So I placed an order on JoAnns.com for 4 skeins of Paton's Katrina yarn in Dusky Pink in order to make a tank-top.
Then I get an email from them -- it's out of stock.
So, I figured I'd get a credit and that'd be that.
Well... I got a package today, with one
skein in it.
And a bill for 3 skeins plus shipping!
So it was a total charge of about $29 for one skein of yarn. Paton's yarn, at that. OUCH!!!
So of course I'm fuming and freaking out, b/c that's what I do.
(I seriously need to learn to chill, but that's a different story...)
So I called up Joanns.com and said "I have a serious problem with my order."
I read her the order number, and she said, "We shipped you 3 skeins..."
I said, "No, actually, there's only one."
"Hmmm...." She replied.
Then I went on to explain that, I would figure that joanns.com of all places would understand that if I couldn't get the whole order, I wouldn't want any of the yarn, b/c the project calls for 4 skeins, and I need all the skeins to be of the same dye lot. So, even if they HAD shipped me 3 skeins, I wouldn't want it.
Anyway, she agreed! She credited me the price of the yarn, and the shipping, and then when I asked her how I should ship the 1 skein back to her, she said, "Don't worry about it. It would actually cost us more in handling, so enjoy the yarn!"
Rock on! A $9 skein of yarn, for free! (actually, I found it at Knitting Warehouse
for $7 + $6 flat rate shipping, but they're out of it, too, and Weird Mirror Yarn Club
has it for even less, like $5.60 a skein + shipping, but you have to buy 10 skeins.) (However, now I've got a skein to swatch with, and I if i luv the yarn, maybe i'll decide to make a matching skirt and go for the yarn club! Woot! Let's hope I get some holiday cash to play with, lol...)
So... who else asked for "YARN!!!" when asked what gift they wanted for the holidays?
Both my mom & my bf refuse to get me any more until I use up what I have.
Seriously, they just don't understand, do they? :P
OK, end of yarn story, back to work. :/