I went to my local craft shop yesterday morning to buy dye, I needed a certain colour, that I’d bought recently for Paul’s t-shirt, but when I got there and looked at the now sparse hooks the colour I wanted was not there. I asked the Sales Assistant, “Have you got rosewood red?” She came with me to the stand and looked at the Dylon fabric colour chart, next to the dyes, some were crossed out with a large felt pen, there was a space where it should have been, so it didn’t look hopeful, she said, “Let me look on our computer to see if we still sell that colour.”
I went with her back to the counter and watch as she looked on her screen, she said, “It has been discontinued, I’m sorry,” I was disappointed, as that colour was the perfect one that I needed, if I’d known then, It would have been the last time, I would have bought rosewood red, I’d have bought the last three.
The helpful Staff then said to me, “There is a small box downstairs I will go and look in that, there may be the colour that you want in it.” I replied, “OK,” She returned shortly and said, “Sadly the colour is not there,” I told her, “I will go back to the stand and choose another colour. I went and chose navy and my favourite colour smoke grey. I paid for them; they were £4.99 each.
As I was leaving, I said to the Sales Assistant, “I will ask my Husband to get the rosewood red for me, from Amazon,” She said, “OK.” And I said, “Goodbye” And left.
I did feel a bit bad, but when I got home, and told Paul, he replied, “The stores can only stock so much but on Amazon their stock is unlimited.”
I used to buy online when I did eBay, but I got a negative feedback with the words, “Great Ebayer,” That was enough for me to stop, for now my perfect feedback was tarnished.
I mainly shop at one store for gifts, clothes and miscellaneous, on the high street and I don’t do online shopping, if I do need something specific, then I ask Paul, I had used Amazon once this year and I will use them again very soon.
My Daughter Meghan uses online shopping ninety five percent of the time, and the good thing is most are free, easy returns, they arrive either on the same day or the next day, with the returns sticker inside; and there are lots of places now to drop them off or collect the parcels twenty four hours a day, this even includes my local Morrisons.