Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Imagine That!


Well I made it ya'll. I did NOT buy the Imagine from HSN. I am making myself wait till the price comes down but it is so hard!! I want one really really bad! UGH!! How'd you guys do? Did you cave? Share your thoughts in the comments below if you like.

35 comments:

  1. I didn't buy either though I was so tempted with the three carts that came with it and then getting the free one from the circle but I figured if I wait for the price to drop on it and the carts, I could get four carts I want and the machine for less than this. At least that is what I keep saying to myself;)

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  2. I didn't get the Imagine cuz it's too huge for my craft room and I don't think it's really worth the $$$.

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  3. I noticed that HSN's price went up over the new PC suggested price of $499. {HSN Price: $579.95 or 5 payments of $115.99 Shipping & Handling: $21.22}

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  4. I didn't get it. Too expensive for me. But my best bud got one. I'll just have to use hers. haha

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  5. I did cave, one thing I thought about was if you could cut your rubons as I have the stuff to make my own rubons but hate having to trim around them, these would look so much more professional. Making your own iron on transfers too, another thing I hated to have to cut around if they were intricate. I had DH sit and watch with me and he said he could understand why I would want it and it was up to me, so off I went and bought it. I will be really working with it when I get it, if there are issues, or if it doesn't live up to it's expectations, it will go back within 30 days.

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  6. I caved and I bought a few cartridges. I was out of control on HSN. I got the new Cuttle bug, and the cinch too. Bad girl I know.

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  7. Other scrapbook websites are offering pre-orders of the Imagine about $20 below HSN so I know the price is coming down. I think in early 2011, the price will be below $400 and that is when I will probably cave and buy it. It looks really cool.
    Didn't Cosmo Cricket partner with Provo on some cartridges? I thought I heard/read that but Cosmo Cricket is being very silent about it. They are not promoting it on their blog.

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  8. I watched all day and hoped that the money would somehow "magically" appear in my bank account. Sadly that didn't happen, so I didn't get one either. I'm hoping to get one later when (and if) the prices come down. It was oh so tempting though with their bundle of cartridges and the flex pay.

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  9. With all the great tutorials over at MTC and the $1 at Lettering Delights, I figure I can probably do almost everything I want without sinking $500 into a new piece of equipment. I won't even consider it until they have software for it so I don't have to try and look at their little tiny screen.

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  10. I caved in! Great deal with the extra cartridges plus Flexpay! Couldn't pass it up plus I LOVE to have new technology ASAP! $499.00 with no tax & free SH - payments $99.99 for 5 months. Oh yeah!

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  11. Did not cave. Waiting for price to go down

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  12. Suzeqscraps and Jessica, you guys will have to share some of your creativity with us! Enjoy your Imagines!! =D ~Linda

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  13. Yep... caved! Still can't believe it tho! I figure even if the price comes down, this package had the extra carts plus an additional one for Circle Members and Flex pay. I am not one to buy something when it first comes out, but I got suckered, that is for sure!!
    Lori

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  14. I am also waiting for the price to go down. Some of my scrappy friends did buy so I will play with theirs.

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  15. I didn't cave. But, I also did not watch the launch ... I can resist anything but temptation. I'd seen enough videos and demos on blogs to know I want one but, like you, I can wait till the price comes down. And if it doesn't, so be it.

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  16. I'm justifying my purchase because I didn't budge for the Cricut Circle expense. I'm putting that money toward my Imagine! :)

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  17. I caved!!! With no sales tax and free shipping I was really wavering. Then when I found out about the two extra cartridges it was going to come with it, I was really wavering. Then my husband said, "I really just don't get why you need it!". That was the straw that broke the camel's back. LOL It was ordered by 5:30 a.m. Now I am an "instant gratification" kinda girl so waiting for it to get here is gonna kill me.--Ryansmaama
    gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

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  18. No, for me. I just don't get the fuss. Seems an expensive way to get a colored diecut.

    Now, if I won one, I would use it LOL But I like my software, my paper, the layering and expression much better! (and I know I can do most everything with this machine.. except use SCAL--that's too important to me!)

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  19. I held off. Of course, it took 3 conversations w/ my parents to have them talk me out of it. :) I remembered that the Gypsy went down $100 in November for the Christmas sales so that is what I'm hoping for w/ the Imagine.

    Pam
    simply-pam.blogspot.com

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  20. I didn't give in. But for some reason the Imagine is really not tempting me - I'm not sure what it is. Maybe later on when I see more projects or more video demos but luckily for me (and my pocketbook) it hasn't tempted me.

    Glad you were able to resist - I'm sure the prices will come down and then hopefully you will get one

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  21. I have a problem with how to design on the imagine. I guess I'm used to my handheld gypsy to create my projects. Maybe when the updates come to the gypsy I might be sold. I think I saw you can't weld with the imagine. I guess I'll watch the videos and blogs and see what everyone feels about the imagine. I also don't think it will ever pay for itself.

    Jim
    lpooljim.wordpress.com

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  22. Nope...didn't cave! I had the TV on alllll day long too. LOL My husband tried to talk me into getting it, unbelievably. He kept saying that I would love it. HaHa All I think about is I have 2 tons of colored paper and the ink is going to wind up being so expensive. I'll keep listening to others and see what they think after owning it for a while.

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  23. I too did not cave in! I wanted to especially with the flex pay. But I said to myself, I already have the Expression and Gypsy. What do I need with another toy?? Of course I was just kidding myself. I wish I had bought one and dealt with the guilt later! Oh well. db:)

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  24. I too did not cave in! I wanted to especially with the flex pay. But I said to myself, what do I need with another toy? But I was just kidding myself. I wish I had bought the Imagine and dealt with the guilt later! Ciao db:)

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  25. I bought it, but I had planned to all along. I saw several websites that had preorders for about $20 less, but with only 1 cartridge. I figured no sales tax, no shipping, and 3 cartridges really cuts that $499 down for the actual machine. Shipping charges figure to be pretty high for something that big and heavy.

    Supposed to arrive on the 24th, my birthday is the 26th--so Happy Birthday to ME!! ha!

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  26. I also watched all day & even bought a few things...but not the Imagine. I saw way too many cons and not a lot of pros to even tempt me. The cost & size...I'll just say WOW!!! There is no way I could justify a purchase like that when I have Make the Cut, tons of printed scrapbook paper & my Expression (which doesn't need a truck to move it from room to room :-) It did inspire me to use my own 'Imagine'ation with what I already own.

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  27. I caved and purchased two packs of the bazzil cardstock and two imagine cartridges! Along with a few Tim Holtz products. I figure if I am going to get the machine I might as well do it while I'm getting the extra cartridges and while I can make payments on it. The five flex pays made it very affordable!

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  28. I waited. Way to go, Me!! I want it really badly, but I want to wait until SCAL has an update to support it. How awesome with THAT be?!

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  29. I watched HSN all day, and didn't buy a thing. So proud of myself!!! Didn't get the imagine, as I am not impressed with the art work. Don't have kids, so want something more adult themed. So glad didn't buy it. Would have to figure out where to put it and wonder how I could justify buying ink for it when I have tons of paper already. Also have a ton of digital images from LD and Make the Cut software so will give me a chance to work with that. Anyway, will wait on the imagine for now. The 2nd generation might be better???

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  30. I didn't turn it on. I love all of my present toys and just can't see spending the money right now. My next toy will be a Gypsy then I'll be happy.
    Mary Ann

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  31. I ordered mine. For $499.00 with extra carts free shipping and flex pay, I jumped on it :) I'm in NY so I did have to pay sales tax.. Can't wait to get it. Happy Birthday to me! and Happy Birthday, Susan. Mine is the 20th. :)

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  32. I bought it or should I say my husband said,"How can I resist that look, buy it and Merry Christmas. And BTW, it's the last machine, right?" Lol, yes dear.

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  33. I bought it, told my husband about it when the news broke that is was coming out and he gave me 1/2 his bonus money to buy it. Got up at midnight and at 12:19 am bought it.

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  34. Well I ordered it and can't wait to get it. It is to be here on the 24th and can't wait I am so excited joy, joy, joy, LOL :)

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  35. The more I watched, the more I wanted it, especially because of the Nursery Tails cart - it is adorable to me! But it's big, it's expensive & I'd have a whole other money pit of pattern carts to buy and more ink. That said - give it a little more time and who knows! It does look really fun and I like how you don't just have to print the design like a diecut, you can break it apart, change the colors even to your exact RGB number, and then layer just like we do now using the Expression. Plus I like that you also have all the parts of the design you can use separately. It's neat that's for sure - I really wish I had won one!

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