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Thread: I came from my local Walmart and guess what

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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    Yesterday, I was at Walmart. This is 45 min from my home, and I purchased some nice material that they had just gotten in. I asked the saleslady, if and when this fabric dept will be closing and she said most likely never.
    When customers heard about Walmarts ridding there stores of the fabric dept, all heck broke loose at our store. They were bombarded with phone calls, both at the store and at the main offices. There were protesters outside the store. Customers threatened to stop shopping there. The local schools were going to have to shut down there home ec classes because that is where the students and schools purchased thier needs such as thread, needles, fabric etc...
    The woman told me you should have seen it and heard what was going on.
    I was happy to hear this, as sometimes they do get some really nice stuff there.
    Brenda

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    Just goes to show what people power can do! I'm glad you aren't losing your local fabric supply.

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    I'm glad your store isn't closing down their fabric dept. I heard the same thing about ours. This is the only place within 40 & 65 miles to buy fabric, but I make the 40 and 65 mile trips to the quilt stores too. It's nice to have them here when I need material quick. I hope they don't close this one.

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    Our store recently closed the fabric dept. There was a lot of vocal complaining but was told by employees that it wouldn't matter how much complaining was done, headquarters makes the decision. There is one quilt shop here and it does have a weekly online special that has some reasonable priced fabric.

    Ruby

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    I hope the store can keep the fabric. There is one Walmart left in my area that has fabric but only will have it until then new renovations are done to the store. Non of the WalMart stores have a fabric dept. in the new versions. :evil:

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    Oh lucky you ours shut down and that is where I got stuff I couldn't find anywhere else.

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    ours shuts down at the end of this month and no one cares. the employees who work their are so happy they can't stand working that department.

    they think lifting the bolts of fabric is too strenuous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    ours shuts down at the end of this month and no one cares. the employees who work their are so happy they can't stand working that department.

    they think lifting the bolts of fabric is too strenuous.
    I hope you're joking about that last statement..........geeeeeez.

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    no i'm not.

    i was there over the weekend buying my neice her own stash (she's getting a sewing machine for her birthday saturday) and the girl working there was so angry with me.

    i had about 25 bolts and i stacked them according to how much fabric i wanted cut.

    she gave me a snotty look and said "do you know how heavy this stuff is".

    i told her i was twice her age and if she thinks this is hard work she better not get married, have children, or move out of her mothers home - because it only get harder from here.

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    Klue...You go girl!

    I was in the WM in Lake Geneva WI this week and they still have a lot of fabric (didn't have time to really shop..WM is exchange point for grandkids). Clerk said remodel starts in Feb and the fabric sections is a low profit department!

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