Ok, I know I'm behind the times...I decided a while ago to get an ATG gun, but just had a problem with the initial investment. Well, after going through a lot of the snail adhesives this month, and then Office Depot no longer carrying the one I've loved for the last few years, it's time for me to dive in.
I came on-line since I couldn't find it at any of the local stores around here, and I honestly didn't know about any alternatives to the brand name, or how they would work.
After reading all the pages on a couple of threads on SCS (Split Coast Stampers), I placed my order for the ATG50 from thetapedepot on eBay. I'm excited that I was able to get an atg gun and 12 rolls of refills for $48.05 with shipping! I debated about getting the starter kit with only 6 rolls of refills, but that would have been $39.95, and since I was prepared to spend at least $45 on an ATG714 plus more money for refills, I got the deluxe starter kit.
(Thetapedepot website has free shipping for orders of over $50, but the gun and tapes total $48.40 with shipping $5.95)