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    My lqs sent out a postcard where they were offering this: Bring in your orphaned one yard or more cuts of fabric to exchange for a $2 off coupon to be used in the purchase of one yard or more fabric from their store.

    So let me get this straight: I bring in my fabric which they will buy from me for $2. Then I buy fabric from them for $10 and use the $2 coupon so that I only pay $8.

    Why do I feel like I'm getting the short end of the stick in this deal?

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    the other question is: What are they going to do with the fabric you take in?

    sell it as fat quarters?
    donate it? Where?

    destroy it?
    use it for the million pillow slips?

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    I can see where it would be nice though. If there is a fabric there that you really want, getting $2 off a yard is pretty good. Especially if you have fabric at home you know you will never use (why did I buy that again?? lol) I would imagine they are donating it somewhere, or making things to donate. I would contact the shop and ask some questions....

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    I would contact the shop and get more details

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstanbro
    My lqs sent out a postcard where they were offering this: Bring in your orphaned one yard or more cuts of fabric to exchange for a $2 off coupon to be used in the purchase of one yard or more fabric from their store.

    So let me get this straight: I bring in my fabric which they will buy from me for $2. Then I buy fabric from them for $10 and use the $2 coupon so that I only pay $8.

    Why do I feel like I'm getting the short end of the stick in this deal?
    its an advertising gimic to get more traffic in their store,they know that everyone has a piece of fabris that they dont like or will never use,so they are using that to their advantage

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    If the collected fabric was going to a charity project I would probably participate, if not... I am not sure.....

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    LMAO!!! What a DEAL!!!! :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    If the collected fabric was going to a charity project I would probably participate, if not... I am not sure.....
    If it were going to charity doesn't it seem like they would say so? Yes, I'm on board if there's a fabric I don't think I'll use, but I think I'd sell it somewhere else and probably get more for it. Or donate it to my guild for charity quilting. $2 seems a little stingy for one yard (or more) of fabric

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    It sounds like a good way to get rid of fabric that you'll never use. I have fabric that I bought many years ago, that I wonder now why I ever wanted it. I would like to get $2.00 a yard credit for it at a LQS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minda
    It sounds like a good way to get rid of fabric that you'll never use. I have fabric that I bought many years ago, that I wonder now why I ever wanted it. I would like to get $2.00 a yard credit for it at a LQS.
    It's not $2 per yard--It's $2 per cut. You'd do better cutting larger pieces into one yard cuts.

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    That is one of those offers that leave you asking WHY????? I agree if the fabric was going for charity it would be great.

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    I don't believe they have thought this one through..Why would I want to take a piece of fabric that I might have paid $8.00 per yd and get $2.00 credit toward another sale from them. If they just sent out $2.00 coupons I think they might do better. As for the unwanted fabric someone, somewhere is looking for that very fabric!

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    If you bought some of the 25 cent a yard fabric when Walmart was taking out their fabric departments or have some that you bought on a garage sale, or even have some poly/cotton it just might be worth it. I can't imagine taking decent fabric in.

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    I agree a very weird advertising promo :roll: It is one of those ... what where they thinking :shock: LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstanbro
    My lqs sent out a postcard where they were offering this: Bring in your orphaned one yard or more cuts of fabric to exchange for a $2 off coupon to be used in the purchase of one yard or more fabric from their store.

    So let me get this straight: I bring in my fabric which they will buy from me for $2. Then I buy fabric from them for $10 and use the $2 coupon so that I only pay $8.

    Why do I feel like I'm getting the short end of the stick in this deal?
    I got the same postcard this week. I think it also said you could exchange your unwanted cut for someone else's unwanted cut. I'd prefer to do a straight swap than getting the $2. I think we're better off waiting for a good % sale. I'm pretty patient for those sales to come around.

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    [quote=sew cornieI got the same postcard this week. I think it also said you could exchange your unwanted cut for someone else's unwanted cut. .[/quote]

    Hmmm. I'll need to look at it again. Uh Oh. Recycled already. I read it out loud to my husband to see what his take on it was. I didn't get that, but you might be right. It's still a strange way to get people into the store.

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    Sounds like a goverment sale. You give me $2.00 and will sell you this for $8.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
    Sounds like a goverment sale. You give me $2.00 and will sell you this for $8.00.
    as a government employee i must object to this. you have it all wrong.

    you pay $2 for it. the government buys it from you for
    $32,423.57.

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    back to the topic. if it's a chance to trade with others, it would probably turn out to be a blast. can you imagine all the laughter over the different fabs people brought? or the ecstatic joy when somebody finds a fab they've been searching for high and low?

    if they seriously want you to give them a yard or more of fabric for a lousy $2 discount on ridiculously expensive fabric ... well ... then i guess they figured out a new way to spell "sucker". :lol:

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    Yeah, that is weird. No incentive there for me.

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    [quote=PatriceJ]
    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
    Sounds like a goverment sale. You give me $2.00 and will sell you this for $8.00.
    as a government employee i must object to this. you have it all wrong.

    you pay $2 for it. the government buys it from you for
    $32,423.57.

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    your are correct.

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    Seems to me like someone thought this would sound fun, but it's too weird. I guess if you have some really ugly fabric you can get rid of any other way you could do this with it. I would probably go into the store just to find out what's going on and then end up buying a bunch without the coupon!

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    I wonder what other ideas LQS will come up with to sell their $10/yard fabric. I have seen fabric going for $10.75/yard. That is just ridiculous.

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    Weird is the word. I would hold on to my fabric.

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