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#1 Posted : Monday, November 04, 2013 8:19:08 AM(UTC)
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What's the most you've ever paid for a cartridge? i remember when I first got my Cricut years ago and I think I paid $60.00 for Animal Kingdom. I used to stew and stew over whether to purchase a cartridge now you can usually find them under $30.00. I don't think I'd ever pay $60.00 again but I saw some retired cartridges on Ebay for $120.00. Yikes!
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#2 Posted : Monday, November 04, 2013 8:46:31 AM(UTC)
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Tiny Treasures, I think it was around $65 and I haven't even used it yet. Blushing But maybe it was a good investment because it became unavailable quickly after it was released because of CM's bankruptcy issues.


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#3 Posted : Monday, November 04, 2013 9:11:44 AM(UTC)
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Artbooking! However, it came with lots of extras and my purchase counted toward a door prize.
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#4 Posted : Monday, November 04, 2013 10:00:42 AM(UTC)
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The CTMH carts. They are worth every penny though! Love them all Love
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#5 Posted : Monday, November 04, 2013 11:59:40 AM(UTC)
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I think my most expensive was Elegant Edges and I paid $35 for it. But I really wanted it, and don't regret what I paid for it. I want the CTMH cartridges but I'm being cheap and don't want to pay the $99 for them even with the extras its a lot to pay.
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Base Camp. It was my second cart and I paid retail for it. Soon after that, Ms started having periodic sales and eventually I got most of my carts off eBay. I got almost all of my Imagine carts for a few dollars back when I could get free shipping on carts on eBay.BigGrin

For a time, my high bid was $8.51 and I got most of the older carts for less than that on eBay. Now, the most I pay is $14.98 plus shipping. I eventually get what I want from Provocraft on eBay. It just takes patience and perseverance.

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#7 Posted : Monday, November 04, 2013 12:34:33 PM(UTC)
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I have the first CTMH cart ($99), which is my most expensive (but definitely worth it!). Funny you ask, though, because I did find a receipt for a cart the other day when cleaning (can't remember which one!) and noticed I paid $60 for it. When I saw that, I thought, sheez, why in the world did I pay that much! That was definitely when I was new to Cricut & didn't know any better! LOL
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#8 Posted : Monday, November 04, 2013 12:47:11 PM(UTC)
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That's interesting about theCTMH carts. I don't have any but they sound like a good investment. I have several junkers that I seldom use. Maybe I should save and get the CTMH carts. I don't mind spending when I love the cart.
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#9 Posted : Monday, November 04, 2013 1:10:50 PM(UTC)
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When I bought my first Cricut Expression I had to buy a cart to use that I liked. It came with two carts but the images were so so. I bought the only cart my lCS sold 'Doodlecharms' it cost me $91.00. I almost croaked but you know---it was well worth it. I used this cart quite often. The next most expensive cart I own is the CTMH Artiste...love, love, love it and then Sophie; OMG I really love, love, love these two carts 'artiste & sophie'. IMHO these expensive carts make-up for all the freebies PC gives us from time-to-time so no complaints here. I only make cards & only buy carts that have images I will use. Truth is, I really like & enjoy all the carts I own.

Best, Mary R.

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#10 Posted : Monday, November 04, 2013 1:46:31 PM(UTC)
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Most expensive is Art Philosophy (CTMH). It's a great cart; I love it! Looking forward to getting the other two CTMH carts .....in due time of course!
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#11 Posted : Monday, November 04, 2013 2:39:53 PM(UTC)
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I have all 3 of the CTMH "Art" cartridges. So, that's $300 worth right there. And yes, they are worth it!
The most expensive single cart I bought used for $40 - Paper Pups. I just had to have it. And I still don't regret it.

I think I have about 120 cartridges now, but I haven't bought ANY of the new releases, not even Create a Friend. None of the new ones appeal to me, so I figure I'm kinda recouping some of my expenses by not buying any more.
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#12 Posted : Tuesday, November 05, 2013 8:34:56 AM(UTC)
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$30 is the most I have ever paid. I'm paitent and will wait for a sale. I just haven't bee able to buy any of the ones from CTMH or when MM had them. Too much for my pocketbook even though I know it's a good deal cause ya get so much on those full cartridges.

Joyce
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#13 Posted : Tuesday, November 05, 2013 9:42:36 AM(UTC)
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I paid $120 for an unlinked hello kitty greetings cart. I don't even have any daughters. Someday I will have granddaughters, hopefully. I really like the font and it has some images of hello kitty. Also I teach second grade so I can use it a lot.
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#14 Posted : Tuesday, November 05, 2013 10:53:12 AM(UTC)
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I bought Artbooking for $78. It's over double what I've ever paid for any other cart. So worth the very painfilled price.
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#15 Posted : Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:05:47 AM(UTC)
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Being quite new, can someone explain why the CTMH carts are so pricey, and why they are worth it? I would like to have a good foundation to get started with.
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#16 Posted : Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:32:06 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: grandy12034cf7d588 Go to Quoted Post
Being quite new, can someone explain why the CTMH carts are so pricey, and why they are worth it? I would like to have a good foundation to get started with.


part of it is because they are only sold through CTMH. they also come with 3 sets of stamps and some chipboard pieces. When you do the math with the price of their stamps and what not the cartridge really isn't that "over priced" however the only way to buy it is in the bundle.
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#17 Posted : Tuesday, November 05, 2013 1:08:00 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: grandy12034cf7d588 Go to Quoted Post
Being quite new, can someone explain why the CTMH carts are so pricey, and why they are worth it? I would like to have a good foundation to get started with.


I'm not sure about the CTMH cart but I know the ones I checked out from CM seemed to have a whole lot more images and alphabets on them than the regular ones sold in stores. I suggest going and looking at the handbooks of the CTMH carts and flipping through every page and look at what all is on it. CM has went out of business so their carts aren't available any more. To look at handbooks, just type the name of the cartridge into the search engine at the top of critut.com and look for 'digital handbook'. I do that before buying any cartridge.

Joyce

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#18 Posted : Tuesday, November 05, 2013 3:56:32 PM(UTC)
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The most expensive cart was Storybook.... I paid $80 for it and still happy I have it. Years ago the cartridges were more expensive and there were fewer of them. I have all 3 of th CTMH cartridges but figure I paid for a bundle not just a cart and it was work every penny I paid.
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#19 Posted : Wednesday, November 06, 2013 7:41:12 AM(UTC)
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Hi!
For Valentines Day a few years back DH paid $99 for Tinkerbell and Friends. I paid $69.99 for Quarter Note, it was an unexpected purchase for a rush project that I didn't have time to wait for a sale.

If I can ever find Edge to Edge in stock I will pay full price
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The 3 CTMH cartridges.BigGrin
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#21 Posted : Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:45:09 PM(UTC)
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The CTMH carts have 900 images on them (per cart). This is at least triple most other carts. They also have a predesigned page setting that if you push one button on your machine it cuts all the elements of the page for you. Honestly, this is not a feature I am likely to use but it is pretty cool! It also comes with a couple of stamp sets and some precut chipboard elements that correspond with the cuts on the cart. Even if you don't want the extras you can sell them off and keep what you like.
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#22 Posted : Wednesday, November 06, 2013 2:11:18 PM(UTC)
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It's interesting to read the replies to this question. Before prices dropped a couple of years ago, regular price for a cart here in Canada (ie at Michaels) was $89.99. Yes, really. Now regular price is $59.99. And they're real sticklers when it comes to coupons definitely NOT being applicable to anything Cricut. Now I get most of my carts cross-border via internet. I feel guilty sometimes for not supporting our own economy, but I just can not support that huge a mark-up.
But the most I paid for a cart was an unlinked Hello Kitty cart on eBay..I think I went up to $108 US. I paid a fair price for Jolly Holidays on eBay too (it was retired at the time, and this was before digital)...somewhere around $90 I believe. *sigh* I don't like to think of the money I've invested in Cricut...it's a LOT of money.
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#23 Posted : Wednesday, November 06, 2013 9:36:14 PM(UTC)
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There are 2 carts that I paid thru the nose for them. First is Sports mania. I 'won' the bid on E-Bay. I wanted the wrestling and football items for my grandsons. I paid $75. It wasn't opened but the seller was so antsy for the money, he demanded I pay right then and there. It was scary!

The other cart is great, but I bought it when first offered from Cricut. Picturesque!! I paid $90, that included shipping . I think it was a first round offering and somehow I was one of their special offerings. I do not regret it as it even works with some of the grunge type items I make with Tim Holtz items,
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#24 Posted : Thursday, November 07, 2013 8:59:38 AM(UTC)
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$79.99 for TTBM and New Arrival. I bought them when I bought my baby bug in 2006. But since then the most I have paid was $40 for Lacy Labels. Majority of my carts I have paid less than $20 including shipping.
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#25 Posted : Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:00:08 PM(UTC)
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The CTMH carts are around $160 each in NZ. I don't have them yet but I really want them. I don't care for the extras that come with them but for the content that's on the carts, it's really worth it.

I frequently pay around $80 and sometimes $90 (NZ Dollars) for my carts. Digital carts would cost me half that if I had access to them Flapper
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#26 Posted : Friday, November 08, 2013 2:52:29 PM(UTC)
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i am in canada... regular price of cricut carts were 119.99 each when i started!!!!! i paid that price for christmas cheer...
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#27 Posted : Friday, November 08, 2013 4:13:12 PM(UTC)
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I paid over $100 for both HK Font and Christmas Solutions (before it was available digitally). Next up would be the CTMH carts, but with everything you get bundles, they are well worth it.
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#28 Posted : Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:22:45 AM(UTC)
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art philosophy, was the most expensive although I was a demonstrator at the time so go
20% off wooopheeeeeeeeee.
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#29 Posted : Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:33:59 PM(UTC)
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Well of course the most expensive are my 3 CTMH carts...but I never put them away, they are always out for easy and frequent access. But I used my Cricut.com credit from buying my Gypsy on Black Friday back in the day to buy Heritage for around $80. No regrets!! I also hopped on the chance to buy the highly coveted Mother's Day Bouquet and Pink Journey as soon as Cricut.com offered them...haven't used either of them yet.
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