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dwelch
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Well, I got my two Pink Paislee "grab bags" in the mail today. Why, oh why did I talk myself into this. First off, both boxes are 100% IDENTICAL. I guess I had thought there would be SOME variety. Tons of felt stuff (including hair clips - huh?!) and big plastic "chandalier crystals" that are waaaay too big for scrapbooking. One small clear stamp set (same in both boxes) and a bunch of rub-ons, mostly Halloween. I'm sick thinking what my money could have bought on e-Bay or even my LSS. Thankfully, my LSS is having a garage sale the end of the month. I'll bag this stuff up and hopefully get a few dollars back. I'm not knocking anyone who really enjoys what they got - I'm just not going to be ordering again.


 
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  • Juggy on 09-01-11 11:36 AM
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So sorry. I ordered a grab bag once too...I'll still order just not a "grab bag". I was very disappointed that I paid shipping on what I got...

I do have a younger scrapper in the house though and she has used some of the stuff .. thankfully.


 
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Well, that really sucks! I had thought about buying one of those boxes too. Kinda glad I didn't now. Like you said-hopefully you can get some of your money back at the garage sale!


 
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In response to dwelch

Oooh, so sorry; what a let-down! Sending an electronic consoling pat on the back....


 
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sorry you were disappointed. not all grab bags are bad...I got one from Webster's pages that i just loved. and the ones from maya road are pretty fab as well. guess it just wasn't a good one this time.


 
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In response to Nancy Keslin

I've never purchased one before - perhaps you should contact who you purchased them from and let them know about your disappointment in ordering them.


 
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In response to SmartyPants

Grabbags are nothing more than leftover stuff that didn't sell. I'd never buy anything like that.


 
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yikes, i always get an email from a scrapbooking co [cant think of it now] that does this warehouse grabbag deal, and for i think $15, you get a bunch of stuff, and they guarantee no items the same.. you able to take a pic of the stuff you got? i'm curious!


 
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I ordered from them the other day. Now I'm hoping mine is okay. I debated for a while and now I'm thinking it might be a mistake.

I hope you can sell some of it.


 
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In response to dwelch

well, i am very, very new at this (just made my first card yesterday) ive seen those "grab bags" and thought about it. no more thinking on that. that is what is so good about these forums...you get the "download". Im unemployed and can not be wasting a dime. Now, that garage sale thing is fab!! i went to a local store that did that and i was shocked..paper for 10 cents, stamps (which before i never relized how expensise rubber stamps were) were 50 cents each.etc etc. i am sorry you got ripped off, that just gets my feathers ruffled.....


 
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  • Juggy on 09-02-11 07:58 AM
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Mars - one way to grow your stash for cheap .. start blog following ... lots of them have giveaways you can enter by posting a comment on their blog. I figure eventually you have to win one right ??

Freecycle and craigslist can be good options sometimes - they do require a bit more vigilance though waiting/watching for the right post.


Love the scrapbookstore garage sales ..


 
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In response to Juggy

I have only ever done the Websters Grab Bag and thought it was very satisfied. Good to know that is not always the case.


 
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In response to Sherrenae

You also have to keep in mind everyone is different what I am disappointed in others may be thrilled with..


 
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I am constantly tempted by grab bags on the deal-a-day sites, but have never succumbed because I'm never sure if I will get my money's worth


 
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I think I would only buy a grab bag if I liked everything a company produced. I adore everything Webster's Pages and Simple Stories, so I would totally be willing to throw the dice on those. Though I like Pink Paislee and many other companies, I know they put out lines and items I don't like. I'm not willing to chance those.

I am so sorry you ended up disappointed. Hopefully someone will love your items at the sale.


 
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I did take someone's suggestion and e-mailed them. They responded that they would refund my money if I rturned the packages to them. Generally I wouldn't do that, but I think in this case I might. It came to an awfully lot of money since I stupidly ordered 2 of them! And I haven't put anything away yet.


 
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  • Juggy on 09-02-11 04:49 PM
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That is some awesome customer service!



 
dwelch
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You are right. If I wasn't impressed by their product, I am certainly impressed by their service. Who knows, I might just order from them again sometime - just not one of their grab bags. And again, I'm sure someone else would have been very happy with the product. It just wasn't my style, and I didn't like that the two boxes were completely identical. So, I must apologize for my original rant and say they rank #1 in customer service. Crow, anyone?


 
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In response to dwelch

the customer service makes up for it right there. WOOHOO for you.


 
dwelch
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After thinking about it, I DID decide to repack and return the boxes to them. I'm notorious for keeping things I don't really like, and this was just waaay too expensive to do that. I'm hoping they actually follow through on their refund offer. Even with me paying the postage both ways, the actual cost of the boxes is worth getting back.


 
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In response to dwelch

It's great to know that good customer service is still around! I haven't seen any offers like "grab bags" from scrapbooking companies over here before but other companies like "Avon" do them from time to time and I've never been terribly impressed. I guess it's just the luck of the draw...


 
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I am so sorry that you didn't enjoy your package! I also purchased the Pink Paislee Warehouse box and was extremely pleased with my variety. That said, I also watched some youtube videos of others' boxes and they were very similar so I certainly wouldn't know what to do with two. I am adding some of the items that came in my box to this posting for those of you who are curious. Granted they are all from last year's lines, (with the exception of a couple sheets from phantom) but it's hard to find Pink Paislee by me so I am on cloud nine. I am probably forgetting some too, that box was stuffed!
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Thank you for sharing what all you received. I'd have been all over the Hocus Pocus, but clueless with the rest.

Personally, I'm a control-nut when it comes to shopping. I'd have to know what I was spending my money on before buying. Kudos to you for being brave enough to take a chance!


 
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  • meagan82one Said:
I am so sorry that you didn't enjoy your package! I also purchased the Pink Paislee Warehouse box and was extremely pleased with my variety. That said, I also watched some youtube videos of others' boxes and they were very similar so I certainly wouldn't know what to do with two. I am adding some of the items that came in my box to this posting for those of you who are curious. Granted they are all from last year's lines, (with the exception of a couple sheets from phantom) but it's hard to find Pink Paislee by me so I am on cloud nine. I am probably forgetting some too, that box was stuffed!



I just love all of it! Love Pink Paislee!


 
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In response to runzalot81

You know, I think Anne summed me up quite well - I'm a control freak when it comes to shopping. Everyone has their own style - thank goodness, or our layouts would all look the same! I have seen a few items of Pink Paislee that I liked, but guess I have more of a Graphics 45 and Websters Pages style. I'm so glad everyone liked their boxes. There's nothing more exciting than pawing through some good stuff! And again, as far as customer service goes, I don't believe anyone could beat Pink Paislee! thanks for everyone's comments on my post.


 
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Oh it's too bad you weren't happy. I didn't order, but did debate back and forth for awhile.


 
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  • Anonymous on 09-21-11 04:41 PM
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I ordered once from the Webster's Pages warehouse sale and was very pleased! I received tons of beautiful stuff.


Edited by lisasimo on 09-21-11 04:42 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I'm glad that it all worked out for you!!! Good to hear that they have great customer service!!!


 
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I bought a grab bag from a kit company that I have recently been buying from. A large flat priority mail box It was literally packed full of high quality varied paper, some thickers and generally great stuff. It was a great buy.


 
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I bought a mystery box from Crafty Steals for $45.00. It was a bunch of outdated, lifeless colored stickers and a pack of gray buttons. A few other things.... I WILL NEVER buy another box from them. I did send an email questioning the stated value and was told I could ship it back at my expense ($12) for a refund. I was more than disappointed. The description said over $150 in value. I could have done better at the dollar store for ten dollars. Maybe someone else got a good box but not me.


 
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