The Cricut Accent Essentials is one of those die cut cartridges that everyone wants. However, it can be difficult to find because it is sold exclusively with the Expression machine. If you do not have the Expression, or if you purchased a Cricut machine that did not include this cartridge, there is good news if it is on your list of must-haves. If you know where to look, you can buy it, and at a fairly reasonable price! Or, if you are especially thrifty, you may even be able to get it for free. Keep reading to find out how…
1. Make a Trade.
If you really want the Accent Essentials cartridge, but do not want to pay for it, you may be able to work out a trade, either temporary or permanent, with someone who owns this cartridge. If you regularly attend crops or have a group of scrapbook friends you like to meet with, ask around to see if anyone would be willing to work out a trade.
Many scrapbookers also visit forums and other online venues, such as blogs, to discuss their projects. Join a forum and leave a simple post, detailing what cartridges you would be willing to part with in order to work out an exchange. Forums and blogs are great places to post this type of request, because of the number of people visiting these online meeting places. You may be surprised at the number of responses you receive.
2. Check Out Classified Ads.
You can check out your local classified ads to see if anyone has the item you want listed for sale. Even better yet, expand your search to online classified listings to see if anyone has the cartridge available for sale. CraigsList and other similar websites allow users to post items they want to sell. Unlike local classified listings, many online sellers have no problem shipping items to buyers that do not live in their local region.
3. Visit Online Stores.
Although Cricut does not sell the Accent Essentials cartridge individually, and you will not be able to find it in retail stores, online shoppers have more choices. Many online merchants swap out the cartridges included with machines in order to customize orders for their customers. Due to swapping, many of these online stores have this exclusive cartridge available for sale.
4. Check Online Auctions.
Online auction sites, such as eBay, are also great places to hunt down hard-to-find items. Many buyers are able to pick up items for a fraction of the cost.
As you can see, the Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge really is not all that difficult to find. Whether you are looking to make a trade or to purchase it, you should have no problem finding it at a price you willing to pay.