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(Marketwatch)   Avon won't be calling much longer   (marketwatch.com) divider line 17
    More: Fail, Avon's Silpada, net sales, Avon Products, AVP, devaluations  
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3345 clicks; posted to Business » on 13 Feb 2013 at 10:44 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-02-13 10:10:52 AM  
I think the only thing that will save Avon is to bring back and expand the Sweet Pickles line of products.
 
2013-02-13 10:25:32 AM  
Silpada? That still exists? I thought Pandora bracelets killed it, and Alex and Ani nailed the coffin shut....

\still remember Silpada being one of my best friend's wife's stops along the side-work line that eventually led to her being a Reiki priestess
 
2013-02-13 10:41:58 AM  
door-to-door

Yeah, that may be the problem. There's this new thing now -it's called the interweb or something.
 
2013-02-13 10:51:30 AM  
Is it 1979?
 
2013-02-13 10:54:47 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: door-to-door

Yeah, that may be the problem. There's this new thing now -it's called the interweb or something.


Oh, they just expanded the door-to-door business to new and exotic markets.  Like the Brazilian rainforest.
 
2013-02-13 12:21:55 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: door-to-door

Yeah, that may be the problem. There's this new thing now -it's called the interweb or something.


The only way door-to-door would work is to hire 21-year-old models with tiny outfits as salespeople and sell to husbands and boyfriends.
 
2013-02-13 12:38:10 PM  

clkeagle: Because People in power are Stupid: door-to-door

Yeah, that may be the problem. There's this new thing now -it's called the interweb or something.

The only way door-to-door would work is to hire 21-year-old models with tiny outfits as salespeople and sell to husbands and boyfriends.


But how would they sell anything when their mouth while on their hands and knees?
 
2013-02-13 01:12:55 PM  
My wife likes some Avon products, so I found them on Amazon.  Door to door? Pfft.
 
2013-02-13 01:15:53 PM  
It's like Tupperware vs. Rubbermaid...

Rubbermaid will be here long after tupperware is just a memory..
 
2013-02-13 01:32:00 PM  
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Not if he has anything to say about it.
 
2013-02-13 01:33:40 PM  
What do you expect from a company run by women?

\ducks and runs
 
2013-02-13 02:18:16 PM  
My wife made the mistake of ordering a bunch of Christmas gifts from a friend who is an Avon rep... a couple of months ahead of time. Only half the stuff came in before Christmas.

Avon deserves to become extinct. Its business model is bad enough, but its service has gotten worse.
 
2013-02-13 03:51:20 PM  
Because People in power are Stupid: door-to-door

Am I alone in being suspicious of anything being sold door to door?

// I even remember a case where fake girl scouts were out selling fake girl scout cookies.

// yeah yeah, you're gathering money for your school to go on a trip. Well when I was your age, I went to school in the hood, it didn't have money for shiat and neither did my folks.

So you know what I did, I worked my ass off if I wanted something. So my advice to you is that If you want money for a trip, get your ass out there and start mowing lawns instead of selling overpriced candy.

// I also sold candy ... that I had smuggled into a closed campus school ... much better margins than selling door to door ;)
 
2013-02-13 09:36:57 PM  
an Avon lady was going door to door in a high rise apartment building. she was alone in the elevator when she felt the need to expel horrible flatulence. she quickly went through her sample bag and began spraying "Holiday Evergreens" to mask the stench.

seconds later the bell dinged and the door opened. a fellow got in and his breathing quickly became obvious. the Avon rep smiled and said "I'm with Avon. That's Holiday Evergreens. Do you like it?"

gasping for air the fellow honestly replied "I dunno lady. Smells like someone shiat a Christmas tree!"
 
2013-02-13 11:10:28 PM  
Hey, plaigiarismitter, I submitted the same headline a few months ago.


http://www.fark.com/comments/7212550/Avon-may-not-be-calling-much-lo ng er
 
2013-02-14 12:43:10 AM  
They spent $280M defending their former CEO, Andrea Jung, against charges of bribing foreign officials.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000087239639044363540457803820305288 1 038.html

Good work Avon.
 
2013-02-14 12:49:16 AM  
Why does the avon lady walk funny?

Because her lips-stick.
 
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