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Wed Mar 26, 2014, 09:43 AM

Has the Green family ever taken a look at their customer base?

Who shops at Hobby Lobby? My observation is that the customers are mostly white, middle class women. Who uses birth control? A lot of white, middle class women.

Can anyone say "boycott"?

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Reply Has the Green family ever taken a look at their customer base? (Original post)
hedgehog Mar 2014 OP
HockeyMom Mar 2014 #1
hedgehog Mar 2014 #2
mainer Mar 2014 #3
hedgehog Mar 2014 #4
gollygee Mar 2014 #5
Mariana Mar 2014 #9
gollygee Mar 2014 #10
Glitterati Mar 2014 #7
madmom Mar 2014 #6
CrispyQ Mar 2014 #12
white_wolf Mar 2014 #8
OnionPatch Mar 2014 #11
hedgehog Mar 2014 #13

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 09:47 AM

1. They beat you to it

 

All over Facebook, including posting on Hobby's Lobby's page, Twitter, etc. Right. They are making the majority of their customers, who are WOMEN, very, very mad. Taking their business to Michael's, Joanne's, etc.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 09:49 AM

2. Good to know! Funny how this info hasn't hit the network media!

Rachel, are you listening?

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 09:57 AM

3. Don't have one near me. I pictured geeky boys/men

who are there to buy model airplanes. Guess I've got the demographic all wrong.

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Response to mainer (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:03 AM

4. Hobby Lobby is mostly "craft" items : yarn, fabric, ribbon, artificial flowers, scrap booking

supplies, etc.

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Response to mainer (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:04 AM

5. There are a few model airplanes

but 95+ of the store is yarn, fabric, home decor, scrapbooking, jewelry making, etc.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 11:09 AM

9. Their "home decor" is utter crap.

Last time I was in one more than half the space in the store was devoted to ugly cheap shoddy dust-collecting knickknacks. The profit margin on those must be higher than on actual hobby supplies.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 11:09 AM

10. Why yes, yes it is

LOL

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Response to mainer (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:47 AM

7. Art supplies

 

Canvas, oil/acrylic/water color paints, brushes all purchased by my daughter at Hobby Lobby until they started this case. Now, Michaels gets all that business.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:45 AM

6. I used to make a weekly 50 mile trip to

hobby lobby for yarn and such. I've stopped completely, I now go to Joann's.

A few years back I was a Girl Scout leader and did a lot of our craft shopping there, now I steer others away from them.

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Response to madmom (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 12:21 PM

12. Write to that store & copy the corporate office.

I told them that even though driving to Michael's is inconvenient I do it with a smile on my face. I said they probably didn't want my money anyway since I use birth control.

I am on pins & needles.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:54 AM

8. Ahh I clearly had no clue what Hobby Lobby was.

I assumed it was a store that sold Magic the Gathering cards and table top RPG books and I then I mentally made a note to never buy my RPG books from there. Clearly, I'm not the right demographic since I have no clue what they sell. I just saw the word "hobby" and assumed it meant my hobbies. Strange how that happens.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 11:12 AM

11. We stopped going there as soon as this flap started.

And my husband is the one who goes there the most and was the one who decided to boycott over this, so it's not just women they're pissing off.

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Response to OnionPatch (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 12:55 PM

13. As noted above, there usually are plenty of other stores aound that supply

the same items (even the same name brands!) as Hobby Lobby.

What I really miss? The freestanding fabric stores, art supply stores, etc. Syracuse is lucky enough to have a real art supply store down near the university. It's a treat to drop in there.

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