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Date: 9/5/11 1:48 PM

Looks like Fabricland in Canada is not having weekly pattern specials anymore.... :(

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Date: 9/5/11 2:17 PM

Oh no!...i have been checking their website almost daily to see when the next pattern sale would be...it has been more than a few weeks since their last sale.....Sue, how did you hear about this...I will be so upset if Fabricland stops their pattern sales..

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Date: 9/5/11 3:07 PM

Doesn't surprise me at all given the corporation's recent anti-customer policies.

I cut up my membership card and will be sending it to head office along with a letter. Fabricland has lost my business for good.

BTW -- it's not just the pattern stuff -- it's a year of steadily declining customer service and the introduction of anti-customer policies that forced my decision. That and a good old challenge from a Fabricland employee

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Date: 9/5/11 3:31 PM

i wondered about that when i checked their site and no patterns were mentioned. I joined CLUBBMV and wait for their frequent sales ---better prices especially on Vogue .

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Date: 9/5/11 3:52 PM

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I joined CLUBBMV and wait for their frequent sales ---better prices especially on Vogue .


Me too- and I have stocked up big time.

I have been waiting around for the Simplicity patterns to go on sale at Fabricland, but nothing so far. There are a couple I'd like to get.
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Date: 9/5/11 4:41 PM

[That and a good old challenge from a Fabricland employee]

ohh, Sheila, spill the beans!
-- Edited on 9/5/11 4:42 PM --

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Date: 9/5/11 4:45 PM

I checked their website too, in August I was told that they had no pattern specials as it was thier member card renewal month. I bought some thread yesterday and that's what they told me when I asked..

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Date: 9/5/11 4:46 PM

I have NOTICED the lack of pattern sales and it is bugging me.

A while back I did a blog post on ONE of my experiences (there are more) at Fabricland here on the West Coast.

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Date: 9/5/11 5:18 PM

Wow, that's terrible. I used to work at Fabricland, and I hope my customers had good experiences!

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Date: 9/5/11 5:35 PM

Basically when I questioned an employee about all the policy changes and how they were very anti-customer, her response was "Where else are you gonna go?"

The whole story and a couple of others are in this thread

Canada Sewers -- the first part is at the top of page 118 (second post) in case this isn't a direct link. I added another story about "NOT selling fabric" on the next page I believe.

I haven't been back to Fabricland since.

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