Do you do your stash shopping at your LNS, ONS, or both? Which do you like better? Why?
I do my stash shopping both at my LNS and several ONS also. Why shop a ONS when I have enormous LNS just about 25 minutes from where I live? (I used to live 15 minutes away.)
1. They don’t carry some of my very favorite designers.
2. They never, ever, have a sale! (Clearancing unsold junk doesn't count.)
3. They aren’t very friendly. This greatly diminishes the personal touch.
4. Except for some pre-cuts, the fabric is behind the counter. Everybody knows the #1 reason to go the LNS is to see, and touch. Yes, they'll put it out on the counter for you, but remember #3. On the other hand, they have nearly every fiber I use most, except for NPS and Gloriana, and they keep them nice and clean in tiny labeled bags.
My top 3 reasons for shopping on-line:
These top 3 reasons are also my downfall. LOL... I venture to say the bulk of my overwhelming stash was purchased on-line. That is not counting auctions and trading boards, etc. which have also greatly contributed to my addiction.