Hummel to go out of business

Hummel to go out of business

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hummels

Syracuse, NY

#1 Mar 17, 2011
soon to be announced I heard. Big meeting was held
junior

Worcester, MA

#2 Mar 17, 2011
Yea right
Herkimer Jerkimer

United States

#3 Mar 17, 2011
Yep, getting bought out by a big box company based in Woburn, Mass area....

Mason somebody is buying them up.
Mohawk Valley Insider

Newport, NY

#4 Mar 18, 2011
I know the Hummels personally. Trust me, they have NO INTENTION of selling their business. They have worked too hard building it for the past 70+ years. Besides, Chip's kids are in the business now.
save money

Newport, NY

#5 Mar 18, 2011
if you want to shop local and make the rich richer and pay much more go to Hummel's. If you are not loyal to the MV and want to save money shop at www.Quill.com
Mohawk Valley Insider

Newport, NY

#6 Mar 18, 2011
save money....why would you advertise for a non-local business on here?

Besides, Hummel's actually services some banks, colleges, and hospitals locally. If QUILL is so much cheaper, why don't those organizations move their business over there?

Not to mention that QUILL has given NOTHING back to the Mohawk Valley over the years, and I know that many of the employees and ownership at Hummel's are very involved in local charities.
Junior

Albany, NY

#7 Mar 18, 2011
Sad day they sell
Go For Price

New York, NY

#8 Mar 18, 2011
Mohawk Valley Insider wrote:
save money....why would you advertise for a non-local business on here?
Besides, Hummel's actually services some banks, colleges, and hospitals locally. If QUILL is so much cheaper, why don't those organizations move their business over there?
Not to mention that QUILL has given NOTHING back to the Mohawk Valley over the years, and I know that many of the employees and ownership at Hummel's are very involved in local charities.
Since I am charge of purchasing for the company I work for, I shop around to get deals...and I stopped using Hummel's about a year ago and started buying from Quill. They may not contribute to the local economy, but with everything on the rise now, small businesses need to save money wherever they can, and if that means shopping out of the area, then that's what we do.
point being

United States

#9 Mar 18, 2011
WB Mason has some great deals. Its not about supporting or not supporting local businesses. It's all about controlling costs if you actully have a business to run.
Mohawk Valley Insider

Newport, NY

#10 Mar 18, 2011
Go For Price....

I would suggest letting your Hummel's sales rep know that. Every time I have dealt with them, they have done everything they can to match or beat anyone's price.
Yes You Are Right

Utica, NY

#11 Mar 18, 2011
Mohawk Valley Insider wrote:
save money....why would you advertise for a non-local business on here?
Besides, Hummel's actually services some banks, colleges, and hospitals locally. If QUILL is so much cheaper, why don't those organizations move their business over there?
Not to mention that QUILL has given NOTHING back to the Mohawk Valley over the years, and I know that many of the employees and ownership at Hummel's are very involved in local charities.
Very simple, they negotiate their prices with those large groups to enable larger purchasing power. Every business would do the same thing. But the little guy pays the steep price.
dont matter

United States

#12 Mar 18, 2011
Mohawk Valley Insider wrote:
save money....why would you advertise for a non-local business on here?
Besides, Hummel's actually services some banks, colleges, and hospitals locally. If QUILL is so much cheaper, why don't those organizations move their business over there?
Not to mention that QUILL has given NOTHING back to the Mohawk Valley over the years, and I know that many of the employees and ownership at Hummel's are very involved in local charities.
Sad to say no matter what that shopping locally does not matter and who has the best price often does. I local shop because I don't want to wait for online orders, but other things like musical equipment and such you can't beat the vast supply online all over to choose from. And its hard to complete. if locals have merchandise for a fair price then I think people would shop, but I do agree that Hummels does have high prices for what they do and I am surprised that they are still going in business with the way the economy is and with the internet competition.
junior

Albany, NY

#13 Mar 18, 2011
Prices were fair
Mohawk Valley Insider

Newport, NY

#15 Mar 18, 2011
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. That is what this forum is for. I would end by saying this....

If everyone did a detailed analysis of their purchases and compared APPLES to APPLES, Hummel's can compete. If you are comparing waling into a retail store to checking online...that is not APPLES to APPLES. Each and every time I go to them, they have come through for me, and saved me money to boot. They have made me look VERY good to my boss.
thinking

Boonville, NY

#16 Mar 18, 2011
Mohawk Valley Insider wrote:
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. That is what this forum is for. I would end by saying this....
If everyone did a detailed analysis of their purchases and compared APPLES to APPLES, Hummel's can compete. If you are comparing waling into a retail store to checking online...that is not APPLES to APPLES. Each and every time I go to them, they have come through for me, and saved me money to boot. They have made me look VERY good to my boss.
Okay, if you have a large order, get it from where ever is cheaper & can help your company. If it's an emergency, call Hummel's they'll deliver for free that day or the next. Use whatever helps you. Hummel's gets rid of employees whenever they want for whatever reason they want. they are not "loyal" to the Mohawk Valley. We have people right here that need jobs. Some of their employees have worked for them for many years & they come into work one day & they're told they are finished with their employment. I'm not talking about just one person, I'm talking about several employees over several years thinking they have a job & working towards retiring & one day it's gone. And please tell us....What charity does Hummel's contribute to?
Jaw dropper

Syracuse, NY

#17 Mar 19, 2011
They contribute generously to their kids college funds.
Office Supply

Galeton, PA

#18 Mar 19, 2011
Then try village office supply
EXTREMe

San Jose, CA

#19 Mar 19, 2011
hummels is the best
Junior

United States

#20 Mar 20, 2011
Hope they dont sell
resident

Little Falls, NY

#21 Mar 21, 2011
When you support a local, locally owned business, you are actually looking out for your own best interests. It's OUR community, people. Do you want more empty storefronts? Do you understand what this will do to your business or job, not to mention the value of your home, or our schools, etc etc. Everything is connected. Think, people, please think!

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