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#1 Posted : Wednesday, June 01, 2011 9:24:17 PM(UTC)
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Hi everyone,

I am excited because I am purchasing my first Cricut tomorrow. I'm in Canada, and shipping to here from the USA is ridiculous. Walmart here has 2 different Expressions choices.

Prices are also higher here so that explains the elevated $.


One is $329 has a few color choices that it comes in, like red, green and black. (no it's not the touch screen anniversary edition) It comes with the Plantin and Serenade carts


The 229 one is all different color choices to choose from like yellow, magenta and blue. It has the Classic font and Playtime carts.

They both come with a cutting mat, but the choice of cartridges is different.

Is there any difference to these machines? I'd like to go with the $229 choice because I can get an extra cartridge and a big supply of paper. But I want to make sure that the machines are the same. It's kind of confusing. Anyone know?

I'd like to know if I should get the spatula or the toolkit. Any opinions would be welcome on that end.

Thanks!
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:03:05 PM(UTC)
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Hi Littlebug74. Welcome to the MB. There is only two versions of the E. The come in different colors, but same machine.

The E2 is the only updated version of the original E. As you mentioned they do come with some bundled carts and accessories. I would highly recommend the tool kit. You'll need it often. HTH

Happy Cricuting!
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:14:27 PM(UTC)
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The one for 229 was a Black Friday item here in the states. Quite a few board members have said they returned theirs due to various problems. Wait until a few more people have answered this question so you can better decide. Hope this helps. BigGrin
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:50:21 PM(UTC)
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Welcome to the message board ! DEFINATLY get the spatula. It will make your life so much easier !!BigGrin I don't acutally know anyone that bought the Black Friday Expressions although I did hear some comments for and some against. As long as you can take it back if it doesn't work I'd try the cheaper one ! Just my opinion !BigGrin
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#5 Posted : Friday, June 03, 2011 12:02:06 PM(UTC)
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Thanks everyone.
I ended up purchasing the aqua cricut. It works great and it is cute, lol.
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#6 Posted : Friday, June 03, 2011 12:58:28 PM(UTC)
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I have the pepermint and the green expressions. I know they are excatlly the same machine. As I did my homework very well. I think everyone has there opinions. But here is mine. I have the green one and I love it, It cuts quieter and its very cute color. I have had no troubles at all. In my opinion alot of peaple on here have gave you there apinion on what they say they have heard and not from actually owning it. I own a colored cricut I love it Im a big fan and I would say yes buy it:)
Hope this helps you on some way plus the carts that comes with the 229 is cute, and very useful. Keep us updated on what you pick. Thanks
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#7 Posted : Friday, June 03, 2011 2:30:28 PM(UTC)
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I think alot had to do to with what they bundled it,
like how many cartridges came with it or tools!!!
The more cartridges in it, the higher the price..

You'll have LOT'S of fun with your new E, it's fun to explore
and you can learn new things with it everyday..

But hang on to your wallet, those carts get expensive..
but worth it keeping us busy and out of trouble! Flapper BigGrin
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