Friday, January 13, 2006

My First Knitterly Rant Here

Ok, what in the HELL is up with shipping prices from things bought on the internet?

I found the cutest little pattern for a baby blanket over the net, but none of the local yarn stores carry it. *sigh* Being the resourceful type of person I am, I googled the pattern and found one store in California that sells it over the net. Ok, I can see paying $5.50 for a pattern that will be one sheet of paper with paying for the author's time to create the pattern. But over $6 to ship a PIECE OF PAPER by ground shipping that could make it here on a $0.39 stamp...nope, deal's off. Looks like I'm back to scrounging the net for the perfect pattern again. Shipping prices suck when you're cheap like me!

3 comments:

jaya said...

Not sure of the pattern, but you might want to drop an e-mail to the guys over at Threadbear (http://www.threadbearfiberarts.com/). I seem to recall reasonable shipping when I ordered just a pattern.

trek said...

I second that - sometimes the online store is configured to charge UPS package prices for items but if you call or email the seller, they will do First Class Mail for you.

lkmanitou said...

Thanks for the tips, I'll have to check them out!