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3 hours ago, mpeeps said:

David Markstein works for former host and has been to Italy with Ant and shared some stories about her love for jewelry to maybe convince you to donate to Ant's GFM. 

Ohhhhh, got it, thanks 

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Ugh, I realize it's a clearance show, but why is Rinna on my teevee screen? I saw several late night (CA time) shows that were host only. I thought we were done with her. 

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8 minutes ago, emmawoodhouse said:

Ugh, I realize it's a clearance show, but why is Rinna on my teevee screen? I saw several late night (CA time) shows that were host only. I thought we were done with her. 

Wishful thinking. Another one who appeals to the lowest common denominator. 

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I wonder of ankle bracelets are back in style?  I’ve been hearing about them here and there, and Amy just had a JAI one on for $100.

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31 minutes ago, Thumper said:

I wonder of ankle bracelets are back in style?  I’ve been hearing about them here and there, and Amy just had a JAI one on for $100.

It pairs really well with orange. 
Her faux tan is awful. 

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15 minutes ago, LeeDenny said:

It pairs really well with orange. 
Her faux tan is awful. 

You know whose faux tan is even worse? Model Jacqui. Just awful.

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Shawn’s on, so I’m done with tonight’s Fashion Night In.  
 

Time to finish my book.

 

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I’ve seen Amy & her husband do unboxing (on her Instagram) of the items she has bought from QVC. She does it Friday night and usually has 3-5 packages. She mentioned they get a 30% discount. Anyway, she buys a lot and her packages seem to arrive in 5 days because she keeps saying I bought these from Monday’s show. Her husband isn’t on camera since he’s filming her but he sounds like a nice guy and comments on the outfits. In general it’s only nice comments. She has a nice gig and might as well buy it while you can. LOL!!!!
 

P.S.: Who is it that we can’t mention and why? Are they a criminal or something? 

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4 hours ago, ByaNose said:

P.S.: Who is it that we can’t mention and why? Are they a criminal or something? 

A former host who left with much fanfare to strike up on her own.  Had her own forum thread at one time, which was shut down and comments about her forbidden after she filed some sort of cease and desist action against this site.

My details are probably fuzzy, but the gist is there.

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3 hours ago, hummingbird said:

I don't think they ever went out of style. I like them in the summer

I used to wear them a lot in summer.  

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I was interested in the DynaTrap TSV to repel mosquitoes from my outdoor dining table, but the 2/$39 price includes only a half dozen 6-hour scent pads. Using both "candles" for an afternoon-to-evening cookout, that's only three uses! Three uses for 40 bucks? No, thanks. For the TSV, they should have included several dozen refills.

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4 hours ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

A former host who left with much fanfare to strike up on her own.  Had her own forum thread at one time, which was shut down and comments about her forbidden after she filed some sort of cease and desist action against this site.

My details are probably fuzzy, but the gist is there.

Which also marked the beginning of the end for QVC. Not that she was best thing about it, but back during her era it was generally much better across the board. The sets were better. The Christmas decorations/lights were better. Even ITKWD was more interesting.

Now it's all dollar store crap and oddly overpriced food.

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42 minutes ago, Captain Bob said:

Which also marked the beginning of the end for QVC. Not that she was best thing about it, but back during her era it was generally much better across the board. The sets were better. The Christmas decorations/lights were better. Even ITKWD was more interesting.

Now it's all dollar store crap and oddly overpriced food.

Agreed, at least as it pertains to the broadcasts.  The website has a vast array of products that never make it on air, though with Q's unreliable shipping and customer unfriendly cancel policies, it's a little scary to pull the trigger.

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3 hours ago, HissyFit said:

I was interested in the DynaTrap TSV to repel mosquitoes from my outdoor dining table, but the 2/$39 price includes only a half dozen 6-hour scent pads. Using both "candles" for an afternoon-to-evening cookout, that's only three uses! Three uses for 40 bucks? No, thanks. For the TSV, they should have included several dozen refills.

Eight-packs of refills for $22.50 plus the usual shipping and tax.

Why they aren't flashing that up on screen during presentations I don't know.  Although I agree it wouldn't take long to run through the pads, especially if you need to put both of the units into use at the same time.

https://www.qvc.com/DynaTrap-Set-of-8-Repeller-Tabs-for-DynaShield.product.F14394.html

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Citronella candles or torches work great for a lot less money. 

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1 hour ago, LeeDenny said:

Citronella candles or torches work great for a lot less money. 

They sure do...we even like the Off Citronella coils.

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Mosquitoes hate wind. If you can aim a big electric fan at your seating area, that will help chase them away. You could also try a small battery-powered personal fan and point it at your face.

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15 minutes ago, Coffeecup said:

Mosquitoes hate wind. If you can aim a big electric fan at your seating area, that will help chase them away. You could also try a small battery-powered personal fan and point it at your face.

Good to know.  I know citronella works, but I don’t like the smell.

 

 

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I saw/heard MaryBeth say they hired 3 new host and she introduced one of them. A female who’s name I can’t recall. I’m assuming the other two are woman since QVC hates male host. LOL!!! 

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Watching the Food Network the past few days,  I've seen ads for QVC several times. Q must be desperate now since they are marketing on other networks. I'm not sure I've ever seen that. I found QVC accidentally by channel surfing.

In their ad they show items I wouldn't buy (like a purse that is held like a lantern) and brands I have yet to see but I'm already unimpressed. They show Shawn and Sandra presenting items and acting like it's one big party with models and OAPs. 

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6 minutes ago, hummingbird said:

what it is supposed to show is beyond me 

Shows many meat patties oozing, as opposed to one single patty oozing.

What are you, daft?

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13 hours ago, TexasTiffany said:

Watching the Food Network the past few days,  I've seen ads for QVC several times. Q must be desperate now since they are marketing on other networks. I'm not sure I've ever seen that. I found QVC accidentally by channel surfing.

In their ad they show items I wouldn't buy (like a purse that is held like a lantern) and brands I have yet to see but I'm already unimpressed. They show Shawn and Sandra presenting items and acting like it's one big party with models and OAPs. 

What times of day were you seeing these ads?  Have you seen them on the weekends too, especially daytime weekends, when their viewership tends to be highest? 

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21 minutes ago, letusprocrastinate said:

What times of day were you seeing these ads?  Have you seen them on the weekends too, especially daytime weekends, when their viewership tends to be highest? 

IIRC, I started seeing them last Saturday in the afternoon. Monday and Tuesday afternoon also. 

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I must not get out enough but I’ve never heard Wagyu Kobe Style Beef. Should I have? I guess this isn’t sold at my local Giant. So, if I buy the 12 count it breaks down to $5.83166667. I guess that isn’t horrible. I think our local Five Guys (Philly area) is about that for a burger I believe but is it Wagyu Kobe? That’s the question. LOL!!!! It’s currently 88 degrees here (not far from QVC) and, I hope everyone has a great day. 

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7 hours ago, letusprocrastinate said:

What times of day were you seeing these ads?  Have you seen them on the weekends too, especially daytime weekends, when their viewership tends to be highest? 

I've seen some QVC commercials as well. I couldn't tell you when or where, but I just noticed because I never saw them before. 

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1 hour ago, ByaNose said:

I must not get out enough but I’ve never heard Wagyu Kobe Style Beef. Should I have? I guess this isn’t sold at my local Giant. So, if I buy the 12 count it breaks down to $5.83166667. I guess that isn’t horrible. I think our local Five Guys (Philly area) is about that for a burger I believe but is it Wagyu Kobe? That’s the question. LOL!!!! It’s currently 88 degrees here (not far from QVC) and, I hope everyone has a great day. 

You're not going to find it at Giant  😉

Waygu (literally, "Japanese cow") beef is produced by four breeds of Japanese cattle.  Kobe is one because of the region it usually comes from.  The Japanese take the reputation of the beef produced very seriously.  As a result, it's highly regulated. 

Said cattle do get exported to other countries, such as the US.  Kobe-style means crossbreeding between cattle which by the definition would produce Kobe beef and American cattle, usually Aberdeen.  Essentially you're getting dual-citizenship beef, which is why Q and Rastelli have to use that phrasing.  There are producers in the US which produce straight-up Waygu but that is a heckuva lot more expensive to buy. 

One feature of Waygu and the crossbreeds is marbling and therefore high fat content. 

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6 minutes ago, letusprocrastinate said:

You're not going to find it at Giant  😉

Waygu (literally, "Japanese cow") beef is produced by four breeds of Japanese cattle.  Kobe is one because of the region it usually comes from.  The Japanese take the reputation of the beef produced very seriously.  As a result, it's highly regulated. 

Said cattle do get exported to other countries, such as the US.  Kobe-style means crossbreeding between cattle which by the definition would produce Kobe beef and American cattle, usually Aberdeen.  Essentially you're getting dual-citizenship beef.  There are places in the US that produce straight-up Waygu but that is a heckuva lot more expensive to buy.

One feature of Waygu and the crossbreeds is marbling and therefore high fat content.

Thanks for the info. Who knew? I will pass and stick with my frozen patties or cheap ground beef. That said, the outdoor QVC set is really nice. I’d love to have that backyard.

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I knew it is considered very “high end,” but I didn’t really know why. Thanks for the explanation!

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17 minutes ago, ByaNose said:

Thanks for the info. Who knew? I will pass and stick with my frozen patties or cheap ground beef. That said, the outdoor QVC set is really nice. I’d love to have that backyard.

 

15 minutes ago, Thumper said:

I knew it is considered very “high end,” but I didn’t really know why. Thanks for the explanation!

You're welcome!

If you asked me, not that you would but I'll answer anyway, if you could travel overseas to get world-class beef on a regular basis my answer would be to go to Japan and Argentina.

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52 minutes ago, emmawoodhouse said:

What exactly is Wagyu Kobe STYLE beef? What's the fake out? 

"Unfortunately, while “Kobe” beef is trademarked in Japan, that trademark does not extend outside the country’s borders. Many shady restaurants, grocery stores, and wholesalers will attempt to sell non-authentic Wagyu beef and steaks as “Kobe,” “Kobe-Style,” or “Wagyu” in order to charge higher prices."

https://www.mychicagosteak.com/steak-university/wagyu-kobe-beef-difference/

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8 minutes ago, RubberbandGirl said:

"Unfortunately, while “Kobe” beef is trademarked in Japan, that trademark does not extend outside the country’s borders. Many shady restaurants, grocery stores, and wholesalers will attempt to sell non-authentic Wagyu beef and steaks as “Kobe,” “Kobe-Style,” or “Wagyu” in order to charge higher prices."

https://www.mychicagosteak.com/steak-university/wagyu-kobe-beef-difference/

Thanks.  Absolutely an important thing to know.

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1 hour ago, letusprocrastinate said:

 

You're welcome!

If you asked me, not that you would but I'll answer anyway, if you could travel overseas to get world-class beef on a regular basis my answer would be to go to Japan and Argentina.

I have a friend who went to Argentina for a week. She and her husband did nothing but grill various cuts of beef for their vacay.

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We have close friends who are from Argentina - they moved here to the US in 2001.  Watching them barbecue meat is really a thing of beauty.  It's very simple - salt and pepper.  With chimichurri sauce (oil, vinegar, parsley and garlic) on the side, usually.  Of course, they complain that beef here is not as good, cuts of beef here are very different....fortunately for us, they have friends who own an Argentine grocery store, so they have a "source".

And, of course, it's nothing but meat at their barbecues.  No sides - LOL!  Maybe a salad?  Argentinians are very meat-centric. 

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17 minutes ago, lovemesomejoolery said:

We have close friends who are from Argentina - they moved here to the US in 2001.  Watching them barbecue meat is really a thing of beauty.  It's very simple - salt and pepper.  With chimichurri sauce (oil, vinegar, parsley and garlic) on the side, usually.  Of course, they complain that beef here is not as good, cuts of beef here are very different....fortunately for us, they have friends who own an Argentine grocery store, so they have a "source".

And, of course, it's nothing but meat at their barbecues.  No sides - LOL!  Maybe a salad?  Argentinians are very meat-centric. 

Probably complaining about prices for decent Malbec too...

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Watching Q2 with a “blouson” swimsuit top.  Note to all swimsuit designers, from a tummy-challenged person:  YOU ARE NOT FOOLING US!  A blouson screams “ I have a belly!!!!”        Now Stop It!   

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3 hours ago, Thumper said:

I knew it is considered very “high end,” but I didn’t really know why. Thanks for the explanation!

They drink champagne.

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On 4/27/2021 at 10:26 AM, HissyFit said:

I was interested in the DynaTrap TSV to repel mosquitoes from my outdoor dining table, but the 2/$39 price includes only a half dozen 6-hour scent pads. Using both "candles" for an afternoon-to-evening cookout, that's only three uses! Three uses for 40 bucks? No, thanks. For the TSV, they should have included several dozen refills.

I was interested in that too until I saw how many refills are in it. Sounds like I could spend a small fortune on those refills every summer. I passed.

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So interesting listening to the background information from people here about the Waygu and Kobe beef.

Started me wondering about Kobe Bryant, the late great NBA player who was killed in a helicopter crash with many, including his daughter.

He was named Kobe after the famous beef of Japan. His parents saw it on a restaurant menu...hah! And now you know...the rest of the story. 😊

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I must say Katia looks stunning this morning. She has her up & tussled looking and wearing one of Graver’s printed tops off the shoulder. Oh! To be young and thin. Really though she looks amazing. It’s funny how Graver’s clothes look like Dolce & Gabbana compared to the god awful and ugly LOVO stuff. 

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Sounds like the newly-created I Love QVC Facebook group contains plenty of people who would rather express why they don't love QVC (ie. whole lotta complaining going on).

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They are just spittin’ in the wind. Props to them for trying though. 

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My God!  The rules on that "I Love QVC" Facebook group!

If you feel compelled to have to post rules saying you can't bash QVC - IN AN "I LOVE QVC" Facebook GROUP (imagine me yelling that part), you know you've got a problem! 

Here are a few of my favorite ones:

Be Kind - Negativity is not welcomed here

No Bashing QVC as a whole, not the hosts, guests or customer service. Keep opinions to yourself regarding hosts appearances, product pricing, where products are made or any general negativity.

No Pandemic Negativity

We are in a pandemic, the world is different. No posts regarding slow ship times, long customer service hold time, hosts not being able to eat the food or mentioning “social distance” or wearing masks

(my comment here:  Interesting that they continue to want to say all of their "problems" are due to it being a pandemic and that the "world is different".  The world hasn't been all that "different", with respect to delivery and order issues, at any other place I shop!)

No Venting Complaints or Order Issues to the Group

If you dislike the way QVC does something or have a problem with your orders please contact customer service and keep the negativity out of our group. Thank you!

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It sounds like people aren’t following those rules! 😂

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54 minutes ago, lovemesomejoolery said:

My God!  The rules on that "I Love QVC" Facebook group!

If you feel compelled to have to post rules saying you can't bash QVC - IN AN "I LOVE QVC" Facebook GROUP (imagine me yelling that part), you know you've got a problem! 

Here are a few of my favorite ones:

Be Kind - Negativity is not welcomed here

No Bashing QVC as a whole, not the hosts, guests or customer service. Keep opinions to yourself regarding hosts appearances, product pricing, where products are made or any general negativity.

No Pandemic Negativity

We are in a pandemic, the world is different. No posts regarding slow ship times, long customer service hold time, hosts not being able to eat the food or mentioning “social distance” or wearing masks

(my comment here:  Interesting that they continue to want to say all of their "problems" are due to it being a pandemic and that the "world is different".  The world hasn't been all that "different", with respect to delivery and order issues, at any other place I shop!)

No Venting Complaints or Order Issues to the Group

If you dislike the way QVC does something or have a problem with your orders please contact customer service and keep the negativity out of our group. Thank you!

Rules like the on the internet are almost begging for negative comments.

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I'd like to know if the rules were there from the beginning and people have been ignoring them or if they had to add them soon after they realized that the "I Love QVC" Facebook group was not turning into the bastion of sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows they envisioned and they set themselves up for the loveqvc hashtag to be an object of mockery.

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