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tigersagg
01-13-2009, 01:17 PM
I'm not able to get out often to my LYS, and I don't do credit cards, so I'm looking for online shops or stores that sell yarn and take Paypal.

American sites are great, but Canadian sites would be wonderful too.

Does anyone know of any?

Thanks!

suzeeq
01-13-2009, 01:30 PM
Ebay, both ebay.com and ebay.ca

evona
01-13-2009, 01:48 PM
Little Knits accepts Paypal:

http://www.littleknits.com

I don't know if they ship to Canada, but you can call their toll free number and find out. They are in Seattle.

tigersagg
01-13-2009, 02:04 PM
I did try eBay, but it's really hard to narrow down all the stores.
Also, their shipping prices are often outrageously high, and it's difficult to find everything I need at one specific place, so I'd have to pay shipping for each item instead of a combined shipping price.

If you have the names of specific eBay stores, I'll check those, though!

LadyFirelyght
01-13-2009, 02:09 PM
On eBay, I like Julia's Yarn, Over the Rainbow, and NotJustYarns.

knitasha
01-13-2009, 02:21 PM
Here are a few eBay dealers that are a bit offbeat. They're all nice to deal with.

lesliep4819. Her store's name is Ewe-phoria. Nice prices on Noro. Individual balls often available. Excellent service.

lifes_an_expedition. Interesting yarns, imports and handpaints; plus a miscellanea of everything from Guatamalan fabrics to ethnic jewelry.

nana cindy. Mill ends and rejects of Mission Falls yarns, often on huge cones and alwakys dirt cheap.

sanfelipeysantiago. Handpainted pure merino from a South American coop. Lovely soft yarn, great prices.

suzeeq
01-13-2009, 02:44 PM
sanfelipeysantiago. Handpainted pure merino from a South American coop. Lovely soft yarn, great prices.

I've heard these yarns come from the same mill as malbrigo and handpaintedyarn.com.

Jan in CA
01-13-2009, 02:52 PM
I searched and found these that say they accept Paypal. There may be more as well. Check their payment options to be sure.

http://www.elann.com/
http://www.littleknits.com/
http://www.yarnandfiber.com/
http://www.heritageyarns.com/
http://www.alohayarn.com/
http://www.fabulousyarn.com/index.html

MMario
01-13-2009, 02:56 PM
knitivity.com

GinnyG
01-13-2009, 03:10 PM
I use ebay frequently, the shipping prices are not high if you purchase multiple skeins. When a seller shows a shipping price for a skein of yarn they almost always offer discounted shipping on more than one item. So, if the shipping cost listed is $2.50 for a skein multiple skeins are usually just the additional cost of postage.

There are always those who want to get "a little more" but I have found many who only charge the actual cost of shipping. You just have to ask them before you bid what the shipping for "X" number of skeins would be.

I love littleknits.com as well as elan.com. Both have great sales and good service. Littleknits does charge a bit more for shipping (even more than most ebay sellers) but their customer service is exceptional.

Marria
01-13-2009, 04:13 PM
I've also found a lot of time that the shipping is less than what they estimate--I think they usually don't calculate it until they are actually shipping. I think it depends on where you live.

Newbie2Knitting
01-14-2009, 09:37 AM
Paypal also has a plugin where it can issue either a one-time use or multiple use "credit card". It works just like a credit card on the vendor's end but it pulls it straight from you Paypal acc't. Very handy and opens up a lot more places.

topsyfarms
07-24-2009, 12:09 PM
www.topsyfarms.com

We are a canadian family farm specializing in wool and lamb products.

We accept paypal.

Please visit the site, decide what you would like, and then please, email me sue@topsyfarms.com, and I will send you an invoice through PayPal.

If you belong to either Ravelry or Etsy, we can also be found on there.

Kindest regards,
Sue

RachelG
07-26-2009, 12:26 PM
Lionbrand.com accepts Paypal.

Koehnae
07-26-2009, 05:45 PM
Paypal also has a plugin where it can issue either a one-time use or multiple use "credit card". It works just like a credit card on the vendor's end but it pulls it straight from you Paypal acc't. Very handy and opens up a lot more places.

I was actually going to reply to suggest this also. I have used this feature numerous times since they made it public. I have credit cards, but I prefer this feature because it is more secure. I have not come across a site yet that didn't accept it... and I shop online a lot!

sandyk11
01-24-2011, 06:16 PM
we gladly accept paypal for your purchases.
we also take credit cards, money orders etc, paypal is secure and fast for you to use though. and we don't mind the fees.

thank you, sandy/notjustyarns.com