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Posted: 6/14/2010 10:07:10 PM
I think this is a great idea and is going to be tons of fun. Why would people complain about something they do not even know the full details about... I suspect most of them did not get an invite or really read the full details...couldn not get past the price. It is all about a positive fun club for all Cricut lovers.... You go Provo Craft... I hope it is worth every penny and much more!!!!!

Lets hear from you supporters!!!!! I know you are out there!!!


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Posted: 6/14/2010 10:50:33 PM
I noticed you said this on the other thread:

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.


I thought I would put my response to that in this thread as well:
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 11:03:32 PM
I can't get past the price. I understand that you're going to get cartridges, but to market that as a "perk" just didn't work for me. $275 is a lot to join a club, especially one that is run by the manufacturer. They don't have to pay retail for the cartridges.

I bought one of the first Gypsys. And I still like it and use it, but I feel I got screwed in that. I'd even buy it again at the reduced price it's selling at now. But the price dropped so much faster than I thought. So, I'll save my money and keep using my Make the Cut software. I don't think I'll regret my decision, PC has enough of my money.

EDIT: I corrected the price. I incorrectly had it as $279.



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Posted: 6/15/2010 6:47:19 AM

I can't get past the price.


I don't see paying that much either. There are too many other options available with SCAL and MTC.


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Posted: 6/15/2010 7:44:11 AM
Not me!

IMHO that is way to much $ for a bunch of unknowns - like you said they don't have all the details spelled out yet. If I am parting with my hard earned details I want EVERYTHING spelled out clearly. Not some vague promise of things to come.

To me the only value I see in this "circle" are the cricut carts and I am certainly not paying full price for some unknown carts that I may or may not like. The French manor cart preview does nothing for me. Would it be nice to have? Sure. For $70-80 No way! I'll pass.

Enjoy your "circle". I think it's doing the exact opposite of what provocraft intented - it's excluding people, not including people and bringing them together.


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Posted: 6/15/2010 7:48:53 AM
Here's my question...how is it going to be fun??? I'm just not getting the OP's assertion that it's going to be "fun"...please explain.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 7:55:51 AM
I don't even know what the Cricut Circle is. LOL Off to find out.



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Posted: 6/15/2010 8:00:04 AM
OP, you're right. We're all just tooooo cynical and jealous to see the real beauty of the circle.

People, you are all missing the main attraction here. It's not about the cartridges, it's about THE CHARM!!!!

I mean, come on....anyone showing up at a crop without the charm might as well have not showered that morning, because they will be SO ostracized!

And wait until they unveil the secret handshake later in the year. Then we'll all be REALLY jealous that we didn't buy in at the beginning!

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Posted: 6/15/2010 8:09:08 AM
I did get an invitation and I DID read all the information. I saw the other offers like discounts and extra reward points, etc. Besides the outrageous price, I don't need a discount at Cricut.com because I'd never pay full price for a cartridge in the first place, so I don't need a measly 10% off of one. I don't need any extra reward points, because I have tons and I don't want any of the cartridges or other prizes that they are offering.

I also don't need the extra "fun". I get enough inspiration, ideas, and opportunities to chat on FREE websites.

Enjoy the circle. I'll be spending my $275 in more fun ways. But to each her own. Hey, I might spend it on cartridges, but I'll get at least 7 for that price instead of 4 and they will be ones that I choose instead of those that PC chooses.

ETA: I realize that I'll be missing out on the "official certificate" though.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 8:42:07 AM
I thought it was a great idea until I seen the $$PRICE$$!
I'm lucky if I get $200 a year in scrapbooking things...that is my total budget! I just could not justify that amount. I don't shop at cricut.com so the 10% wouldn't sell me. But I did giggle at the other posts about the "charm"!!!

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Posted: 6/15/2010 8:48:03 AM
Since PC didn't think I was special enough for an invite, I can assure you my money is too special to ever spend on another one of their products.

Too many other companies would welcome my business.



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Posted: 6/15/2010 8:48:56 AM

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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: 6/15/2010 8:51:21 AM
I agree with everything aJerseyGirl just stated!
I never will pay full price for a cartridge nor will I pay full price for a cartridge sight unseen. I haven't liked much of what they released lately and the French Manor one is soooo not my style. Their preview didn't get me drooling, the marketing missed their mark with me.
Don't need the reward points, I too have tons and haven't used them because I have the cartridges I want or don't feel the need to buy a window sticker of a bug head.
Access to a member only forum, ugh! Their message board is in need of some serious care as it is. It is the slowest thing I have seen and has technically difficulties all of the time. Don't know if I got the invite, I refuse to sign in over there because of their attention to the board fix. I have read the details though and that is exactly why I won't join.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 8:54:44 AM
So to answer the OP's question:

No one!

But be sure to post a picture of your oh so special cool charm bracelet when you get it so that we can be green with envy.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 9:40:54 AM
You've got to be kidding....are you a plant for the company? Provocraft somehow assumed we are stupid or just so naive that we'd think this was a good deal...whomever thought up this marketing scheme should be unemployed very soon.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 9:52:32 AM
fron another thread:

Four exclusive cartridges a year, one each quarter, (starting with French Manor) ONLY available to The Cricut Circle members.

Special buying privileges like rebates, monthly coupons, and opportunities to buy other exclusive products for your Cricut, from friends and partners of Provo Craft.

Extra reward points and special cricut.com discounts.

A members-only bracelet with an exclusive Cricut Circle charm (get ready to be the envy of your friends).

A special Cricut Circle Community will come together through an exclusive Cricut Circle forum on cricut.com.

Inspiration and education from exclusive Cricut Circle webinars, swarms, meet-ups, and events.

A fun Cricut Circle blog and a monthly project-inspired online magazine to fill your mind with ideas galore.

Charter members will have access to information and opportunities to become a part of the decision making process of future Cricut products by participating on research panels.

Officially, the Cricut Circle Charter Membership launches June 2010, and YOU have been chosen to become a charter member of The Circle. We are extending this offer to the top 3% of our Cricut fans on Cricut Rewards and those who have registered their Provo Craft products.

The invitation to become a Charter Member of The Circle expires June 30, 2010 and is non-transferable.

To solidify a premier Charter Member number and receive 800 Cricut Reward Points, take advantage of invitations to galas, swarms and events, JOIN NOW!



1. carts I may not want for about $68 each. french manor would not be on my list to buy. Maybe if they had a "you pick it" more people would like it.

2. buying privileges? I can buy everything I need at BBS and shop sales and not potentially pay shipping.

3. extra points and 800 points as a signing bonus. OK, that one is good but not for the price.

4. bracelet, um, NOT gonna grab me with that one....

5. community? I get can GREAT ideas from blogs that are free, some of whom are peas

6. no time for "meet ups", etc

7. blog? see #5

8. makes decisions? not gonna grab me either.

now back to laundry.


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Posted: 6/15/2010 10:17:47 AM
If someone came to my door and offered to sell me 4 things, sight unseen, for $80 a piece, I would think it was a SCAM!

Not sure how this is different.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 10:21:31 AM
I guess I'm confused as to who their target audience is...

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Posted: 6/15/2010 10:21:33 AM
Although I am not excited about the Cricut Circle, the OP-er is. What is wrong with that? We are not supposed to be the scrapbook police if we don't agree with someone. I agree with the OP that people are way too negative. I'm not gonna join the cricut circle, but I'm also not going around telling others who do it's a stupid idea.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 10:27:28 AM
I feel COMPLETELY left out because I am not able to afford such an exclusive club, I doubt I would join anyway since I have NEVER spent more than $30 for a cartridge. I agree with everyone else's asesstment, not worth my time or limited money


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Posted: 6/15/2010 10:34:45 AM
I agree with Scramper75. I cannot AFFORD that kind of money. But, I will still have 'fun' scrapping anyway!

Have fun all of those who do join the club.


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Posted: 6/15/2010 10:39:28 AM
Some people are feeling "bad" or "left out" by not getting an invite to the Circle.

I'm thinking it could be a marketing "ploy" by Provocraft. They know that people will talk on this board......people who didn't get invited might "feel bad"---so when those people DO get their invite.....they might jump at the chance to join.....because now they are part of the "elite" group.

I think it is all just so silly......wasn't high school ENOUGH to divide people into the "cool" or "elite"?

BTW--I did get an invite....and I am not in the upper 3% at all. I have an Expression, about 20 carts, and recently bought a Gypsy. I have registered all my products though.....so I guess that is how I "GOT" in.

I am NOT joining this circle though......ridiculous amount of money for 4 carts I haven't even seen yet. Please don't fall into the trap of joining (or feeling bad) just because you felt "left out". Only join if you can afford it and truly think it is a good value.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 10:43:56 AM
A provo craft plant....really??? I am a scrapper that loves her Cricut... The negativity her is astounding...it is only day one. The cost is a bit high but who knows what will develop from here. If you dont want to pay to play then dont but dont bring down those that may want to join. Ladies may I remind you how much Creative Escape or CKU or any other of those amazing fun events cost. The glass is half full not empty. I am going back to trolling. To negative for me in this joint.


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Posted: 6/15/2010 10:48:16 AM
To answer scrapaholic.for.life, I feel the need to comment because not only do I find this ridiculous, overpriced, and stupid, I find it flat out INSULTING!

I mean, creating a group you need an invitation for (which I did get, by the way) and is too expensive for most people to join, marking your inclusion in the group with a freakin' charm bracelet, and preying on the need for exclusivity...

Did I miss the part where PC began using snobby adolescent mean girls as their marketing focus group? Do they think all scrappers are stuck in jr. high?

It just makes me seriously question the way PC views their comnsumers.

I am now sitting here picturing their PR department as a bunch of men in business suits laughing at us.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 10:49:36 AM
I didn't get an invite...I don't feel bad in the least bit... have fun in your $279 circle ladies!!!

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Posted: 6/15/2010 10:55:49 AM
I did get an invite and couldn't find a price. I did more research and saw OH MY! NO way am I doing that with that price tag, why would you have to pay to be in a club that you will have to pay again for carts and such. What are the benefits? Buying carts at a discount and select carts that aren't available to anyone else, for $275 NO WAY!!

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Posted: 6/15/2010 11:01:46 AM
Jersey Girl said what I was thinking...and I've never shopped at the PC website. Their prices are really high and the shipping charges are too. I was excited to when I received my invitation so I could see what it was, but I gasped when I saw how much it was; AND the membership is NON-REFUNDABLE! I think I'm gonna pass at this point.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 11:09:11 AM
too much for me to spend, although I do like the offer of the charm bracelet !!!

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Posted: 6/15/2010 11:09:31 AM

Ladies may I remind you how much Creative Escape or CKU or any other of those amazing fun events cost. The glass is half full not empty. I am going back to trolling.


You're comparing apples to oranges.

At CKU, the person gets to sign up and CHOOSE the classes they want. As mentioned before, if the member had a chance to CHOOSE the carts, it'd be different.

IMO, Provo missed the mark on this one. Everything being offered "exclusively" should be offered to everyone...it's what good businesses do.

You have an awesome newsletter or blog to share? Why not share it with all cricut lovers?

You have an awesome charm to sell? Again, sell it to everyone.

You have a great forum or webinar coming up? Again, share it with everyone. Who doesn't love tips/tricks?

You want input on product? Have surveys from the very people who buy your product...not people who PAID to participate. It seems silly.

The overrall concept is so strange to me.

I frequent that board often...and the people who post their projects using cricut products are very creative. They share their creations willingly and for free. I don't understand why provo can't do the same for them. I don't understant why provo can't come through for the very people that make their site and product what it is today?

Why the exclusivity is all I'm saying? The price is is just icing on the cake.

IMO, there were and still are, so many ways to go about this...but instead, provo searched in all the wrong places.

Mind you, I love my cricut and carts. I really do. But I'm also realistic in the sense that I know where my money is going.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 11:25:33 AM
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So, Allaboutme03 changed her peaname to Itsgood2Bqueen in order to challange the point of a possible PC plant...hmmm...this whole thing gets stranger by the minute.

PC must really think scrappers have no intelligence.

As I stated yesterday, "no thanks PC, I'll spend my money more wisely"

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Posted: 6/15/2010 11:46:33 AM
I am really glad I didn't get a invite. I have 40 carts and if I could buy any more. It would be okay. I am not paying $279 for to get these "perks". I can buy a bunch of cute paper and things for that kind of money.

It is your money. You can spend it anyway you want. Hope you enjoy the circle.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 11:56:10 AM
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Posted: 6/15/2010 12:15:38 PM

I did get an invitation and I DID read all the information. I saw the other offers like discounts and extra reward points, etc. Besides the outrageous price, I don't need a discount at Cricut.com because I'd never pay full price for a cartridge in the first place, so I don't need a measly 10% off of one. I don't need any extra reward points, because I have tons and I don't want any of the cartridges or other prizes that they are offering.

I also don't need the extra "fun". I get enough inspiration, ideas, and opportunities to chat on FREE websites.



I agree, I also got an invitation though I'm not sure HOW I'm in the top 3%. Yes, I have purchased three Expression machines (one for my daycare provider, a back up for me and gave my 1st to my mom) but I have not registered any of them. I have also not registered my Gypsy or the majority of my 100+ carts.

I have the $$ to join this club, but I do not like exclusive clubs and I also think comparing CKU or even the CK conventions to this is like comparing apples to oranges. I go to 2 CK conventions a yr (Portland and Bellevue) I take at least 1 scrapbooking retreat a yr with my friends and we do various other large scale scrapbooking events each year.

This exclusive club is not the same as those activities at all. I won't pay to join the Barnes and Noble buyer plan for less than $50.00 a yr so what makes PC think I would pay them $275.00 to join an exclusive club to get 4 cartridges at full price that I might not even like?! The French Manor one is close enough to the Sentimentals and the Heritage cartridges that I have and I can't see me using either of those for my projects or to scrap my energetic dd or my dogs.

Since I didn't register my Gypsy to get my bonus reward points, I have several rewards certificates sitting on my scrapbooking desk and I have just under 2000 rewards points sitting in my reward account, the 800 points for paying in full isn't enough to entice me either. There are no cartridges on the rewards site I don't have so what is the point of all the points. I have also already have both of the Cuttlebug embossing sets from the rewards site.

Coming onto this message board trying to be a Pea and trying to sell your product is not going to endure people to PC at all.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 12:50:46 PM
This Circle deal really seems like an unfortunate marketing ploy -- one that is going bad. Without consideration of the original post on this thread (which just feels really "mean, petty girls" to me!!) -- why would Provo Craft intentionally ostracize 97% of their market? (saying 97% because of the mere 3% "invitation" rate!)

A good marketing campaign was from Fiskars when "Brains on Fire" created the Fiskateer concept -- named the then design team, Lead Fiskateers and opened enrollment that included a great little box full of orange crinkle paper and a pair of Fiskars scisors (marked with your "Fiskateer" number), a message board, ideas, etc --- all FREE for everyone who wanted to join!


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Posted: 6/15/2010 1:00:17 PM
I got an invite to join the Cricut Circle and completely deleted it because I'm not spending $275! That can buy a LOT of full sized carts when they're on sale at M's or ACM!!




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Posted: 6/15/2010 1:12:20 PM
I really don't understand the marketing ploy.

Why would they only invite 3%?
Why would they not lay out all the terms and benefits upfront?
Who buys something "site unseen", hoping it will be worth the bucks?
Do they really think a bracelet will be that enticing to grown women?
Why make it SO expensive?

I simply think PC missed the mark entirely on this one. Do they know who their customer base really is? I don't think so.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 1:14:28 PM

We are extending this offer to the top 3% of our Cricut fans on Cricut Rewards and those who have registered their Provo Craft products.

Not too exclusive if all you had to do is register your products...hmmm?

Have you ever spent time on their message boards??? So slow that its not worth participating-- maybe they should use this "new found money" to fix that problem..

Agree with the other posters-- I was excited when they FIRST mentioned the circle... hoping that it would bring design studio up to date with what folks want... or allow you to purchase images individually-- or even bring in a "new circle" of designers (The silohette had no problem snagging house of three, Donna Downey and Hero Arts) but now to ASK me to spend almost $70 on carts sight unseen that I may not want??? no thanks-- there will be plenty on ebay if I must have them....
And tell me provocraft are you gonna let me use that big ol discount on all your sites???? or just the site that makes you pay full price???
Hello MTC and SCAL-- I have definately decided to go to the dark side now!! You had your chance to keep making money off of me.... if you had just listened!!


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Posted: 6/15/2010 1:25:18 PM

I am normally just troll on these message boards and dont post


Did anyone else notice the possibly Freudian use of the word "troll" in that comment?

Regardless of whether the OP is a Provo Craft "plant", a troll, or just a gullible consumer, the Cricut Club is unbelievably high priced, especially considering these times of economic turmoil.

Why shouldn't we be allowed to express negative opinions of something that seems a poor value for the money? Except, of course, for the charm bracelet that we're all supposed to drool over.....


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Posted: 6/15/2010 1:32:26 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)

You can't believe our negativity? You can't go and insult people and not expect anything negative back.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 1:35:47 PM
let me play devil's advocate here.

despite what we all think of this "circle" thing (and believe me, i think it's a lame and expensive idea too), PC is probably banking on the following people to make it worth their while to pitch their Cricut Circle:
1) die hard cricut fans who will pay that crazy price just to have all things cricut
2) newbies who don't know better
3) people who will pay a price for exclusivity or a chance to "belong" to something others aren't (in doing with the whole invitation and club-like theme)
4) people who get easily bored with their stuff and like buying the latest and greatest in the market

admit it, we know enough of the above people who will buy into the concept.



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Posted: 6/15/2010 1:39:50 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.



I am going back to trolling.


FYI:

I believe the word you are looking for is 'lurking'.

Trolling is something you are also doing, but I don't think you understand exactly what that means. It means posting things on a message board to insult, harass, bully, and rile up the other posters.


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Posted: 6/15/2010 2:05:52 PM

I suspect most of them did not get an invite or really read the full details


Apparently you don't need an invite: http://www.cricut.com/circle/payment.aspx?VR=0&DR=



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Posted: 6/15/2010 2:26:59 PM

I am going back to trolling. To negative for me in this joint.

Buh-bye!

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Posted: 6/15/2010 2:27:34 PM
I know some people are really excited about the Circle, but here's what it comes down to for me:

I haven't been very excited about the latest carts. There have been a lot of cuts that are VERY similar, and the whimsical (i.e. childish, scribbly, blobby) style has been done to death (IMO).

So, for me, it's not worth $275 a year to receive 4 exclusive (mini?) carts I very likely wouldn't want. I'm not willing to shell out $275 and then stick my hand in a box and hope I'm happy with whatever I pull out. (If I see a Circle cart I have to have, I'm sure it'll end up on eBay.)

Regarding the other perks (for those who didn't get the email, this is what you're missing):

I don't need a 10% discount on cricut.com because I rarely buy anything there due to the high prices and high shipping. I think my only purchase there has been the Asian embossing folder bundle during a free shipping promo.

The extra Rewards points (800 for joining in June and paying the full year up front, plus 2-points-per-dollar-spent-on-cricut.com) would be nice, but I have 4500 points sitting in my account waiting to use on products on the Rewards site that I don't already have. (If you choose the quarterly option, you do not get the 800 points and you pay about $300 for the year.)

Don't need the charm bracelet.

Not impressed with the cricut.com forum (love the peeps & sharing, but the forum software/programming stinks), so I sure wouldn't pay to be a part of another Provo Craft forum, even if it was an exclusive Cricut Circle Forum with live chat.

Additional perks: exclusive avatar, Cricut Circle PDF magazine, early purchase of new products at "special Circle pricing" (which is probably the 10% off cricut.com prices as noted above), rebates on new products, invitations to Swarms/galas/events, participation in research panels, webinars, "more perks to come from our retail and manufacturing partners."


In addition, the terms leave some holes for PC to scamper through. There's a clause that PC does not guarantee that there will be enough benefits for every member at all times. Basically, if they run out of exclusive carts one quarter, you don't get one. Say what?!

Also, they will automatically bill you for the next cycle (year if you paid for a year, quarter if you paid for a quarter) unless you write them, via USPS, to cancel 21+ days before the end of you term. This is not all that uncommon, but to require a snail-mail letter these days is just intentionally making it difficult to opt out.


So, for me, this isn't interesting right now. Perhaps there will be changes in the future. We'll see.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 2:58:53 PM

Not impressed with the cricut.com forum (love the peeps & sharing, but the forum software/programming stinks),


AMEN! The site altogether and message board needs revamping. When I got their survey yesterday, they basically asked why I consider provo products craft tools vs. 'advanced technology'.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 4:37:53 PM
I think it's funny that the response to this on the Cricut forum boards is so negative, too.

Dear ProvoCraft,
If your marketing ploy is ticking off the people who cared enough to go to your website and register as a user, you should STOP. NOW!

I kind of hope that "troll" was a PC employee. Someone needs to tell PC that here in the real world $300 buys a heck of a lot more than 4 carts.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 5:12:50 PM
I suspect it will only be a matter of time when we start to hear from those who did sign up complaining how unhappy they are. The automatic renewal, the carts they purchased sight unseen, etc.

I really wish PC would have taken the time to help their customers with their wants with new carts rather than attempt to entice them into a rather poorly thought out club.


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Posted: 6/15/2010 5:46:09 PM
I missed the come-on that I was in the top 3% of their customer base...if I am, they are seriously in trouble. Yes, I have a Gypsy and an Expression but probably have only about 5 carts registered for points as so few of the older ones get you any rewards.
Still am convinced that the troll is a plant...to act like the complainers were just upset that they didn't get "invited" to join is laughable...really is like junior high...the creator of this public relations fiasco shouldn't be an employee of PC very long.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 5:52:39 PM
but wait!!! did PC post a pic of the friendship bracelet???? my entire decision of spending $300 plus will depend on how this looks!!!!


LOL! just throwing around my sarcasm!!! LOL!

the only "fun" will be had is by the PC people buying luxuries for their families from the $$$ they will make from this so called circle! Really, their at-cost for each cart will be what? like $10??? After their marketing and designers??? yes, $10 ought to cover the marketing since they are paying the 12 year olds babysitting money for the idea they came up with! So PC gets to keep over $200??? just for the priviledge of me having an 'exclusive' cart? and if those carts are anything like my community carts (those school reated carts), no thanks....




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Posted: 6/15/2010 6:54:50 PM

Wow Queen Wannabe....

If that (what GIPfunny posted) is what you said on the other thread, it's a good thing you don't post much.








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