Hi Guys! Another new member here. I've spent the past week having fun reading all your posts. I have a question about buying yarn on eBay. I bid on an auction yesterday and was outbid by another member, but then I received a "second chance" offer to buy the yarn for my highest bid. With shipping, the price per skein came out to about $2 which seemed like a good deal for 100% wool, so I accepeted the offer. I seemed like the offer came too quickly for the winner to have defaulted on the purchase. Is this just a way for yarn companies to move stock - by offering it to everyone who comes close to the retail price? Should I be wary of such offers?
Also, how do you know what the yarn will be like if you buy on-line? Do you go to your LYS and feel your favorites and then go buy it cheeper on-line? I would feel pretty guilty doing that. Do you order a 50 g ball and then order more if you like it?
Thanks in advance for you help!