Tuesday, June 3, 2008

scrappin' at the LSS - it ain't what it used to be....

Friday night, E and I met another friend of hers and went to the LSS to crop. I must tell you that it wasn't that fun. Really.

First, I had to pay $10 to crop, under the pretense that I got a $5 credit towards my purchase. I really have no problem with that - I understand they need to make money and pay the light bill, etc., plus I will normally pick up something while I am there.

Second, there were about ten people there; TEN! This used to the LSS that had a waitlist by Tuesday !!

Thirdly, it was tooooooo quiet (probably because there were only 10 of us)

We ended up going OUT for dinner, coming back and the time still drug on. Then, at 11pm, they started announcing that we all MUST pay as soon as possible because the computer goes down at midnight and they wouldn't know how to close out your tab (WTF?!) They then announced again it at 11:15, 11:30 and by 11:45, they were singling people out to come pay. E's friend spent quite a bit of time on the sales floor, but they didn't have what she wanted, so she didn't want to buy anything. They told her that she MUST purchase something or she would lose the $5 credit - the credit that had been in the system since she paid for her spot on Wednesday! I spent only $5, because I'm just rebellious...lol Nevermind the fact that I had already spent like $20 within the last two weeks (in a row).

Oh and by 12:01 or was is 11:59, they had pushed everyone out of the store. Now, I paid to crop from 6-midnight - and if I was almost finished with something, I would have stayed till then, kwim?

After not cropping in a store for six months, I must say things have changed; and I don't think I will be scrapping at that LSS for a LONG time.

The Scrapstore Nazi's are out, girls, beware.

xoxox, D

8 comments:

VAWM said...

This doesn't sound like it was as fun as it shoulda, coulda, woulda been!

Vel said...

Aww, that sucks. I've never cropped anywhere but home and I don't think I would want to anyway. Mostly cuzz I don't like people that much. Hahahaha Sorry your experience wasn't better.

Julie Howard said...

I stopped going to the crops at my LSS because they were boring, not a lot of people & the selection at the store was blah. You know... all it takes is an hour drive for either of us & we could scrap our little hearts out together. Just sayin'...

Melissa said...

Well, that sucks. Stay home and scrap like me. You don't spend the money and you can finish as you wish :)

~ Jayme ~ said...

Are you serious?!?! Yeah, I wouldn't go back either!!!

Tanya said...

Oh my this sounds like a disaster and I would not go back there. I agree with Mel You should stay at home. Maybe set up your own scrap night!!

Cathy said...

Ewww I don't think I would be scrapping or shopping there for quite so time. But thats also probably to reason for their #'s.

ScrappingMomof3 said...

I've not enjoyed going to that store since they changed policies. I hate how things are with our little economy what it is right now. I don't mind the $10, but LOTS of people just crop at home instead - especially if the service isn't what it used to be either. ~april