Username Post: expo vs Micheals        (Topic#1593757)
mindygail
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Hey scrapper girls!!! I HOPE I have the choice bettween going again this year (last yr was my first expo) a scrapbook expo or easier going to micheals. what would you choose???
need input!!!
thanks,
mg


 
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In response to mindygail

IMO Michael's essentially sucks, so I'd always choose an expo!


 
AmyWho
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In response to stick

Expo! You'll get so much stuff there that you'll never find at M's.


 
southern lady
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In response to AmyWho

i love expo


 
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In response to southern lady

Give me an expo anytime. They have so many products, and it's a fun day out.


 
jaxxan
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In response to southern lady

In my area Michaels has very limited stock and only carries a couple of brands.
The expos usually cover a wide variety of manufactures and sometimes even smaller ones that are starting out with new tools or products.

I go to them to shop but know your prices as things are not always a better deal at the Expo.


 
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In response to jaxxan

Definitely EXPO!! There is sooo much more variety in products than one would find in M's... I LOVE going to the EXPOS!! In fact I'm saving my pennies for the one coming up in March!!


 
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In response to Scrapkaty

Our expos here have turned into Women's expos with three scrap booths. See if you can find out what booths will be open.


 
bonprof
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In response to mindygail

Omg. That's not even a choice! Expo every time!!!


 
pinkpaperairedale
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In response to bonprof

The scrapbook conventions in our area have really gone downhill... lots fewer vendors and the ones that are there include home party things like candles, cosmetics, books, etc. It is a fun day but I still go to regular stores to purchase things. We are also fortunate to have a very friendly and helpful LSS in our area. There are fewer choices for workshops, too, at the conventions.


 
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In response to pinkpaperairedale

As far as the spend of shopping, the Scrapbook Expos can't be beat, but they are a lot smaller than before. M's just doesn't offer the variety, but they do offer value for the basics with a coupon. Good luck.


 
Frau_Cooney
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In response to Cricutgirlg

See, now you made me look up scrapbook expos in my area and put them on my calendar! Yikes!


 
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In response to Frau_Cooney

EVERYTHING is better than Michaels!




 
CrimsonMama
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In response to Bxr-Linda

I've never been to one but I can imagine it's better than the usual big box shopping. YET I'm getting emails for the Expo now saying "see what's new from CHA". The one here in GA is not until July 18! Who wants to wait that long?


 
mindygail
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In response to CrimsonMama

I think yall are right the expos rule and micheals drools!!hahs!
only problem is I have no ride to the expo!!!
I really need to save up some money!!

thanks for the input!!!!
happy scePPING!
MG


 
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In response to mindygail

I like the Expo much better than I do Michael's. I saw new items and some of the vendors have great deals on the products. Last year, I was able to get MME stamps for $2 and 12x12 pads for $6. I also saw 12x12 embossing folders which I never seen at any of the stores here. I am looking forward to going this year....I want to get one of those embossing folders


 
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We have a yearly Expo that runs for 3 days and is excellent.
Always has a large range of classes available and a lot of make and takes which are free.

There are always plenty of stalls and the only drawback is if you decide to look at another stall for a better price you can miss out. Or you forget where you wanted to go back to.

My GF and I work from a list and mark our floor plans out. Mobiles are a must for keeping in touch for when we decide to split and conquer. LOL

There's generally some really good bargains but sadly a lot of overpriced items too. At least once you've been scrapping a while you get more price savvy.


 
joshuaminh426
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In response to ajsophios62

Love the expos. One is coming to Pleasanton, CA in March. Looking forward to it. Always find cool and interesting things.


 
jaxxan
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In response to joshuaminh426

Yes I was just checking my calendar to make the Pleasanton Expo, its better than the Santa clara/San Jose one.



 
trem1997
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In response to jaxxan

I have never been to an expo before, so I'm going to have to say Michaels, by the way I work there so I am for Team Michaels! I think I pretty much buy something every time I go to work.


 
Shayla4u
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In response to trem1997

I go to the Scrapbook Expo or CKC's at least 3 times a year and love them A lot of manufacturers have booths and great deals, plus they will demo the new products. Most of the classes are great and you usually end up with more product than what you paid for the class ticket...and tons of giveaways!!!


 
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