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    1. #11
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      Agree totally with the other comments, Derek you "were always my favourite", funny, not shouty nor pushy or gabby I'm really sorry you've left. I, too, am disappointed with the direction TJC seems to be going, however, I stopped watching Gems a long time ago, most of the presenters are unwatchable, their comments unbelievable.
      Perhaps shopping channels in their present format need a re-think, their customers have more info at their end of a laptop now and maybe a calmer less hyped presentation would be better for all.


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      I agree, they do need a re-think. This hysterical style of presentation, with gabbled words and a complete lack of factual information about the gemstone turns me off completely. These days, probably because they employ presenters who do not have the in-depth, factual knowledge of the 'old style' presenters (most of whom have left!) the presenters seem to compensate for what would otherwise be long silences by talking in superlatives, telling you how "wonderful", "fantastic", etc. everything is - which is purely subjective anyway. I've noticed that there are few (if any) tips and hints given for those viewers without much gemstone knowledge - the older presenters would tell you, for example, not to immerse pearls, coral or opals in cleaning solution, because these stones are porous. They would also tell you not to put several items of jewellery together, in case the softer stones were scratched by the harder ones. They also used to mention about not buying magnetic clasps for anyone with a pacemaker - these are the useful things people want to hear. Telling them that the item is "gorgeous" serves no useful purpose. Also, can we hear a little about where the gemstones come from and when the stone was first discovered. I smile to myself when I see on their website that presenters are "qualified as an AJP jewellery professionals" - well, come on then, presenters - let's hear some knowledge coming over the airwaves!

      Perhaps shopping channels in their present format need a re-think, their customers have more info at their end of a laptop now and maybe a calmer less hyped presentation would be better for all.[/QUOTE]
       

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      I think they have lost their way .

      They rebranded as TJC and started selling bedding ,bags and skin care ,but they don't seem to be able to decide what they are for now. I get the feeling the buyers get hold of a job lot of items cheaply and decide to sell them no matter what the item is .A bit like a market trader I suppose.

      All those under 10 days must be profitable somehow.

      I haven't seen Chris St Valery either lately although I don't watch anywhere near as often as I did so may have missed him.
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      No, Turandot, I haven't seen him either. Perhaps he's doing the later hours, or away on an extended holiday, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if he'd packed it in (perhaps Derek Marks left the length of rope behind when he went 'over the wall'?). They make a big thing out of "our buyers have specially selected this item", but I think much of it is closeout stock that they buy up cheaply.

      Quote Originally Posted by Turandot View Post
      I think they have lost their way .

      They rebranded as TJC and started selling bedding ,bags and skin care ,but they don't seem to be able to decide what they are for now. I get the feeling the buyers get hold of a job lot of items cheaply and decide to sell them no matter what the item is .A bit like a market trader I suppose.

      All those under 10 days must be profitable somehow.



      I haven't seen Chris St Valery either lately although I don't watch anywhere near as often as I did so may have missed him.
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