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Thread: Quarter yard cuts for sale on Ebay

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    Super Member jdiane318's Avatar
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    I used to buy quite a bit of fabric on Ebay. I have gotten some great deals and met some fantastic people to do business with over the years. Then one time I bought some fabric and when it arrived, the yardage was short. I wrote the seller and she told me to 'put on my glasses and re-read the ad, the sale was for yard cuts not full yard cuts of fabric. I became very careful after that. I just got off Ebay and now it seems as if yard cuts are the new thing. I just don't like seeing fabric being nickled and dimed like that. Just be careful when you are on Ebay looking for fabric to buy. Your 'good' deal might not be that great.

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    I agree... and I think we quilters better load up on our cotton fabrics now, while we still can. With the price of oil and fuels going up it will increase the cost of farm produced stuff. We're facing a "brave new world" now.

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    Thanks for the tip.

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    Yes, read each and every posting carefully. There are often extra fees put in the shipping costs, which, if you don't notice, can drive your price per yard well over $10.00. Not nice!! Most of the sellers are very clear, but some are not...it's close to being sneaky!!

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    This just happend to me I did read the ad and I missed the part in small print that said for 1/2 yard cut this was my fault not the sellers but now I will be more careful and stick to my favorite sellers.

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    A lot of online shops have started doing this too. You just have to read carefully.

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    Lots of ebay sellers encourage you to ask questions. If not sure, ask before you buy.

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    I love buying fabric on Ebay but yes, you have to read carefully.
    I can't believe she was so rude to you though. With the fees Ebay charges to sell things I'd be jumping through hoops for a customer!!
    I sell (not anything quilt related) and it's getting harder and harder to make any decent profit.

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    Thanks for the heads up!

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    Sorry to hear of your bad experience. But hey, thanks so much for sharing it with us and warning us about what happened to you! I'll be sure to read the teeny, tiny print!

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