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Old 06-22-2007, 10:39 AM   #1
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USA / Europe trades
I was wondering if it would make sense to set up a little network of members who were interested in trading internationally.

For example, Addi needles and certain popular sock yarns like Opal are MUCH cheaper here in Germany. But the Europeans can't get their hands on Socks that Rock or Rockstar yarn (just two examples of many).

There is of course postage to consider, but I think that since neither yarn nor needles weigh much, it might not be a big issue. For example, it would cost me 8 euros to mail something to the states that weighs up to 500 grams, 12 euros to mail up to a kilo (1000 grams). 1 euro = $ 1.35.

If enough people were interested, then maybe Amy would agree to pinning a thread here in the Buy/Sell/Swap section where people can organize international trades with each other. Or maybe there's a better way to go about it...this is just a budding idea I have, so all suggestions would be welcome!

Let me know what you think!
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:54 AM   #2
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Neat idea! I'd love to be a part. I'm happy to look for items from the US and send them just about anywhere! (I love sending and getting mail- I know, so old school!!!)

I have no idea about making it official, but if you have something specific you'd like to work out- just let me know.
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Old 06-22-2007, 02:20 PM   #3
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Hello,

Just wanted to chime in and say I'd be interested in this also.
I am in Finland and would love to be able to swap out for
some yarns in the U.S.!

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Old 06-22-2007, 04:53 PM   #4
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I agree, this is a good idea, maybe it could be like an international swap.

I would love to get yarns made in different places. And learning something about the lifestyles in those places. And anyone joining in would be aware of the shipping costs. I will keep an eye out for any finalizing on the idea.

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Old 06-22-2007, 05:19 PM   #5
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Cool! This could be really good!
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:43 PM   #6
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I think this would be fun.
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I would like it. It would be fun.
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I'll bring this to the Mods' attention and see what they think.

Personally, I think it's a great idea.
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what a great idea!!!
kind of like living vicariously through our fibers.
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:33 AM   #10
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Thanks for pinning this thread!
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