Tools make my job interesting. On one hand, I don't want to lose sales for the store. On the other hand, there is nothing more irritating than watching a customer buy more tools and gadgets than she needs.
For example, I have two paper cutters.
One I bought a few years ago and one that came in my Cricut Accessory kit.
But, you know what I use for cutting and trimming my papers? My Olfa rotary cutter, self-healing mat and quilting rulers. I know there are quilters who are screaming, "Don't use your rotary cutter on paper!" I have two cutters, one for fabric and one for paper.
So, if you come to visit me in the store, I'm going to help you find the most economical options for working on your craft. It may not be in the department you're shopping in, but it will be a good choice.