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(The Hollywood Reporter)   An inside look at QVC, which apparently is an $8 billion industry   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 17
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2012-12-24 05:42:44 PM
In case you were wondering, "The name is an initialism standing for Quality, Value, Convenience."
(from Wikipedia)
 
2012-12-24 06:00:21 PM
But you can have that industry for the crazy....I can't believe I'm doing this. The crazy low price of $1.4 billion.

You have to call in the next 16 minutes, though, folks.
 
2012-12-24 06:03:06 PM
 
2012-12-24 06:13:25 PM
Wow. My Grandma spends 8 billion a year? Had no idea!
 
2012-12-24 06:39:11 PM
I know someone who has sold his stuff on QVC. They are very clever in monitoring reaction. They know it takes X seconds for someone to pick up the phone and dial so they look for any surge in calls and can find out exactly what comment triggered that surge. The host then gets a message in his earphone telling him to ask the guest about that feature again to get more people to respond.
 
2012-12-24 06:39:24 PM

katzrc: Mike Rowe and the Katsak

/Caturday?


I have to think that Mike Rowe himself must have put this up on YouTube. Otherwise, that leads to the scary thought that someone, somewhere recorded untold hours of QVC footage, kept the tapes for 15 years, and then WATCHED THEM AGAIN only to realize that Mike Rowe was on the tapes. Maybe there was a friend of family member that recorded it and hung on to the tapes. Otherwise, I have this scary picture in my head of a hoarder with their house filled with QVC tapes and cats.
 
2012-12-24 06:40:01 PM

mayIFark: Wow. My Grandma spends 8 billion a year? Had no idea!


$4 billion. My mother in law spends the other $4 billion.
 
2012-12-24 07:00:47 PM
 
2012-12-24 07:22:05 PM

mjoven1975: mayIFark: Wow. My Grandma spends 8 billion a year? Had no idea!

$4 billion. My mother in law spends the other $4 billion.


It has to be more than $8 billion, between those two and my mother.....

UPS literally rerouted a truck to my rural house where I grew up. Every day, the UPS truck would come by the house and drop off a package. As I'd leave to go to class at the sort-a-local college, my mother would have me return items to the UPS facility.

It's been 20 years and when I stop by my mother's apartment for the weekly "take her to breakfast and grocery store" run, that farking channel is always playing on her TV, with the volume super high and at least one box from QVC unopened.

/needless to say, when my parents divorced 15 years ago, they had nearly $60K in credit card debt. I'll let you guess the major reason for the split....
 
2012-12-24 08:07:50 PM
They probably make half that off of the people featured on Hoarders.

o.b5z.net
 
2012-12-24 08:09:23 PM
But... there's a dragon ON the blade!
 
2012-12-24 08:22:43 PM
I work with a guy who always talks about blowing his money on the Home shopping network. It sounds like he and his old lady just sit around watching TV and order stuff day in and day out.
 
2012-12-24 11:05:59 PM

katzrc: Mike Rowe and the Katsak

/Caturday?


Mike Rowe and Animated Love
 
2012-12-25 12:00:01 AM

mjoven1975: mayIFark: Wow. My Grandma spends 8 billion a year? Had no idea!

$4 billion. My mother in law spends the other $4 billion.


$8 / 3 billion.

/Grandma
//I can't talk much. I have three open orders on Amazon right now.
 
2012-12-25 03:00:19 AM

toetag: mjoven1975: mayIFark: Wow. My Grandma spends 8 billion a year? Had no idea!

$4 billion. My mother in law spends the other $4 billion.

It has to be more than $8 billion, between those two and my mother.....

UPS literally rerouted a truck to my rural house where I grew up. Every day, the UPS truck would come by the house and drop off a package. As I'd leave to go to class at the sort-a-local college, my mother would have me return items to the UPS facility.

It's been 20 years and when I stop by my mother's apartment for the weekly "take her to breakfast and grocery store" run, that farking channel is always playing on her TV, with the volume super high and at least one box from QVC unopened.

/needless to say, when my parents divorced 15 years ago, they had nearly $60K in credit card debt. I'll let you guess the major reason for the split....


toetag this is not the first QVC related divorce story I've heard. my BIL personally knows a couple he told me of. the wife called it quits when she found out the reason she couldn't use their two car garage was one side was filled with unopened boxes from QVC while the other was home to two BMW motorcycles her husband never once drove. not everyone works hard when they work from home; hubby became a buyer/hoarder.

and you're a good daughter or son for taking your Mom to breakfast every week. bless your heart, that probably means more to her than you'll ever know.
 
2012-12-25 03:10:35 AM
My mother works for QVC. Just finished her fifth year there. She got a yoyo as a Christmas bonus.

They also made her double her hours for the xmas season, including working two 6 hour shifts a day. Or else they will fire her like they do everyone who questions these policies.
 
2012-12-25 11:12:34 PM
CSS...

Back when one of those home shopping channels limited the quantity you could buy on one of their special items, my mom would use my dead grandmother's shopper number to get more of said item.

Sadly, my grandmother wouldn't have minded. Whatever the QVC/HSN obsession gene is, it runs in all the women in my family. Not sure why I haven't succumbed.
 
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