PDA

View Full Version : Knitter's Pride needle sale


GrumpyGramma
04-11-2013, 01:43 AM
In case anyone wants to know and isn't already aware, WEBS is having their 39th anniversary sale and some of their needles are on sale. http://www.yarn.com/webs-anniversary-sale-knitting-needles/

Antares
04-11-2013, 08:25 AM
Dang! I already bought mine a few months ago. Oh well, I've sure enjoyed using them between now and then, so what's a little money compared to that?

Thanks for letting us know!

fatoldladyinpjs
04-11-2013, 09:16 AM
Knitter's Pride is one of the few products I personally refuse to buy. They're Knitpicks Options clones.They skirt the copyright laws by alternating the colors differently. I don't think it's ethical. I always get rebuttals from the moderators refuting this, but I got it straight from Knitpicks' customer service reps in a reply email to my inquiry about it.

My other product is IAMS pet food. They contract with a private lab that does cruel animal testing. I WILL NOT support that. I don't boycott too often, but when I do I have a strong conviction about it.

GrumpyGramma
04-11-2013, 10:38 AM
If you feel that patents are being infringed upon, then not buying them is what you should do. I don't know how long Knit Picks Options have been around but the checking I did indicated that a patent lasts 20 years.

Antares
04-11-2013, 11:48 AM
Knitter's Pride is one of the few products I personally refuse to buy. They're Knitpicks Options clones.They skirt the copyright laws by alternating the colors differently. I don't think it's ethical. I always get rebuttals from the moderators refuting this, but I got it straight from Knitpicks' customer service reps in a reply email to my inquiry about it.

My other product is IAMS pet food. They contract with a private lab that does cruel animal testing. I WILL NOT support that. I don't boycott too often, but when I do I have a strong conviction about it.

Meh! I'll let them duke it out amongst themselves. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying my Knitter's Pride Dreamz needles (and my new yarn just arrived today--hoorah!--but I have to work--Waah!).

fatoldladyinpjs
04-12-2013, 10:03 AM
Knitpicks' great customer service is worth the extra five or ten dollars I might pay for a set. You get what you pay for. I've seen this a lot with Gibson clone guitars. Gibson sues the company, they go out of business, the product disappears, and you can't get parts for them anymore.