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Old 08-29-2007, 09:10 PM   #1
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Big Wal-Mart rant!!!!! - UPDATE added link to article
Okay, the town I live in has very little in the way of crafty type stores (only 2 quilt shops). Wal-Mart is just about the only option and it's selection is poor.

Today I go into Wal-Mart and I am back in the crafts section.

They are getting rid of all their cross-stitch stuff! Ok, now I have NOWHERE to get plain ol' DMC cross stitch floss, unless I drive a hour or more.

Pretty sad that I will now have to order $0.25 embroidery floss online.

How sad is that!

ETA: Guess I am not the only one! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20481508/
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:21 PM   #2
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pretty sure that i had read somewhere that the evil spawn was getting rid of their craft departments... or at least a very large portion of them.

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Old 08-29-2007, 11:41 PM   #3
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yeah they are... my brother works for wally world and back this winter they started talking about cutting back... they have started and a lot is on clearance right now... it depends on your area and how much sales and all that blah blah... mom has another wally world the same distance in the other direction that is getting to keep theirs...that is all we have in town too and a small local yarn shop... we are suppose to keep ours...
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Old 08-30-2007, 07:19 AM   #4
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I hate Wal-Mart. Just one more reason to hate them. Blah.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:42 AM   #5
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My town is unfortunately large enough to have two stores. One has a craft department and the other doesn't. Generally, their selection stinks!!!
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:05 PM   #6
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Well I suppose in protest you could follow the "suggestions" in this thread.
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:14 PM   #7
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Bummer. :'(
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:15 PM   #8
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I refuse to shop at Wal-mart.

They've destroyed the soul and spirit of so many towns. I remember doing a road trip 15 years ago across the Western Canada and into the US. I was taken by all the cool little towns and the thriving downtown/independent stores on Main Street Everytown.

Now I go through these same towns and the ones with a Wal-mart have downtowns like look like ghost towns.

Check out 'Wal-Mart:High Cost of Low Prices'
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Old 08-31-2007, 05:24 PM   #9
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A quote from the article in the first post:

"Wal-Mart spokeswoman Tara Raddohl said that she didn’t know exactly how many stores no longer have fabric departments and that the company is still evaluating the project. But in general, she said, fabric has been a declining business for the company, and officials have been happy with sales in stores where it has replaced those items with party supplies."

Well, when a store stocks the crappiest cheapest stuff, what do they expect? Around here, you are lucky to get a wool-blend yarn, much less a luxury yarn such as alpaca, mohair or cashmere.

I loathe Wal-la-land.
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Old 08-31-2007, 06:03 PM   #10
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Wal-mart has always been good to me.

Edit: Except one store in FL.
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