Thursday, 29 September 2011

Online Shopping (do you?)

Yes i am guilty of this extremley guilty but you know what i will not say i am sorry that i do.
Have you noticed how prices are creeping up and up on products that you use to make items for your chosen craft.
I am an avid knitter and in recent years crocheter and as such i have a love of some books and magazines.Last year i became a member of Rowan International which cost me about $80 Aud. For that  i get 4 newsletters which are in  a compact magazine style and 2 Rowan Magazines which are full of patterns from Rowan Designers these sell for about 10GBP.
I visited a bricks and mortar store over the weekend and they stock these books along with alot of Rowan Wool and of course alot of other brands and product too.I was just about to purchase 2 of the magazines until the lovely shop-owner said that it was $100 for both,with that i  said "Sorry i would be shot if i paid that much for them."
Now don't get me wrong it's not like i wasted her time and brought nothing,i did, some wool was on my list although only two balls for some socks,the rest was fabric for my daughter to make a quilt because you see they also have a large range of patchwork fabrics.
That night i jumped online and paid a visit to the UK Store  Engilsh Yarns here they stock many, many items the entire Rowan range to be exact.
So THREE  magazines later,postage costs and the exchange rate taken into account i spend $90Aud and maybe have to wait 3 weeks for them to arrive.
The next day i receive an email that my postage costs were even less because of the packaging used,what more can you ask for.

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