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    Tip for buying multiple poncho liners

    I just grabbed some poncho liner's off ebay for relatively cheap (vs prices I see posted here) and thought I'd share the "secret".

    I intended to buy 4 poncho liners. 2 to make under quilts with and 2 for top quilts for my GF and I.

    I ended up getting 4 poncho liners for ~ $45 shipped. That's ~ $11.25 a PL.

    Here's the secret: Don't look for "free shipping".

    Many supplier's are selling PL's for $15-16 with free shipping, but if you look, there are other's offering PL's for $7-8 with $7-8 shipping. Seem comparable, right? Wrong! If you're buying more than 1, the shipping get's combined (and ebay calculates this automatically [just updated last week IIRC]).

    For 2 PL's I think it ended up being ~$13 each. 4 for ~$11.25. 6 for ~ 10.50. etc.. I'm not sure where returns diminish, but if you need more than 1, definitely the way to save a few bucks.

    I got mine from militarybase11. All four were in great shape, no tears/damage.

    Be careful with some of the cheaper looking P.L. too, as many are advertised with damage.

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    Keep us informed on how your top and under quilts go! Are you thinking of combining some Insultex to the UQ's?

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    Currently just made a no-sew PLUQ. I'm working out how I want to hang it. I can get it to cover from shoulder to foot (trying to avoid a foot pad right now), but that puts the suspension lines on my head, which is annoying...

    Once I get a thread injector (mother said I could have her old Singer. Only problem is it's ~1000 miles away) I plan to do a sewn PLUQ and top quilt. I haven't decided what I want to do to add insulation, if any. Still testing out the limits of my no-sew. I'm currently just using the top PL as a blanket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston View Post
    Once I get a thread injector (mother said I could have her old Singer. Only problem is it's ~1000 miles away) I plan to do a sewn PLUQ and top quilt. I haven't decided what I want to do to add insulation, if any. Still testing out the limits of my no-sew. I'm currently just using the top PL as a blanket.
    Make sure that you also get some lessons from her on that machine

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    I've sewn on it before, although it's been a while. I'm hoping the rust wont be too deep

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    Thanks for the tip. I just recieved mine for $13.33 each. Genuine USGI issue version they appear to be brand new. Way better than the $30 each price. Here is my link to Little Guy Surplus.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/littleguysur...&_trksid=p3686

    Not quite as good as yours But definitely good.

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    Put that Singer on a bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webhanger View Post
    Thanks for the tip. I just recieved mine for $13.33 each. Genuine USGI issue version they appear to be brand new. Way better than the $30 each price. Here is my link to Little Guy Surplus.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/littleguysur...&_trksid=p3686

    Not quite as good as yours But definitely good.
    Thanks for the recommendation - I got mine on th eway.

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    The same works for 3rd party sellers on Amazon. I just ordered two used ones on Amazon for $9 each. The original shipping was $5 for one but the second only cost another buck. Two PL for under $25 shipped.

    This was the cheapest I could find as I am going to being doing some experimenting with them and failure is always an option.

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