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Thread: Walmart, in works to make changes

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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    I am sending this link, I found on FOX this am... they seem to be suffering a little and planning to bring some things back. Should we contact them and ask about fabric... ??? Worth a try you think???

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/02/06...bound/#content

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    Absolutely! They don't realize how much money they would bring in if they did this. I hear that already some stores (although none in my area) are still selling fabric and crafts. They used to be a great source of fabric, but no more. They should seriously consider returning the department to all stores, IMHO.

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    Well i was just in walmart yesterday, went by our new prepackaged fabric dept. and found a lady really dishing it out to the sales lady about how walmart does not care anything about its customers because they took away the fabric dept. in our store. The sales lady said that our walmart manager wanted to keep the fabric but there was nothing they he could do.

    I think we have a lot of dissatisfied customers out there. I have also heard that our walmart has lost money since they took the fabric dept. away.

    Who knows maybe they will wake up and smell the coffee :) We can only hope.

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    Speaking of Wal Mart - I was there last week and they were in the process of marking the fabric - up - $1.00 and more a yard. I no longer go to Wal Mart every week. I find better prices at my local market. I did, however, go in at least twice a month to check on the fabrics, but I will no longer do that. I can use my coupons to local fabric shops and get better prices. So long, Wal Mart - it was a nice run while it lasted!

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    Well, Walmart execs should have considered what they were doing before they made all the big changes. I do still shop there but I try to shop at smaller, hometown stores. There just aren't many left. Buying more and more imported, cheaply made items is insulting to those who are not working here and to those of us who appreciate quality.

    I could go on but you've heard it all before......

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    Well it is about time they saw their down fall. When the renovations started I knew it was a big mistake. My shopping trips to the Dollar tree went from once a month to weekly visits. I just couldn't afford to buy the basic's at WM anymore. As far as the fabric's go we still have ours and some of the new stuff coming in is the same as the LQS fabric but still not priced as high. So I can't complain about the prices.

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    I hate going into my local Wal-Mart. And I think their decision to take away the choice of what you could buy was one of the stupidest things they could have done. My mom has worked there for 23 years and absolutely hates it. She wants to try and stick it out until 25 but she doesn't know if she can do it.

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    Our local Walmart is closing their fabric dept as we speak. I will miss it because I always stopped to pick up some trim, interfacing, muslin backing, etc..They will still carry thread, notions, etc.

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    My local store still has fabric and recently increased the amount but still say they are slated to close the dept in 2012. I bet that will change.
    I don't go there near as often as I used to as they keep getting rid of the things I used to buy in the food section!

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    Don't you know the big name manufacture of good quality quilting fabric would jump for the chance to provide fabric to all Walmarts? I send Walmart emails all the time to please sell quality quilt fabric from good manufacturers! It's a no brainer it will be a big money maker for each.

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