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Old 03-07-2006, 03:16 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by AmandaR
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.

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".

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Old 03-07-2006, 03:40 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:42 PM   #13
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:26 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Curlykat
nicolethegeek is spot on about how ordering from the States to Canada can be shocking when you get your credit card bill.
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.
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Old 03-07-2006, 08:27 PM   #15
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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...
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:55 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by hedgehog
And chocolate Digestives. They simply don't have them here.
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!!!
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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.
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