One time. Probably won't do it again.
It was a Basso all weather coat. The item was made defectively by the manufacturer. There were no button holes to attach the "detachable" hood that was in the pocket of the coat when I received it.
There was a large selection of the coat in the as is section and at the same time they were presenting the same coat with a different item number for $25 more on TV.
Q apparently will accept defective runs from the manufacturer and then sell those in the as is section.
I thought as is were things maybe sent back by customer after customer tried on or things like that. Did not know it included defective merchandise with large lots of the item all with the same defect.
Last edited on 7/29/2010
Last edited on 7/29/2010
Someone posted about buying an "as is" temptations bread box I think just recently. They received it, but the item inside was not the color that the box and her receipt had on it. I imagine that was the problem- wrong color.
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I purchased a couple of "as-is" items a few years back. At the time, they were candles from VPH.
There was nothing wrong with any of them. They were gift sets and they had all of their accessories, lids, and were never burned. I did worry about them being burned previously because that's always a possibility, but they weren't.
I don't think it hurts to try if it's something you really want.
Interesting, I never knew about the "as is" section.
I bought an "as is" Michael Dawkins bracelet, multi strand with pearls for about 1/4 of the regular price, and it was in perfect condition--just didnt have the box. The bracelet is still one of their products and still selling for about 75% more than I paid for mine. I would definitely buy "as is", sometimes it was just used for on air presentation and the box was missplaced.
I bought two "as is" organizers for underneath the sinks or closets. And I was thrilled. All the parts were there and the items looked brand new, except for the extra tape closing the package. And it is a well made item that cost alot less. I would do it again.
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I purchased an "as is" set of Reed and Barton and there was nothing wrong. I would buy as is again! The price was great! Barb
I've bought a lot of "as is" jewelry- never any problems and I've never returned any that I've bought.
I bought "as is" flameless candles and they were perfect. I'd do it again.
I have bought 2 items "as is" from QVC. The first was a ring and it was perfect, just didnt have the box, came in a sealed plastic bag. The second time, recently I bought a Kathy Van Zeeland purse which was supposed to come with a wristlet. When it arrived there was no wristlet. I called CS and asked if they would just sent me the wristlet and they said no. They said sometimes pieces are missing from the sets and thats why they are sold as is. Well, I purchased this purse because I liked the idea of a wristlet so I returned it to QVC and got a refund, including my return shipping cost. Sometimes "as is" works out, sometimes it doesn't. Its just the chance you take to get things at a reduced price.
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I purchased an "as is" Technique enamel coated cast iron cookware set. They're perfect; not a thing wrong with them. They're good cookware too - love them.