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Thread: Save the Fabric- Walmart Petition

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    I was reading on here yesterday and saw that someone, I can't remember who it was now, wanted the Wal-Mart Petition to sign. Well, I finally found it.

    If you guys haven't signed, please do so. It will really help all of us out. I know I buy fabric, tons of fabric at Wally World. If they cut out the fabric department, then I will quit shopping there. It's ridiculous, they don't understand how badly they are hurting themselves.


    http://www.petitiononline.com/savefab/

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    The bottom line is that they don't care :cry: The fabric dept is a service deptartment and they don't make zillions of dollars in profits from it, not to mention that they don't believe in customer service any more. Since Mr Sam died, customer sevice has gone out the window. Very few Walmarts give good service any more. I live in North carolina and the best one that I hae seen is in Spruce Pine, NC. The people are soooo nice and friendly. Like they really care whether you shop there!

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    They really don't care. I have to drive over 40 miles one way to get to my "usual" Wal-Mart. If this Wal-Mart doesn't have or can't get what I am looking for I have to drive over an hour to get to a different one from my house. I don't mind the drive but after you get there and the sales people are either not helpful or rude to you, it makes you really change your attitude about Wal-Mart. However, my "usual" Wal-Mart is the only one I have found where usually everyone is so nice, especially the fabric department. At other stores, most of the time, there is no one there to cut your fabric, so you have to ring the bell (which I don't like to do because I feel like I am saying "GET OVER HERE AND CUT THIS") which I do if I absolutely have to but even if I don't they act like it is the most dreadful, awful thing to have to come and help a customer, then if I can't find what I am looking for ...heaven forbid I ask a question. :(

    I really hate this. I still sit and wonder what ever happened to the good ole' days when everyone said please, thank you and your welcome, or when someone didn't mind helping someone else, not because they had to but because they wanted to. I mean really, where did that go?

    I think when Wal-Mart does discontinue their fabric departments in most stores, they will realize how much business they were bringing in from the fabric department and go oh, that was a dumb move.
    AT LEAST I HOPE SO...

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    I really feel for you quilters, our local walmart closed its dept. last month, it is full of artifical flowers. cemetary flowers. I thought that they would be keeping everything that wouldn't have to be cut. but they had all bottons and zippers, even ribbons marked half off. everything is gone now and it won't return. it's to late for our store

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    By Walmart getting rid of there fabric that is not the only money they lose as there will be no need to go there are better buys at other grocery stores. So they will be losing in two areas not just one. Filling the space with atrificial flowers, what do they expect a big run on deaths or something? That does not make since. :(
    Adal

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    Heather The signatures are at 30941 this morning. when we send the link it would be interesting to note how it has grown. I signed 12/28 and was 4346. This has really rolled on...but it seems they are NOT listening. Now with Hancock closing stores, and JoAnn going down hill, well, where will be go? I don't want to buy on line. I want to see and touch my fabric before I make a purchase.

    June

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    FOr our Wal-Mart, I was told everything would be gone around 1 June. I've been told they would still have thread and things like that, but I'm wondering why the embroidery thread was marked down when I went to WM Sunday?!?!?!! scary. That's ok. I got some on eBay way cheaper. That makes me feel a whole lot better about hating WM. BUT>>>I don't want to buy fabric online, either. I wanna feel, see, and...oh well.

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    There seems to be conflicting feedback going on out there about WalMart's fabric dept. Some quilters have reported that a few WalMarts are bringing fabric back due to the barrage of phone calls and online petition hits that were received. I guess we will just have to wait and see. This is a real roller coaster ride.

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    My question: (not to be a smart answer)

    WHO ASKED US ANYWAY?

    They do not care about us...only the bottom line.$$$$$$

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    Our local Ben FRanklin store has a quilter running the fabric department, and it is getting better. Thank goodness for that. I will be shopping there, even if it is a little more expensive than WM.

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