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    I just happened to log on to EBay last week, just to browse offers on rotary blades. I had just priced ONE 45mm blade at JoAnn's for $10.49---GULP! That's what prompted the inquiry.

    Wouldn't ya' know the first listing was for items up for bid that expired in 7 minutes and no bids. I dutifully keep a vigil, updating every 30 seconds, waiting.....waiting.....no bids.....it's getting closer........down to two minutes.....I made my move at less than a minute and a half and bid the starting price. I couldn't believe it! NO OTHER BIDS----I WON!!!!!!!!

    I just got the package today. :mrgreen:

    Oh, what was that? What did I get? That would be so cruel if I didn't tell you, huh??

    I got 2 five blade packs of 45mm , 5 single 45mm blades, 2 28mm blades, AND a new, long lasting 60mm chenille blade. All Olfa products, brand new in original packaging.

    For how much??? Ready for this----$15.00! BAM!!!!!! AND-----FREE SHIPPING!!!!

    Oh, my! I've just got to sit and catch my breath for goodness sakes!


    Only here can I carry on like this and someone NOT think I'm totally crazy! But for those that do, watch it! I KNOW how to find you!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    WOW!! :D You really did make a good score.
    Good for you. Once & awhile we can get a great
    bargain, if we try!! :D

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    Congratulations, I bet you feel as if you have won a lottery.

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    chalk it up! :thumbup:

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    Great job. I have scored on Olfa blades and products too!!! It is wonderful to know you got a great deal on something you know you will use.

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    Ebay is the best place for rotary blades!!! I've gotten a couple of great deals myself for them.

    So now you can figure out what you saved on blades and spend it on fabric!!! That's how my mind works anyway! LOL

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    WOW!!! Great! I scored on E-bay, too! Only mine were tubing for the CPAP machine I use for sleep apnea! I got 3 tubes for $18.00. Had I gone to medical supply house it would have cost $15.00 for ONE! Actually, they would have charged my insurance company $30.00 each and only allowed me to have one at a time and then, because I have $500. deductable, I would have paid $90.00 for three!!!!!

    Good deal.....now, excuse me, I have to check out E-bay!

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    Dontcha just love it??? :D :D 8) 8)

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    congratulations on the great deal!

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    Whoo hoo! You made out like a bandit, congrats! :D

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    Great deal!!! I always buy my blades off of ebay...but my best deal was the giant embroidery hoop for my machine...it is $300.00 at my Bernina dealer....I got mine for $80.00 on ebay...yes, I still dance whenever I look at it!

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    Wow!!! What a lucky day for you, maybe you should go buy a lottery ticket.

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    a while back i got 100 45's for $225.00 on ebay. not as good as you did, but still great when they cost, what? about $5.00 a blade? i love ebay. i check it out all the time just in case.

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    Oh, thank you everyone!!! I had to share the excitement!

    I've ordered a bunch of stuff off EBay over the years, maybe once or twice it wasn't good, but really it's a great source.

    I've got stacks of fabric to cut into, not yet knowing what it will end up being.
    Have blade, will cut!

    (I like the way you thing katier825! I may just *have* to do that!)

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    Well done! Great bargain. I use the same blades and they are definately pricey. I wait until the sales are on. Hmm - I think I will have to open up e-Bay! Thanks for sharing your good fortune.

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    I love E bay. And congrats on your great find.

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    I just love ebay! I have to limit myself. I'll be on continually for a month or so and spend WAAAY too much money, then I'll have to not even look for a couple of months.

    My best score was a Seth Thomas Grandfather Clock with Moon Phases, not a battery powered, but true pendulum & weights. Seth Thomas doesn't make Grandfather clocks anymore. It is six feet high and has four different chimes and is gorgeous. I got it for less than $400.00! And it runs beautifully!

    Have you heard of Auction Sniper? That's what I use for stuff I really want. It places your bid for you, as little as 3-4 seconds before the end of the bidding. And their servers are VERY fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltluvr

    (I like the way you thing katier825! I may just *have* to do that!)
    My hubby just LOVES my logic in that! I'm always telling how much I "saved"...LOL

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    Hey right place right time! Never thought of looking on ebay for blades - will do now!

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    Be careful---you'll start with blades, move on to scraps and before you know you'll be buried in yardage. So far as I know there is no known cure. :lol:

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    Thanks the Lord for that - I don't wanna be cured! LOL

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    way to go girl :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    I just love ebay! I have to limit myself. I'll be on continually for a month or so and spend WAAAY too much money, then I'll have to not even look for a couple of months.

    My best score was a Seth Thomas Grandfather Clock with Moon Phases, not a battery powered, but true pendulum & weights. Seth Thomas doesn't make Grandfather clocks anymore. It is six feet high and has four different chimes and is gorgeous. I got it for less than $400.00! And it runs beautifully!

    Have you heard of Auction Sniper? That's what I use for stuff I really want. It places your bid for you, as little as 3-4 seconds before the end of the bidding. And their servers are VERY fast.
    Gaigai can you give me more info on Auction Sniper? What does it cost, etc.?

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    I had soo much fun reading this post. By the time I got to "BAM" my heart was beating faster. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltluvr
    Be careful---you'll start with blades, move on to scraps and before you know you'll be buried in yardage. So far as I know there is no known cure. :lol:
    Oh quiltluvr, you have seen the pattern of my life. I would be ashamed if I wasn't so happy. :D :D :D :D :D

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