A bad business model

So for the blanket I just posted about I bought 3 skeins of this beautiful Malabrigo yarn and, unfortunately, they had a fire about a month ago.  I was worried that this could affect me if I ended up needing more, but I was confident when I bought the yarn, as were the women at my yarn store (Downtown Yarns – which I LOVE) that these 3 would be enough.  I finished the first skein yesterday and started thinking I need a 4th.  Also, it’s probably easier to get it now than it is to wait and get later.  Oh!  And!  This yarn is hand dyed, so the longer I wait, even though it may be the same color, it may not match at all.

Anyway, so yestereday I was going to go to my yarn store and get one more skein, but I called ahead just in case.  They, as luck would have it, didn’t have the color I need.  Today I called back when the woman who handles all their inventory was in to ask her if she could get it.  She said that because of the fire it would probably take a long time and that it was probably best for me if I call around.  So I did.  I called every yarn store that came up in a Google search.  All except for Knit New York.  I am so NOT a fan of that place.  Their yarn selection is limited, I feel like the women who work there have an attitude and they are WAY over priced.  NO ONE had the color I needed.  I called Knit New York as a last resort, and surprise, surprise, they had the color I needed.  So, I set off down there to get it.

When I was checking out I told the woman I had called every yarn store I could think of in New York and they were the only ones with that color.  She sort of chanted, “Knit New York!”…as in, ‘go us.’  I then told her that it was probably because theirs costs $3 more than other nearby shops.  She took my yarn, didn’t offer to roll it into a ball on their machine deal (which every yarn store does for free when you buy it), and stuffed it into a bag.  Then the other woman behind the counter asked me, well, did you ask them to order it for you then?  I told her I needed it now.  I hate that place!

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