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Thread: Buying Fabric on eBay

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    I have been buying fabric from ebay for over 12 years and not once have I been disappointed. They have always been honest about what they have,read the fine print. If there was a problem it was corrected quickly. I look for the bargains all the time.

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    I have 3 sellers I buy from and love their fabric I have one seller I avoid go with your gut read the feedback even good feed back ratings can have some insight on the seller. I buy almost 99% of all my fabric from eBay.

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    Hello all!
    When ever I deal with ebay it's a gamble I am willing to take so far i have been lucky and the gamble paid dividend I bought fabric on ebay and have been very please with them and if it wasn't good products then i have no one to blame but myself for not researching thoroughly I always make sure the seller has positive feedback i never settle for less than 98% feedback i always pay with Paypall and if the product is not what the advertisement says i can put a claim via Paypall and bring it to their attention that the seller is not being honest. So far so good with ebay and me :)

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    I, personally, have always found exactly what I wanted to buy, if you look carefully, with no cvomplaints!! Great experience

    However I bought some beautiful fabric on a quilt shop site, in America, and it was not what I expected at all! The print was GIGANTIC! it looked small
    will be able to use it, but definitely NOT what I thought

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    i have had 98% good experiences with buying fabric on ebay, over the years. i am pleased with the process..

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    I love buying fabric from Ebay. I have bought some crappy fabric...(looked better online picture) Follow the rule of know your prices at your local stores. Sometimes when you add shipping it is more expensive that if you bought it locally. Also read the feedback on the seller. But I shop EBAY for all kinds of Fabric and maybe other "stuff".

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    Speaking from experience I only buy quilting fabric on e-bay if I know the brand or have seen the fabric on a specialist quilt shop site. I have had a few good purchases, but often the colour has been completely wrong or the quality is poor. Check out the seller's sales and feedback, as others have suggested and ask questions if necessary. Also, buying on e-bay does not always mean it is cheaper.

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    Never had problems, I'm sure that some people might send bad fabric sometimes, but the majority are good fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    I've bought plenty of fabric on ebay and never had a problem. I make sure the buyer has an excellent feedback rating before I buy. I usually have to email the seller prior to buying to get shipping information because I'm in Canada so I also get an idea of how well they communicate.

    There's so much there it would be a shame to avoid it because of someone's bad experience. And we've only heard one side of the story.
    I'm the same. I have probably spend many many hundreds over time on fabric on Ebay and have never been disappointed. I also always check their feedback.... I also bought my acququilt go on ebay and all my dies.. No disappointments there

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    I have bought tons of fabric on Ebay always make sure they have a good feed back. No smoking to.

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    Yea me to I bought several yards off of Ebay had no trouble with them.

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    i buy alot of fabric on ebay ive gotten some great deals too.
    ive also found shops online first purchasing thru ebay and later
    just straight from the shop. i found a great shop in las vegas
    called christa's quilts she has awesome fabric. alot of its difficult for me to find elsewhere like laurel birch stuff.
    i bet my hubby wishes i didnt buy fabric on ebay ))).
    carla

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    eBay has built my stash. Yes, I have been disappointed a couple of times (mostly smoke smell) but the good outweighs the bad by 99.9%. Go for it - enjoy the experience.

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    I have gotten lots of fabric from ebay..most of it decorator for drapes, furniture, pillow, etc and been very pleased with quality and description.

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    I have bought fabric on ebay quite abit, when I was preparing to learn how to quilt. What I learned, is that you don't buy anything that doesn't say the name of the fabric....like moda, I have bought alot of it and it was great, no problems, but when I bought some 500- 5 inch blocks of different colors, etc...I got what I paid for, they were very cheap fabric. So bid on the brands you know and love, is what I suggest. Also, if you buy kona cottons, anywhere, make sure they say Kaufman...I got tricked on those too....just kona cotton, isn't kaufman kona cottons, what a difference.

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    Had only positive experiences on E-bay. Highly recommend it.

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    I have never had a problem, except once I ordered a panel, or at least I thought it was a panel. What I got was half a panel. I thought that it was a complete panel, but, after I recieved it, I saw the panel also had another scene as well. The person cut the panel in 2 selling both pieces separately

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    Bought fabric on Ebay many times and always very happy with purchase!

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    i buy fabric on ebay all the time .have never had no problem.

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    I have never had a problem.

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    I have never had a problem. Mostly I shop for hard to find fabric, have been pleased with everything I got.

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    A great resource for making a decision on a specific purchase is http://toolhaus.org/negs You can put the sellers name in and get details of any negative or neutral feedback the seller has received. This has saved me from buying things from a smoking home once or twice ;)

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    I've bought lots of fabric on EBay and never had a problem. The only time I've ever had a problem with EBay was when I bought my Featherweight and then sent another Singer to this seller for service. He corrected the Featherweight problem but, after numerous emails regarding his "service" of the other machine he never answered me again and PayPal would do nothing to help at that point.

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    I've frequently bought fabric on ebay. There are some really good ebay stores and you can find some great prices!

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    I have bought a lot of quilt kits, embroidery cards for embroidery machine and embroidery thread and have been happy with all. You can't beat the prices.

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