Archive for April, 2019

Veteran Host Jill Bauer To Leave QVC in June

April 22, 2019

QVC host Jill Bauer, who has been at the network 25 years, is leaving in mid-June.

Bauer went public with the news Saturday night on-air, and she later posted a video on her Facebook page explaining her decision to move on.

Bauer said she turned 50 this year, wants to try new things and wants to spend more time with her kids, who are pretty grown up (the girl at college, the son now a teen).

“I decided I wanted to chase some things,” she said

We first learned that Bauer was leaving Sunday night when we were watching her with Jai Jewelry Designer Scott Grimes and all of a sudden he got teary-eyed, apparently over her pending departure. They were often paired together.

Bauer essentially said she is taking a leap of faith, because she doesn’t have a new job lined up.

Of course, we wish her well. It is sad for us to see so many of the home shopping old guard leaving these days.

Ex-QVC Host Lisa Mason’s Husband Dies

April 21, 2019

It’s with great sorrow that we report that former QVC host Lisa Mason has lost her beloved husband Gino.

After she left QVC Lisa chronicled Gino’s battle with brain cancer on Facebook, and he certainly survived for years after his diagnosis.

But the end has come, and Lisa told the at least part of the tale.

To my Gino:
Before we met, I felt like half a person.
After we married, I finally felt whole.
You’ve left, my Love. But God has not.
He fills my broken, empty heart.
He has promised to remain there until I take your hand again.
Rest, my Beloved. I count the days until we are reunited. Heaven awaits!
I love you forever. I will always be your faithful wife. Lisa.

Lisa always talked about Gino when she was on QVC, and it was obvious they were soulmates.

We are so sorry to hear of his death, and wish her our deepest condolences on her loss.

Evine Says Homeshoppingista Not Charged for Advance Order

April 14, 2019

Here’s a follow-up to our recent blog about Evine and charges. We wrote that we had an advance order on a diamond necklace, and when we called to cancel it we were told we have been already charged an installment on it even thought it hadn’t shipped.

We, and a lot of other folks, were not happy about this.

Shortly after the blog appeared we were contacted via email by a woman who said she worked for Evine and would look into the matter.

Long story short, the Evine rep apparently listened to a recording of the phone call between us and the customer sales person, and there was a “miscommunication.” The Evine rep that contacted us said in fact we were never charged for the advance order.

The $300 charge on our credit card was for ANOTHER Evine order.

When we asked if we could blog this, Evine asked us not to. They preferred we take down the blog.

But we feel that would be disservice to readers, and quite frankly, to Evine. If they didn’t charge us, that should be made known.

We really appreciate their due diligence in reaching out and investigating what happened. Not sure if the other home shopping networks would have bothered.

Ex-HSN Vendor Nicky Butler Debuts on Evine April 22

April 14, 2019

Best news this week: Jewelry designer Nicky Butler is coming to Evine.

Butler, a Brit who used to sell high-end jewelry in a London shop to the likes of Princess Diana,was one of our favs for years on HSN. His sterling silver jewelry, with gemstones from India and an artisan look, were gorgeous.

Over the years we bought many of his pieces, especially his crosses, since we collect them.

When Butler said he would no longer be on HSN earlier this year we and his other fans were dismayed.

But Butler recently posted on Facebook that he has a new home, Evine, with a link to the channel’s website.

https://www.evine.com/l/nicky-butler?icid=InternalSearch_Default_Nicky%20Butler&search_text=Nicky%20Butler

“Tune in April 22 for the premiere of my jewelry collection,” the site says, featuring a photo of Butler standing next to a British phone booth. “More announcements coming soon.”

There is also a sweepstakes to win one of his creations.

Butler joins a whole bunch of HSN jewelry vendors who have landed at Evine.

Congrats Mr. Nicky!

Evine Charging In Advance of Your Advance Order?

April 8, 2019

We put this on Facebook already, but let us put it here on the record: Since when are home shopping channels charging you for orders that are on advance order or wait list before they even ship them to you?

A couple of weeks ago on Diamond Day on Evine we saw a Pamela McCoy gold necklace with diamonds, 36 inches, that we liked. We thought it was sold out, but when we called about it we were told it was on advance order.

That was great news, because we had a lot of charges on our Master Card that month and were happy to hear that we wouldn’t get the necklace until April — so that value-pay bill would be delayed until April.

Wrong!

Last week we called to cancel the order. And much to our surprise, we were told the charges would be removed from our credit card in a few days. When we asked why we were charged when we didn’t even have the necklace, well, we didn’t get much of an answer.

Someone posted on our Facebook page that this is common practice for all home shopping networks now. Don’t know if that’s true, but it stinks.

Are we the only ones surprised by this?