My FOREVER Story: Comparison Shopping
By Rosalyn Johnson
We can all be bargain hunters from time to time - we all like a “good deal.” However, sometimes a “good deal” is not such a good deal. Quality counts for so much!
Recently, I helped create a heritage album for a customer, scanned from two original Creative Memories albums, of her dad’s family (original photos dating back to the 1880’s)! Each page was scanned as a .jpg file (P.S. - Check out FOREVER Services to scan photo album pages or convert VHS tapes, slides, old photos, & old movies to digital format). I then uploaded and “dropped” each .jpg into FOREVER Artisan, creating one hardcover photo album.
Like I said before, it’s hard to pass up a good deal. I’d previously taken another scanned Creative Memories album (my son & daughter-in-law’s wedding) and created a Shutterfly Book with the .jpgs.
Both albums arrived within a week of each other, so it was the perfect opportunity to compare both 12x12 books. And here’s the truth: while similarly priced with specials of 50% off from both companies, the quality of the FOREVER Photo Book was so much better!
First, when you open the Shutterfly book, it “creaks” like crazy - maybe that will go away, but it didn't make that noise when I opened the FOREVER book.
Second, the binding is almost beyond comparison. All 92 pages of the FOREVER book are tightly bound to the seam, whereas the Shutterfly book is pulling away from the backing.
Third, the color! The colors in the FOREVER book were much closer to those of the original albums.
And here’s an added bonus of the FOREVER experience: my customer had said she meant to get it done for her father’s birthday…last year! But since she had delayed getting it to me, she’d give it for Father’s Day instead. I was a little nervous and paid a little more for Ground Shipping. True to my past experience, it arrived within 5 days of my placing the order, not the 10 days to 2 weeks that was estimated! It’s better safe than sorry, of course, but I love that FOREVER is always timely with their deliveries
So, it comes down to this: don’t let a “good deal” sway you. Consider the quality and all the benefits of using FOREVER to save all of your precious memories! (And with up to 50% OFF, you can often get both a great deal AND great quality!)