Post # 1
Just curious if anyone has purchased and used the new Silhouette CAMEO? I really, really want to get one, but the $300 price tag makes me nervous.
I don’t want a cricut, I know they are great and have a good history of quality, but I would prefer to not buy cartridges all the time and I enjoy creating my own ideas. I was going to buy the older version of the Silhoutte on Amazon, but it is no longer available! Darn, I should have picked it up while it was only $200.
Also, if anyone knows of any other brand or machine, that won’t break my bank, please let me know! I am open to ideas, but again, I want something that I can create my own projects on the computer and sync with a machine, constanlty buying cartridges is not in my budget.
Post # 3
I don’t have one but would love one! I checked Ebay and there are a a lot of vendors selling them for $270 with free shipping. Worth a try to save the money.
I am using my sister’s Cricut right now. Honestly I bought cartridges off of Ebay that are normally 30-60 bucks for ten dollars and free shipping. There is a new Cricut Mini coming out that cuts 12×12 paper. I am waiting for that one. They also have an online store opening as well. I have been debating both machines for awhile and will probably go with the Cricut. I know its an investment but think of all the money you will save making all your own paper products!
Post # 4
There will be great black friday deals this week, I heard a rumor they will be 40% off! See http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/2011/11/silhouette-is-having-ridiculous-sale.html
I want one! I have the SD and use it all the time! Totally worth the price!
Post # 5
@laurennwilson: OMG, thank you so much for posting this. I am so excited!
Post # 6
Originally I had been looking at the Expression, but after reading a heap of people reviews, and also wanting to have more freedom with designs you do, I went the way of the Silhouette Cameo. The cutting of the Silhouette is also superior as the Cricut often rounds edges that are meant to be square/sharp. I definitely think its worth your extra $$. It does seem expensive, but I personally wouldn’t bother with the cheaper ones after seeing this one.
And if you are going to use it quite a lot just think of what you will save on buying die cuts and letterings etc.
If possible go somewhere that you can have a demo and see the machine in action.
Good luck! And if you do get one, be sure to let everyone know what you think 🙂
Post # 7
I’m planning on going to a workshop at Paper Source sometime in the near future–they have the Cameo’s in-store and if they aren’t busy or you make an appointment, they’ll show you how to use it and let you play with it.
Post # 8
@daisy40: I just bought one off of OhMyCrafts for $202 (with a online coupon)! They are backordered until mid Feb, but it is worth the wait. I got the Silhouette SD last year and I have used it like everyday, this machine is worth the money!