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Posted - 06/25/2014 :  1:15:11 PM  Show Profile Send strandedgirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was so blissfully excited when I found out that a yarn shop was opening in my town, and only a small walk away from where I live. I was so busy that I have only just been able to go in this last weekend. I was picturing myself being able to attend classes and knitting groups and spend most of my yarn budget on a locally owned business instead of giving it over to the on-line gods. I finally got in the store and was absolutely appalled at how much they charge for their yarn. I live in a small suburb about 20 minutes outside of SF, California so I am used to paying premium prices for good and unique yarn. The new shop was more overpriced than any other I had been in within a 75-100 mile radius (yes, I even travel for the specific reason of yarn searching). I have a personal policy to never leave an LYS without making some kind of purchase, just to support the business. I was a loss of what to buy, as even their patterns are so overpriced. I am so disappointed in this new shop, and feel that it isn't going to last long due to the grossly inflated prices. And sadly, their yarns aren't even that unique or made in house. I had purchased a yarn on my honeymoon a few years back and saw the same yarn at the shop. They were asking 3 times what I had paid for it! What a huge let down.

My name is Michelle, and I'm a yarnaholic.

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Posted - 06/26/2014 :  11:04:56 AM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmm, you would think that in this digital age where people can compare prices easily, a new retailer would try to price competitively and distinguish itself by service and selection. I hope they get the message!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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knitty kat
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Posted - 07/11/2014 :  8:38:49 PM  Show Profile  Send knitty kat a Yahoo! Message Send knitty kat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I live in the SF East Bay, we have some wonderful local shops within 5-20 miles from me. What area do you live in?
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