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Old 11-03-2006, 06:23 PM   #1
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Alpaca pencil roving
is 5 bucks to much for 4oz. of alpaca pencil roving? 4oz seems like such a small amount. I've never used alpaca, so when I compare that price to the price I pay for wool, I just don't know.
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Old 11-03-2006, 06:24 PM   #2
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Oh! the url is: http://cgi.ebay.com/ALPACA-ROVING-US...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 11-04-2006, 04:45 AM   #3
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I paid more than that for some primo baby alpaca. It all depends on quality. Alpaca is more expensive. Whenever considering fiber price I check out fiber shops. Try woolery.com or copper moose and see how they stack up.
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Old 11-04-2006, 01:47 PM   #4
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Ah, okay.

A friend of mine tells me that she paid $2 an ounce for Suri at the fair, so I'm beginning to think that $5 for 4 ounces might not be that bad. I don't know. The friend's fleece that she bought was also the second place winner, so maybe.... oh I don't know.

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$1.25 for an ounce of alpaca pencil roving is a steal
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But if you figure shipping in...you're really paying about $10 for 4 oz.
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True but $4-$5 an oz for good alpaca roving isn't uncommon. For that price ($4-$5), I'd expect no VM, no nubs and an unusual color to boot.
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Ah, okay. Well, I think I am going to order it anyway, just to see. Plus a friend is sending me some of hers. She bought a suri blanket that won second place at the fair so she is going to sell me some of it. Yay!
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