Shopping Channel Shows
Posted Apr 2, 2012 @ 9:11 AM
Posted Apr 2, 2012 @ 3:07 PM
Three years with high sugars is three years of additional internal destruction. I'm not fond of Paula at all but as someone who was diagnosed four years ago, it is a disease that must be taken extremely seriously the moment you're diagnosed. To not come right out to her public and tell them, then change her (and her son's) marketability course immediately was a huge mistake. I understand her financial concerns but I think she could have transitioned from high fat, high sugar and crap to a healthy fare and not lost respect. Everyone already knew (come on Paula, the public isn't dense) that the foods she touted was poison. Now I'm not so sure she'll be able to salvage her career. She should at least salvage her health.
Posted Apr 2, 2012 @ 4:17 PM
Edited by CarpeDiem54, Apr 2, 2012 @ 5:23 PM.
Posted Apr 2, 2012 @ 9:04 PM
Edited by Susarb1, Apr 2, 2012 @ 9:05 PM.
Posted Apr 2, 2012 @ 9:04 PM
I blame Iman + alcohol for my addiction - I had gotten home from a long week of traveling and was looking to relax on a Friday night, and everything else seemed too mentally challenging other than HSN. All of a sudden I see Iman in all her supermodel glory telling me about her Global Chic rollerbag which is so lightweight (!!) and available in my favorite color purple (!!!) and she says "Darling, you can pick it up with one finger" and "You will look so fabulous with this luggage" and "Look at how glamorous I am" and I fell for it hook, line, and sinker, LOL. But to be fair, I got the bag and for $99 bucks, it is a great bag and I have gotten SO many compliments on it, and I really needed a lightweight in-between sized bag. I travel every week for consulting and it works for me, SO, therefore, it became a ritual to watch HSN and QVC when I get home from traveling on Friday nights.
I have some other observations about some of these shows/hosts:
- Suzie (?) - the blonde short-haired chick who wears no/pale lipstick and usually wears some sort of flat sandals and capris - does she think that's a good look for her?
- Lisa Robertson - She's pretty in a fake way, but I think I kind of like her
- Diane Gilman - I'm torn between thinking her clothes are unfashionable old-lady wear but when the models wear them cutely styled I want to order more
- Mally - Holy crap, I can't believe this gal developed a cosmetic line, let alone is allowed to speak and sell it on national TV - I envision a total nerd/ugly person behind the scenes who hired her thinking it would be more marketable with her - it's totally unfair, but I doubt her ability to even spell the word mascara, LOL
- Chaz Dean and Wen - I had been resisting the infomercials for months and finally gave in when they were on QVC...love it so far!!!
So, yeah, every Friday night with a little win by my side, I declare myself an HSN/QVC-holic!!!
Edited by EmbiggenedSoul, Apr 2, 2012 @ 9:08 PM.
Posted Apr 3, 2012 @ 6:17 AM
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Posted Apr 3, 2012 @ 2:38 PM
Yeah, but they'd have to sew a huge gusset in the bottom half of each pantleg, and add four inches of extra fabric to the bottom hem.
I had to snicker last night on PMS when The Duchess was going on about some Denim & Co. pants. They are so wonderful, and last so long. I doubt she's had her ass inside any Denim & Co. pants since she came to QVC. Just once, I wish TPTB would insist she wears what she's selling.
Posted Apr 3, 2012 @ 10:21 PM
Jeeze, I swear Rick is messing his shorts over the Dyson. I just bought it, at the same Q price, at Bed, Bath and Beyond, and I didn't have to pay their stupid shipping and handling of nearly $15. And good old Rick lied saying you can't find this Dyson because it's sold out-----BULL. B,B and B has a lot of them, and so does Costco. I just wonder how Q can basically fib about the retail price---doesn't their rules say that their retail value is what you'd pay at retail outlets? Well, the retail outlets here aren't selling the vacuum for $414.96. They're selling it for $299.
Edited by Darbar, Apr 3, 2012 @ 11:11 PM.
Posted Apr 4, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
I know what you mean, Purselover. Years ago QVC had better products so the hosts didn't have to lie to sell something and the price was lower so I didn't feel like I was being cheated. Now days the hosts say anything to sell something. Even though the customer reviews for the Stuffin Gourmet Parmesan Chicken say that it's processed ground chicken patties, the hosts keep misleading customers by showing an intact whole chicken breast. They should either tell the whole truth about the product or make Stuffin Gourmet change the product to reflect the presentation. We know they won't b/c they want to cut costs by using fillers but want people to pay the "gourmet" price. Pink slime has been in the news, is there a slime version for chicken? Ewww.
I'm finding all this dishonesty to be wearing and now I'm more suspicious than ever of the Q. I used to be a Q cheerleader.... so to have fallen this far into the abyss of negativity has even surprised me.
I agree. Those guys act more like they are doing a fashion segment on Entertainment Tonight rather than QVC. They are more hype than substance. Everything is "wear this on the red carpet". I'm not a Hollywood actress. No red carpet where I work, none at home, there might be one at the bake sale next month at the building entrance. I'm certain no one will care whether I'm wearing VT Luxe sunglasses or not. Who do those VT Luxe guys think they are selling to?
I don't know who these VT Luxe guys are or what this brand is, but they and it are bad.
I too saw Paul'r Deen selling that ham and saying it is "exclusively" at QVC. I've seen the Smithfield Hams at the grocery store. Her information was wrong unless they were playing with the wording, like this ham doesn't have salt solution added but the ones sold locally do. Also, Paul'r seems to speak slower now and sometimes forgets what she is going to say. David steps in and finishes her thoughts for her more often than not. She seems more confused and unfocused now.
ITA. Just tell people the truth and go on from there. She again stated that she "eats everything in moderation" when someone asked about her diabetes.
I understand her financial concerns but I think she could have transitioned from high fat, high sugar and crap to a healthy fare and not lost respect.
I'm looking forward to Thursday, too! It sort of feels like "Old Q" programming: Artisan-Crafted Silver, Cottage Farms, Quacker, Taxco. Then, Doris Robert's makes her Italian Stoneware debut in the afternoon. I'm curious how Doris will do so I'll try to watch. At least the programming isn't another Dyson, computer, handbag or electronic item.
Hooray, an Artisan-Crafted Sterling from Indonesia TSV on Thursday,
Welcome! Diane Gilman is a piece of work. While selling jeans and tops she expounds on her days as a rock star groupie. You'll hear more than you want to. I remember her selling a jacket that had a key chain loop sewn on the front. She said she thought of that design years ago after she had been partying hard with some rock star. She had a hang over and couldn't find her car keys when she woke up. If only her jacket had a key chain attached to it back then she wouldn't have lost her keys. Her mind works differently from most of us.
- Diane Gilman - I'm torn between thinking her clothes are unfashionable old-lady wear but when the models wear them cutely styled I want to order more - by EmbiggenedSoul
Edited by SunShine Gal, Apr 4, 2012 @ 2:13 PM.
Posted Apr 4, 2012 @ 5:15 PM
Just tell people the truth and go on from there. She again stated that she "eats everything in moderation" when someone asked about her diabetes.
I think it would have been the decent and honest thing to do. Eating everything in moderation is not the answer and a dangerous message to give people out there struggling with this horrific disease because high cholesteral and blood pressure also go with it and an extreme change in eating behaviors as well as losing quite a bit of weight while exercising and tossing the salt and fats is necessary along with no sugars. Looking at her I'd say she's only giving diabetes a cursory nod at best. Not good enough I'm sad to say.....
Posted Apr 4, 2012 @ 5:24 PM
Posted Apr 4, 2012 @ 6:50 PM
Caught a few minutes at the beginning of Anything Goes last night, with Shawny Sue running around the set wearing a bizarre yellow and red print dress with a yellow shawl-sweater and red tights. The only accessory missing to complete her clown outfit was a red rubber ball nose.
Posted Apr 4, 2012 @ 7:02 PM
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 10:36 AM
Maybe the should bring over their "artists" from China to sell the products they make.
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 12:54 PM
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 2:06 PM
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 5:08 PM
I'd always heard that the waitlist of sold out stuff is more due to the amount of folks who buy on check hold (or with regular checks) and never end up finishing the deal. I think it's common for folks to reserve items on check hold and then wait for reviews to come in.
Speaking of potential clunkers - what's up with today's TSV? It was 'gone' by 12pm EST and when I clicked to even see what it was all sizes and colors are still available.
Get ready for ducklips Dalton - she's got the TSV tomorrow. I still don't know what qualifies her as an beauty expert.
Edited by shopper gal, Apr 5, 2012 @ 5:08 PM.
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 6:30 PM
Tonight's WTF item on the Q was cotton candy ornamental grass. Very odd. I can picture that with some matching pink flamingos to annoy my neighbors.
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 6:56 PM
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 7:07 PM
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 9:26 PM
And we all get older, embrace it. The rolls of back flesh escaping from her corseted top didn't conjure up a dainty temple dancer. If she undid here stays her torso might actually balance that ginormous head. As it is I fear she'll topple over without tethers to hold that cranium in place.
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 10:59 PM
Happened to tune into That's Cool with Jane. She was presenting waterproof mattress pads. Complete with the endless demo of the blue urine. Cool? Seriously?
"That's Drool" with Jane?
Posted Apr 6, 2012 @ 2:15 AM
Honestly, what it WRONG with these people?
Posted Apr 6, 2012 @ 8:25 AM
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Posted Apr 6, 2012 @ 5:03 PM
It got here today and I'm shocked at how thin and miserable the material is. I could easily poke my fingernail through the fabric if I tried (which I didn't... ). The style and color (coral) is cute, but it was as thin as tissue and horribly made with one button's thread caught in a continuous loop. Made in China (natch), Lori Goldstein's "label" is nothing but ink stamped on the material like those T-Shirts you can buy in a package of 3 at WalMart. And on top of that it was $60 with shipping & handling. I have to send it back, even though I'm going to be dinged for return shipping. Is there anything on the Q that is worth buying?
Anyone else creeped out by the selling of items based on the artifacts that were found on the Titanic? Maybe it's just me but I don't think I'd want to look down on a ring or bracelet knowing that it was based on the design of an item that someone was wearing when they died. It was the first thing I thought of.... maybe it's the incredible tragedy of the Titanic that gets me because it's certainly not a unique idea, but no... I can't do it.
Posted Apr 6, 2012 @ 5:26 PM
Actually, I'd like to see Anthony Bourdain on the Q. He's so blunt, brutal,politically incorrect and honest.
The day that happens he can officially shut his pie hole about how much the *other* cooks like Pauler and Rachel Ray are sell outs. I find him pompous. He has good points, but his delivery is egotistical and just ack.
Purselover - your link didn't work, but I remember that cardigan. I thought it was kinda cute too, bummer it's crummy fabric.
Is there anything on the Q that is worth buying?
I thought about this and the only thing I can come up with are some of the beauty sets - not the individual items b/c the Q sneakily takes 2 bucks off retail, however charges 7 bucks to ship to you. I shake my head at folks that don't get that. I know I know, I live in BFE and don't have a lot of good B&M stores, but there are so many other places to go on the 'net for bargains. I will give it to the Q...they partner with brands like Tarte and Philosophy and every once and a while a true value. The Tarte Emphasize Eyes kit I got over the holidays from the Q was a stellar value, even with S&H.
Posted Apr 6, 2012 @ 6:45 PM