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Thread: fabric sale at Alco through Sunday

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    Alco Stores are having their folded fabric, e.g. Jinny Beyer, etc. on sale for 50% off regular $3.99 yard; the 108" wide fabric is also 50% off, regular $5.99 yard

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    Sure wish I had an Alco nearby!

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    Wow.....I worked in the fabric dept at ALCO when I was a teenager. Loved that place!

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    What is ALCO store???

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    Luv-e~ are you familiar with Pamida? I think of it as a cross between Pamida, Ben Franklin and something else!

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    Where are the Alco stores ?

    I am so jealous of the fabric sale :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNQuilter
    Luv-e~ are you familiar with Pamida? I think of it as a cross between Pamida, Ben Franklin and something else!
    We use to have a Pamida. They closed several yrs. ago. I got ya. Thanks.

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    Sounds like a wonderful sale. We don't have one here though. Think of me when you are shopping.

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    Aw, wish we had one! We dont even have a Ben franklin store anymore, I loved that store!

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    I'll have to check our Alco today. When they opened it I compared it to a "Little KMart". They seemed to have a little bit of everything; clothes, auto, garden, pets, house supplies, paint, etc. Only KMart doesn't have fabric.

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    I ended up buying 45 yards and a friend bought 25 yards. I was thinking about going again to see how much damage I could do.

    Mary

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    45 YARDS - Holy smolley! I don't know if our Alco HAS 45 YARDS TOTAL!!! LOL

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    Love your avatar.

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    I wish we had Alco in Colorado. I love Jinny Beyer fabrics.

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    My friend went back this morning and bought 50 more yards. I think she is hooked on quilting. Yay!

    Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queen
    My friend went back this morning and bought 50 more yards. I think she is hooked on quilting. Yay!

    Mary
    Another one comes over the dark side. LOL!

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    wow, thanks!

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    Thanks much for mentioning the sale - but it turns out it a "Going out of the selling fabric" sale. When this is gone - that's it - at least as far as my Alco employees know.

    I purchased at least 8 yards of coordinating fabric to make a nice size quilt . . . and lots and lots of other fabrics that caught my eye! Shame on ME! I MUST STOP BUYING!!! But a bargain is a bargain -

    Here's a good point! Happy Mom's Day to ME!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queen
    I ended up buying 45 yards and a friend bought 25 yards. I was thinking about going again to see how much damage I could do.

    Mary
    LOL you have me beat QUEEN

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    I bought $35.00 worth the other day at Alco. They told me that it has to go. Corporate office is taking ALL the fabric out of the stores...at least in Indiana they are. So go for it ladies! It's just like the WalMarts...no more fabric state wide for them either! I may open my own shop yet!

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    wow wish I had money. God bless. Penny

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    I went to one about two hours away and stocked up on fabric. When it's gone it's gone for good. The store wasn't busy, very small town so the manager measured my fabric. She said she didn't understand why corp was not selling fabric, many times the fabric sales were what pulled some stores through a slow month. She said what she could find out was that the fabric import tax was going up so much the store couldn't get a contract for fabric at a price they knew they could sell it in the stores. Someone posted that the owner of Hancock's of Paducah said fabric cost was going up dramatically this summer. The last fabric mill shut down in America not long ago, no orders to run fabric here, it is all done overseas to make bigger profits.

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    I heard through the grapevine that ALCO had the fabric marked down to $1.49 a yard. On the way home I stopped and it was not $1.49 it was $2.99. I paid $1.99 a yard last week.

    How does that work? Have fabric 50% off one week cause you're going out of the fabric business and then only 25% off the following week.

    Maybe some of us should run the fabric section!

    As far as them buying fabric...I've seen fabric dated a few years back...it's not like they're buying current patterns/styles.

    OH WELL - MY STASH IS STOCKED!!! :lol: :oops:

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    The sale was only for one week. Then it goes back to regular price. Fabric sales are set on the computer and until the fabric runs out, the sales will occur on schedule as before. I think it's every six weeks the fabric goes on sale.

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