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CTMH Girl
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Posted: 6/14/2010 6:05:10 PM
Cricut Circle, are you freaking kidding me with the price?

any one feel this way or is just me?

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Posted: 6/14/2010 6:07:46 PM
Totally ridiculous! What are they thinking? In today's economy!? Really?


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Posted: 6/14/2010 6:08:13 PM
OMG! I got it--and was SHOCKED...
Details for those of you who might not have gotten it--or want to read about it are here.

Don't think I will be paying to play!


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Posted: 6/14/2010 6:20:41 PM
Ohhhh, but you get an exclusive cricut circle charm[eye roll and sarcasm insert here!]
That whole thing is crazy!

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Posted: 6/14/2010 6:25:46 PM
That's just crazy. They get a big "NO WAY" from me.

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Posted: 6/14/2010 6:27:55 PM
Yea, that's ridiculous. Don't think many people will be joining that.

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Posted: 6/14/2010 6:28:37 PM
Come on!! You get the exclusive Cricut bracelet that will be the envy of all your friends!

Yeah, I got the invite and had to come over here and see who else was in the top 3% of 'whatever' to get the exclusive invite!



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Posted: 6/14/2010 6:37:38 PM
I got it too. Not happening!


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Posted: 6/14/2010 6:40:09 PM
How much was it?


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Posted: 6/14/2010 6:52:09 PM
I got the email too. Way too expensive! ($279 for one year or $79.99 quarterly)


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Posted: 6/14/2010 6:58:32 PM
Yeah, that was an easy "No."

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Posted: 6/14/2010 7:21:15 PM
I don't know what they are thinking. Who still pays $79 for a cart? The whole thing is a joke...hope someone over there is getting fired over this stupid idea.

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Posted: 6/14/2010 7:23:33 PM
for that price, they should send you a brand-new cricut...



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Posted: 6/14/2010 7:23:40 PM
did anybody else realize that the quarterly is $80, the year is $279. thats a difference of $40 more if you do it by the year. how do they justify that? you would think it would be cheaper for the year price

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Posted: 6/14/2010 7:29:33 PM
Oh wait there is a charm bracelet included I must get me one. I cant live without one. I'm definitely NOT buying it.

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Posted: 6/14/2010 7:34:39 PM
I was totally interested until I saw the price. No way.

I actually really dislike the concept of "exclusive" cartridges because so often I see one I like but not enough to join a $300 club, buy another Cricut when my old one works fine or some other garbage. It makes me really dislike the company as a whole.

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Posted: 6/14/2010 7:37:38 PM
I got one and I am not about to spend that much for 4 cartridges, which is the only value I saw in it.



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Posted: 6/14/2010 7:38:21 PM

did anybody else realize that the quarterly is $80, the year is $279. thats a difference of $40 more if you do it by the year. how do they justify that? you would think it would be cheaper for the year price


I'm not joining, but by my calculation, the yearly is cheaper by $44.97.
79.99 x 4 = $319.96 which is more expensive than the yearly.

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Posted: 6/14/2010 7:38:40 PM

did anybody else realize that the quarterly is $80, the year is $279. thats a difference of $40 more if you do it by the year. how do they justify that? you would think it would be cheaper for the year price


your math is off

4 quarters in a year

$80 x 4 = $320

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Posted: 6/14/2010 7:41:39 PM
I got the email too. I read it to my husband and he just laughed. What a waste of money. Seriously, do they not realize what the economy is like right now? Sorry provo craft, I will pass.

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Posted: 6/14/2010 7:43:00 PM
i am just by going off what a lady at provo craft told me. i had to call them and have them reset my account. she told me that you were billed 4 times a year at $80 a year. i really hope she was mistaken. now i feel like an idiot, sorry everyone.

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Posted: 6/14/2010 7:44:21 PM
I really hope provo craft reads these threads and realizes how crazy this idea is.



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Posted: 6/14/2010 7:58:40 PM
^^^^^^^Yes. That exactly!

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Posted: 6/14/2010 8:05:10 PM
I was really interested til I got to the price. That is one of the most ridiculous things I have seen in awhile. They can't honestly think people are going to go for this!


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Posted: 6/14/2010 8:09:27 PM
I got the email too (pretty sure most people did) and laughed! $279 for 4 carts that I've never seen and might not like? Yeah, I'll get right on that Sure the carts might be exclusive for about 30 minutes then we'll find them on ebay for those who didn't really like it and are trying to recoup their money.


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Posted: 6/14/2010 8:23:59 PM
If this thread is any indication of what the majority thinks, then they're gonna have problems getting this brain child off the ground. I could not believe that I was in the top 3%. I hardly go to the cricut website.


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Posted: 6/14/2010 8:24:05 PM
OH, NO WAY! I just about died. Really? REALLY??????? What in the heck are they thinking?

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Posted: 6/14/2010 8:28:39 PM
They have got to be kidding. I almost fell out of my chair laughing when I read the invitation. Maybe no one will join and they'll realize how ridiculous their offer is.

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Posted: 6/14/2010 8:35:14 PM
SOMEHOW.....SOMEWAY.....WE WILL BE SEING THOSE CARTS ON EBAY....


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Posted: 6/14/2010 8:37:27 PM
Got the e-mail.. and went hmm... interesting... clicked on the site... WHAT THE HECK!!! (after I saw the price). no thank you!


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Posted: 6/14/2010 8:42:04 PM
I got this too! I did laugh at the top 3% considering I have a total of 500 reward points to date, I think they just sent it to everyone who ever registered. I've never paid more than $45 for a cart (and I thought that was high) Most I spend between $15-$30 on, so NO WAY would I ever do this. If they offered it for $30 or so a quarter I might consider it, but $80 is beyond ridiculous. I could easily buy 15 or more carts for the price of the yearly membership.




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Posted: 6/14/2010 8:49:02 PM
I got one. Seriously, I think everyone got one. That 3% bullcrap is exactly that.

I love my Cricut. Love it.

I'm sick of Provocraft, though. This circle thing is crap, the bundled with new expressions is crap, the certain store exclusives are crap. I'm about ready to call it quits on this company on principle. As much as it kills me, it might be time to look at other options for die-cutting.


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Posted: 6/14/2010 8:49:33 PM
First I don't want the French Manor cartridge and I am not shelling out money for cartridges that I haven't seen.
I would like to spend some of that $279 on some Lite cartridges but can't seem to find them in Canada.
And the cartridges that were on sale at M's this week I already had.

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Posted: 6/14/2010 8:49:54 PM
Some people have actually already joined...

http://www.cricut.com/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=6785181&mpage=1&key=&#6785181

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Posted: 6/14/2010 8:50:22 PM
Yea, not sure how I was in the 3% to receive the "exclusive" invitation, but I actually laughed out loud when I read the price.

I. DON'T. THINK. SO.


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Posted: 6/14/2010 9:10:09 PM

I'm sick of Provocraft, though. This circle thing is crap, the bundled with new expressions is crap, the certain store exclusives are crap. I'm about ready to call it quits on this company on principle. As much as it kills me, it might be time to look at other options for die-cutting.


That! I'm so done with provocraft!



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Posted: 6/14/2010 9:10:35 PM
Did you see the sarcastic "join the squarelets" post over at Cricut's message board. It is a riot. They are planning on making square charms out of shrinky-dink stuff.

I don't think this is going the way Provo thought it would go.


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Posted: 6/14/2010 9:29:02 PM
Sad thing is they will probably get enough people that they consider it a success.

I got the invitation but I am not about to pay that much for carts sight unseen.


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Posted: 6/14/2010 9:39:24 PM
I was a "lucky" one. Thought it sounded really good, until I went to the site and found out the price. NOT FOR ME.


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Posted: 6/14/2010 9:47:49 PM
I am normally just troll on these message boards and dont post, but I cannot believe the negativity that all of you people have towards everything. If anyone completely read what was sent to you (if you were lucky enough to be invited, which I suspect most of you were not) there are many additional offers and events being reveled later, this was just the preliminary Charter Membership they are starting with. This may be something that turns out to be totally awesome, great, positive and fun. Ok so you dont want to join... then dont! There are a lot of us looking to be a member of the fun and you cant put us down. "We hate Provo Craft because they are trying to come up with a community that has something new and fun. Why dont you wait and see what is to come until you pass judgment? All those people that have already joined the Circle GREAT! I look forward to getting to know you true Cricut supporters.

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Posted: 6/14/2010 10:05:10 PM

(if you were lucky enough to be invited, which I suspect most of you were not)


this made me giggle, no seriously. I'm pretty sure anyone who has ever registered on the site got an invitation, PC just wants it to sound exclusive. Otherwise, I would not have gotten one. PC is "exclusively" trying to rip you off with $80 carts.




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Posted: 6/14/2010 10:15:17 PM

If anyone completely read what was sent to you (if you were lucky enough to be invited, which I suspect most of you were not) there are many additional offers and events being reveled later,


Did you completely read the terms of service? Because if you haven't then I think you might be surprised at what will be revealed later. There is a lot of interesting stuff in the fine print. Someone over at the Cricut message board posted the complete terms of service. It is very interesting reading.

Seriously, I loooove my Cricut. I have the Expression and the baby bug. I own 40 cartridges, including 4 new releases. I don't have any toy in my life that I love as much as my Cricut.

And I'll repeat what I said earlier: Provocraft's marketing strategy is crap and they are trying to jerk us around.


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Posted: 6/14/2010 10:18:41 PM

If anyone completely read what was sent to you (if you were lucky enough to be invited, which I suspect most of you were not)


How amazingly offensive.
Thank you, ProvoCraft apologist.

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Posted: 6/14/2010 10:18:48 PM
I received the invite and signed in to see what the cost was for items that remain to be seen. I think it's ridiculous that they would come up with something like this in a time when people are trying to SAVE money. If they expect people to pay that much they should be revealing the details NOW before we pay for the membership.

Do you work for provocraft allaboutme03?



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Posted: 6/14/2010 10:32:08 PM
Pay $300 for something sight unseen? In this economy? Are they nuts? I don't mind if my friends don't envy my oh-so-stunning bracelet. What do they think we are? A pack of sheep that are just going to throw them our credit cards and let them shovel whatever cart they want to at us? What if you don't like that cartridge? Do you get the right to refuse or return it? Or do they think we want it just because it is "EXCLUSIVE"

Absolutely NOT. I'm insulted to be even offered such a thing. This was a marketing mistake. A huge one.


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Posted: 6/14/2010 10:47:15 PM

I am normally just troll on these message boards and dont post, but I cannot believe the negativity that all of you people have towards everything. If anyone completely read what was sent to you (if you were lucky enough to be invited, which I suspect most of you were not) there are many additional offers and events being reveled later, this was just the preliminary Charter Membership they are starting with. This may be something that turns out to be totally awesome, great, positive and fun. Ok so you dont want to join... then dont! There are a lot of us looking to be a member of the fun and you cant put us down. "We hate Provo Craft because they are trying to come up with a community that has something new and fun. Why dont you wait and see what is to come until you pass judgment? All those people that have already joined the Circle GREAT! I look forward to getting to know you true Cricut supporters.


Have you heard of SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software? There's also another brand of software I heard is even more user-friendly. I'm sure another person on this thread knows the name of the company. You can cut ANY true type font and SVG files and you'll never have to buy a cartridge again. It will save you SO much money.

There are some cartridges I am still willing to buy, but NOT sight unseen especially when there are SO many other options out there.

Also, I joined A SCAL users group on yahoo and got lots of FREE files. No membership fees. Completley free.

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Posted: 6/14/2010 11:11:34 PM
I didn't get an email, don't have a Cricut so I'm not on any mailing lists or anything, but I think it's hilarious that it's an "exclusive invitation" Like you're SO special you are INVITED to spend $300. lol.

Anyway. Spending THAT much on cartridges w/out knowing what they're going to be? Or at least a few of them? That's what I got from the link. Kind of weird. Maybe $20 or 30 each I would risk that, but what if you already have them? Or absolutely hate them? Or at least if you could check ones off a list that you don't want? DH orders from an online shop that sells movies, and occasionally they'll send a free t-shirt, they ask you put requests and size info in the comment box. So something like that would be a bit better. Like he said last time he'd LOVE a certain shirt, so if they have that shirt in their selection of ones to give free, they'll send it, if not, they send something else.



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Posted: 6/15/2010 12:55:22 AM
OMG THERE IS A TROLL LURKING IN MY POST!

Do you work for provocraft allaboutme03?



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And by no means am I trying to offend anyone. Maybe my post should read HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE RIDICULOUS CRICUT CIRCLE? Instead of INVITE, I am sorry.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 6:57:04 AM
I got the invite too. I was like sounds neat, but I don't want to pay for carts I haven't seen. I then clicked the link and saw the price tage. No freaking way am I paying that much!


ETA I just jumped over the the cricut board and became a proud member of the squarelets. Can't wait to get my bracelet!


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Posted: 6/15/2010 7:19:40 AM
I own a Silhouette, not a Cricut.

Maybe Provocraft should have disclosed at the time you purchased your machine that certain cartridges wouldn't be generally available.

It's a little late after you've already spent the money on the machine.
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