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Not Repeating Purchases

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Can someone tell me if there is a way to keep myself from accidentally repeating purchases without having to go back and look through my long list of purchases? I hope that makes sense. Thanks in advance.

 

Mia

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If you keep your zipped files in one folder, that's a pretty quick way to see if you already have something. Or you can download your purchase history into a spreadsheet and search that way. But most of us have made duplicate purchases, and Angie saves us when that happens.

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I never thought to check my Zipped file list. :hit-head-with-hammer:DUH!! How clever Gayle. I tried the Excel spreadsheet like April does but that did not work for me. Thanks for the info and thank you Mia for asking the question.

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I am guilty of doubling up on purchases. I think it has happened about three times.

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I, too am guilty when it comes to duplicating purchases and I'm not organized enough to keep a spreadsheet - I've been trying very hard not to duplicate an order lately but when I do, it's Angie to the rescue! We are so fortunate to have our Angie - fixer of all things!

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I too have double ordered. Head hung low. I don't run a spread sheet and must be the only person here who doesn't keep zipped files. I open them and copy to two EHDs. I just have to trust to my memory, though that's a hit and miss deal. Kay

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I too have double ordered. Head hung low. I don't run a spread sheet and must be the only person here who doesn't keep zipped files. I open them and copy to two EHDs. I just have to trust to my memory, though that's a hit and miss deal. Kay

I don't keep the zipped files, either. I guess I don't see the advantage? I definitely back up all my files to an EHD, though. I've made a lot of Scrap Girls purchases, but I'm not sure I'm to the point where I need a spreadsheet. That day may be coming, LOL!

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I too have double ordered. Head hung low. I don't run a spread sheet and must be the only person here who doesn't keep zipped files. I open them and copy to two EHDs. I just have to trust to my memory, though that's a hit and miss deal. Kay

 

I don't keep the zipped files either, my pc is used by my kids for playing games too so I have to watch my available space on both my hard drive and EHD. A lot of zips take up a lot of space.

 

As I have my kits sorted by name (without the designer's name), and windows sorts them alphabetically, it is very easy to check if I have something or not.

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Don't feel bad, ladies. I see how it would be very easy to purchase the same item twice here, but recently I bought the same *dress* twice! Makes me wonder about my mental capacity, lol. At least it was a cute dress! :)

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Ooh it must have been a dress you really loved Durin.Or does it mean that you have too much in your wardrobe? Kay

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I gave my brother the same shirt two Christmases in a row. The second year, I could just see him in it. Sigh, talk about funny looks.

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I can see how easily that could happen now that I am purchasing again.

 

So, you all keep your zip files??Never mind I searched and found an answer. :hit-head-with-hammer:

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I keep an Excel spreadsheet also and every time I purchase some new product, I copy that from 'My Account' and add that to the file and sort alphabetically. This way I have a complete alphabetical list of every item that I purchased, from day one. Of course, sometimes I do purchase a duplicate file and Angie is always there to help.

 

I, too, keep all of my zipped files just in case. There have been times when I couldn't find my file or the zipped file and again Angie was there to save me.

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I used to duplicate purchases more often than I'd like to admit. Since I started the Excel Spreadsheet of my purchases, ( the details are in this post) I have only duplicated items that are in Value Packs. :D

I save my zip files too. I have gone back and used them before, or I might not.

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In the Boutique, click 'My Account" and it will show you everything you've ever purchased, so if you search for a word (CTRL + F) for the product name of interest, you'll be able to see if you've already purchased it.

 

If you do purchase the same thing again, just email Angie, hello@scrapgirls.com and provide the order numbers if you can from the My Account page. She'll issue a credit so you can buy something else with the money. I think all of us have done this at least once or twice.

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I don't save my zipped files either. I have all my stuff sorted in the PSE Organizer. I must be the only person in the world that does that but it works for me! I have double purchased several times still, though, and never thought to ask Angie to fix it for me! Oh well. Now I religiously check my Organizer if I have any question at all. So funny about buying the same dress twice and giving same gift to brother two Christmases in a row. Glad I am not the only one who does stuff like that!!! I am still chuckling on those two!!

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I don't think there is a person here that hasn't double purchased at some point. :)

 

I do save my zipped files, but off to DVDs, and that is too cumbersome to check through. I use Picasa for my scrapping supplies so I can search on a designer's initials or the name of a collection to see if I have it.

 

Oo, oo! I didn't know about that tip Barbara! Thank you.

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I'm another who doesn't keep the zips after the files have been extracted. I used to in the beginning but they just took up too much space on the hard drive because I have over 400gb of stuff.

Now I delete them. All my supplies are kept in a folder on my desktop and when I want to see if I already have an item I'm thinking of buying I just look in there. My files are also backed up onto 2 externals and dvds just in cases. I have doubled up on purchases especially in the early days lol

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My pc is slooowww today to reload a page......

 

I do keep zips on DVD's but just because sometimes I misplace things, and need to get them again. They are not organized enough to search for duplicates. I have duplicates everywhere!

 

Now I just look on my account in the boutique. I made a spreadsheet but don't keep it up to date. I'm sure I have some duplicates!!!

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If a product I want to purchase isn't in the "new" category, I open Finder and enter the name of the collection and see if I have it. Quick and easy....but that's on a Mac. And in spite of that, I have also purchased the same thing twice. Some things are just so, so good, you need two of them!

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