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Thread: Buying Fabric on eBay

  1. #201
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    Terrible... I will never buy from eBay again. I had successfully bid on a packet of Civil War fabric. First of all, PayPal, for some reason, didn't record my transaction (but I had a copy of the receipt saying that the transaction had been approved, thank goodness). Second, although I paid, I never got the fabric I successfully bid on. Never, never, never again! Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!

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    look for sellers feedback, at first buy fabric known to you,it is difficult when you can't actually see well and certainly not touch which I find a great drawback.
    I have bought lots from ebay and been very plsed,did once have a stiff fabric but when washed softened; I buy q/tops and have had no grat problems except two where one had a tiny hole in and other prick blood but the selers were v honorable and refunded my money.

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    I have bought fabric on eBay several times with great results. My suggestion is to stay with vendors that have high ratings.
    Jovi

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlylace
    I have always had a good experience.
    Me too!

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    I have bought fabric many times and never had a problem. Knock on wood!

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    I buy most of my fabric on ebay and have never had an issue. I have several sellers that I frequent the most but am always willing to try someone new. I always, always review their feedback before making a purchase.

    While I love LQS I find I can get excellent prices in the ebay auctions. I just put things I'm interested in purchasing on my watch list. If the price is low enough I'll bid. I often get things like 15 FQs for about $18.00 including the shipping. I only purchase top quality fabric too such as Moda, RJR, Michael Miller etc...

    I purchase pre-cuts as well as yardage. I'm a big fan of ebay. Hope that helps!

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    Great never a problem.....and great prices!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagarBeez
    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
    I had the same thing happen to me. I was not a happy camper. Overall though I've had good experiences buying on eBay. When I first started quilting, I bought a lot from eBay. I was making Project Linus quilts, using themed FQs, so it was a great way to build up a stash.

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    I bought fabric from a dealer who had a good rating and the fabric was crummy not what was shown in the pictures at all I was very disappointed and to top it off she wouldn't respond to my emails. so I don't buy from ebay anymore

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    Hosta, don't let a bad experience keep you away from eBay. In all the years I've bought fabric from eBay, I've only had one bad experience. (And it really wasn't all that bad.)

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    I've found their wide backing fabrics to be priced a little better than Fatbacks bargain backs. You have to factor in shipping costs too.

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    I have bought a lot from ebay. Besides looking at the feedback of the seller I also look at the other things they are selling. If someone is selling just a few pieces of fabric, it makes me think that they may not know much about it and I avoid them. I like to buy from the sellers that have a basic little quilt shops.

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    I have been a buyer on Ebay for years! Never, (knock on wood) had a problem with it. I would suggest looking at the sellers feedback rate and reading their customer comments. If their rate isn't 100% I look and see why. If it was a problem with the item, I won't buy from them. If it was a problem with slow shipping, I will consider it since you really don't have any control for how long something takes to ship. I hope this helps!

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