well I shall be honest here.
I have loads of unbranded dies and they all cut great.
I have loads of their stamps too!
I have reels of their ribbons.
yes they are "copies" /whatever and the China stores blatently advertise that they sell, Sizzix/S.Binders/Tattered Lace and many more Brands etc.
My Hubbie recently bought 3 new sets of Tattered Lace at £30 a set for Xmas
I was on The China site and the same dies for less than half the price! I wrote to T.Lace asking how can this happen, and why should I be paying TL twice the price for their same dies.
I got a reply saying they were passing the letter further up the line. I have heard nothing, and dont expect to.
All the Branded name dies are made in China, probably by these same people, so have jumped on the bandwagon.
who wouldn't if they see an "opening"?
I and lots of crafters I know, dont keep any of the money I make for selling my cards, so its good that I can keep my costs down.
and lets say we have two shops selling the same cardstock etc, same make, but one cheaper, who will you go to? I know which I would choose.
Thanks for bringing this up Di, it makes for an interesting thread, perhaps others would like to give their opinion?