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Thread: JoAnn's ticks me off AGAIN!

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    So JA's has the Accuquilt Go advertised for $199 for Black Friday. I called my local store and asked how many they would have in stock. She said one. CAN YOU BELIVE THAT? One.
    But because it is not a 'doorbuster' item, it can be special ordered -- but doubtful it would arrive by Christmas.

    What poor business practices...I have run into this so many times with them. I just will not shop there anymore. (I quit buying fabric there several years ago) Would rather spend
    more $$ and get excellent customer service.

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    They have something on sale for Black Friday and they'll only have one of them? That's just stupid. Everyone knows (particulary the retailers!) a lot of people shop on Black Friday to find deals on things they want to buy for Christmas gifts. So what's the point of ordering out something that may or may not arrive on Christmas (plus you'd have to pay the shipping for the item that could be stocked in the store)?

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    Since moving south I no longer have a JoAnnes' nearby, but years ago when I did shop them they would transfer fabric for me from a different store. Once they got it all the way from a Pennsylvania store and I lived in N.H. Ask the manager if she would have one transferred for you if you get there and that one is gone. If not, a letter to corporate is often a good thing! If its a great price, I'd try it.

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    They do that to lure you into the store to buy other items that look like thay have been marked down and they realy havent been. All big box sotres use this tactic. It has been talked aobut on most major tv new stations, but as long as we the consumers keep groveling to the super sales they will keep doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    They do that to lure you into the store to buy other items that look like thay have been marked down and they realy havent been. All big box sotres use this tactic. It has been talked aobut on most major tv new stations, but as long as we the consumers keep groveling to the super sales they will keep doing it.
    Amen to that.

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    They have to have one if they advertise it or they can be charged with fraudulent business practices. However, I bet they are losing money on them at that price so they are going to sell as few as possible at that price and since they can't control demand, they will control supply. So typical.

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    Many stores do this on black friday sales... it may be only one, two or a half dozen of that item to draw you into the stores...
    So this isn't just Joann's :wink:

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    Many stores will match the price...call around to other stores that do not have it on e sales.
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingnonie
    So JA's has the Accuquilt Go advertised for $199 for Black Friday. I called my local store and asked how many they would have in stock. She said one. CAN YOU BELIVE THAT? One.
    But because it is not a 'doorbuster' item, it can be special ordered -- but doubtful it would arrive by Christmas.

    What poor business practices...I have run into this so many times with them. I just will not shop there anymore. (I quit buying fabric there several years ago) Would rather spend
    more $$ and get excellent customer service.

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    Wal-mart does that too on black friday.Also alot of other stores.

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    I bought my accuquilt Go on ebay. brand new and at the 199. price.

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    They don't have good customer service anymore.

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    They have that with thread boxes online too. I have tried for years and then they cancel the order. I think they hang it out there as bait and hope you will buy other stuff.

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    J.C. Penney does the same thing. Formerly, I was a sales associate there. Black Friday was a nightmare. I understood the customers' frustration when the store only had 3 or 4 of their advertised special. Nowadays I stay far away from Black Friday. I happily sip a cup of tea and order online! :)

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    With all that I have heard about them in the last couple of days I'm not sure I want to try and make it one of my 2 stops on Friday! But flannel at $1.99/yd!!! That's a good price right!!??

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    Sounds like a good price if they still have some left after 6:15 A.M.

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    That sounds like Joanns. I was in Walmart yesterday and all teh Black Friday items were being stacked everywhere. Sure looked like at least a hundred or more of the bigger items. The Shark steam mop for $36, there were several pallets of them and stacks of dvd players, tv, and computers filled every spot in the electronic dept. The small appliances on sale for $2.50 were on pallets taking up the garden center. Pallets of toys were in the middle aisles. I don't see how anyone determined to get one special buy won't be able to at this Walmart. And you can buy the sales online too starting at 12, 3 and 5 am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momof3Es
    With all that I have heard about them in the last couple of days I'm not sure I want to try and make it one of my 2 stops on Friday! But flannel at $1.99/yd!!! That's a good price right!!??
    My flyer said flannel is $1.29 a yard. I usually go and buy several bolts but really watch it....sometimes the width is only 40" instead of 42-44".

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY
    They have to have one if they advertise it or they can be charged with fraudulent business practices. However, I bet they are losing money on them at that price so they are going to sell as few as possible at that price and since they can't control demand, they will control supply. So typical.
    Sounds right to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    That sounds like Joanns. I was in Walmart yesterday and all teh Black Friday items were being stacked everywhere. Sure looked like at least a hundred or more of the bigger items. The Shark steam mop for $36, there were several pallets of them and stacks of dvd players, tv, and computers filled every spot in the electronic dept. The small appliances on sale for $2.50 were on pallets taking up the garden center. Pallets of toys were in the middle aisles. I don't see how anyone determined to get one special buy won't be able to at this Walmart. And you can buy the sales online too starting at 12, 3 and 5 am.
    Don't they match competitiors price also? Take your ads with you.

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    Yeesh, one??????

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    A couple posts mentioned a chain store would have iPads on Black Friday for $199.We called & was told that out of 8-10 stores in the city, only one would have it & they'd have ONE.
    I'm too old to bother with Black Friday, but looks like a lot of ppl will be in for a shock after standing in line...rain/snow for hrs.I won't mention the shop name...why give them free publicity?

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingnonie
    So JA's has the Accuquilt Go advertised for $199 for Black Friday. I called my local store and asked how many they would have in stock. She said one. CAN YOU BELIVE THAT? One.
    But because it is not a 'doorbuster' item, it can be special ordered -- but doubtful it would arrive by Christmas.

    What poor business practices...I have run into this so many times with them. I just will not shop there anymore. (I quit buying fabric there several years ago) Would rather spend
    more $$ and get excellent customer service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnalynett
    Quote Originally Posted by Momof3Es
    With all that I have heard about them in the last couple of days I'm not sure I want to try and make it one of my 2 stops on Friday! But flannel at $1.99/yd!!! That's a good price right!!??
    My flyer said flannel is $1.29 a yard. I usually go and buy several bolts but really watch it....sometimes the width is only 40" instead of 42-44".
    I bought some of the cheaper flannel and discovered that it had a wide printed selvedge with :
    "Made especially for Joann's" so unfortunately it went into my quilt back. The fabric was only 39" wide after washing and removing that white white selvedge.

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    Can you get a rain check for the item and purchase it later? It does seem unfair to just have one on hand.

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    That's why i am staying home on BF!

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    lesson learned yet?

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