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View Poll Results: Sell liseuses via 'tupperware party'?
Yes, we should be flogging liseuses like there's no tomorrow! 9 36.00%
No, selling liseuses is the job of retailers and liseuse manufacturers 3 12.00%
The blue one next to the fish 13 52.00%
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:47 AM   #16
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:17 AM   #17
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I'm as likely to have a liseuse party as I am a LeWindows 7 party.

(For those who aren't aware, LeWindows 7 is an operating system made by Microsoft, more commonly called Windows 7) .
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Is that aimed at me? Im serious I dont know what the word means?
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:46 AM   #20
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Is that aimed at me? Im serious I dont know what the word means?
If "liseuse" then...

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(For those who aren't aware, a liseuse is a ebook reader device, distinct from an ordinary PC with ebooks on it..)
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Noun

spruiker (plural spruikers)

1. (Australian) One who promotes his own cause; one who toots their own horn.
2. (figuratively) A person standing outside a place of business trying to persuade patrons to enter, or vigorously trying to persuade customers to purchase their wares (ie. a fruiterer calling out the price of bananas).

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Old 09-23-2009, 09:13 AM   #21
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What's the point nobody will come, they will think I am trying to sell them some anti lice medication.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:25 AM   #22
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I moved this discussion to the Lounge, due to the inherent silliness of Tupperware Parties.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:28 AM   #23
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1. (Australian) ...one who toots their own horn.
We have a different word for that in the UK.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:35 AM   #24
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Maybe, if you included a free set of tupperware bowls with the lesuices.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:44 AM   #25
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What's the point nobody will come, they will think I am trying to sell them some anti lice medication.
Exactly! It's been 5 or 6 yrs since the last time I got guilted into having a Tupperware party. But at least with those, you get lots of prizes for hosting. However, with an ebook reader (aka liseuseseesuess), where's my incentive to humiliate myself by forcing my friends to attend and guilting them into buying overpriced stuff they don't want or need? The satisfaction of knowing more people are reading isn't enough to make me want to invite/blackmail a bunch of people into my house for the presentation and cookies.

Whatever happened to Pampered Chef, Home Interiors, and Sarah Coventry Jewelry? I've done my share of hosting and/or attending those also. I've gotten old and mean, and learned how to say "no," so I haven't been invited to one in a long time. YAY!
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Exactly! It's been 5 or 6 yrs since the last time I got guilted into having a Tupperware party. But at least with those, you get lots of prizes for hosting. However, with an ebook reader (aka liseuseseesuess), where's my incentive to humiliate myself by forcing my friends to attend and guilting them into buying overpriced stuff they don't want or need? The satisfaction of knowing more people are reading isn't enough to make me want to invite/blackmail a bunch of people into my house for the presentation and cookies.

Whatever happened to Pampered Chef, Home Interiors, and Sarah Coventry Jewelry? I've done my share of hosting and/or attending those also. I've gotten old and mean, and learned how to say "no," so I haven't been invited to one in a long time. YAY!
I hope I haven't gotten old and mean (and I seriously doubt you have either, DG ~ I've read your posts and know that's not possible) but I stopped going to home parties because I always feel guilty if I don't buy something.

If there were liseuse (ereader for the sticklers out there) parties, I would think it should be more of a type of tutoring rather than trying to sell them. I would be happy to hold tutoring sessions on using the Sony readers I own so that they are accessible to more people. I think they are a great product, warts and all, and could prove very useful for people who have difficulties with reading paper books (eye impairments, etc.).
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I have no clue what the spruiker anyone is going on about.
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I've tried to sell some of my fellow Americans on liseuses, but they usually say something like "I'd rather check out my livres from the bibliothèque"...

Oh, wait, they don't say that.
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I've tried to sell some of my fellow Americans on liseuses, but they usually say something like "I'd rather check out my livres from the bibliothèque"...

Oh, wait, they don't say that.
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