Save-On-Crafts can go kick rocks!

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve thought about ordering from there before and then had the same experience.  Total scammers!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

So awful! I ordered some sola wood flowers to experiment with because I couldn’t find another online retailer (only direct wholesalers from China and a few overpriced sketchy sellers on EBay)  to buy from. Twelve ducking dollars in shipping charges on $36 worth of merchandise. To add insult to injury, the products arrived looking smooshed, smaller than described, and just beat to hell. At this point, they want ME to pay for the return. I am so ducking mad and I wiln never order ish from them again!!!

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Thank you for the insight! Have you tried Koyal Wholesale?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I ordered 8 lanterns and some vases and the shipping was almost half my order. I ended up paying it because they were the ONLY place I could find those exact stlyes but holy crap I will go elsewhere from now on. I think my order total was 90 something bucks so the shipping was about 40.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve ordered from Save On Crafts several times.  I just wait for free shipping sales (just like I wait for coupon sales from Michaels/JoAnns, etc).  They ship really fast and pack well.  But, yeah, I would never pay for the shipping they charge without the coupon/deal.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Here’s the thing, you aren’t just “paying for shipping”. In most places, that is “shipping and handling”. $350 in merchandise adds up in terms of the weight of your package. Someone has to wrap it all and pack it up, not to mention the cost of supplies for shipping – boxes, bubble wrap, etc.

I guess my point is, I can understand that it’s a shock to see those kinds of shipping prices. However, if you were to go buy all that crap in a craft store it would probably cost you the same amount that you would pay *after* shipping anyway.

FWIW, I purchased from SOC for my wedding – and my SIL purchased for her wedding. Shipping was expensive, but I definitely didn’t think it was overpriced considering the types of items I was buying. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

 Yes there shipping is expensive BUT my orders were packed VERY secure and when I contacted them because 2 of my candles were chiped they sent me a whole box of 12 and didn’t have me send back the other box.

I agree with watching for the free shipping sales because that is when I normally order now!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@wabanzi:  How do you find out about free shipping sales??

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I used and loved them…

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

That’s insane. Not only are you paying about the same you would at the craft stores, at the craft stores you get instant gratification AND you get to pick each individual item you want out so that you know it will be not quooshed, scratched, etc.

THanks for the heads up. I was thinking of ordering from them but certainly will not now, as that seems quite deceptive.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’ve used them as well and had no problems. As pp’s have stated they pack their items very well and they ship fast and the quality of their merchandise is great. 

 

High shipping cost does not equate to them being an awful company. If they cut you a deal on shipping they would have to do the same to every bride on a budget, At the end of the day business is business so I don’t really see anything wrong with how they responded.

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