Monday, November 16, 2015
When I first became aware of Crazy Quilt, I began collecting books on the subject from all the well known stitchers. I remember seeing this book back then and I can never figure out why I didn't buy it back then. After I became more familiar with Crazy Quilting and the artists creating wonderful stitching Carole Samples work became well known to me. Many of the stitchers I knew through the blogs actually know her. When I heard that Miss Carole Samples was offering her templates I quickly ordered them, even though I had not yet started my Crazy Quilt journey.
Anyway, I have never really shopped on Ebay, though my daughter knows it well and even made a living selling there when she was out of work.
I recently acquainted myself with Ebay when I had to give up wearing flip flops and acquired a love of Minnetonka Moccasins. I learned the art of the Bid and how to Make A Offer, even when the seller does not request a Best Offer.
I happened to notice that 3 different sellers were offering this book for 40+ dollars. I have seen it listed on Amazon for over $100 and everytime wondered why I hadn't bought it while it was in print. So I thought what the heck, I'll offer all three sellers $20 and see if any bite. Well, one countered with a $3 discount. One did not reply. But one accepted my offer and will even pay the shipping. The condition listed was "acceptable" but I'm sure I'll be happy with it.
Do YOU shop on Ebay? Do you have tips for a new buyer? This could be more addicting than Pinterest.