Nordic Needle Sale

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Nordic Needle Sale

by Serinde » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:54 pm

Don't know if you know, particularly you folks in the US, but Nordic Needle is closing down its store in Fargo. Have no idea if they intend to retain an online presence, but in the meantime, there are some pretty astonishing offers.

For those of us on this side of the Atlantic, however, I suspect that the postage really is prohibitive unless you are buying a lot. (Or at least I think so...) However, downloadable designs are a good price.
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Re: Nordic Needle Sale

by Allyn » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:31 am

Wow, really? That is news. They have quite a large store, and I gotta believe they do more online business than at the store. Retail space is expensive. I looked in their website and didn't see any mention of it.
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Re: Nordic Needle Sale

by Serinde » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:19 am

See here. It's the topic of a lot of sadness on various sites, like Needle 'n' Thread and (who knew!) Reddit.
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Re: Nordic Needle Sale

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:21 am

Not just the postage, but the import duties :-( - a few bad experiences with that have put me off from buying abroad
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Re: Nordic Needle Sale

by poppy » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:50 pm

Thank you for posting Serinde. :D

It is sad to see shops closing down, especially good ones...

The article states that young people have now nor the time or inclination to pick up our craft. It makes me think that, at the moment, there is a trend of "living in the moment" "being in a flow", as many magazines specializes in well being.
For me, Cross Stitch is my way to "be in a state of flow" ( except when I am frogging! :tantrum: )

Mabel Figworthy wrote:Not just the postage, but the import duties - a few bad experiences with that have put me off from buying abroad

My DH bought me some special sock needles from the US for my Birthday (5 Double Pointed Needles). They were even more special, when the postman asked for £15 for them to be delivered!!!!
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Re: Nordic Needle Sale

by rcperryls » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:08 pm

Oh no. I hope the website stays open, though after reading the article I'm not sure. After 123Stitch, it is the website that I check out when I'm looking for specific items (or window shopping or web surfing?). They have always provided good value and great customer service. It is always sad when any LNS closes. I admit I like online shopping, but miss the time wandering around my LNS, chatting with the owner(s) and getting advice and suggestions.

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