062

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Posted Sep 25, 2011 @ 1:09 PM

Hey Everybody, I'm QVC Dude! I was a regular at the QVC and HSN boards on tvtalkshows.com for many years, but then that site got shut down last December, shortly after Lisa Mason left QVC! I'm new to this board, but I would love to talk about all the great QVC hosts and models! Lisa Mason was my favorite host, but since she left, now my top three are Sharon Faetsch, Jacque Gonzales, and Antonella Nester! My favorite models are Joy, Kerin, Lorraine, Colleen, Deanna, and Rachel!
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#54063

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Posted Sep 25, 2011 @ 3:24 PM

Hi everyone! This is my first post, though I've been lurking for years. Reading this forum has made me cut down on the amount of money I spend on Qrap. My thanks to you all!

I mostly watch QVC, but watch ShopNBC and HSN occasionally. Since the Q is already immersed in Christmas programming I may be watching the latter more. All this Christmas hype before it's even October is going to burn me out before Halloween even arrives. It's still warm enough for shorts here!

I agree with the earlier post about David's hair...it has been looking decidedly plastic lately. He may be experiencing some thinning, and is doing his best to hide it. I think he would be better off just embracing it, if that's the case. At least he would look more real. [snip]

Edited by TWoP Howard, Sep 25, 2011 @ 8:11 PM.
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#54064

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Posted Sep 25, 2011 @ 3:50 PM

Hi QVC Dude and gadget girl! Omgourd everywhere you go it's Christmas! I remember when the Q used to do one show in July and that was it! I wish retail would stop pushing Christmas on us early. They seem to do it earlier every year.

Tuned into the Ho last night and Colleen was wearing a pair of Diane Gillman's Corduroy pants. She said she was in a size 8. She looks absolutely beautiful and she is 50. My favorite show hosts on the Q are Jacque, Antonella and Dan W. I love Colleen and Lynn M. on the Ho.

I've noticed Jane is letting her hair grow and I love it longer. I wonder if it is because people made fun of her ears? Not too many women can pull off very short hair and I thought it wasn't becoming on her at all.

I wish BMak would stop wearing that white blazer or whatever it is. He looks like a waiter at some swanky restaurant in NYC.
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#54065

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Posted Sep 25, 2011 @ 3:55 PM

RUN AND HIDE ALERT: That stupid "facial flex" thing that you stick in your mouth is back. Seeing demonstrations of that rates right down there with seeing Shawn shave the crap off her feet.


I'm fixated watching the vendor flex and flex waiting for the drool. It ultimately happens, not pretty. Neither is the "you know, Nancy here was one of our early models and doesn't look a day over 40 even though she's pushing 60... all because of the super duper super flex. Riiiiight. Botox anyone?

And please... I really don't want to get started on Lori "I invented everythingt" Griener, but I have to. Ever since I bought a Lock n' Lock bread/pastry preserver (the one that pumped out the air) and after a couple of months it created it's own little eco-system environment that actually made bread and pastries mold FASTER!! I had to ultimately throw mine out, and QVC stopped selling it. After quite a while, Lori brought this piece of garbage to the Q under her name~! I think it lasted a very short time and people were tossing them out all over the country and their little environmental experiments ruined their bread in three days flat!! Shortly after that the Q stopped selling Lori's version (which was identical to Lock n' Lock's except with Lori's name on it!).

This woman BUYS her product patents. Period. She doesn't sit in her little tastefully decorated office and think up one invention after another, nope, she buys them. I can't even look at her without incredible distaste much less buy anything from her. She and that other one (on HSN, used to be on the Q early on, Mangano... ) can't stand either one.
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#54066

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Posted Sep 25, 2011 @ 4:06 PM

Lisa Mason was my favorite host, but since she left, now my top three are Sharon Faetsch, Jacque Gonzales, and Antonella Nester! My favorite models are Joy, Kerin, Lorraine, Colleen, Deanna, and Rachel!

Welcome to snarkville, QVC Dude.

Well, Lisa M is history, having long since made her teary departure from the Q and sailed off into obscurity. I can never remember who Sharon is. Is she the incompetent one whose claim to fame is that she had cancer? Jacque and the Ant are usually watchable, and rarely as obnoxious as Shawn and the Elf.

I have no idea of the name of any model on any shopping channel. Nor do I care to. They are there to show the clothes and jewelry. IMO they are supposed to be like display cases, and not compete with the merchandise for the shoppers' attention. If they do anything to make themselves noticed more than the merchandise - epic FAIL.

I wish retail would stop pushing Christmas on us early. They seem to do it earlier every year.

Sing it, catnappurr. It's 80 degrees outside and I don't need to look at no stinkin' lighted fake wreaths and such right now. Argh.

I agee, gadget girl - David's hair was awful in the fast glimpse I got as I flipped by the Q earlier today. Ya know, once long ago I thought he was a good host. When did he turn into a caricature of himself?
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Posted Sep 25, 2011 @ 5:29 PM

I don't watch QVC overnight, but was wondering if Jayne Brown was on then? If not, she must have something on someone as well. I rarely ever see her on any show other than in the morning. At least Pat can handle a show on her own. You'd think with the Duchess out sick, they'd haul Jayne's ass in to cover.
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#54068

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Posted Sep 25, 2011 @ 5:37 PM

I kept wandering by the Ho looking for something to pique my interest


Bless you for spelling "pique" correctly in this comment, caminlaca! You are one in a million, or at least one in a thousand. (Or do I mean one in nine hundred ninety-nine "and change"?)

Re: David Venable becoming a caricature of himself: I think it began happening the first time he had a disgusting foodgasm on the air and the phones lit up. They will continue to do whatever makes those phones ring and the orders come in. If he has to become some kind of Ken-haired clown, well, so be it.

But that makes me think about whether we have any power whatsoever. Maybe we could start a campaign where we call in or write in or something and promise to buy X many of X product if only they will promise to make Jane shut up for five minutes, for example. "Keep Jane from talking for another ten minutes -- just call up and order item STFU-999. If 300 people each call up and pledge $10, we will turn Jane's mic off for the next ten minutes and just show you the shoes and the colors they come in, and a little diagram about what sizes are available." It sounds great to me. I would be in for at least $50 in 10-dollar "purchases."

Last week I saw Shawn and a vendor trying to sell me some kind of Spanx-like camisole. I don't think it was actually Spanx brand, it was some off-brand. Anyway ... Shawn was literally, and I actually literally do mean "literally," fondling the mannequin's plastic breasts. I mean in a really off-putting way. "It holds you in here," (fondle-fondle-fondle) "and lifts you up here," (stroke-stroke caress) "and there's no 'bubbling over' right here (touchy-touchy-touch) ...." It was really awful/really great.
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#54069

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Posted Sep 25, 2011 @ 6:04 PM

Sharon Faetsch is the gorgeous redhead who always does the Gourmet Holiday and Food Fest shows. I love the faces she makes when she eats the food! Definitely a lot sexier than David Venable's "yum yum face".
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Edited by TWoP Howard, Sep 25, 2011 @ 8:13 PM.
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#54070

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Posted Sep 25, 2011 @ 7:15 PM

Anyway ... Shawn was literally, and I actually literally do mean "literally," fondling the mannequin's plastic breasts


LOL. When she was hosting PM Style this week, during a Breezie's presentation, she was doing the exact same thing. I sat there and said aloud, "Shawn is feeling up the mannequin on live TV!" It was really surprising to see. LOL.

Welcome to the boards, QVCDude and gadget girl!
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#54071

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Posted Sep 25, 2011 @ 9:14 PM

[I think that] the Q's SharonF [snip] studied at the school of the Rickster. Talk louder, faster, and feign uber excitement. The few minutes I saw of her today I swear she didn't take a breath.

I do enjoy seeing what new toys are available. Makes me wonder how we, as children, survived on Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys.

Edited by TWoP Howard, Sep 26, 2011 @ 1:29 AM.

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#54072

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 12:36 AM

Sharon Faetsch is gorgeous. She should do a porno movie.
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#54073

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 1:52 AM

I always had this secret theory that Lori Greiner was the floundering niece of the founder of QVC, who got nagged by an overbearing relative into giving her a job. And the Bee Alive lady was a crazy aunt.
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 6:01 AM

I always had this secret theory that [snip] the Bee Alive lady was a crazy aunt.

Who was the Bee Alive lady?
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#54075

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 11:12 AM

Last night I did a Ho check at midnight. The guest vendor was wearing a skin tight, SHINY GOLD, off the shoulder dress that was way too short, spray painted on, and wore 5 inch heels. She looked like she was ready to go out clubbing, but there she was selling scrapbooking cricut things. Did she think her audience would be the 30 something bar-hopping male that happens to have a thing for scrapbooking? Suzanne Runyan was with that vendor and Suzanne was dressed appropriately.
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#54076

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 11:14 AM

This "Dr. Gross" just screams used car salesman. And his model's face looks bizarre to me. I can't help but laugh when they show those ridiculous befores and afters where there is virtually no difference between the pics.. And then "Dr." goes on and on about the dramatic results. Yeah right.
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 11:42 AM

I also caught part of the Cricut show on HSN and, for having seen the vendor in the past wherein she was dressed acceptably, did find myself a bit taken aback at her appearance last night. Yep, the barhopping, hoochie mama appearance was weird. Not what one conjures up when you think 'crafting.'
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 12:23 PM

This "Dr. Gross" just screams used car salesman. And his model's face looks bizarre to me. I can't help but laugh when they show those ridiculous befores and afters where there is virtually no difference between the pics.. And then "Dr." goes on and on about the dramatic results. Yeah right.

I had to check out this TSV video, and you are so right about the dubious differences in the before and after pics! There were a few lessened lines but really? For $130, there have to be good exfoliation or even peel treatments you could get, that would do at least that much good.

And that "Doctor" is skeevy. I don't know if it's a vibe of "used car salesman" or more like "snake oil salesman," but I'm certainly not sold!
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#54079

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 12:39 PM

I don't watch QVC overnight, but was wondering if Jayne Brown was on then? If not, she must have something on someone as well. I rarely ever see her on any show other than in the morning. At least Pat can handle a show on her own. You'd think with the Duchess out sick, they'd haul Jayne's ass in to cover.


rustybones, Jayne was on overnights when she first started. Then she started doing the "Fashion Friday" show with Pat. I don't think that I have every seen her do any evening shows (6pm-12am). Lisa isn't sick she's on vacation. Her voice just decided too start it without her.
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#54080

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 12:43 PM

Suz at Large: The Bee Alive lady was this cloying little bee-like woman who sold some miracle bee formula (maybe actually honey? I don't remember) that would supposedly cure every ailment you could possibly imagine having and, by golly, make you wake up with a smile every morning just as a free bonus. She, along with Marvin Segal, the Lite-Bites guy who actually was related to Q's founder, were approximately the same era and both got into some kind of fraud/false claims trouble and disappeared
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 1:14 PM

Thanks. I'm kind of glad I missed the Bee Alive stuff. I probably would have been suckered in, at least for one large purchase. I hope I've learned to be more skeptical over the years!

However, it sounds like the Bee Alive lady was entertaining, perhaps in a snarkilicious kind of way.

Edited by Suz at Large, Sep 26, 2011 @ 1:14 PM.

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#54082

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 1:15 PM

The Bee Alive lady was this cloying little bee-like woman who sold some miracle bee formula (maybe actually honey? I don't remember) that would supposedly cure every ailment you could possibly imagine having and, by golly, make you wake up with a smile every morning just as a free bonus

I think you're talking about Madeline Balletta who sold some kind of Royal Jelly stuff on QVC back in the day. Hmmm, this makes me wonder what ever happened to her. I remember she had this mesmerizing way of speaking - all breathy and trying to appear sooo sincere. IIRC she even used to say her products were truly a 'gift from God' - talk about roping in the masses. She was a good one!
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#54083

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 1:43 PM

Bethlehem Lights must have made some deal with the Q to be the exclusive TSV for the Xmas in the Month shows. Now that most of their stuff is battery-operated they can sell anywahere, on QVC England, Germany, Tokyo without having to worry about electricity compatibility. They need a slogan: Bethelehem Lights: the lights never go out on our empire. Bethlehem Lights: we sell the same crap over and over by changing the shape of the bulb. Bethlehem Lights: how can you get by with just one (wreath, garland, what have you)? It's so tiring to see this over and over. I just wish sales would go down enough so they'd talk about something else for an hour, not just lights or candles.

VPH was making me seasick. She needs a spike shoved down the top of her head into her spine to keep that head straight and still.
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 3:05 PM

I always had this secret theory that Lori Greiner was the floundering niece of the founder of QVC, who got nagged by an overbearing relative into giving her a job. And the Bee Alive lady was a crazy aunt.

I haven't thought of that crazy aunt in years, but I remember her. I also think of her every time I pass a Bee Alive stand in the drugstore or grocery store. I actually bought a hand cream recently to help my cut and scraped hands after a home project.... the stink from that hand cream was enough to swear off the product/s the rest of my life.

Edited by TWoP Howard, Sep 26, 2011 @ 8:29 PM.

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#54085

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 3:13 PM

I also caught part of the Cricut show on HSN and, for having seen the vendor in the past wherein she was dressed acceptably, did find myself a bit taken aback at her appearance last night. Yep, the barhopping, hoochie mama appearance was weird. Not what one conjures up when you think 'crafting.'


Right? It was too short, and those hideous shoes didn't help. And I was totally distracted by the huge black box she had clipped to the back of that gold monstrosity she was wearing. I know it's for the thing in her ear, but it seemed really huge.
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#54086

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 3:28 PM

Linda Dano again this a.m. on the Q telling us how her own personal guests are in awe of her $20 strands of non-LED submersible wire lights that she has tossed around her home. Poor Pat Demented didn't know how to properly respond to Linda's comment that the new LED lights are just a horrible blueish shade and that's why she hates all the solar-powered lawn lights that the Q sells. Pat just kinda nodded an "uh huh" and continued walking around the set of Linda's TJSchmaxx fodder. Linda's hair is just bizarre. It's like a flat-ironed toupee that's been inverted onto her head. She is so course and brazen. Glad to see that poor Carolyn didn't have to deal w/her this time. Gunfire might have been involved.

Yes--please do something, Q, about Valerie Barf Hills' bobble-head, blinking, and tilting. She is beyond obnoxious as she is so faux in every way. At least there were no clips of her playing the piano (at about an elementary grade level).

Edited by TWoP Howard, Sep 26, 2011 @ 8:29 PM.

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#54087

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 3:56 PM

[snip]
Lisa R a pageant winner? Wha?, Miss Amazing Amazing Love Love Love?

That Cricut vendor on the HO maybe has the IQ of an eggplant (no insult to the eggplant intended). Well um like ya know weddings no wait showers I mean no like um ya know I mean holidays um really fun ya know.

Sheesh.

Edited by TWoP Howard, Sep 26, 2011 @ 8:30 PM.
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 4:34 PM

I don't know why but if I had the time I can watch VPH for hours. I just can't believe how sugar "sweet" and "dear" she is. I don't think I know anyone in my personal and/or professional life as nice as her. I wonder if it's genuine or she's just a really good saleswoman putting on a good show. The other night the word corny was taken to an all new level when Gobby was hosting "Heartfelt Homes (is it?) w/VPH" and when I tuned in they were both singing and doing the can can or Rockette type kicks. I actually thought it was funny but it could also have been delrium as it was nearly 2am.

Edited by marshmallowpeep, Sep 26, 2011 @ 4:56 PM.

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#54089

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 4:46 PM

You and me both, marshmallowpeep! VPH's products are my guilty pleasure, as far as QVC viewing goes. I'm not sure if I believe that she is as sweet as appears to be either, but her shows are always interesting to me. (However, I'm kind of a nut for seasonal decorating, so no wonder, haha)
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Edited by TWoP Howard, Sep 26, 2011 @ 8:21 PM.
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#54090

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

During this morning's fashion forum with Jayne, she said there would be an announcement about Quacker Factory at 8am. Did anyone hear what it was?
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