As soon as the new catalog came out, I ordered the Big Shot Magnetic Platform to use with the framelits dies to hold them in place rather than sticking them down with post-it notes. Except for making the sandwich wrong more than once and having the framelits cut into my platform (duh!), I have loved using it and find it very handy. So has everyone else apparently because they sold like hotcakes and now Stampin’ Up! has a backorder situation. You might consider ordering one now before July 18th so you will perhaps get yours a little sooner than waiting until they become available again. Not sure you will get it right away but perhaps you will be farther ahead in the line!
News from Stampin’ Up! today:
Due to an unfortunate backorder situation, the Big Shot Magnetic Platform (item 130658) will be temporarily turned off Thursday, July 18, at 12:01 AM (MT). This means that you won’t be able to buy it until further notice. While we’re thrilled to be offering a product that you and your customers clearly like, we regret not being able to anticipate just how much you would like it. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Here are answers to some of the questions you might have:
Why are you doing this?
We went through what we thought would be a 13-week supply of the Magnetic Platform in just three weeks, and rather than continuing the backorder situation your customers, we believe it’s best to make it unavailable for purchase until we can replenish our inventory. Our supplier is working at capacity to meet our demand, and we will continue working closely with them to get the situation addressed as quickly as possible.
When will the Magnetic Platform be available?
We expect that it will be available early fall.
What if I already ordered it when it was on backorder?
We’ll fill all closed backorders as we get more Magnetic Platforms in. We are receiving periodic shipments from our vendor and as soon as they come in we’ll fulfill orders in the approximate order they were received.
Remember, you have until Thursday, July 18, at 12:01 AM (MT) to close current Magnetic Platform orders (or make a new one); all of these placed orders will be on backorder.
Just email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com or preferably order online at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store here. Put the Magnetic Platform on your order and don’t forget about the Buy 3 Get 1 Free offer on Stampin’ Up! Designer Paper!