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Old 07-21-2017, 12:54 PM   #1
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I have read about people buying a stamp set and many other things twice because they'd forgotten they already had it, and I had yet to do that..til now! I bought the Peerless Papers in the pinks thinking I didn't have them.Yeah, well I just added a new page to my Peerless "album", cut the colors, added them to the page and then thought "Hmm...those look really similar to colors I already have" but since I have two Peerless "albums" I didn't think much of it, til I was putting away the new set of papers. And there in my watercolor mediums drawer sits a set of the Peerless Pinks! Sheesh!
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:56 PM   #2
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Never say never! Happens to all of us in one way or another.

I'm not so bad about stamping stuff, but I've bought the same paperback novel twice quite a few times. Then I get home and look at it and think - no wonder I thought it would be good, I liked it the first time!
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:56 PM   #3
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I have only once bought a duplicate set, but in my defense, I was shopping while recovering from pneumonia and I was so. tired. it's a miracle it was only one duplicate.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:08 AM   #4
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Better paints than a stamp set. A stamp set you have to return, give away, hide, or stare at with dismay forever. The paints will eventually get used. I have a small set of watercolor pencils, and my brother bought me the full set of them as a gift and I just consider I have extras of those colors.

I have bought a stamp set twice. It's happened a few times, and it's never because I forgot I already had it. It's always because I have two or three shopping carts going at once with some of the same items in each because I couldn't get everything I wanted in one place and I'm not careful when I delete the duplicates before I hit checkout at each.


Or, the stupid clinking on "put in cart" twice and then not noticing there were two before hitting "place order." !
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Old 07-22-2017, 10:40 AM   #5
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Better paints than a stamp set. A stamp set you have to return, give away, hide, or stare at with dismay forever. The paints will eventually get used. I have a small set of watercolor pencils, and my brother bought me the full set of them as a gift and I just consider I have extras of those colors.

I have bought a stamp set twice. It's happened a few times, and it's never because I forgot I already had it. It's always because I have two or three shopping carts going at once with some of the same items in each because I couldn't get everything I wanted in one place and I'm not careful when I delete the duplicates before I hit checkout at each.


Or, the stupid clinking on "put in cart" twice and then not noticing there were two before hitting "place order." !
Hahaha, I have not shopped simultaneously at diff online stores but I have certainly put two of the same thing in my cart...normally I know how much I'm spending so when the amount doesn't reflect what I think it should be, I'll check my cart for duplicates.
I think maybe duplicate stamp sets can be a good thing...as easy as it is to lose a stamp...and actually there have been times I wish I did have two of some of the stamps!!
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Old 07-23-2017, 05:43 AM   #6
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I came home from a convention once and while I didn't technically buy a dup, it might as well have been. I was now the owner of 2 images from 2 different companies that are extremely similar. One is larger than the other though so I now consider myself as owning a full size and a mini. At least that is what I started telling myself after I got over being mad at myself and feeling stupid.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:03 AM   #7
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Right now I am trying to get hold of Simon Says, as I realized that for some reason I have 4 yes 4 of the same stamp on my order.....how the heck did that happen! I am really hoping they will respond before they ship the order says Processing, but they have already taken the payment off my credit card

watch this space I may have 3 Blue footed Boobie stamps up for offers lol!
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Old 07-26-2017, 03:30 AM   #8
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I had the wood mounted wood grain stamp from SU and then was asked to make wedding invites using it... Bought the cling mount one to use in Misti. So sometimes duplicates are needed. And if I love a paper pack, I buy 2 from the start, and more if it goes on sale.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:54 AM   #9
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i can't count the number of dup stamps/dies/stencils I have bought in the past decade... some on separate occasions, some when I clicked twice instead of once online, and some when I was filling my basket at different online stores.

I find dups make good swap gifts when we are doing those in our craft group. Also, I have two friends who get first dibs on my dup piles!


I have to say that when I shop at Funkie Junkie Boutique, they NOTICE if I have duplicate orders (often because I forgot what I pre-ordered and ordered again later!)* and email me to see if I meant to do that! Love that store as usually I did NOT! They back the order off and refund to my PayPal...


*Now I keep copies of all orders in my email inbox so I can at least avoid the accidental reorder...
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Right now I am trying to get hold of Simon Says, as I realized that for some reason I have 4 yes 4 of the same stamp on my order.....how the heck did that happen! I am really hoping they will respond before they ship the order says Processing, but they have already taken the payment off my credit card

watch this space I may have 3 Blue footed Boobie stamps up for offers lol!
I was ordering some nice sheer ribbon online. I thought I had ordered 1 roll. Because I had ordered other things I wasn't checking the total too well. I ended up with 11 rolls of the ribbon! Now I always try to check my orders carefully. I shared the ribbon with my card Club!
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:23 AM   #11
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If I told you how OCD I am about this...I have lists of everything I have now b/c of duping...including sentiments down to the word "Hi" (it is noted if it is part of a set) you would laugh at me-and rightfully.

And it still happens. I almost just did it now with the 50% MFT sale going on. I KNEW I had a stamp set. I looked and looked and looked...in the index, in the binders.....I could not find it. It is a set with multiple types of sentiments (friends, love, senior humor, etc) and I finally found it in one of them. That was close b/c the sale is so on fire half my cart poofed before I finished shopping so I was racing...which is never a good way to shop.

This is exactly how this can happen to me. If it was not frustrating it might be interesting why I don't consistently ID the set the same way.

Having said that, yes pals and I give each other dupes and purge stuff (we ask first) Thank goodness we have similar taste.

I did the accidental 2 instead of 1 in the order too. Now I check that carefully. I love when a stamp company checks that with you. Has helped me. That was more a function of late night ordering which I have stopped for the most part. That is bad in many ways! Yeah it's quiet in the house-it is also quiet in my brain b/c half of it is sleeping!
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:28 AM   #12
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... I almost just did it now with the 50% MFT sale going on. I KNEW I had a stamp set. I looked and looked and looked...in the index, in the binders.....I could not find it....
I JUST did this - bought the duplicate of a stamp set at the MFT sale, and one I had already bought not so very long ago! Luckily, I have a stampin' buddy nearby and she was happy to take it off my hands. Not the first time, nor will it be the last, that I do this, I'm sure.

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I just did it at CKC Lancaster and bought two of the same birthday boy paper packs. I guess it's okay....I have all boys anyway.

But usually where this happens most often to me is the pantry....I have so many duplicate, thinking that I am running out I just grab another which is why I have three bottles of canola oil and four boxes of sandwich baggies in the pantry right now.
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:51 AM   #14
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I buy (put in whatever you want here) and I must like it because I buy it again. Now, I am really trying to think through and I do envy those who have them all on some type of organizer.........My organizer is, not working and I am not ambitious enough to do it. Having just moved, it will be interesting as I unpack to find the doubles...........and maybe give them to a deserving stamper who doesn't do silly things like me!
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The great news is Simon Says were able to cancel my 3 extra Blue Booby stamps!

My SIL benefits from my oh I like this.....oh because I already have it! I console myself that my duplication proves I really like something
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Yes! Ribbon!! For some reason, when I'm out & about shopping, I just can't remember that I have practically every color of ribbon known to mankind in my stash, and will see something that is just "oh so CUTE!!" in Michael's or Walmart, buy it, get home, go to put it away, and there are already THREE of this same color/pattern in my ribbon storage!! Fortunately, ribbon is easy for me to use up, or just give away or donate.

My sister (who is an avid scrapbooker) has the same problem, but with Cricut cartridges, and tools! Yes, tools! Go figure. Fortunately for me, she shares....that's how I acquired my Cuttlebug (yes, she was at a crop where someone had one for sale & she bought it, forgetting that she had just ordered one before she left for the crop! LOL!) and several Cricut cartridges. Lucky me!
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I just realized last night that I have two of SU's Swirly Scribbles Thinlets Dies. I absolutely do not recall buying the first set! Argh! Now to figure out what to do with the second set.

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I just realized last night that I have two of SU's Swirly Scribbles Thinlets Dies. I absolutely do not recall buying the first set! Argh! Now to figure out what to do with the second set.

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I was at CKC Lancaster too!
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I came home from a convention once and while I didn't technically buy a dup, it might as well have been. I was now the owner of 2 images from 2 different companies that are extremely similar. One is larger than the other though so I now consider myself as owning a full size and a mini. At least that is what I started telling myself after I got over being mad at myself and feeling stupid.
You can use the large image for the card and the smaller one for your envelope. We always say "no naked envelopes" in my stamping club...
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