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    I just have to tell us this. I do have some Vintage/Retro Coca~Cola print on ebay now it started at $5.00 for 1 yard. Now it is up to $13.00. I think this is crazy. Why would anyone paid that for 1 yard?

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    people will pay almost anything for something they like or even love...I would be over the top excited that someone would pay me that...good for you...

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    People sometimes get carried away on E Bay, I think it's the nature of the auction concept!

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    Joan, I think you are right. I am thankful that something is selling I have close to 30 items up for sell. And this is the only one that has a bid. I was hoping to sell enough to buy a studio Accuquilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    Joan, I think you are right. I am thankful that something is selling I have close to 30 items up for sell. And this is the only one that has a bid. I was hoping to sell enough to buy a studio Accuquilt.

    I used to regularly sell on E Bay (dolls and doll related items, old stuff) and the last time I listed 10 items and only sold one. The economy is really affecting E Bay.........

    (there was a time when people would occasionally "fight" over an item and I was realize an unreasonable profit.....lol)

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    I agree with you but another thing that really gets me is the postage they want.
    The other day I found some knitting worsted yarn I needed. I would not have bought it if I could find it any where else cheaper. But I paid enough in postage I could have bought 3 extra skeins.
    The same goes for fabric. If you have a store close sometimes you can buy the fabric cheaper there than you can on e-bay.

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    YOu are right! I do a lot of shopping on e-bay, but you have to watch the shipping prices and figure that in. They are listed as shipping and handling charges and they can charge as much as they want for the handeling part. Plus some people are not careful to ship the cheapest way, just wanting it easy.
    Things I have been selling are not going too well lately, but I am hoping things will pick up as we head into the holiday season!

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    sewmuchmore, what is your eBay seller name? (If you don't mind putting it here.) I buy most of my fabric, quilting supplies, pattern books, and a little of everything else on eBay. I'll put you on my "Favorite Sellers" list.

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    My niece is crazy about anything coco cola My sister in law just bought her a coca cola vending machine that really works and keeps the food cold. I went to a yard sell found coca cola material that had Santa Claus holding a bottle of coke up to his mouth. I'm sharing it with her.

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    Glenda 4010 I do not have a store and sell on it now and then.

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    The fabric is not available at this time and that helps drive up the cost :wink:

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    No -- I wouldn't pay that much....but then, I'm a Pepsi fan. So if Pepsi fabric ever shows up....let me know :lol:

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    I have to say if Mountain Dew fabric was ever available, even for $13 per yard, I would just have to get enough for a quilt. My name is Kat, and I am a dew-aholic. :lol:

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    My fund are so limited and I could not spend that much went to work and came home I check on it and behold it is at 15.50 :shock: with four days left. Maybe I should say will trade for a accuquilt studio.LOL

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    You have to remember, too, that CocaCola stuff is HIGHLY collectible. That's probably who wants it, a collector, not a quilter.

    I watched on Pickers the other day where they were talking about Coca-Cola stuff being so hot.

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    Ebay is crazy. I wanted to get a toy called Fashion Plates for DGD. Her mom had it and loved it. They have a number of them on Ebay and they are going for $30- $50. OMG. I won't pay that much for them.

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    It might be a Coca-Cola collector. An item like that is a crossover so it isn't just sewers who would be interested in it. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    I just have to tell us this. I do have some Vintage/Retro Coca~Cola print on ebay now it started at $5.00 for 1 yard. Now it is up to $13.00. I think this is crazy. Why would anyone paid that for 1 yard?
    And why do bidders start bidding at the beginning of the auction, raising the price, instead of waiting to the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    I just have to tell us this. I do have some Vintage/Retro Coca~Cola print on ebay now it started at $5.00 for 1 yard. Now it is up to $13.00. I think this is crazy. Why would anyone paid that for 1 yard?

    If they had a nice Purse or Tote sold providing they could find this fabric for $45-$50, paying a good price for a yd of fabric doesn't sound bad. Or maybe to complete a collection from thsi line? Be glad they have the price up there. And about bidding on items when they are first listed, to jack up the price...Wonder if it is the seller doing this? It irritates me if I am wanting to bid on something.
    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramof6
    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    I just have to tell us this. I do have some Vintage/Retro Coca~Cola print on ebay now it started at $5.00 for 1 yard. Now it is up to $13.00. I think this is crazy. Why would anyone paid that for 1 yard?

    If they had a nice Purse or Tote sold providing they could find this fabric for $45-$50, paying a good price for a yd of fabric doesn't sound bad. Or maybe to complete a collection from thsi line? Be glad they have the price up there. And about bidding on items when they are first listed, to jack up the price...Wonder if it is the seller doing this? It irritates me if I am wanting to bid on something.
    :D
    I have often wonder that myself. But in my case No!!! It would make a cute bow tuck tote. :?

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    Whoever said the economy has affected Ebay is right. I buy and sell there. I don't do auctions though. The fees ebay charges are ridiculous. I sell buy-it-now only.That way I don't lose money. My shipping fees are very reasonable but some people just want everything free and it doesn't work that way. Selling is a lot more complicated than people think.
    There are many good quilting supply sellers on ebay. That's where my profits go :D
    I wish their seller fees weren't so awful !!

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