Have any of you seen the way Accuquilt are selling their own products cheaper than they are supplying them to their distributors, Brewer and Checker can not compete!!
So what is the inside scope --- what I hear ------ they are running scared! They have sizzix taking off like crazy in the fabric cutting world, offer a better product, fantastic selection of dies - thousands!
The new Sizzix Big Shot Pro - Quilters Version ---- is stronger, takes 10 layers of fabric - yet not as big as their studio machine, it takes all the studio dies except the very large dies. takes all the accuquilt dies --- we do not have to worry about all those dies not working on a new machine.
Eventually the Accuquilt GO! gives terrible problems with the handle jamming and after the one year warranty they will not help you.
So when your handle jams look at this better machine to do the job!!
I have ordered one from www.stitchintheditch.com -- they have all makes of fabric cutters and tell me they are adding a new one shortly. It is electric and they want it for customers who have bad arthritis and find the cranking of the handle too much. I wanted the BSP machine as my Accuquilt is getting harder and harder to crank the handle even with two layers of fabric.
Not sure I like the way Accuquilt are treating their suppliers, it says a lot about a company when they behave like this ------ can any of us trust them?
I tried to buy direct some of the baby dies --- the postage was twice the price of the die when I eventually got to the finish of the order! and I decided not to support them in this crazy war against their own suppliers, I have a feeling they are in trouble when they are doing this.
Heard that stores in the states are thinking of boycotting them.
have a look at some of the great dies that are available for the Sizzix BSP Quilter fabric cutter, there are other versions for scrap bookers --- this is a purple machine that is provided with extension trays for the long dies we use for quilting. They are apparently bringing out a whole line of new quilters die starting in February 2011, some of the new ones are already on the website at this store. I had to phone this store to check out information on dies - they made it easier for me to understand! and they are only putting ones on the website that we can use in their machines. by the way their is a small Big Shot Pro -- really cheap that will take a great number of dies ---- I did not want a small one, but then it is great to have the option
Nothing like competition to get them running scared!!!!