Someone is having another demonstration party

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
March 19, 2009 12:33pm CST
It seems that about every month a friend or friend of a friend is having some kind of demonstration party. I have to keep turning down the invites. I don't know about you but I can't afford to go to one of these demonstrations. I really don't need to buy something I don't need. Anyone else turning down these types of invites besides me?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
20 Mar 09
no, thank heavens i haven't had any invites to any in a long time. things they have at those parties are higher than cat hair. i'm like u i need nothing to go in this house. need to be having a sale myself. lol
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
20 Mar 09
You're too funny. Thanks for making me laugh.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Mar 09
u are very welcome. we all need a good laugh.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
23 Mar 09
higher than cat hair
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• United States
20 Mar 09
I can't afford them either, and when I do go, I end up buying stuff that I don't need that is too expensive, then paying WAY too much for shipping on top of that. Once I was invited to a jewelry party and my friend told me that I didn't have to buy anything and that it was just a reason to get together. Then afterward, the jewelry lady told her that she couldn't understand why the sales were so low. My friend didn't care, and also didn't have enough sales to earn her her free gift. she must have told a lot of us that we didn't have to buy anything. Either way, I just tell my friends up front that money's tight and I can't afford stuff that I don't need. I am going to a gold party this weekend though. At this party, you bring gold that you want to sell - not good jewelry necessarily, but mismatched earrings, broken chains, etc. They weigh what you want to sell and then pay you the rate that gold is going for that day. Now THAT'S the kind of party I won't turn down. Too bad I don't have lots of gold laying around! LOL!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
20 Mar 09
Now that I would like. Go to a party and come out with money!
• United States
23 Mar 09
I just got back from the gold party. I took some broken necklaces, single earrings (even the old studs that were used to pierce my ears in 1984) and some charms from the bottom of my jewelry box. I had no idea some of the stuff was even gold! I walked out with $155. I had a few pieces that I decided not to sell at the last minute and that was ok. In the end after the guy paid me (cash) he popped the gems out of the settings so I could reuse/sell them.
• United States
19 Mar 09
Everyone has one reason or another to have one of these parties. I had friends who just liked to have parties because they thought they were fun. Because I feel the same way you do and I would not want to ask others to come to a party myself, I have no problem being busy or declining the invite. I just love it when I decline and then they want to give me a catalog to order from. Isn't that fun.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
20 Mar 09
Oh yeah, that ruins everything.
@bmorehouse1 (1029)
• United States
19 Mar 09
I most often turn them down. Usually whatever they are selling is way too expensive for me. I have gone to a couple where I just simply did not buy anything. I feel bad about it, but not bad enough to buy something I don't need and spend money that I can use in a better way. There have been other times that I bought the cheapest thing I could find in the book. I don't like doing that either. So the lesser of two evils is simply not go! Best wishes!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
20 Mar 09
I've done that before too - buying the cheapest thing.
@daneg33 (1131)
• Canada
19 Mar 09
I get invites to tupperware, candlelite, and passion parties. I usually just say I am busy and can't attend. It can be a real hassle if you do go to one, because usually the person who is doing the selling is also trying to get more bookings, so if you are in attendance, you might get conned into having your own "party" and then trying to convince people to show up at your place.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
19 Mar 09
Not to mention you feel obligated to buy something.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I feel the same way lately. I only attend when it is a very good friend. And my good friends understand when I don't want to spend much. I go to support them and they appreciate that.