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How many did HSN sell?

I did a quick search and was unable to find total sold.

 

 

 

 

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Re: How many did HSN sell?

Anyone??

 

Ya'll arent gonna make me do my own search ..are you?  :smileysad:

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Re: How many did HSN sell?

Sorry, I thought someone else would respond. The only thing I know for sure is that yesterday, I tuned in while making beds in late afternoon and the tally was 16,700.
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Re: How many did HSN sell?

 


schatzieWI wrote:
Sorry, I thought someone else would respond. The only thing I know for sure is that yesterday, I tuned in while making beds in late afternoon and the tally was 16,700.

 

Well thats 1700 more than my guess.. So who won?

 

Or am I the only one thinking bout the HSN poll?

 

 

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Re: How many did HSN sell?

Sorrry to say, I DVR'd all HSN Nook promotions and the last I saw was that over 19,000 was sold.

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Re: How many did HSN sell?

I said 20-30,000, too vague, huh?
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Re: How many did HSN sell?

I said "all of them."

 

Guess that's too vague, too.  Bummer.

 

 

 

 

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Re: How many did HSN sell?

All of them, too funny.
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Re: How many did HSN sell?

Why would you trust hsn. They have vested interest in say highest number possible as part of their sales technique.
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Re: How many did HSN sell?

I posted this already, probably at the end of the Midnight thread, where we were taking bets.

 

Like Niki, I DVRed all the segments, and the last tally I ever saw on screen was 18,137. That was ~18 minutes before they wrapped it up.

 

Just before Shannon concluded that segment, she commented "we've sold almost 19 thousand, so we're in sell-out status at this time."  Which I took to mean 18.8 or 18.9k.  How many were sold in the remaining hours afterwards I have no clue.

 

My prediction though, at 2 hours into it, when I saw that Kimberly had called for guesstimates, was 18,756.  I just went back and looked.  So while it may be "no cigar", I was PDC.

 

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Re: How many did HSN sell?

I guessed 20k. I think I won. :smileyhappy:

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Re: How many did HSN sell?

THey must have sold very well at the "sale" price of $299 because the price on their site is now $329. Great discount from their regular price of just $504.

 

II was pretty shocked at first by these pricing tactics but then realized that HSN is not the first company that has done well charging more for items for the convenience of being able to make monthly payments. In this economy, that can be worth an extra $50 to many people.

 

Still, I don't care for the misleading price hype.

Have the laws about truth in advertising been rescinded?

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Re: How many did HSN sell?


compulsivereaderTX wrote:


Have the laws about truth in advertising been rescinded?


The $10.00 SD card full of books allowed them to make the absurd claim. Yeah, those books have probably sold for $2.00 to $3.00 at some point (and may have been selling for that price at the B&N website at the time of the HSN sale) but there's little doubt it's a shameful, dishonest way of doing business (though hardly uncommon).

 

In all honestly, I've always regarded HSN and QVC as newtorks where Packard Bell used to unload their cheap, crappy computers for outrageous sums. I don't think it necessarily helps B&N's image to sell te NC this way... but then, what do I know? I'm in IT. I'm not a marketing guy.

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Re: How many did HSN sell?

Sales is about adding value to the customer's buying experience. HSN certainly did that in offering the card, books, financing and most importantly, the demonstration on how it works. I, frankly, am getting sick of people slamming HSN for their selling tecniques. BN chose this sales outlet because it works. They sold 19,000 units in less than 24 hours. This is incredible and I'm sure that number has never been reached by BN's retail outlets. The HSN salespeople were fairly informed on the product, more informed that the kiosk person is at my BN.
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Re: How many did HSN sell?

 Congratulations to all of you who participated in the HSN poll.  Since we don't  know the exact number  all participants get a free B&N ebook.  You can pick up your book on Friday at the B&N website! :smileyvery-happy

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Re: How many did HSN sell?

 


schatzieWI wrote:
Sales is about adding value to the customer's buying experience. HSN certainly did that in offering the card, books, financing and most importantly, the demonstration on how it works. I, frankly, am getting sick of people slamming HSN for their selling tecniques. BN chose this sales outlet because it works. They sold 19,000 units in less than 24 hours. This is incredible and I'm sure that number has never been reached by BN's retail outlets. The HSN salespeople were fairly informed on the product, more informed that the kiosk person is at my BN.

 

So you are saying it's OK to lie about a product as long as those lies help sell it? It's OK that they misled at the least, and outright lied about several things because they sold 20,000 units so that justifies it.

 

Most of us are "slamming" HSN because that is exactly what they did. We can't believe that a third party vendor can get away with claiming something about a product that if the OEM/manufacturer claimed would get them in huge legal trouble for false advertising at the least and possibly open themselves up to class action lawsuits.

 

The people that bought this from HSN thinking that they can rent movies on it, download library books wirelessly, that the device has multiple speakers, that they can lend any e-book to anyone, that they can go their B&N store and read any book they want for one hour, etc, etc, are going to be very upset when they find out the NC can't actually do any of that. Some will return their units, many won't. Many, especially those that aren't near a B&N store will slam the NC with bad reviews, and tell everyone they know that the NC is a POS. They won't slam HSN for lying, their frustration will be with B&N and the NC.

 

Not everyone has the time, the patience, the know-how or the desire to visit an OEMs web page or find a community like this on the web that will set them straight on what a device can and can't do. How do you feel when you buy a product based on lies? When you buy a product thinking it's going to do some thing and then it doesn't? We're not talking about exagerations here, we are talking about telling consumers that a product does something when it clearly does not.

 

In your world it's consumber protection laws be dammed, Caveat emptor!

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Re: How many did HSN sell?

Wow, melouria, did you ever tell me off! Listen, BN contracted with HSN to run this sale. BN had control over how this was sold. If the buyer doesnt like the nookcolor, they can return it. I'm glad I don't live in the nanny state you live in. This is the end of this debate, as far as I'm concerned. If you want to continue howling, have at it.
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Re: How many did HSN sell?

Looks like an admin did some heavy pruning on this thread!

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Re: How many did HSN sell?

No, it was my mistake. I used the wrong name. I am not interested enough to correct it.
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Re: How many did HSN sell?

 


mariel9898 wrote:

 

So you are saying it's OK to lie about a product as long as those lies help sell it? It's OK that they misled at the least, and outright lied about several things because they sold 20,000 units so that justifies it.

 

Most of us are "slamming" HSN because that is exactly what they did. We can't believe that a third party vendor can get away with claiming something about a product that if the OEM/manufacturer claimed would get them in huge legal trouble for false advertising at the least and possibly open themselves up to class action lawsuits.

 

The people that bought this from HSN thinking that they can... <do all kinds of impossible things>


 

Mariel,

 

I understand your concerns about overselling a product, and the potential for negative backlash that can result.  I share those concerns to some extent, and hope we here can mitigate the fallout when new buyers find out that not everything is exactly as was presented.

 

However, I have to disagree with you fairly strongly about your characterization of HSN lying about the product.  To do so, they would have had to know that the things they were saying were false, and gone ahead and said them anyway.  I do not believe that is the case at all.  They simply were very enthusiastic about the product, and attempted to convey all the positive information they thought they had about it, in as persuasive a manner as they could.  That's what selling is all about.

 

Did they make some mistakes?  Sure.  Did they exaggerate some of its capabilities?  Definitely.  Did they do so knowing what they were saying was false?  Highly unlikely.

 

What they did do was convey a large amount of information, rather quickly (then repeat it in multiple segments).  How much time do you think they spent studying all those details?  As much time as you have, since you've owned and used the device for some time now, and they don't?  Probably not.

 

If you want to fault someone, fault B&N.  They are the ones who supplied HSN with the Nooks to demo, and information on their capabilities.  They could easily have had a Product Specialist on site to monitor the claims, and let them know when they overstepped the bounds, so they could correct their misstatements.  Since they maintained their commentary pretty uniformly throughout all the segments during the day, I have to conclude that no one was providing any mid-course corrections to keep them on track.

 

In any event, I suspect that's why some feel you are bashing HSN unfairly, not that they think it's OK to lie to make a sale.

 

- Mark