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  1. Ken Anderson

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    Although I will often check prices and availability on eBay before buying something from Amazon, I usually find that the best prices are from Amazon or, even if I can get it slightly cheaper on eBay, the faster delivery service from Amazon will often suck me in.
     
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    i have bought a lot of yarn from e bay by bidding on it but the prices now are a little high i buy from e bay shampoo and denture products which save me a lot of money--i always go for free shipping
     
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    I've bought yarn on ebay. A couple of yarns they don't make anymore. I look for yarn in thrift shops also. My most favorite is "baby monkey" a polyester fuzzy yarn not made anymore. No other compares to it and I treasure what I have. I got some nice skeins I purchased on Ravelry from a nice lady who was de-stashing some of hers.
     
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  4. Neville Telen

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    Bargain hunting ain't never been easy. Sometimes you either spend your time or spend your money. An extra ten or twenty minutes to save just $10 is worth it to me, but I've saved up to $50 before.
     
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  5. Neville Telen

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    Is this it? https://www.etsy.com/listing/596374...MIhtXNyKGP2wIVE_5kCh1rqQyUEAkYASABEgKUX_D_BwE
     
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    @Neville Telen Yes that's the Baby Monkey yarn. The picture doesn't do it justice. I have some in the off white, pink, blue, dark grey and some mottled colors.
     
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    Okay, I'll keep watch for it and if I come across other sources, I'll let you know.
     
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    Thanks, I check Ravelry, Ebay and Etsy on occasion. No other of the fluffy type yarns I've seen compare to it. I don't know why they stopped making it.

    What I need to do is actually use more of what I have. I'm actually afraid to use it because I like the yarn so much.
     
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  9. Hal Pollner

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    It's Amazon for everything, including highly specialized items such as model railroad, musical instruments, and astronomical equipment.

    Hut Hut...
    Hal
     
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  10. Neville Telen

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    Well, maybe if we can find you more sources, you can get up a surplus, enough to embolden you to use it. I don't knit or whatever, but I only buy products made out of the angora and alpaca stuff...wool makes me itch, and the artificial yarn don't feel right.
     
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    I don't pay a lot for clothes, I buy tasteful pretty clothes. Buying cheaper, means I can have more :cool:
    I usually shop the same stores, but if there's something in particular, I google the item
    Welcome Adam :)
     
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  12. Adam Thunder

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    Yeah! Time is just money!
     
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    Hey Patsy, thank you! I think cost performance is the most important for me, I always don't pursue famous brands but good things especially different ones.
     
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    Yea - same here
    I find buying for my husband very difficult though, so much out there for teenagers
    but trying to find decent stuff for the 'mature' man can be tough

    @Adam Thunder
     
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  15. Adam Thunder

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    Patsy, as I've ever said before, I bought a coat of CWMALLS this year, I find it not bad, though it's not cheap. You can google it, it has many garments for the elderly, some of them are awesome.
     
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