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    Does anyone buy their yarns from the internet? My local stores don't carry a lot of choices of yarn. Red Heart, Sugar & Cream, Lion and Bernat is all.

    Which site do you use most often, if you buy from the internet?

    Thanks.

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    I have bought yarn on ebay only, for online purchases.
    I have sold yarn on ebay and through craigslist.

    I have looked at other yarn sites, and thought about buying, but never
    carried through and done it.
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    I buy from TheLoopyEwe, Knitpicks, and Etsy

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    I've heard good things about Knitpicks, but I've never ordered from them myself. :yes:

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    I've bought lower end yarn from joann.com. I've also purchased some better quality yarn from Elann.com. It has been several years since I ordered from the latter, but I was always satisfied with my purchases.

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    I've bought some yarn from etsy and hyenacart
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    Yes:

    www.knitpicks.com
    www.elann.com
    www.yarn.com (Webs)

    But my best buys have been from people destashing their yarns on ravelry. For example, I like Noro Silver Thaw. It retails around $20/skein. Last week, I bought 4 skeins on a Ravelry destash for $40 -- shipped.

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    Thanks, all. I've checked out most of the sites and they are really cool. I'll go back for really special yarns from them. I want to try knitting socks and these have really nice yarn for socks. Yesterday, I decided to buy my yarns from Smiley's Yarns (internet). They have a great selection at quite low prices. The minimum order is $50. I got 35 skeins for $54.95. Still, with shipping costs added, the price was $1.94 per skein. Now I'll have to wait to see how the service and product is.

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    OK. I got my order from Smiley's Yarns and it is right on. They matched the dye lots like they said they would. Also, I received the order in 4 days. That is great service. I'll be ordering from them again. The yarns are what was pictured and are better in person. I have a lot of knitting and crocheting to do. Take care.

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    I've heard good things about Smiley's, but I've never bought anything from them ... yet.

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    I buy aloy from Herrschners and just heard of Smileys today just will have to try them next...

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    I like Smiley's and www.knitting-warehouse.com. I haven't ordered in a while, but they used to have a $5.99 flat rate for shipping. Very competitive prices too.
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