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Old 12-31-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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ADDI Click interchangeables: disappointing
Well for all the hoopla about the newest addition to the interchangeable circular needle family...ADDI Clicks are disappointing.

The cost of the set is $150. They are European sizes, so that means you don't get US5 or US 10.5.

Well, ok...fine.

But, on top of that...the quality doesn't warrant the price tag IMHO. Some folks contend that ADDI has rushed their product to market. High Quality made ADDI famous...so a lack of HIGH QUALITY is a major disappointment. Especially so with the $150 price tag.

I was knitting with a friend down at my local LYS. Another knitter was using her new ADDI Clicks. She handed me her knitting so that I could see them.

Hmmmmf. The yarn (an alpaca blend) caught (had a 'catch') at the point where the metal meets the cord.

The ADDI Click discussions over at Ravelry list complaints such as missing needle sizes, duplicate needle sizes, 2 size 8's and no size 4's...or, one size 8 tip and one size 9 tip; cords that come undone from the metal socket, and some lousy 'pass-the-buck' customer service when things go wrong. Now we can add 'burrs' and rough spots on the metal joins, as well.

So, ok. Even KnitPicks OPTIONS have had their growing pains. We've read all about them. But, you can't say you had to pay $150 for a limited set, and you can't say you were brushed off when you phoned KP about your complaint. You prolly got a real live person at the other end of the tellie, too!

All in all, I didn't like her Clicks for the fact that the yarn caught on the join. This is not a $150 worth of quality.

And I don't like the missing sizes, and I don't like no end caps. And I don't like the level of customer service that I've been reading about. In all fairness, not all folks experienced bad customer service. Those knitters who live close to their LYS could just take them back to get a replacement needle or what-have-you. But the poor folks who live 2 hrs away, or, who purchased online. They have a problemo.

And you paid HOW MUCH for this set?

Yeah, right! One hundred and fifty dollars plus shipping and tax.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:10 PM   #2
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I have to say that is surprising considering how good their circular needles are (at least I think so). On the other hand, I don't care for their straight needles either (too blunt). Thanks for the info!
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:36 PM   #3
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This is one reason why I'm so happy I'm not one to get the newest thing on the market at the hefty price tag.

I just got a set of Boye circulars for Christmas and I couldn't be happier.
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I broke down and bought a set for a Christmas present to myself. Granted, I've only been using one size so far, but have had NO problems or complaints about it.

I love the fact that I don't have to keep checking to make sure the tip isn't unscrewing, which I have to with some of my Knitpicks tips.

As I've been knitting, I really forgot that I was trying out the interchangeable until this thread reminded me.
I hope I have the same luck with the rest of the set.
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THey would have to be awful good to make them worth the difference in price with the Options. I can't see paying the difference. I like the Options I have better than the Addis I have mostly beause of the points. I might want them if they were Addi Lace but would still probably rather hae Options. They are not $100 better!
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It is good to hear both sides, because I love my Addi's so much that I certainly might be tempted if they brought the price down to $100. The only problem I've ever had with an Addi was on a larger size (I think it was 13 or 15, but can't recall exactly) and the cord was plastic instead of metal. It came off, and that was that.. but the store gave me a replacement at no charge. I'm not even sure if they are still making their larger sizes with plastic cords instead of metal, but the store owner stated her belief that they had problems when they used plastic cords instead of metals. I do love my Addi circs, I have to say...
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I love the fixed Addis that I have but I like the Options points.
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I still love my Options which I received as a Christmas gift (last year, I think) that I can't imagine even trying anything else. Narrow-minded I'm sure, but since I'm so happy with them I figure why mess with success.
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I love the fact that I don't have to keep checking to make sure the tip isn't unscrewing, which I have to with some of my Knitpicks tips.
I use something like this to tighten/loosen my Options and have never had a problem with them unscrewing.
http://www.acehardware.com/sm-wonder...i-3107296.html
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I use something like this to tighten/loosen my Options and have never had a problem with them unscrewing.
http://www.acehardware.com/sm-wonder...i-3107296.html
That's a really good idea Jan. I think I've seen them at the dollar tree or wal-mart. I'll have to buy one.
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