Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It will probably get ugly...

I'm expecting some fireworks due to the article I wrote over at Craft Critique today... give it a read and let me know what you think!

10 comments:

Jane said...

Dana, you're brilliant.

Lisa said...

I made fun of this machine about a month ago. Saw one on sale for $499 and emailed all my friends saying "on SALE for $499? does it do the dishes too?"

Sorry you didn't love it. But I can't say I'm surprised.

Diane O. said...

Sounds like there are some design flaws in this machine and good on you to give an honest review. Don't sugar coat it and say it is great if it isn't. You are doing a public service by telling others.

dbenich said...

I just read your review, and I found it extremely helpful. I have been trying to research for a while about which electronic die-cutting machine to purchase, and it is difficult to find a lot of information about what you want. Most of the information seems sparse or completely conflicting depending on who you ask about which machine. I too am extremely computer literate, have a computer science degree and used to do graphic design, so I am looking for something that I can create and cut my own designs (not to mention all my myriad fonts!). Even the customer service people when you call and ask questions if you can create a file in Illustrator and then cut it, can't always answer your question. Very frustrating, but I found your review very helpful and due to it have since crossed this machine off the potential list! I'll anxiously watch for another review on a electronic cutting machine you do like!

Raquel said...

I loved your review - you are an excellent writer and put a funny spin on a disappointing experience. Keep up the good work, I can't wait for your next review!

Sandy Cimbaro said...

That article brought me to your blog! I love your writing style and your honesty. Not to mention your sense of humor!

Suzanne said...

It's great! And it covered the frustration I'm feeling about MY electric cutter! It's not the Pazzle, but I'd rather not disclose here which I have.... Write on!

Lori said...

Thanks for the informative review...I've been looking at getting a die cut machine for a year or so and haven't made up my mind yet, but this helped put a few more cons on my list. Appreciate the candid info and honesty.

The Mama Monkey said...

As with all your reviews, I loved it! It is great to see something someone is not in love with for once!

Very well written and keep up your awesome work!!

Heather the Mooselover said...

Dana- I read your review the other day and loved it. I didn't have time to read the comments until tonight. I thought your review was honest and well written and the steep learning curve is why I haven't bought a new dishwasher- I mean expensive crafting tool!