Should I sell my Slice and get something fancier?

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Posted 5/8/2013 by pinkabella in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 5/8/2013 2:21:44 PM
I have a brand new unopened Slice machine with 7-8 cartridges and a few accessories (pens, fabric interfacing, extra blades). I've been holding out on opening it and now I'm wondering if it might be better to just sell it and put the money toward a digital machine like a Cameo (loving all the inspiration on 2Peas). Guessing I could get at least $125 for it? I'm not a real big machine person--tend to like the hands-on accessibility of tools like punches, but I thought the Slice would be good for an occasional themed project, etc. I know once I open it, it's going to lose value, so I'm not sure what to do: try it out or just forget it and sell it?


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Posted: 5/8/2013 2:25:02 PM
I have both and I tend to use my Slice for smaller projects where I only need one or two cuts. My Silhouette is great for when I need multiples of something. Because I don't have a dedicated spot for my Sil I have to take it out and put it back each time I use it so a lot of times the Slice is easier. I do get a better cut from the Sil but the ones I get from my Slice are nice too.

So, I guess I was of no help whatsoever. Sorry.



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Posted: 5/8/2013 2:36:53 PM
No, that's okay! It's helpful to get feedback, especially since you own both. I know nothing of either, really.

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Posted: 5/8/2013 3:10:51 PM
When I read the title of your post I was going to say that you need to think about how much you use your Slice now and how many times you wish you had something with more capabilities. But then I read your post and see that you haven't used it yet. Hmmm. I think I would still recommend keeping and using your Slice. I had the original Slice and then sold it to a friend and bought the Slice Elite. I am not a big machine/ techy person and the slice is right for me. I can use it without the guilt of spending big bucks.

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Posted: 5/8/2013 4:24:48 PM
Playing devils advocate here...

I don't have either (silhouette or slice), but slice isn't made for paper arts anymore, its marketed towards quilters. I'll guess you could still use it for paper, but wasn't sure on the selection of carts, whether that would be a consideration in your decision.

Honestly, if it was me, I'd sell it, and put the money toward a cameo or portrait, only because I'd hate to find that the carts weren't available to fit the needs/themes used for scrapbooking.

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Posted: 5/8/2013 4:50:34 PM
i used to have the slice and it was a great little machine if you just need a single cut here and there. then i realized i wanted greater flexibility in the quantity and size of my cuts so i got a silhouette and then the expression.


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Posted: 5/8/2013 6:30:00 PM
I have the slice and cri-cut. I rarely use either. HOWEVER when a need a quick cut I pull out the slice. I would keep the slice and the cartridges but also research and invest in an additional device. I also doubt if you will get $125 for the slice. They're not in high demand.

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Posted: 5/8/2013 10:21:26 PM
I know I am no help but I gave everything Slice to my 8 year old daughter. She loves it and would share it with her best friend/neighbor girl who is 9 and into crafts also. I have my Black Cat Cougar machine and use Make The Cut software. I love it.

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Posted: 5/9/2013 6:28:28 AM
I think so much depends on what your needs are. I have a Slice and love it. It's small enough to leave out and ready all the time so it's not a chore to use it. I don't need to cut anything big, so that's not an issue for me. I have most of the MM design cards and don't really feel the need for anymore designs at this point so I'm not really worried about whether they will put out anymore scrapbook oriented cards. But, if you don't think it's going to meet your needs, then get rid of it.

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Posted: 5/9/2013 1:46:13 PM
Thanks for the feedback Peas. I'm starting to think maybe I break it open and use it. Like I said I'm not a big tool person, and I don't like relying on the computer when I get ready to do a project. There are a good number of designs available too, so it might work for me.
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