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The moving sale is here!

Posted by Steve on August 13 at 10:17 am

If you’ve been following along with the blog, you know that Lima Beads is moving into a bigger, better warehouse. We’re keeping our digs in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but we still have a lot of beads to move. So we’re having a BIG SALE to help lighten the load! Our big move is THIS weekend, so we need your help pronto… Read on for the details including revised shipping times during the move, or just check out the Moving Sale page!

First Come, First Served Deals!

First Come, First Served!In preparation for the big move, we’ve unearthed (literally!) dozens of beads that we want to sell at amazing prices so we don’t have to load them on the trucks. These are one-time-only deals on beads that we may never carry again. We have very limited quantities on some of them, and the prices are AWESOME. We expect them to sell quickly, and when they’re gone, they’re gone! Check them out on the Moving Sale page.

Here are some important notes about these deals:

  • In order to secure these items, you need to place your order and complete the transaction. If they sell out before you do that, they will be removed from your shopping bag.
  • These items are all FINAL SALE, so we can’t accept returns for them
  • We can’t offer rain checks–when they’re gone, they’re gone! :)

All Gemstone Beads 15% off!

GemstonesDuring the big move you can also save 15% on EVERY gemstone bead we carry! From Abalone to Zebra Jasper, they’re all on sale. That’s a LOT of beads… and you can check them all out on the gemstone beads page. These deals are available through Tuesday night (8/18) at midnight Eastern time.

Vintaj, Stampt, CZ, and Pearls all 20% off!

20 percent offWhen we have a sale, we mean business! That means you can save on metal, cubic zirconia, and freshwater pearls, too! Like the beads above, these discounts are available through Tuesday night (8/18) at midnight Eastern time. We rarely have sales on so many items at once, so be sure to check out all the following pages to save:

Shipping Information

We’re starting the move tonight at 5pm, so we have a modified shipping schedule over the next week. If you place your order today (8/13) before 3pm Eastern, it will still ship out before the weekend. However, all orders placed after 3pm today will be shipped next week by Wednesday 8/19. So if you need your beads right away, make sure to place your order today by 3pm Eastern!

A Final Note…

We want to send a big THANK YOU to all our customers who have supported us during the past few years while we’ve been in our current warehouse. We’re moving so we can carry exciting new product lines and serve you better in the coming years with a growing staff! Stay tuned, it’s going to be a pretty wild ride this fall!

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Thank you for this fantastic sale Lima team!
    I am so looking forward to everything that is in store for us (your faithful fans!) as you continue to grow…I’m going to hang on for the ride! Should I take a Dramamine?

  2. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Steve, thanks so much for all the hard work you and the team do in our behalf!! This sale is fantastic!! I’ve already placed an order and plan to put in another before the sale ends. The Lima team treats us so well and I love shopping with you guys. Again, I say Thanks and please don’t ever change!!

  3. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Whee!!!! Strapped in and ready to go!

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks — this is worth the wait!!! :D

  5. Elizabeth K
    Elizabeth K says:

    SOOOO excited – got an order in this time and it’s even before 3pm. Best of luck with the move; I wouldn’t wish moving on my worst enemy!See you again AM (After Move). Just as easy to order then and you guys are going to be up to your a** in alligators for a few days.

  6. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    AAAAAGGHHHHHHH!!! What the HECK?!!! I just noticed that the black-edge agate was taken out of my order!! That really sucks!! AND, when I went back to the moving sale page, the hypersthene coin is BACK in stock?!! A little frustrated right now!!! GRRRRRR!!!!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    This is a really super sale, Lima Team. Thanks so much for all your hard work…I love this site! Also a warning to other beaders, if you want to take advantage of this sale, you’d better do it in a hurry. By the time I made all my picks and went to check out, 5 items had been removed from my basket as “Sold Out” (and I really wanted that dark blue jasper!).

  8. Steve
    Steve says:

    Hi Cuban Queen, give us a buzz if you’d like to add the Hypersthene to your order… We found some additional pieces.

    And everyone, we truly are sorry about the items selling out so quickly and being taken out of your bag. We really wish it wasn’t this way! Unfortunately in some situations we only have 10 or 20 strands available… so some sell out very quickly.

    Good luck to all!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    I know how you feel Crazy Chick! As well as the dark blue jasper, I also lost the black-edge agate, hence my previous warning.

  10. CAS
    CAS says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you oh great and wonderful LB team, for allowing this lowly beader the enormous joy of the “MOVING SALE”!!!! You guys (unisex usage of the term) are THE BEST! I hope we “clean you out” sufficiently so that “the MOVE” is non-stressfull, and no one drops any boxes on their feet. :D

  11. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Steve,
    I’d like to know if First Come, First Served items will change as they are sold out. Once this batch is gone, do you have other limited items to add?

  12. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    It’s okay, Steve, I just went a little CRAZY for a second – hence the name. ;) I can be a little fanatical when it comes to beads and I wanted those black-edged agate coins SOOOO badly!! Thanks for your offer, though to add to my order but I think I’ll just stick with what I have (unless the hypersthene pendant is FREE! :P ) so as not to risk overdrafting my account. :)

  13. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Hey Lima folks,

    At last, at last, I’m sooo glad to see the grand “LB Moving Sale”, whoo hoo!!! I just placed an order promptly, and also am wondering about those limited “first come first served” items, will you have more as items sell out over the weekend? :)

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    RaggyDaggyDo says:

    I’m a bit confused about the Vintaj brass being 20% off because most of it is marked 19% off.

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    RaggyDaggyDo says:

    Oops, I guess I should have said that several items are marked less than 20% off. Did I misread the sale?

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    Mirjam E says:

    I’m a bit confused too, but about something else. Do we use our discount code (which was mentioned in the e-mail about the sale) when we are checking out or doesn’t it count because of the sale?

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    AAAARRGGG! Just as you guys posted the first come first serve sale the door bell rang!!! I came back later and almost everthing was gone!!!! :-(
    So yes, will there be more first come first served items?

  18. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    RaggyDaggyDo- Yes, you’ll notice that some of them are 19% and some are 21% (or even 22%) — our system rounds the prices off so they can end in an even number. Sometimes, this makes the actual % discount go up or down a point.

    Mirjam – Some items (copper beads, green girl pewter, cabs) are not on sale, so if you order those items, you’ll want to use your discount code. As always, for any items that are on sale, the discount code will not have an impact on the price you pay.

    Hope this helps!

    Kevin

  19. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Oops…

    Forgot to mention – there won’t be more first come, first served items this weekend (as part of the moving sale), but I’m sure we’ll find a bunch more stuff as we’re moving that we can put up. I’d expect to see more of them in 2-3 weeks.

  20. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Thanks Kevin for the info. I’m so glad that I put my order in right away!!

  21. Regina v
    Regina v says:

    Hi Mary “Sweet Chick”
    Just pretend you’re not home!

  22. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Okay LB folks,

    I’m putting in a vote for the striped gray agate beads in the “first come first served” section – they sure look scrumptious, and I missed them cuz they’re already sold out, would love to see these as part of your regular gemstone inventory in future, if possible, pleassseee!!! :)

  23. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    BIG FUN! But a bit like gambling (or Filene’s Bargain Basement)! Got my bluff called a few times – DOH!!! The Spider Vein Jasper was interesting, thought it would be nice with Sponge Coral, but I held on a bit too long and lost it all! This is precisely why I do NOT gamble – I’m bad at it!! :) I even lost an item that wasn’t in the FC,FS offering (Goldstone pendant) :( Steve, my one-handed friend, if you run across more of those, I’d love to have a couple!

    Oh well, all’s fair in love and bead sales, right? Hope everyone got something they liked!! :)

  24. KrzyKatLfs
    KrzyKatLfs says:

    Wild ride? Bring it on. Honey, this ain’t my first rodeo. Can you carry some sterling 22 gauge square half hard wire?

  25. SweetPea
    SweetPea says:

    I don’t write many comments but just wanted to let ya’ll know how much I love this site. As a matter of fact it’s my favorite site for my “bead orders”. Would love to see sterling silver beads/findings. So happy ya’ll found a bigger, better place. Thanks LB team!

  26. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Hope the move goes well, and everyone uses safe lifting tyechniques. LOL

  27. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Lima Team, was just wondering if there’s any chance you will be carrying some of the sale items as regular inventory in the future, like the spiderweb agate, spiderweb jasper, elephant skin jasper, and black-edged agate. Those are some VERY cool stones if you ask me. ;)

  28. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    ARE WE THERE YET??? LOL :-)

    Just wondering if you are all totally exhausted and about to finish up. Hope things are going smoothly for you. ;)

  29. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I hope you carry some of those “found gems” permanently, too! They are fabulous!!! :D I know, I know, you said once they were gone we’d never see them again — but never say never! ;-)

  30. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I wonder if it’s too soon to inquire as to when you might be offering your line of sterling silver….. LOL

  31. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    I was wondering the same thing as LYnn. Will we be able to get silver here in the near future? Also, are there any ideas brewing in regard to Fresh Pick of the Day? Perhaps a FREE gift for the designer? No pressure, just an idea. Thanks

  32. Steve
    Steve says:

    SweetPea, thanks for your compliments! We really appreciate it…

    Cuban Queen, we see that the sale items are really popular! It really all comes down to whether or not we can get those items in normal quantities from our suppliers (and if they’ll agree to keep sending them to us over time so we can keep them stocked).

    Regarding sterling and other new products. We can’t say much about the future! But I can tell you that it’s definitely in our plans to get “heavier” into metal :)

    Fashion Chick, thanks for your feedback. We’re always looking to improve. Free gifts are hard because of shipping issues… but it’s good to know that people value the Fresh Pick Sale, so we’ll always look for ways to improve on it in the future.

    Thanks everyone for your comments! The move is going very well as we speak.

  33. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Glad to hear from you. Thanks for letting us know. ;)

  34. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Steve! Happy to hear the Big Move is going well! 8)

  35. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Steve, thanks so much for responding! Glad to know the move is going well. Today is the final day for the Moving Sale unfortunately, but I’m looking forward to all the other things that you guys have planned!!

  36. Steve
    Steve says:

    Well, the sale is officially over… and it was officially AWESOME! We’re almost totally settled in the new space. We’ll keep you updated!

    Thanks again for helping make things go smoothly this weekend!

  37. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks for the update, Steve! Don’t forget to take photos and share them with us! ;-)

  38. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    so if we ordered items from the big sale when was our order shipped? thanks and enjoy the new place.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    L Borth, sale orders were to be shipped 8/19. Which was yesterday!
    Should be on it’s way!!! :-D

  40. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Dear LB folks,

    I’m very glad to hear that your big move to your new office space went OK. I’m writing again to thank you all for getting orders of items we ordered during the big bead sale shipped out so promptly, I received my order a few days ago and as usual figure you guys must put rockets on each package, as they arrived so quickly!!! Everything I ordered was packed so nicely as usual, looking forward to seeing what you’ll be offering in future! :)

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    Sue B says:

    Well I am just so excited, I can’t wait !!

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