Knifty Knitter on eBay
Is it a good idea to buy a knock-off Knifty Knitter on eBay? Last year I bought a brand new 5 piece loom set for $5.00 and FREE shipping. Yes, it really was the original Knifty Knitter. I was so excited about this that I wrote a post and begged my readers so aggressively to take advantage of this deal that some folks thought I was the one selling the looms. But no, I just wanted to share some AWESOME news about an opportunity we may never see again. Just a few months later you probably can’t find anyone selling an original set for less the $25.00, In fact right now as I write this post, the purple 48-peg hat along with a yellow and green loom is selling for $90.00.
But never-the-less there are still some incredible deals that can be found. The price game is constantly changing which is why I want to give you a choice that is not a fluke but instead a constant. A “type” or “alternative” that I have seen for the last few years and have now tested that I think is well worth considering.
Like always, when I bring you a great eBay deal I want to remind you that I am NOT the seller. If you have a question about the product you must contact the seller directly.
Now let me tell you and show you a great deal on an alternative to the Knifty Knitter on eBay.
Your Search Method is Key
For The Original Knifty Knitter on eBay
If you’re looking for the Original Knifty Knitter made in China and distributed by Provo Craft you may want to search for those exact words, ( Provo Craft Knifty Knitter ) and look for sellers in North America. This will help you avoid generic looms that look like the Knifty Knitter and even have those words in the product description but are actually knock-offs. You know, like the fake designer purses that almost look like the real thing but are not.
By the way, if you need the Instructions I=included in the Original Loom Package : Click HERE
For The Generic (knock-off) Knifty Knitter on eBay
So I’m not a fan of buying fakes or knock-offs anything for so many reasons it’s not even funny. But In this particularly unique case I don’t have a problem with the knock-offs because the product is out of circulation through the original distributor. Provo Craft no longer sells the Knifty Knitter and so the seller of the alternative loom is not taking their sells.
If you are comfortable with buying a product that looks and feels almost identical to the original for a substantially lower price then let me give you your key word search. It would be,( Classical Knitter Knifty Knitting Knit Loom ) and look for worldwide sellers. Yes, this does mean that you will have to wait a VERY long time to get your purchase but for me it was worth the extra wait. So shop early.
I know that some of you think there is no difference in the four words above and these new five words. But if you’re not a believer just click the word links and you will see how different the results and the prices will be. Then I ask you to come back next month and check them out again. You will be shocked by the fluctuation in price with one search as opposed to the other.
Three weeks before I published this post – I PAID $3.85 WITH FREE SHIPPING for my 24-peg loom. I had the option of the 31-peg for 4.65, the 36-peg for $5.65 and the 41-peg was 6.65.
Pros and Cons of the Knock-offs
* Package Includes: Carry Bag, 1 loom, hook, needle, instructions
* Same colors for peg count: Example 24-peg loom is blue
* Plastic is more light-weight
* Pegs are glued-in
* Pegs are thinner
* Peg tips are smaller
To Purchase the Knock-of of the Long Looms : Click HERE
A Truly Great Alternative – REALLY
I can almost guarantee that other then say a garage sale your best bet on getting a really good price is to buy your Knifty Knitter on eBay. To get a crazy, crazy, out of this world good price buy a generic knock-off of the Knifty Knitter on eBay.These two are almost identical. I didn’t do 5 stars only because there is a tiny difference in the quality of the plastic and the size of the peg tips. I actually prefer the knock-off loom peg design. Also the pegs do not come off the base. For some of you this is good news. Now you don’t have to glue the base.
There are many Great alternatives to the original Knifty Knitter, such as the looms made by Darice and the Michael’s store brand, Loops and Threads. If you have followed me for a while you know that I don’t like Boye Looms. And thank God I bought mine with a 50% coupon from Joann’s. I know that they work great for some folks, if they work for you don’t send me nasty emails – we just have a difference of opinion. You might hate the color yellow which would make us even . Now back to the Knifty Knitter on eBay.
The Best Thing is : YOU CAN BUY EACH SIZE SEPARATELY
The fact that you can buy just one loom at a time is awesome. Other then this knock-off I believe your option is limited to the Boye brand of looms. I will repeat that I am NOT a fan of this brand. Poor quality and bad design. This knock Knifty Knitter on eBay is actually a way better product for about 1/2 the price.
Please remember that I am NOT the Seller for the Looms. If you have any questions or comments about a past or future purchase those should be director to whom ever you bought the Knifty Knitter on eBay.
I will be more then happy to answer any question about my opinions and welcome any of your own opinions or comments.
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