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azknitter
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Posted - 06/15/2005 :  11:05:08 PM  Show Profile Send azknitter a Private Message
Check out this "Knitting Stash" puzzle......looks like fun, huh?

http://www.puzzlesforsale.com/productpages/knitters.htm

Trish

blwinteler
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USA
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Posted - 06/15/2005 :  11:20:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit blwinteler's Homepage  Send blwinteler a Yahoo! Message Send blwinteler a Private Message
How cute! I want that! (have I mentioned that my b-day is coming up really soon? )
I do like that a lot. Thanks for sharing!

Take care!
Brandy

My finished projects

Seen on a church marquee: Blessed are the flexible, for they shall never be bent out of shape.
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blazfglori
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USA
1333 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  03:19:38 AM  Show Profile Send blazfglori a Private Message
That's cute!

My boys enjoy doing puzzles as well.
I'm thinking they'd love to help me put something like that together. ;)

~Lori

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Chayah
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Posted - 06/16/2005 :  06:47:27 AM  Show Profile Send Chayah a Private Message
Thanks for posting this. That puzzle is beautiful. Maybe I will start on a small one and work up to that. Warmly, Chayah
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chris
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USA
2463 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  06:59:42 AM  Show Profile Send chris a Private Message
DH and I have done over 100 jigsaw puzzles together, including a 500 piece masterseries (no picture to go by, puzzle is on wood instead of cardboard) and a round puzzle that was just purple...no picture at all. I wonder if he'd like to do a yarn filled puzzle? It's probably as close to knitting as he'll ever get!

chris

Keep on knittin', mama, knittin' those blues away!
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Ditzy Girl
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USA
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Posted - 06/16/2005 :  07:52:46 AM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message
What a great puzzle and some of the others are wonderful also. They sure have a lot of Xmas ones. It might be fun to get one to do during the holidays and then frame and use as part of Xmas decs.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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Valk_scot
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United Kingdom
1281 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  08:09:58 AM  Show Profile Send Valk_scot a Private Message
GREAT puzzle! I`m definately getting that one.

Rant warning...

Why do some online companies only ship to their own country? Surely it`s just a matter of charging a bit more postage? It`s easy enough for me...I have friends in the States I can ask to post things on to me. But that means unnecessary double postage costs, and of course it`s causing them inconvenience. Are we not a world community (especially in commerce) these days?????

Val.

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lella
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Posted - 06/16/2005 :  09:45:02 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message
That's a good question Val. Sometimes tax laws here in the various States make accounting for small companies that ship overseas just a little more difficult. More forms to fill out, etc. That might stop them. Additionally, when I had to ship a light necklace overseas one year the shipping was $16+. That is a lot to get an item anywhere in a timely fashion, but it had to be born. I was lucky my customer wanted it badly enough to bear the cost.

Trish, those are gorgeous puzzles! I love the quilt one. I'm thinking of maybe getting a few of them.. Thanks for posting the web site.

lella [img]http://smilies.sofrayt.com/^/9971/omelet.gif[/img]
http://zippiknits.blogspot.com/
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PamS
Seriously Hooked

USA
943 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  09:45:09 AM  Show Profile Send PamS a Private Message
Trish--You enabler, you! Thanks! I love puzzles and didn't know about this site. This is definetly being ordered before I leave work today.

And, Chris, I have done some of those wooden, no picture on the box puzzles. They're made in the UK. But, it's at least 20-25 years since I've seen one.

--PamS
Women don't have hot flashes, they have power surges.
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Dicksie
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Posted - 06/16/2005 :  10:29:52 AM  Show Profile Send Dicksie a Private Message
I used to work the NY Times puzzles on New Years' Eve - shows you the extent of my social life. I think I need to change my format.

http://tourdirector.smugmug.com/gallery/529635
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kristajo
Gabber Extraordinaire

Canada
436 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  10:59:20 AM  Show Profile Send kristajo a Private Message
I currently live in South Korea, and I have size 10 feet. Even the "big & small" shoe stores don't sell women's shoes in my size, and the selection of shoes in Seoul is far away and limited [The salesman in one upscale AMERICAN chain *laughed* at me for requesting a size 9!]. I looked into ordering shoes online, and the shipping costs equaled the cost of the shoes themselves! I guess for retailers it isn't worth the extra effort when the extra cost will deter most overseas buyers.

Cheers,
Krista Jo
http://knitwit.blogspot.com
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mokey
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Posted - 06/16/2005 :  11:04:05 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
Val I agree! It takes no extra time to ship something outside the country, just one little green sticker on which you have to put the value and contents. I feel that if buyers are willing to pay the P&P it should be done.

Oh yeah, I want the puzzle too!

"I firmly believe the Bible is the misinterpreted word of God." Mokey

www.femiknits.blog-city.com
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azknitter
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5539 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2005 :  11:03:32 PM  Show Profile Send azknitter a Private Message
Well...I ordered my puzzle today...I'll let you know what I think of it when it arrives!

I also ordered the "puzzle saver"...I think that's the "goo" that goes on the top to keep all the pieces in place.

Trish
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lella
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Posted - 06/16/2005 :  11:58:47 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message
Mokey, the State Board of Equalization in my state requires different forms for companies that ship overseas. You can't file a short form if you do so. That may be the stumbling block.

Sorry that you can't get your shoes Krista Jo. It really seems odd because I thought a lot of shoes actually came from Korea in the first place. Amazing. But I'm probably wrong in this.

I love puzzles. They are so cool and these are reaaaally cool.. thanks again Trish.

lella [img]http://smilies.sofrayt.com/^/9971/omelet.gif[/img]
http://zippiknits.blogspot.com/
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mokey
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Posted - 06/17/2005 :  12:06:49 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
But how does the government know whether a company/individual mails something overseas or not?

"I firmly believe the Bible is the misinterpreted word of God." Mokey

www.femiknits.blog-city.com
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Sabrina Fair
Seriously Hooked

United Kingdom
639 Posts

Posted - 06/17/2005 :  01:37:05 AM  Show Profile Send Sabrina Fair a Private Message
To overburden taxation of goods going abroard is short-sighted. Surely export trade should be encouraged

Sabrina

Sabrina fair,
Listen where thou art sitting
Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave,
In twisted braids of lilies knitting

http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/sabrina_fair1/album?.dir=/7ab3
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lella
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9714 Posts

Posted - 06/17/2005 :  03:46:56 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message
States, mine anyway, don't tax items shipped overseas any differently but anything sold has to be declared and sales tax collected. You don't want to cross the State Board of Equalization or they will make you wish you hadn't.

If you send overseas, there are different forms for small businesses to use. You can no longer use the short EZ forms. Many small businesses don't want to be burdened with extra bookkeeping or with currency differences, etc. It all adds too much handling expense to items. If I'd have charged anything other than the real postage for the necklace, it wouldn't have been just $16. It would have had to include my time, and other expenses. Small businesses have enough trouble surviving they figure, so why bother with it. That's why many sellers on ebay won't ship anywhere in the world but only domestically. The magazines I love from Australia are very expensive to get here but I bought subscriptions to them anyway because they are unparalleled in their designs. Postage is a big expense. I think this is the way some export companies got their start. :o)

lella [img]http://smilies.sofrayt.com/^/9971/omelet.gif[/img]
http://zippiknits.blogspot.com/
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mokey
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15375 Posts

Posted - 06/17/2005 :  11:10:25 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
That's crazy, and it doesn't answer the question of how they'd know where it was shipped. 95% of our sales are outside our country and we collect no tax on items shipped to foreign nations. We must charge out national sales tax on items shipped within Canada, but only charge provincial sales tax when selling to someone in our province.

I agree with Sabrina thta limiting the market is short sighted.

"I firmly believe the Bible is the misinterpreted word of God." Mokey

www.femiknits.blog-city.com
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