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Old September 26th 04, 05:27 AM
Bradley B. Neuman
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If you don't mind I would like some comments from you folks on the
pricing of my alpaca yarn.

The yard is 100% alpaca, 80% suri alpaca (fine, smooth and lustrous) and
20% huycaya alpaca (the soft, lofty fluffy type). I also sell some 80%
suri mixed with 20% merino.

All are natural colors undyed. I have been selling it for $6.50 an
ounce but have been told lately that it is selling it too cheap?

Does anyone have any comments?

Thanks,
Brad
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Old September 26th 04, 08:12 AM
Johanna Koski
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All are natural colors undyed. I have been selling it for $6.50 an
ounce but have been told lately that it is selling it too cheap?

Does anyone have any comments?


Well, last time I saw one alpaca yarn (100% alpaca) on sale in Finland,
it was about 250 dollars for a kilo. A kilo is aprox. 2.2 pounds,
according to http://www.sciencemadesimple.net/EASYweight.html .
That would make your yarn over half cheaper than that...

Johanna

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Old September 26th 04, 07:10 PM
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In article , Bradley B. Neuman
m wrote:

If you don't mind I would like some comments from you folks on the
pricing of my alpaca yarn.

The yard is 100% alpaca, 80% suri alpaca (fine, smooth and lustrous) and
20% huycaya alpaca (the soft, lofty fluffy type). I also sell some 80%
suri mixed with 20% merino.

All are natural colors undyed. I have been selling it for $6.50 an
ounce but have been told lately that it is selling it too cheap?

Does anyone have any comments?

Thanks,
Brad


Brad I am sure that there are alpaca growers groups in the States and
Canada. They could give you a better idea. I am sure you can access them
on the internet. Are these yarns your own hand spun, that would add to the
price.

Els

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Old September 26th 04, 07:13 PM
Els van Dam
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In article , Johanna Koski
wrote:

All are natural colors undyed. I have been selling it for $6.50 an
ounce but have been told lately that it is selling it too cheap?

Does anyone have any comments?


Well, last time I saw one alpaca yarn (100% alpaca) on sale in Finland,
it was about 250 dollars for a kilo. A kilo is aprox. 2.2 pounds,
according to http://www.sciencemadesimple.net/EASYweight.html .
That would make your yarn over half cheaper than that...

Johanna


Brad and Johanna, being on different continents may make a difference in
price as well. European markets run to different market set-ups than
North American ones. I am also sure that Canadian prices differe across
the country, maybe not by much, but markets can be very local. Try to
find out what your competition is asking for their products.

Els

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Old September 28th 04, 01:20 PM
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We sell 100% Peruvian Alpaca on our web site for US$5.99 for 50 grams or
1 3/4 ounces, so that makes yours look very expensive!

Roger.

http://www.yarnforward.com/alpacaperu.html

Bradley B. Neuman wrote:
If you don't mind I would like some comments from you folks on the
pricing of my alpaca yarn.

The yard is 100% alpaca, 80% suri alpaca (fine, smooth and lustrous) and
20% huycaya alpaca (the soft, lofty fluffy type). I also sell some 80%
suri mixed with 20% merino.

All are natural colors undyed. I have been selling it for $6.50 an
ounce but have been told lately that it is selling it too cheap?

Does anyone have any comments?

Thanks,
Brad


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