An old friend of mine has gotten into the home sales party thing with a clothing line. She seems to be having a good time with it, and I'm happy for her. However, I don't want to get into this, b/c and I'd just prefer to go to a regular store and try clothes on before I buy them, KWIM? And even more importantly, IMO the clothes are pretty expensive.
So the friend is probably following the usual MO of home sales companies and she's contacting friends and family and to invite them to sales parties. Via FB, she asked for my regular email so she can send me notices of her sales. (She already does post some stuff on FB that is more 'businessy' than personal--thinly veiled I-love-my-new-business stuff--but at least it's not *too* much.)
I don't mind her having my regular email address. But I don't want to get sales emails, and I'd like to discourage future party invites without being mean. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to sound positive about her new business, but discourage her from using me for it?
So far, I thought of this: "Thanks for the invite. I'm glad you're enjoying your new venture, but I really don't think it's my thing (and it seems like the prices are more than I want to spend). My regular email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
if you need it for anything, but please keep me off of your sales emails and don't share my address with your parent company; I don't need any more of those types of emails, if you know what I mean! I hope it all continues to go well for you."
Does that sound OK? Any other suggestions?
ETA: I did the home sales party/consultant thing several years ago with a craft company, so I'm familiar with the 'contact everyone you know and share these wonderful products and this wonderful opportunity!' mentality that most of them use. I became a consultant b/c I just wanted the discount on the products. Any other orders I could get were just a bonus, but I didn't really host the sales parties myself. I liked the creativity, not the selling.