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Haggismuncher
10-09-2008, 06:53 PM
:mad::mad:.just when you thought we were all safe......another 2 days of craft and daft....how great:eek::eek:

astitcher
10-09-2008, 06:56 PM
this is getting ridiculous!:mad:

hibbychubbs
10-09-2008, 09:38 PM
you beat me too it R.I.P ideal world the presenters must be worried about their gjobs if this is the crap they keep putting on :mad:

icr24350
10-09-2008, 10:43 PM
Have they never heard of over-kill :mad:

yazrose
11-09-2008, 10:06 AM
OMGoodness not again arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Tolly
11-09-2008, 11:47 AM
I don't think that even the craft sales are what they used to be otherwise why do they have to show 2 previews for craft day on Friday and Saturday before inflicting the actual craft day upon us?

During the last craft day I turned on only once, just see what they had on and was annoyed when Stephanie Weightman announced at midnight that 40% of the POTD stock had gone and they had only launched it at 9pm! Clearly the 2 hour preview before hand isn't counted yet it is being used to give the impression that sales of their tat are higher than they would be if they did just launch the thing at 9pm as they used to!

Surely this is wrong?

yazrose
11-09-2008, 12:13 PM
Yes I agree why have a preview hour or 2 of a POTD? totally useless and embarrassing for IW.

icr24350
12-09-2008, 11:36 PM
Have a look at the schedules for the next few days - virtually ALL Craft :mad::mad::mad: Absolutely ridiculous. :2:

Mommabear
13-09-2008, 10:20 AM
I'll be glued to it all weekend :rolleyes:

yazrose
13-09-2008, 10:26 AM
Glued to what?

Mrs James
13-09-2008, 11:13 AM
There's no point asking her now....she'll not be back on til it ends.
When does it end ??? :bow:

mimi
13-09-2008, 11:19 AM
It's marginally more interesting than yesterdays endless window washer magnet thingie demos (I think it's a 4 day deal folks so you've not missed out). If the bloke demostrating it had said 'even if the window doesn't open, you'll have one to the side or the top or at the bottom' (complete with hand gestures), one more time I think I was going to scream.

Yes, I know there's an 'off' button but it's like a car crash, sometimes you just can't take your eyes off the screen.

Mrs James
13-09-2008, 11:33 AM
the 4-in-1 ladder is interesting too Mimi.....:55:

Snoopy
13-09-2008, 11:38 AM
It's marginally more interesting than yesterdays endless window washer magnet thingie demos (I think it's a 4 day deal folks so you've not missed out). If the bloke demonstrating it had said 'even if the window doesn't open, you'll have one to the side or the top or at the bottom' (complete with hand gestures), one more time I think I was going to scream.

Yes, I know there's an 'off' button but it's like a car crash, sometimes you just can't take your eyes off the screen.

Did you notice how in the video's they juddered all over the window but in the studio they glided effortlessly ??? and in the studio one wipe across left a dry window and in the video it was well wet ???

mayday
14-09-2008, 11:34 AM
I totally agree with all of your comments . I beats me how a shopping telly channel can survive with such a limited range of products and endless 4day boring deals (especially if you're not a crafter)

I appreciate we all need diy, household cleaning , gardening and motoring products but there is a limit to how much of these sort of programmes we will watch.

I know Ideal World have never been the most professional outfit but I used to look forward to watching their lovely jewellery which is now virtually non existent . I certainly don't get any feel good factor from watching them now and I can't see them improving .

Chess
14-09-2008, 10:08 PM
Can't believe it - the Craft Weekend finishes tomorrow night and according to my EPG there's a Craft POTD starting on Tuesday night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is this really correct?

hibbychubbs
14-09-2008, 10:35 PM
I totally agree with all of your comments . I beats me how a shopping telly channel can survive with such a limited range of products and endless 4day boring deals (especially if you're not a crafter)

I appreciate we all need diy, household cleaning , gardening and motoring products but there is a limit to how much of these sort of programmes we will watch.
I know Ideal World have never been the most professional outfit but I used to look forward to watching their lovely jewellery which is now virtually non existent . I certainly don't get any feel good factor from watching them now and I can't see them improving .

mayb'e they feel as i do there is over kill of jewellery on all the other channels
bid tv & price drop used to have a great range of products but you now have to find them inbetween all the jewellery products but people must be mad to pay their p&p for a ring & bracelet
basically apart from that i agree with you

mayday
14-09-2008, 11:58 PM
I agree there is a lot of jewellery on other channels and perhaps that's why Ideal have cut back on theirs. That aside, there used to be much more variety of products in the past and viewing was more enjoyable .

Rentochops
15-09-2008, 12:24 PM
I agree there is a lot of jewellery on other channels and perhaps that's why Ideal have cut back on theirs. That aside, there used to be much more variety of products in the past and viewing was more enjoyable .

I think what I miss is the shows on IW which were a bit like a QVC Selection - all sorts of stuff, Consumer Choice was great for this, packed to the gills with, well, mostly rubbish, but it was fun!

I even miss Ellis with her beanies, it really was a fun channel on those days! You got 2 hours of craft on a Sunday and that was enough.

Lilo Lil
15-09-2008, 12:42 PM
The coffin lid is closing.........................................:4 6:!

Evie
15-09-2008, 02:38 PM
you beat me too it R.I.P ideal world the presenters must be worried about their gjobs if this is the crap they keep putting on :mad:

I totally agree with you. IW are at their very worst. I have been ill for a number of weeks and as a result have watched more shopping telly than usual and in that time I have observed things at IW getting worse. So boring. Can they really survive these difficult times when they actually can't get viewers to watch their presentations. Add all that to the awful customer service which I have recently had to endure and things look very bleak indeed. They must be aware about what people think about CS and their uninspiring goods so what are they doing about it? I feel sorry for poeple like Loen, she is a great presenter and amazing because she actually manages to keep me watching!

Mommabear
15-09-2008, 06:42 PM
There's a bit of jewellery on tonight :4:

neroli
15-09-2008, 07:35 PM
Haven't watched much of this channel before, but when I tuned in, was pretty disappointed - it is all such toot ! Who is buying this stuff, I wonder ? And how many bear types for Christmas can you get - come back QVC - all is forgiven !!

golf6668
15-09-2008, 07:46 PM
New guy to this forum, but I have to agree - Ban the crafts shows,
I love shopping tv generally, but there is only so much art and craft I can take.

Rentochops
15-09-2008, 08:25 PM
There's a bit of jewellery on tonight :4:

Momma forgot to say, all is not lost the stags and does were on in Consumer Choice!

Snoopy
15-09-2008, 08:28 PM
Haven't watched much of this channel before, but when I tuned in, was pretty disappointed - it is all such toot ! Who is buying this stuff, I wonder ? And how many bear types for Christmas can you get - come back QVC - all is forgiven !!


New guy to this forum, but I have to agree - Ban the crafts shows,
I love shopping tv generally, but there is only so much art and craft I can take.

Couldn't agree more welcome both of you.

cheesecake
16-09-2008, 12:34 AM
Just my 2pence worth if that's OK?

1) The window magic demo was disgusting, due to not sleeping very well I watched the presentation about 6 times over the past few days and the demonstrator just had a patter, word for word I can recite the hour with all the phrases in place, it was like an informercial, he didn't deviate, did the same hand gestures even in the same places, I was so angry, if I want infomercials I will turn over!

2) Enough craft! I was going to run a little competition on here to see if someone could accurately predict the next 7 days of POTD's, but I didn't bother cos we'd all get it bloody right!!! Karcher, Multi-tool, Craft, Flex and Soft, etc etc, we all know it by now. I just haven't watched and even found myself switching to QVC which was so refreshing. What happened to all the wonderful ranges of jewellery which Ideal world used to shine at? Now we're lucky if we get Bob 'this product should be soooo much more expensive' Wyman of 1912 generations.

3) I don't know what to call the next point for fear of getting Graham or me in trouble, but someone the other day referred to Ellis saying she uses 2 identical ranges for the same thing. Well Dennice did the same a few weeks back, when the He Shi tan was on, she claimed she hadn't used a foundation for 2 months, a couple of weeks later she also then claimed that she had been only using the M Asam foundation cream for the last 2 months!! How can this be allowed? I also have heard Ellis with 2 ranges of mineral makeup and Arianne Poole saying she uses them all and has bought them all for her daughter.

4) Sorry to say this, but this amazing Loen love (boom boom) that pours forth from the forums annoys all hell out of me, she is no better than the others you all complain about. She comes on here and knows the problems people are having as she has eluded to it, but still she sits there pumping it out, "oh this will be with you in 5- 7 days" "you can trust Ideal World" etc etc, she uses the fear tactics we have seen them all use, she has seen a demo go completely wrong and just blase over it like it didn't go wrong at all rather than be honest.

Thank you and goodnight :)

Rentochops
16-09-2008, 06:56 AM
Agreed Cheescake, had a Window Magic, it was rubbish; there is another craft POTD tonight!!!!!

Have to say all shopping TV presenters are guilty of number 3, they do it on QVC as well....no one can prove they don't use these products, if anyone seriously believes anything that comes out of a shopping TV presenters mouth, well they are just sales people!

Snoopy
16-09-2008, 07:40 AM
Excellent post Cheesecake.

Mommabear
16-09-2008, 08:45 AM
Momma forgot to say, all is not lost the stags and does were on in Consumer Choice!

Yes Rento, I devoted a thread to their return :32:

yazrose
16-09-2008, 08:46 AM
Agreed Cheescake, had a Window Magic, it was rubbish; there is another craft POTD tonight!!!!!

Have to say all shopping TV presenters are guilty of number 3, they do it on QVC as well....no one can prove they don't use these products, if anyone seriously believes anything that comes out of a shopping TV presenters mouth, well they are just sales people!


What? are you joking? Please tell me you are joking.........Pleeeaasssee :1:

Mommabear
16-09-2008, 08:56 AM
Just my 2pence worth if that's OK?

1) The window magic demo was disgusting, due to not sleeping very well I watched the presentation about 6 times over the past few days and the demonstrator just had a patter, word for word I can recite the hour with all the phrases in place, it was like an informercial, he didn't deviate, did the same hand gestures even in the same places, I was so angry, if I want infomercials I will turn over!

2) Enough craft! I was going to run a little competition on here to see if someone could accurately predict the next 7 days of POTD's, but I didn't bother cos we'd all get it bloody right!!! Karcher, Multi-tool, Craft, Flex and Soft, etc etc, we all know it by now. I just haven't watched and even found myself switching to QVC which was so refreshing. What happened to all the wonderful ranges of jewellery which Ideal world used to shine at? Now we're lucky if we get Bob 'this product should be soooo much more expensive' Wyman of 1912 generations.

3) I don't know what to call the next point for fear of getting Graham or me in trouble, but someone the other day referred to Ellis saying she uses 2 identical ranges for the same thing. Well Dennice did the same a few weeks back, when the He Shi tan was on, she claimed she hadn't used a foundation for 2 months, a couple of weeks later she also then claimed that she had been only using the M Asam foundation cream for the last 2 months!! How can this be allowed? I also have heard Ellis with 2 ranges of mineral makeup and Arianne Poole saying she uses them all and has bought them all for her daughter.

4) Sorry to say this, but this amazing Loen love (boom boom) that pours forth from the forums annoys all hell out of me, she is no better than the others you all complain about. She comes on here and knows the problems people are having as she has eluded to it, but still she sits there pumping it out, "oh this will be with you in 5- 7 days" "you can trust Ideal World" etc etc, she uses the fear tactics we have seen them all use, she has seen a demo go completely wrong and just blase over it like it didn't go wrong at all rather than be honest.

Thank you and goodnight :)


Totally agree

Oh that window chap.......grr I could have clocked him one :58: That perfect word for word sales patter he did nearly made me smash the telly in lol I just had to watch him again and again to see if he would deviate from his well worn sales pitch..........and NO he never bliddy did. I haven't got the excuse that I wasn't sleeping very well either lol.

I think they must have had a few phone calls because they were saying, and I'd never heard them say this before, that you had to put boiling water onto the wiper blade to soften it and then it would glide smoothly over the windows, unlike it did in the video clips of it being used, as the woman in the video hadn't done that. Wouldn't you think that if this was the case, they would boil the blade and redo the video? :33:

pa1916
16-09-2008, 01:34 PM
A failing company with very little to sell.:12:

littleminx
16-09-2008, 05:40 PM
hi all new here,but iv been reading all the post about iw,and i must say i have to agree with all thats been said,what ever they are selling ''use it all the time'' bunkerm!!! ''could't live without it'' poppycock!!


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