The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Friday, December 5, 2014

Oh, The Irony

              -------------This is my second post today. (When it rains, it pours, I guess.)------------

Well, in my infinite procrastination, I managed to completely miss buying some stamps and dies from Stampin' Up last year. They're called Festive Flurry, and they are these big, honkin' snowflakes, with matching dies ( like I already mentioned...stay with me here.) I waited and waited, and they were gone.

So, this fall, I decided to looking for them on eBay. Oh boy, what a joke. They were CRAZY prices.  Now, the set originally went for about $52.00, I think.  (We ALL know SU ain't cheap.  Don't get me going on the shipping thing...)

I saw this today on eBay..

 WHAAAAAAAT?!  What crack are people smoking, anyway??  Oh, and there were some in the 80 dollar range, too.  Madness, I tell you, MADNESS!

Well, come to find out, SU HAS SOME OF THESE THINGS, and are selling them on their end of year clearance sale.

Yup, got mine. $41.00 and change, WITH the shipping. Should've gotten TWO and make all of my Christmas shopping money by selling one on eBay.  Why don't these things occur to me in the moment? I couldn't do that. In fact, I may have to reach out to the nine people watching, and tell them to go over to SU and get themselves one.  $179.95...sheesh.

Anyway, that's my rant.  Please feel free to continue your day.

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All Best-


  1. Bwahahahahaha....You know that song, "That's Amore" by Dean Martin? I love humming it and then altering the words to "That's a moron..." Seriously though, that's idiotic.
    You did great on your find...nicely done!

  2. Awesome Richard glad you got them. I got them last year and have never used them! Hmm, you got me thinkin'!

  3. That's crazy stuff Richard! But you know, years ago, I put a few old retired SU sets on Ebay, started them at a fair price and they sold for astronomical amounts!

  4. Can't wait to see what you do with these. I know what most people would do - now I want to see what you do because your work sure isn't most people's. I saw sometimes that things cost so much there too - I think maybe people get carried away with the auction or sometimes the fact that they may be retired. I'm glad you got off e-Bay and went and got yours because, like I said, can't wait to see what you do!

  5. Awesome deal Richard! I cannot believe the EBAY prices!!! Ugh! Thanks for the info!

  6. you. crack. me. up.
    And I love your kind of shopping ;)
    Hey, you might like this. Is that your house midway through the post?!??

  7. Woohoo! Love a good bargain! Ebays prices are crazy out of line! Wowzers!

  8. You are a favorite! It's your character and ethics - you care about people. And I love your rants!

    These cards are gorgeous. The color combinations and I love the little sentiment in side - made a mental note to try different placements! The tag is just stunning.

    Thanks, for your inspiration and that you care.


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