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Dana Tarchala Offline
#1 Posted : Friday, May 20, 2011 12:05:07 PM(UTC)
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I don't know which one to buy! F.R.E.D is the same thing as the Scrap N Easel its just made out of wood and it comes apart... Anyone have one or used one that can give me a heads up?.. Thanks!
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#2 Posted : Friday, May 20, 2011 3:34:12 PM(UTC)
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I love my F.R.E.D! It's very sturdy.
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#3 Posted : Friday, May 20, 2011 3:50:03 PM(UTC)
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I'm trying to decide which one to get also. I recently had major surgery on my cervical spine and I can't look down for too long. I'm hoping one of these will help with that. There is quite a big difference in price so I'm torn.
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#4 Posted : Friday, May 20, 2011 4:06:31 PM(UTC)
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I priced the FRED it and comes with 2 freds and 24 magnets for 90? and I think the Scrap N Easel is 80 but the shipping is 19.50.
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#5 Posted : Friday, May 20, 2011 4:13:57 PM(UTC)
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Sorry, but would you enlighten me...what is FRED?

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#6 Posted : Friday, May 20, 2011 4:34:50 PM(UTC)
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here is the link to F.R.E.D http://www.myscrappingbuddy.com/
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#7 Posted : Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:57:04 AM(UTC)
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The FRED is really heavy. STURDY, but heavy. Don't know about the Scrap 'n Easel
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#8 Posted : Saturday, May 21, 2011 4:22:48 AM(UTC)
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I love my F.R.E.D.!! And the man who makes them lives local to me so he was willing to meet me in Michael's parking lot for me to save on the shipping and they sometimes have some "scratch and dent" ones available for less money. There is nothing wrong with them, maybe the wood frame isn't exactly perfect. I was able to save 10% plus my shipping which came to $25 for me. I was impressed with that offer. So the F.R.E.D. gets my vote based on customer service alone.
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#9 Posted : Saturday, May 21, 2011 4:23:33 AM(UTC)
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Gosh I don't know what I was looking at but I thought the Scrap-N-Easel was $30. I guess that was wishful thinking on my part :)
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#10 Posted : Saturday, May 21, 2011 9:49:18 AM(UTC)
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I've had my FRED for a while now, love love love it! It is so well made that it will outlast me! Because it is wood, it is heavy, not so heavy that you can't pick it up and go but probably a lot heavier than the Scrap N Easel. If you want it for primarily home use, my vote goes to FRED. If you want something to use and primarily travel with, I'd probably go with the Scrap N Easel.
FRED does fold up for travel, but it does have some heft to it. I can't stress enough though how much I love my FRED, really made a difference in my poor neck and back!


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#11 Posted : Saturday, May 21, 2011 11:09:49 AM(UTC)
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I'm really leaning towards to FRED because I want something that is going to last me. I was looking at the Scrap N Easel and its made out of plastic. I have a 3 yr old and if she got a hold of that thing it would be torn up. If I'm going to pay 80.00 for something I want it to LAST for a LONG LONG LONG time! Thank you ladies for helping me make this decision!!! :)
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#12 Posted : Saturday, December 29, 2012 9:19:30 AM(UTC)
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HI Kelly - I have been looking on line to purchase a FRED and can't find them! I saw your post, I live in PA too. Does the gentleman still make them? Do you have contact info for them? Thank you sooo much!!

Originally Posted by: kelleykreates Go to Quoted Post
I love my F.R.E.D.!! And the man who makes them lives local to me so he was willing to meet me in Michael's parking lot for me to save on the shipping and they sometimes have some "scratch and dent" ones available for less money. There is nothing wrong with them, maybe the wood frame isn't exactly perfect. I was able to save 10% plus my shipping which came to $25 for me. I was impressed with that offer. So the F.R.E.D. gets my vote based on customer service alone.


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#13 Posted : Saturday, December 29, 2012 9:33:36 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kimberly528dc1d2efd Go to Quoted Post
HI Kelly - I have been looking on line to purchase a FRED and can't find them! I saw your post, I live in PA too. Does the gentleman still make them? Do you have contact info for them? Thank you sooo much!!



I think he is out of business because I haven't been able to find him for over 6 months. You can sometimes find used ones on Ebay.

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#14 Posted : Saturday, December 29, 2012 2:00:28 PM(UTC)
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Hi Ladies, just thought I would chime in I think Calmom is right because I could not find a fred
either I got a scrap n easel on black friday sales I realy do like it but i'm not sure i would pay 80.00 dollers it is very compact I paid 59.00 for mine .
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#15 Posted : Saturday, December 29, 2012 2:07:11 PM(UTC)
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I am friends with Jenn, whose husband makes the FRED. I am pretty sure he is still making them. I don't really want to post her contact info for everyone to see, but if you PM me I will give you her e-mail address & you can contact her to ask about purchasing one.

I know Jenn has undergone several surgeries for her back & neck & her husband made this FRED for her, to help her with her scrapbooking needs. So it is great for anyone with back/neck or shoulder problems!

Plus you are supporting a local business & I am sure they would be willing to meet you locally to deliver rather than having to pay shipping if you are local to them (Easton, PA).

So PM me if you would like Miss Jenn's e-mail address & she can probably give you more info on the FRED & if they are still making them!

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#16 Posted : Saturday, December 29, 2012 2:20:35 PM(UTC)
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I found Scrap-n-easel for $54.95+9.99 @ http://cartridgesandmore...egory/sale?AFFID=107039 (I have never ordered with them; anybody have an opinion?)

There is a easel-ette a smaller verison(for cards)for $39.

I think the F.R.E.D. is out of business.

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Okay, spoke to my friend Jenn & unfortunately her husband is no longer making the FREDs. :(

So guess you will have to find either a used one that someone is selling or go with the Scrap-N-Easel. Such a shame as the FRED was such good quality.

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#18 Posted : Saturday, December 29, 2012 3:54:51 PM(UTC)
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So sorry to hear about the Fred. I have the Scrap n easel and love it. It saves you neck pain and beach aches from bending over for hours at a time.
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Just ordered a Scrap n Easel ($54.95, reg. $79+). I have heard great things about it-lightweight (good for travel) and helps ease neck/back/shoulder strain. I never heard of FRED until visiting this thread today. Just had hernia surgery, so there will be no lifting of anything for a while. This made the buying decision even easier. Cool
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#20 Posted : Saturday, December 29, 2012 6:32:37 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: KimB Go to Quoted Post
I found Scrap-n-easel for $54.95+9.99 @ http://cartridgesandmore...egory/sale?AFFID=107039 (I have never ordered with them; anybody have an opinion?)

There is a easel-ette a smaller verison(for cards)for $39.

I think the F.R.E.D. is out of business.



I have both and really enjoy them. I bought the Scrap-n-Easel first but when I started making Cards again, I just had to buy Easel-Ette. I love how strong the Magnets are, nothing moves unless you want it to, no matter how much you shake it.

I don't know anything about FRED, so no opinion on that one sorry.

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#21 Posted : Saturday, December 29, 2012 7:03:26 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: cropdropnroll Go to Quoted Post
Just ordered a Scrap n Easel ($54.95, reg. $79+). I have heard great things about it-lightweight (good for travel) and helps ease neck/back/shoulder strain. I never heard of FRED until visiting this thread today. Just had hernia surgery, so there will be no lifting of anything for a while. This made the buying decision even easier. Cool


So glad you found one, thats an even better price than what I paid so sorry you had to have surgery hope your feeling better soon.
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#22 Posted : Saturday, December 29, 2012 7:16:04 PM(UTC)
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I received scrap n easel for christmas and love using it, also brought one for my sister.
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#23 Posted : Saturday, December 29, 2012 7:37:58 PM(UTC)
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Hi,
I don't have either, but have been looking at the easle. Do you travel to crops often? If so, I would probably opt for the lighter of the two.
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#24 Posted : Sunday, December 30, 2012 3:13:14 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: nhansena44ff474 Go to Quoted Post
Hi,
I don't have either, but have been looking at the easle. Do you travel to crops often? If so, I would probably opt for the lighter of the two.


I do travel to crops, at least 4/year. I have been eyeballing the Easel since the posts from CHA, and just took the plunge and made the purchase as a belated Christmas gift to myself. BigGrin Now, I'm just hoping to get to use it before returning to work.

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#25 Posted : Monday, December 31, 2012 12:08:23 PM(UTC)
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I have the Easel and the Card one. I prefer the bigger one. Mine's handled some tossing about just fine. I was looking at sales online today and saw this, then remembered this thread so thought I'd post the info:

http://cartridgesandmore.com/category/sale


$54.95 for the Scrap N Easel.
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#26 Posted : Monday, December 31, 2012 6:27:23 PM(UTC)
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Hello - after reading this thread, I thought I needed a F.R.E.D. I checked ebay completed listings, and found one that didn't sell recently. I contacted the seller and she offered to sell it to me, however while I was waiting for her response, I've come up with a different option I'm going to try.

So, I told the seller she should probably relist it since this was a somewhat hot topic on the mb. I also told here I would post it here for some other lucky person to buy if they wanted it. (Just trying to help out some one here, and the seller for her time in responding to me. I have no idea who she is)

Here's the link to the item on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/...rksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Hopefully this helps someone out looking for a F.R.E.D.
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I love my Scrap 'N Easel!! I also travel to crops about 4 - 6 a year.
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#28 Posted : Friday, January 04, 2013 8:36:32 AM(UTC)
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I went to Hobby Lobby bought a tabletop easel and a magnetic white dry erase board and I LOVE it. Much cheaper and very useful. Just an idea you might try.
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE MY Scrappin easel!!!!!

Originally Posted by: Dana Tarchala Go to Quoted Post
I don't know which one to buy! F.R.E.D is the same thing as the Scrap N Easel its just made out of wood and it comes apart... Anyone have one or used one that can give me a heads up?.. Thanks!


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