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    USA down

    I contacted these folks by email and got this reply:

    "We have 700 fill power goose down for $80/lb, 800 for $100/lb, and 900 for 125/lb. Shipping for small quantities is $15.

    Thank you for inquiring about our services,

    Jack Sukalac

    All About Down
    352 N. 78th Street
    Seattle, WA 98103

    206-784-3444
    888-289-3696

    M-F 9:30-4, Sat 9-noon"

    Their website is:
    http://www.allaboutdown.com

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    gimbo,

    Those are pretty nice prices on down. That's about 8.75 per oz for the 900, including shipping. That's cheaper than Speer's stuff if you count shipping charges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    gimbo,

    Those are pretty nice prices on down. That's about 8.75 per oz for the 900, including shipping. That's cheaper than Speer's stuff if you count shipping charges.
    Oh HC4U, the 90's weren't good to you, man.

    Being the proud recent recipient of 2 bags of 900 fill down from
    Ed (3.1 oz each), with a receipt, I paid out $60.50 (includes $8.50 shipping and handling).

    Now 6.2 oz at $125/lb works out to be $48.43 for the down, but then presuming that 6.2 oz is a "small" order you get hit with $15 shipping
    bringing the total to $63.43.

    I can see though that if you were buying in more bulk that you'd get a better deal from "All About Down".

    Grizz

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    Yeah. I guess it would be pretty important to mention that I was doing calculations for a pound of down.
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    My whole life has been good to me.

    Speer charged me $104 for 4 bags plus $8.50 for shipping. All about down is very comparable, but Ed has smaller increments and he is very good to us. Plus I was able to get a spool of his thread for another $9.95. I also got Momentum90 forest green for the outer shell and black 1.1 for the inner shell from Thru-Hiker.com for about $69. The more I look into it the better JRB's quilts deals seem. If I wasn't a compulsive DIYer I would go that way. I will be very close to $200 when it is all said and done because of the Momentum90. I'm finally going to have a real quilt.
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    Yeah I think when you really sit down and do the math, unless you are an expert sewer and can get everything at a good price, it is more fisable to just buy it. I like making stuff, so that usually isn't a thought. But on things I don't I figure $8 or $10 an hour. If that brings it to more than the cost retail, than I buy it.

    I should add that this only comes into play when I can find exactly what I want. Usually even if the cost is the same or more to make, it works better for me if I make it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    ... I like making stuff, so that usually isn't a thought. But on things I don't I figure $8 or $10 an hour. If that brings it to more than the cost retail, than I buy it....
    $8 or $10 an hour - that's pretty inexpensive (I was going to write cheap, but didn't want to offend ).

    The last time I checked my or my girlfriends per hour rate - well she doesn't want me to say -except we don't get per hour rates, only annual ones. But then we don't get overtime either

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    for anyone going to hot springs at the end of april, you can save shipping costs by asking Ed to bring whatever you want to buy w/ him to the campground.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Seems like..

    Seems like if you're paying that much for down, by the time you throw in your other materials, add your time, you may as well just purchase their underquilt?

    I would like to find someone who'd barter a brand new Bushman Jenny soprano ukulele with a pickup and extras for a nice underquilt.

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