If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always had.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I generally don't express opinions publicly that would affect other people or are of little relevance. This time, I am making an exception.

I have avoided shopping at Walmart for a year or so. I go in if I can't find something somewhere else. My first choice is to shop at a locally based business and avoid the box stores if I can, and if I can't, I try Target first.

Sometimes, though, I have to resort to Walmart because Target doesn't sell fabric. The fabric I've gotten at Walmart was decent and was inexpensive, and they had a decent selection. Not anymore. The nearest Walmart stopped selling fabric more than a year ago when they moved to their current 'Super' location. I've been in there a half-dozen times, maybe. There is another Walmart a little further out, and while I was running errands today I decided to stop in to see if I could find Monk's cloth in colors other than white and oatmeal. They didn't have it. They had no fabric at all. They sold out of the last of it a couple of weeks ago, according to a customer I talked to.

That's another nail in their coffin as far as I'm concerned. I used to be able to count on them to be a close, cheap source for craft supplies, and they had a lot of variety of crafts--a little of everything. Now, apparently, I'm in such a minority that they don't want my business. Just makes it easier for me to spend my money in stores where the people care about what they do, don't try to do everything or cater to everyone, and aren't trying to take over the world. So there!



Blogger Jean said...

They've been closing out their fabric for almost a year now. They seem to be doing via attrition and by not stocking it in new stores.

4:56 PM  

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