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Introducing – Fresh Daily Deals

Posted by Kevin on March 12 at 02:18 pm

Introducing Fresh Daily Deals! There are great deals on Brazil sodalite beads at the bottom.

With a handful of our suppliers, it seems that our requested strand quantities are regarded only as suggestions. We request 50 or 100 strands at a time and when the order shows up at The Lima Loft, there might be 500 strands! When this happens, we have a decision to make. Do we keep these extra strands or do we send them back? Often, sending the strands back means shipping them all the way to a factory in China or somewhere else in the world. Since the cost of that is great, many times we decide to keep them all.

If you’ve ever read about the Lima team and our office - you know that both things are pretty small :) We don’t have enough space to be storing a huge amount of strands. During one of our brainstorming sessions, we decided it would be cool to offer the readers of our blog an opportunity to purchase these strands at significant discounts and hopefully reduce our quantities quickly. Steve just rolled his eyes because allowing people to add things to their cart from the blog was no easy task, but as usual, he came through with flying colors!

From time to time, you’ll see blog posts with Fresh Daily Deals in them. These will be normal beads from our web site at the same quality you’ve come to expect from us. These deals will allow you to buy beads at a significantly discounted price and it will allow us to reduce our quantities quickly so the beads don’t overtake our office!

A few important points:

  • These deals will only be available on The Fresh Daily Blog for a predetermined amount of time
  • Once the deals expire, we won’t be able to offer rain checks
  • The items will not expire from your shopping bag, but as with any item, once it sells out, it will automatically be removed from your shopping bag. If that happens, we won’t be able to replace it, so place your order quickly!
  • At these prices, it shouldn’t take us long to get down to more desirable quantities. If this happens before the deals are supposed to end, we’ll have to take them down early.

The Fresh Daily Deals

These deals will be available through Wednesday March 18th. After that, they will be removed.

Brazil Sodalite Flat Oval 18x13mm

Brazil Sodalite Flat Oval 18x13mm

16" strand: $6.40 (-22% off!)

This expired on March 19. Watch for more deals soon!


Brazil Sodalite Heishi 6mm

Brazil Sodalite Heishi 6mm

16" strand: $4.54 (21% off!)

This expired on March 19. Watch for more deals soon!


Brazil Sodalite Puff Coin 16mm

Brazil Sodalite Puff Coin 16mm

16" strand: $7.36 (36% off!)

This expired on March 19. Watch for more deals soon!


Brazil Sodalite Round 14mm

Brazil Sodalite Round 14mm

16" strand: $7.58 (-29% off!)

This expired on March 19. Watch for more deals soon!


Brazil Sodalite Thin Pillow 14x10mm

Brazil Sodalite Thin Pillow 14x10mm

16" strand: $6.16 (-31% off!)

This expired on March 19. Watch for more deals soon!


Let us know what you think!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Let’s give it a try!!
    Just another way for Lima to tempt us all!! (You’re so good at it.)

  2. Courtney R
    Courtney R says:

    This is AWESOME! Great idea guys! Mary S is right it is “Just another way for Lima to tempt us all!! (You’re so good at it.)”

  3. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Thank you very much for this latest post, I’m learning a lot about how a small and creative company like yours thinks thru decisions… :) … yeah, agree – you guys are so good at tempting us to buy yet more beads… please tell Steve thank you for figuring out how to add these special sale beads directly to this blog!! :)
    joyce

  4. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Thanks guys – wonderful idea! This is such a great web site, seems like I’m here all the time! Thanks for chosing some of my picks for the sale of the day. (A sure way to get me to buy beads :-) )

  5. CAS
    CAS says:

    As usual, Steve IS THE MAN!!! for figuring out how to make this work. And you, Kevin & Ali (Rachel, Ricki & Matt too) are genius! Temptation your name is Lima Beads!

  6. KPJEWELS
    KPJEWELS says:

    Love your site but I’m afraid that at this time I am not able to make any more purchases from Lima due to the extreme expense of the currency exchange. These are some of my very favourite beads and I’m dying because I have to deal with not bu ying them. Aaarrrgh!!!!

  7. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    3KJEWELS – I understand completely. Since the US dollar has been gaining strength, our international buyers have started to buy less.

    It’s unfortunate because we love the idea that are beads are shipped all over the world!

    We’re considering ways to reduce the impact of the exchange rate. We were going to lower our international shipping fees and start paying for some of it, but then UPS and USPS raised their international rates on us!

    Whether or not you’re able to buy beads, please keep in touch :)

  8. NH Sweets
    NH Sweets says:

    Okay, so I am already way over budget because of Lima Beads. Man o’ man I need to speed up my beading to keep up with your wonderful bargains and always – always perfectly gorgeous beads!!! Love it.

  9. Carola
    Carola says:

    Appreciate the opportunity with the New Fresh Deals and the Bead Machine to try new beads and old favorites at great prices.

    Great to increase my own inventory so have bigger selection to be creative with.

    One can never have enough beads !!

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    POF Chick Nina says:

    Fresh Daily Deals! This is ingenious! I have been doing so good in resisting ordering more beads, oh well forget that. I just cannot turn down a DEAL! Love those beads!

  11. Steph
    Steph says:

    I’m going to end up with more beads than Lima. Great idea of course.

  12. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Brilliant, as usual Kevin!!!!! I suppose I should’nt give you all the credit! (how’s this) Well done everyone!!!! And, Steve, such a wonderful & hard-working young man you are! Of course you could do it!!!! Ali, remember, always let the husband think it was all his idea!!!!!

  13. PJ
    PJ says:

    just when I thot I had enough and then I am tempted again. Keep up the great work!! I love your beads … they are gorgeous!!

  14. P Shantz
    P Shantz says:

    Great idea. Like everyone else I am so tempted by the beautiful beads and the prices.

  15. Patricia K
    Patricia K says:

    Thanks Kevin, more to tempt my compulsive, impulsive bead fever.One can never have enough beads.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Very smart ploy to get us to put down our guard and buy more beads! Can I tell my husband “Kevin made me do it”? Oh – and – Can we put in requests?

  17. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    This is a great idea and if I had the means to right now, I would buy up all your overstock in one shot!!

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    trinkets says:

    Well, Kevin like I said I am addicted to the BGBM & now there’s this new “Fresh Daily Picks”

    My husband is going to send me to rehab!!

    But~ it is a new fun idea!!

  19. Getta
    Getta says:

    I absolutely love your website and what you have to offer. Now you have added another venue for discounts, like the Green Bead Machine wasn’t enough! :)
    I think a support group is going to be needed for Beader’s Anonymous. I am completely addicted and I am on your site everyday. Thanks for a new avenue to receive some discounts, otherwise I may go broke! :)

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    N Dailey says:

    More temptation! I have visited, and bought from, many other on-line bead sellers (awkward phrasing), but I find you to have a quality and reliability that no one else offers. Though many are less expensive.Yours are worth it. Unfortunately we are not well off (who is these days?) and I have spent a little too much recently, so I might not be buying anything for a while (oh, but those sodalite beads are tempting) but I’ll be back. Can you tell me what organizational psychology is about? I’m curious.

  21. Leslie W Mtn Chick
    Leslie W Mtn Chick says:

    Oh how I love to design with gemstones and vintaj and pewter and …..
    Fresh Daily Deals sound great. I have trouble taking advantage of the Fresh Picks on sale because they are only good for one day and usually I need more than one day to put my order together. I don’t know how many times I chose items only to find that two days later when I was ready to place my order they had returned to full price! I also can’t order every week to take advantage of your sales because my orders are not $40 or more and so I have to pay for shipping. I usually find one or two things I really want on sale, and then can’t find anything on the Lunch Deals which I always check out before I place any order.
    This is what my ideal “deal or coupon” would be like: 50% off one item of your choice! Maybe you could slip some of these coupons onto the Bead Machine. I’m sure other people would love this too!!!!

  22. Leslie W Mtn Chick
    Leslie W Mtn Chick says:

    Another type of coupon saving I would love to see on the Bead Machine or elsewhere is “One free item of your choice $5 or less”; $6, $7, $10,or less etc.

  23. Leslie W Mtn Chick
    Leslie W Mtn Chick says:

    One more idea…
    You could have a coupon that offers free shipping for purchases under $40 on the bead machine!

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    Crystal N says:

    Hi everyone, I am new to the site and new to jewelry making. I just started working with wires (crocheting with wire) and am looking for books for beginners. The problem is that I make something to sell and I end up keeping it!! I would like to visit this place..can you tell me where it is?

  25. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas Leslie! I think we could pull off SOME of these and manage to stay in business :)

    Thanks for your kind words everyone. Lots of people are taking advantage of the Brazil sodalite prices. They’ll be here through Wednesday at midnight.

    This idea has worked out beautifully, because we no longer have to squeeze by a stack of boxes to get to the restroom.

    We also have boxes full of African green jasper. We ordered 50 strands each of 8 different shapes earlier this year and we received a total of over 2000 strands. Now the excess is just sitting around our office — so, that might be the next Fresh Daily Deal!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    OOOOH! I hope the African Green Jasper Fresh daily deals are still going on April 1st, when we get back from our trip. I LOVE AFRICAN GREEN JASPER!!! I might want to get in on the deal on those beads.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Oh no african green jasper… I might be tempted. Now – You have to package your beads differently so my husband doesn’t know what they are.

  28. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    I LOVE African Green Jasper! You might just tempt me to break out some savings and buy something!(Tempt me more than usual I mean ;) )
    You guys amaze me, please keep it up! :D

  29. kcdesigns AKA sporty
    kcdesigns AKA sporty says:

    As I look for eggs I am rereading all the blog posts- I would love some green jasper- I say go for it and we will help you get rid of the 2000 strands around the office to make room for something else!!!

  30. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    hey L.B. folks,

    in honor of your latest “easter egg” hunt, how about putting some of your many lovely “egg shaped” beads on sale??? :)

  31. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Sporty & Smart Chicks I’m doing the same thing!!

  32. KPJEWELS
    KPJEWELS says:

    No eggs here but I would love to see another Fresh Daily Deal.

  33. Claire F
    Claire F says:

    Kevin,
    How about buying one at the price offered, and the other at 50% off?

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    Carolyn H says:

    I read somewhere that the blog would soon have pictures of designs. I did read this correctly?

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