This is the hardest news I have had to announce in the last 5 years of The Scrapbox. But here goes...
Effective Wed Dec 5th, at 12pm noon, The Scrapbox will be holding a "Going Out Of Business" Sale of all in-stock products at a discounted rate of 40% off regular price items until Sat Dec 8th at 6pm.
Next week the discount increases to 50%.
The week after that, everything will be 60% off and then the final week of December, everything will be 70% off the regular price.
Fixtures and select studio equipment/tools etc will also be for sale. If you are interested in anything from this category, please come to the studio to view and purchase these items- Cash only.
Unless however someone or someones wants to purchase The Scrapbox from me, lock, stock and buttons. That is also an option that I am willing to explore. Please forward this on to any interested persons you know.
I will state for the record the following; I am not dying, nor am I pregnant. I am not getting a divorce nor am I experiencing any familial calamities. I am choosing this to happen at this time, because it is time.
I have other reasons, more personal, for closing the store but please don't ask me what they are. I'm fairly certain I am going to be very emotional during this last chapter of my LSS Owner career, so let's please try to enjoy as much as we can, the time the store has left open before I hand back my keys.
Anyways - I know I have a lot more explaining to do, so that is what the rest of this newsletter is about. Please read it carefully, and then read it again. If you still have questions, please reply to this email and I will do my best to clarify how we are going to handle things.
Thank you for 5 years of patronage, your company, creativity and unforgettable memories. It has been a life enriching and interesting journey.
...and thank you for Coming to Play.
The Scrapbox Studio Membership - I just renewed it!!!
I know - sucks right? I get it - in fact it was the first issue I had to address in my head or I wouldn't be able to sleep at night. You are my faithful Studio Members, returning year after year to support the store, so I want to do right by you.
Therefore every month beyond December 2012 that you would have been missing out on your membership will turn into a onetime credit on a purchase at the store. I will pro-rate by the number of months that did not get enjoyed and apply it at the time of purchase in December - yes even against sale merchandise.
You will need to present your current membership card, which will be punched one last time with a very special punch and the credit will be applied at that time. You will be able to come and use the studio in its entirety until December 20th when all studio items that are being purchased will then need to be picked up by their new owners.
I will not be able to refund you your membership outright, nor will I send cheques in the mail. I will only be able to refund as a credit against purchases of new product during the month of December. If you want to figure out what credit you would be entitled to, please click on the link at the side of the newsletter with the PDF chart and see for yourself.
If you are still unhappy about this policy, I apologize. Asking for your money back in person will not change anything unfortunately. If you are truly upset, please don't take this out on my staff, who are doing everything they possibly can to help me through this transition.
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