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Re: Callers under age 50.

I wish they would end these calls.  They don't convince me to buy at all.

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Re: Callers under age 50.

Actually, even if you order online or via app you can still call in to the testimonial line if they are soliciting callers.

 

And yes, I have heard young sounding women (and men for that matter) on air.  But I think we all know and understand that the average shopper, and therefore caller is older.

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Re: Callers under age 50.

I don’t think testimonial calls add anything of value. Would not bother me at all if they were eliminated.
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Re: Callers under age 50.

On several occasions, I have heard hosts say that they are told by producers that sales can be seen rising as a testimonial caller is on the line.  So, I believe that QVC executives believe that they are helpful.

 

I mean, QVC hosts wouldn't lie about that, would they?

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Re: Callers under age 50.

I agree that it all has to do with online ordering vs phone ordering.  Back in the day everyone called in, and on occasion you were asked if you wanted to speak on air.  These days there is the testimonial line, and I don't know if I would ever be motivated to do that.

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Re: Callers under age 50.

Your wrong. They would not have testimonials if they didn't sell the product

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Re: Callers under age 50.

39 (and holding) here, talked to Isaac and Katie a couple of weeks ago Smiley Happy

 

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Re: Callers under age 50.

 

Callers are "screened" so naturally all will be positive.  I turn the channel--it's another time waster--same as when the hosts talk about their kids.  Just the facts, ma'am.

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Re: Callers under age 50.

I am in my fifties and have a very youthful voice.  Always have, one time I had to call the school for my daughter (she got in a bit of trouble) and the principle thought I was her sister calling saying I was her mom!!!!   So funny, anyway I don't think I could speak on air, I would be too nervous.......

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Re: Callers under age 50.


@sea breeze wrote:

 

Callers are "screened" so naturally all will be positive.  I turn the channel--it's another time waster--same as when the hosts talk about their kids.  Just the facts, ma'am.


@sea breeze .  A number of posters here say they were never screened before they spoke. 

I have heard a certain very bad word during a few of the calls. One was to Mary Beth! She nearly fainted but handled it well.