Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:50 pm
I've been following this site for four or five years, so I do know how the process works. I finally decided to join this year because there were enough patterns that I would definitely carve for me to justify paying $10 for them. I carve a dozen or so pumpkins every year just for my Halloween display and twenty or twenty five more for my all my nephews, nieces, cousins, etc. So I knew that I would get my money's worth. I also have been carving more and more every year, so the sheer number of patterns was a bonus.
I'm just a man of principles I guess. I just can't justify paying for something if I don't know what it is. I'm not frugal, just practical. I mean...I pay $10 for a guaranteed 350+ patterns. Then, I have to pay another $10 for TEN patterns that I don't even know if I will use. Sometimes I really hate this side of myself, but I can't do anything about it.
If previous year's VIP patterns were displayed (even if not for sale), then perhaps that would change my thinking because then I would have an idea of what I'm getting, but for now I just have to stay out of the loop unfortunately. This kind of bums me out.