500 business card for £5.99 + free card holder from Vistaprint
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500 business card for £5.99 + free card holder from Vistaprint

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Found 21st Sep 2012
Buy 500 premium business cards for £5.99 (usually £27.74) and also get a free metallic card holder from Vistaprint.

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Banned

and spammed for the rest of your life

Agree with the spamming comment! Seems like a good deal but make sure you're got a good spam filter....

I've heard nothing but bad things about them, so will be avoiding...

Way round the spam mails is to use a spam email address for the sign up and make sure you deselect any options within your profile. Bought some premium cards a few years ago and never had any junk mail but took the precautions anyway

I've colded ....

You can stop the spam, but it ain't easy.

My objection is that they are basically dishonest - even though these are 'premium cards', you'll pay extra for almost every feature, with costs increasing as you go through the ordering process.

Plus they keep VERY quiet about VAT, which for a consumer product should be includded in the price - it isn't.

Even the final total you think you are paying will be ex-VAT - your invoice (which you get a week AFTER you pay), will have 20% added.

They do make good products, and it IS possible to get a bargain from them - I have done so - but you have to read the small print on every page, and abandon the operation once they start charging for something they previously said was free.

If in ANY doubt - avoid.

OK so I am going to have my say. I ordered some cards for them when they had a similar offer a few weeks ago and they were OK. I They have lots of standard designs and I chose one that was fine for me as a starting point. I then was able to move things around and change titles etc quite easily on their website to get something I was happy with. I did not feel the need to add anything extra and what I got were 500 very professional looking cards at a very good price. These are business cards so it is hardly correct to call them consumer items, and I was therefore not surprised that VAT was extra. And it was shown before I committed to the price, so nothing dishonest there.

Having said that the emails I have been getting since are a pain (about one a day), but I can easily delete or tell Outlook that anything from them is spam if I want. So not perfect but certainly OK for the money.

I've just looked at this specific offer

The cheapest I can get "500 premium cards" is £21.04 - including £4.82 for 21 days delivery(!) although I never saw VAT mentioned - not once - it will be added at 20%, taking the total for my £5.99 cards to £25.25 ... Of course if I'd taken advantages of ANY of the desighn features (logos etc), I'd have had to pay considerably more.

hardly a bargain. And if Peterc10 seriously believes they are a business to business operation, he's sadly mistaken - they may be 'business cards' - but this offer, indeed ALL their offers, are not aimed at business customers. And even if I went along with the business argument, they ARE dishonest in not being upfront, not to mention that if you stuck to their words, you would NOT have a 'premium' card, but a scruffy piece of cardboard with boring typefaces.

To be fair to them, I selected the cheapest gloss available; a 'matt card' is NOT a premium card. I also chose the cheapest (greyscale) reverse. Of course if I was a business, my company logo would have been vital (not to mention consistency in fonts and colours .... all at a price.

If any fanboi out there can find a way to get a premium card from them cheaper, I'd be pleased to hear about it ... at these prices, my local print shop can do it cheaper .... and much much quicker (vista's express postage rates will make your eyes water).

Terrible company - and as mentioned by others, this "deal" is more like a scam.

It's almost impossible to get anything for the price they've quoted, and then they hound you for life and probably into the grave and beyond.
Edited by: "mrzootsuit" 21st Sep 2012

Does anyone really pay the quoted full price? I seem to get one of their 'special' offers just about every week, including with every order from Amazon and - most recently - from Ikea, ( vistaprint.co.uk/ama…806 and vistaprint.co.uk/ikea34 if anyone's interested).

Edited by: "rogerh" 21st Sep 2012

I was looking for business cards this morning and with Vistaprint I ice to go all the way to the end of checkout just to get the delivery price, which was infuriating, plus even though 250 cards did come to £2.40 the postage was about £4.

Ive used vistaprint a few times for printing business cards and flyers, they are great quality for the price you pay,
last time i used after you checkout and paid it would ask for a extra fiver they would double your order which i did both times and got a doubled order. they are quick and deliver on time.

the only problem is the spam emails but if you have a spam filter then thats it dealt with.

Quadrille. I am NOT a "fanboy".

I got 500 (not 250) cards for a total price including VAT and delivery of £9.58. They were good quality cards on matte 300g/m2 card and I had a choice of plenty of colours and designs and fonts to choose from. I did not need a logo of my own. Matte cards are premium as far as I am concerned because, frankly, I personally think gloss business cards look naff for the type of businesses I deal with. I have just had a quick flick through some of the many business cards I have been given from all sorts of organisations ranging from SMEs to multi hundreds of million £ international companies and the majority of them are on matte stock (and no thicker than mine)

I am a self-employed professional consultant who is VAT registered. I am satisfied that what I have got is good enough to hand out to my clients and contacts in the engineering, construction and legal sectors. I can only speak as I find. I do not know if the present offer is genuine or not. All I know is I got a reasonably good deal when I used them. As I said the spam is a pain but it does not cause me to loose any sleep.

Just because you do not agree with what others say does not mean that you should denigrate them in the way that you have. Relax and accept we all have different requirements and opinions. Just vote whatever way you want and let me do the same.

Peterc10

Quadrille. I am NOT a "fanboy". I got 500 (not 250) cards for a total … Quadrille. I am NOT a "fanboy". I got 500 (not 250) cards for a total price including VAT and delivery of £9.58. They were good quality cards on matte 300g/m2 card and I had a choice of plenty of colours and designs and fonts to choose from. I did not need a logo of my own. Matte cards are premium as far as I am concerned because, frankly, I personally think gloss business cards look naff for the type of businesses I deal with. I have just had a quick flick through some of the many business cards I have been given from all sorts of organisations ranging from SMEs to multi hundreds of million £ international companies and the majority of them are on matte stock (and no thicker than mine) I am a self-employed professional consultant who is VAT registered. I am satisfied that what I have got is good enough to hand out to my clients and contacts in the engineering, construction and legal sectors. I can only speak as I find. I do not know if the present offer is genuine or not. All I know is I got a reasonably good deal when I used them. As I said the spam is a pain but it does not cause me to loose any sleep. Just because you do not agree with what others say does not mean that you should denigrate them in the way that you have. Relax and accept we all have different requirements and opinions. Just vote whatever way you want and let me do the same.



There's matt, and there's matt - I agree that not all want shiny cards (me neither). But for a so-called premium card, I do expect a 'finish', not a rough untreated card. If you've only ever used Vista, you won't understand the difference, others will.

As to their offers - they are worse than DFS - they are ALWAYS on sale, and their full prices (illegally) simply do not exist.

At least DFS keep within the law ... every sale item is sold at full price somewhere, usually Aberdeen.

And if by "relax" you mean keep quiet about these shysters ... no thanks; I don't like scams, and I'm happy to share my experience with those who may listen (fanbois excepted, of course).

For me, dealing with the spam has been the easiest problem - gmail protects me beautifully.

To misquote Shakespeare .... Methinks he doth protest to much.

Peterc10

To misquote Shakespeare .... Methinks he doth protest to much.



Funny, I was thinking exactly the same thing about you ... A guy who pays Premium Card Prices, but is happy to receive VERY basic cards at inflated postal rates from a company with easily demonstrated dishonesty ....

You on a bonus?

I think we should be told

This company is destroying the printing industry and deskilling the trade. The quality of paper in these is awful, and they try and upsell you throughout the process, then spam you forever more... the print will be done outside the UK by a nameless printer who has agreed ludicrous rates with them, and you have to wait about 2 weeks at this price.

Support your local printer!... many of whom have gone out of business because of Vistaprint and the like.

I got 1500 cards, colour front and back and a embroidered polo top with a logo and company name with express 3 day shipping for £35 the other day because I had it all in my basket and abandoned it. They kept emailing me to let me know and after 2 weeks they reduced it to that level.

To be honest I have always been happy with vistaprint. The prices do escalate throughout the ordering process but compared to my local printers they are still incredibly cheap. Quality is perfect for me, the only people who would need any higher quality cards would be lawyers, design pros, media companies (any profession which rapes your wallet for their services).

Obviously this is my opinion and in my experience.

Sorry to disappoint you, but no bonus for me I am afraid. I am on nothing whatsoever. Since you have no idea what the quality of the cards I received are (having never seen them) and have ignored my points about them being no different in my opinion to other cards that I and many of my contacts have had, it appears you are onto the unsubstantiated accusations road. In that case are you, by any chance, involved in the printing industry? No accusation, you understand, just curiosity.

Peterc10

Sorry to disappoint you, but no bonus for me I am afraid. I am on … Sorry to disappoint you, but no bonus for me I am afraid. I am on nothing whatsoever.



Then your strange loyalty to this dishonest dealer can only be wondered at.

Peterc10

Since you have no idea what the quality of the cards I received are … Since you have no idea what the quality of the cards I received are (having never seen them) and have ignored my points about them being no different in my opinion to other cards that I and many of my contacts have had, it appears you are onto the unsubstantiated accusations road.



Unless your cards are on different quality card to us non-fanbois, then I know EXACTLY the quality; slightly thinner than the average, and - as I've already stated - no 'finish' to the card - not just matt, but porous! I have had their cards, and despite your insistence otherwise, they are inferior to other cards. They cannot, by any sane person, be called 'Premium' - another lie.

Peterc10

In that case are you, by any chance, involved in the printing industry? … In that case are you, by any chance, involved in the printing industry? No accusation, you understand, just curiosity.



I have substantiated my statements with detailed points that you chose not to notice

And no - I'm a retired health worker; no connection whatsoever with the printing industry; the closest I ever got was working for a magazine company years ago. Not very close

I just have an abiding interest in honesty, particularly on the Internet, where scammers and their friends get away with too much, in my view.
Edited by: "Quadrille" 21st Sep 2012

As I type, this deal has a score of "-243", after a little over 5 hours. It seems more people share my experience than yours.

If this was offered as a 'basic card' with an honest website, I'd be recommending them too. But alas, that's beyond their abilities.
Edited by: "Quadrille" 21st Sep 2012

It seems that anybody who has a different opinion to you is a dishonest scheming idiot. And, of course, all accusations made without a scrap of evidence. I am bored with this all now and have got better things to do. bye .......

I've never read some much junk regarding Vista Print , probably from people who have never ordered a thing from them .I 've had 3 sets [250 each set ] business cards from Vista Print in the past .The cards were of good quality and cost me about £3.50 in postage for each free set .I have NEVER been spammed , had about 5 emails from them in about 4 years and never had money added to my credit card for for the discount scheme ,as I didn't opt in for it in the first place at the time of checkout. So, I would recommend people who want cheap ,decent quality free business cards [you pay for postage] to give them a try for yourself.

Peterc10

It seems that anybody who has a different opinion to you is a dishonest … It seems that anybody who has a different opinion to you is a dishonest scheming idiot. And, of course, all accusations made without a scrap of evidence. I am bored with this all now and have got better things to do. bye .......



Please don't put words in my mouth because you've lost the argument.

It's sad.

I've justified my arguments right through .. you choose to ignore anything that doesn't suit your fanboi mindset.

after 11 hours, this item is now -276 .... that alone is more evidence than you have ever offered.
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