Post by Steeler Girl on Jun 27, 2014 12:40:43 GMT -5
Wow was amazed to hear about Two Peas message board being removed. Sounds like another SB company getting out.
why do you think this is occurring? I go to expos and they seem to be full still but not as many mfg or vendors at the expos. Do you feel people aren't purchasing as much or they do it solely online or people are losing interest in SB as a hobby?
I received an email announcing another store closing...a family decision not related to a business balance sheet. But that aside, i live in an area with no local Sb stores. And the local CK convention had 1/3 fewer vendors than in the past. I have barely bought any supplies in the last five years... I paired down my supplies and tried to use what I already own. I scrap much less than I use to because their are no local crops, no local stores and many people seem to be embracing the digital scrapbooking these days. I miss the good old days before the hobby became expensive with the unrelenting quest for the newest and greatest. It became to expensive and it can be lonely scrapping alone,so I pretty much quit. .
Last Edit: Jul 1, 2014 17:06:33 GMT -5 by jenn: Left out a word
I know lots of people have tons of supplies so they are trying to use up what they own. I think 2peas closed for other reasons. I also hear of at least 2 more lss closing. One physical and the other online.
I think the industry grew too fast and everyone was jumping on board to run a store. We had some amazing LSS's but Archiver's ran them out then Archiver's closed earlier this year leaving us with nothing but big box stores - such a bummer.