Hi all !
First I want to thank you all for the amazing comments on the upcoming new items. The VINTAGE NURSE, FRENCH MIME, BASIC LOULOU, and ACRYLIC DOLL STANDS seem to have many of you excited. I have received quite a few e-mails with similar questions. I have decided to answer them in this quick newsletter for all to benefit from the information.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW ITEMS
WHY CAN'T WE PRE-ORDER THE NEW ITEMS ?
Many of you have asked to pre-order but as I have said recently... no more pre-ordering.
Because factories can sometimes "mess up" during production schedules ( remember the Leap of Faith Lenny/Liang project ? ) I have decided never to go down that route ever again. Having pre-paid pre-orders pending if/when there are delays in productions creates too much stress for me. While most customers are understanding if/when problem arises... others are not "as understanding" and can be quite "verbose" about it. To me and to others which creates bad publicity. All in all, pre-orders are a thing of the past at Affordable Designs - Canada. Sorry !
BUT WE DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT ON THE NEW ITEMS ?
I understand that some of you are worried they will miss out on the new items. Know that production numbers for new items are based on what I feel the current market requires. I do not anticipate any "sold out surprises" for any of these new items. I am confident that there will be plenty of "everything" for "everyone".
WHEN THEN ?
I should be getting the new items on time for the upcoming Binghamton, NY event. That is OCTOBER 23rd 2016. Yes, this means those attending will have access to the new items first. That was not planned as such, production just happened to be schedules that way. Not by myself but by the factories. I am planning to have the website pages for these new items ready to upload on OCTOBER 23rd 2016 for all to visit and place orders. Since I will be busy at the event, any orders placed on October 23rd will be processed as soon as possible. Remember, I am 100% confident there will be plenty of everything for everyone.
QUESTIONS ABOUT LOULOU
SHOULD I WAIT FOR THE BASIC LOULOU ? or SHOULD I REGISTER
FOR THE DRESSED DOLL LOULOU ?
That is a question of choice. Do you want a basic doll ? Do you want a dressed doll ? I know it is difficult to make a decision based on a dressed doll that will only be revealed at the event but that is the nature of the beast. As I previously said, the EVENT DRESSED DOLL LOULOU production is exclusive to the event. There will be no extra dolls offered on the website. It is possible the hosting club might have extras if the event does not sell out but I am told their event is almost always sold out. So you need to ask yourself... do I want to register as an absentee for the event ? Let's face it $90 US to get an exclusive doll, let alone the very first release of a new doll is a BARGAIN !!! Think about it. This doll will be rare so if you end up not liking her as much as one of the basic Loulou... I am certain you will be able to sell it to someone who like her.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER ( ATTENDEE/ABSENTEE ). YOU WILL FIND THE REGISTRATION FORM UNDER "UPCOMING EVENTS" ON THE WEBSITE.
If it was me... I WOULD GET THE EVENT LOULOU... she is AMAZING... but I am biased !
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW WEBSITE
WHEN WILL THE NEW WEBSITE BE COMPLETED ?
I am working as fast as I can... BUT... let's just say there has been some "growing pains" with the new software/platform I am using for the site. The company is from RUSSIA and I have started using their product at a time when they decided to make major updates to the software. Those updates have made completing the new website challenging as a lot of the work already done had to be revisited multiple times as various "updates" on their part would "neutralize" or "erase" some of it. All in a day's work.
As for WHEN... I will sat... as soon as possible. I am currently working on getting ready for the Binghamton, NY event... after that I will devote as much time as possible to complete it before the end of the year. That is the plan.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF THE ITEM I AM LOOKING FOR IS NOT YET ON THE WEBSITE ?
The answer is simple... e-mail me ! I am always just an e-mail away. Do not see what you want on the website ? Missing an option/color ? Have a question ? Just e-mail me. I always enjoy connecting with you all. If anything... I crave it !
QUESTIONS ABOUT "SALES" and "LOOK WHAT I'VE FOUND - SALE"
MORE "LOOK WHAT I'VE FOUND" ITEMS SOON ?
Yes I am planning to continue with the "LOOK WHAT I'VE FOUND" project. With everything else going on recently I simply did not have any time to search/found any long lost items. Once I return from my upcoming USA trip ( Binghamton, NY - Memphis, TN ) I will have some new items for you. They will be announced, you will not miss them.
WHEN IS THE NEXT SALE ?
That is a good question. Know that I do not "plan" sales in advance. They happen when I wake up one morning and think... "I have not had a sale in a while. What could I offer at a good price to say thank you to my customers ?". Then I do it. It is also based on leftover stocks from previous years, or if I need space for new items, etc. Like everything else these things take time so... as soon as I have time, there will be more sales.
As you can read it is ALL ABOUT HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE. Remember... IF ONLY THERE WERE MORE HOURS IN A DAY
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