|Posted: 2/15/2013 8:57:15 AM|First I just wanna say that I'm still kinda new and learning the rules so please don't chew my head off
I was just wondering how everyone felt about this.. Twopeas offers loads of free things.. Like this message board, the garden girl videos & so on! It's an awesome community to be apart of! My question is does anyone ever feel like they have to shop here in order to take advantage of there free resources? Even if its every so often? IMO.. I couldn't in good faith log on everyday and post messages, watch videos & so on without ever shopping here.. I would feel like its not far to the company that I'm allowed to do this! Now I know twopeas doesn't have any rules against this so please don't hand slap me I'm just curious..
I sincerly hope that I have not offended anyone because that is NOT my intentions what so ever.. & please be gentle on me! TIA
Loc: New York
|Posted: 2/15/2013 9:19:46 AM|I don't feel that way at all. Two Peas in a great website with great free videos, message boards and what not. I myself could call this website my second homebut that does in no way have anything to do with me feeling like I have to be on here. You come and check things out as you please
|Posted: 2/15/2013 9:24:17 AM|
I do feel that way somewhat, I think it is only fair. However, since I have kind of a particular style, that does not seem to be popular right now I have difficulty purchasing here. I did place my first order for some sale items, and I am very pleased with it. I think I will be able to use them for embellishment items. I also want to get back to doing some more digital pages, and their digital items look like I could use them quite well and hope to purchase some of those soon.
I love Two Peas, it is a great place to hang out.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/15/2013 11:25:49 AM|
I do support by shopping when I can. I love this site and want to make sure it stays available.
|Posted: 2/15/2013 11:35:46 AM|
I use 2peas as a resource to the store I frequent locally. I will give you an example. I go to Micheals for things like adhesive and cardstock if I have run out and use a coupon, I go to Archivers to buy a lot of stuff but they don't carry everything. I wanted the Maggie Holmes line and they had everything but the 12 x 12 papers. They also don't carry Websters Pages and I know that I can get those things at 2 peas. I like to spread the love around.
|I'm an old pea with a forgetful memory (can't remember old login info)....please cut me some slack LOL!!! |
|Posted: 2/15/2013 11:43:36 AM|
Yes, I think it's only fair.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/15/2013 11:45:25 AM|
That is part of the reason I do so much of my shopping here. I figure it's like paying for a membership to other sites, but in addition to all the online resources I also get some fun scrapbook products. I don't have a LSS to support, so Two Peas gets the lion's share of my scrapbooking budget. If I had a LSS I'd try to support them too.
Loc: Pea-ing from Orlando, Fl.
|Posted: 2/15/2013 1:01:42 PM|I don't have a LSS or an As I only have ms & a 45 min drive to Js which only has a tiny isle of scrapbooking items! So I mostly shop online and I buy more then %90 of my items here @ twopeas sometimes if they don't have something or I don't wanna wait ill go else where.. But all in all there the best! I see people creating posts all the time asking questions like where to shop for products and such and it just boggles my mind that they are on this site but don't even know that there is shopping or they don't shop here! I get that other sites might offer different incentives like cheaper shipping maybe if they live in a different country or a discount code/ sale! But as I have said I don't think I could be a member of this site without helping them by shopping here... Even if its only one order a year! Because in my mind the only way twopeas is able to offer.. Free videos, messages boards, free shipping, sales , loyalty programs is because of us peas shopping here its a win win!
Loc: Vancouver Island
|Posted: 2/15/2013 1:19:03 PM|I might shop here if shipping to Canada weren't so stupid expensive. For example, i have a $7 item in my basket. It will cost $16.79 to ship that little thing that is the size of a pen.... not going to happen. i don't feel bad coming here and not shopping here
| mama said didn't know how to make a kitty meooowwww.......
Will I ever get to Buckethead?!
Loc: Beautiful British Columbia
|Posted: 2/15/2013 1:28:05 PM|
I've ordered physical supplies a few times, but being Canadian, I find the international shipping charges a bit out of whack.
But, I have bought some workshops and I buy digital files whenever I can. I think it all helps. And the best part of digi shopping? No waiting for delivery! :tongue
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|Posted: 2/15/2013 2:33:28 PM|
Well of course with the price of shipping for Canada is insane I wouldn't shop either.. Your better off shopping at a Canadian based store ! I remember once I was in search for the color magic file folders from Heidi swapp every where was sold out and they where on back order the only place I could find them was a Canada website the folders where $10 and the shipping was $20 as painful as it was to spend $30 on a set of stupid folders my dumb behind did it! Biggest mistake ever spending $20 on shipping that's insane! I have no idea why I even needed those folders so bad! In the end I ended up screw them up with misting them and had to throw them away!! Ugh, $30 broke ..And lesson learned lol!
I'm just a pea:)
Loc: *Sunny Southern California*
|Posted: 2/15/2013 4:31:54 PM|Nope. I feel no pressure or obligation to shop here.
While I do really appreciate this site and all the info and inspiration I get here I just cannot afford to spend my cash here
I will place an order if there's something I need that I can't get in a store near me. But with shipping as high as it is, I have to shop near me with coupons if I want to buy something
I will probably place an order in the next couple months though for a couple things that ice wanted for a really long time.
Loc: Over by the shredder, of course.
|Posted: 2/15/2013 5:02:11 PM|
I love it here. I do think we should support them by purchasing whenever we can. My plan is to purchase more here this year. I don't have an LSS, and I've had good experiences making purchases here. I also think it gets better and better. They have been very responsive to suggestions made on this board. I want to see this site stay around in what seems to be a declining industry.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: southern new mexico
|Posted: 2/15/2013 5:54:01 PM|
No, I really don't feel that way; but then again, overall I am not an online shopper and so NOT shopping here is in keeping with my personality. On the rare occasion that I need/want something that is not available locally, I DO shop here so I don't feel badly about using the online resources on occasion.
| Marilyn (now in New Mexico!!)
SCUBA diving and SCRAPPING Mom of two
|Posted: 2/15/2013 6:23:32 PM|
when it comes to scrapbook supplies I am not a huge online shopper. I don't have a LSS but I have M's, J's, Hobby Lobby and Pat Catan's all within 10 minutes of my house (M's J's and Hobby Lobby are all in the same plaza). I also have a A's about an hour from me, but don't make that trip often.
I have purchased some items here and will do so again, but with all of the stores I have locally and the coupons and sales available to me, I don't usually spend enough at any one time to qualify for free shipping.
I don't really feel bad about not shopping here more often because I seldom order scrapbook supplies online.
|Posted: 2/15/2013 6:58:38 PM|You are so lucky! I think I need to move now.. I wish I had a js that sold a bigger selection of scrapbooking items mine doesn't have much at all .. Not even a full isle worth of items! & its 45 minutes away! as far as hobby lobby the closet one is a state away.. No A either I would kill to have an As near me .. More so then a LSS only because of the frequent sales and coupons! Which I don't even have a LSS there's nothing but ms and AC Moore which is pretty much the same if not worse! I live in NJ a popular state I cannot figure out for the life of me why there isn't more options here for scrapbooking its stupid! I'm hoping in the future to move out of this state and I think part of my decision will be based on what scrapping stores are near lol.. I could save so much money if i shopped in store rather then online!! And I wouldn't have to wait for shipping if I hade those stores avaible to me I wouldn't shop online either!
|Posted: 2/15/2013 7:26:31 PM|
Jjmikrut143.... Where in Nj do you live? I also live in Nj and I have 3 joanns,2 M and 2 ACmoores w/in a short drive. HL is about an hour away. My 2 LSS have both closed. That is when I started shoping here at 2 peas. They have product here that I would never find at a big box store!!! I do like to spend my $$$ here because of all the free videos and classes they offer. It is not hard to spend $50 so I never have to pay shipping!!
|2012- layouts completed-77
cards made- 192
mini albums made- 1-16 page
calendars made- 2
2013- layouts completed-73
cards made- 197
mini albums made- 2-14 page;1-12 page
Loc: New York City
|Posted: 2/15/2013 8:17:08 PM|
Hunterdon county is where I live.. Between bridgewater & Clinton ! There is 2 ms that are within 15-20 minutes from me , js used to be 40 mins but they moved to a bigger and further store & AC Moore is about 30 mins from me and the closet hobby lobby Is in pa which would be about 1 hr away! There used to be a LSS a few towns over a while back but they have closed and I think the closest an LSS to me is about an hr away and to me it's not worth the drive because I know some dont even carry the newest things like twopeas does! And as far as ms going well there good for some things but as you said you can't get the good stuff at the big box stores atleast not the items I'm looking for... Now if we had an As near us that would be the ultimate dream! But there isn't even any on the east cost.. I hope they change that someday! It's really quit depressing and sad that we don't have great places to shop at .. When I hear all these people being able to shop at the best LSS and As I'm like damm I wish I could go there! Even if it was 1 hr away or maybe 2 I would still take the drive!
What really drives me nuts is micahels.. Why don't they sell more named brand items .. Why is EVERYTHING in the damm store have to be recollections there brand.. I understand they wanna promote there products, but they should still sell other brands more! I like it when recollections copy's a big brand because its the same thing but cheaper! Atleast i have the Internet lol.. The hard part is having to wait almost a week for my stuff I'm soooo impatient when it comes to that kinda stuff lol
Loc: Stars Hollow, CT (I wish!)
|Posted: 2/15/2013 8:29:15 PM|I don't know if I would say that I feel obligated to shop here but I want to shop here because I truly appreciate the environment that they have created for us scrappers! You know how we love to talk about our hobby and honestly, only fellow scrappers really "get it"! I love 2peas!!!
"Do as much good as you can, for as many as you can, for as long as you can and you may never know the difference you can make". . .Max Lucado
|Posted: 2/15/2013 8:35:25 PM|
i am on 2peas everyday, i dont feel obligated to buy,but i do love the wide range of new products and i have a wishlist a mile long, however shipping internationally to australia is a killer, so i save and wait till they have a special 25% off, or other great deal - which must be due again soon (for the international buyers) ...hehe
but it is seriously the best site for scrappers
Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL
|Posted: 2/15/2013 8:39:07 PM|
I don't feel obligated to buy but their community and customer service always make me come here to purchase what I want when I want something scrappy related!
|Beth at Scrapping Wonders
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Loc: New Braunfels, TX
|Posted: 2/15/2013 8:49:54 PM|
I don't think 2 peas is getting paid per click. Now I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure you have to advertise and have sponsors to get paid per click on a website. The app has no ads that appear anywhere. The main site, to my knowledge, only has banners for products 2 peas is trying to sell.
|Posted: 2/15/2013 9:02:40 PM|
I do shop here when I make my purchases. They offer so much on this site and I want it to stay around!! I am on here almost everyday!
Loc: Belle Plaine, MN
|Posted: 2/15/2013 9:37:08 PM|
I don't feel obligated, but I do buy here! I think why they do so much of what they do is for inspiration! Otherwise, why would they do it?
|Posted: 2/15/2013 9:59:07 PM|
Well whether they do get paid per click or not.. It's penny's to a dollar! I once started to make videos for YouTube and was apart of the google adds & would get paid per view, per click and so on and it's not much money at all even if you have thousands and millions of view or clicks its still penny's ..yes they add up but I wouldn't really count that as towards an income! Besides as the other pea stated in order for twopeas to get paid per click they would have to have advertisement with direct links to websites that are mainly chosen by the company that pays you like google and twopeas doesn't have that .. They have sponsors but not the pay per click.. I believe it's the other way around if your a blogger or designer you can have there store link on your page and that person will get paid for the traffic generated from their site to twopeas... It's under there affiliate policy!
|Posted: 2/15/2013 10:30:11 PM|
I don't feel obligated to shop here. In fact I rarely do because I can find the products locally or at another online store for cheaper. However, I do buy plenty of classes here though because they are high quality. So I guess they do get money from me each year.
Rhonda in TX
Loc: Houston, TX
|Posted: 2/15/2013 11:14:12 PM|
I do most of my online shopping here. I only go elsewhere if I can't find it here. I don't feel required to shop here, but I definitely want to support the site because of all they offer.
|Been scrappin' for 15 years
Homeschool mom of 2 - DS (16) and DD (15)
Loc: Orange, CA
|Posted: 2/16/2013 4:08:16 AM|
I agree with what most of you have said - you want to support the business and make sure it is here to stay. I do have a small LSS and I try to get things there, but they don't carry all the hot trendy things that Two Peas does, so I try to order from TwoPeas and also support my local scrapbook store. I only go to JoAnn's or Michael's for things like adhesive with a coupon. The quality of their paper is not very good, nor the albums, and the service is awful. Big box stores don't need my $$. Just my $.02.
Even if you don't shop here, the classes are AWESOME and there is no shipping and a great community to support you throughout the class. (and of course, you'll probably want to shop here too after you take a class!)
|Posted: 2/16/2013 6:37:07 AM|i don't have an lss any more.
still i have purchased here once or twice - but truly has to be something i cannot find anywhere else due to ridiculous shipping to canada.
the other pea mentioned almost $17 to ship an item the size of a pen - meanwhile i ordered 2 metal quickutz fonts (both were upper & lower case, one was 2x2 dies, other was cookie cutters so it was a good size and heavy) and the postage on the package was $19 from florida. it is impossible to believe that what we are are being offered is competitive shipping from this site.
|Posted: 2/16/2013 7:34:59 AM|
Yes, I think if you're taking advantage of all the wonderful things offered here, you should support it by shopping here, if possible.
Loc: Scarsdale, NY
|Posted: 2/16/2013 8:38:47 AM|
I do not feel obligated, but the videos are so good and introduce new lines and product with a direct link to where they can be bought..so it makes it easy to shop here...i just wish everything wasn't always sold out..
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Wernersville, PA
|Posted: 2/16/2013 9:54:16 AM|
I love the board and am thankful to use it.
I have tried shopping to support the board that I use for free.
But, every time I have added things to my cart, the shipping is outrageous, when I can get the exact same thing somewhere else for cheaper shipping or free shipping.
So, alas, I have not bought from Two Peas.
I would rather pay a small, yearly fee to use the board, (because I could not give it up!)(and I have done this for another board), than buy their products at this time.
Pea with a Pen
Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 2/16/2013 11:16:45 AM|
I have hardly bought anything here (a few digital downloads, and one scrapbook album that was partially paid for with a gift certificate) but in three days I will have been here for 10 years. I know this is a great resource for those without an LSS, and if I still lived where I lived when I first started jumping in on Two Peas, I might be shopping here more, because the LSS that was near me then is out of business.
But, my current reality is there is a huge LSS less than a 15-minute drive from here. And I am a one who buys just a little bit at a time. So, even with the huge sales tax charged here in California by stores within the state, I just cannot make an online order large enough to justify the cost of shipping.
|Posted: 2/16/2013 11:52:33 AM|
Not at all, but they have great stuff, so why wouldn't you want to shop here? LOL