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Old 01-09-2018, 11:19 AM   #1
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This week I learned one of my favorite scrapbooking stores, Blue Moon, is closing. After getting over the initial shock, a sadness overtook me. I LOVE papercrafting! Why have so many stores gone out of business? Then I thought of SplitCoastStampers, and how much enjoyment I get out of looking at the gallery of cards. AND... it hit me--- why aren't I financially supporting one of the greatest joys in my life? Their advertising base must be shrinking, so support from our subscriptions is probably more important than ever. So, after that "great" (and obvious!) revelation, I subscribed. It feels good to start the new year off by financially supporting my passion-- and all for less $$ than the cost of a cheap dinner for my husband and I!
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:03 PM   #2
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( have you scrolled up the list of forums to see what you can now view and participate in?)
The next release of Newest Dirty girls will happen next week and there will be a whole new gallery open for viewing and inspiration.
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Welcome to the Fan Club! I agree - this is one of the best values out there! So much is offered for absolutely free, and this is still the BEST community on the 'net!
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:37 AM   #4
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I don't do any of the Fan Club stuff, but I always join. I consider it my annual dues. This forum has been and continues to be so very valuable to me that I am happy to do it.
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Ditto Robin. I haven't focused on the benefits or extra forums, but the cost is so low and the return on investment huge.

The OP asked why stores are closing. Because people are buying on line, and big companies - and companies from China - undercut them. I love my remaining LSS so first call/email them to check if they carry items.

I've never seen any local shops advertise on SCS and see tons of ads here, so assume that's not an issue, but supporting what/who you care about is just part of living, I figure?

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Old 01-10-2018, 11:58 AM   #6
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It is a lot more than just stamp and craft stores. The mall near me is a ghost town these days, and news reports say it is happening all over America. Young people prefer to shop online (in general). I would think that it costs less to maintain a warehouse than it does to maintain a presence in a mall or strip mall, so the online stores can easily undercut the brick and mortar stores. It’s a shame, but I think it’s the wave of the future.
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I agree with you, Mopani - support what you love! I listen to a daily Bible program called Thru The Bible and Dr. McGee (the narrator) has always said to give your money where you get your blessings from. We've followed that advice and what joy it brings, to both us and the ones we give it to! (SCS is included in my blessings )
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