Great yarn coop

Hi everyone - I’m new here, but I wanted to mention that I’m part of a yarn coop on yahoo. Here’s the link:

Right now we are running some BFL, Dharma Trading Company, Northern Essence, Treliske, Superwash Merino, and Targhee. We also run Peace Fleece, Andee, and Licorice Twist - but these are closed at the moment.

We just added some bamboo yarn

I just joined the group :cheering:

When I first read the subject, I thought it meant coop, as in chicken coop, since there wasn’t a dash :rofl: :rofl: Oh man I can tell I’m sick today!

I am confused… how does this work?

We try and find places that give discounts for large quantities and buy yarn together. I.E. Usually I don’t need 40 skeins of something, but one company gives a discount at this level, so we order 40 skeins together, everything gets shipped to one person and then shipped to you.

i see, so to join, do people have to pre pay or pay only when they want to join a specific purchase?

There is no prepaying - you pay for your yarn and shipment of the yarn when the coop closes. Sometimes there is a fee (that covers shipping supplies and gas to PO) but not always. This is always stated in the file about the specific coop.

hmmm i guess i am just having a hard time finding that info on the link. I’ll look again!

If you are unsure, you can always join and just watch for a while to see how things are run. Our main goal is to get yarn at a cheaper price, but not have to go through order the large quantities that we would have to do as a seperate person.

The co-op looks like a lot of fun! I’ll have to keep an eye on it!