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    Craftsy Caution

    Prices on my iPad Craftsy app are mostly regular prices. When I google Craftsy, the prices are all $14.99. I'm glad I didn't buy from the app!

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    So, I take it the prices via the app are higher? Not sure what you meant by "regular" prices.

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    $19.99, $29.99, $39.99 were prices on the app. Sorry for the confusion.

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    I'm still confused. Craftsy classes are all different prices, like on your app. Occasionally some are on sale, but they're not all $14.99 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltngolfer View Post
    $19.99, $29.99, $39.99 were prices on the app. Sorry for the confusion.
    I too, have found this same problem. On their site they list classes at $29.99 & up. When I go on a different site (on the same computer), an ad will pop up with classes at $19.99 (for ALL of their classes, or even lower). Magazines do the same - craftsy advertises on their site for a certain price & in the magazine they will have an ad listing lower prices. Now, Craftsy has been very good at adjusting the price when I have emailed them. But, buyer beware - lower prices are out there - you just have to find them. I don't believe that is good PR, everyone should be listing the same price for classes. Hopefully if people make their concerns known to Craftsy, they will fix this in the near future.
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    I have never used crafty but will be aware if I ever do, thanks for information. I can't see paying for something like this when so many free tutorials are out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver View Post
    I have never used crafty but will be aware if I ever do, thanks for information. I can't see paying for something like this when so many free tutorials are out there.
    I feel the same way. I think it's great for people who get what they want and are willing to pay for, from Craftsy, but for me there is plenty of free stuff to choose from...even on Craftsy!
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    I have just been charged for three Craftsy classes that I didn't order, didn't view, and although I notified them and they were courteous about my complaint, after about three weeks there still hasn't been any resolution, so I called the Discover card people and they are looking into it and told me that it was shown as a "recurring charge", which I suppose means that they will charge me every month....so watch your credit card charges. I did take one of their early classes but haven't seen any since that I wanted to take, and after this experience I don't think I will be taking any more of their classes. It's probably a glitch of some kind but makes me wary.

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    It depends on which part of the site you are on. Sometimes they have specials advertised in the quilting magazines that are available if you use the link posted there. If you go to the regular class menu, the regular prices will be charged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lclang View Post
    I have just been charged for three Craftsy classes that I didn't order, didn't view, and although I notified them and they were courteous about my complaint, after about three weeks there still hasn't been any resolution, so I called the Discover card people and they are looking into it and told me that it was shown as a "recurring charge", which I suppose means that they will charge me every month....so watch your credit card charges. I did take one of their early classes but haven't seen any since that I wanted to take, and after this experience I don't think I will be taking any more of their classes. It's probably a glitch of some kind but makes me wary.
    I sure hope they don't do that to me. I signed up for my first Crafty class last month. As close as I run my checkbook they would have things bouncing all over the place. Especially after the first week of the month.

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    I see in some quilt magazines it will say all their classes are on sale for a very low price. But when I go to their site on my computer their lower prices do NOT show up. Are they just looking for first time buyers and since I am not a new student cookies it tell them I have shopped with them before and therefore I am not offered that low advertised price? I have received emails tho telling that some classes have been marked down. But a lot of the time it's not the classes I am interested in.
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    This is interesting...the monthly billing. Over the past two years I have purchased 6 classes and have signed up for 5 free mini classes plus the BOM. Have been lucky to receive special prices on several classes, and never a recurring charge. Hope this is straightened out for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judy363905 View Post
    This is interesting...the monthly billing. Over the past two years I have purchased 6 classes and have signed up for 5 free mini classes plus the BOM. Have been lucky to receive special prices on several classes, and never a recurring charge. Hope this is straightened out for you.

    Judy in Phx, AZ
    Just as Judy I have purchased several classes and family gave me gifts for Christmas of 2 classes, never had any trouble with purchase or receiving the gift classes. I have been well pleased with them. You have to watch the prices, however, Leha Days web site had her's on special, but only if you went thru her website.

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    They have different prices if you are going to Craftsy via an email or outside link promotion. I had an email for a sale and went there through the email and the sale prices were there... I went back there directly without clicking through the email and the prices were different. That might be the difference. I don't really think it's the app's fault. I think it just depends on if you are going to Craftsy for a sale through a direct link to the sale if that makes any sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg View Post
    I feel the same way. I think it's great for people who get what they want and are willing to pay for, from Craftsy, but for me there is plenty of free stuff to choose from...even on Craftsy!
    I too agree!

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    I have signed up for several Craftsy classes and have not had any problems with them. They're classes have been very good. If you are thinking about it, try one of their free BOM. they have 2 of them and see if you like it. You do not have to give a CC to do that.

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    I signed up for only the FREE classes and never gave them my credit card information. So hopefully I will not have to worry.

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    I have taken several of their classes and they are very good. I usually catch a good sale or free classes. I have never had a billing problem and I am we'll satisfied with the classes. I just don't like to use their app to look for classes when I can get them cheaper by searching for the site. Just my humble opinion.

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    Whenever possible, I stay away from ANYTHING that has reoccurring charges. Just have heard toooooo many horror stories.
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    I pay for my classes thru Paypal, haven't had an issue, but will watch. Thanks for the info for all the class pricing variances, interesting.
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    I have purchased a few classes from craftsy and have never had a problem...
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    I have gotten several of their classes and have been very pleased with them. I do wait till they're having a sale to get the best price though.
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