I ordered yarn from the online Rebecca store last Monday. It got here within 7 day. Super fast. The yarn itself wasn't all that cheap, but I can understand that you have to pay for quality. The postage was also a bit much, but considering how fast it got here, I can accept it.
But the customs fee! Oh, the customs fee which was exactly half of what I payed for both the yarn and the postage! Yeah, I feel a bit ripped off by the customs people. New regulations started this year in Croatia. They state that everything with a price value over 160 kn (about 20 euros) has to pass through customs. And get a nice little stamp accompanied by a bill you have to pay if you want your package.
Customs is having a negative impact on my knitting. I am not the least bit happy about this. The postage is 10 euros, which means that whatever I order has to have a total cost of 10 euros. How many skeins of non-acrylic yarn does that buy me? Not enough, that's how many!
So I guess I won't be buying any yarn online anytime soon. Which is a shame, because Rebecca has a really nice choice of colors and fibers. And a really fast shipment. Damn, you customs regulations!
Still, this parcel is totally worth the money I payed.
The black Merino Soft is going to be Sexy Vesty for my friend. The orange Wollywasch is for me. Probably also a vest of some sorts, because I only ordered 6 skeins. I was trying to save money. ;-)