Is OA still combining with WP or did that deal falll through?

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Posted 1/11/2014 by Diane Marie in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 1/11/2014 6:55:19 PM
Anyone have info on that. Haven't heard anything about it in quite a while.

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Posted: 1/11/2014 7:06:55 PM
I'm pretty sure it fell through, unfortunately.

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Posted: 1/11/2014 7:19:04 PM
There are older threads on here somewhere that it is no longer happening.


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Posted: 1/11/2014 10:13:23 PM
Oh no! I hadn't heard that it had fallen through. What's to become of OA now then?



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Posted: 1/11/2014 10:18:24 PM
I hope they don't. I like OA products and would hate to see them morph into the WP type of embellishments.

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Posted: 1/12/2014 12:20:06 AM
Sigh....and all that fuss they made about the special daily clues and traveling from MN to whatever the other state was. It figures OA would be involved in something that did not happen!!!





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Posted: 1/12/2014 2:41:38 AM
it fell through because AO didn't meet any product deadlines (according to WP)

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Posted: 1/12/2014 6:47:56 AM
sounds like WP should have done some due diligence and read 2peas

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Posted: 1/12/2014 8:19:29 AM
OA is probably my favorite company product wise. I really really have loved all the little embellishments that have come with Daily Flash. I had hoped that the WP deal would help them get their sh*t together but oh well. I don't think OA would have become all fu-fu frilly, Allison Kress' stuff stayed true to her style.
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Posted: 1/12/2014 9:34:44 AM
Out of all the companies out there, I have pretty much loved every line that they have released. Now I wonder what is to become of them. Sure hate to see them fold.


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Posted: 1/12/2014 9:43:23 AM
I just wish they would give us some info. We are all loyal customers. Leaving us in the dark makes us all worry they are closing. I hope they let us know so we can save some money to buy their stuff. OA is my absolute favorite company. Would hate to see them go.

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Posted: 1/12/2014 11:16:12 AM
i would not be surprised if OA folded - quite frankly i am extremely surprised that it has not happened already. I can not believe that consumers still put up with the crap they pull. I understand things that time, and sometimes mess up - but,why is that OA is the ONLY manufacturer that seems to have these problems?? Im tired of their "careless attitude" with the industry. Its a shame that they do have such a large fan base that is willing to put up with the way they do things. Another shame is that they could not work it out with websters pages. If they were dangerously close to folding - websters pages probably could have helped them save it. Remember all that about OA being under new management?? Apparently that was a joke - everything is still the same.


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Posted: 1/12/2014 11:28:12 AM
Maybe this is a hobby for the owners and they have real job demands elsewhere?

It doesn't seem like they take this business seriously, maybe it was supposed to be a boutique type business all along -but we fans want them to be huge?

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Posted: 1/12/2014 11:43:03 AM

but,why is that OA is the ONLY manufacturer that seems to have these problems??

most people believe it is the owner (the husband not the wife) of the company who creates the issues. needs control, results in constant delays

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Posted: 1/12/2014 11:55:55 AM

I can not believe that consumers still put up with the crap they pull. I understand things that time, and sometimes mess up - but,why is that OA is the ONLY manufacturer that seems to have these problems?? Im tired of their "careless attitude" with the industry. Its a shame that they do have such a large fan base that is willing to put up with the way they do things.


It is frustrating, but I don't see late-delivered products as a reason to boycott them. If I get excited about seeing a movie and then the release date is pushed back a couple of months I'm not going to skip seeing the movie just for that reason.

It's not like OA has taken payments in advance and then failed to deliver. Their quality control and customer service when there is a problem with a purchase seems to be better than several other companies, despite occasional hand-slappy posts from one of their employees when people ask questions about them here. People continue to support Studio Calico despite many complaints about credit card charges here, they buy AC products despite all the spelling errors and deceptive packaging. Until Stop and Scrap announced they were basically going out of business people kept buying stuff there even though their delays in shipping paid-for products were well known. All that to say it doesn't surprise me people still support OA and that they don't seem so bad in comparison.

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Posted: 1/12/2014 12:03:29 PM
wow. I dont bear OA any ill will. They are a very talented company and I would be very happy to see them do well. I just hope they make it and can let us know how things are coming along.

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Posted: 1/12/2014 12:29:03 PM
im definitely not wishing any ill will... but i cant seriously undestand why they are still in business when there are NUMEROUS other companies that produce and on time. It gets really REALLY old never really knowing what to expect from them or when and if you can ever get a certain line.


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Posted: 1/12/2014 12:40:21 PM

It figures OA would be involved in something that did not happen!


This and this. I love OA to bits, but this is ridiculous. I wish they'd sell the company or that the artists would leave and go elsewhere.

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Posted: 1/12/2014 7:01:26 PM

but i cant seriously undestand why they are still in business when there are NUMEROUS other companies that produce and on time.


I guess just because they have unique designs (IMO), and when their products do make it to market they are good products. The latest Simple Stories, Jillibean Soup, or Echo Park line is not a perfect substitute for the latest OA line, so people wait/buy both. For example, Fancy Pants is releasing a nautical line, which I like, and it even looks a little similar to OA, but I still want the OA Treasure Map line if it comes out because it has a different color palette, different patterns and different embellishments. They are similar lines, but not interchangeable in my mind.

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Posted: 1/12/2014 7:04:35 PM

but i cant seriously undestand why they are still in business when there are NUMEROUS other companies that produce and on time.




Are they still in business? Lines that they showed two CHAs ago (like Public Library) still haven't come out and they weren't at the CHA after that and they aren't at CHA now.



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Posted: 1/13/2014 2:20:34 PM

It is frustrating, but I don't see late-delivered products as a reason to boycott them. If I get excited about seeing a movie and then the release date is pushed back a couple of months I'm not going to skip seeing the movie just for that reason.

It's not like OA has taken payments in advance and then failed to deliver. Their quality control and customer service when there is a problem with a purchase seems to be better than several other companies----


I agree! We gripe all the time about big box stores, or large manufacturers taking over the industry but we're not willing to support the little guy operating on their own schedule?

I'd rather them deliver when they can, not go out of business! They still bring something fresh to the scrap world.

I'm just a consumer, not a retailer, maybe that situation would be different.

I'm not handslappin those feeling otherwise, just my perspective.

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Posted: 1/13/2014 5:52:59 PM
I love love love their stuff and am going to buy it no matter what. The only deadlines that "matter" to me are holidays and I got my Xmas stuff in before Xmas: Silent Night, Eggnogg.




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Posted: 1/13/2014 8:09:28 PM
I have been waiting for the Girl Talk line since summer, I have about given up on it.

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Posted: 1/13/2014 8:24:38 PM
I'm shocked anyone ever thought OA would hold up their end of the bargain in the first place.

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Posted: 1/13/2014 9:33:47 PM
Kat Scrapper asked on their FB page if they were going to be releasing anything this CHA and their response was: Stay tuned for more information.

Hmmmm?


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Posted: 1/14/2014 12:00:03 AM
I love OA papers and keep going on the fence with them, but when I look back they are my top favorite company only for their paper. Not for getting product out. I have to say that I hate that the only people to go their hands on any of their products are the design team member so for about a year I have to look at the blog and watch them create projects using a paper collection I may like, but don't get to use for a year or two. Frustrating is all.


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