When I was buying beads I had no issues with buying them from China, and would recommend to others to do the same - never once had a dodgy product.
So when looking for Charm Packs (packs of small pieces of fabric for patchwork etc...) I found this on eBay.
It looks great doesn't it?
Nice and colourful, with plenty of options.
The bumph read ......
- Brand new and high quality.
- Can be great for wallet,card bag,key bag,bowknot hair accessories,dinner mat,cup mat and so on.
- Perfect for DIY and other crafts.
- Be used to decorate your dull or toys.
- Size:20cm x 20cm - 7.87inch x 7.87inch.
We don't offer color choice. Your order will be sent in colors at random.
Incidentally, what is a dull? and how do you decorate it? Answers on a Fat Quarter please :)
It was available in three pack sizes, 10 pieces for 99p (10p each), 20 for £1.89 (10p each) or 50 for £6.58 (13p each!!).
I was tempted with the 50 ;) , but seen as the postage was free I thought I will try the 10 for 99p lot first and see how it is.
Now, I know I shouldn't really be whining at loosing 99p, but I hate feeling robbed, so I am rather grumpy about it.
Look at this!
Pretty eh? Actually I am presuming this is the back side as the other side does have some kind of pattern - well, some pieces do anyway, others are just plain black. 4 are plain black, 3 have a little patterning, 1 has a lot of patterning, 2 bits are completely missing as there were only 8 in the bag!
And grubby with dirty little stains all over it. And, it's not even cotton, it's a shiny, polyester type nasty stuff.
So the moral of this story is do not buy from these people.....
And, always be prepared to be disappointed ;)