Sunday, April 08, 2012

Kinda Sad Today

Yesterday I went to my LNS, only to discover that it was their last day.  :(  The owner was closing down and wouldn't sell for some reason.  (That's what I heard from other customers, so take that with a pinch or two of salt)

I really liked that shop, and not only because it was the closest one to me that I know of.  The ladies in the shop were always so helpful and friendly.  They also, and this is very important, knew me by name.  As in, I would be greeted with "Hi Amie!" when I came in the door.  I'm going to miss all of them.

They were having a massive sale, so I bought what I could remember I wanted/needed that was still in stock.  And here's a bonus for being a known loyal customer: after the regular discounts were applied (10% frequent customer club-thingy and 60% store closing discount) I got an extra 10% because the lady ringing me up knew me as an actual regular and not someone who heard they were closing and decended like a vulture to pick over the remains.

*ahem*  Sorry, got a little off tangent there.

I made out like a bandit, and I'm feeling a little bit conflicted by that at the moment.  On the one hand, score! and on the other, wah-my-store-is-gone!  But I guess mostly I'm going to miss them.

2 comments:

milly said...

It's lovely that you got some discount but sad that another LNS has to close. We have no local LNS any more ):

Ashni said...

@milly: Yeah, I'd much rather have the shop stay and not have gotten any discount.