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Danielle
01-08-2006, 07:36 PM
Look what I found while browsing on eBay:
Clogs (http://cgi.ebay.com/Felted-Clogs-handknit_W0QQitemZ7578038777QQcategoryZ1063QQcmdZV iewItem)
Clogs (http://cgi.ebay.com/Felted-Clogs_W0QQitemZ7578037261QQcategoryZ1063QQssPageNa meZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
And more clogs (http://cgi.ebay.com/Adorable-Handknitted-Felted-Clogs-Slippers_W0QQitemZ8249048813QQcategoryZ1063QQssPag eNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)


Just thought I'd share ;)


The Mod Squad was here

Ingrid
01-08-2006, 07:49 PM
$88!!!! I wonder if they'll sell.

Cristy
01-08-2006, 07:58 PM
Damn--I better figure out how to make some clogs right quick!!!

MissAbi
01-08-2006, 08:20 PM
I like those red ones with the flowers, but wouldn't all that novelty yarn hanging off the edges get yucky after a while?

Julie
01-08-2006, 08:32 PM
Does anyone know if that's legal? I know a lot of patterns have restrictions on the use (i.e. for personal use, you have to purchase a license to sell items you make with it) and I'd be curious to know what the Fiber Trends policy is. :??

carollovesyarn
01-08-2006, 08:43 PM
Does anyone know if that's legal? I know a lot of patterns have restrictions on the use (i.e. for personal use, you have to purchase a license to sell items you make with it) and I'd be curious to know what the Fiber Trends policy is. :?? Good point! Anyone have the pattern handy?

I looked at the completed sales and that seller has only sold yarn in the last 30 days.

$88 for clogs - I'm sorry, but it's too funny.

Ingrid
01-08-2006, 08:49 PM
We should all somehow make sure that the recipients of our clogs get a copy of this sale! :rofling:

Ellen Edwards
01-08-2006, 09:38 PM
That's hilarious!! It would cost me $96.20 to have them shipped to me with the insurance added. KellyK could have made a FORTUNE this Christmas if she charged even half that for the ones she made!! :rofling:

Also wondered about the legalities But I have made afghans that I would have sold if I thought I could--and they would have been someone elses pattern. Would that have been illegal? :shock:

Julie
01-08-2006, 10:30 PM
Totally depends on the pattern's author/copyright holder -- some state very clearly not to sell, and soem offer licenses (like Little Turtle Knits) if you'd like to sell items you made from their patterns.

I e-mailed Fiber Trends...I will let y'all know what they say!

Ellen Edwards
01-08-2006, 10:35 PM
That'll be good to find out. I really need to order that pattern--it seems everyone has made some but me!! ;)

jessi_9783
01-08-2006, 10:37 PM
I'm with you on that Cristy. I can't believe they're charging $88 for a pair of clogs. Ch-Ching!http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons/53.gif

I agree MissAbi, I think the novelty yarn would get really dirty on the soles.

Julie, I'm looking at my pattern now and all it says is All Rights Reserved. I didn't find anything else on the FT website

margie
01-08-2006, 10:49 PM
Oh, that is too funny!! $88- wow!!

Danielle
01-08-2006, 11:26 PM
I didn't think about it not being legal... :?? I looked on my pattern and it doesn't say anything relating to selling the items, just has a copyright date, all rights reserved. It will be interesting to find out what FT has to say...

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-09-2006, 12:22 AM
wow those orange ones are really funky.

Sheesh, if the seller was using knitpicks yarn, imagine how much the mark-up must be if s/he's charging 88 bucks a pair!!!!

liznwillow
01-09-2006, 01:54 PM
$88??? C'mon! I would be shocked if they went for that.

feministmama
01-09-2006, 02:33 PM
And why not $80 or $90. Why *88*? Whats up with that number :??

Julie
01-09-2006, 03:29 PM
Just got a response!
Thank you for asking. While it is not something we spend a lot of time policing, we do require a royalty agreement with anyone who wishes to sell items made from our patterns. The fees are tiny (.50 to 1.50 per item), but we need to ask this to establish our terms in case a company ever tried to market one of our designs in mass.
For charity sales and /or 2 or 3 items sold to friends, we always just give permission to do so when asked.

CarmenIbanez
01-09-2006, 03:58 PM
Just FYI. I have sold a few handknit items on Ebay. If you do it right, you can make some money. I sold a capelet a few months ago for $40. But more recently my items haven't sold. Perhaps it is a seasonal thing. :-)

CateKnits
01-09-2006, 04:03 PM
$0.50 to $1.50 is pretty good. I mean, you could legally do it and still make tons of money, even if you sold for a REASONABLE price (I mean, not $88!).

carollovesyarn
01-09-2006, 06:46 PM
Well one auction ended and they didn't sell. [sarcastic emoticon] :shock: [/sarcastic emoticon]

Silver
01-09-2006, 11:36 PM
$88!!! She's proud of her stuff, eh? Good luck to her!

knitncook
01-10-2006, 12:09 PM
I think she really loves her own work so much she doesn't want to sell it! :D