I am very excited to get 4 Cuttlebug Alpha's this week! I ordered them through E-bay and got an awesome deal they are brand new.. The not so funny part of this story was that I LOST this bid last minute, and then a few days later I got a second chance offer! I could NOT turn it down...OMG!!! They are indeed brand new! I got a STEAL of a DEAL!!! I am very excited and can't wait to use them!!!