Michaels - $1 for 1 sheet of BG paper. Crazy!

Two Peas is Closing
Click here to visit our final product sale. Click here to visit our FAQ page regarding the closing of Two Peas.

Posted 3/15/2009 by aJerseyGirl in General Scrappin'
 

aJerseyGirl
[insert clever title here]

PeaNut 246,022
January 2006
Posts: 6,564
Layouts: 98
Loc: New Jersey

Posted: 3/15/2009 5:37:05 PM
I went there hoping to find the ek success binding edge punch (they were sold out), but I looked at the new paper. True, they had a lot of new stuff, but the prices were crazy. BG was $1 and anything that was a bit embossed or had a touch of glitter was $2.

Paper was 30% off, and I did buy just a couple of sheets of We Are Memory keepers paper which were .79 regular, but I didn't go nuts. I have a lot of paper. But the prices for BG, Sei, and some others were ridiculous.

purpledaisy
Calm

PeaNut 116,261
November 2003
Posts: 25,809
Layouts: 102

Posted: 3/15/2009 5:40:46 PM
You know, this may be a good thing for the lss stores. If M's goes in this direction, maybe more people will be going to the lss instead. By the way I shop at both, so I'm not knocking people that go to M's.

I agree with you, the prices are crazy and I would only buy when things are on sale. My guess would be that it will be a while before M's has another 4 for a $1 sale on paper.


Becca

May we be consumed with the Creator of all things rather than with things created.

6 rings - no cheating! Go STEELERS!

Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent-free in your head.

aJerseyGirl
[insert clever title here]

PeaNut 246,022
January 2006
Posts: 6,564
Layouts: 98
Loc: New Jersey

Posted: 3/15/2009 5:47:00 PM

My guess would be that it will be a while before M's has another 4 for a $1 sale on paper.

Yeah, I think those days are over. Maybe they'll have a 2 for $1 sale sometime.
I agree with you that this could be good for LSS's. I don't have one nearby, so I consider 2 peas my LSS and although I do buy paper here, it is nice to see it in person though. And it's nice to be able to pick up a few sheets here and there. When I order from here, I wait until I'm ready to place a large order.

teachNpea
He calls me his wifPEA.

PeaNut 260,956
May 2006
Posts: 7,579
Layouts: 440
Loc: Heart of America

Posted: 3/15/2009 5:54:34 PM
i think this is way i LOVE buying paper packs. even if i dont love all the papers i seem to use it all. i love my urban prairie pack...i got it at ms on sale...and didnt know it was BG until i got home...then i knew why i loved it.



tennisgirl27
I wish I could serve like *Pea*te Sampras

PeaNut 162,451
August 2004
Posts: 18,293
Layouts: 772
Loc: I am Canadian, eh.

Posted: 3/15/2009 6:02:09 PM
You think $1 is bad? UP here the BG is $1.69 (most LSS sell for 89-99 cents).

Ms has the Imaginesce for $3.69!! Those sheets sell for $1.29 at the LSS.

They're totally on crack if they think anyone is going to buy that paper. Even at 50% off it would still be equal to or MORE than what you can buy at the LSS.

These days I'm buying VERY little at Ms!!


*They call me Jen*

Forever-A-Hillbilly
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 282,301
October 2006
Posts: 2,993
Layouts: 0

Posted: 3/15/2009 8:09:30 PM
Yeah, we all "ragged" M's and they finally get with the program, so to speak, but now you can't afford to buy their paper. I was just at A's last week and I did see some paper there for $1.69, 1.99 and a few over $2.00 but most of what I picked out was under a dollar. So I'll probably drive the 45 miles to go to A's, use their coupons and be able to visit other shopping places all at the same time.

teachNpea
He calls me his wifPEA.

PeaNut 260,956
May 2006
Posts: 7,579
Layouts: 440
Loc: Heart of America

Posted: 3/15/2009 8:13:56 PM
A's has seemed to always be expensive on their paper. again, vote for paper packs.



aJerseyGirl
[insert clever title here]

PeaNut 246,022
January 2006
Posts: 6,564
Layouts: 98
Loc: New Jersey

Posted: 3/15/2009 9:53:12 PM
Yes, it's great that M's finally got some new paper in stock, but isn't it the big box stores that are supposed to get the bigger discounts from the manufacturers? Hey, I'm just as happy to buy the same BG paper from Two Peas for .70, but it just doesn't make sense to me why M's would be more expensive.


MotherofJackals
Turning holy water into wine

PeaNut 27,168
January 2002
Posts: 22,427
Layouts: 27
Loc: Hanging out by the state line

Posted: 3/15/2009 10:03:20 PM

You know, this may be a good thing for the LSS stores. If M's goes in this direction, maybe more people will be going to the LSS instead. By the way I shop at both, so I'm not knocking people that go to M's.


Yep. A new LSS near me has Bazzill $.10 a sheet cheaper than M's (that adds up) and their patterned paper is $.60-$1 for most and the fancy stuff is like $1.25 which is cheaper than M's here by a little bit.

They also have those cute Imaginisce stamps for $.99 I grabbed 2 different birds and a fox the other day. M's is still okay for other stuff but if my new LSS can stay in business with their current prices they will blow M's out of the water for paper crafting stuff. I have no idea if they are making enough money to survive since they have been open only a couple months but I sure hope so.


but it just doesn't make sense to me why M's would be more expensive.



Maybe the companies stopped giving them the huge insane discounts they use to. They could also be trying to make up loses in other departments.



jnchowe
PeaNut

PeaNut 357,100
January 2008
Posts: 244
Layouts: 0

Posted: 3/15/2009 10:07:50 PM
I for one am glad to see new paper (no matter what the price) then the same old sad paper that they have had for the last few years.

Although I probably won't be paying regular price for any of it.

nanascraps
AncestralPea

PeaNut 230,268
November 2005
Posts: 4,880
Layouts: 245
Loc: NW Penna

Posted: 3/15/2009 10:12:36 PM
Maybe they finally did the math and realized that they weren't making a profit because most gals shop sales and coupons as much as possible. And if you factor in the damaged goods from careless people jamming paper into the slots, and the shoplifting, the profit margin drops even further.

The BBS contributed to the demise of the LSS. I'm not saying they were the only reason, but I'm sure they did factor in. Now that there are very few LSS, the BBS are raising their prices. so when they have a sale, they are making the right amount of profit.

Now, the prices at M's in Canada are insane. We won't even discuss that. I'm sure everyone would agree on that.

I hope scrappers once again start shopping regularly at their LSS, and keep the ones still open from having to close too.

I agree with aJerseyGirl, I like to see what I am buying. I want to feel the quality, and see the colors and shading as they really are. How many times do we order, only to find that the color wasn't what we thought. What looks red is actually orange, etc.

I almost never buy stacks. If the paper is also available by the sheet, the stack is often of a lesser quality, and most of the time, I don't like enough of the prints to warrant the price. I don't use ugly paper just because I have it. I guess when it comes to paper, I'm picky. I like what I like, and I want what I like.




sandimcv
PeaNut

PeaNut 136,971
March 2004
Posts: 48
Layouts: 0
Loc: Tampa

Posted: 3/15/2009 10:13:10 PM
I agree the new price for paper is nuts. But, for all of those (like me) who have been buying paper for years and have enough in their scrap rooms to open their own shop.........well, we can now use our paper and not buy until it is on sale.


Sandi

Vicki7
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 9,287
January 2001
Posts: 2,048
Layouts: 30
Loc: Florida

Posted: 3/15/2009 11:23:46 PM
I was excited when I saw new paper there but when I saw the prices, yikes. Now I did buy a couple sheets of basic grey because the lss' around me do not have that paper and I desperately needed those sheets for a layout. But I won't be buying it regularly.
Vicki

MotherofJackals
Turning holy water into wine

PeaNut 27,168
January 2002
Posts: 22,427
Layouts: 27
Loc: Hanging out by the state line

Posted: 3/15/2009 11:42:04 PM

I agree with aJerseyGirl, I like to see what I am buying. I want to feel the quality, and see the colors and shading as they really are.


Same here I will only buy online papers that are really cheap (under $.25) or ones that I have seen IRL.


I almost never buy stacks. If the paper is also available by the sheet, the stack is often of a lesser quality, and most of the time, I don't like enough of the prints to warrant the price. I don't use ugly paper just because I have it. I guess when it comes to paper, I'm picky. I like what I like, and I want what I like.


Same here I saw the Sassafrass Lass stuff at M's and I know it's one sided but it also doesn't seem as nice as the regular stuff I got at my LSS. Maybe it's just the lighting difference in the stores but the M's stuff didn't seem to have the same depth or color. It was cute still but just sort of off.

I agree about stacks to. I'm tempted so often and even give in and time after time I find half the stack goes unused. The only "bulk" packages I really love are the Cosmo Cricket paper crafting kits. I have not bought their stacks but those I'm pretty sure I'd use.



scrappersu
PeaAddict

PeaNut 35,690
April 2002
Posts: 1,908
Layouts: 166
Loc: California

Posted: 3/16/2009 12:10:52 AM
I am in total agreement. I was so excited to see all the new paper lines. Well, I know they are not current, but 95% of my stuff is in storage. I was so ready to buy a few sheets, but after seeing their prices, I refrained.

I hope they have a sale soon!


Designing for:
Pebbles Inc.
My Mind's Eye
Fancy Pants


Scrappin' the details

wasabi
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 175,480
November 2004
Posts: 2,158
Layouts: 34
Loc: Brampton Ontario

Posted: 3/16/2009 6:57:11 AM
Even with a coupon I am never going to buy paper from M's here in Canada. Once again I am going to be writing M's and asking them "what the Heck are you smoking?". Seriously, $3.69 for one piece of paper, it is lovely and all but definately last seasons and my lss has already clearanced it. If M's is definately having financial problems then I say the coupon thing has to go in its current format. Let us see realistic pricing and maybe the coupons won't be required for every purchase. I don't mind paying fair market value but what M's is doing has turned me off of shopping there completely. I know many items are selling at 500% of whsl and even with a coupon we are getting ripped off. Once again, write M's and complain, especially us Cdn's.

~Alison~
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 268,398
July 2006
Posts: 2,693
Layouts: 4
Loc: New York

Posted: 3/16/2009 8:34:43 AM
I was happy to see they sell BG by the sheet but they only carry older lines that I already have and they are more expensive than my lss. Who is going to buy it from them?

Brittneyja
AncestralPea

PeaNut 319,720
May 2007
Posts: 4,437
Layouts: 206
Loc: Calgary, Alberta

Posted: 3/16/2009 8:42:09 AM
It's funny, I looked at the thread title and thought "Hmm, that's a pretty good price!" I guess us Canadians are really taking a beating on our wallets.



MotherofJackals
Turning holy water into wine

PeaNut 27,168
January 2002
Posts: 22,427
Layouts: 27
Loc: Hanging out by the state line

Posted: 3/16/2009 10:34:56 AM

Who is going to buy it from them?


I think they might catch a few people that don't know any better. The ones who heard how expensive scrapbooking is and have not tried it yet. So maybe there is a market for overpriced outdated products.




Scrappin_Mommyof2
BucketHead

PeaNut 209,470
June 2005
Posts: 678
Layouts: 36
Loc: Michigan

Posted: 3/16/2009 10:58:39 AM
I agree that the price of paper is getting outrageous! I pay 99 cents for a piece of BG at the lss here so a penny more for me isn't bad for me...especially considering that M's is around the corner and the lss is about 15-20 minutes away. It is crazy!!!!


~Shannon~
Mommy to Jacquelyn & Benjamin

My Blog
My Photo Blog

scrap pea ing
PeaNut

PeaNut 369,604
March 2008
Posts: 413
Layouts: 0
Loc: twitter

Posted: 3/16/2009 1:36:58 PM
That is pricey to me. I am an admitted cheapie though so I guess I'll just buy it when it's on sale or clearance.



Java Girl
Queen of Pink

PeaNut 102,827
August 2003
Posts: 22,637
Layouts: 765
Loc: Taking the Scenic Route

Posted: 3/16/2009 2:06:46 PM
The closest M's to me is 57 miles from my home, and it thoroughly bites. It's dirty, junkie looking, way overpriced and the customer service is worse than that. So, I only do M's if that the last place to try to find something.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
When the Power of Love overcomes the Love of Power, The World will be at Peace.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Linda
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
DW Pages 2007 = 115 DW Pages 2008 - 166 CG 2009 Pages = 116 CG 2010 = 100
CG 2011 = 53 CG 2012 = 148 PP 2013 = 106 TOTAL = 859

slyn11
AncestralPea

PeaNut 190,252
February 2005
Posts: 4,343
Layouts: 133
Loc: New Jersey

Posted: 3/16/2009 2:07:45 PM
I always thought Basic Grey was $1 a sheet. How much is it supposed to be?

KIM.B
EncycloPEAdia

PeaNut 36,204
April 2002
Posts: 3,660
Layouts: 0
Loc: Ludlow, MA

Posted: 3/16/2009 9:53:56 PM
I bought some of the paper today at 30% off...most of what I got was the "specialty" paper that was originally 1.99/each and I got for about $1.34/each.

Kim

aJerseyGirl
[insert clever title here]

PeaNut 246,022
January 2006
Posts: 6,564
Layouts: 98
Loc: New Jersey

Posted: 3/16/2009 10:19:14 PM

I always thought Basic Grey was $1 a sheet. How much is it supposed to be?

I guess I'm used to it being around .70 or .79. Two Peas sells BG for .70
I guess $1 isn't a huge jump, but $2 for a little bit of glitter on it seems extremely high.

EllenPea
Pea with a Pen

PeaNut 70,644
February 2003
Posts: 19,346
Layouts: 785
Loc: Southern California

Posted: 3/16/2009 11:02:24 PM
$2 at M's!! I don't think my very expensive LSS charges that much for fancy paper. They do charge $1 for most regular papers, i.e BG, but I don't see how can M's justify doing the same. For reasons of geography, I probably shop J's and my two LSS's more than either of the M's near them (the two J's are very close to the two LSS's, the two M's not so much), but prices like that will further ensure this.



camanddanismom
Manic Mom of 2

PeaNut 274,243
August 2006
Posts: 11,866
Layouts: 473
Loc: Northeast

Posted: 3/16/2009 11:11:41 PM
I did see some cute paper there today...although older, my lss never carried those lines (BG, AC) and Bazzill was 30% off. So the price of what I liked was .70 for most (except anything raised, glittered or glossy!) and .49 for the Bazzill...I still get most of my paper from my lss.

#1 Buckeye Fan

PeaNut 130,438
February 2004
Posts: 12,994
Layouts: 114

Posted: 3/17/2009 6:30:54 AM
And the thing of it is that most of their "Big Name" pp is older stuff, stuff you would find cheaper at the LSS or at A's. I think A's is more in line price wise with LSS's and Mike's is priced high.



borcherding
PeaAddict

PeaNut 1,542
September 1999
Posts: 1,950
Layouts: 13

Posted: 3/17/2009 12:45:57 PM
A's and M's are just RIDICULOUS!!! With the lack of friendliness at A's and their pricing I will NOT shop their again!!


Show/Hide Icons . Show/Hide Signatures
Hide
{{ title }}
{{ icon }}
{{ body }}
{{ footer }}