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Old 08-09-2006, 09:56 PM   #1
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Swish went up in price
3.29 a ball. its still not expensive, but i was so looking forward to the less than 3 dollar price of swish and now they pull the rug out from under me

im knitting with it now and its soft indeed. im really surprised. BUMMER
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:21 PM   #2
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Well that stinks! I wonder why. It's a new yarn, too...
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:24 PM   #3
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That totally stinks! I'm using some now to make a sweater for my ds -- it's great stuff.

They suck you in, and then raise the price.
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:29 PM   #4
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Maybe the demand isn't high enough to allow them to keep the price down.
Maybe they've experienced a price hike in their materials i.e. the stuff that makes the wool machine washable.
Maybe they need to cover the unforseen processing costs for their first worsted weight superwashable factory-dyed yarn.

I'm sure there are lots of reasons - Raising the profit margin is not likely to be one of them when KnitPicks ENTIRE PREMISE is bringing quality products to market at the lowest possible price to allow knitters access to a variety of fibers that were previously out of their price range - Yes there are people who can't afford wool, especially nice wools. I'm one of them.
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:30 PM   #5
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Did they raise some of their other prices too? Was Spinnaker always $9.99?
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:30 PM   #6
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Hope the yarn companies aren't following the gasoline companies. Gas here has been up to $3.29 a gallon.

Just think how many balls of yarn we could buy for a tank full!
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hmmm... i just looked at my order that i placed for Swish on the 18th of July and it was $3.29 then too.

Was it something below that between then and now???
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Okay, I just looked at my last order, and I paid $3.29 too! So, I guess I've got nothing to gripe about!
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:41 PM   #9
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Spinnaker was $9.99 from the get-go...then it went on sale for a while...apparently now it's back up to $9.99 again?
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Old 08-10-2006, 08:15 AM   #10
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Okay, I just looked at my last order, and I paid $3.29 too! So, I guess I've got nothing to gripe about!
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