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« on: April 15, 2011 10:43:16 AM »

I'm gearing up for my next BAP, and am trying to sort out where the best floss prices are. There's a Hobby Lobby and a Michaels in my area, but they're both about 30-45 minutes away (in different directions.) My local needlework store carries DMC, at 50 cents a skein! Ouch. Online prices seem comparable to the LNS. I'm hoping to find out what the chains are charging before I go a-questing. Needing at least 54 skeins...I'd like to save what money I can.
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011 09:08:58 PM »

A lot of times the chain stores have sales on their skeins. You could always call ahead and see if they can set them aside for you.
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011 06:04:08 PM »

My local needlework store has it for $.65 a skein. A local fabric store has it for $1.15. Joann's has it for $0.37 I think, and that's when it's not on sale. Thread's cheap, but it certainly does add up.

I would figure out how many miles it is to the Michaels or Hobby Lobby and divide that by your mpg. Multiply by current gas price. Call the stores, see what their prices are, and multiply that by number of skeins. Add the two. You might be surprised. The needlework store might be cheaper. Then again, if you get good mpg or have a lot of skeins to get it may be worth it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011 11:44:04 AM »

I was just at Joann's on tuesday and the skeins were .37 cents a piece.
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2011 08:41:43 AM »

Michaels has DMC for .35 a skein.
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011 06:40:24 AM »

Boy... I want American floss. You say that 50cent is a lot? Really? I've been checking some websites ever since I saw this and I found several prices. The one more expensive than the other...

DMC, one skein, 1.19 (that is $1.70). On another website, $0.86. And that's online, which is always a bit cheaper. In shops I have seen floss of almost 2.00 a skein, $2.86. Yep...
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011 09:43:29 AM »

Boy... I want American floss. You say that 50cent is a lot? Really? I've been checking some websites ever since I saw this and I found several prices. The one more expensive than the other...

DMC, one skein, 1.19 (that is $1.70). On another website, $0.86. And that's online, which is always a bit cheaper. In shops I have seen floss of almost 2.00 a skein, $2.86. Yep...

I am definitely grateful for our DMC prices - I only pay $2.00 or more for silk! I could never afford my big projects at those prices  Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011 10:51:06 PM »

Boy... I want American floss. You say that 50cent is a lot? Really? I've been checking some websites ever since I saw this and I found several prices. The one more expensive than the other...

DMC, one skein, 1.19 (that is $1.70). On another website, $0.86. And that's online, which is always a bit cheaper. In shops I have seen floss of almost 2.00 a skein, $2.86. Yep...

I think people are only complaining, since as recently as three or four years ago you used to be able to find it for $.25 a skein!  That was Walmart, and Joanns.  Even then you could usually plant to hit a big sale at Joanns that did a buy two get one free type thing.
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2011 01:08:40 AM »

Oh, I don't mind people complaining. I can understand, with the current economic situation and all that. I guess my post can come across as a bit harsh, while I was just pondering how we ended up with such huge differences in prices. If I want to buy electronica, like a tv, a Nintendo DS, or just an iPod, I'm better off in Germany or England. For food, the Netherlands. And now, for simple floss, America.
It kinda sucks that America has such high shipping costs. I know where I'd get mine Tongue. Still, why? Why is there such a huge difference?
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2011 08:35:32 AM »

When Joann's used to have their 25 cent skein sale, I would stock up on each color (the infamous 36 feet cash register receipt picture is floating around somewhere). I'm still going through that and it was a few years ago. I wonder why shipping charges are steep?
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