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Dave James Has Left QVC

Started 1370615495.843 in Q News | Last reply 1376313127.617 by ladybuglainie

He just posted a message on facebook that he was leaving QVC. He will be missed.

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expatgal1370615653.1435590 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005

I loved watching Dave and found his sense of humor really refreshing for QVC. I hope he does well and enjoys his new endeavors!

coco141370615658.9831117 PostsRegistered 6/19/2010

I don't think he was ever given a chance to host day-time shows, the way the women were. I too will miss him.

nana41370616052.677378 PostsRegistered 1/20/2007

I am sorry he will no longer be a host at QVC. He was not over the top and unwatchable like another male host who shall remain nameless. Dave was very well informed about the products, calm, down to earth, easy to listen to and easy to watch. I will miss him. Good Luck to him in his future endeavors.

KentuckyWo­man1370616383.4631791 PostsRegistered 10/29/2009

Wow. I just saw him on the Q Wednesday morning and he was presenting that blender thingamajig. He didn't say anything then about leaving but really why would he? They always put him on in the middle of the night.

Sure do wish him the best. He seemed like a normal kind of guy...no hard sell, screaming or pressure sales pitch. I really could listen to him and Dan Hughes present a product without flipping the channel. Good luck Dave!

MarthaStew­ardess1370617122.1537358 PostsRegistered 11/14/2006

I wish him well. While he wasn't exactly a favorite of mine, for me, he was better than the other male hosts with maybe the exception of Dan Wheeler. I'd rather have him and Jonathan on air than DH & RD.

beckyb10121370617515.4132009 PostsRegistered 10/24/2007Tyler Texas

I got a kick out of seeing his style of clothing change as he made a little bit more money (the way we always hope will happen with a new job). First he just wore button down dress shirts with slacks then a few months later the suits starting appearing and some begin to be really quite nice. He was quite the stylish fellow and so loved to talk about his wife. What a man!!

I really enjoyed all his programs and his personality. Thanks Dave and good luck to you and yours!!!!!

Becky

free-spirit1370617577.572097 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007New Jersey
I loved watching Dave. I wish him the best.

blondegirl1370617683.41791 PostsRegistered 7/21/2006

Much luck, Dave - you will be missed. I like Rick and Dan Hughes so hope they will be around for a bit but seems like you have to be young and female to host anymore - must be that demographic QVC keeps unsuccessfully trying to get while ignoring so many of its other customers.

chickenbutt1370617740.57324607 PostsRegistered 1/16/2006chickentown

All these years, since he began with QVC, he was only hosting overnight. I always wondered if he was there because that's the shift he wanted, or they just never escalated him beyond that.

I haven't seen him lately, because I seldom watch anymore, but I hope he is well. He always seemed like a nice enough guy and a hard worker.

Bippity boppity BOOYAH!

beckyb10121370618161.3832009 PostsRegistered 10/24/2007Tyler Texas

https://www.facebook.com/qvcdavejames/photos_albums

From the look of some of these he may have another career in mind.

Becky

Joann12181370618799.123285 PostsRegistered 10/20/2005

Well, I am glad he's leaving. I didn't like him and whenever he was on, I quickly changed the channels. I sent him an e-mail once (he never replied back) about a comment he made. He was selling one of those big TV's and he made a remark about how it's better to buy from QVC then buy at one of those big stores where a young kid who doesn't know much is trying to sell you something. I told him my son is one of those young kids who happens to know a great deal about electronics and technology. I told him I know you are trying to sell, but please don't bad mouth young kids who are trying to make a living and happen to know quite a deal about the products they sell.

Puppy Lips1370619462.0371508 PostsRegistered 11/19/2009
On 6/7/2013 nana4 said:

I am sorry he will no longer be a host at QVC. He was not over the top and unwatchable like another male host who shall remain nameless. Dave was very well informed about the products, calm, down to earth, easy to listen to and easy to watch. I will miss him. Good Luck to him in his future endeavors.

Ditto. I always liked him and wished he were on during my normal viewing hours (not overnight). He was always so pleasant. Maybe that is why he was stuck in the overnight slot.

depglass1370619508.16324293 PostsRegistered 11/14/2006

I liked him, he was a calm voice of reason instead of some of these hyper new hosts. Would some facebooker please tell him he will be missed.

millieshops1370619558.91715302 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007

I like Dave James, but I also doubt that the reason he's leaving has to do with the hours he was assigned. I always felt QVC was his second job with his real passion lying elsewhere.

One thing I heard him say within the last few weeks - that his wife has finished her degree and found a job in her field which she's hoping will be ongoing - might mean that now he can concentrate on pushing his own career in the direction he wants.

I say good luck to Dave and his family.

moondust1370620437.431401 PostsRegistered 1/12/2008ga

Wow. Just a few weeks ago he posted about how it has been exactly nine years since the QVC voter for him as a new QVC host.

I have always liked Dave; his calm demeanor, his knowledge of the products he would show and actually enjoyed his sense of humor. Always came across as a proud father, a loving and supportive husband...a Good Guy. Since he seemed to be on only in the wee hours of the morn', when I have those sleepless nights, I would tune in to Dave, a lot of times with jewelry and for sure...he knew his stuff! No "hard sell", just good solid information--I like that!!

Dave has a passion for photography and it looks like he will do well making a living doing just that. One of his pictures just won an award and it is a picture of former host Jonathan Redfords wife (she was a model with the Q) and maybe? of Jonathan. Great photo Dave!!

I will miss seeing him here on the Q.{#emotions_dlg.sad}

Wishing him and family the very best!!!

moondust

Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
Ralph W. Sockman

Escher1370620473.492115 PostsRegistered 10/24/2012Where?

I'll miss him.........He did a great job, had family background in jewelry and a history buff (think he studied history in college?)....but he already HAS a professional photography business that seemed like his first love the way he talked about it.......Wish him success!

David James Photography:http://photosbydavidjames.com/

Photos by David James:

https://www.facebook.com/photosbydavidjames

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Let's have a moment of silence for all those who are stuck in traffic on their way to the gym to ride stationary bicycles.... (-;

icuryy1370620761.62549 PostsRegistered 6/15/2010
On 6/7/2013 Joann1218 said:

Well, I am glad he's leaving. I didn't like him and whenever he was on, I quickly changed the channels. I sent him an e-mail once (he never replied back) about a comment he made. He was selling one of those big TV's and he made a remark about how it's better to buy from QVC then buy at one of those big stores where a young kid who doesn't know much is trying to sell you something. I told him my son is one of those young kids who happens to know a great deal about electronics and technology. I told him I know you are trying to sell, but please don't bad mouth young kids who are trying to make a living and happen to know quite a deal about the products they sell.


too funny!

lechathouse1370622012.41468 PostsRegistered 11/7/2007

This was too sudden. I think that he was pushed. It's a shame, because he was one of the few that I found watchable.

Lechathouse \

lidmil1370622593.8236 PostsRegistered 8/10/2010

It is strange since he just said the other morning that he would be on the morning show for the entire month of June to cover for Dan. I will miss him. He was one of the few down to earth hosts.

PatsyCline1370623004.9531158 PostsRegistered 5/28/2012midwest
On 6/7/2013 Escher said:

I'll miss him.........He did a great job, had family background in jewelry and a history buff (think he studied history in college?)....but he already HAS a professional photography business that seemed like his first love the way he talked about it.......Wish him success!

David James Photography:http://photosbydavidjames.com/

Photos by David James:

https://www.facebook.com/photosbydavidjames

Thanks for the links, he was a good host.

Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us & they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It's amazing how much love & laughter they bring into our lives & even how much closer we become w/each other because of them.

Sylanne1370623445.4531918 PostsRegistered 6/13/2006

As a very long time viewer of QVC, I have seen many show hosts come & go.

It's been the norm, that when a show host leaves on their own, they have always made the announcement during their last show, thanking QVC for this wonderful experience, thanking the viewers, etc.

When a show host is here today, gone tomorrow, you can bet leaving QVC was the last thing anyone of them was planning to do.

harcon1370624000.41711552 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007

He has a new Facebook page titled "Photos by David James"

Jezzebel1370624162.931575 PostsRegistered 2/9/2013az
On 6/7/2013 michlady1 said:

He has a new Facebook page titled "Photos by David James"

It's not new.


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StuffyBug1370624278.1572212 PostsRegistered 6/17/2010
He just posted that he's left the Q. His most recent posts don't allude to his leaving at all. I agree that the decision to move on was likely not his own.

crumpets1370624596.64588 PostsRegistered 3/27/2007

I don't think he projected the image QVC is intending to show these days. You have to be frantic and sound hip and be completely useless as a host in regard to describing details about any product. Dave just didn't cut it in that respect.

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