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  1. #1
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    Default My Trip to TSC

    well, where shall I start. Figured I'd get a head start on the things I want to buy for Xmas, so - on my way back from that big box hardware store (the preppy one) I stopped by...

    Soooo, first, I am in awe! PONIES!! HORSES!!! Schleich company figurines, those are sooooo coool. Right next to the tractor toys, like my cousin used to have! We spend HOURS playing with those.

    Then I walked back to the horse section.
    Well, it was to be expected western geared, but all the good stuff was there! and the smell of LEATHER!!!

    The I spend a good amount of time looking at the saddle pads, doing research for my mom: she weaves and she was wanting to look at some examples to learn how they are made (actually easy).
    Then I browsed some more, bought a ring for my dad so the old cheapskate can fix his cooler. the strap.

    Then I browsed some more, burriing my hands deep DEEP in my pocket. ^_^
    Considered buying one or both Breyer ornaments...

    Grabbed something for the cats (and no, they didn't look at it, not one time!)

    then stopped again at the toy shelf - I loff those Schleich figurines!! Discovered knights and fairies (one of those had actually a brush in her hand! barn Fairy!! )

    And little sets with riders: blanket, saddle, halter and bridle, cowboy dude and English girl...so I had to scan the horses again to see which of the 3 would ride what horse. But - for now - I did not fall to temptation...But I think I might have to reconsider...

    So, I finally check out...
    "what's your zip code?"
    "drei, sechs... oops, sorry, 36...."

    Oh well, sirens going off...maybe we won't blow away today...
    Gonna have to check the couch, I think I really do need to buy a farm!
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    Oh, I forgot, saw this planner there, too....

    I thought that term was trademarked my you-know-who...

    http://www.savvysystems.ca/
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    alagirl- those little schlect figurines are the first thing my kids run to when we go to TSC... they ditch me as soon as we hit the door and run STRAIGHT to the stand and each pick one out to carry around the store. Needless to say they are frequently birthday and christmas presents at our house. on the way out I have to drag them away from the little tiny john deer tractor toys.
    If i'm posting on Coth, it's either raining so I can't ride or it's night time and I can't sleep.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Catersun View Post
    alagirl- those little schlect figurines are the first thing my kids run to when we go to TSC... they ditch me as soon as we hit the door and run STRAIGHT to the stand and each pick one out to carry around the store. Needless to say they are frequently birthday and christmas presents at our house. on the way out I have to drag them away from the little tiny john deer tractor toys.
    I was sooooo tempted to set up a panorama: JD tractors, Schleich figurines....

    I got so wrapped up in it I was talking German to the check out guy!
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    I always have a grand time at the TSC! I think they do have something for everyone. I was out with my dad one day and asked him to stop there so I could pick up some horse thing. Well, I wandered off to do my thing and eventually caught up my dad. He was in thrall over the car/garage/ hardware stuff. If I go with my friends or sister, we all have a good time looking at animal stuff, magazines, and clothes. Yes, TSC clothes! And not one of us walks out without at least looking and ohh'ing and ahhh'ing over those little Schliess animals. Yes, I have a collection on my desk at work and people do come over and play with them. I have bought Christmas presents for friends and family there. I know some people have had less than stellar experiences at their local TSC, but mine rocks!

    Oh, and don't think about stopping in there around Easter! Chicks, ducklings, and bunnies, oh my!
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    I think I will have to go back for jeans!
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    It is still sort of a "box" store, but ours has a lot of leeway in what they stock. We get socks. LOTS of socks. Winter underwear and coveralls. DD bought an Aussie style raincoat that my DD liked so much he got her one for Xmas. We buy rubber boots and cold weather gear. Come summer it's jeans and tshirts. And more socks. They sell really cute outdoor furniture, peeled log adirondack chairs, and had a two seater that I wanted so bad - but we already have lots of plastic chairs and the horse head glider we got the first year we were here (crappy varnish job though). And of course feed and fencing supplies and stuff.

    I've always managed to steer clear of the figurines LOL!.

    I like the TSC's box store hours even if I understand that having Sunday as a day of rest is very important for many folks. There's no day of rest for breakage.
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    well, the box factor can be good, too.

    We had a store in the area, really nice, newly built Purine place.

    One time I went in and there was maybe one or 2 sacks of dog food in the whole shelf, the rest wasn't stocked any better...shortly after they went out of business...I think it's either a check cashing place or a nail salon now....

    TSC here is next door to walmart...
    I think they ran a nail salon out to open there
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    LOVE the Schleich figurines. They sell them at my local feed store, too. My son is completely uninterested, but I have a few.
    Click here before you buy.



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    We have a TSC just down the street from us. My Granddaughter loves the Schleich horses, my grandson likes the wild animals



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    I still have a mineral block in my car that I bought there weeks ago. My favorite part is all the good candy they have at the checkout.

    I was hoping they had the JD tee shirt in an adult size that said:
    "There will be mud"
    Now we all know we need one, don't we.



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    "I was sooooo tempted to set up a panorama: JD tractors, Schleich figurines"

    if you do, please share pics



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    Quote Originally Posted by HPFarmette View Post
    "I was sooooo tempted to set up a panorama: JD tractors, Schleich figurines"

    if you do, please share pics
    mug shots?
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    Your TSC must be MUCH better than mine. Nothing is ever stocked in the horse section; whole shelves are bare. Want a bucket holder? Forget it. DMSO? forget it. Now if you want any of the Grand Meadows products (Grand Coat, etc.) they have them...but they're all expired and still on the shelf after I've told them several times.

    I buy dog food there. Nothing else.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 3dogfarm View Post

    I was hoping they had the JD tee shirt in an adult size that said:
    "There will be mud"
    Now we all know we need one, don't we.
    My JD tee shirt says
    "Will trade husband for tractor"
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkdiamondracing View Post
    My JD tee shirt says
    "Will trade husband for tractor"
    Any offers yet?

    (right, like any gal would part with the tractor for a guy!)

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    TSC is only 5 miles from my house, dangerous combo! Don't know how I lived without them. Ours recently made some of the aisles narrower so that they could fit even more goodies. About the only store that I can get the hubby to go to without any whining.
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    TSC next to a Wally World?? Sounds like my idea of heaven!!!
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