Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Yarn Assortment - Buyer Beware
I was excited about an order I made from Herrschner's online the other day. That has changed since receiving my order today. As you can see in this image above, they are advertising an assortment of yarns. The advertisement says "Assorted Color and Styles". I thought that is what I would get. Boy was I wrong!! The advertisement is misleading.
When I opened the box I got this putrid yarn, 8 skeins all the same color. The purpose of purchasing an assortment was for projects that I will be making in the future and to experiment with some different yarn that I may not be aware of or think about trying. So much for that thought process.
I start doing some research to see how much this ugly yarn costs. They have it for $.99 cents a skein. I paid $11.99 per yarn assortment, purchasing two total. My total cost were $23.98 for both assortments. If I were to have purchased ugly yarn instead of yarn assortment, my cost would have been $7.92 for the 8 skeins. That leaves me a difference of $16.06 and I feel ripped off in two ways. One for the ugly color and two for the price difference. My suggestion is to beware of yarn assortments.
The other question I have is, What was Red Heart thinking in making such an ugly color?
Ugly yarn is getting shipped back for a refund. I will still order from Herrschner's in the future. I spoke with the customer service this afternoon and they have been very helpful.