KnittingHelp.com Forum

KnittingHelp.com Forum (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/index.php)
-   General Knitting (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=18)
-   -   Knitter's Pride needle sale (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=112821)

GrumpyGramma 04-11-2013 01:43 AM

Knitter's Pride needle sale
 
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...tting-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

Quote:

Originally Posted by fatoldladyinpjs (Post 1374391)
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.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:36 PM.


copyright knittinghelp.com