Friday, May 17, 2002

Have I mentioned what a bounty eBay can be for old knitting needles in funky colors and shapes and sizes? Just do a search on "vintage knitting needles" and you'll see what I mean.

But beware, there are a few sellers who must think the average eBayer has the IQ of a popsicle stick. Take this listing, for example: Three pairs of rosewood circular needles described as "extremely hard to find." To snag these collectibles using the Buy-it-Now option, you get all three for the bargain price of $65. These are the same circular rosewoods you can get at any good online yarn shop for $17.50 apiece.

Wait, it gets better. Our eager seller also lists a pair of equally "rare" rosewood DPNs for a buy-it-now price of $25. Has she forgotten that they sell everywhere for only $15 a set? Does she not think we know this? Grrrr.

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