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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    I have found used book at Amazon for 99 cents and had to pay $3.99 for shipping. Is a real turn down.

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    Is the Hokey Pokey the one with the tumbler design split longways? It's easy to do without a pattern all you need is a tumbler template. There are many tumbler print outs online. This is why EQ is a great value to me. I can create any quilt block pattern from a picture.

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    Read my post about business going out of business. I won't grip too much about shipping/handling charges after the mess I got in a box.

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    I couldn't agree with you more.

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    sometimes you can call the company or email them and discuss a lower S&H. i've done it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmpacksplus
    I don't charge extra for shipping on my website, but I don't have the Hokey Pokey pattern. (I've got others!) Some sellers charge a minimun shipping rate so they can use the free Priority flat rate envelopes and not have to pay for additional shipping supplies and it does cost around $5 to mail it, not counting tape, labels, printer ink, time spent packaging, and a trip to the post office. That can really add up $$$ fast. It also makes it more cost effecient to the buyer if the buyer purchases additional items, sometimes the seller won't charge extra S&H if it all fits in the same flat rate envelope.
    I hate the charges too..but i realize what the other costs are,like stated above. I charge exact shipping charges when i sell on ebay. and out of my own pocket comes the packaging and the ink and the labels..and the tape. I recycle all packging i get, to save on costs. I just sent someone a package that had "bareminerals" all over the package. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    This is a major peeve of mine as well. But remember it is S&H, emphasis on the H. The amount over shipping they charge is the handling fee for paying someone to pull the item off the shelf package it (packaging isn't free either) and process the sale. Yes it annoys me to no end but I have to sit back and realize I am paying for more than just USPS fees. This is why I always save up my on line ordering so that I am at the top end of the price grouping for the that S&H charge or close enough to getting it free for spending up to a certain amount (usually $50). Most on line shops price S&H on a sliding scale with what you spend.
    Good info.

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    I got a catalog from Keepsake Quilting yesterday that has that Hokey Pokey quilt on the cover and they're selling the pattern for $9.00 (item #6782) and shipping is only $2.99 for orders under $10. Their number is 1-800-865-9458.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Is the Hokey Pokey the one with the tumbler design split longways? It's easy to do without a pattern all you need is a tumbler template. There are many tumbler print outs online. This is why EQ is a great value to me. I can create any quilt block pattern from a picture.
    I don't think so, it is on the cover of Keepsake Quilting catalog I just received, just fell in love with it. Thanks though. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I got a catalog from Keepsake Quilting yesterday that has that Hokey Pokey quilt on the cover and they're selling the pattern for $9.00 (item #6782) and shipping is only $2.99 for orders under $10. Their number is 1-800-865-9458.
    That is the one :thumbup: I will try again :-D Thanks.

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