Goodbye QVC Creede Silver Strike Sale

QVC is having a big silver jewelry sale today.

Nonetheless, some posters on the home shopping network’s forums have been lamenting the fact that the annual Creede Mine Silver Strike celebration that was a mainstay of the channel in October is no more.

Here’s what one poster had to say. We can’t vouch for her math and dates, but here it is FYI. And she’s pissed.

Two-thousand-sixteen saw the cancellation of California Gold Rush after 28 years, Big Bonanza Silver Day after 27, and Klondike Gold Rush after 28. Lastly, 17 years after being launched as Creede Mine Silver Strike at Midnight, October 2nd, 1999, QVC cancels the long-established jewelry event, wrapping up a combined one hundred years exactly of jewelry events celebrating the landmark mining disoveries that shaped America, and thus, QVC.

Jewelry isn’t QVC’s greatest category any longer, yet there was a time when over a hundred new items – over twenty million dollars-worth would be presented all day October 2nd. This year, not a single hour a silver jewelry is scheduled on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, yet a full seven hours of Serta will feature yet another bedding or mattress Today’s Special Value.

QVC and the QVC hosts for years told customers that October 2nd was Creede Silver Silver Strike, yet how does QVC show loyalty to those customers in 2016? Not by continuing their decades-long traditions of jewelry events yet with reduced hours to reflect their current inventory, but cancelling them outright without a formal announcement or apology!

How does it make those feel who have a connection to these events, as soon as one ending, anticipating the next a year later?

October 2nd to me is a celebration of Nicholas Creede’s discovery of the last great silver boom of the Old West, and more importantly, the silver event I looked forward to watching for 24-hours every year. If QVC isn’t going to celebrate any longer, I have no choice but to turn QVC off and celebrate on my own. Here’s to 41 days until my celebration of my favorite day of the year, October 2nd, the date of the once great, and now late, Creede Silver Strike.

Since we follow the quarterly earnings of QVC and HSN, and we keep up on brick-and-mortar retail, we know that with this rotten economy jewelry sales have tanked all over. Gold and silver prices have also soared, putting a crimp on the business.

Sometimes it seems like we are the only jewelry lovers who are still opening our wallets to buy bling.

So we do miss QVC’s day-long jewelry extravaganzas.

Don’t know what your thoughts are, but we’d love to hear them.

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2 Responses to “Goodbye QVC Creede Silver Strike Sale”

  1. Hope Says:

    All the channels…..have eliminated the long time successful products, shows, and hosts. They (HSN in particular here) are trying to woo the 20 something audience. These young people are in school, working to pay off school loans, just getting married and starting families, or working minimum wage jobs in the interim. Translation : they can’t afford home shopping, or the time to watch it. They are the people who shop in malls. When will these idiot home shopping CEOs get that through their thick heads???!!!
    I never watch anymore, I just cruise their websites in case there’s something I like. And most of their websites suck….they jump around all over the screen to to the tune of causing an epileptic seizure!
    It upsets me, too, that Creed and many others on HSN, QVC, and Evine are gone. But I’m so used to it, I have just adjusted. And by that I mean I no longer watch and seldom shop.

  2. Barbara Says:

    The cancellation of these good shows is one example of why I shifted 99% of my jewelry shopping to Jewelry TV. It seems that QVC and HSN are gradually abandoning their jewelry customers.

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