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.


Anonymous 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.