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Thread: Walmart again

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    Senior Member cassiemae's Avatar
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    Hi:
    I posted a message the other day about my experience with WalMmart service. Which was the fabric dept and the electronics. When I came home I sent WM an e-mail letting off steam. Well today the phone rang and it was
    the assistant mgr plus she is also the mgr in fabric called.
    I did not hesitate one bit to let her know exactly what happened. She said after the remodel in 2011 the stationary dept will be next to the fabric. I said what do those two have in common except now the person working them will have both depts located beside each other. She said she had a meeting in electronics and will be having one in fabric today. I also told her I find most of the employees rude and not very friendly. I said I don't think it would hurt to at least smile and be a little friendly.

    I told her I am not the only one that feels this way I told her about this board and some of the ladies there say the
    same thing.

    We will see if it ever does any good.
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    The brilliant light of publicity is sometimes the ONLY way
    to get changes. Plus, beat the feet to a competing store and
    take your money with you.

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    I'm surprised they are keeping the fabric department after remodel, they usually drop it as it isn't a $$ maker for them :-(

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    A lot of the Walmarts are keeping the fabric part. The one out by my daugthers in Wylie has a great fabric section and craft section. The one We visit when we go to Hot Springs AR also has decided to keep the fabric. So maybe some of our complaints were heard.

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    it's a lot more effective to complain to the management than to the QB. Of course, we are much more sympathetic, usually.

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    All 3 WMs in my area did away with fabrics a year ago or so. We sent letters, emails, & called, but it didn't help here.
    We have a Joanna's but it is a pain to fight the traffic most of the time to go. There is a small fabric store a few miles down the road, but not much of a selection.
    Glad I have a stash from over the years of sewing & some that was given to me.

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    My local Wal-Mart has lots of fabric and seem they keep adding more.

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    I have noticed WM is now carrying packaged fabric: FQ, one yard pieces, etc. I see Michael's has them also. Is this the trend to come? Hobby Lobby has a good selection............it's my favorite store

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    the personal in my walmart are alway nice people,they know mein the fabric dept ,but thats good the you went to there mar may they,ll keep an eye on her more often

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    My Super WalMart had some and is adding more. Most of it seems to be an okay quality.

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    Our WM has only fabric pkgs, and very little of those, and nothing exciting. Hancock in Norman is blah, OKC is great, also have now started going to little shops to shop and am meeting lots of nice people. They are nice people at our WM but they are not carrying a great amount of groceries any more or a good variety of brands, they were almost out of blackeye peas at 1pm today. One 4th they ran out of pork-n-beans, every hear of such a thing.

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    One of the ladies in my guild has a husband that works at Wal-mart. She was telling us that the manager had said that as long as she has a say, our fabric department will stay. I hope so because more often than not I am surprised by the quality I find there. Often times it is comparable to LQS's and all I have without having to go out of my way.

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    What no blackeyed peas for New Years Day! How could they.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibequilting1
    What no blackeyed peas for New Years Day! How could they.
    Our Walmart was out of sweet potatoes (canned) for Thanksgiving. Soooo...much to dad's delight...we had fresh sweet potatoes. Turned out to be a good thing, but yeah, the selection at walmart isn't what it used to be. Our grocery store is always a madhouse though!...what to do, what to do.... Happy New Year!

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    the wammart here the people are always friendly and helpful but the mgr shares his bonus with all the employes and it seams to work wounders

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibequilting1
    What no blackeyed peas for New Years Day! How could they.
    I agree with u totality! and they didn't have fresh Hog Jowel, had to buy smoked....lol Its true about the Hog Jowel, but I just thru that out as a curve ball for the unsuspecting! lol Hillbillies gotta have Black Eyed Peas, Fried Hog Jowel, Cooked Cabbage and Fried Corn bread for NewYears....Really! we need all the luck we can get.

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    I hate WM. They took out our fabric department and now they have that pkg stuff. Never what you need and cost is high. We have a WM about 10mins from us and we have decided to drive 1 hr and 30mins to a Reasors food to buy food, and I can go fabric shopping at 3 or 4 different places if I choose.I think that WM's put out the mom and pop fabric shops in town and then they take out there own fabric department.

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    DD and I am noticing our new super wal mart is wanting to sell only great value brands and bulk items. Seems it has a big variety of pet products, just not very many of each items. DD still has two boys at home and wants to save money otherwise I would go to target or kmart. We have one wal mart around us that still sells fabric, when the build the super store they will not carry fabrics anymore. The closest fabric store is about 20-40 minutes away.

    Happy New Year.

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    Both ours are getting rid of the fabric. I wont go much anymore!

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    Our WM has really cut back on the fabric that they carry, but at least they still have some.
    Janie

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    i still say if you dont like it dont shop there how hard is that to figure out

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