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Thread: closed fabric shops

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    Super Member Marcia D's Avatar
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    I have been traveling some lately therefore I have googled local fabrics shops for the areas where I'm going. I havve been aggrivated to find that some shops are closed. I wish those businesses could tell ggogle to remove them from their sites. I have wasted much time and gas.

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    I think they should be removed too.

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    Maybe a phone call ahead would help out. I was thinking about that too. We are planning a little trip and someone told me that.

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    it is always a good idea to phone ahead- small businesses close- some are in peoples homes- and have limited hours-
    before wasting gas call ahead and avoid disappointment-
    and keep in mind also- many small quilt shops are not open on Sundays- some have very short hours on Saturdays-
    a simple phone call can make a huge difference.

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    It always pays to call ahead.

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    Maybe the economy has closed a bunch! I am happy to say in our area they all seem to be doing okay!

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    But if you click on a Google link, does it still take you to the LQS website? Or are these stores that don't have websites, just a google map?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrieg
    But if you click on a Google link, does it still take you to the LQS website? Or are these stores that don't have websites, just a google map?
    That would be correct.

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    I know what you mean! I made a trip to Waynesville, OH last fall to go to the Fabric Shack. I googled and found addresses for 6 LQS along our way. Sadly, 5 of them were out of business!!!

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    We closed out storefront 6 years ago - kept the phone number for repairs & commissions but with our own info.

    Whenever I Google us we show up with the old info. I have no idea what idiot or group of idiots keeps putting old info online. (Idiot is being kind.)

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    it seems to take them forever to take shops off after closing i wonder if it is because they need to hear it from the horses mouth

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    yeah, phoning ahead is a good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    it seems to take them forever to take shops off after closing i wonder if it is because they need to hear it from the horses mouth
    Except for an occasional sale add in the local paper or a HS function, the phone book was it. We cancelled out Yellow Pages adds. DH was not - is not computer 'literate'. NO online stuff.

    Online is good for so much but on occasion messes up. The messes seem to grow & grow like rabbits or stashes.

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    One store I was trying tonfind have three addresses and one phone number. I did call the number, I just didn't ask if all three addresses were good. Of course, the last address I went to was the current one. Yes, I will call from now on. thanks.

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    Google is simply a search engine. They don't verify anything, nor is that part of their function. It's not like any kind of list they maintain.

    As long as the information exists on the web, it will show up, old or new or both. And information exists on the web pretty much forever...at least until they change the way it operates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    Google is simply a search engine. They don't verify anything, nor is that part of their function.
    Thanks for the clarification. I know enough to be dangerous. haha

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    That would be frustrating :(

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    in the current economy it would be best to call first.

    LQS have dropped liked flies in my area in the last 3 years.

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