Post # 1
Correct me if I’m wrong but 1 cup is 1/2 lbs. Right?
Because I was looking into buying lavender buds on etsy and this on seller is selling 13 cups at 11.50 plus shipping but also has 1 lbs for 15.00 plus shipping.
Ehhh what’s up with that?
Post # 2
eecuadrado: Doesn’t it depend on what the volume is?
Post # 3
Totally depends on the density of the buds. 1 cup is a volume. You need density to get a mass.
Post # 4
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eecuadrado: Totally depends on the density of the item in the cup. I’d email and ask how many cups in 15 lbs approximately. Then you can compare price effectively.
Post # 5
A cup is a measurement of volume. Only something that has the same density as water would weigh 1/2 pound and fill up a cup. I would think flower buds (are they dried?) would be much less dense. So enough buds to fill up a cup would weigh much, much less than 1/2 pound.
Post # 6
eecuadrado: Many vendors say that a cup of lavender buds is about an ounce.
I could measure this lavender by weight, but I thought you’d like to know how many cups, because that’s what I would want to know! Anyway, 16 cups is about 1 pound (usually a bit over), and the lavender will come in two plastic ziplock bags with 8 cups each. (It takes about 1 cup to stuff a 3×5 sachet to the brim.)
Post # 7
eecuadrado: Cup is a measurement of volume, pound is a measurement of weight. A cup of sugar will weight more than a cup of feathers, get it?
You need to figure out how much a cup of lavender weighs before you can calculate shipping costs.
Post # 8
Depending on volume, a pound of lavender runs anywhere from 13-15 cups from different sellers I’ve seen. I’m planning on buying them to sprinkle on the lawn where we’re holding our wedding. I’d contact the seller and ask the weight of the 13 cups if you’re looking to do something with a very specific measurement.
Post # 9
CatyLady: MOHlookingForIdeas: AnotherMrsBrown:
pixiecat: OHHHH okay! So how the 1 lb is is selling is more than the 13 cups? Lol I’m sorry if this seems stupid I just want to be sure I order enough and within the budget
Post # 10
It depends on the size & weight of what you are measuring. 1 cup of feathers would not be the same weight as 1 cup of water.
Post # 11
eecuadrado: That’s all I know I’m afraid as I’m a Brit and the whole cups thing confuses me. When looking at recipes online and coming across one I really like and seeing the measurements in cups Aaaargh that’s it game over for me.
Post # 12
julies1949: MichiganGirl24: GillyToo: I’m still confused lol basically all I want to know is which is the better buy. If I need enough lavender to fill 40 of these paper cones
How much lavender do I need to buy?
Post # 13
james79: oh of course it wouldn’t weight the same. Ohhh how I hate this lol
Post # 15
eecuadrado: Simple math- In your original example
13 cups at 11.50 plus shipping– would be about 13 oz=88 cents per oz or cup
but also has 1 lbs for 15.00 plus shipping– would be about 16 cups=94 cents per cup or ounce
Key word is about or approximately as there are no definitive equivalents for volume and weight.