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Old 03-22-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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I subscribe to their newsletter which advises they are closing.

Outlines Rubber Stamp Company, Inc. - Rubber Stamps

Outlines says Goodbye......

It brings us great sadness to announce that Outlines will be closing. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement over the years. You inspired us to continue to inspire you!

20% OFF EVERYTHING

All in-stock items are now 20% off. We will be taking items offline that are not in stock. We will do our best to keep up on this, but periodically you may add an item to your cart that we no longer have in stock. We will simply omit those items from your order and from your amount due at the time of shipping. Enter Coupon Code OUTLINES20 at checkout to receive 20% off.

We will still be attending the following four Rubber Stamp Conventions:

Heirloom's Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival - Allentown, PA April 14-15, 2012
Adventures in Stamping - Akron, OH April 28-29, 2012
Heirloom's Rubber Stamp and Paper Festival - Springfield, MA June 2-3, 2012
Stampaway 2012 - Cincinnati, OH August 3-4, 2012

We will do our best to bring our entire line of stamps to these shows. Stamps will not be discounted at these shows. Please stop by!
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Oh how sad
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Lydia, does there seem to be an abnormal amount of store closures (on line and brick and mortar)? Or is it cyclical? I've only been involved with this craft for about 2.5 years and there seems to be closure announcements on quite a regular basis. I'm not sure if this is a regular happening, or a result of the continued difficult economic times, or something else?
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:03 PM   #4
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Bummer! I love their stamps!
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Wow, that's a shock. I've got several of their stamps and I love them.
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Wow...I just bought some of their stamps that I saw in CardMaker magazine...I guess it's a good thing I did....have to get more before they shut it all down....I am so sorry...their stamps are wonderful!!
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I love my Outlines stamps. Such sad news.
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That surprises me as they have been around for many years.
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I didn't see anything about it on their web site...
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I didn't see anything about it on their web site...
I haven't noticed it on the website, but the news has been explained in detail on their newsletters.
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Lydia, does there seem to be an abnormal amount of store closures (on line and brick and mortar)? Or is it cyclical? I've only been involved with this craft for about 2.5 years and there seems to be closure announcements on quite a regular basis. I'm not sure if this is a regular happening, or a result of the continued difficult economic times, or something else?
I think the large amount of closure's is a sign of the times. Craft type businesses depend on 'discretionary' income and many families are struggling. Therefore it's really tough for those who are barely making ends meet to justify these type of purchases. It's very sad for all who are impacted.
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I agree. The economy is brutal. We used to have scads of independent craft stores in town and now we have exactly one.
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This is very sad. I've purchased some of their stamps and I've admired so many of their designs from Lisa Silver's blog. I'm so sorry to see them go .
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I'm trying to find one of the Outlines stamps - it is the "jewel-it" pumpkin. Does anyone have any idea where I might look? Tried e-bay, online - to no avail. Any help appreciated!
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I don't understand…I just followed the link for the second time in 5 months and Outlines is still in business and they are even getting new items in! What's the deal?
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I did see a blurb on their site a number of months ago and I did take advantage of the discount mentioned in the first post here but I also see now no mention on their site about closing up. Wonder if we can still get that discount?!
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I don't understand…I just followed the link for the second time in 5 months and Outlines is still in business and they are even getting new items in! What's the deal?
I just looked and didn't see anything new since the store closure announcement. I was on their team when they announced and haven't heard anything from them since that time.
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If this company is still in business and misled people with a fake closing out sale, that would be downright dishonest. However, seeing the poster above was on the design team and hasn't heard anything since that time, I'm inclined to think they just haven't taken the website down as of yet.
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I live in Ct and I know that they brought their xtra stash down to my local stamp store participate in a closeout sale. I think thier web site is up for what is left which isnt much.
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I live in Ct and I know that they brought their xtra stash down to my local stamp store to participate in a stamp "tag" sale. I think thier web site is still up for what is left which isnt much.
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Does anyone know the status of this closure? There site is still up and looks to be fully stocked; can't see any sign of a closing or even discounts.
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