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feministmama
03-03-2006, 12:49 PM
Isn't there a thread about this? We were going to have a group of people willing to help out our internaitonal knitters get KP wool. WEll, if not then I'm starting it. OK raise your hand if you're willing to do this (need a hand raising emoticon. Well this is close enough) :waving:

Danielle
03-03-2006, 02:41 PM
I might be interested in helping out...let me know the details. :D

hedgehog
03-03-2006, 04:26 PM
I might be interested in helping out...let me know the details. :D

ditto - i'm game and have ample experience in "international mailing"

-hh

Curlykat
03-06-2006, 06:50 PM
I'd be interested in this too...but on the receiving end!!! I'm DYING to try some KP goodness!!

tab
03-06-2006, 07:32 PM
Curlykat, I'm pretty sure they ship to Canada (http://www.knitpicks.com/Content/help_termssale.asp#1)...

nicolethegeek
03-07-2006, 11:41 AM
I'm pretty sure they ship to Canada (http://www.knitpicks.com/Content/help_termssale.asp#1)...
They do:
As a service to our Canadian customers, we collect from you only a GST & duty of 10% on the total value of items ordered, excluding any shipping charges. Please Note: You are responsible for any HST or PST over 10%, if applicable.
BUT:
Free shipping is not an option... it's either $6.99 or $8.29. You don't need to worry about Canada Post's $5 handling fee because they truck the packages to the border and ship domestically. The problem {for me} would be that they only accept credit cards. I don't have one, and even if I did, they all charge a service fee for transactions in a different currency. It is easy to see a $40 USD order hit over $60, if not $80 CAD by the time it hits your door. Unless you get a friend in the US to order something for you, and resend it to you as a "gift", it's cost-prohibitive to cross-border mail-order shop. And something else just occurred to me... I heard "somewhere" that WOOL doesn't have duty on it. If all you would be ordering is something like the WOTA, you shouldn't need to pay any duties or GST/HST... if what I heard is true.
As a side note, Herrschnerrs {sp?} now has a Canadian service centre again. This means you can get orders/catalogues in Canadian dollars, etc. If you are interested, I'll go find my link to the site.

AmandaC
03-07-2006, 11:46 AM
I would be interested .. on the receiving end too! It would make it a lot easier for me to get the wool that everyone else is using than spending upto 4 hours trying to find a suitable UK alternative.
The KnitPicks collection looks awesome!

Angelia
03-07-2006, 12:22 PM
I'm happy to help our overseas friends! :thumbsup: Anyone who needs an order, just PM me and we can work something out.

AmandaC
03-07-2006, 02:11 PM
Cool - and for the effort some scrummy Cadbury goodies can be added to the $$$ for the postage ;) cos I am sure the UK cadbury tastes different to the US cadbury's ... well it did when I tried it!

Curlykat
03-07-2006, 02:30 PM
Curlykat, I'm pretty sure they ship to Canada (http://www.knitpicks.com/Content/help_termssale.asp#1)...

Oh.... :oops: ...you mean this isn't a venture just to help little ol' me get some (cheaper) KP?!?

nicolethegeek is spot on about how ordering from the States to Canada can be shocking when you get your credit card bill. :shock:

hedgehog
03-07-2006, 03:16 PM
Cool - and for the effort some scrummy Cadbury goodies can be added to the $$$ for the postage ;) cos I am sure the UK cadbury tastes different to the US cadbury's ... well it did when I tried it!

Oh, it does!!! *sigh* I just had a Dairy Milk bar that a friend from "home" sent me. And chocolate Digestives. They simply don't have them here. :verysad:

AmandaR - where in Berkshire are you? (you can PM me if you want) I lived in Reading for 5.5 years and had to move back to the US 2 years ago. I miss it GREATLY and am working hard to go back "home".

-hh

AmandaC
03-07-2006, 03:40 PM
Hi hedgehog ... small world! I am in Maidenhead approx 20-30 mins from Reading.... went to Reading on Sat actually to go to John Lewis to check out the wool dept.

Angelia
03-07-2006, 03:42 PM
Oooh, REAL Cadbury!! :heart: :heart:

tab
03-07-2006, 05:26 PM
nicolethegeek is spot on about how ordering from the States to Canada can be shocking when you get your credit card bill. :shock:
No kidding. Especially with the insane shipping charges, which seem to be universal. (Or US-iversal, or something.) It seems like no matter how cheap you can find a yarn online, it winds up being more expensive than you can find it elsewhere once you figure in the shipping. That site with the neat little pendant yarn cutters wants something like $18 for shipping, which is what is stopping me from getting one.
The Herrschnerr's site is http://www.yarnsale.ca if memory serves. We have one (sort of) in town, newly opened, and I've been trying very hard to not spend all my money there.

Curlykat
03-07-2006, 08:27 PM
Yeah, I've placed one order with Herrschnerr's and their prices were really good. Granted, a lot of what I bought was Red Heart, but come on, it was $0.97 per skein!!! I'm making afghans for the inlaws for Christmas, but didn't want to go broke doing it!!

Another good website is www.yarnbythebag.com . It's a Canadian site, but lists its prices in USD (???). It's good if you're interested in buying a lot (think 10 skeins/balls/hanks) of the exact same yarn.

Sigh. But I still REALLY want to try Knit Picks...

nicolethegeek
03-08-2006, 09:55 AM
And chocolate Digestives. They simply don't have them here. :verysad:
Are you talking about Peak Freans chocolate digestives? You can get them in Canada... not telling how many of them I can eat at one sitting!!! :oops:

nicolethegeek
03-08-2006, 10:02 AM
Camilla Valley Farms is another good Canadian source I have heard. I haven't had the pleasure of trying them myself, but have heard many raves from others. For me, the only "cheap" place I get to go is to Ram's when they have sales on. The clearance aisle there always has a few goodies tucked away, and the 25% off sale that they had in January made it possible for me to get several WIMs worth of projects purchased. They have a bag discount too.