SCRAPBOOKING WAREHOUSE SALE!
A scrapbooking warehouse sale is when companies offer excess stock from older lines, making it available to customers at deeply discounted prices. Sometimes these sales are at the physical location of the warehouse (which stinks if you are not local to the area or in a reasonable distance for a road trip). Other times though the companies will box up product and make it available to all customers, near and far. The boxes are only available for a limited time - once the last box is sold, there will not be any more available.
Some companies offer warehouse sales 2x a year and others 1x a year or less. It is a great way to get hundreds of dollars worth of product for around $25 - $60. For customers outside the country of origin, shipping rates can be quite pricey, so it is best to weigh the savings versus the shipping costs before making a final decision. Some of the boxes are identical and other companies may have a set number of versions OR each box may be different.
I missed a couple sales last year so decided to follow all of my favorite papercrafting companies on facebook. you can see my list HERE this list should be available for public viewing. In order to keep track of all of these fabulous sales I simply check my facebook list and favorite blogs 1 - 2x per week. Searching on Google is also another great way to find out about new sales.
So far I have received orders from three warehouse sales - one from Maya Road Fall/Winter 2012 AND Maya Road Spring/Summer 2013 a these were filled to the brim with chipboard goodies and fabric embellishments. II found that there were some duplicate items in the Maya Road boxes from the two back to back sales, so I may wait through the next sale and hit the one in Spring / Summer 2014. I also ordered a box from Webster's Pages Fall/Winter 2012 - this one was loaded with paper and embellishments.
GOING ON NOW:
Yesterday I ordered from Pink Paislee Spring/Summer 2013 (THIS IS STILL GOING ON NOW - IF INTERESTED HURRY!!). In the next week or two Webster's pages is having another sale so I am definitely ordering from them too as I loved the first box SO much. My birthday present to myself!!!!
When I see a sale I will visit youtube to see if there are any videos from what was offered the year prior for a paticular company. If I like what I see, I am more inclined to order. If the style or type of products offered is not my preference, I will decide to wait for another one.
I will try to keep listing new sales. This is a great way to buy products from upscale papercrafting lines. If you like variety and surprises you will love feeding your scrapbooking and shopping additions with these boxes while saving some money in the long run!