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    learned about Daily Deal.......

    I, for the first time, was interested in the Missouri Star Quilt Co. daily deal......a really cute charm pack offered for a great price of 2.77....but I wanted more than just one pack, so I updated the invoice to show 3 and when I proceeded to checkout it showed one at sale price and two at regular.....I called store and was told yes, one can only order one of the specials all else of that item are at reg. price....so I cancelled order........sort of a downer......I think they should at least offer a minimum amount of product, say 2/3. What I wanted to do would have required more than one pack. Just wanted anyone out there who has not ordered from there to be aware of limitation of daily special...........now I know......

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    Well, it is a loss leader. They don't make money on the one item, they make it on anything else you buy while you are there. Many of the daily deal items are things you'd only buy one of anyway, but it's still a great deal to buy a precut at a loss leader price and a second at a good price.

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    and $5.00 shipping on top of the deal $2.77

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    For those who still want to profit from the Daily Deal, I would advise having a shopping list already prepared, in case a) something on your list shows up as a deal, or b) something else you want is the deal, and you can add items from your list to the deal purchase to save shipping.

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    $5 shipping is for one or a hundred items. As JulieR says, make a list and when a daily deal you really want is available then buy what is on your shopping list too. I don't know why anyone would get sticker shock over $5 shipping. Some items cost less then the mailing cost and many cost more.
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    I just wish they were not sold out by 8 AM my time. This happened to me on more than one occasion.

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    I love MSQC. Every time I have ordered from them, I have had my stuff the same week if I ordered early enough in the week. I always get a hand written note from Jenny, which I think is a great touch.
    Also, I would much rather buy two charm packs, with one at a reduced rate, than two at the regular rate. Just my opinion. Gina

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I don't know why anyone would get sticker shock over $5 shipping.
    I think it's a reasonable shipping price, but sometimes when added to the Daily Deal, it makes it not such a deal. I've looked at a charm pack I really wanted that was a deal, but not when shipping was added. Then again, recently I got the titanium scissors for 50, and even with shipping it was a deal. And of course I added something more...
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    Well to be fair, they state in the description of the item that it is limited to 1, and state the price for any additional quantity. I have seen that every time. They aren't trying to be sneaky or anything. I've used the daily deal many many times, and even with shipping it is still a huge bargain for me. I would use way more than the $5 shipping in gas and other "gotta have it" items I would throw in my cart if I were in a brick and mortar store.

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    My 2 cents. I love the fabric and the quality and cut is always perfect. I do try and keep a list but even if I buy 3 charm packs (1 on special, the others at reg price) and pay 5.00 shipping, it is a good buy for me, the nearest quality quilt shop is 20 minute- 30 minutes away and with gas at the price it is now, $5.00 is a good deal.
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    As paulina said, they clearly state that the Daily Deal is a limit of one, but additionally I must say I have always been exceedingly pleased with the customer service I have gotten from MSQC. Many times I've ordered the DD but added something else to the order because their price was so incredibly low. Just last week, I got an order of charms for $2 and when they were delivered, and extra set was also delivered in error to me. They told me just to keep them, it would be more expensive to ship them back or forward to the customer listed on the order form. I don't know about you, but a company that treats their customers like family is worth supporting, to me. I have never received an order from them that I've been disappointed in, either. Sorry you weren't happy with the conditions they place on the Daily Deal, but for me it's a winner all the time!

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    you could have a friend or two order a set for you. gotta play the game!
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    I also saw a daily deal that I liked from MSQC, but for me the postage was $59.95 that makes a VERY expensive packet of charm squares. I read through their shipping instructions and even if I bought a packet of needles it was still $59.95.
    In New Zealand we pay anything from $24-$30 per metre (1 yard 3 inches ) A number of international members of QB like me buy their fabrics from USA, but we do have to be careful and include the price of the postage etc to the total cost of our purchase.

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    The daily deal really is a deal if you intend to buy more and the deal is just an add on.

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    I was a little put off by the shipping as well....I am in Canada and the shipping was pretty high...I love the tutorials and the presentation of the fabrics and the prices seem good but the shipping is just too high for me
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    I,too, was going to order a daily special, but with the $5.00 shopping I cancelled the order. I have found most of the daily specials are pre-cuts and since I don't buy pre-cuts, I haven't ordered from them.

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    When I get the daily deal, I also look at the rest of the material on sale--I can usually find a couple of other nice charm packs around $5 and usually something else I need to make it worthwhile for me and MSQC!

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    Like JulieR, I have a shopping list by my computer. When I see a Daily Deal that I just can't live without, I order it and one or more things on my list. I have been extremely pleased with the service at MSQC and love ordering from them. To me the $5 postage is a great deal since I order more than one item.

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    I have never done it from their website but when I want more than one of things like that I just send one to me. One to my daughter, one to my mom etc until I have enough.

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    Love the MSQC daily deal...they specialize in precuts....If you order from other sites you will find that their $5 is a good shipping price for an order.
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    I just love the daily deal and also her tutorials. Several of use in our local quilt guild have joined forces and we also have very different tastes in fabric lines, we will buy for the deal for each other. We also will add the extra that we want off our individual lists. Even if I just buy a great deal, I am happy since there are no local shops that offer the pre cuts like MSQC.

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    I love MSQC, they have wonderful tutorials

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    I don't order often but really love the service and not only the daily deal prices but so many of the other products are a great price. Specially if you don't have to drive 50 to 100 miles each way, or more, and still not find what you really want but can have what you are looking for shipped for only $5.00! Thank you Jenny and staff!!

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    Sometimes the same one comes around again. I love their daily deal. Usually the price for the extra ones is a sale price, not as good as the price of the first one, but still on sale.
    Last edited by jeaninmaine; 02-09-2013 at 06:10 AM.

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    Me again. Don't get me wrong....I have ordered from MSQ......yes, templates from their tutorials and I do love their products and their service cannot be beat.......it was just stupid me, I had never really paid attention to the DD, but that day, just was cruising around, saw it and did not read any further than the price and placed my order....and then cancelled.....now I will do as some have suggested here...make my list, keep it along side the comp and then place it when the DD is looking like something I really want. Yes, their shipping charge is very reasonable compared to others.....and I will continue to buy other things from them. BTW, in my last order from them I ordered the mag that I cannot find anywhere in my world...even my LQS did not know what I was talking about.......that seemed unusual to me, but anyway, I am now waiting anxiously for my package.....

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