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Has anyone else heard this about Hobby Lobby?????
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 23, 2005 10:44 PM
Someone posted on a Yahoo Group that Hobby Lobby may stop selling model kits. Just thought I would ask here if anyone has heard this. This is what was posted on the Yahoo Group:

Like toys r us not selling kits any more and how walmart's selection
has gone from a whole isle to a section one kit wide and two shelves
tall and its never stocked. Then he told me that he heard Hobby
Lobby is losing to much money on kits so they will quit selling them.

I dont know how true this is but it would be devastating to the
hobby,at least in oklahoma .If this happens i will have no reason to
shop there and I buy most of my supplies there also.
Maybe someone else can tell us for sure what the story is.
Maybe if we inundate H.L.'s head quarters with mail and support for
their plastic section they'll see the error in that kind of
thinking.thanks for your time
patrick

heres the contact info
corporate office
(405) 745-1100
Email
http://www.hobbylobby.com/site3/customer/mail.cfm

MAILING ADDRESS
Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. | 7707 S.W. 44th Street | Oklahoma City, OK
73179
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 23, 2005 11:02 PM
Wow, Hobby Lobby has the best model selection around outside of the small local shop in my area. The one close to me even sells Tamiya kits and was the first to carry Testors new paint line. I hope this is not true, we as many stores as possible to carry kits to get them to the widest possble market.
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Posted by lordairgtar on Sunday, January 23, 2005 11:45 PM
I went to a Hobby Lobby in around West Bend Wisconsin and they had NO kits. Don't know if that was just that particular day or not.

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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Monday, January 24, 2005 7:10 AM
WOW, that would just suck...i sent an email...thanks for posting this widrice..

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Posted by Chris B on Monday, January 24, 2005 9:04 AM
The only thing I had heard was they were going to quit the 50% off sales. Maybe just do 40% sales. Our HL was still stocked fairly well, and even had a few of the newest kits out.
Hope it's not true. I like buying their kits when they are 40-50% off!
Chris
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 24, 2005 9:25 AM
Wildrice - I appreciate you posting this note. It concerns me if Hobby Lobby were to stop selling kits here in Kansas City as they have the best selection of kits next to my LHS in North KC. I have sent an email as well expressing my concern over this matter.
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Posted by JakeCouture on Monday, January 24, 2005 9:51 AM
I'm lucky because I have quite a few LHS in my area, so I don't rely on Hobby Lobby, but I can definitely empathize with those of you with limited other options. I think one of the problems is that they are known for their huge sales, and many people may not be buying the kits at retail prices, waiting for the 50% off sales. If they're only selling kits at 50% off, they are most likely not making enough profit off of them to justify keeping them in stock. Just my two cents worth.
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Posted by dag65 on Monday, January 24, 2005 10:40 AM
Well if Hobby Lobby sold more than just kits they might may a go of it. When was the last time you bought anything but a 1/2 off kit there?
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 24, 2005 11:02 AM
i guess they don't have hobby lobbys on the west coast,i never seen one,hopfully it's not true
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 24, 2005 1:01 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by JUDGE

i guess they don't have hobby lobbys on the west coast,i never seen one,hopfully it's not true
Well....There is no hobby Lobbys up here either. But.....I hope this isn't true also. Another hobbie buisness closing down is not a good thing.Sad
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 24, 2005 3:21 PM
I don't rely on HL for my kits, but that would suck if they stopped selling them. It is a great alternative.


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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 24, 2005 3:27 PM
lordairgtar

Don't know when you were at the West Bend HL, but I was there today and they had GOBS of kits.
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Posted by 46achers on Monday, January 24, 2005 3:44 PM
A new Hobby Lobby store opened in Boardman, Ohio app. a week ago, went over to check it out. They had a fairly good selection of kits, heavy into military , airplanes, & ships, everything was 50% off.
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Posted by Tonioseven on Monday, January 24, 2005 3:53 PM
I just sent them an email stating that I hope they continue to sell model kits.
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Posted by Tonioseven on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 2:09 PM
"Sharon K. Graves" <sharon.graves@hobbylobby.com>


Thank you for shopping at Hobby Lobby. We will continue to carry the plastic model kits at each of our retail stores. We appreciate your comments and will be forwarded to the appropriate personnel. We hope that all your visits are pleasant and productive.

Thank you for visiting our website.
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Posted by Zoom Zoom on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 2:40 PM
Tonio thus proves that getting information from the horse's mouth, and not via a rumor over the internet, is what it's all about. Lots of good info. to be had via the internet, also tons of utter BS to wade through.
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Posted by gratch73a on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 2:52 PM
True but you don't know what's BS & what's not unless you ask. Hopefully it's put to rest!
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Posted by Zoom Zoom on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 3:44 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by gratch73a

True but you don't know what's BS & what's not unless you ask. Hopefully it's put to rest!


How true, my thoughts are that whomever posted it in the first place w/an email address and corporate information could have just as easily sent the same email that Tonioseven sent, gotten the reply, and have not bothered to stir up a hornets nest of rumor. But that's not nearly as fun as starting, spreading, and believing rumors, and putting it on others to email and "inundate" Hobby Lobby. ..."I saw it on the internet, it has to be true...".
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Posted by roadhawg on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 8:18 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Zoom Zoom

QUOTE: Originally posted by gratch73a

True but you don't know what's BS & what's not unless you ask. Hopefully it's put to rest!


How true, my thoughts are that whomever posted it in the first place w/an email address and corporate information could have just as easily sent the same email that Tonioseven sent, gotten the reply, and have not bothered to stir up a hornets nest of rumor. But that's not nearly as fun as starting, spreading, and believing rumors, and putting it on others to email and "inundate" Hobby Lobby. ..."I saw it on the internet, it has to be true...".
The general rule of thumb is...Don`t believe anything you hear, and only half of what you see.

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by mikemodeler on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 8:17 PM
I was in HL last week and they had quite a few kits there so I am glad to hear that their intention is to remain in business. But I think the earlier posts about shopping there on a regular basis and not just during the 50% off sales has some merit. Their regular prices are not that bad, better than most HobbyTown's and the ones by me did add the new Testor's lacquer paint. They seem to have eliminated the K&S metal stuff but they do have some tools and supplies. I do remember them having the new International Scout kit right after it came out so it seems like they are trying to have new releases, unlike Sprawl Mart who is content to have six different kits from several years ago.
I will personally make an effort to shop them more often, even if it means driving a little bit out of the way.
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Posted by ragtop63 on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 9:28 PM
Mike,

I agree HL has about the best prices around here. Of cource my LHS is about 40 miles from my house! I also thought they has removed the brass and aluminum sheets / tubing. Only to find out they moved it to another isle. Not sure why. I do love the 40% to 50% off, but they are my first choice for everyday purchases.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 27, 2005 12:08 AM
I talked to someone my sister used to work with, sounds like they may just be getting ready to get newer/different kits in stock. The store also has more kits than it did when my sister quite, and they no longer have the psyco my sister quit because ofBig Smile
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Posted by gratch73a on Thursday, January 27, 2005 6:19 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Zoom Zoom

QUOTE: Originally posted by gratch73a

True but you don't know what's BS & what's not unless you ask. Hopefully it's put to rest!


How true, my thoughts are that whomever posted it in the first place w/an email address and corporate information could have just as easily sent the same email that Tonioseven sent, gotten the reply, and have not bothered to stir up a hornets nest of rumor. But that's not nearly as fun as starting, spreading, and believing rumors, and putting it on others to email and "inundate" Hobby Lobby. ..."I saw it on the internet, it has to be true...".



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Posted by JakeCouture on Thursday, January 27, 2005 11:40 AM
I got that exact same email that Tonio7 got. I'm glad that they are planning to keep stocking kits. Perhaps they were considering it, and that's how this rumor started. If it's true that they were planning to not carry plastic, it's a good thing so many of us let them know how we feel.
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Posted by darkwanderer on Saturday, January 29, 2005 6:28 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by ragtop63

Mike,

I agree HL has about the best prices around here. Of cource my LHS is about 40 miles from my house! I also thought they has removed the brass and aluminum sheets / tubing. Only to find out they moved it to another isle. Not sure why. I do love the 40% to 50% off, but they are my first choice for everyday purchases.


I have to agree here too. Since I refuse to deal with my LHS, as they really don't care about the plastic kit end of the hobby (they're more into selling R/C cars and such). And after my visit to Michael's last week, I no longer go there.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 03, 2005 1:33 PM
I went to HL the other day and they didn't know anything about getting rid of the model kits.
My local HL has the best selection around.( Terre Haute, IN ) They have lots of supplies, ( paint, tools,glue,etc. ) and a very large selection of kits ( cars, planes, military,and boats ).
It's alot better than my LHS which is mostly RC and very over priced model kits, and trains. other than that there's just Wal-mart , cheap but not much selection.

Roy
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Posted by Tonioseven on Thursday, February 03, 2005 2:12 PM
Read the email I posted people!! They're keeping the kits!! The email is for real!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 03, 2005 6:34 PM
Cool The Hobby Lobby in Lima carries plastic kits, the automotive side is a bit thin and needs restocking . . . They had 40% off sale around Christmas, the perfect time to pick up the Big Duece $79.99 @ 40% off, a nice buy for a 1/8th kit Smile

The hobby shops aqround the Lima area are very . . . I do not remember seeing one, the phone book shows a listing but I still can't locate it Question So if it was not for HL, the hobby business would be hurting; Walmart carries models at both stores, regular Walmart and the super Walmart, though not exactly overflowing; there is another super store called Meijer, that carries models, a fairly large selection too, in the Walmart ballpark for pricing Thumbs Up

So the next best hobby shop or outlet from Lima is 18 miles south to Wapak, OH; or 25 miles southwest to St. Mary's, OH; or I suppose 30 miles northwest up to Van Wert, OH; or keep going on up to Fort Wayne, Indiana, about 65 miles NW of Lima, OH . . . I'm thankful the for the HL here in Lima, but I miss the real McCoy hobby shops, that is one of the difficult things about moving from Denver, CO to Lima, OH Sad

I remember the hobby shops that I frequented in the '50's up through the mid '80's, mom and pop hobby shops, most are gone, leaving it to the larger hobby shops that could withstand a slow season; there is one in Denver, Mizel's Trains, they have very very large selection of plastic kits, a real nice hobby shopSmile

I'll continue to shop at Hobby Lobby and support the effort to contact the HL headquarters with an encouraging word about keeping the model section going, at we have one good outlet Wink

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 04, 2005 7:31 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Zoom Zoom

QUOTE: Originally posted by gratch73a

True but you don't know what's BS & what's not unless you ask. Hopefully it's put to rest!


How true, my thoughts are that whomever posted it in the first place w/an email address and corporate information could have just as easily sent the same email that Tonioseven sent, gotten the reply, and have not bothered to stir up a hornets nest of rumor. But that's not nearly as fun as starting, spreading, and believing rumors, and putting it on others to email and "inundate" Hobby Lobby. ..."I saw it on the internet, it has to be true...".


I didn't mean for the post to stir up a hornets nest of rumors Zoom Zoom. I saw it posted and just wanted to ask if anyone else heard the same thing. I figured if anyone knew it would be the modelers on this board.
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