HOBBY LOBBY

HOBBY LOBBY

Post by michael c cos » Thu, 19 Dec 1996 04:00:00



         Has anybody heard of Hobby Lobby? There is a a new hobby  
         store going up in town and I just wanted to know if they
         would have a good selection of rocket material.
         I live in Champaign,Illinios. Any info about this store would

         be welcomed.


         [ I CAME,I SAW,I LAUNCHED AND IT WAS GOOD ]

 
 
 

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Post by Jimi Miszt » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00


The Hobby Lobby's I have seen here in Colorado don't offer much in the
selection of rockets.  They do have Estes kits and some balsa/plywood
for building, but not much.  They have a fairly large paint section.
This store is more "artsy/craftsy" than anything.  They have a wide
range of products (for a wide range of "hobbies"), just not deep in any
specific area.  Maybe your store will be different.

Jimi Misztal


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Quote:

>         Has anybody heard of Hobby Lobby? There is a a new hobby  
>         store going up in town and I just wanted to know if they
>         would have a good selection of rocket material.
>         I live in Champaign,Illinios. Any info about this store would

>         be welcomed.


>         [ I CAME,I SAW,I LAUNCHED AND IT WAS GOOD ]


 
 
 

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Post by klf.. » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
> Has anybody heard of Hobby Lobby? There is a a new hobby  
> store going up in town and I just wanted to know if they
> would have a good selection of rocket material.
> I live in Champaign,Illinios. Any info about this store would
> be welcomed.

Compare Hobby Lobby to Michael's--a crafter's store with a hobby shop.
The chain started right here in Oklahoma City about 20 years ago and has
been going gang busters since--I'm glad its expanded all the way to
Illinois.  The corporation also owns (or was merged with) another locally
started chain of Christian Bookstore--Office Supply Stores called Mardels.
 The startup story is interesting but I do not feel qualified to tell it
well.  My best memory is of a hippy-like couple wanting to get out on
their own.  They lived in my neighborhood and my ex-wife knew the female
half of the couple.

To answer your question about selection, expect a good display of Estes (&
only Estes products) kits and the best selling motors.  To give you a
comparison, we have a retired casulty insurance agent in town who rented
two suburban offices side by side.  Lots of inter-connecting doors between
the insurance office and the pre***ly model rail-roading hobby shop.
Any thing you wanted re model rr was there or quickly obtrainable with two
resident experts (his wife became very involved on the hobby side).  He
recently retired, moved the hobby shop to a strip center (apparently owned
by the insurance co he sold for) and has Saturday seminars of rr and model
ship building, etc.  His selection of rocketry materials seems to be the
Estes start-up supplies for a retailer that haven't sold and the same
selection of motors as Hobby Lobby--I'm not into collecting antiques--I
may have missed some real values.  But I went once (for rocketry not rr),
and returned to Michaels and Hobby Lobby--mail order for the ***.

In short Hobby Lobby is to a Hobby Store like the MegaMart supermarket
(with a broad selection of only a few brands handily packaged) is to my
great-grandfather's neighborhood grocery that bought in bulk and locally
whenever possible, but only in season.

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Sinde » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>          Has anybody heard of Hobby Lobby? There is a a new hobby  
>          store going up in town and I just wanted to know if they
>          would have a good selection of rocket material.
>          I live in Champaign,Illinios. Any info about this store would

>          be welcomed.


>          [ I CAME,I SAW,I LAUNCHED AND IT WAS GOOD ]

The only Hobby Lobby I know of is a large mailorder house that advertises
in the RC Modeler magazine.  I don't recall that they offered much in the
way of rocketry materials....

Bill Sindel

 
 
 

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Post by Joe Magginni » Tue, 24 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> The Hobby Lobby's I have seen here in Colorado don't offer much in the
> selection of rockets.  They do have Estes kits and some balsa/plywood
> for building, but not much.  They have a fairly large paint section.
> This store is more "artsy/craftsy" than anything.  They have a wide
> range of products (for a wide range of "hobbies"), just not deep in any
> specific area.  Maybe your store will be different.

> Jimi Misztal


> writes:

> >         Has anybody heard of Hobby Lobby? There is a a new hobby
> >         store going up in town and I just wanted to know if they
> >         would have a good selection of rocket material.
> >         I live in Champaign,Illinios. Any info about this store would

> >         be welcomed.


> >         [ I CAME,I SAW,I LAUNCHED AND IT WAS GOOD ]

Here in Monroe, LA the HOBBY LOBBY has one shelf of just rocket
supplies.
Just checked the store on 12-20-96 and was suprised to see the new Estes
lines and at 'fair prices'.
 
 
 

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Post by Mike Form » Wed, 25 Dec 1996 04:00:00


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> >         Has anybody heard of Hobby Lobby? There is a a new hobby  
> >         store going up in town and I just wanted to know if they
> >         would have a good selection of rocket material.
> >         I live in Champaign,Illinios. Any info about this store would

> >         be welcomed.


> >         [ I CAME,I SAW,I LAUNCHED AND IT WAS GOOD ]

> There is a Hobby lobby in Nashville Tennessee. I was there last
> monday. They do not carry any rocket supplies at all. They mostley
> carry RC Airplane stuff made by Groupner.

Our Hobby Lobby here in Topeka, KS has a fair stash of Estes rockets. They
recently cut it back some. They offer periodic discounts of up to 30% off
starter kits, and aren't too bad on engine selection. If they have rocket
in stock you want it'll be $1 to $2 cheaper than the little guys.

Mike

 
 
 

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Post by ge.. » Thu, 26 Dec 1996 04:00:00




Quote:

>         Has anybody heard of Hobby Lobby? There is a a new hobby  
>         store going up in town and I just wanted to know if they
>         would have a good selection of rocket material.
>         I live in Champaign,Illinios. Any info about this store would

>         be welcomed.


>         [ I CAME,I SAW,I LAUNCHED AND IT WAS GOOD ]

There is a Hobby lobby in Nashville Tennessee. I was there last
monday. They do not carry any rocket supplies at all. They mostley
carry RC Airplane stuff made by Groupner.
 
 
 

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Post by Mark Jilson - Located in beautiful Waver » Fri, 27 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Hobby Lobby in Colorado Springs, Colorado carried a lot of Estes and
supplies.
The manager of the north store was also a good supporter of COSROCS.  I
believe they have some discretionary $$$ to use in the community and the
store
manager would give us ~$150 per year in gift certificates for Pikes Peak or
Blast
contest.  It wouldn't hurt to put together a rocket building program and
hold it
at the store.  They would be glad to have you and may even end up
providing
a local club some sponsorship.

--
Jilly   - Working from Home in the Chemung River Valley - Waverly, NY


 
 
 

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Post by Jim Clear » Sat, 28 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>          Has anybody heard of Hobby Lobby? There is a a new hobby
>          store going up in town and I just wanted to know if they
>          would have a good selection of rocket material.
>          I live in Champaign,Illinios. Any info about this store would

>          be welcomed.


>          [ I CAME,I SAW,I LAUNCHED AND IT WAS GOOD ]

--
Michael,
HOBBY LOBBY was a big name in Mial Order R/C planes when I was flying
them about 20 years ago, I never heard of them having a shop or
showroom, but that is the trend these days. Good quality stuff at good
prices, but get the catalouge(?) to see what kinds of rocket kits and
motors are available. Enjoy the launches at what used to be Chanute AFB
this summer.
                        Jim C.
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