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Old 05-01-2007, 01:37 PM   #1  
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Just wondering why it is so important to buy the retiring stuff, when there is going to be new stuff out soon?

There will be new stuff in the new catalog won't there be?

I am new enough to stamping that I don't really get the "do" with the retiring.
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:39 PM   #2  
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The thing about the retiring list is will never be available again. Some people have had there eye on something, and would be upset if they didn't get it.
Others could care less.
Yes, there will be new stuff, it's all about your own preference and style!!!
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:41 PM   #3  
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It's only important if you love the set and can't live without it! There is no way of knowing whether something simular/better will be along to replace it. I am more of a hobby demo, so I buy what I like. I am losing almost 70 sets that I can't demo anymore. I may get rid of some of them to make room, but normally I keep them.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:30 PM   #4  
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I guess it's a reason to buy something you've had your eye on for a long time but never got around to buying. Last year I picked up a few and got some on the BST boards.

This is my second year of being a demo now, and I have pretty much everything I want, so no need to buy retiring sets.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:37 PM   #5  
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I have had my eye on Living Large since the catalog came out and just never got it. Now that its retiring, I will probably go ahead and get it since i won't be able to after June 30th...
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pretty much what they said!
i make a purchase every month... when the list comes out you gotta get it if you want it that bad!
i have been wanting crosshatch so it has moved to the top of the list and as i was going thru the retiring list i discovered supersize symbols that i had never noticed and now that too is at the top.
kinda like a to do list... what has to be done now and what can wait till tomorrow!
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Ebay makes a killing off all this. I buy about 1/2 my sets there and get some fantastic deals when I am willing to be patient.
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I think it deoends on the type of set it is and how many other folks have bought the set.

Certain "niche market" sets I would absolutely suggest you buy now. These are things that may be hobby specific, or ones that would be used for specific children's items. So for example the Pretty Princess set as it is used for scrapbooking as well as card making, and is a popular theme for birthday invites as well.

These sets are some of the ones I think will be hard to find later on and therefore expensive:
Trick or Treat
Web Wishes
Madonna & Child
Cruisin' Christmas (not a lot of folks bought it-but it will be wanted by motorcycle enthusiasts later on-think of the set "Born to Ride")
Living Large
All God's Children
Symbols of Salvation (religious sets always seem to do well later on)
Power Up (masculine sets are hard to come by)
En Pointe (again a niche set but used for scrapbooks a lot)
It's a Cheer Thing
Sporting Goods
Tu-Tu Terrific
Super Squirrel
Gnome sets (for collectors)
Classic Pickups
Cheesecloth
French Script

That is my take. Commone ones that have been around for a while (like Nice n Easy Notes for example) will be easy to find later on.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:46 PM   #9  
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Yeah, ebay rocks!! Make sure you do your research though! Always compare items and remember that the same item will come up if the current one has got too high of a bid price. I like ebay 'cause the stuff comes straight to my door (not like SU; even though I pay SU for shipping).
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Yeah, ebay rocks!! Make sure you do your research though! Always compare items and remember that the same item will come up if the current one has got too high of a bid price. I like ebay 'cause the stuff comes straight to my door (not like SU; even though I pay SU for shipping).
Did you know that with the exception of workshop orders, you do have the option to have SU orders come directly to you. And, if that's important to you, you should insist on that.
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I think it deoends on the type of set it is and how many other folks have bought the set.

Certain "niche market" sets I would absolutely suggest you buy now. These are things that may be hobby specific, or ones that would be used for specific children's items. So for example the Pretty Princess set as it is used for scrapbooking as well as card making, and is a popular theme for birthday invites as well.

These sets are some of the ones I think will be hard to find later on and therefore expensive:
Trick or Treat
Web Wishes
Madonna & Child
Cruisin' Christmas (not a lot of folks bought it-but it will be wanted by motorcycle enthusiasts later on-think of the set "Born to Ride")
Living Large
All God's Children
Symbols of Salvation (religious sets always seem to do well later on)
Power Up (masculine sets are hard to come by)
En Pointe (again a niche set but used for scrapbooks a lot)
It's a Cheer Thing
Sporting Goods
Tu-Tu Terrific
Super Squirrel
Gnome sets (for collectors)
Classic Pickups
Cheesecloth
French Script

That is my take. Commone ones that have been around for a while (like Nice n Easy Notes for example) will be easy to find later on.
my 2 cents (for what it is worth)
You hit the nail on the head, Britta--that is why I got Angler, Wild Fowl, and Fire Brigade last year...thanks for compiling this list..Cruisin Christmas is gonna be a big one....Kerilou
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You hit the nail on the head, Britta--that is why I got Angler, Wild Fowl, and Fire Brigade last year...thanks for compiling this list..Cruisin Christmas is gonna be a big one....Kerilou
One of my stamping ladies looked a LONG time for Fire Brigade-and ended up having to buy 2 from the same seller! LOL

I think especially with some on the list after only 1 year it means there are nota lot out there to purchase so they will be harder to come by.
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I think I'm one of the few people that bought both Fire Brigade and Cruisin' Christmas. You just never know what's important to different people. I wouldn't sell either set because each has meaning to me.
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LOL, I was going to ask that question, which sets do you think will be sought after later (if I'd known about the popularity of wild wild west, snow globe, and Godspeed, I'd have invested in multiples!) I agree with your list, especially Classic Pickups...others, you just never know!!!
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You buy the retired sets you like since they won't be available for purchase anymore-unless you look on e-bay or something like that. I buy a few favorite retired sets and save most of my money for the new ones. I already own a lot of the retiring ones so I only ordered 1 retiring set this year. Can't wait to see what's new!!
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I never buy stuff on the retired list. There won't be as many samples coming out with it and I always want new, lol!
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Originally Posted by camsmom
I think it deoends on the type of set it is and how many other folks have bought the set.

Certain "niche market" sets I would absolutely suggest you buy now. These are things that may be hobby specific, or ones that would be used for specific children's items. So for example the Pretty Princess set as it is used for scrapbooking as well as card making, and is a popular theme for birthday invites as well.

These sets are some of the ones I think will be hard to find later on and therefore expensive:
Trick or Treat
Web Wishes
Madonna & Child
Cruisin' Christmas (not a lot of folks bought it-but it will be wanted by motorcycle enthusiasts later on-think of the set "Born to Ride")
Living Large
All God's Children
Symbols of Salvation (religious sets always seem to do well later on)
Power Up (masculine sets are hard to come by)
En Pointe (again a niche set but used for scrapbooks a lot)
It's a Cheer Thing
Sporting Goods
Tu-Tu Terrific
Super Squirrel
Gnome sets (for collectors)
Classic Pickups
Cheesecloth
French Script

That is my take. Commone ones that have been around for a while (like Nice n Easy Notes for example) will be easy to find later on.
my 2 cents (for what it is worth)
excellently put, the niche markets make sense to me. Classic Pickups did not make last years Canadian Catalog so I had to e-bay it to get it as SU would not sell it to Canada, the cruisin christmas also makes sense.
thanks for the input.
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I have 12 sets marked on the list that I'm buying.
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