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04-24-2019 05:20 PM
When I purchase items from QVC and HSN often the item is just packed in a plain brown box. Inside the box the item is packed in white Styrofoam and included is a piece of paper with instructions.
When I purchase items at a store it has nice packaging that has the name of the product, applications of how to use it, features, colored pictures etc.
QVC and HSN are always promoting items to be perfect for gift giving. However, I'm rather embarrassed to give a gift that is just in a brown packing box. I just purchased 2 men's As Seen on TV belts from HSN called Comfort Click. I purchased them to give to my father-in-law for his birthday. If I purchased them at a store, it would of had packaging to explain "what so wonderful about it" "features", etc. With my HSN purchase all I have is an ugly brown box to give with 2 belts inside and 1 small sheet of instructions.
Do you agree? Have you also run into a similar situation where you're embarrassed with the packaging for gift giving?
04-24-2019 05:30 PM
I have only ordered an item as a gift once off of Q. Since I always place my orders by phone I mentioned that the item was a gift. The CR asked if I wanted the item gift wrapped. I said yes, how much? CR said it was "on the house."
When the person called to let me know the gift arrived, I asked if it was gift wrapped & it was. Still arrived in a brown box.
This was last year.
04-24-2019 06:36 PM
"Items Seen on TV" can be purchased at a lot of B&M stores including Walmart and Walgreen's. If they have better packaging, then maybe it would be better for you to purchase locally. How about taking the belts and instructions out of the brown box and put them in a nice gift bag?
04-24-2019 07:25 PM
The majority of the time I just order early and have the item sent to me so I can inspect and ensure it is not damaged. I usually don't send items as gifts unless I am pressed for time and want the person receiving to be able to return/exchange.
04-24-2019 08:46 PM
@hutchIIII know they say items are perfect for gifts, but I wonder if the majority really go that route. I know mine don't, and I'm perfectly pleased NOT to have an extra layer of fancy wrapping that goes into the trash even before I store the item.
I, too, shop locally where sometimes they wrap beautifully, but I ask that step be skipped unless I'm actually intending to gift my purchase.
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