That doesn't work -- I've tried it. I will admit to attending parties like that on several occasions where I have not bought anything. If the invitation doesn't say "minimum of $20 purchase required for attendence" then I don't feel an obligation to buy (for the record, I've never received an invitation with a minimum purchase note!) If they aren't selling anything I consider worth buying, I don't buy it.Originally Posted by Lois Lane;2822545;
Side note on that -- I have one friend whose best friend sells Pampered Chef. I have bought so much of that stuff over the years that there's not a lot left I would need to buy. But whenever my friend does a Pampered Chef party, her friend the consultant will request that she invites me. Even though I don't buy anything anymore, I rave about the things I love so much that she thinks it helps her sales. I'm kind of like their plant.
I would actually be hesitant to say it that way, only becasue it would invite them to pester you for the next party too. A more firm no will end it once and for all.Originally Posted by Lois Lane;2822545;