I am a big fan of discount stores like Big Lots and Tuesday Morning. They are generally a good deal in comparison to retail for the same brand but certain brands charge a premium - some deservedly so and some not so much.
I find it is always important to have a price point in mind of what I am willing to pay for an item. My rule of thumb is no more than 10 cents per sheet of scrapbook paper/cardstock; less than $10 for a full scrapbook kit (12x 12 album included); $1 for a sheet of stickers (5x7); $6 for a sheet of acrylic stamps (5x7), etc. This keeps me from going overboard even when the product is adorable. I'm not tempted by a price tag that boasts 40% off retail. Retail is often over-priced.
So, I waited and waited and this President's Day, Tuesday Morning offered an additional 40% off clearance prices. I grabbed it and am very glad I did. The little machine works great and there are good Ebay deals on the older design cards ($10 per versus the original retail of $50). All good things to those who wait! Skrimp N Skrap!