April 21, 2017 by Robin @ Imperial Crochet
Lately I find myself getting really irritated about these exclusive yarns that are only being sold at certain stores like the Sweet Rolls at Jo-Ann and the Caron Cakes at Michael’s.
I mean seriously? I happen to like both of these yarns (Okay, it’s more like LOVE. Alright… I’m kind of obsessed with variegated yarn.) and have used each for different crochet projects so now when I want more I have to go running all over town to get what I need.
I hate running all over town.
Okay, so Michael’s has generously offered to sell some of the Caron Cakes online but they have to be purchased in bulk, three skeins at a time. So far, as of this posting, the Sweet Rolls can only be purchased in store, or at Amazon.com if you’re lucky enough to find the color you want and are willing to pay extra for them.
Having worked in retail, I am no longer much of a fan of shopping and I prefer very much to make one trip and buy all of my yarn in one place, and lately that place is usually online.
I know these stores think that by having their own exclusive yarn, people will flock like sheep to go buy it, and I suppose they also think we’ll spend more money on other things while we visit their store for their special exclusive yarn but for me this is simply becoming a very big turn off.
Am I alone in thinking like this? Does this annoy you too?
Let’s talk about this. Do you think there’s anyway we can convince these yarn companies to stop this madness? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Until next time,
P.S. I’m not affiliated with either Jo-Ann’s or Michael’s.