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I have been getting invited to several parties lately is it okay to decline or go & not place an order?


Asked by girliemom0406 at 12:15 PM on Nov. 5, 2010 in Entertainment

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  • No, you don't have to go, or place an order. With finances the way they are these days, people should understand.   However, if you want what is being sold, and can afford it, go and have a good time.  If you want to go and can't, or don't want to order anything, you are under no obligation to do so.


    Answer by earlgrey at 4:51 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Like parties with people selling things? It is perfectly ok to not place an order... whether you go or not. There are sometimes that I don't order anything.

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 12:17 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • If you dont want to or cant afford to buy something, dont feel bad about declining. But if its a close friend and you want to go but cant afford to buy anything, just ask if its ok if you still go for the fun of it. Usually they like more people to be there, even if you dont make a purchase.

    Answer by Aqua_Jen at 12:17 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • If I get invited to a product party and I KNOW I'm not going to order something, I politely decline the invitation. If I know the person pretty well, I will be honest and say I feel like I'm taking advantage going to their party when I know I can't afford to order anything. Sometimes, they say to come anyway, sometimes not. But at least by being honest, they know that maybe I'd be open to a future invitation.

    If I go and then decide not to order (because I didn't see anything I liked, etc.) well, that's the cost of hosting a product party. I may feel bad, but not so bad I order something I don't like/want/need.

    Answer by geminilove at 12:19 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • It's fine to decline. They don't expect everyone to make it. I have been to some where they say right up front not to feel pressured to order. But I always found it very uncomfortable unless it was a really big group.

    Answer by elizabr at 12:28 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • i'm a pampered chef consultant and i always tell my hosts to invite everyone, even those who won't/don't buy... its just nice for people to get together and socialize and not feel pressured to buy... i've also gone to parties that i've told the host i won't be buying, but may consider hosting my own show later to earn things for free...

    Answer by babymar at 4:45 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Yeah I just decline. If I go then I feel obligated to spend money.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 11:05 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • It is more than OK to decline. I'd rather have someone decline than to show up and then not order.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 12:16 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Yah..the parties are in home one's like Tupperware, Pampered Chef &'s been crazy!

    Comment by girliemom0406 (original poster) at 12:18 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I never go to those parties. I don't have fun at parties where I feel obliged to buy something.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 12:19 PM on Nov. 5, 2010