Scrapbooks Etc no longer being published? ETA: FALSE ALARM!

Two Peas is Closing
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Posted 3/5/2012 by aprilfay21 in General Scrappin'
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Posted: 3/5/2012 4:06:50 PM
ETA: It was a mistake and Michelle at Scrapbooks Etc has cleared it up for us. It's still being published, just no longer available on DiscountMags.com. Sorry for scaring everyone!


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Is this old news or am I just out of the loop?

I placed an order at a discount magazine place a couple of weeks ago. I just got an email from them stating they are refunding my money because this magazine will no longer be published.




This is Texas. We don't have regular seasons here. We have Summer 1, Summer 2, Summer 3 and January.

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Posted: 3/5/2012 4:10:59 PM
Hunh. I wouldn't be surprised, but I do have a subscription and received my most current issue a few weeks ago and saw it on the newstand at B&N last week, I think.

Perhaps they are winding down, not accepting new subs? I have not received any notice from them....


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Posted: 3/5/2012 4:11:07 PM
I just updated my subscription a couple months ago. I haven't heard about this. hmm

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Posted: 3/5/2012 4:19:38 PM
I haven't heard anything to that effect - in fact, they currently have a pub call out for the fall issue.


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Posted: 3/5/2012 4:21:19 PM
This is the email I received, and it's a legit email.


Dear April,

Your order for Scrapbooks ETC has been canceled (Order #------- on 02/15/2012).

Cancellation reason: The magazine has ceased publication.

Refund Amount: $10.00
Please allow 5 business days for refund to return to your account.

We're sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reply to this e-mail.

Sincerely,
Customer Care
DiscountMags.com





This is Texas. We don't have regular seasons here. We have Summer 1, Summer 2, Summer 3 and January.

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Posted: 3/5/2012 4:21:48 PM
It'd be a huge news if it were real. Maybe it's just the discount place that decided not to carry it?


And THANK YOU, I cringe when people say iTouch, or iTV.



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Posted: 3/5/2012 4:26:27 PM
I got the same e-mail from Discount Mags and came straight to 2Peas to search to see if anyone else had the scoop on the fact that the the magazine has ceased publication.

I can find nothing on their website. They are accepting subscriptions on their own site.


Sherry

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Posted: 3/5/2012 4:28:29 PM
OMG! This would be horrible! I LOVE their magazine!!


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Posted: 3/5/2012 4:29:24 PM

And THANK YOU, I cringe when people say iTouch, or iTV.


Sherry, maybe the ten dollar sub was just too good to be true?




This is Texas. We don't have regular seasons here. We have Summer 1, Summer 2, Summer 3 and January.

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Posted: 3/5/2012 4:29:55 PM
Thanks for the heads up. Just today I was considering renewing. But my sub isn't up until August so I think I'll wait it out ... I do hope that e-mail is incorrect though!



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Posted: 3/5/2012 5:01:22 PM
I too received the same email! See below. I certainly hope it's just that Scrapbooks etc. retracted their offer via discountmags.com!

"Your order for Scrapbooks ETC has been canceled (Order #162xxxx on 02/14/2012).

Cancellation reason: The magazine has ceased publication.

Refund Amount: $20.00
Please allow 5 business days for refund to return to your account.

We're sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reply to this e-mail.

Sincerely,
Customer Care"

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Posted: 3/5/2012 5:10:03 PM
Well that stinks. This was the only mag I continued to sub to...







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Posted: 3/5/2012 5:15:12 PM
Say it's not so!!!!!!


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Posted: 3/5/2012 5:18:55 PM
Hmmm.... Just went to theScrapbooketc. Website and a pop-up came up with a subscription offer. Don't see any word about the mag ceasing to be published....

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Posted: 3/5/2012 5:28:47 PM
That's crazy!! I called them like a week ago and renewed by phone.


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Posted: 3/5/2012 5:42:19 PM
I received the same email, and a refund, today. I hope it's not true.


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Posted: 3/5/2012 5:50:35 PM
Hmmm, I just renewed a couple of weeks ago and just recieved my invoice today. Maybe I will hold off paying for a bit more just to research and make sure...


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Posted: 3/5/2012 5:53:12 PM
Hey, Peas! Michelle Rubin from Scrapbooks etc. here. We are still in publication! In fact we're busy working away on our June issue. We're checking into this e-mail, though. So it's business as usual. Please feel free to renew your subscription!

Michelle Rubin
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Scrapbooks etc.


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Posted: 3/5/2012 5:57:26 PM
I hope not, I have like a 3 year subscription. And even though awhile back I thought magazine as going downhill, I really liked the as issue I received.

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Posted: 3/5/2012 5:59:09 PM
Thanks Michelle! My heart sank when I first saw this thread! It's my favorite magazine!! Hurray that it is still being published!!


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Posted: 3/5/2012 6:02:46 PM
Thanks for clearing up any confusion, Michelle! I'm so glad to hear the good news.



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Ok, I guess you will get my money in the next week or so!


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Posted: 3/5/2012 6:15:08 PM
Guess it turns out it was just something with that company.


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Posted: 3/5/2012 6:32:18 PM
I just got the same email and came to 2peas to check it out! I knew there would be a thread about it! I'm so glad to hear that they are not ceasing publication! I love Scrapbooks, Etc.!

I do wonder what the deal is...

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Posted: 3/5/2012 6:35:56 PM
Michelle - Thanks for clearing all this up. I'm so happy everything is business as usual over there!! I just renewed my subscription!

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Posted: 3/5/2012 6:48:13 PM
I love Scrapbooks, etc! Michelle and the team are the best out there! So glad that this isn't true! I think I'd have a heart attack!


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Posted: 3/5/2012 6:55:59 PM
Thanks for posting, Michelle. So glad to hear this isn't true and I hope it isn't even being considered! I would love it if you were to come back and explain why the email was worded that way...worries me a tad bit. Keeping my fingers crossed that SBE will continue to be published.



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Posted: 3/5/2012 6:57:38 PM
So glad everything is OK! This is the only mag I get.


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Posted: 3/5/2012 6:58:42 PM
Glad to hear everything is okay. Michelle thanks for the info!

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Posted: 3/5/2012 7:44:28 PM
I am glad to hear they are still publishing. I just got a subscription for Christmas.


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Posted: 3/5/2012 7:50:41 PM
I just received a follow up email with an apology for saying that Scrapbooks, Etc. was ceasing publication. It just said that they were not offering the publication through their service.

I wonder if Michelle or someone from the magazine contacted them.

Anyway, just glad we'll still be able to get the magazine!

Leslie

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Posted: 3/5/2012 7:51:56 PM
Yaaaaa!!!!


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Posted: 3/5/2012 7:53:14 PM
yikes, I'm glad you cleared that up before I read this so I was able to read that I'm still waiting on this months even though it's out in stores, I would be so sad if I couldn't get this magazine anymore

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Posted: 3/5/2012 8:00:30 PM
I just got the apology e-mail too. I am so glad someone from Scrapbooks Etc. has cleared this up on 2Peas too.

I think my sub is up so I guess I'll go the the website at SBE and sign up again.


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Posted: 3/5/2012 8:45:09 PM
Thanks Michelle! Sorry for scaring everyone.
I just received an apology email, too. I guess that's what I get for trying to get it cheaper! Subscribing directly on Scrapbooks Etc website next time.




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Posted: 3/5/2012 8:54:56 PM
Phew! I don't subscribe now but was thinking of getting it back. My favorite one!


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Posted: 3/5/2012 8:59:00 PM
So relieved that it's not true. I just renewed last month.

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Posted: 3/5/2012 10:07:53 PM
Wow,two good things -- still going to get my Scrapbooks Etc mag and got a $5 credit! Here's the email I received from discountmags.com (see below). I applaud their prompt response and attention to customer service. I have never been disappointed with discountmags.com and will continue to order through them especially after how they handled their mistake today!

"We are writing to you today, to apologize for incorrectly stating in a previous e-mail that Scrapbooks ETC will be ceasing publication. We are unable to fulfill your subscription because this magazine is no longer available through our website. A full refund back to your original payment method has already been promptly processed. In offering this deal, it was certainly our intention to complete all orders.

Clearly, we did not meet your, or our own, expectations for the excellent service you deserve from us. Please be assured that we will take this opportunity to conduct a comprehensive review of our entire process in offering this deal, so this situation does not happen again. We have enclosed a code for $5 off your next DiscountMags.com purchase, in the hopes you will shop with us again and see that we are committed to doing better.

Gift Certificate: (a big long number)

Again, please accept our most sincere apology.

Sincerely,

DiscountMags.com Customer Service Team"

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Posted: 3/5/2012 10:39:03 PM
That sucks! I still have 5 years left in my subscription
I'm gonna have to bake a phone call tomorrow.
When's that supposed to happen? I just got one in the mail a week or do ago


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Posted: 3/5/2012 10:40:16 PM
Phew! Just trad more of the thread and see it's not true


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Posted: 3/5/2012 10:55:02 PM
So glad to read that the wording of the email was incorrect and that the discount magazine people apologized. I would hate to lose this magazine, especially given the fact that my subscription still has more than a year on it! Yay!



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Posted: 3/5/2012 11:42:29 PM
Thanks, Michelle! I'm not a subscriber, but I tend to make the disadvantageous financial decision to buy it on the newstand every single month!!! I love your magazine, and I'm so glad you're still in publication!

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Posted: 3/5/2012 11:54:49 PM
Whew! I felt sick! It's the one magazine I look forward to the most!

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Posted: 3/5/2012 11:59:35 PM

"We are writing to you today, to apologize for incorrectly stating in a previous e-mail that Scrapbooks ETC will be ceasing publication. We are unable to fulfill your subscription because this magazine is no longer available through our website. A full refund back to your original payment method has already been promptly processed. In offering this deal, it was certainly our intention to complete all orders.

Clearly, we did not meet your, or our own, expectations for the excellent service you deserve from us. Please be assured that we will take this opportunity to conduct a comprehensive review of our entire process in offering this deal, so this situation does not happen again. We have enclosed a code for $5 off your next DiscountMags.com purchase, in the hopes you will shop with us again and see that we are committed to doing better.

Gift Certificate: (a big long number)

Again, please accept our most sincere apology.

Sincerely,

DiscountMags.com Customer Service Team"

Ha! I had just posted some mean comments about this company to my blog (all in sarcastic fun, of course) and pointed out the tools we scrapbookers have access to

But this is a very classy and quick response to their mistake. I just posted an update as such. Thanks for sharing this. I'm glad they made it right.



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Posted: 3/6/2012 4:46:20 AM
Whew! What a relief it wasn't true! I swear, my heart stopped for a second when I began to read this thread! Scrapbooks Etc. is my favorite magazine!!
Thanks for clearing things out very quickly, Michelle!


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