Wal Mart Ditching Knitters

MasonM's picture

It looks like Wal Mart, at least the one here, doesn't want the knitter's business any more. I just got back from there and was complaining about the lack of selections regarding yarn, which was more pathetic than usual for them.

The clerk who was stocking the shelves told me that it's far more than they will have in a couple of more months. She said that they are scaling it down and will only have four feet of shelf space dedicated to yarn. Four feet!

I told her that I supposed that's just one more reason for me to stop shopping there. I really wish I had the resources to open a yarn shop here in town. We don't have a single one, not even a Jo Ann's. I'd make a killing.

Wal Mart could close their doors tomorrow for all I care now. They don't want my business any more.

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Not only the yarn. Our

Not only the yarn. Our super WM shut down the fish monger station. I have taken all my business to Jo-Ann's and Michael's. Our WM used to have kick-ass yarns (all only good for baby things, however) but not anymore. Michael's, however, has really upgraded their stock and is now even carrying bamboo for 3/4s of the price my local yarn pusher asks. About $3.60 for a 50 gram ball. Really!

So, I'm right there with ya, Mason.
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MasonM's picture

I we had a Michael's, Hobby

I we had a Michael's, Hobby Lobby, or Jo Ann's in this town I wouldn't even bother looking at what Wally World carries. Sadly we have no LYS or big chain stores here at all.

Mason

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rjcb3's picture

Well, I guess that means

Well, I guess that means only one thing:

Open up your own craft and yarn shop and thumb your nose to WM.

I don't know...here in Maine, they're well enough stocked -- at least the ones in Portland and Falmouth and Auburn...maybe they think that Maine is a stereotypically knitting state us being up here in the north and all.

I would think that down south, there'd be plenty of shops like that, seeing as all of our snowbirds go down there for the winter.

)O(
robert

MasonM's picture

If I had the money I'd open

If I had the money I'd open a LYS in a heartbeat. We really need one here.

Mason

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We have a Wally's

We have a Wally's here and a Ben Franklin, which is waaay better, in a limited kinda way...neither one really carry much by way of needles other than brightly colored aluminium and wooden timbers touted as knitting needles...size 44xxxl anyone?

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Pool cues? LOL Mason Linux:

Pool cues? LOL

Mason

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Aaronknits's picture

I despise Wally World. I

I despise Wally World. I really do. I avoid it like the plague.

MasonM's picture

Well, they aren't totally

Well, they aren't totally bad, but having done business with their company in the past I swore I wouldn't do so ever again.

Mason

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kiwiknitter's picture

Thankfully, we have no Wal

Thankfully, we have no Wal Marts in New Zealand. Another good reason to live here!

MasonM's picture

LMAO Mason Linux: because a

LMAO

Mason

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TomH's picture

May I never have to walk

May I never have to walk through the doors of Wal Mart again. I did twice and that's enough for me.

MasonM's picture

I despise them and their

I despise them and their practices, but have shopped there due to having limited choices around here, but am about done with them.

Mason

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MMario's picture

I can't say I approve of all

I can't say I approve of all theier business practices - but since the advent of wal-mart in our area meant not having to drive 60 miles to shop - it was a good thing.
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

MasonM's picture

I don't blame you,

I don't blame you, especially with the fuel prices these days.

Mason

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MMario's picture

strange - you would think

strange - you would think that in a locale with no yarn stores around wal-mart would take advantage of the lack.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

MasonM's picture

Yeah you would think so,

Yeah you would think so, wouldn't you?

Mason

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