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hello.mango
« on: September 28, 2005 09:14:59 AM »

Hi, I have just bought a load of Jacquard dyes from Ebay and when I got them all the jars are half full and feel very light.  Is this right?  The seller claims that this is how they are and that they have just settled and are sold by weight not by a full jar.

Can you please advise?
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2005 09:25:20 AM »

Hmm, when I bought my set of WashFast Acid Dyes, they also came in little aluminum tins that were only half full with powder... So it sounds ok. I wonder if it's a safety precaution? If the tins are full, it might be easier to spill the powder when you first open them.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2005 09:33:33 AM »

They are fine!  I use those dyes and yeah, it looks like there is nothing in them.  But I dye all the time and have had them all about a year and believe me, a little goes a long way!  I am JUST running out and needing to reorder!  But I thought the same thing when I got them..."hmmm.  why the big container for such little dye?!"
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2005 09:44:48 AM »

totally normal!
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2005 09:57:22 AM »

That is good, are they normally sealed with a piece of plastic paper bit in the lid?  Some of these have one, some don't and one has a hole in it!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2005 10:03:03 AM »

Yes, they are sealed.  That sounds like maybe the seller opened some of them.
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2005 11:45:30 AM »

Where I work part-time, we sell the dyes--they come sealed (always have to check if someone returns them), and most folks, when first buying them, get concerned about the lightness of the bottles--the amount of powder could be placed on a large serving spoon.
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2005 03:25:35 AM »

She is now offering to replace some free of charge, so I am going to give her a list of the ones that have no seal as I definately think they have been opened.  Even if it wasn't her, she was wrong to sell them as new when they are clearly not!
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2005 08:04:45 AM »

definitely is is total bullshite that they are opened. the do go by weight, but how do you know what they should weigh when they are open? i am glad she is going to replace them. if you need dyes, just email me and i can just tell you what it will cost and just ship it...
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2005 11:10:00 AM »

Thanks!  I may take you up on the offer later when my supplies run low!

I have tried them out today and can't believe it has taken me so long to try them!  the colours are just fab!



Left to right: Hot Fuschia, Spruce, Chartreuse, Russet and Pumpkin Orange.  The colours are a little brighter in real life as had trouble getting my camera to get the colours properly, but you get the idea.  I am so pleased with the results.  I am still waiting for my replacements, but the ones I have are working ok at the moment.  It is the principle that she sold me used goods stating they were new! 

Some of them are a little damp, so I had to break up the powder a bit but it is workable!
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