I went to Archivers today.

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Posted 1/4/2014 by onlywork2scrap in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 1/4/2014 4:55:23 PM
I made the almost two hour drive. My store is in Marietta, GA. The only people waiting for the doors to open were cropping I think. A few minutes after they opened it got very crowded with some pretty long lines to check out. No one seemed to mind the wait. There are lots of new valentine lines in. The sale hasn't started, so maybe others feel like I do - I don't care about a sale, I just want product. Lots of people were commenting wondering where they are going to shop. I told several there what good experience I've had shopping on Two Peas. I also told the nice lady in front of me to get the app and she got it while we were standing in line. It's fun to go in a brick and mortar store to see new product up close, but I'm still really glad we have this site to shop and share ideas, etc.


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Posted: 1/4/2014 5:10:28 PM
We went to our local Archiver's today, got there at 11am. The store was packed. I've never ever seen it so crowded. Some people were confused because they were expecting sales -- of which there were none. They were honoring all current coupons. When we came in, they were doing the make and take demo they'd advertised, but they abandoned that by 11:15am when the check out lines got long.

Tons of new products were in. The single sheet plain cardstock was nearly sold out. Some of the Disney and Tim Holtz items were sold out. Everything else was quite plentiful.

The lines were super duper long. From what I saw, most people were spending over $100 each. It took us over half an hour waiting in line. The bulk of the wait was due to scanning each individual sheet of plain cardstock people had -- and some people had 6" stacks of individual cardstock. I saw that one woman's stack of individual card stock took 30 minutes for them to scan. Why they were bothering to scan each sheet was a mystery many people on line were wondering since it was lengthening the wait and one would think that level of inventory information is unnecessary at this point.

People in line were talking about how sad they were that the store was closing and commiserating that what's left is not adequate. They all seemed to be regular Archiver's shoppers.

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Posted: 1/4/2014 5:22:28 PM
There was still a good selection of cardstock at Marietta. It didn't look like anyone was stocking up on that.


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Posted: 1/5/2014 5:07:19 PM
Went today also and was very disappointed. I had heard sales were starting today. I am sad it is closing but to be honest I'm mostly sad in a general sense because of what it might mean to scrapbooking. They had no sales and lots of older supplies . They had very little new stuff. They never really have carried my favorite lines of paper anyways , ours has always been stamp and card making heavy.
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