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Date: 2/18/11 1:59 PM

I just got an e-mail that Singer is having a Singer Sewing machine home parties before Mother's Day & asked if I would like to apply. ...In a way it is really a good idea, I remember those type of parties for Fuller Brush, Tupperware, & like that.
It says they provide the training on the machines too. .....What do you guys think? Anyone going to apply? Good idea on the companies part or no?
Thank you ....

This is a me being curious & wanting other's thoughts thread. I do not know if it is something I would do by myself.
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Date: 2/18/11 2:45 PM

I wouldn't have thought the world needed yet one more "home party" idea. Makes me shudder that they are still around. They were a way to have "ladies" do the work of merchandising for companies for very little return while companies made the real profits (Tupperware and Avon being the most common examples). In some ways Mary Kay gave the best returns, but in general, they require you to recruit others in a somewhat pyramidal scheme sort of deal, and after decades of this stuff, it's too bad it hasn't died out. If Singer dealers want to host parties where people can sew and learn, let them use their stores! And I mean this in a good way....

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Date: 2/18/11 2:49 PM

Interesting...

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Date: 2/18/11 2:50 PM

Yes, that is what came to my personal e-mail.
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Date: 2/18/11 2:51 PM

Hmmm..... more food for thought. .... I wonder why they did not want to have them at the store....except at our dealership there is no room! It is very small. ....interesting though....

Would they think men would come too I wonder? As we know men sew too....My Dad sewed for years on his Singer 99. .......Mom did not sew & never had any interest in it. ......
I wonder if they sent these at random to men as well as women?
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Date: 2/18/11 3:02 PM

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Yes, that is what came to my personal e-mail.

What you think, Rock N Roll?

looks like the host is allowed to borrow a machine and you have to spend money to host this event. I am not sure how much you get as discount but I think its only 20 percent. they arent giving away their machines. I dont like it that they just let you borrow it. Thats odd.

still not sure about this, Why would they do this? Do they need sales?

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Date: 2/18/11 3:08 PM

Honestly I hate partys like that - if you attend, whether you want anything at all or not, you feel obligated to buy. I'm thinking a sewing machine is kind of big for that scenario.

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Date: 2/18/11 3:29 PM

I have enjoyed going to parties like this in the past. I'm all for any excuse to get out the house and have some wine with friends and shop!
I was a Mary Kay consultant for a year. I stopped shortly after realizing that I wasn't setting my own hours and they expected me to recriut, blah blah. Wasn't my thing.

But SEWING MACHINES??? I mean we all at some point need skin care, awesome cooking utensils, (Pampered Chef), plastic containers, and such. But home parties for sewing machines, yes, seems a little desperate.
Maybe it's just cheaper than having a dealership? Maybe they think if the machine is demonstrated in the casual comfort of a home, people would regain an interest in sewing again? From that angle it might not be a bad thing.

You could make things up ahead of time to pass around, showing what cool things can be sewn on the machine.

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Date: 2/18/11 5:00 PM

How did you get on their list in the first place? I am guesing they want you to host a "sewing party". Interesting indeed.

If someone I knew (not too far from home) was going to do this, I think I would go. No, I do not need another machine, but it would be interesting to see a new Singer in action.

Never any demo's at JoAnn's--as I seldom go there anyway and never saw them demo one of the Singers when I was in the store. I can't even get a Viking dealer to chat with me about their machines. Too busy talking to each other--and these women are nearly 60 years old.

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Date: 2/18/11 5:29 PM

i just dont get how they let you borrow the machine, What if it breaks in your possession or worse yet one of your party people breaks it? Are we liable for it? Im sure the answer is YES! I think its a weird idea, I much rather buy make up or tupperware.

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