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Re: Really, QVC.......you miss Joan?

QF is called QF, it isn't called Jeanne Bice Classics Collection and even if it were, Jeanne was pretty much known for QF. Joan was Joan and with all due respect to Jeanne and Joan and David, having a second banana hawking her goods is simply not going to work for many loyal fans and customers. They can continue with the line if they choose to, but it seems they're going to need to find someone pretty compelling to be the on-air rep. Unless Joan's on-air assistant somehow very much comes into his own, he simply doesn't make for compelling viewing or shopping. I'm sure he's a nice guy, and he filled in nicely for Joan on occasion, but as a permanent replacement, well, no, I just don't think so.

As for a tribute show. It would be nice but like others I can't see them doing it in the absence of selling her products and yes, it would be limited to videotape they have, but they certainly have enough fabulous moments to put together a real tribute. Her promos alone, from years past when they used to actually try to make them entertaining, would probably fill quite a bit of time...


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Re: Really, QVC.......you miss Joan?

On 9/7/2014 millieshops said:

QVC has paid major tribute to Joan and I appreciate them for that.

Also, outside of the QVC "family," almost none of the tributes to her even mention her success here. That surprises me, but does not dismay me. Her world was extremely varied and she lived well, succeeded well in many aspects of that life. In fact, just an hour ago, my BIL, a Jewish man just a bit older than Joan, brought up her death. When I mentioned a photo tribute to her that I saw last night right before midnight, he said "Oh, I forgot about that part of her life."

I'm headed in a few days to the funeral of one of my best friends. She died this week, too. She was also 81, also a widow, also leaves, among others, a daughter Melissa's age, etc. As well as I knew her, as much as we talked over the years, I expect to hear stories this week I've never heard before. I expect to see people I wasn't even aware had known her. And I also know from my initial talk with her oldest son that life in the family is already going on - because it has to, because it should, because it will.

One of the most amazing and wonderful aspects of Joan was her energy and her ability to move successfully from one aspect of her life to another. We and QVC honor her best by living and giving, rather than by sitting and crying.

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Re: Really, QVC.......you miss Joan?

On 9/7/2014 Perkup said:

Perhaps some of you have forgotten already - Nolan Miller also passed away. He was quite a staple for QVC for some time, and a charming, delightful man and true gentleman. I know he was very close to Mary Beth, and I personally have missed him through the past years. The kind of a man with whom you couldn't possibly find fault. His jewelry was beautiful, and I really treasure those pieces I have, like a ring with a pearl on each end - he said it was the first ring he ever designed.

But QVC is a business. They have to look toward the future, not dwell in the past. For me, all the comments made by the hosts and by QVC have been quite special and appropriate, but all things must come to an end and QVC will have to discontinue their comments and tributes to Joan, just as they did with Nolan Miller. It would be foolish of us to expect anything else.

Thank you QVC for the tribute you have paid to one of your long time vendors, Joan Rivers.

This.

They could have done nothing, but they chose to do something. They've posted tributes, discussed it on air, and the hosts I follow on Facebook have all posted their own personal tributes.

But you're like that busy-body neighbor who complains when a widow seems too happy. too friendly, or isn't wearing black long enough for your liking.

It's not about you. People die every day and everyone left has to move on. QVC knows many people cared about Joan, but they also know that many people did not care for her and won't miss her appearances. QVC has to deal with both kinds of customers as well as new customers who don't even know that QVC had a close relationship with Joan Rivers.

It's not up to QVC to hold your hand through this or build a memorial. QVC does not need to wear a black armband and the people who truly miss Joan, the people who knew her and worked with her personally, need to be able to move on and do their jobs.

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Re: Really, QVC.......you miss Joan?

On 9/9/2014 ChynnaBlue said:
On 9/7/2014 Perkup said:

Perhaps some of you have forgotten already - Nolan Miller also passed away. He was quite a staple for QVC for some time, and a charming, delightful man and true gentleman. I know he was very close to Mary Beth, and I personally have missed him through the past years. The kind of a man with whom you couldn't possibly find fault. His jewelry was beautiful, and I really treasure those pieces I have, like a ring with a pearl on each end - he said it was the first ring he ever designed.

But QVC is a business. They have to look toward the future, not dwell in the past. For me, all the comments made by the hosts and by QVC have been quite special and appropriate, but all things must come to an end and QVC will have to discontinue their comments and tributes to Joan, just as they did with Nolan Miller. It would be foolish of us to expect anything else.

Thank you QVC for the tribute you have paid to one of your long time vendors, Joan Rivers.

This.

They could have done nothing, but they chose to do something. They've posted tributes, discussed it on air, and the hosts I follow on Facebook have all posted their own personal tributes.

But you're like that busy-body neighbor who complains when a widow seems too happy. too friendly, or isn't wearing black long enough for your liking.

It's not about you. People die every day and everyone left has to move on. QVC knows many people cared about Joan, but they also know that many people did not care for her and won't miss her appearances. QVC has to deal with both kinds of customers as well as new customers who don't even know that QVC had a close relationship with Joan Rivers.

It's not up to QVC to hold your hand through this or build a memorial. QVC does not need to wear a black armband and the people who truly miss Joan, the people who knew her and worked with her personally, need to be able to move on and do their jobs.

WOW Cynnablue where do you get off being so nasty!! Who and please show me where somebody said they need qvc to hold their hand!!?? I'm sorry but you need to back off, QVC made millions a day and they owe us a tribute to Joan that shows they appreciate her and her fans. My god your not a nice person at all!!
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Re: Really, QVC.......you miss Joan?

On 9/7/2014 Krimpette said:
On 9/7/2014 GraceCO said:

Did any of the QVC hosts or executives go to Joan's memorial in NYC today? I wonder.

I'm thinking the funeral service was by invitation only. Not sure who was on the list of invitees.

There's a picture of the QVC group at the memorial on Lisa's FB page.

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On 9/8/2014 house_cat said:

I hadn't seen this photo. Mary Beth and Jill look really nice.

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Re: Really, QVC.......you miss Joan?

On 9/8/2014 blossompie said:
On 9/7/2014 too cute said:

Can we talk? Joan was brilliant, creative, and absolutely fearless! While both QVC and Joan Rivers Worldwide benefited from their association, she deserves more than the forced smiles and tearful eyes from show hosts. She helped to build your company. Grow up!

I couldn't have said it better. I'm very very disappointed how QVC decided to tribute Joan. Generic and she deserves wayyyyyyyyy better. I'm hoping they read this and give Joan her due respects!!! Joan was always the underdog in life and I was hoping QVC would have went all out for her with something really special. I also may add that yes Johnny Carson was good but JOAN WAS BETTER!

Something tells me that no matter what they did, you wouldn't think it was enough.

I think the tributes they did online and on-air were more than enough and absolutely appropriate.

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Re: Really, QVC.......you miss Joan?

On 9/8/2014 blossompie said:
On 9/7/2014 VaBelle35 said:

For crying out loud, grow up. She was a wonderful woman and a big part of QVC, but get real already.

And you know what? After the funeral today, don't be surprised if the banner comes down. I'm not sure how long you all think we need to stay in mourning here, but it's going to come down eventually, so get your panties prepped.

Omg u are beyond rude and cold hearted

No - I think she is channeling Joan from the afterlife. This is exactly what she would say to this nonsense.

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On 9/9/2014 blossompie said: Once again my meaning was taken out of contex. I'm not saying QVC has to stop programming and honor Joan all day, all I'm saying is Joan was more than a vendor she is a legend icon and deserved something more. Jeanne Bice was great but she was not in the same category as Joan. Good Lord some of you just have to be combative. There are many Joan Rangers out here who agree with me and want more from QVC regarding Joan. Sorry but selling stuff while remembering someone is tacky

You keep saying "something more" but not saying what you suggest that is.

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Re: Really, QVC.......you miss Joan?

On 9/9/2014 blossompie said:
On 9/9/2014 ChynnaBlue said:
On 9/7/2014 Perkup said:

Perhaps some of you have forgotten already - Nolan Miller also passed away. He was quite a staple for QVC for some time, and a charming, delightful man and true gentleman. I know he was very close to Mary Beth, and I personally have missed him through the past years. The kind of a man with whom you couldn't possibly find fault. His jewelry was beautiful, and I really treasure those pieces I have, like a ring with a pearl on each end - he said it was the first ring he ever designed.

But QVC is a business. They have to look toward the future, not dwell in the past. For me, all the comments made by the hosts and by QVC have been quite special and appropriate, but all things must come to an end and QVC will have to discontinue their comments and tributes to Joan, just as they did with Nolan Miller. It would be foolish of us to expect anything else.

Thank you QVC for the tribute you have paid to one of your long time vendors, Joan Rivers.

This.

They could have done nothing, but they chose to do something. They've posted tributes, discussed it on air, and the hosts I follow on Facebook have all posted their own personal tributes.

But you're like that busy-body neighbor who complains when a widow seems too happy. too friendly, or isn't wearing black long enough for your liking.

It's not about you. People die every day and everyone left has to move on. QVC knows many people cared about Joan, but they also know that many people did not care for her and won't miss her appearances. QVC has to deal with both kinds of customers as well as new customers who don't even know that QVC had a close relationship with Joan Rivers.

It's not up to QVC to hold your hand through this or build a memorial. QVC does not need to wear a black armband and the people who truly miss Joan, the people who knew her and worked with her personally, need to be able to move on and do their jobs.

WOW Cynnablue where do you get off being so nasty!! Who and please show me where somebody said they need qvc to hold their hand!!?? I'm sorry but you need to back off, QVC made millions a day and they owe us a tribute to Joan that shows they appreciate her and her fans. My god your not a nice person at all!!

I don't know if Cynnablue is nice but she is certainly not "not nice" and seems perfectly rational to me.

I think that Joan would absolutely agree with Cynnablue. You can grieve - in your own way in your own time. But at some point you have to move on. Some of us do it sooner than others. There is NOTHING wrong with that. And you can absolutely NOT dictate how anyone else deals with death.

If YOU want a big lavish tribute to Joan then YOU foot the bill and do it. QVC is free to do whatever they feel is appropriate (I think what they've done so are is MORE than appropriate). If you don't like it, you are free to not be a QVC customer or a member of the QVC Community boards.