(Closed) Found identical invites cheaper than on Etsy!

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s fair because she’s doing the grunt work for her customers. Maybe not completely upfront, as most Etsy sellers really do create things out of their home or small studio, but it’s not ripping anyone off.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@OnceUponATime:  I wouldn’t have been able to use indesign.  She’s running a business, not a charity.  

ETA:  But yes, I agree with PP, not as straight forward.  Glad you found that site yourself!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Isn’t that what a lot of Etsy sellers do though? I see many sellers on there charging about that price even if you design your own layout.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Sounds like a good idea, then!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

So more or less you were going to pay MORE for the pocket through the Etsy seller since you were designing the invite yourself? Well, it’s a blessing you found that website, and I have to say thank you because I’ve been looking for cheap pockets for my invitations!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@OnceUponATime:  was she going to assemble them all too?  maybe that was what you were paying for as well.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@OnceUponATime:  I’m with you, OP. That’s BS

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

@OnceUponATime:  

I can see why you’re frustrated — that is quite a price difference and that would add up! But honestly, I don’t think this falls into the rip-off category. I think this is a case of what happens when you are a savvy consumer who is willing to do legwork to hunt for the best deal, vs. a consumer who just wants to take the easy way out and pay whatever it costs to the first dealer they find.

You can go to the diamond district in NYC or heck for that matter, you can go to your local Sam’s Club and find many of the exact same rings that are being sold at Zales and Jared for a fraction of the cost, but that doesn’t mean Zales and Jared are ripping anyone off. Some people are willing to pay 2x or 3x more for the experience of going into a beautiful jewelry store and just trusting what the sales people tell them, or just surfing on the Etsy website and clicking and paying for their invitations with no thought as to the cost.

Not everyone is a savvy enough consumer to find this website, as you did. I hope you can take advantage of the lower prices now that you’ve found them!

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@madteaparty:  also check Paper Presentation in NYC. They have a website. I compared them to C&P and LCI Paper and, to me, Paper Presentation had the most colors and was a little cheaper.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@OnceUponATime:  That sounds like a good deal! Good job on doing more research before paying 7.50 per invitation!

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