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    stash in a flash service

    Has anybody tried this service? I like the fact that they support quilt shops. Kind of like a sew sampler kind of deal but more personalized.

    https://www.stashinaflash.com/faq
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    Haven't heard of them. Be interesting to hear what other folks have to say.

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    This sounds like a great idea. I would partake but I already have so much. Sigh. The life of. quilter. Would love to see what you are given.
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    It won't let me look at the questionnaire without signing up for an account, but if I'm reading it correctly, it seems that I'm to pay $20 for someone to try to choose items that I might like, and then mail them to me. Then I'm supposed to decide which of those items I'd like to keep, and can use that $20 toward purchasing those items. Whatever I don't like, it says I can send back.

    Am I understanding it correctly? If so ...

    It says on their Facebook page that shipping is free, but who pays the return postage on unwanted items? (And in reality, shipping is never really free. Profit-wise, it's gotta be factored in there somewhere. )

    Are they able to get discounts that aren't available to the general public? If not, wouldn't it be easier and more cost-effective for me to do my own shopping? That way, I know for sure that I'd like everything, and wouldn't have to go to the trouble of mailing back unwanted items. (That said, I absolutely love surprises, and have been happily signed up with FQS's Sew Sampler box for almost a year now.)

    Are there photos of past shipments or examples we can see, so we can get a general idea of what we get for our money?

    What if I don't like any of the items? What happens to my $20 in that case?

    I wish them the best, and may possibly be interested if they can offer some great deals, but at the same time, I feel that they need to provide more details before asking people to sign up for an account, especially being a new company.

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    I prefer to shop myself - online shops and eBay have more choice than I really need - in fact too much when I look at my stash.

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    In this day and age I don't trust anybody, especially with "such good deals."

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    I prefer to shop local. We do so much on-line shopping that stores are closing and that is something I don't like to see. And having someone out there shopping for me they are the ones getting to TOUCH the fabric. Not something I am willing to give up without a fight.

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    That $20 "shopping fee" is pretty pricey; I think I'd rather develop a stash by online and/or local shopping myself and end up with a relaxing time of browsing, truly free shipping sites, and twenty bucks worth of fabric. Interesting approach, but I think they're going to need to do some revision on what they charge to "shop."

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    Interesting concept, but I don't want to give up that much control over my choices, nor drop $20 for someone to do it for me (I find fabric shopping too much fun--I'd pay someone $20 a month to grocery shop, but not fabric shop). Besides, I think they're aware that most people hate the hassle of doing returns. They would have to absorb the cost of return shipping to entice me.

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    I believe the return shipping is free (or factored in depending on your perspective)
    Quote Originally Posted by zozee View Post
    Interesting concept, but I don't want to give up that much control over my choices, nor drop $20 for someone to do it for me (I find fabric shopping too much fun--I'd pay someone $20 a month to grocery shop, but not fabric shop). Besides, I think they're aware that most people hate the hassle of doing returns. They would have to absorb the cost of return shipping to entice me.
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    When I went to go to the website my security programs had a fit. Sounds interesting from the comments but shopping is all the fun.

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    Could be a great resource for people who can't get out to shop. Thanks for sharing this!
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    Pamela, you may want to check out Yvette Rene on Youtube. She reviewed this company a short time ago. She reviews lots of subscription boxes. I saw it but can't remember too much about it.

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    Yes, that is where I heard about it. I tried it out since the first month was free. They sent me two patterns, a charm pack and a jelly roll priced at 48.00 (not a batik). In Renee’s review, she got tons of handpicked fat quarters to choose from. Thankfully the first month was free for trying it out as I didn’t want any of the 4 items I had to choose from and at those prices, I’d rather pay 38.00 per jelly roll and pick it out myself.
    Quote Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
    Pamela, you may want to check out Yvette Rene on Youtube. She reviewed this company a short time ago. She reviews lots of subscription boxes. I saw it but can't remember too much about it.
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