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Thread: Prices of batting (groan)

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    Holy cow, for those prices, I'd defintely either have it shipped in or drive down into Washington for a day!

    I agree w/ another poster on how far apart is acceptable. A product may say it can be 8" apart, but that would not look as nice, in my opinion.

    (I'm sure OP realizes there's no need for smuggling. We have folks by the busload who come down from CA, mainly Toronto, to shop @ local outlet mall.)

    www.fabric.com carries batting and ships internationally. Unfortunately, their free shipping w/ a $35 order only pertains to USA orders. No idea what shipping would be, but it'd be worth the time to fill out the order and find out - you can always not finalize it.

    Good luck! And if you go to AZ every year, next year you should stock up while you are in the States (where we complain endlessly about our taxes without realizing how lucky we really are).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Writergrrl View Post
    Yes, but Kingsmen charges $10 shipping (unless I am missing a *free* shipping link somewhere on the site) which brings the queen batt to $25, more than the $17 deal she got at JoAnn's.
    Yes but it required a 50% off sale plus presenting an additional 15% of coupon and driving there so she had the cost of gas and wear and tear on her vehicle and I would think the time she spent driving to and from Joannes and selecting her purchase off the shelf and waiting in line to check out is easily worth $10.

    I will concede if you happen to be one of the fortunate few who get coupons (I have signed up numerous times and have yet to ever receive one) and you live very close to JoAnnes and you can wait until they do a 50% off sale AND have a coupon then by all means go to JoAnnes.

    I have found less expensive options where I can shop at MY convenience, order from the comfort of my computer and get it delivered right to my doorstep and I don't have to wait for a "sale". I long ago gave up on JoAnnes when I finally realized that they have inflated prices to make you THINK you are getting such a great deal when they advertise 50% off when in reality you are just paying the normal retail price of your LQS or an online source PLUS shipping.

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    Hi, I bought batting at JoAnn's yesterday for $14.99 a pkg so got 3 pkg's. Just watch for sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by true4uca View Post
    After spending the winter in AZ I was able to go to our local fabric store. I had read about the cost of Warm & Natural batting increasing in price. I wanted to check our prices against US prices. W & N is $38.00 a meter (39 inches) & the pre-packaged queen size was 98.00. Needless to say I didn't buy any, hope it goes on sale.
    PM me and I will send you a list of what I have available..might be cheaper to have someone here buy it and send it to you!

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    I have ordered batting from Hancocks of Paducha. They sometimes have a free shipping event where Canadians can get free shipping with a $100 purchase, this can include up to 2 battings. I will stock up on their clearance fabrics and solids, and a couple of battings. I did get charged from customs once, only $20. that would have been about what I would have paid for tax anyhow here. If you sign up for their email updated, they have a free shipping event every few months.

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    Shipping from USA to Canada (other countries) is a process...paperwork, more paperwork...list the item(s), list their individual value, weight, etc. Gift or purchase...if a purchase...there will be a duty tax for sure...and probably a broker fee. We used to ship parts to Canada all the time...paperwork was a hassle. At least for replacement parts, there was little duty if any. Also...I'd check into manufacturing supplies...may be a break there, but most larger stores won't ship out of country, too much paperwork.
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    Try overstock.com or buy direct from the Pellon website also you can get bolts of batting at a good price from fabric.com. I think they have a sale on batting going on now. Also there is amazon.com
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    Kings Men are taking 30% off your order at checkout as they are downsizing so now may be the time to order. Tks. GiGi

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    Connecting Threads ships to Canada & shipping is fairly reasonable & usually pretty fast. I have ordered from them often & so far have not been hit by any extra charges when it crosses the border.
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    Email Warm N Natural Co and see if you can order directly from them...........worth a try.

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    Ouch! You need to stock up on batting when you are in Arizona. JoAnn has it on sale fairly often and you can get on their preferred customers list and get 40% off coupons to use when it isn't on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiGi View Post
    Kings Men are taking 30% off your order at checkout as they are downsizing so now may be the time to order. Tks. GiGi
    I just tried to order (thinking 30% was too good a deal to pass up) and not only did the discount not show up in my shopping cart, the shipping for a 30 yard roll of batting (cost $110) was $40. No thanks.

    For the record, I love online shopping. But sometimes, brick-and-mortars ARE actually a better deal. Just sayin.
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    i get mine when conecting threads has there batting discounted when its on sale i can get it for less than 16 dollars per queen size batt including shipping and dutey if i get 5 or more at a time. last time i got 11 batts.

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    do you have to pay a tariff on it? maybe we should start an underground railroad. wonder what shipping is?
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    Tru4uca lives on Vancouver Island and the ferry trip alone is probably $120 return plus fuel. day trip wouldn't be worth it. Check the local fabric store--not fabricland. Their prices are way out of line so they can put it on sale and still make money.

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