How bad is Joann's on BF
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TheOtherMeg
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Posted: 11/19/2012 7:54:17 PM
I wouldn't shop at Joann's on *any* day. Perhaps someone with more recent BF @ J's experience will have some info for you, though.



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Posted: 11/19/2012 8:00:44 PM
My mom and sister and I go about 11 am every BF. It's busy, esp the cut table, but by no means nutty.



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Posted: 11/19/2012 8:03:12 PM
I went later in the day last year...around noon..not so bad



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Posted: 11/19/2012 8:06:57 PM
I got there between 6 & 6:30 am last year. I waited about 4.5 hours to get up to the cutting counter. Then waited another 45 min to pay.


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Posted: 11/19/2012 8:07:31 PM
If you go early, wear armor and a helmet. Those ladies are cray-cray. But by 11-12 it's just a busy shopping day.



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Posted: 11/19/2012 8:20:07 PM
I've gone the past couple of years. It's not cray cray here but I'm not a fabric person. I would be prepared for a serious wait at the fabric counter - other than that I go at opening and am usually out within 20 minutes.
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Posted: 11/19/2012 8:22:00 PM
Sprout...what kind of deal did they offer on the fabric that made it worth 4.5 hours in line?

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Posted: 11/19/2012 8:26:27 PM
Two years ago they had the personal cricut for $60. I dragged my brother their before it opened because that was the only thing we really wanted to make sure we got for the price. As we sat in the car he said "I can't believe it 5:50 and I am sitting at Joanns Fabric. WE ARE NOT waiting for fabric...in and out and then on to Walmart" My SIL and I were so sad because they had flannel on sale for $1.99 a yard and I was making rag quilts. When we were done, SIL and I went back around noon and it was just another busy shopping day and they had everything that I wanted.

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Posted: 11/19/2012 8:27:48 PM
Two years ago they had the personal cricut for $60. I dragged my brother their before it opened because that was the only thing we really wanted to make sure we got for the price. As we sat in the car he said "I can't believe it 5:50 and I am sitting at Joanns Fabric. WE ARE NOT waiting for fabric...in and out and then on to Walmart" My SIL and I were so sad because they had flannel on sale for $1.99 a yard and I was making rag quilts. When we were done, SIL and I went back around noon and it was just another busy shopping day and they had everything that I wanted.

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Posted: 11/19/2012 8:30:55 PM
I usually go to ours around 2 pm and it just seems like a busy shopping day. I hardly waited in line at all.


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Posted: 11/19/2012 8:33:02 PM
I haven't been for a few years, but when I did go, the line always wrapped around the store.




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Posted: 11/19/2012 8:41:18 PM
Flannel is 75% off making it $1.74 and $1.49 a yard. You can but it by the bolt too. An 8 yard bolt will be about $11.50. All day. Ill be going in the afternoon.

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Posted: 11/19/2012 9:43:36 PM
I went last year. It was horrific. It made ToysRUs look down right normal.

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Posted: 11/19/2012 10:40:58 PM
I went last year about an hour before closing and it was nearly empty. It was a great time to go because they were sorting through the remnants for the day and I got several good sized cuts for less than $1 each.

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Posted: 11/19/2012 10:43:22 PM
At the one near me, the check out line usually wraps about 1/2 way around the store. Getting fabric cut takes a long time... People do behave themselves though.




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Posted: 11/19/2012 11:16:37 PM
As much as I hate BF shopping, I did hit J's a few years ago for some fabric. It wasn't bad. There were about 15-20 of us waiting. Some more people showed up right after opening. As soon as I had my fabric bolts in my cart, I grabbed and number and then kept shopping until it was close to time for me to cut. I only had to wait about 20 minutes because they had the max number of cutters that they have room for........about 5, I think.

Checkout line can get long but they had a bunch of cashiers and the J's that I go to has a single line for all cash registers. The line moves fairly quick.





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Posted: 11/19/2012 11:28:08 PM
Going to our Joann here on Black Friday is like entering the inner circle of hell.



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Posted: 11/20/2012 3:13:31 AM
I have no idea because even though I would possibly brave Joanns on Black Friday the area where our Joanns are located are not to be approached within a mile or more because the traffic flow is nuts. I once went shopping in the area on a weeknight but it was within a week of Christmas. I thought I would be safe because it was a Tuesday. I was trapped like a rat in a maze in a sea of cars....ugh.

And I can tell yo the cutting counter will be a zoo.

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Posted: 11/20/2012 4:56:36 AM
I went one year. Lines for cutting we're a little over an hour, then about 1/2 hour to check out. Last year I shopped online. The prices were just a little higher than at the store. If I remember correctly, I paid $2.29 for the $1.99 flannel. The website was a little wonky, but I was able to get all but one of the flannel that I wanted. My Joann's is about 20 miles from me, so I figured I would have used what little savings I got on gas. I'm going to try online again this year.


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